Insurgency in Nigeria: A Comparative Study of Niger Delta and Boko Haram Uprisings

@article{Aghedo2015InsurgencyIN,
  title={Insurgency in Nigeria: A Comparative Study of Niger Delta and Boko Haram Uprisings},
  author={Iro Aghedo and O. Osumah},
  journal={Journal of Asian and African Studies},
  year={2015},
  volume={50},
  pages={208 - 222}
}
The Niger Delta militancy and Boko Haram insurgency pose the greatest security threat to Nigeria since the end of the civil war in 1970. This article places both rebellions in comparative perspective. It argues that, though spatially and ideologically differentiated, both insurgencies are products of the dysfunctional character of the Nigerian state. Owing to poor governance, the state relies essentially on repression and the military option in managing challenges to its legitimacy, leading to… Expand
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