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Scirj Volume VI, Issue XI, November 2018 Edition
ISSN: 2201-2796

TRENDS OF ETHNIC CONFLICTS IN CROSS RIVER STATE, NIGERIA

BISONG THERESA LARRY, EREMI EMMANUEL OHARA

Abstract: The main objective of this study was to assess the trends of ethnic or communal conflicts in Cross River State for a period of fifteen years 2001 - 2016. The study was conducted in Cross River State, Nigeria. Cross River State comprises of eighteen (18) Local Government Areas and Nine (9) Local Government Areas were purposively selected for the study because they are the conflict areas of the state. These selected local government areas include; Abi, Biase, Boki, Etung, Obubra, Obudu, Yala, Odukpani and Yakurr respectively. The effective sample size used for the study was four hundred and forty seven (447). Data were collected with the aid of observation, focus group discussion, interviews and a questionnaire. Data obtained were analyzed using frequency tables and trend analysis. The study therefore recommended that the government and nongovernmental organizations should organize enlightenment programs to sensitize the people on the need for peaceful coexistence and consequences of conflicts, developmental programmes on skill acquisition or entrepreneurship should be conducted in the warring communities, especially those communities that conflict has been reoccurring, to enable the youths acquire skills that will create employment, security personnel should be deployed to warring communities and finally the root causes of conflict in the communities should be investigated by the appropriate authorities and solution sort to bring lasting peace in the area.

Reference this Paper: TRENDS OF ETHNIC CONFLICTS IN CROSS RIVER STATE, NIGERIA by BISONG THERESA LARRY, EREMI EMMANUEL OHARA published at: "Scientific Research Journal (Scirj), Volume VI, Issue XI, November 2018 Edition, Page 74-83 ".

Search Terms: Trends and Ethnic Conflicts

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