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Effective protection of lives and properties is the primary duties of every responsible government. Therefore, the incessant killings and terror targeted on Nigerians by terrorist is a great threat to national security and development. This paper critically examines the effect of Boko Haram terrorism on Nigerians as represented in Ahmed Yerima's Pari. The overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety on the family of Tada was caused by the calculated use of violence against the citizens in other to attain goals that are religious or ideological in nature. The main objective of this work is to explore the terror and confusion of terrorism and it is devastating effect on the lives of the affected Nigerians using the Ahmed Yerima's Pari. Using the content analysis method, the paper explores the courses of terrorism and exposes how such family terror poses a threat to national development. It recommends that parents, religious leaders and government through its various agencies should work together towards combating the Boko Haram terrorism.