Links to useful sources of information about the conflict can be found in the sections below. These include reports and statements from governmental and non-governmental organisations and religious entities. For academic papers, see the Academic Articles sub-page.

Information and analysis

The following websites provide useful information on Nigeria and the conflict:

The following is a list of authoritative reports from governmental and non-governmental organisations:


18 October 2019 - Delayed justice for victims of herdsmen's killings

Statement by Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) on failure of President Buhari to bring farmers' killers to justice

26 August 2019 - HURIWA demands whereabouts of over 300 suspected kidnappers

Statement by Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria regarding failure of police to bring prosecutions

24 July 2019 - Killing of Mrs Olufunke Olakunrin (née Fasoranti): Our Stand

Statement by Chief Ayo Adebanjo on behalf of Yoruba socio-cultural organisation Afenifere

22 July 2019 - Yoruba Question in Nigeria's Conundrum

Open letter by Alaafin of Oyo Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III to President Buhari on the state of the nation

6 July 2019 - A rejoinder, re: Nigerian Government letter to UK APGG IFoRB denies persecution of Christians

Statement by National Christian Elders Forum, NCEF, to the UK Parliament

2 June 2019 - Nigeria is under attack

Statement by Anthony Cardinal Okogie, Archbishop Emeritus of Lagos

25 May 2019 – 7 Days Final Quit Notice to All Fulani Herdsmen in South West

Press release by Yoruba Council of Youths Worldwide (YCYW)

7 May 2019 – The Challenges of Mitigating Herdsmen Attacks on People of Nigeria: Lessons from Benue State

Keynote address given by Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom at University of Nigeria, Nsukka

6 November 2018  Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) report to President Buhari 


Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria statements:

  • 29 June 2018 – Shameful Inversion of values, Statement on the Plateau State Massacre 
  • 26 April 2018 – When will this barbarism end?, Statement on the murder of two priests and 15 parishioners in Mbalom, Benue State 
  • 16 January 2018 – On the recurrent wave of violence…, Statement on the attacks across Nigeria 


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