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Terrorism has become a global phenomenon, a serious threat to global peace and security. No nation can thrive without peace. Security determines the level of economic growth, development and socio- political well-being of every society. Global War on Terror: The Nigerian Dimension deals extensively with international terrorism and the state of insecurity in Nigeria, focusing mainly on terrorism and the inadequacies of the Nigerian security agencies in combating this challenge.
In the last decade, Nigeria has risen to become one of the most active operational theatre of global Islamist Jihad and the epicenter of numerous homegrown security challenges in the West Africa sub region. This book undertakes an inept study of the origins of radicalisation and terrorism, using plausible research methods to underscore the ideological connection between the Nigerian war against homegrown terror and the ongoing global Islamist jihad. It also proffered practical field proven far-reaching solutions and guide for decision-makers and security agencies on how to deal with evolving 21st Century security threats where the enemy now resides within.
Nothing can be more counterproductive in the fight against terror than an ill-prepared, ill-equipped and ill-informed population. This book also exposes and highlights how Nigeria was caught totally unprepared for an unconventional war with cold-blooded killers who draw inspiration from deeply imbedded dissonance of local politics, perceived structural injustice, sectarianism and a heretical radical Islamist ideology. It also dealt with a critical aspect of terrorism that is often overlooked by countries confronting the menace, and that is, the impact of the belligerent rogue states who provide ideological and operational support for terrorist organisations around the world including here in Nigeria. The book ends by excogitating potential early warning signs and future lines of conflict and how to counter them. It is without question a compendium on terrorism and therefore, a must read.