Political Violence and Crisis Management in Nigeria’s Fourth Republic: A Focus on the Southeast
Uploaded by: Prof. Nnadozie Onyema Uchechukwu
One of the greatest threats to both the so-called democratic experiment in the country in particular and the development of the country in general is the problem of political violence and the ability of the government to manage it. Across the country, political violence dots the landscape. And if the experience of history is anything to go by, one of the major problems that truncated the democratic experiments in the country in the past was recurrent political violence and the inability of the relevant agents of the government to handle the issues associated with it thereby leading to the breakdown of law and order. Again, if it is remembered that one of the basic duties of government from the beginning of time has been the maintenance of law and order in the community, or society then, the seriousness of the situation would be appreciated. Hence the military authority has always given the issue of breakdown of law and order as the major reason for its take-over of the government of the day.