One of the major security threat confronting Nigeria is the proliferation of small arms and light weapons. Despite the industrial level of human loss of lives and properties across space and time, and the heap of publications linked to the proliferation of small arms and light weapons, the scourge has not received the needed attention it deserves and this explains the need to do more. This research work employed a descriptive survey method in analyzing the Effect of proliferation of small arms and light weapons on the development of Nigeria. The study was conducted in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Data was collected in form of questionnaire from the youth leaders, staff and adults who were randomly selected from the research area. The simple Percentage Method was used to analyze the data and interpret the results.
1.1 Background of the study.
1.2 Statement of Problem.
1.3 Purpose of the Study.
1.4 Research Question.
1.5 Research Hypothesis.
1.6 Significance of the Study.
1.7 Scope and limitation of the study.
1.8 Definition of terms.
1.9 Literature review and Theoretical Frame work
2.0 An overview of the proliferation of small arms and light weapons. (SALW)
2.1 Causes of the Niger Delta crisis
2.2 Sources of small arms in the south-south zone
2.3. Weapons in Post-Conflict Communities
2.4 SALW and insecurity in Nigeria
2.5 Effect of SALW on socio economic development of Nigeria
2.6 Small Arms and its Effects on Communal Conflicts
2.7 Arms Control and the need for proper DDR process in Nigeria
2.8 Existing legal and institutional frameworks on SALW in Nigeria
3.1 Theoretical frame work
3.2 Conceptual frame work
3.3 Research Methodology
3.4 Research Design
3.5 Population of the Study
3.6 Sample Size
3.7 Sample Procedure
3.8 Instrument for Data collection
3.9 Validation of Instrument
3.0 Administration of the instrument
3.1 Reliability of instrument
3.2 Method of Data analysis
3.3 Presentation and analysis of Data
3.4 Analysis of respondents characteristics and classifications
3.5 Analysis of individual research statement
3.6 Test of research hypothesis
3.7 Discussion of the findings
4.1 Suggestion for further reading