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NWOSU, Canice Chukwuma & Emeka NWOSU

Nollywood and the Nigerian Security Situation: Prospects and Challenges of Alternative Security Outfits in Isakaba 1 & 2

Canice Chukwuma NWOSU

Department of Theatre Arts

Nnamdi Azikiwe University (NAU)

Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria

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Emeka NWOSU

Department of Theatre Arts

Imo State University, Owerri

Abstract

Peace and security are not only variables of national growth and development, but also panacea for sustainable development. Unfortunately, to put these variables in place constitute part of the puzzle and nightmare of almost every Republic in Nigeria. This is a truism since most Republics in Nigeria are characterized by incessant armed robbery, students’ unrest, religious riots, and most recently, militancy and terrorism. Individuals, organizations, communities, the media and various tiers of government in Nigeria have continued to experiment on how to ensure security of lives and property of the citizenry in Nigeria. Consequently, propositions like: the use of the traditional security system, state police, individual security outfits, the use of  armed forces and even individualized security system which allows  individuals  the use of the gun  for self protection have been made.  The projection of these searches for lasting solution to national security challenges in Nigeria is obvious in Nollywood films. Therefore, the problem of this study is to assess prospects and challenges of these alternative security outfits to Nigeria’s security challenges using Isakaba 1 & 2. Case study and content analysis approaches of the qualitative research method are adopted by the researchers for the realization of research objectives                                                                

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