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Building Peace in Nigeria

A backgrounder written as part of an AllAfrica’s coverage of peacebuilding efforts across the continent.

The toxic mix of factors which threaten the cohesion of Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation include:

  • insurgencies generated by government neglect and corruption;
  • exploitation of discontent by armed bands of religious supremacists claiming to represent Islam;
  • increasing insecurity and violence;
  • climate change that is causing competition for scarce resources of land;
  • lack of health care that is exacerbated by the Covid19 pandemic; and
  • brutal state oppression.

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