Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Year: 2018
Volume: 13
Issue: 6 SI
Page No. 5328 - 5333

Historical Overview of Terrorism and its Effect on the Nigerian Economy in the 21st Century

Authors : Salihu Ibrahim and Ahmad Zaharuddin Sani Ahmad Sabri

Abstract: Terrorist activities have become almost daily event in Nigerian society these recent years. Bombings, gunfire and kidnapping have left our society with monumental destruction of lives and property. Thus, movements of peoples and goods across the country have become difficult and in some cases even dangerous. These follows from the actions of terrorist organizations such as: Boko Haram in Northern and Central Nigerian states, the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND) in the South-Eastern Nigeria and the Oodua People Congress (OPC) in Western Nigerian area. Terrorism which is an action that creates not only terror but also destroys life and property is closely related with kidnapping of people both of which are serious security problems. In an attempt by government to tackle the situation, many questions are begging for answer. This study therefore, seeks to make an overview of the history of terrorism in Nigeria. The study further explore the impacts of terrorism on the socio-economic atmosphere of the Nigeria economy and finally, suggestions are made on the strategies for addressing the challenges towards rapid overcoming of the situation and transformation of Nigeria.

How to cite this article:

Salihu Ibrahim and Ahmad Zaharuddin Sani Ahmad Sabri, 2018. Historical Overview of Terrorism and its Effect on the Nigerian Economy in the 21st Century. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 13: 5328-5333.

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