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Communal conflicts in Nigeria


Communal conflicts in Nigeria

Communal conflicts in Nigeria
Part of the Religious violence in Nigeria
Date 1998–present
(18 years, 5 months, 2 weeks and 5 days)
Location Nigeria
Status Ongoing
Hausa (mainly Muslim)
Fulani (mainly Muslim)
Tarok (Christian)
Yoruba (mixed religion)
Igbo (Christian)
Kataf (Christian)
Yugur (mixed, with Christian and traditional beliefs)
Casualties and losses
16,000+ people [1][2]

The Communal conflicts in Nigeria began in 1998.

It groups two types of conflicts:[3]
- Communal fatalities are those attributed to actors primarily divided by cultural, ethnic, or religious communities and identities.
- Herder-Farmer fatalities are those attributed to herders (in particular the Fulani or Hausa) or farmers (in particular the Tiv or Tarok), typically involving disputes over land and/or cattle.

The most impacted states are Benue, Taraba and Plateau.[4]
Violence has reached two peaks in 2004 and 2011 with around 2000 fatalities those years.[5] It resulted in more than 700 fatalities in 2015.[2]

See also


  1. ^ "Social Violence Data Table". 
  2. ^ a b "ACLED Realtime data 2015". 
  3. ^ "Nigeria Social Violence Project Summary" (PDF). 
  5. ^ "Social violence in Nigeria". 

External links

  • Communal conflicts in Nigeria
  • Nigeria Security Tracker
  • ACLED Data
  • Stop this massacre, Agatu Community begs NSA, IG
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