Post-Amnesty Security Situation in Nigeria: Challenges and Consequences of Military Operations in the Niger Delta


  • Chibuzor Chile Nwobueze Faculty of Humanities, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuolumeni PMB 5047, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria


Amnesty, Security, Military operations, Niger Delta


Niger Delta is a region that is strategic to the Federal Government of Nigeria and states because of the availability of crude oil, which is a major source of government revenues, there. Different approaches have shaped government’s intervention with the aim of enhancing the security situation of the region. This paper examines the nature of post-amnesty security situation in the Niger Delta. With secondary sources, the paper responds to the following questions: What is the current security situation in post-amnesty Niger Delta? How is military deployment relevant to the security situation in the region? What are the challenges of military deployment? The actors of security provision are security agencies, such as military, paramilitary forces, police, civil defence, local vigilantes and other private security providers. These actors have worked tirelessly to sustain the gains achieved through the amnesty programme, which prevented the existence of ungoverned spaces, especially in the creeks, forest areas, communities and highways. These agents of security provision have engaged with outlaws that seem to be unrepentant armed groups.


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Chibuzor Chile Nwobueze. (2024). Post-Amnesty Security Situation in Nigeria: Challenges and Consequences of Military Operations in the Niger Delta. American Journal of Social and Humanitarian Research, 5(6), 53–59. Retrieved from