Africa Security Brief No. 14

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Nigeria’s Pernicious Drivers of Ethno-Religious Conflict

By Chris Kwaja

July 31, 2011

Nigeria ReligionNigeria’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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Publication Type: Africa Security Briefs

Security Topic(s): Identity Conflict