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Boko Haram terrorism has posed a significant threat to Nigeria since 2009. Despite efforts by various administrations to address the issue, little progress has been made. The academic community has also studied the problem, focusing on political and religious aspects, while the socio-economic consequences have been overlooked. Therefore, this study explores Boko Haram terrorism and its impact on Nigeria's social and economic progress. The research utilized a historical approach involving archival research and scholarly sources such as journals, books, and periodicals. Both the Nigerian government and the international community are deeply concerned about Boko Haram's continued bombings, killings, kidnappings, and destruction of property. Nigerians, likewise the country's economy are both suffering as a result of these activities. The implications of Boko Haram's terrorist actions in Nigeria are examined in this study article. The study's findings show that Boko Haram's crimes have a significant negative impact on Nigeria's economic and social structure, particularly in the densely populated regions of the North East where the group is most active. The paper suggests several actions to stop these terrorist activities, including giving young people in the nation employment opportunities, starting a dialogue with the Boko Haram group if necessary, and giving the military cutting-edge technology to effectively fight the Boko Haram foot soldiers.

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Therence Atabong njuafac1, filiz katman2

PhD Candidate, Istanbul Aydin University, Türkiye 1

Assist. Prof. Dr., Istanbul Aydin University, Türkiye 2


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