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The Role of Military Logistics Supports in Safeguarding National Security in Nigeria


Otu Offiong Duke



Otu Offiong Duke "The Role of Military Logistics Supports in Safeguarding National Security in Nigeria" Published in International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (ijtsrd), ISSN: 2456-6470, Volume-3 | Issue-5, August 2019, pp.830-843, URL: https://www.ijtsrd.com/papers/ijtsrd26505.pdf

Traditionally, security is conceptualized within the context of the ability and capacity of the government to ensure the protection of their countries from internal insurrection or external aggression of any kind through adequate preparedness of the military to ensure intelligence gathering, secrecy and the protection of resources and rights considered critical to the existence of states. In this vein, the study examines the extent to which logistics supports from the Nigerian government to the Nigerian Armed Forces impacts the national security of the nation. The study delves to analyze the violent insurgencies and insecurity issues in the Niger Delta and the Boko Haram terrorism in the northeast, and how they have undermined Nigeria’s national security. The paper adopts the Structural-Functional theory to analyze the issues that facilitate the persistence of the insurgent groups in Nigeria. The study argues that in fighting insecurity in Nigeria the military personnel do not receive the needed logistics support promptly. Likewise, the paper highlights that the phenomenon of ethnicity and religious intolerance have led to incessant recurrence of ethnoreligious conflicts, which have claimed the lives of thousands of Nigerians, and birthed copious ethnic militias like the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Boko Haram, and Niger-Delta Avengers (NDA), amongst others. The study, therefore, recommends that the Federal government should monitor the funds allocated to the defence sector and ensure proper accountability of such funds and that the government should facilitate the local production of arms by the Ministry of Defence; this could be done through the government’s proper funding and supervision of the activities of DICON, so as to boost the domestic production of arms and ammunition for use by the military and other related agencies all encapsulated within the Nigerian defence sector.

Logistics, national security, security, armed forces, insurgency, Boko Haram, Niger Delta


IJTSRD26505
Volume-3 | Issue-5, August 2019
830-843
IJTSRD | www.ijtsrd.com | E-ISSN 2456-6470
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