THE INTERCONNECTIVITY AMONG TERRORIST ORGANISATIONS AS SOURCE OF UNENDING GLOBAL INSECURITY
Keywords:Connections, Global security, Insecurity, Interconnectivity, Terrorist organisations
The issue of Al Qaeda, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and Boko Haram insurgency have become monster that threaten global peace and security in contemporary times. Just as terrorism and terrorist acts have continued to wax stronger over the years, terrorist organisations are intensifying their lethal attacks worldwide through alliances and collaborative efforts. This paper investigated the interconnectivity among terrorist organisations with a view to unraveling whether such is the source of unending global insecurity or not. It adopted a descriptive research method, while data was obtained through secondary sources of data collection and alliance theory was used to explain the discourse. The paper observed that terrorist organisations, which abound in large number, usually connect with other stronger organisations with similar radical ideological orientation, to access fund, equipment, logistics and share information. It revealed that the interconnectivity amongst terrorist organisations remains a significant source of unending global insecurity besides, among others, the doggedness of their leadership. It concluded that the world will know no peace and there will be no end to terrorist attacks until terrorist organisations are dismantled or their strength fiercely weakened. It recommended that state actors such as leadership of nations and international organisations should join forces together, and collaborate in other spheres to intensify attacks on terrorist organisations and their financiers, while world bodies like the United Nations should place heavy sanctions on them and their collaborators. Also, the bank accounts of these organisations and their cronies should be frozen and taken over by world bodies in order to weaken their capacity to wreak havoc on mankind.
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