Terrorism and Boko Haram: A Reconsideration of Impacts on World Peace

Apenda, Isaac Tersoo, Tough, Benjamin Terzungwe


While it is a fact that terrorism dates back to centuries and most of it was not studied critically, it may be considered too dangerious to assume that posture espcially in the wake of the 1990s and espcially after the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon in New York. Before then, most terrorism occurred away from the African continent and most scholars considered acts of terrorism as alien to the peoples culture, ideologies and believes. However, the wave of globalisation has berth terrorism on the African coast where countries like Somalia, Kenya and Nigeria etc have been infested and this has earned them various cliches like 'axis   of death'. In reconsiderating the impacts of Boko Haram on world peace, the study attempted a defintion of the concept of terrorism, a general overview of  terrorism around the world while zero-in on current issues of Boko Haram terrorism in Nigeria. In the final analysis, the study brings to the fore, the social/phychological, political and economic impacts of Boko Haram terrorism on world peace. It has been concluded that terrorism will continue to be a pain in the back of  world peace not only because it has proven to be a successful tool for those who believe in it but also because, belivers in acts of terror are convinced that they are tolling the paths of honor. To curb this, nations of the world must melt into bilateral and multilateral understanding and synergy against it especially now that chemical terrorism is imminent.

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