TERRORISM AND NIGERIAN FOREIGN POLICY
1.1. Background of the study
Terrorism is defined as calculated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against non combatant targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents, usually intended to influence an audience.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) also defines terrorism as “the unlawful use of force or violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives.”
The problem of terrorism and global security has become substantial points of contention in putting in place foreign policy of nations across the globe. Recent researches have revealed that such challenges as, social, economic, political and technological factors that
spin around the hub of global security matters have been seriously undermined by dangerous acts of terrorism. This is because terrorism in which ever from poses an alarming kind of violence and threat in the contemporary world, which constitutes great
hindrance to free flow relationship that exist amongst nations. In Nigeria for instance the cause of terrorism ranges from religious extremism, perceived oppression and nationalist separatist or ethnic considerations that no doubt have greatly impacted on
the Nigerian foreign policy. The secure position of a state with oil Niger Delta, the impact of terrorism and global security on Nigerian foreign policy measures to combat terrorism and enhance global security.