Boko Haram: The Socio-Economic Drivers by Ojochenemi J. David, Lucky E. Asuelime, Hakeem Onapajo

By Ojochenemi J. David, Lucky E. Asuelime, Hakeem Onapajo

This booklet investigates the socio-economic determinants of the emergence and endurance of Boko Haram terrorism in Nigeria. considering the fact that 2009, Boko Haram maintains to seize mainstream information headlines, in addition to the mind's eye of aspiring younger Salafi-jihadists all over the world who aid the idea of a thorough Islamist socio-political process. through supplying a vital evaluate of the literature on Boko Haram and bridging learn and present occasions, the authors hide a large spectrum of subject matters and recommend correct guidelines for addressing the matter of Boko Haram terrorism. WhileBoko Haram’s motivations are ostensibly non secular, the first concentration is on socio-economic inequality as one of many major elements that predispose the disenchanted, poverty-driven and jobless population within the northern areas of Nigeria to take in fingers opposed to the nation. The insights provided during this e-book may help researchers and policy-makers alike to appreciate the emergence of in the neighborhood concentrated terrorist teams and insurgencies.

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46–61) identified four waves of modern terrorism in a linear form, namely the Anarchist wave, the Anti-colonial wave, New Left Wave, and Religious wave. He dubbed the “first wave” as the anarchist wave and ties its motivation to the failure of democratic reform agendas across Europe during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He argues that anarchists attempted the abolishment of the government. Its fundamental tactics were more of individual terrorism and were primarily characterized by the assassination of key government officials as redolent of the assassination of Alexander II in 1881 in Russia.

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