Terrorism And The Impact Of Terrorism In Nigeria

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1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Terrorism can be defined as violence or the threat of violence, especially bombing, kidnapping, and assassination, carried out for political purposes Microsoft® Encarta® 2009. © 1993-2008 In the United Kingdom, for example, legislation titled Terrorist Act 2000 states that terrorism is “the use or threat of action . . . designed to influence the government or to intimidate the public or a section of the public . . . for the purpose of advancing a political, religious or ideological cause.” The legal system and code of law of the United Kingdom have influenced those of the United States, Canada, and Israel. United States federal statute defines terrorism as “violent acts or acts dangerous to human life that . . . appear to be intended (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by assassination or kidnapping.” This definition appears in United States Code, Title 18, Section 2331 (18 USC 2331). Microsoft ® Encarta ® 2009. © 1993-2008 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. The approach of fear mongering in Nigeria because of the ascent of Islamic fundamentalism in Northern Nigeria has strikingly eroded the nation 's remote strategy drive. Boko Haram exercises in Nigeria have prompted negative return from sets and countries that have been harmed by its exercises in the

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