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The 2010 Jos Crisis and Muslim-Christian Violence in Nigeria: Trends, Causes, Consequences and Possible Solutions

18 February 2010 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Chatham House, London


Yusufu Pam, Former Attorney General, Plateau State
Adam Higazi, Oxford University
Professor Murray Last, Professor Emeritus, Department of Anthropology, University College London



On 17 January 2010 renewed violence broke out between Muslims and Christians in the city of Jos, capital of Plateau State in central Nigeria. Official reports state that more than 300 people were killed but the real figure may be significantly higher. Communal violence in Jos has been a recurrent theme over the past decade. This roundtable discussion will focus on the sources of the conflict, how mobilization occurred along religious lines in 2010, and the local and national consequences of the violence. There will also be discussion of possible solutions to the conflict.