Civil-Military Agonies in Nigeria: Pains of an Unaccomplished Transition

@article{Welch1995CivilMilitaryAI,
  title={Civil-Military Agonies in Nigeria: Pains of an Unaccomplished Transition},
  author={Claude Emerson Welch},
  journal={Armed Forces \& Society},
  year={1995},
  volume={21},
  pages={593 - 614}
}
  • C. Welch
  • Published 1 July 1995
  • Psychology
  • Armed Forces & Society
The armed forces of Nigeria, in power for nearly three-quarters of the country'sindependent history, show little willingness to return to the barracks. Even if civilian rulewere restored, deep-rooted beliefs and practices will ensure that officers continue to playmajor political roles. The aborted 1993 presidential elections(generally regarded as fair anddecisive, but won by a candidate disliked by senior army leaders) manifested seriouslingering obstacles to military disengagement from… Expand
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