VIOLENCE: AN ACHILES’ HEEL IN THE ATTITUDE OF THE NIGERIAN INSURGENT YOUTHS AND A THREAT TO NATIONAL SECURITY: COUNSELLING STRATEGIES AS PANACEA

Journal Title: European Journal of Business and Social Sciences - Year 2013, Vol 1, Issue 12

Abstract

This paper exrays the ever growing spate of youth violence and terrorist attacks in Nigeria as a result of unemployment syndrome, object poverty and people’s expression of frustration, anger, neglect, marginalization, corruption and government’s insensitivity to the needs, and aspirations of the people. There are reported cases of militancy and restiveness among youths in the Niger Delta area, Boko Haram in the North, Bakasse boys and O’Odua Youth Movement (OYM) in the Southwest. (Iwuama and Ekwe 2012). Some of these youth terrorists are religious extremists while some are of ethnic sentimentality. This sindicate indulge in dangerous drugs, alcoholism and smoking which trigger them in to violent acts and of course posed threat to national security. This position paper therefore advocates for the implementation of counselling strategies such as modeling, mentoring, value orientation, entrepreneur counselling etc., to turn around the above social vices in the society. The paper went further to provide necessary clues and recommendations such as selfemployment, vocational training, diversification of economy, provision of social amenities to satisfy the aspirations and yearnings of the citizenry so as to maintain peace, tranquility, optimum growth and development among the Nigerian people.

Authors and Affiliations

I. G. USMAN| DEPARTMENT OF COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGY, FACULTY OF EDUCATION AND ARTS, IBB. UNIVERSITY, LAPAI, NIGER. STATE

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I. G. USMAN (2013). VIOLENCE: AN ACHILES’ HEEL IN THE ATTITUDE OF THE NIGERIAN INSURGENT YOUTHS AND A THREAT TO NATIONAL SECURITY: COUNSELLING STRATEGIES AS PANACEA. European Journal of Business and Social Sciences, 1(12), 96-106. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-10230