Ethnic Militias

Ethnic Militias and National Security in Nigeria from 1999 – 2004

Ethnic militia groups have become a major part of Nigeria’s present political landscape. Often inflicting or threatening to inflict violence for political and economic advantage; the activities of ethnic militias are not new to Nigeria. However, the ferocity with which these violent attacks have occurred since the enthronement of the present democratic rule has made them one of the challenging daring monsters that need to be tamed. The reasons for…

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