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Ethno-Religious Conflicts in Nigeria: A Case Study of Kaduna State

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Project Title: Ethno-Religious Conflicts in Nigeria: A Case Study of Kaduna State
Author: Mr. Yusuf Baba
Advisor: Dr. Emmanuel Nweke Okafor
Degree: Master of Arts in Peace Studies and Diplomacy
Major: Peace Studies and Diplomacy
Faculty: Graduate School of Peace Studies and Diplomacy
Academic year: 2022
Conference Proceedings
2nd National and International Academic Conference Innovation and Management for Sustainability 15-16 December 2020


Baba, Yusuf. (2022). Ethno-Religious conflicts in Nigeria: A case study of Kaduna State. (Master’s thesis). Bangkok: Siam University.


This study analyzed the ethno-religious conflicts in Nigeria, particularly in the Northern state of Kaduna. Nigeria, the most populous black nation, is marred with several ethno-religious conflicts predominantly in the Northern states. Several news outlets and research studies have highlighted and investigated ethno-religious tensions prevalent in Nigerian society, however, insufficient efforts were made by the State and Federal Government to curtail them. Examining these internal conflicts, one of the main objectives of this research was to analyze different forms of ethno-religious conflicts and development needed in Nigeria; this study aimed to create awareness on the effects these ethno-religious conflicts have on Kaduna, while proffering recommendations that will foster peace to enable people to live harmoniously. The study adopted a qualitative method to provide the best analysis of the literature on Kaduna-ethno-religious conflicts, primarily through various academic research findings and reviews of literature. A historical research method was employed to gather secondary data from sources such as books, newspapers, journals, government publications and online information. Research findings indicated that ethno-religious conflict had a negative impact on the development of Kaduna. As such, the implications of the research findings, recommendations, and limitations were discussed for both theory and practice to support future research.

Keywords: ethno-religious conflicts, development, peace, Kaduna, Nigeria.

Ethno-Religious Conflicts in Nigeria: A Case Study of Kaduna State

Master of Arts in Peace Studies and Diplomacy, Siam University, Bangkok, Thailand