Building Capacities for Border Administrators Along Nigeria’s International Boundaries

  • Martin Terngu Kpoghul


The partition of lands and peoples of Africa at the close of the nineteenth century by European colonialists resulted in the creation of artificial boundaries that define the confines and territorial extent of countries on the continent. Peoples of a common language, socio-cultural history and values were suddenly separated by artificial boundaries and placed under different spheres of influences, creating a paradoxical situation. It was within this scenario that Nigeria emerged as one of the African nation-states with its territorial boundaries. The management of these boundaries throw up several challenges for border administrators who carry out this responsibility. This chapter thus X-rays the challenges confronting the effective administration of Nigeria’s international boundaries by border administrators and suggests ways of improving the capacities of these administrators to perform their roles effectively.


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  • Martin Terngu Kpoghul
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  1. 1.Department of HistoryBenue State UniversityMakurdiNigeria

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