Nigeria’s Insurgent North
Sharia in the North
Urban Conflict in Lagos
Half of Nigerians are Muslim, most living in northern states that follow varying degrees of Islamic law, or sharia.
Lagos, one of the world’s largest cities, suffers from the violence afflicting Nigeria’s urban areas: drug dealing, kidnapping, and gang conflict.
The cluster of tan circles around Jos reflects long-standing conflicts between herders and farmers of different faiths and ethnicities.
Sources: Nate Haken, Fund for Peace and Partners for Peace; Nigeria Watch; Michael Watts, University of California, Berkeley