Effects of Boko Haram Insurgency on the Socio-Economic and Political Development of Northeast Nigeria: A Critical Analysis

1Otu Eugene Chukwu, 2Mba Nnamdi Bartholomew, 3Chigbu Oliver Onyedikachi, 4

Iokaan Samuel Kuma 5Ngene Innocent Aja, 6Ugwuala Ugwunna Donald, 7Ukangwu Jane Uchechi&8Umahi Regina Chika

1, 2, 3,&4Department of Political Science, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria.

5Department of Political Science, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State, Nigeria.

6Department of Political Science, Clifford University, Owerrinta, Abia State, Nigeria

7Department of Economics, Clifford University, Owerrinta, Abia State, Nigeria

8Department of Business Management, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria.

Corresponding Author’s E-mail Address: eugene.otu@ebsu.edu.ng

Abstract

This study interrogates The Effects of Boko Haram Insurgency on the Socio-economic and Political Development of North East Nigeria: A Critical Analysis. The objectives of the study are: to ascertain the effects of book haram insurgency on the economic development of North East geo-political zone in Nigeria, to ascertain the effects of book haram insurgency on the political development of North East geopolitical zone of Nigeria and to proffer solution to the menace of book haram insurgency North East geopolitical zone of Nigeria. The researcher applied frustration-aggression theory and adopted qualitative research methodology. The researcher made the following findings, that the activities of Boko Haram Insurgents affected the economic development of North East geo-political zone in Nigeria, that the activities of Boko Haram insurgents affected the political development of North East Geo-political zone of Nigeria and that the activities of Boko Haram insurgents affected the social development of North East Geo-political zone of Nigeria. The researcher also made the following recommendations; Federal Government should seek external security support to clampdown on Boko Haram insurgents to return peace that will enhance the socio-political and economic growth of North East Geo-political zone of Nigeria, the sponsors of Boko Haram should be fetched and brought to justice and Federal Government should rebuild all that were destroyed in the North East including markets, houses, churches and mosques.

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