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Ethnic conflicts in Nigeria: a study of TIV Jukunsocio economic perspective

Joshua, Ruth Yohanna (2015) Ethnic conflicts in Nigeria: a study of TIV Jukunsocio economic perspective. In: Persidangan Antarabangsa Kelestarian Insan Kali Ke-2 2015, 19-20 Oktober 2015, Seremban, Malaysia.


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Tiv-Jukun conflict has a long history of occurrence and reoccurrence over a period of time. In many instances, the conflict have resulted into destructions of lives and properties and internal displacement of the citizen. The conflict have affected the relationship between the two ethnic groups who had been living together cordially. Previous studies on the conflict have not given proper attention on socio-economic perspective on the conflict. This paper present the root and remote causes of Tiv Jukun conflict. Identifying the triggers and drivers of conflict between the two ethnic groups could help in bringing about a lasting solution to the crisis. hterview method was used to illicit the opinion of various demographics of both ethnic groups. Finding indicate among others competition over land resources and the desire for each ethnic group to attain political position, for the benefit of its ethnic group in terms of socioeconomic amenities such as education, Healthcare services and employment. Towards peaceful co-existence Nigerian government should implement the report of the previous committees, proper sharing formula between the two ethnic group and need to address the issue of citizenship rights constitutionally.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: ethnicity and identity; ethnic conflict; human development
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2016 07:51
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2016 07:51
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/7458
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