Geopolitical Zone of Nigeria, 2010–2020
the North-West geopolitical zone, between 2010 and 2020. The specific focus of the study,
however, was on the nexus between government’s strategies of conflict resolution and the
incidence of herders – farmers’ conflicts in the North-West geopolitical zone of Nigeria
Anchored on the basic propositions adapted from the Marxist theory of the neo-colonial state
and relevant qualitative data generated through documentary and survey methods and
analysed using content and textual analysis, the study found that the unwillingness of the
Federal Government to implement basic strategies of conflict resolution account for the
inability to mitigate the rising incidence of herders-farmers conflicts in the North-West
geopolitical zone of, with enormous humanitarian implications. The study thus underscored
the need for effective implement of Comprehensive Livestock Development Plan to
holistically mediate agrarian contestations, particularly between farmers and herders.
Keywords: Natural resources, Nigerian state, open ranching, conflict resolution, farmer, herder conflict
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Felix Vincent Nnamani (2023). The State and the Management of Herder–Farmer conflicts in the North-West Geopolitical Zone of Nigeria, 2010–2020. IDOSR JOURNAL OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES 8(1): 88-100.https://doi.org/10.59298/IDOSR/2023/12.1.3897.