The Impact of Militancy and Cult Groups’ Activities on Rundele Community Development in Niger Delta Region of Nigeria
Our study examined the activities of militants and cult groups in Rundele community, and its impact on Rundele community development. The study was carried out in Rundele community of Ikwerre ethnic nationality in Rivers State, Nigeria within the period of 2000-2016. Cult groups, militancy and community development were conceptualised in the study. Both primary and secondary data were used to achieve the objectives of the study. The study adopted expectancy theory as its theoretical framework of analysis, emphasizing that the cult groups and militants were motivated in their activities due to the expected rewards from their actions. The findings showed that Rundele as one of the communities in the Niger Delta region had intensive militants’ and cult groups activities, and their activities had significant impact on Rundele community development.
Key Words: Community development, expectancy, militancy, cult group, activities
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