AN INVESTIGATION ON DOMESTIC INSURRECTIONS AND ITS EFFECT ON THE CORPORATE EXISTENCE OF NIGERIA ( EDUCATION PROJECT TOPICS AND MATERIALS)
- BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY
Insurrection is described as a form of rebellion against the government of a place and this form of rebellion often involves aimed conflict. It exists inform of revolt, mutiny, uprising, civil disobedience and so on. Owing to one reason or the other, the factors which lead to insurrections are numerous, some of the factors include: change in government, mutual mistrust and fear, minority group fighting for recognition and or assumed share of the national cake and perceived discrimination by the government when it seems certain regions are ignored or side track.
In recent years, there has been a global surge in both the intensity and range of insurgencies and insurrections. Nigeria is one of the latest to be added to the growing lists of states affected by sectarian insurgencies. The US departments of state reported recently that of some 15 countries surveyed in 2011 for terrorism Nigeria ranked fifth. It also ranked 15th in kidnappings with 17thkidnapping is certainly under estimated. It is much higher. Since then, the tempo of terrorists attacks and kidnappings in Nigeria has certainly increased in northern Nigeria, Boko haram, the violent Islamic sect, has accepted responsibility for virtually all the terrorist attacks inflicted on the country. These increasing global insurgencies and terrorist acts are deeply rooted in the history of the various states affected. The book haram insurgency which first came to light in 2009 is a product of Nigeria colonial and violent post-colonial history. It presents Nigeria with its gravest domestic security challenge ever. There are fears that the insurgency could lead to the collapse and ultimate disintegration of the state. It has polarized the northern and southern parts of Nigeria as most of the victims of the BokoHaram insurgency are from the south.