Combating Terrorism: Approximating the Operational and Intelligence Vulnerability of The Nigerian Police Force, 1999-2010

Nwanolue B.O.G, FRHD, Victor Chidubem Iwuoha

Abstract


Variously, tangible efforts have been invested by the Nigerian Police towards combating internal terrorism. Yet, adequate security of lives and properties has remained elusive. This study adopts qualitative descriptive mechanism. We argue that the Nigerian Police has not been able to effectively guarantee the security of lives and properties of Nigerians. Major institutional, operational and intelligence limitations are at the root of the security crisis in Nigeria. On these grounds, we submit therefore, that the government should fundamentally equip the Police Force, and provide intelligence architectures, so as to better reposition the Force towards effective securitization.

Keywords: Police, Security, Intelligence, Arms Tracking, Terrorism, Bombs, Corruption, Conflicts


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