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UNDERSTANDING SECURITY AS A COMPLEX MILITARY OPERATION: THE BOKO HARAM TERRORISM IN NORTHEAST NIGERIA IN PERSPECTIVE
Abstract: This article seeks to explicate the dynamics of security in recent decades as a complex military operation (CMO) including internal and external issues raised by the increasing resurgent Boko Haram terrorism in northeast Nigeria. It argues that divergent terrorist attacks in the global South at the end of the Cold War and in particular at the post 9/11 provide critical need to re-evaluate security as a complex military operation (CMO).The aim is to broaden the scope of security instrumentalities through a multi-stakeholder approach rather than the traditional debates that uphold that the military is the sole purveyor of security. While CMO implies divergent military tasks, the causal connection with security has been rarely studied. As global attention is focused on global terrorist groups such as the Al-Qaeda networks, Al-Shabaab, ISIS etc, devastating internal terrorist attacks such as the ongoing Boko Haram terrorism in northeast Nigeria including suicide bombings, wanton destruction of lives and properties, use of various lethal objects such as explosives resulting in internally displaced persons(IDPs), require urgent policy attention. This article is a content review which derives from human security theoretical framework and secondary data sources notably reports, books, internet materials and bulletins on the ongoing terrorism. The article concludes that failure to re-strategize through effective civil/military relations and multi-dimensional participatory approaches would repeatedly derail terrorist transformation. It made some policy recommendations.
Keywords: Security, Complex Military operation, Terrorism, Counter Terrorism, Strategies