National Insecurity: An Invasion of the Regime of Fundamental Right to Life in Nigeria

National Insecurity: An Invasion of the Regime of Fundamental Right to Life in Nigeria

Author by Dr. Eteete Michael Adam

Language: English

Abstract

The state of insecurity in Nigeria has been in the front burner in recent times. Electronic and print media houses are replete with reports of bombings, kidnappings, robbery attacks and assassinations. The situation has become so endemic that, it has not only attracted the attention of the Federal Government of Nigeria but a very large chunk of the national budget for 2012 has been allocated to the fight against insecurity in the federation. Phrases of the "Boko Haram," bombings, violence activities, kidnapping and hostage taking has forced themselves into the daily lexicon of the average Nigerian. This work considers the abject state of insecurity in Nigeria as a nation and its implication in the area of gross abuse of human rights of Nigerians particularly the right to life as enshrined in section 33 of the 1999 constitution of Nigeria. It explores the theoretical framework of insecurity and the domain of human right law in Nigeria and posits several suggestion for improvement and complete containment of this national calamity through the enforcement of human right law.


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