The Boko Haram Insurgency and Regional Security in the Lake Chad Basin: Understanding the Growth and Development Consequences



This chapter explores the Boko Haram insurgency, the emerging counterinsurgency security architecture in the Lake Chad Basin (LCB), and their overall consequences for growth and development in the LCB states. The chapter argues that despite a plethora of research on resurging threats of violent terrorism and the media’s portrayal of Boko Haram jihadism in the Lake Chad region, little is known of the newly envisioned regional security architecture, including its operational cost as well as the consequences of the insurgency and counterinsurgency campaign for growth and development in the light of the Africa rising debate.



This chapter draws from Prof Usman Tar’s Paper for Workshop on Security Force Assistance, jointly hosted by the Kofi Anan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) and the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) held at Best Western Hotel Accra on 3–5 September 2019. Prof Tar is grateful to Dr Øystein H. Rolandsen and Nic Marsh of PRIO for their constructive input to the workshop paper.


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  1. 1.Department of Defence and Security StudiesNigerian Defence AcademyKadunaNigeria

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