International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Peace Talks Initiatives between the Boko Haram and Nigerian Government
Asst. Prof. Dr. Kieran E. Uchehara

This paper discusses the Boko Haram as well as the peace talk initiatives between the Nigerian government and the group. Even though it appears difficult to see a meaningful dialogue between the government and the Boko Haram, it is argued here that several previous attempts have been made to resolve the issue through dialogue, and that such moves could have been made more productive; yet, unfortunately, they came to a breakdown either because the initiators were afraid that they would benefit from the crisis no more if the peace talks succeeded, or because some attempted to derail these processes for various reasons. Given the danger the group poses to the country, a more focused, pragmatic, and dynamic approach to resolving the challenge is required on the part of the government and the group. That is, a more comprehensive initiative alongside other civic actions should be employed.

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