ASSESSING CIVIL–MILITARY RELATIONS AND CO-OPERATION IN THE STABILIZATION PROCESS OF POST-CONFLICT SOCIETIES (A STUDY OF YOBE STATE, NIGERIA 2016 -2021)
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Civil – military relations is a vital aspect of any society, this is because the two groups are mutually dependent on each other, the fact that both parties exist not, by chance but by design and as a necessity, makes their relation and cooperation inevitable. In most society the military institution is set up to provide security for life and property of citizens and to protect the territorial integrity of the state. To do this aforementioned work the military not only need the support of the civilians but they have certain roles to play in facilitating the realization of their goals and objectives. This paper explores the relationship between civilians and military in North-East Boko-Haram insurgent post-conflict societies and the need to foster cooperation among the two parties as a way towards winning the war and stabilizing the entire society. Survey method is employed in collection of data through the use of primary and secondary sources of data collection, questionnaires and textbooks, journals, periodical and internet materials. It is the belief of this paper that if both parties cooperate and through good relationship in their dealings peace and progress will be the hallmark of the area again, where growth and development can once flourish.