By Ayo Peters
Mainstream literature at the quarter has mostly concerned about the character of violence whereas the various literature on kidnapping are descriptive and feature no longer correctly located the act in the realm of family and foreign politics. I strengthen a conceptual framework for figuring out kidnapping as a political act within the Niger-Delta drawing on empirical proof. I operationalize this framework by means of concentrating on a triad of actors: insurgents, MNOCs, and the Nigerian executive.
Findings exhibit that kidnapping within the quarter is intractable simply because, in a bid to nip the act within the bud, the Nigerian executive has fascinated with signs instead of the explanations of the act. extra so, insurgents became a useful gizmo to unharness mayhem on competition events in the course of elections. Kidnapping within the sector will merely turn into heritage if primary fiscal, social, and political questions are addressed by means of the Nigerian govt and MNOCs.
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