Social Problems and the Rise of Terrorism in Nigeria

by Theresa Ogionwo

Institution: Högskolan i Gävle
Year: 2016
Keywords: Social problems; Terrorism; International Social Work; Nigeria; Social Sciences; Sociology; Social Work; Samhällsvetenskap; Sociologi; Socialt arbete; Social work – specialisation in international social work (in eng); Socionomprogrammet – inriktning internationellt socialt arbete (på eng); Socialt arbete; Social work
Posted: 02/05/2017
Record ID: 2122254
Full text PDF: http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-21093


This study attempts to explore the perceptions of victims of terrorism, and staff of NGOs with relevant experience of terrorism, based on the premise that social problems have contributed to the growth of terrorism in Nigeria; which in turn has created more social problems. This study posits that International social work can be used to manage and proffer solutions to these social problems in Nigeria.  International social work refers to social work practice that applies international knowledge and practice and is not limited to one country. This study used qualitative methods - seven semi-structured interviews to collect data. The General systems theory served as the theoretical base for the analysis of the data. The findings indicated that social problems could be attributed to the rise in terrorism, and that there was an urgent need for International social workers and their competencies in combating the causes of terrorism and its disastrous effects.