Youth unemployment and armed insurrection in post-military Nigeria: the contending issues

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Babalola, D. and Ayuba, C. 2015. Youth unemployment and armed insurrection in post-military Nigeria: the contending issues. The Journal of Social, Political and Economic Studies . 40 (3), p. 263–288.
AuthorsBabalola, D. and Ayuba, C.
Abstract

This article provides an overview of the internal conflicts within Nigeria, doing so primarily through explaining the role of Nigeria’s youth in either igniting or sustaining the types of insurgency that have plagued the country in the post-military era. In pursuing this, the paper focuses on the activities of the Niger Delta militants, which dominated the start of the current democratic dispensation, and those of the Boko Haram insurgents in the north. The paper suggests socio-economic empowerment of the youths as an antidote to youth unemployment, and, by extension, as a way to avert future armed insurrection and other forms of violent conflicts that have become synonymous with Nigerian youths.

KeywordsInsurrection; Niger Delta; Boko Haram; Nigerian youth; Violence; Frustration
Year2015
JournalThe Journal of Social, Political and Economic Studies
Journal citation40 (3), p. 263–288
PublisherThe Council for Social and Economic Studies
ISSN0193-5941
Official URLhttp://www.jspes.org/fall2015_babalola.html
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Deposited07 May 2020
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