Nigeria

Is the African Giant Drowning but not Waving? – Exploring a Coordinated Approach to the Nigerian Security Challenges

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Nigeria, Africa's most populous country, has been enmeshed in various levels of violent conflicts since the advent of its new democratic dispensation in 1999. Nigeria's internal security challenges have become more complex. While some of the old security threats have remained or even assumed worrisome dimensions, new ones have emerged. Cross border crime, especially the movement of arms, drug and human trafficking, piracy and oil bunkering in the gulf of guinea, kidnapping, and nomadic/farmer conflicts, betrays Nigeria's capacity to guarantee the security of its borders and peoples.