North-West News Media Reports

Amnesty for Bandits

Non-state violent actors have held Northern Nigeria to ransom in the last ten years. As the state and society grapple ineffectively with these conflicts, rampaging bandits have emerged in the North-West rustling cattle, kidnapping, raping, and killing the people. But surprisingly, instead of the state and its allies to rise to the challenge of banditry, they have opted for an amnesty for the outlaws...

Nigeria: Ending the Land Wars

Land in Nigeria are not only a factor of production with economic worth, but also has historical and ancestral values. These values as well as factors such as faulty colonial boundary demarcations and the new economic role of land introduced by colonial-capitalist domination, are some of the main enablers of violent conflicts over land...

Blood Mines: Artisanal Mining and Conflicts in Nigeria

Whether as objects of local conflicts between miners and the surrounding communities or regional conflicts such as militancy in the Niger Delta and banditry in the North-West region, mining has continued to play significant role in conflicts and insecurity across Nigeria...

Curbing Kidnap Violence

Over the last decade, kidnapping for ransom has evolved into one of the most pervasive and atrocious forms of criminal violence in Nigeria. Whether in scale or frequency, kidnapping has metastasised into one of the most visible forms of security threats in the country...

Kaduna: Unlearning Violence

Kaduna State has been a major flashpoint of sectarian violence for several years. In the last one year, it has been embroiled in recurrent communal clashes. In February 2019, low-intensity conflicts in Kajuru Local Government Area of the state resulted in over 60 deaths, wanton destruction of properties, and massive displacement of persons...

The Kaduna crisis – A bird’s eye view

It must be noted that this crisis is not the first this year to engulf Kasuwan Magani. At least 12 persons, 1,000 houses and several cars were destroyed in a religious crisis that erupted on 26 February over the conversion of a Christian girl to Islam by her Muslim boyfriend. 65 persons were subsequently arrested and charged to court by the state government...

A critical look at the Southern Kaduna crisis

Dan Azumi moved back home to Sanga in Kaduna in 1994 with his parents. Some of his siblings are married and reside in Fadan Karshi. His late sister, Ande, got married to a Gwandara man and they had five children...