n African Renaissance - Perspectives on Nigeria's security challenges : the Niger Delta militancy and Boko Haram insurgency compared

Volume 9, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1744-2532
  • E-ISSN: 2516-5305


The thrust of this paper is that the discourse on the recent security challenges that confront Nigeria, symbolized hitherto by the Niger Delta crisis and more recently by that of Boko Haram has been characterized by the problematic of conceptual ambiguity. The paper compares the two phenomena and argues that the ambiguity undermines the ability to understand them and the deployment of the appropriate responses to the problem.

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