Finian O. Ukah (PhD), Chukwu Agnes Ugboego, Okpo Sylvia Chinenyenwa


This paper investigated the impact of terrorism on industrial development in Nigeria. This is based on the fact that terrorism has not only undermined national security but has inexorably hindered meaningful development in Nigeria by violating human rights, discouraging trade and investment( local and foreign), threatening livelihood, and displacing residents. The paper asserts that terrorism is a global phenomenon from which Africa is not immune and Nigeria not insusceptible. The paper investigated the causes of terrorism in Nigeria and identified the factors as ethnic and religious identity, poverty and unemployment, and lack of political will among others, which have fueled protraction of the insidious trend. The paper adopted qualitative and exploratory approach and relied on descriptive analysis of secondary sources. The paper thus advocates for a strong commitment to counter-terrorism strategies such as effective network for intelligence gathering and analysis, youth empowerment, provision of social amenities to improve the quality of life of people as the way forward.


Terrorism, Insecurity, Implication, Challenge, Industrial Development

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