extremism92Jesutimilehin O. Akamo
(Postgraduate Student at Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 28 February 2021

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS)


Without an effective form of prevention, deterrence, or clear demonstration of disapproval, Nigeria risks a total collapse of its security architecture, especially in the north. Compensations and appeasement approach to aggressors is at the centre of this. It contributes to the growing insecurity. Rather than solve, it encourages aggression and opens it up as a lucrative means to exploit government. Thus, the aggression is not only likely to continue, it invites other non-state aggressors and aids their membership growth. In addition to this, violent extremism is being encouraged... Read more