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.