Journal of Political Science and Development
International Journal of Political Science and Development
Vol. 4(7), pp. 276–285, August, 2016.
A Review of Studies on Boko Haram Insurgency: Positions and Counter-Positions
Godwin C. Malasowe
The author is currently a PhD Student, Political Science & International Relations Department, University of Abuja, Nigeria. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted 31 August 2016
For upwards of
seven years now Nigeria has been under the pressure of Boko Haram
insurgency. In turn, this has elicited attention across the
international community, especially the scholarly world. In a bid to
proffer solution, research lights have been beamed on the group which
has resulted in a myriad of academic papers, research findings and more.
Yet, in spite of vigorous intellectual efforts to reach the roots of
this hydra-headed problem, the end to the fight against Boko Haram
insurgency does not appear to be in sight. This raises the curiosity as
to the effectuality of the studies so far carried out on Boko Haram and
to what degree those studies have helped in understanding the situation.
Thus, in manner most akin to a review and in a five-part piece, we look
at the various schools of thought that have emanated from intellectual
works on Boko Haram. We came to the conclusion that much as robust
studies have been made about the sect, there is yet more to be done.
Cite This Article As: Malasowe GC (2016). A Review of Studies on Boko Haram Insurgency: Positions and Counter-Positions. Inter. J. Polit. Sci. Develop. 4(7): 276-285