Nigeria is a country located in West Africa, with its borders at Benin republic on the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, Niger at the north and the south coast at the Atlantic ocean. Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous country in the world. It is usually referred to as the “Giant of Africa”. The location of Nigeria is in a major source of the worlds oil.
with this little description of Nigeria, it is obvious that Nigeria is a very important country to Africa and the rest of the world. However, in recent years there has been a very pressing issue concerning the security of Nigeria. Nigeria has been faced with this security issue since the emergence of the terrorist group Boko haram. This terrorist group boko haram poses a huge threat to the security of the nation of Nigeria especially the Northern region where several thousands of people have been killed in areas like Borno, Adamawa, Jos, Abuja (the capital city of Nigeria). This terrorist group has spread into other neighboring countries like chad.
In most recent times, early this year, boko haram pledged allegiance to the terrorist group isis which is a terrorist group that is definitely seen as a threat to the world. Since they pledged this allegiance, the people of Nigeria has suffered from several terrorist attacks. the Nigerian Military are trying their best to get rid of this terrorist group but have failed continuously because of the lack of proper training, and weapons needed to get the job done. The security of Africa is at risk due to this terrorist group and inability to get rid of them. The terrorist group Boko haram continues to expand from one country to the other without any signs of stopping or becoming weak. If this issue with the terrorist group is not quickly rectified or fixed, Nigeria will become a very damaged country with people trying to escape to other countries like what is going on in Syria.