IJSSH 2016 Vol.6(5): 364-369 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2016.V6.673

The Growth of Urban Slums and Conflicts in Nigeria: A Case Study of Jos and Environs 1980-2010

Ajiji David Nyam and Larab Tangshak Ayuba
Abstract—The study attempts an explanation between the growth of urban slums and conflicts in Jos and also the period of upheavals in the North from 1980-2010.The study in historical perspective takes from the late 1960s tracing the waves of migration into the area as a safe haven. The authors’ arguments are to the fact that the growth of urban slums supported the circle of violence and prolonged its spiralling and recurrence over a decade. The work in its source adopts oral interviews and archival sources as primary in ascertaining the dynamics, patterns of change, wave of movements and reasons for the escalation of conflicts and effects. The work takes to content analysis of secondary source literatures in defining the narratives that gives the paper its value. The method of interpretation is analytical, descriptive and narrative in its explanation highlighting the correlates of the issues under review. The paper submits by way of conclusion suggestions and strategies to forestall future escalation of conflicts in cosmopolitan settings.

Index Terms—Growth, urban slums, rise of conflicts and cosmopolitan cities.

Ajiji David Nyam is with the Federal University Lafia, P.M.B 146, Lafia, Nasarawa State, Nigeria (e-mail:davidnyamajiji@yahoo.com).
LarabTangshakAyuba is with the University of Jos, P.M.B 2084, Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria (e-mail:larabtang@gmail.com).

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Cite: Ajiji David Nyam and Larab Tangshak Ayuba, " The Growth of Urban Slums and Conflicts in Nigeria: A Case Study of Jos and Environs 1980-2010," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 6, no. 5, pp. 364-369, 2016.

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