Past event

Research Event

Conflict in Nigeria's Middle Belt: Non-State Responses and Solutions

Chatham House, London

Africa Programme, Nigeria Project


Rev Samuel Goro, Executive Director, Centre for Peace Advancements Nigeria (CEPAN)


Inter-communal violence in Plateau State, in Nigeria’s middle belt, has left thousands dead, displaced many more and ruined livelihoods. Corruption and competition for resource control has tainted political intervention, such that state-led responses exacerbate tensions and have generated growing frustrations amongst civil society actors seeking a resolution to the crisis.

The Reverend Samuel Goro will discuss the current context in Plateau State, how it is being affected by wider national and regional challenges, and the best possible responses for a resolution of conflict in Nigeria's middle belt. 

Ifeanyi Okechukwu and Professor Patricia Donli from West Africa Network for Peacebuilding, and Salome Dashe from the Nigeria's National Drug Law Enforcement Agency will also participate in the discussion.

Attendance is by invitation only.