UNMET HUMAN NEEDS AND THE NIGER DELTA CONFLICT IN NIGERIA
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This article examines the conflict in Niger Delta, the oil producing region of Nigeria. It focuses on the cause of conflict using the unmet human needs theory of John Burton (1990). The analysis X-rays the issues underlying the violence, arguing that it was a result of inarticulate government policies that failed to satisfy the needs of various communities in the region. Applying this conflict resolution tool should help us tp provide a way out of the problem.
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