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Escalating Violence in Northern Nigeria

Nigeria has long faced varied security challenges that continue to threaten its peace and security.

These challenges have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and
resulted in deepening existing structural inequalities. The nation continues to be a potent ground for the perpetration of various acts of violence. From ethnic conflicts to religious conflicts and terrorist attacks, it seems to be a never-ending trend.

Boko Haram insurgency in north-eastern Nigeria, increasing banditry violence in the northwest and continuous farmer-herder conflict in the middle belt have all led to an on-going crisis.

The constant violent confrontation in these parts of the country left scores of innocent people dead, and many more displaced.