The Lack that Carries Lacks: The Paradox of Women Amidst the Boko Haram Insurgency

Akinlabi, Akinkunmi Afeez


Book Haram insurgency in Adamawa, Yobe, and Borno states has affected the socio political and economic landscapes of the states. People have been displaced from their homes and now reside at different Internally Displaced People (IDP) Camps across Nigeria.  This humanitarian catastrophe has become an intractable social problem. While counting the losses from the activities of the insurgents, little has been done to assess the plight of the women who have been the victims of the insurgency challenge. Many were raped, kidnapped and forcefully married out to the sect members. Ironically, the women who have never been fully involved in the making of governmental decision of these states are the major carriers of insurgency burden. Arguing from this background the paper critically examines the plights of women amidst the Boko Haram insurgency using the secondary data sought from literatures. Hence, the paper concludes that women suffered in the hand of Boko Haram insurgents and also the various IDP camps

Keywords: Insurgency; Boko Haram; Socio-political economic.

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