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Over 7,500 Nigerians flee violence in Northwest for saftey in Niger Republic

The United Nations refugee agency reports surging violence in northwest Nigeria has prompted more than 7,500 refugees to flee for safety into neighboring Niger.  Wanton violence by armed groups and communal clashes in northwestern Nigeria have been going on for years. But U.N. refugee agency spokesman Boris Cheshirkov says there has

Violence is not Nigeria’s destiny

By Emmanuel-Francis Nwaolisa Ogomegbunam Reading Violence in Nigeria: The Crisis of Religious Politics and Secular Ideologies by Toyin Falola is to enter a time machine back to when there was the pervasive belief that Nigeria was headed towards a religious-tinged civil war. Spoilers: Fake News. That feeling of an impending religious cataclysm

EndSARS, Cult Wars and State Security

*Cult Clashes Claim 92 Lives In 9 Months Fidelis Mac-Leva, Haruna Ibrahim and John Chuks Azu At least 92 lives were lost as a result of clashes between rival cult groups in different parts of the country between February and November this year, an investigation by Daily Trust reveals. This is besides hundreds

Southern Kaduna Killings: Makarfi Calls for Cooperation by Warring Parties, Lasting Solutions

Press Statement Senator Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi is disturbed and saddened by news of the resurgence of violence in the southern part of Kaduna State. Senator Makarfi, as always, believes that resort to violence as an expression of grievance, complicates, rather than solve problems. It is his conviction that constructive communication between

Violence in Nigeria’s North West: Rolling Back the Mayhem

•Insecurity is plaguing north-western Nigeria, due to persistent herder-farmer tensions, rising crime and infiltration by Islamist militants. Federal and state authorities should focus on resolving conflict between agrarian and pastoralist communities, through dialogue and resource-sharing agreements, while also stepping up law enforcement. DOWNLOAD PDFFULL REPORT (EN) What’s new? Nigeria’s North West is suffering

Violence against civilians is on the rise in Africa

Total fatalities are down, but the surge in certain types of violence should concern African governments. By zachary Donnenfeld     Militant Islamist group activity in Africa has doubled since 2012, according to the Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS), a think tank funded by the United States Department of Defense. It also says Islamist