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JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT VOLUME 4 NO 2, DECEMBER, 2006

THE ROLE OF EDUCATION IN COMBATING TERRORISM

ADESOJI A. ONI
DEPARTMENT OF EUCATIONAL FOUNDATIONS
UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS, AKOKA, LAGOS STATE,
NIGERIA

ABSTRACT
The world is witnessing series of repeated political, religious conflict and terrorism, particularly worrisome is the acts of terrorism, which is now prevalent across the world. The phenomenon of 9/11/2001 on U.S and the recent attack on June 7, 2005 in London and some other parts of the world revealed the devastation, pains and agony terrorism is creating. The question that comes to mind is that; why is the world becoming unsafe for people to live? Why must we be living in fear as a result of the activities of some people and hegemonic display of some nations? It was as a result of the fear, tension and agony created by terrorism that this paper was conceived. The paper examines the concept of terrorist attack across the world and their effects. The paper also discusses the theories in relation to the causes of terrorism, explains who and who is vulnerable to insurgent terrorism and proffers how terrorism can be stopped through citizenship, moral, civic, religious and peace education.

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