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What's driving violence in Nigeria's north central region

By Oluwole Ojewale, PhD candidate, Obafemi Awolowo University
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Nigeria’s north central region, consisting of the country’s capital city Abuja and six other states, is home to several minority ethnic groups. More than 200 languages are spoken there. The region is vulnerable to several forms of conflict – between ethnic and religious groups; people who trace their ancestry to a state and people who have merely lived there for some time; people who keep cattle and those who farm crops.

Data presented in my doctoral…

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