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Nigeria’s conflict is a result of environmental devastation across West Africa

Nigeria's conflict is a result of environmental devastation across West Africa

Nigeria is experiencing a major conflict between nomadic herdsmen and indigenous farmers.
Environmental devastation has necessitated widespread migration of Fulanis from all over West Africa to the south of Nigeria. The influx of new people has disrupted the existing dynamics and relationship between predominantly farming local communities and nomadic herdsmen.
But environmental explanations are largely ignored in favour of talk of ethnic or religious conflict.
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