Rethinking Nigeria's Indigene-Settler Conflicts
This report critically examines the existing assumptions, research and policy regarding indigene-settler violence in Nigeria, with a view to assessing the current state of thinking and suggesting options for intervention. Many of Nigeria's deadliest conflicts pit the recognized original inhabitants, or indigenes, of a particular place against supposedly later settlers. Despite the heavy social, economic and political tolls these conflicts inflict, serious thinking around how to prevent and resolve them has barely started.
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