academic articles

This section contains a list of academic articles dealing with the sectarian conflict in Nigeria.

Conflict, instability and resilience in Nigeria

Sian Herbert 


Re-invented abroad: Agitation for self-determination by the indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) movement in south-eastern Nigeria

Tobechukwu Nneli


Security and governance in north-east Nigeria

Chigozirim Odinkalu


Uncovering the systemic genocide against the Hausa-Fulani and Muslim groups in Nigeria

Mohammed Isah Shehu


The Dilemma of Islam and Muslims in Nigeria

Mohammed Isah Shehu



Genocide, oppression, ambivalence: Online narratives of identity and religion in postcolonial Nigeria

Sokfa F. John

Ethno-religious crisis in northern Nigeria and the search for peace and security: challenges for national cohesion

Yemisi I. Olawale

Fulani herdsmen attacks in Nigeria: A case of genocide in the making

Kaniye S.A. Ebeku


The Jos crisis: a recurrent Nigerian tragedy

Samsom Laura Thomas


Women, Gender and the Evolving Tactics of Boko Haram

Jacob Zenn and Elizabeth Pearson


Published in Rapid Literature Review, February 2018



Published in Journal of African-Centered Solutions in Peace and Security

Vol.2, November 2018 Link



Published by CLEEN foundation, 2016



Published in the Journal of Business and Social Review in Emerging Economies

Vol.5, No 2, December 2019 Link


Presented at the 7th International Conference on International Studies (ICIS 2018)



Published in Open Library of Humanities 4 (2), 20 September 2018 Link



Published in International Journal of Academic Research in Business, Arts and Science

Vol.1, Issue 1, 2019 Link


Published in International Journal of Law, Humanities & Social Science

Vol.3, Issue 6, October 2019 Link


Published by Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung

Discussion Paper No.2, January 2011 Link


Published in Journal of Terrorism Research 

Vol. 5, !ssue 1, February 2014 Link

'Soldiers of God or Allah': Religious Politicization and the Boko Haram Crisis in Nigeria

Benjamin Maiangwa


Published in Journal of Terrorism Research 

Vol. 5, !ssue 1, February 2014 Link

Nigeria Democratic Progress - Perspective on Conflict

Idayat Hassan


Published in Centre for Democracy and Development, 2015 Link

Role of Poverty and Unemployment on the Emergence of Boko Haram Insurgency in Northern Nigeria

Bol Wie


Dissertation presented to the Brussels School of International Studies, University of Kent

2 August, 2018 Link

Boko Haram and the Nigerian State: a Different Perspective

Osaretin Idahosa


Published in Glocalism: Journal of Culture, Politics and Innovation

No.3, 2015 Link

Politics for God: Religion, Politics and Conflict in Democratic Nigeria

Hakeem Onapajo


Published in The Journal of Pan African Studies

Vol.4, no.9, January 2012 Link

Clash of Religious Civilisation in Nigeria: Understanding Dynamic of Religious Violence

Nsemba Edward Lenshie


Published in Research on Humanities and Social Sciences

Vol.4, No.17, 2014 Link 

Migration and Conflict in Divided Societies

Atta Barkindo

Published in World Watch Research

Nigeria Conflict Security Analysis Network

Working paper, No.1 Link


Towards Containing Terrorism in North East Nigeria A Befitting Strategy for a Protracted War

Bright E. Tobi


Published in Public Policy and Administration Research

Vol.8, No. 7, 2018 Link

Uncovering the Systematic Genocide Against the Hausa-Fulani and Muslims Groups in Nigeria

Mohammed I S 


Published in Journal of Business and Social Review in Emerging Economies 5(2) November 2019 Link


Caliphate Colonialism – the taproot of the trouble with Nigeria


February 2013

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Soldiers of God or Allah: Religious Politicization and the Boko Haram Crisis in Nigeria

Benjamin Maiangwa

Nomadic Fulani Herdsmen Turn Terrorists? Exploring the Situation and the Security Implications For Nigeria

M.O.M. Akpor-Robaro, PhD & F.O. Lanre-Babalola, PhD


Published in Journal of Terrorism Research, Vol. 5, Issue 1 (February 2014) Link


Published in IOSR Journal Of Humanities And Social Science(IOSR-JHSS),Vol. 23, Issue 7, Ver. 4 (July 2018) PP 47-57. Link

 In Search of Salutary Responses to the Existential Threats Against Middle Belt Autochthonous Communities in Nigeria

Zuwaqhu K. A. Bonat, PhD


Bonat Columbia Lecture 2018
Z.K. Bonat 2018.pdf
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No retreat, no surrender, conflict for survival between Fulani pastoralists and farmers in northern Nigeria

Isah Mohammed Abbass, PhD


Published in European Scientific Journal, Vol. 8, No. 1. Link

Conflicts between Fulani Herders and Farmers in Central and Southern Nigeria: Discourse on Proposed Establishment of Grazing Routes and Reserves

Okechukwu Edward Okeke, PhD


Published in Afrrev Ijah, Vol.3 (1), January 2014. Link

1804 Usman Dan Fodio's Jihad on Inter-Group Relations in the Contemporary Nigerian State

Nmah, Patrick Enoch; Amanambu, Uchenna Ebony


Published in International Journal of Religion & Human Relations Vol. 9 No. 1, June 2017. Link

The funding of Boko Haram and Nigeria's actions to stop it 

Jason L. Rock


Thesis, Naval Postgraduate School, December 2016. Link

Boko Haram and Lake Chad - An extension or a sanctuary

Christian Seignobos


Published in Afrique Contemporaine 2015/3. Link 

A Sectarian Jihad in Nigeria: The Case of Boko Haram

Marc-Antoine Pérouse de Montclos


Published in Small Wars & Insurgencies , Vol. 27, 2016 - Issue 5. Link

The Fulani conquest and rule of the Hausa Kingdom of Northern Nigeria (1804-1900)

Samuel N. Nwabara


Published in Journal des Africanistes, Vol.33-2, 1963. Link

Emerging Challenges in Nigeria's National Security in the Twenty-First Century: The Fulani Herdsmen Menace

I.F. Ezeonwuka and Austine Uchechukwu Igwe


Published in Asian Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies, Vol.4, Issue 5, April 2016. Link

Between Boko Haram and Fulani Herdsmen: Organised Crime and Insecurity in Nigeria 

Bolaji Omitola

Presented at the 5th Institute of Security Studies Conference on Crime and Crime Reduction, 14-15 August 2014. Link