Manji Mangrock Kingsley Madueke Lawan Danjuma Adamu Flore Berger Nengak Daniel Gondyi

The evolving dynamics of cattle rustling and instability in Nigeria

A Talk by Kingsley Madueke , Flore Berger , Nengak Daniel Gondyi , Lawan Danjuma Adamu and Manji Mangrock

About this Talk

This webinar discusses the dynamics of cattle rustling and instability in Nigeria.

Cattle rustling in Nigeria has evolved from a sustainable community practice into a significant illicit economy, delivering material profits to conflict actors and multiplying harms. Since 2011, the country has experienced a surge in the number of rustling incidents, resulting in thousands of deaths, loss of livelihoods, widespread destruction and displacement of people. This has had a debilitating impact on the country’s stability.

The webinar will present key findings from our recently published report on cattle rustling and instability in Nigeria. The report explores the multifaceted relationship between cattle rustling and instability, examining how it has resulted in thousands of deaths, large-scale displacement of communities and destruction of livelihoods as well as how it has operated as a source of financing for armed groups. 

07 February 2023, 09:00 AM

09:00 AM - 10:30 AM

About The Speakers

Kingsley Madueke

Kingsley Madueke


Flore Berger

Flore Berger

Sahel Analyst, GI-TOC


Nengak Daniel Gondyi

Nengak Daniel Gondyi

Project Officer, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue


Lawan Danjuma Adamu

Lawan Danjuma Adamu

Northern Nigeria Field Coordinator, GI-TOC

Northern Nigeria Field Coordinator, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime


Manji Mangrock

Manji Mangrock

Plateau State Peacebuilding Agency