Jos Crises, Peacemaking and its challenges, 2001-2010.
Keywords:Crises, Conflicts, Peacemaking, Jos, Challenges
Over a decade, the violent conflicts in Jos have remained recurrent and have defied all peacemaking mechanisms put in place. This research assesses the conflicts from 2001 to 2010, and the challenges militating against durable peace in Jos. The study employed the use of primary and secondary data. The study found that conflicts in Jos are caused by numerous factors, amongst which are struggle over political power, resources, incompatible cultures and values. The challenges militating against durable peace include, but are not limited to proliferation of arms, inadequacies of the judicial sysytem, lack of functional rehabilition of victims and polarization.These conflicts have been intense with far reaching effects on the people, economy and integration of the state and country at large.
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