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Title:Violence in Nigeria: 'a qualitative and quantitative analysis'
Editor:Pérouse de Montclos, Marc-AntoineISNI
Series:West African politics and society (WAPOSO) series
City of publisher:Leiden
Publisher:African Studies Centre
Geographic term:Nigeria
political violence
traffic accidents
Abstract:This collective volume offers not only qualitative but also quantitative studies of violence in Nigeria. Since Nigerian crime statistics are typically not available or not reliable, the contributors base their analyses on data from the Nigeria Watch database, a database of the Nigeria Watch project located at the University of Ibadan. This project aims to address the general lack of data with regard to violence in Nigeria and its victims, and has archived reports of fatal incidents and monitored human security in Nigeria since 1 June 2006. Compiling the Nigeria Watch database relies on a thorough reading of the Nigerian press and reports from human rights organizations, and on the recording of fatalities on a daily basis, including deaths resulting from accidents. The contributors to this volume underline the necessity of a trend analysis to decipher the patterns and the complexity of violence in very different fields: from oil production to cattle breeding, from radical Islam to motor accidents, from land conflicts to witchcraft. They argue for empirical investigation and the use of both qualitative and quantitative data. The book is organized into two parts, with a focus first on statistical studies, then on qualitative analysis based on fieldwork and surveys. Chapters in part 1: Trends and patterns of fatal road accidents in Nigeria (2006-2014) (Vitus Nwankwo Ukoji); Patterns and trend analysis of violence in oil production and oil distribution in Nigeria (2006-2014) (Adeola Adams); Trends and patterns of cattle grazing and rural violence in Nigeria (2006-2014) (Philip Ademola Olayoku); Trends and patterns of fatalities resulting from cult societies and belief in witchcraft in Nigeria (2006-2014) (Akinpelu Babajide Adedotun); Muslims, Christians and religious violence in Nigeria: patterns and mapping (2006-2014) (Akinola Ejodame Olojo); Killings by the security forces in Nigeria: mapping and trend analysis (2006-2014) (Super Odomovo Afeno). Chapters in part 2: A survey of violence-related deaths in Aninri and Isi-Uzo LGAs of Enugu State (2006-2014) (Joachin Uche Okanume); A survey of violence-related deaths in Egbedore and Ifedayo LGAs of Osun Stae (2006-2014) (Hammed Abodunrin); A study of violence-related deaths in Baure, Ingawa, Kurfi, Mani, and Matazu LGAs of Katsina State (2006-2014) (Adam Alqali); A study of violence-related deaths in Gudu, Gwadabawa and Illela LGAs of Sokoto State, and Sakaba LGA of Kebbi State (2006-2014) (Arshad Munir & Akinola Ejodame Olojo). [ASC Leiden abstract]