n African Security Review - Contextualising the proliferation of small arms and light weapons in Nigeria's Niger Delta : local and global intersections : essay
|Article Title||Contextualising the proliferation of small arms and light weapons in Nigeria's Niger Delta : local and global intersections : essay|
|© Publisher:||UNISA Press|
|Journal||African Security Review|
|Publication Date||Jan 2006|
|Pages||108 - 114|
This essay explores the proliferation of small arms and light weapons (SALW) in Nigeria's oil-rich Delta. Its thesis is that the intersections which the global and local environment provide have fuelled the proliferation of SALW in the region. Since the conflict in the region is resource-driven, the global and local context for its resolution must be taken into account. Presently the situation in the region has assumed new dimensions, with the need for its resolution that the forefront of regional and national discourse.
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