Lecturer/Resident Researcher Department of Political Science, Federal University LafiaDr. Okoli, Al Chukwuma holds Ph.D in Defence and Strategic Studies. He is currently a lecturer at the Department of Political Science, Federal University Lafia. He is also an Instructional Facilitator with the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN). Dr. Okoli has authored a number of academic papers in reputable journals and edited books. He has also participated in many national and international academic conferences and researches. His core research specialty is Liberal Security Studies, with a bias for Political Ecology. He is a member of Nigerian Political Science Association (NPSA). Dr. Okoli is the current Programme Coordinator of Peace and Conflict Studies at Federal University Lafia. He is a commissioned reviewer as well as an editorial board member of a number of academic journals. Okoli believes in a world governed by reason and good conscience.
Nigeria's failure to protect its citizens from Boko Haram's insurgency has given rise to vigilante groups north east of the country.