Rethinking the National Contextual Change as a Cause for Reconceptualizing the Security Architecture in Nigeria

International Journal of Humanities and Social Science
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Volume 7 Issue 5
Year of Publication : 2020
Authors : Gbarada Olugbenga, Awodola Bosede, Arigu Aisha E
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Gbarada Olugbenga, Awodola Bosede, Arigu Aisha E, "Rethinking the National Contextual Change as a Cause for Reconceptualizing the Security Architecture in Nigeria," SSRG International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, vol. 7,  no. 5, pp. 17-24, 2020. Crossref,


The Nigerian State, as a nation, has had a long history of the conflict as well as efforts to create a practicable concerted security arrangement, some designed to transform conflicts and improve broad-based sociopolitical and economic dimensions. Albeit, this is an harder task, but there are indications to show a determined effort to create a viable collaborative security arrangement.
This paper will discuss how the nation could indeed move towards a security community. It also indicates the start of a new process to build and maintain security in the country through a formal institution and the building of the structure and institution itself. A question that arises is whether the nation will provide the conditions and mechanisms necessary to establish and develop a security community.
This paper examines two developments that influence the reconceptualization of security and the dual change that had an unswerving influence on how security threats, challenges, vulnerabilities, and risks have been reconceptualized with bearings to the high degree of vulnerability of modern societies to attacks by non-state terrorist actors.
In conclusion, this paper canvasses that the paradigm of vulnerability and risks are not only implemented in line with foreign and defense policy but concerning environmental security, the challenges of the global environmental change, the climate change with its threats and disaster communities, where there has been no agreement within and among these communities exists on the meaning of vulnerability and risks.


Reconceptualisation, Security Communities, Conflict, Nigeria.


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