View on Africa: organised crime fuels Nigeria’s herder violence


A toxic mix of impunity and organised crime has transformed a low-level conflict between nomadic-pastoral communities and farmers into Nigeria’s deadliest violence. Widespread incidents of crime including cattle theft, arson and arms trafficking drive this conflict.

This View on Africa is presented by Martin Ewi, Regional Organised Crime Observatory Coordinator for Southern Africa. He will discuss the links between transnational organised crime and the herder violence in Nigeria.

About View on Africa

Every Wednesday from 11h00 - 12h00 CAT (09h00 - 10h00 GMT), ISS researchers from Dakar, Nairobi, Addis Ababa and Pretoria provide expert analysis of major events and trends in Africa. Introductory remarks are followed by an online Q&A with participants.

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