EFFECT OF ETHNO-RELIGIOUS CONFLICT AMONG YOUTH IN NASARAWA SATATE OF NIGERIA
Nasarawa State is one of the country’s most ethnically and religiously heterogeneous entity. Since the advent of democratic rule in 1999, the heterogeneous nature of the Nasarawa State in terms of religion and ethnicity has created a major challenge of diversity management as evident in the prolonged inter-communal, religious, and ethnic related conflicts that plagued the zone with grave humanitarian consequences. Deaths associated with these conflicts are unevenly distributed in terms of their frequency and intensity. Key drivers of these conflicts have been contestations over access to land control of political and economic power, as well as disputes over indigeneship, which reflects a conceptual difference enshrined in Nigeria’s constitution. As the problem of ethno-religious conflict among the youths in Nasarawa State comes to limelight, this study intends to make an indepth investigation into the effect of ethno-religious conflict among the youth in Nasarawa State.The Paper focused on ethno-religious conflict in Nasarawa State of Nigeria.