Herder Conflict Survey Results (Afrobarometer)
This data set displays an escalation in community-level violence associated with herder conflict in Nigeria. Advancing our understanding of the nature of the conflict and drawing on Afrobarometer’s surveys, an increase in ‘multiple-instance’ violence (more than one physical attack per year) is identified, from 2014 onwards. It indicates a shift to an escalated conflict paradigm for herders and farmers in Nigeria. Although migration, population growth and environmental change provide a backdrop to the herder conflict, gaps indicate more research is needed to be able to quantitatively relate these dynamics with discrete forcing variables of the observable shift to this escalated insecurity.