Journal of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development

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Farmers/Herders Conflict, Cattle Rustling and Banditry: A Threat to Agricultural Productivity in North Western Nigeria: A Review

Ishaq D. Sanchi1 Yohanna J. Alhassan, Simon S. Vintenaba and Luka E. Dorh




Accepted 23rd, February, 2021.


This paper reviewed the sources of farmer’s herder’s conflict in Northwestern Nigeria. It unveiled the historical background of the cattle fulbe, the fulbe militia groups, recent changes in pastoral migration, areas of civil insecurity in Northwest, cattle rustling and banditry, security agencies responses to security issues in the north, pastoral organizations, social impacts of insecurity and ways of conflict management and resolution for sustained peaceful co-existence in Northwestern Nigeria.


Keywords: Farmers, Herders, Conflict, Cattle rustling, Banditry, Agricultural Productivity