Case Study of Ukwa People of the Oil-rich Niger Delta of Nigeria

January 2004 | Austin Onuoha, and Lynda Lolo

Suggested Citation: Onuoha, Austin, and Lynda Lolo. “Case Study of the Ukwa People of the Oil Rich Niger Delta of Nigeria.” Case Study, CDA Collaborative Learning Projects, 2004.

During the course of this research we identified eight different kinds of conflict in the Niger Delta. These conflicts are neither special nor unique to the Niger Delta. However, the intensity and dynamics of the conflicts have been affected both by the presence of and the politics of oil. Our interest in identifying these conflicts is to find out whether these conflicts are non-existent in the Ukwa area. If they exist, how did they manage them in a non-violent manner, if they do not exist, why?