Nigeria

Peoples Under Threat Ranking:
#12
1

Communities at risk

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

Summary

Nigeria has failed to respond to at least 14 outstanding requests to visit from UN mandate-holders. The government has claimed extensive military successes in the war against Boko Haram rebels, but both the Nigerian army and the extensive cadres of local vigilante groups supported by the government have been responsible for widespread abuses. The conflict over land use between Fulani pastoralists and Tiv farmers… Read more »

Peoples Under Threat Data

2017 Data Peoples under Threat value
Self-determination conflicts5
Major armed conflict2
Prior genocide / politicide1
Flight of refugees and IDPs0.0147
Legacy of vengeance - group grievance9.4
Rise of factionalized elites9.9
Voice and Accountability-0.437
Political Stability-2.071
Rule of Law-1.045
OECD country risk classification6
TOTAL17.666

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

Nigeria has failed to respond to at least 14 outstanding requests to visit from UN mandate-holders. The government has claimed extensive military successes in the war against Boko Haram rebels, but both the Nigerian army and the extensive cadres of local vigilante groups supported by the government have been responsible for widespread abuses. The conflict over land use between Fulani pastoralists and Tiv farmers continued in Benue and has spread, while there are also concerns about the response to the resurgence of separatist ambitions among some of the Igbo population in south-eastern Nigeria.