Journal of Political Science and Development
International Journal of Political Science and Development
Vol. 3(5), pp. 199–206, May, 2015.
Nigeria At War With Herself -The Boko Haram Insurgency: Peace Restoration and Sustainable Development
Ukwuije, Chima B.
Department of Theatre Arts, Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, P. M. B. 1033, Owerri, Imo State – Nigeria.
Accepted 27 May 2015
Nigerians will say that the civil war ended in 1970, but it simply
marked the end of the three consecutive years of genocidal gun battle
between Nigeria and the Biafra. Ever since that war stopped, Nigeria has
constantly engaged herself in intra state war, appearing in different
nomenclature. This has affected economic activities, political
processes, administrative convenience, infrastructure development and
social life of the citizens. With this being the situation Nigeria is
facing, sustainable development is grossly hampered. The researcher,
through extensive consultation with relevant literature, tried to
identify reasons for the deterioration of peace in Nigeria and argued
that the problem of Nigerians is not beyond what we can handle. It only
requires Nigerians' concerted effort to meaningfully jaw-jaw so as to
proffer long lasting solutions to the persistent chaotic atmosphere
based on the general understanding that Nigeria is our own country which
we depend on each other for individual and collective survival. The
paper suggests that regionalism; ethnicity, religious dissimilarity and
so many other ill interpreted concepts should not be allowed to play
front role in our national discourse, so that landmark achievements can
be actualized, sustained and expanded.
This Article As:
Ukwuije CB (2015). Nigeria At War With Herself -The Boko Haram
Insurgency: Peace Restoration and Sustainable Development. Inter. J.
Polit. Sci. Develop. 3(5): 199-206