The War Against Terrorism: Examining Nigeria’s Legal and Political Responses to Boko Haram Terrorists

  • Aisha Ambah
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  • Aisha Ambah

    Pursued LL.M. from the Leeds Law School, Leeds Beckett University, UK

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The war against terrorism is an international war to defeat terrorist organizations in every corner of the globe. Countries like Nigeria that is unfortunate to find itself as a base for a terrorist group such as Boko Haram has the primary responsibility to initiate and implement counter-terrorism measures to defeat the terrorists. However, Boko Haram terrorists have survived and persisted in their murderous attacks for over a decade, despite the efforts of the Nigerian government to eliminate their existence. This article critically examines Nigeria’s legal and political responses to combating Boko Haram terrorists. This article submits that the responses have not materialized in the defeat of the terrorists because of systemic failures. From a multi-dimensional approach, this article offers recommendations toward defeating Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 2, Page 1034 - 1048


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