International Journal of Innovative Social Sciences & Humanities Research 3(1):14-23, Jan-Mar. 2015(ISSN: 2354-2926)



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A RELIGIOUS TERRORIST GROUP’S WAR ECONOMY: STRATEGIES TO DISLOCATE THE FINANCIAL POWER OF BOKO HARAM IN NIGERIA


CHARLES, Alfred
Department of Political Science and Administration,
Babcock University, Ogun-State, Nigeria
Email:twonbrass@gamil.com. 07060694033.

ABSTRACT
No war or severe conflict of any sort can survive without a war/conflict economy. Long-drawn-out religious and other conflicts in Nigeria are becoming the norm rather than the exception. The study principally focused on the current Boko Haram terrorist group that has caused and is still causing considerable destructions of lives and properties in the country. This study broadly identifies the major sources of the war economy of Boko Haram. It suggested that the issues of bad governance, systemic corruption must be addressed vigorously and transparently and the international community should help to upgrade the Nigerian informal and formal banking systems so that all cash dealings in both sectors including cash transfers from overseas to Nigerians and others will be sufficiently scrutinized.
Key Words: Economy, Insurgency, Boko-Haram, Religion, War and Terrorism