IJSSHR - International Journal of Social Science and Humanities Research 2021-10-14T06:50:50+00:00 MOHD Open Journal Systems <p>Some of the major topics include (but are not limited to) are <strong>Law</strong>, Anthropology, Archaeology, Clinical Hypnotherapy, Geography, and Regional Planning, Terrorism, Business Management, Business Studies, Communication studies, Corporate Governance, Corporate organization, Criminology, Cross-cultural, studies, Demography, Development Studies, Economics, Education, Educational Research, English, Literature, Entrepreneurship, ethics, General History, Geography, History, Human, human Tribes, Industrial relations, Information Science, International relations, International studies, Law, Legal Management, Library Science, Linguistics, literature, Local Languages, Market Management, Media studies, Music, Operational Management.</p> <p style="font-family: helvetica;"><span style="font-size: 1.5em;"><strong><span style="text-shadow: #ff6600 0px 0px 3px;">Current Impact Factor: 1.765</span></strong></span></p> ARMS PROLIFERATION AND THE CHALLENGES OF INTERNAL SECURITY: THE NIGERIAN EXPERIENCE 2021-10-01T06:11:54+00:00 Frank Collins Okafor F. Agu Chinonyelum <p><em>One </em><em>of the fundamental obstacles to peace and security in Nigeria today is the presence and continued proliferation of small arms and light weapons (SALW). The proliferation of small arms constitutes a major source of destruction to lives and properties and exacerbates inter-communal tensions leading to full-fledge insurgency. &nbsp;The main aim of the study is to provide an analysis of arms proliferation and internal security in Nigeria with a view to identifying the root causes. The research design is descriptive and the framework of analysis adopted is Frustration-Aggression Theory and the qualitative research method. Secondary sources of data are used for the study. Some of the causes o f arms proliferation include, the borders of Nigeria are porous, thus, making it easy for entry and exit of arms, drugs, as well as traffic of human, rising rates of unemployment, conflicts, struggle for power and more so, the high level of corruption in the country compounds this security challenges faced by Nigeria. Also the internal security challenge include ethnic militia in different geopolitical zone Boko-Haram in the northeast, banditry in the northwest, secessionist agitation led by IPOB in the southeast herdsmen attack in the north central etc .The government should as matter of urgency start addressing the causes of&nbsp; arms proliferation avoid corruption&nbsp; and provide jobs to the teeming youth of the country who are unemployed.</em></p> 2021-10-01T06:08:42+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Political Language in Texts of Boko Haram 2021-10-14T06:18:10+00:00 Theophilus Abbah <p><em>The leaders of Boko Haram, the late Muhammad Yusuf, and Abubakar Shekau employed political rhetoric in their sermons and speeches in line with the tradition of leaders of Al-Qaeda and other forerunners of Jihadism. Applying the theory of semantic fields, this paper presents a lexical-semantic analysis of texts of Boko Haram and compares them with those of other Jihadists. The texts used are multiple transcripts from video messages of the leaders of Boko Haram, beginning with those of Muhammad Yusuf, even before the sect became violent, up to and including Abubakar Shekau’s speeches as of 2015. This investigation has discovered that politics is ingrained in the rhetoric of the sect’s leaders in spite of the fact that they claim to oppose Western democracy. Instead of using political rhetoric to struggle from political power, the sect uses political language to incite their followers against politicians, irrespective of their religious affiliation, and political leadership in Nigeria and in other parts of the world. This work recommends that Islamic religious leaders and teachers should counter the hate-filled political language of Boko Haram by providing the contextual and correct interpretation of scriptures used by the sect to control the minds of their followers.</em></p> 2021-10-14T06:16:49+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## A STYLISTIC ANALYSIS OF TEXTS OF BOKO HARAM LEADER ABUBAKAR SHEKAU 2021-10-14T06:35:49+00:00 Theophilus Abbah <p><em>Sheikh Abubakar Shekau, who was killed in May 2021, had been leading the Boko Haram sect since 2010 constantly makes pronouncements that have become of interest to the Nigerian government and the general public, but his idiolect and accompanying linguistic idiosyncrasies have not been studied for the purpose of forensic investigation. Using quantitative and qualitative approaches, this study has examined transcripts of his pronouncements and identified the stylistic devices Shekau uses in the delivery of his sermons and other pronouncements. This work will be of great value to the intelligence and judicial agencies as it would enhance future investigations into the authenticity of pronouncements purportedly made by Shekau.</em></p> 2021-10-14T06:35:17+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Shekau and future Jihadists: A historical review 2021-10-14T06:50:50+00:00 Theophilus Abbah <p><em>Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau was killed in a battle of supremacy between the sect and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) in May 2021. His death should supposedly signal the end of terrorism in Nigeria because, over the years, he had been the sustaining figure of terrorism in Nigeria. This paper argues that unless steps to educate the youths against radicalization, there would arise more terrorist Shekaus in Nigeria.&nbsp;&nbsp; </em></p> 2021-10-14T06:50:50+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##