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Title: A HISTORY OF TIV BORDERLAND COMMUNITIES ON THE NIGERIA- CAMEROON BOUNDARY: 1961-2001
Authors: KPOGHUL, MARTIN TERNGU
Keywords: HISTORY, TIV BORDERLAND COMMUNITIES, NIGERIA-CAMEROON BOUNDARY
Issue Date: Dec-2009
Abstract: This study examines the challenges of Tiv Borderland communities as a peripheral region on the Nigeria-Cameroon boundary between 1961 -2001. The contention here is that, as result of endogenous and exogenous historical factors, Tiv borderland communities suffer serious neglects, thus underdevelopment particularly in the area of infrastructure as is the case with border regions the world over. To attest to this contention, the study adopts an analytical perspective that tries to provide a holistic picture of this development. The choice of this perspective from a number of competing ones is informed by the need to situate the impoverished nature of the border region in a proper historical context and expose the essential character of such a development. The choice of Tiv borderland communities is deliberate. Besides the poverty of historical research in general, and of diplomatic history in particular, Tiv borderland communities afford the researcher the opportunity to critically examine the historical experience of a small almost forgotten area as it emerges from a limited to more diverse society as a result of a chain of activities. It is the contention of the work that the Tiv borderland communities' experience can be shared with many other borderlands in Nigeria. The work also draws the attention of governmental authorities to the pressing need of developing border regions to enhance better living and national security.
URI: http://bsuir.bsum.edu.ng:8080/jspui/handle/11409/391
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