Factors Contributing to the Reduction of Violence Related to the Boko – Haram Insurgency in Northern Nigeria.

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Project Title: Factors Contributing to the Reduction of Violence Related to the Boko – Haram Insurgency in Northern Nigeria.
Author: Mr. Azeez Taofeek
Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tatree Nontasak
Degree: Master of Arts
Major: Peace Studies and Diplomacy
Faculty: Graduate Schools
Academic year: 2018

Citation

Azeez Taofeek. (2018). Independence Study Title: Factors Contributing to the Reduction of Violence Related to the Boko – Haram Insurgency in Northern Nigeria.. (Independent study, Master of Peace Studies and Diplomacy). Bangkok: Siam University.

 


Abstract

This research paper examined the factors contributing to the reduction of violence related to Boko – Haram insurgency in northern Nigeria. It served as a principle for achieving peace, and a framework or guideline for further research with respect to the significant impact human right plays in peace building.

The policy change and conflict resolution are undeniably relevant to the wellbeing of any society. As such the liberty and security of persons depend on the preeminent policy that ensures a peaceful state of mind that further reflects in the daily lives of people.

Using a qualitative approach, which included expert interviews (religion leaders, victims of the insurgency, media professionals, experience military personnel, etc.) and documentary research, the findings revealed that some new policy put in place by the government was ever ready to stop the Boko – Haram insurgency. These aggravated tension’s development and restored peace to the region.

The researcher contended that the Nigeria government needs to employ non – violent means of conflict resolution. If the government is serious about bettering the lives of the Northern Nigeria people, there is an urgent need for structures and institutions, infrastructures and forums that encourage dialogue, transparency and understanding which will further serve as tools for maintaining and sustaining peace in the region.

Keywords: Boko – Haram insurgency, conflict resolution, amnesty, policy change, peace, Northern Nigeria.


Factors Contributing to the Reduction of Violence Related to the Boko – Haram Insurgency in Northern Nigeria.

Master of Arts in Peace Studies and Diplomacy, Siam University, Bangkok, Thailand

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