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Internal Security Management in Nigeria

Perspectives, Challenges and Lessons

  • Oshita O. Oshita
  • Ikenna Mike Alumona
  • Freedom Chukwudi Onuoha

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Ikenna Mike Alumona, Oshita O. Oshita, Freedom Chukwudi Onuoha
    Pages 1-18
  3. Theoretical Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
  4. Threats to Internal Security in Nigeria

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Francis Chigozie Chilaka, Ikechukwu Idika
      Pages 85-97
    3. Al Chukuma Okoli, Onyekachi Ernest Nnabuihe
      Pages 123-138
    4. Ernest Toochi Aniche
      Pages 139-164
    5. Cornelius Chiedozie Ozeh, Chukwuemeka Chibuzo Ohajionu
      Pages 165-180
    6. Ikenna Mike Alumona, Kingsley Maduka Onwuanabile
      Pages 181-213
    7. James Olabisi Ayodele
      Pages 215-231
    8. Freedom Chukwudi Onuoha, James Okolie-Osemene
      Pages 233-258
    9. Willie Eselebor
      Pages 281-306

About this book


This book explores the disturbing dimensions of the problem of insecurity in Nigeria, such as herdsmen violence, the Boko Haram insurgency, cybercrime, militancy in the Niger Delta, communal conflict and violence, as well as police corruption. It offers a comprehensive discussion of the theoretical foundations of internal security, the threats to internal security, the role of formal and informal agencies in internal security management and the challenges of internal security management.


Nigeria Internal Security State and Non-state Actors Security Agencies Violence Security Architecture

Editors and affiliations

  • Oshita O. Oshita
    • 1
  • Ikenna Mike Alumona
    • 2
  • Freedom Chukwudi Onuoha
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for Peace and Conflict ResolutionAbujaNigeria
  2. 2.Department of Political ScienceChukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu UniversityIgbariamNigeria
  3. 3.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of Nigeria, NsukkaNsukkaNigeria

About the editors

Oshita Osang Oshita is a Professor of Peace and Development Studies and former Director General and Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja, Nigeria.

Ikenna Mike Alumona is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Acting Head of Department at Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbariam, Anambra State, Nigeria.

Freedom Chukwudi Onuoha is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Political Science, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and the Coordinator of the Security, Violence and Conflict (SVC) Research Group at the University.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Internal Security Management in Nigeria
  • Book Subtitle Perspectives, Challenges and Lessons
  • Editors Oshita O. Oshita
    Ikenna Mike Alumona
    Freedom Chukwudi Onuoha
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-13-8214-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-13-8215-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXVIII, 673
  • Number of Illustrations 6 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics African Economics
    African Politics
    International Security Studies
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