PSYCHOLOGICAL STRATEGY FOR PEACE IN ETHNIC CONFLICT IN NIGERIA STATE
Nigeria like other nations has not been spared from the problem of ethnic conflict. These ethnic conflicts are characterized by genocidal attacks, bombing, maiming and killings of several persons, loss of business investments, and properties worth several billions of Naira. The situation is worsened by the increasing number of unemployed Nigerians. The challenge of managing Nigeria’s ethnic crisis has not been an easy task. However, several efforts such as deployment of huge security operatives, peaceful dialogue amongst religious groups and setting up of probe panels have been made to manage the perennial conflict but with little or no positive solution. Hence, this paper attempt to determine the problems associated with ethnic conflict with the aim to proffer psychological strategies that will bring about peace in Nigeria.