THE IMPACT OF BOKO-HARAM’S INSURGENCY AND VIOLENCE ON WOMEN IN NORTH-EASTERN NIGERIAAlabi Salihu Otubu, Adetunji Alamu Musibau Department Of Economics Kwara State College Of Education, Ilorin
Department Of Primary Education School Of Early Childhood And Primary Education,
Kwara State College Of Education, Ilorin
It is a well known fact that Nigeria as a country is facing different problems ranging from kidnapping, armed banditry, political assassinations, human trafficking etc. However, the most disturbing and even more dangerous problem is insurgency. Insurgency is a global phenomenon that impacts on lives and properties. Therefore, this paper attempts to examine the impacts of Boko Haram’s insurgency and violence on women in Northeastern Nigeria. The paper is anchored or explained better based on theoretical analysis. The problem of insurgency is virtually affecting all sectors of Nigeria, including security, education, economy, social political development, and more importantly its violence against the women-folk in Nigeria especially in North-Eastern part of the country. The paper posits that insurgency unleashes violence against women and remains a threat to safety of lives and properties of women. The study recommended that government should be proactive in dealing with security issues and violence through modern methods of intelligence gathering, training, and use of advanced technology. The paper also recommends that women in Nigeria should be given active roles to play in governance of this country.
Keywords: Insurgency, Women, Violence, Security, Threat .