HERDERS-FARMERS CONFLICT AND NATIONAL SECURITY IN NIGERIA
Keywords:concomitant ingredient of social existence, Thomas Robert Malthus, socio cultural zones, human social existence, radicalization of faith, herders-farmers conflicts, Myetti Allah, the clash of civilization
The Nigerian state no doubt is under monumental siege. This is basically as a result of the diverse social conflicts plaguing it. Top among these social conflicts is the herders /Farmers conflict that is currently ravaging the various regions of Nigeria. The conflict involving the Fulani herdsmen and Farmers from different socio cultural zones portends great danger to Nigeria's national security. This paper therefore examines the implications of this conflict on Nigeria's national security. The paper relies on materials from both primary and secondary sources in articulating the outcome of its investigation. It is hoped that at the end of the research both the academia and the larger society will draw insightful benefits from the research. This is especially for policy makers who will appreciate in broader perspective the national security implications of the conflict.