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Violence in Nigeria: a qualitative and quantitative analysis

One of our latest publications, Violence in Nigeria: a qualitative and quantitative analysis, edited by M.A. Perouse de Montclos, is now available in open access on the website of the co-publisher, the African Studies Centre of Leiden:


Most of the academic literature on violence in Nigeria is qualitative. It rarely relies on quantitative data because police crime statistics are not reliable, or not available, or not even published. Moreover, the training of Nigerian social scientists often focuses on qualitative, cultural, and political issues. There is thus a need to bridge the qualitative and quantitative approaches of conflict studies.

This book represents an innovation and fills a gap in this regard. It is the first to introduce a discussion on such issues in a coherent manner, relying on a database that fills the lacunae in data from the security forces. The authors 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, radical Islam to motor accidents, land conflicts to witchcraft, and so on. In addition, they argue for empirical investigation and a complementary approach using both qualitative and quantitative data. The book is therefore organized into two parts, with a focus first on statistical studies, then on fieldwork.


Introduction: Arguments for a qualitative and quantitative analysis of violence in nigeria: 1, Marc-Antoine Pérouse de Montclos

Part 1 - Trends, patterns and mapping: a quantitative analysis of violence in Nigeria

1 - Trends and patterns of fatal road accidents in Nigeria (2006-2014): 13, Vitus Nwankwo Ukoji
2 - Patterns and trend analysis of violence in oil production and oil distribution in Nigeria (2006-2014): 41, Adeola Adams
3 - Trends and patterns of cattle grazing and rural violence in Nigeria (2006-2014): 61, Philip Ademola Olayoku
4 - Trends and patterns of fatalities resulting from cult societies and belief in witchcraft in Nigeria (2006-2014): 77, Akinpelu Babajide Adedotun
5 - Muslims, Christians and religious violence in Nigeria: patterns and mapping (2006-2014): 91, Akinola Ejodame Olojo
6 - Killings by the security forces in Nigeria: mapping and trend analysis (2006-2014): 112, Super Odomovo Afeno

Part 2: Fieldwork and surveys: a qualitative analysis of violence in Nigeria

7 - A survey of violence-related deaths in Aninri and Isi-Uzo LGAS of Enugu State (2006-2014): 143, Joachin Uche Okanume
8 - A Survey of violence-related deaths in Egbedore and Ifedayo LGAS of Osun State (2006-2014): 161, hammed abodunrin
9 - A study of violence-related deaths in Baure, Ingawa, Kurfi, Mani, and Matazu LGAS of Katsina state (2006-2014): 179, Adam Alqali
10 - A study of violence-related deaths in Gudu, Gwadabawa and Illela LGAS of Sokoto State, and Sakaba lga of Kebbi State (2006-2014): 195, Arshad Munir & Akinola Ejodame Olojo

Postscript: The Next Challenge: Statistics as a tool for human security: 219

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