Contemporary Studies in Social Sciences

Volume 2 - Issue 1 (7) | PP: 84 - 93 Language : English

Terrorism, Insecurity and Youth Criminality in Nigeria: A Critical View from A Criminological Lens

Egbo, Ken Amaechi ,
Akan, Kevin Akpanke
Received Date Revised Date Accepted Date Publication Date
31/7/2023 10/12/2023 1/1/2024 4/6/2024
Objectives: Terrorism is a global social problem that is presently receiving overwhelming attention and concern from all corners. The government, researchers, policymakers, Non-Governmental affected by the effect of this cankerworm. If left to thrive, it might drag the world into oblivion. This study examines terrorism, insecurity, and youth criminality in Nigeria: a critical view from a criminological lens Organizations, and law enforcement are all striving daily to figure a way out of this malady. This is because the impact of terrorism is devastating and destructive. Everyone is in one way or another. Methods: The study made use of Leonard Berkowitz Frustration Aggression Theory (1989) and Robert Agnew General Strain Theory (GST, 1991) to explain terrorism, insecurity, and criminality in Nigeria. The study employed qualitative study using Key Informant Interview (KII) and Focus Group Discussion (FGD) using the youths as the population or universe. Results: The study concluded that terrorism is universally abhorred and generally seen as an unlawful, barbaric, and inhuman crime. It is a crime against man and society that must not be allowed to strive because it erodes peace, destroys properties, leads to loss of lives, and stampede growth and development. Conclusions: It was recommended in this study that the fight against terrorism should be an all-embracing one. Thus, the Government, parents, citizens, and youth must all be proactive in the fight against terrorism via effective strategize.

How To Cite This Article
Amaechi , E. K. & Akpanke , A. K. (2024). Terrorism, Insecurity and Youth Criminality in Nigeria: A Critical View from A Criminological Lens . Contemporary Studies in Social Sciences, 2 (1), 84-93, 10.31559/CSSS2024.2.1.7

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