Nigeria’s Pernicious Drivers of Ethno-Religious Conflict

By Africa Center for Strategic Studies
Updated: 06/28/2011

By Chris Kwaja, Africa Center for Strategic Studies | July 2011nigeria_mosque-horz

Nigeria’s long-running “indigene-settler” conflict in and around Jos, Plateau State has escalated in recent years and may spread to other ethnically mixed regions of the country, heightening instability. Navigating such inter-communal fault lines is a common challenge for many African societies that requires looking past symptoms to address systemic drivers. In Nigeria, this will entail measures that directly mitigate violence as well as realize constitutional reform.

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