RELIGIOUS FUNDAMENTALISM AND RESISTANCE: A STUDY OF BOKO HARAM MOVEMENT IN NIGERIA

Mohammed Lawan Bashayi

Abstract


This paper examines the political insurgency resulted from Islamic terrorism in the Borno State of Nigeria and its implication to the Socio- economic development. Available data on the level and discussion of insurgency in Nigeria reveal an increase over time. Which constitute serious threat to lives and properties, hinder business activities and discourage local and foreign investors, and retard socio- economic development in Borno. This rising wave of insurgency has not aborted but has assume a dangerous dimension which is threatening the cooperate existence of the country as one geographical entity.

Keywords


Insurgency terrorism Socio- economy, Boko Haram, Militancy, Jihad

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