Vol. 32, No. 2 (Summer 2007)
Ethnic Militia Violence in Nigeria:
The Case of the O'odua Peoples' Congress (OPC)
John E. Anegbode
Monday Lewis Igbafen
Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Nigeria
This paper examines the destabilizing upsurge in ethnic militia
movements in Nigeria and its consequences for the security and
well-being of the Nigerian state. It discusses the phenomenon
of ethnic militia violence as exemplified by the O'odua Peoples'
Congress (OPC) and highlights the crisis in multi-ethnic relations
that is currently destabilizing the Nigerian political economy.