Nigeria


When A Military Makes Militants: A Pattern Of Escalation In Nigeria And The Rise Of Boko Haram

“Western education is anathema.” The basic ideology of Boko Haram, a militant Islamic group working out of north eastern Nigeria, appears simple: institute Sharia or Islamic law, and remove foreign influence from the country. To think of Boko Haram in such simple terms, however, is to drastically underestimate the socio-political […]


Violence Continues Between The Muslim Herdsmen And The Christian Farmers In Nigeria

Since January, there has been an increasing number of violent attacks taking place in Nigeria’s Plateau state. Al Jazeera claims these attacks are all associated with tensions between the Christian farmers and Muslim Nomadic herdsmen. The groups are disputing over land rights in the area, which has created ethnic and […]


Nigeria’s Herder-Farmer Crisis Has Surpassed Boko Haram in Casualties This Year

According to a report from the International Crisis Group (ICG), Nigeria is experiencing its “greatest security challenge” provoked through increased violence between herders and farmers over scarce resources in the fertile region named the Middle Belt. Since January this year, more than 1300 people have been killed and a further […]


Barriers To Reintegration And Rehabilitation Of Conflict Affected Children In Nigeria

As the struggle against Boko Haram continues in Nigeria and neighbouring Lake Chad basin countries; Cameroon, Niger and Chad, discussions surrounding how best to approach post-conflict reintegration is becoming increasingly important. While this protracted 9-year conflict has deeply impacted the lives of millions, it is paramount that adequate attention is […]


Nigerian Police Brutality Continues Despite Human Rights Aspirations

In mid-July, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari gave a speech to the International Criminal Court outlining the importance of human rights and accountability for those who breach them. Meanwhile, as reported by the Premium Times in Nigeria, members of The Network for Police Reform were preparing to lodge a complaint with […]