BOKO HARAM INSURGENCY AND THE ROLE OF CSOS IN HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE IN BORNO STATE

Authors

  • Abinoam Abdu University of Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria
  • Babakura Bukar University of Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria

Keywords:

Boko Haram, Civil Society, Conflict, Humanitarian Assistance, Insurgency

Abstract

This study examines the efforts of some CSOs in providing assistance and support to a good number of people affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in Northeast Nigeria. The area of the study is Northeast Nigeria. The methodology of the study is desk review of available and accessible documentations such as journals, published books, published reports and so on. The study also interviews some staff of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) working in Northeast Nigeria. The Structural Conflict Theory and Frustration-Aggression Theory were used as the theoretical base of the study. The study reveals that large number of people affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in Northeast Nigeria are in dire need of humanitarian assistance. Some CSOs and NGOs are actively engaged in providing humanitarian assistance in Northeast Nigeria.  The study recommended that there is need for CSOs to continue giving assistance to the people affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in Northeast Nigeria.

Author Biographies

Abinoam Abdu, University of Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria

Research Fellow and a Doctoral Candidate at the Centre for Peace, Diplomatic and Development Studies (CPDDS), University of Maiduguri

Babakura Bukar, University of Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria

PhD Candidate at the Centre for Peace, Diplomatic and Development Studies (CPDDS), University of Maiduguri

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Published

2023-12-26

How to Cite

Abdu, A., & Bukar, B. (2023). BOKO HARAM INSURGENCY AND THE ROLE OF CSOS IN HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE IN BORNO STATE. Journal of Political Discourse, 1(4B), 63–73. Retrieved from https://jopd.com.ng/index.php/jopdz/article/view/68