Terrorism: The Leading Cause of Rising Displacement of Persons in Nigeria

  • Juliana Hussaina Dauda Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, Niger State, Nigeria


The history of terrorism is not new in Nigeria but for the dimension it takes. Today, insurgencies all over the country have taken over especially the north eastern part of Nigeria. The increasing spread of terrorist activities of the Jama’atu Ahlussunnah lid-da ‘wati wal jihad popularly referred to as Boko Haram has posed a great social and socio-economic security threat to Nigeria and its citizens. Many surviving Nigerian citizen live in fear because of the terrorist insurgent activities while its members continue to unleash destruction of human lives and communities leading to the victim’s dislocation/displacement. Families have been separated through either death or dislocation. Parents have been separated from their loved ones by abduction and children have been left orphans and unaccompanied in the various camps to which they are located. Although both Federal and State governments are making efforts to return victims of terrorism to their homes of origin, the effort has not been without challenges on the entire populace of Nigeria.

Keywords: Displacement, Internally Displaced Persons, Insurgency, Security, Terrorism

How to Cite
DAUDA, Juliana Hussaina. Terrorism: The Leading Cause of Rising Displacement of Persons in Nigeria. KIU Journal of Social Sciences, [S.l.], v. 8, n. 4, p. 119-130, jan. 2023. ISSN 2519-0474. Available at: <https://kampalajournals.ac.ug/ojs/index.php/kiujoss/article/view/1546>. Date accessed: 03 feb. 2023. doi: https://doi.org/10.58709/kiujss.v8i4.1546.119-130.