Science Journal of Sociology and Anthropology
November 2013, Volume 2013, ISSN:2276-6359
© Author(s) 2013. This work is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
The Effects of Boko Haram Insurgency and the School System; A Case Study of Selected States in Northern Nigeria
Ekereke, Aniefiok Silas
Department of Educational Administration and Planning.
University of Calabar, P.M.B. 1115, Calabar, Nigeria.
Accepted 25 October, 2013; Available Online 22 October 2013
Nation state of Nigeria has been grip by ethno-religious conflicts with huge human and material losses since the return of civilian government in 1999. This ethno-religious conflict is traced to Boko Haram insurgency which started in July 2009 in the Northern states of Nigeria. This is an attempt by Islamic conservative elements to imposing a variant of Islamic religious ideology on a secular Nigerian state. Some scholars believe that religious sensitivity of Nigerians provided fertile ground for the breeding of the Boko Haram sect, while others linked sect’s blossoming to the prevailing political and economic dislocation in Nigerian, most especially the introduction of party politics and politics of anxiety, the associated desperation of politicians for political power, and the ambivalence of some vocal Islamic leaders, who thought western education breed corruption which gives rise to poverty hence Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria State. Documented evidence shows that sects’ activities have forced so many schools into extinction especially in the city of Maiduguri, Borno state; Mubi, Adamawa State and Yobe state Nigeria. Despites Government dialogue for peace, amnesty for sects’ members, state of emergency declaration and strengthening of security; Boko Haram sects’ uprising becomes more severe than ever targeting all humans and Schools in the Northern part of Nigeria.
Keywords:Boko-Haram, School system, Islamic fundamentalism, party politics, Corruption, Nigeria