Nigeria

Peoples Under Threat Ranking:
#12
0

Communities at risk

Ibo, Ijaw, Ogoni, Yoruba, Hausa (Muslims), Christians in the North

Summary

While Nigeria’s armed forces have had some success in pushing back Boko Haram, civilians have Peoples under Threat 2018 still felt the deadly impact of ongoing conflict. Boko Haram has stepped up its use of women and children as suicide bombers in urban centres, particularly in Borno state. Although the death toll has decreased from previous years, according to UNICEF, ongoing conflict has… Read more »

Peoples Under Threat Data

2018 Data Peoples under Threat value
Self-determination conflicts5
Major armed conflict2
Prior genocide / politicide1
Flight of refugees and IDPs0.0146
Legacy of vengeance - group grievance9.2
Rise of factionalized elites9.6
Voice and Accountability-0.295
Political Stability-1.854
Rule of Law-1.054
OECD country risk classification6
TOTAL17.232

The overall measure for each country is based on a basket of 10 indicators. The number in each row is drawn from the source for that particular indicator. The sources of data and calculations used are detailed on the Notes to Table page. 

Background

While Nigeria’s armed forces have had some success in pushing back Boko Haram, civilians have Peoples under Threat 2018 still felt the deadly impact of ongoing conflict. Boko Haram has stepped up its use of women and children as suicide bombers in urban centres, particularly in Borno state. Although the death toll has decreased from previous years, according to UNICEF, ongoing conflict has destroyed nearly 75 per cent of northeastern Nigeria’s water and sanitation infrastructure, leaving 3.6 million people without access to clean water. Exacerbated by the environmental impacts of desertification, the conflict over arable land in the Middle Belt region between predominantly Christian farmers of Berom and Tiv tribes and the mainly Muslim Fulani pastoralists continued, claiming over 600 lives.