The extremist Islamic sect Boko Haram is now feared for its ability to mount both low-scale and audacious attacks in Nigeria. This study attempts a consensual explanation of the defects of Nigerian federalism to facilitate the emergence of Boko Haram terrorism. The study is descriptive and data was obtained from secondary sources. It was found that the insurgence is a manifestation of frustration on account of the national political, religious and economic systems. The paper concludes that Boko Haram insurgence is part of the cycles and trends of unrest in Nigeria; responding to the same broad families of national fixations as other forms of national-level conflict. The study proposes a restructuring of Nigeria’s federalism to surmount the inevitable agitations.
Ola, Temitope Peter
"Defective Federalism and the Emergence of Domestic Terrorism in Nigeria,"
International Journal of African Development: Vol. 4:
2, Article 8.
Available at: https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/ijad/vol4/iss2/8