WAR AND CONQUEST WITHOUT WEAPONS: Tactics and Strategies of Scorching the Phenomenon of Boko Haram in Nigeria by Otoabasi AkpanWAR AND CONQUEST WITHOUT WEAPONS: Tactics and Strategies of Scorching the Phenomenon of Boko Haram in Nigeria by Otoabasi Akpan

WAR AND CONQUEST WITHOUT WEAPONS: Tactics and Strategies of Scorching the Phenomenon of Boko Haram…

byOtoabasi Akpan

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The Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria should be seen as both a phenomenon and as an activity. As a phenomenon it should be seen as expressions of injustice and de-development in Nigeria and as an activity it should be seen as expressions of violence and destruction to satisfy orgiastic aspirations, especially in some northern parts of Nigeria. Again, as a phenomenon, the coverage of Boko Haram is the entire Nigeria while as an activity it has turned northern Nigeria into one boiling cauldron with fear being personalized while insecurity lurks in the streets. With Boko Haram, the sword of Damocles now hangs on every head, especially in the northern region. This deadly scenario provokes soul-searching questions: Why is Nigeria constantly enmeshed in deadly conflicts? What conditions fertilize social violence in our societies? What were the warning signals or accumulation of combustible materials that were ignored? What conditions could engender peace and security in a plural society like ours? Are the violence entrepreneurs engaging Nigeria in conversation or are they determined to crack its history? Is Nigeria sitting on a keg of gunpowder? Are Nigerian youths dissatisfied with the political economy of Nigeria? Is the aggression of the Boko Haram a product of frustration, religious messianism or terrorism? How can the swords of Damocles in Nigeria be turned into ploughshares? And how can the phenomenon of Boko Haram in Nigeria and its activities in some parts of Northern Nigeria be stopped? These are some of the questions which the book tries to provide answers for.

Otoabasi Akpan holds a B.A (History) from the University of Calabar, Calabar, M.A ( History of Ideas) from the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, M.Sc (International Relations and Strategic Studies) from the University of Jos, Jos and Ph.D in Diplomatic Studies from the University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt. He is currently a senior le...
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Title:WAR AND CONQUEST WITHOUT WEAPONS: Tactics and Strategies of Scorching the Phenomenon of Boko Haram…Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:136 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.32 inShipping dimensions:9.21 × 6.14 × 0.32 inPublished:November 17, 2013Publisher:Adonis & Abbey PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1909112348

ISBN - 13:9781909112346

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Table of Contents

CHAPTER ONE: Nigeria and its Security Dilemma  Explaining the Causes of the Crisis of Post-Coloniality  in Nigeria

Conflict and Crisis as Facilitators of Active Peace and  Perfect Security in Nigeria

National Security: Conceptual Analysis

Selected Sources of Security Challenges in Nigeria

CHAPTER TWO: The Boko Haram Phenomenon  Historical Parallels to the Understanding of the  Phenomenon of Boko Haram in Northern Nigeria

Boko Haram and the Tag of Terrorism

CHAPTER THREE  Tackling the Phenomenon of Boko Haram in Nigeria

CHAPTER FOUR  Summary and Conclusion

Appendix A  Frontier States and Local Government Councils  (LGCs in Nigeria)