IAJP Job Vacancy: Research Assistant

VACANCY: RESEARCH ASSISTANT Introduction: The International Alliance for Justice and Peace (IAJP) is inviting applications for the post of a research assistant for the project focusing on gathering evidence about the spate of terrorist violence in Nigeria. This project will last for a duration of three months. Person specifications The role holder should: Hold a […]

The ‘Jihadi John’ of Nigeria: Iskilu Wakili

Mohammed Emwazi, also known as ‘Jihadi John’ because of his infamous brutality, needs no introduction-he was the British-Kuwaiti murderer believed by various intelligence and security organisations, especially the M15, CIA and Metropolitan Police to be the person seen in several videos by the ISIL showing the beheadings of a number of captives between 2014 to […]

Land and water resources access across Nigeria: maximising resources potential towards resolving herders-farmers conflict

Introduction This piece provides some basic data about Nigeria land and water resources which is at the center of the present conflict among different users across the states and geopolitical zones.  The pressure on land and water has become multiplied due to population increase and climate change realities. However, a quick look on the available […]


Response to Prof. Seun Kolade’s article: You can’t tackle “herdsmen” terrorism without addressing rural poverty Prof. Seun Kolade is a friend of mine (We are both waiting for the lockdown to ease, so we may grab some good coffee together as we have a lot to physically discuss). I read his new short article last […]

You can’t tackle “herdsmen” terrorism without addressing rural poverty

Let us begin to unpick this one after the other. The current crisis in southwest Nigeria has exposed a fundamental problem in the almost total neglect of rural areas in development planning and implementation. It is a cumulative consequence of failure of successive governments. With next to nothing infrastructures and non-existing amenities, the rural folks […]

Fulani Militia’s Terror: Compilation of News (2017 – 2020)

Please find the introduction from the original author below and download the full report here Introductory Remarks Nigerians are suffering widespread and systematic terrorist attacks by, mainly, Boko Haram, the ISIL-aligned Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP), Fulani militias and Ansaru1 . The Global Terrorist Index 2019 published by the Institute for Economics and Peace, […]