Impacts of Insurgency on Urban Governance in Nigerian Cities: A Longitudinal Analytical Review (2014-2021)

  • G.O. Chukwurah Department of Urban & Regional Planning, Enugu Campus, University of Nigeria Nsukka.
  • A.E. Igwe Department of Geography, University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  • R.N. Okeke Department of Architecture, University of Nigeria, Nsukka
Keywords: Urban governance; Insurgency; Nigerian cities


One of the current challenges to urban governance in Nigeria is insurgency. This study aimed to assess the impacts of insurgencies on urban governance in Nigeria and to proffer measures by which they could be ameliorated. The critical analytical method was used on secondary information and primary information from observations of the developments in the system. Findings showed that poor urban governance led to inadequate provision and maintenance of basic social infrastructures, persistent unemployment with concomitant idleness and income poverty, among others, which have resulted to insurgencies in form of terrorism, armed robbery, banditry, kidnapping, ethnic militia, farmer-herder clashes and other despicable responses to the bundle of contradictions confronting the country.


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