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Illicit natural resource extraction in Nigeria fuels violence and insecurity

Igwe, Uche (2021) Illicit natural resource extraction in Nigeria fuels violence and insecurity. Africa at LSE (12 Jul 2021). Blog Entry.

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The persistence of insecurity in Nigeria is due to the failure to address root causes, combined with a lack of consensus among political and religious elites about the nature of the conflict and methods of mitigation. LSE fellow Uche Igwe describes how the illicit extraction of gold contributes to prolonging violent conflict in states like Zamfara, and suggests how decision-makers can be firm in halting the disturbing trend.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2021 10:03
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2021 23:27

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