In consideration of the topic above, we shall subdivide the topic into;
(i)        Legal implications of suicide bombing and terrorism and
(ii)       Social implications of suicide bombing and terrorism.

Legal Implications of Suicide Bombing and Terrorism         
            From all we have understood so far in this paper, is also that terrorism attacks democracy, the rule of law, and respect for humanity of the citizenry. Terrorism does not allow the smooth sailing of the doctrine of fundamental human rights.
            Terrorism aims at the destruction of human rights through terror and violence employed against civilians, often by non- state actors1.
            Terrorism has adverse implications or consequences on the citizenry. If there is no other thing(s) terrorism causes, its infringement on the fundamental human rights of individuals, calls for a serious concern.
            Chapter four of the 1999 constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria provides for the fundamental human rights of the citizens of Nigeria. And there is not act of terror that pays homage to that part of the constitution since it is even the aim of the terrorist group or organization to imbue fear through terror and violence in a greater number of the populace.
            The legal implication of suicide bombing/terrorism is not only on the part of citizens but also on the part of government2. Terrorist activities tend to instigate an atmosphere of panic, trembling or shock in order either to take over the government from the ruling class by levying war against the state3. or to aid an enemy of Nigeria to endanger life4.
            However despite the legal implications of terrorism on the sides of the citizenry and the government, the activities of terrorists have legal consequences that their perpetrators face when caught.

 Though there is no provision under both municipal and international laws for punishment for suicide bombing since the perpetrator or suicide bomber dies in the process and there is nobody to be held liable for the act save where the accomplice(s) is caught, a suicide however will still be punished in accordance with the provision of the terrorist law in a situation where they attempt and fail in the execution of the act. [1]        
  In ac country like Nigeria, a terrorist or any person who involves in terrorist activity is “for sure” going to face death sentences.

Social Implications of Suicide Bombing and Terrorism           
            The social implications of terrorism abound. Things do not work out well in an atmosphere of malice, rancor, panic and trembling. There is always a complete stampede, retardation and halt of development in a “hemisphere” where fear of the unknown is inherent.
            Terrorism poses constant fears and threats in the minds of a greater number of the populace thereby subjecting them to the fear of the unknown.
            Social implications of terrorism have the following implications as corollaries:-
i.      Economic implications,
ii.     Political unrest,
iii.   Restriction of movement (curfew), and
iv.    Constant fear  

i.          Economic Implications      
            Terrorism has significant negative effect on the economies in which takes place. Terrorist attacks are intended to apply sufficient [2] pressures to a government so that it grants political concession6. And this is done by the destruction of government infrastructures impeding transactions between such government and another government. the economic consequences of terrorism can assume many forms including casualties, destroyed buildings, a heightened anxiety level and myriad economic costs7.    
  Studies have established that internal conflicts can have significant economic consequences in terms of reduced growth within a conflict ridden country8 and neighbouring countries9.
            The insurgence of the Boko Haram in the North causes economic retardation because people are afraid to go the North to carry on their commercial activities. Between 2011 and 2013 when the activities of the Boko Haram were very tense in the North, many people who lived in the north (who were not indigenous to the north) traveled back to their various stats in such situation, the northern states’ Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) reduced drastically and on the other hand, on the part of individuals, untold hardships came on people who were dependent on the commercial relationship of the town leavers. Economic implications of terrorism further cause poverty and retardation in development. 

ii.         Political Unrest
            One of the social implications of terrorism is political rest. The activities of the terrorist make the government of the day to shift its political focus; agenda, foreign policy and national policy to tackling terrorism first since a government does not exist in the state of anarchy.
            In Nigeria, the government budgets a greater percentage of its allocation to security thereby have little or no interest in other national issues. A state stung by the poisonous sting of terrorism redirects its focus to security. In Nigeria today, the major national issue in the minds of citizens is security. Focusing on security makes the government of the day unable to achievie its envisaged prospects.
            In some states in the northern part of Nigeria, between 2011-2013, there have been persistent declarations of state of emergency in such states like; Borno State, Bauchi State, Gombe State, etc. Terrorist activities like that of the Boko Haram in the north paralyzed almost all sectors of the country’s activities.
            Before I conclude in this topic, it is worth noting state is the ability its citizens to live together peacefully in any part thereof. And where citizens of a nation state cannot live in certain parts of their country for fear of being killed or molested by terrorists, then the polity of such state is effected and government will certainly face political unrest.

iii.       Restriction of Movement (curfew)    
            In the northern states of Gombe, Borno, and Baunchi, there have been from time to time declarations of curfews/ state of emergency thereby limiting people’s right to freedom of movement and right to liberty.
            In certain parts of the north, the military and the joint-task force are there checking people’s movement. Again people from the south can no longer move to the north for the fear of being victims of terrorist activities. Those situations would not have arisen if not for the Boko Haram activities in the north.
iv.        Constant Fear                      
            People who live in the north live in constant fear. This is because nobody knows when and where Boko Haram (terrorist) activities may take place.
            People who have their education in the north are afraid. Despite the kind of security put in place in the north, people still fear the unknown that may happen at any point in time.
            All these implications of terrorism hamper development, agricultural growth, relationship with other countries and the trust of neighbourliness.

2 Part two of the Criminal Code provides for offences against Public Order.
3 section 37 of the Criminal Code provides for the offence of treason
4 section 49A of the Criminal Code  
5 Section 1(2) of the terrorism (prevention) (amendment) Act, 2013  
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