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Poverty and Ethnic Militia Activities in the Niger Delta, Nigeria: A Critical Appraisal

Abimbola, O. H. and Iruonagbe, C. T. and Jegede, A. E. (2006) Poverty and Ethnic Militia Activities in the Niger Delta, Nigeria: A Critical Appraisal. In: Conflict Management and Peace Building in Africa. Faculty of Social Sciences Delta State University, P.M.B.I Abraka, Delta State Nigeria. ISBN 978-033-660-5

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The Niger-Delta area is home to about 23% ofNigeria total population. One thing that readily comes to mind about this area is conflict through the instrumentality of ethnic militancy. The issue of conflict in this area has been discussed and examined against many indices. This paper, however, tried to place the incidence of ethnic militia activities against the perception of deprivation by the people of this area. The paper employed frustration aggression and relative deprivation theses in explaining the phenomenon of wanton destruction of oil exploration facilities, deaths and hostage taking by many militant groups that traverse the region. Recommendations that could assuage the conflict situation were suggested.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: conflict, militia group, poverty, relative deprivation, frustration, aggression
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2015 16:06
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2015 23:26

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