World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

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
Belligerents
Tiv
Tarok
Ologba
Egba
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

References

  1. ^ "Social Violence Data Table". 
  2. ^ a b "ACLED Realtime data 2015". 
  3. ^ "Nigeria Social Violence Project Summary" (PDF). 
  4. ^ "KILLINGS IN BENUE, PLATEAU AND TARABA STATES". 
  5. ^ "Social violence in Nigeria". 

External links

  • Communal conflicts in Nigeria
  • Nigeria Security Tracker
  • ACLED Data
  • Stop this massacre, Agatu Community begs NSA, IG
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Hawaii eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.