Land conflicts in southwestern nigeria—which have been occurring since the 1980s and stubbornly resurfaced in recent times—as a major economic and sociopolitical problem at the national and state levels. Abstract nigeria has been ravaged by a number of indigene-settler conflicts the indigene-settler dichotomy, if not well managed could lead to strife ife and modakeke communities in south-western nigeria have engaged in protracted intra-ethnic. Modakeke in osun state, south west nigeria, with a population of close to three hundred thousand peoplethe modakekes are also known as the akoraye and have a history of valor at war and are prosperous farmers. Ife-modakeke, is situated in osun state in the south – west zone of nigeria % e south –west zone is made up of six states, namely, ekiti, lagos, ogun, ondo, osun and oyo states % e zone is traditionally inhabited by one of nigeria’s three largest ethnic groups. Ethnic conflicts in nigeria: a case of ife-modakeke in historical perspective ra asiyanbola department of geography and regional planning, faculty of the social sciences.
1 introduction the ife kingdom is the cradle of the yoruba race the kingdom is located in the south west of nigeria it preserves the yoruba culture, tradition and heritage (asiyanbola, 2007 asiyanbola, a r (2007) urban-ethno communal conflict in africa: nigeria. Ife is the source of all that is yoruba and the ooni the father of all yoruba people which today spreads over eight contiguous states of the federation of nigeria be they modakekes, ifes, ibadans, ekitis, ketus and so on. Refworld is the leading source of information necessary for taking quality decisions on refugee status refworld contains a vast collection of reports relating to situations in countries of origin, policy documents and positions, and documents relating to international and national legal frameworks nigeria: whether the ife-modakeke. According to him, the ife/modakeke crisis is always on the agenda of the standing committee and provincial synod of the church of nigeria, anglican communion, for prayers.
As related as ife and modakeke are, however, both have engaged in protracted conflict for over a century it remains the oldest intra-ethnic conflict in nigeria the modakeke people are generally considered strangers, tenants, and migrants in ife. Ife is the source of all that is yoruba and the ooni the father of all yoruba people which today spreads over eight contiguous states of the federation of nigeria be they modakekes, ifes, ibadans. Ile-ife, modakeke, conflict, cbd, gis, gps, landsat, google map major cause of conflict in nigeria (ikejiaku, 2009) fabiyi et al nature of the problem under investigation while the conclusive research method was used in gathering data. The ife and modakeke conflict started as far back as the 18 th century but the establishment of the british protectorate in nigeria headed by governor carter would eventually bring the war to an end this led to the creation and signing of a treaty in 1886.
Lagos — in a new twist to the seemingly unending ife/modakeke crisis, the modakekes, having waited in vain for the implementaion of the recommendations of the bode george led peace panel. The ile-ife/modakeke crisis has a long history (asiyanbola, 2010) whose main cause has been traced to differences over land ownership and the payment of royalties for such land (agbe, 2001 toriola, 2001. In the words of a r asiyanbola (2007), the ife-modakeke crisis remains the oldest intra-ethnic conflict in nigeria which makes the process of peace making a realistic one1 the ife and modakeke are both yoruba of osun state in southwestern nigeria. Indigenes and settlers conflict in nigeria: a negation to national integration and nation building dr ejikeme jombo nwagwu these problems of communal and ethnic rivalries seem to have the ife-modakeke communal conflict in oyo state (from pre-colonial era till.
Moreover, there have been: 29 the conflict in ife and modakeke areas of osun state, in 2000-2001 30 the conflict on the mambila plateau in 2001-2002 31. Lagos — ife and modakeke communities in osun state have in several times in the past been engulfed in communal clashes resulting in deaths of many people and displacement of numerous others. Discuss the implications of ife-modakeke crisis and the conflict resolution adopted in the area on the future of peace making among the various ethnic groups in nigeria statement of the problem conflict resolution in nigeria is still in its developmental stage.
Conflicts in nigeria written by asiyanbola (2010) and captured in a “journal of humanities of social sciences and creative arts”, a case of ife-modakeke in historical perspective” also acknowledged the above variables as. The conflict between the two neighbouring communities –ife and modakeke, is one of the oldest ethnic conflicts in nigeria it has been going on for more than a century (aguda, 1994albert, 1999.
Horizontal inequalities and communal conflicts: the case of 568 inequalities and conflict in nigeria conﬂicts–like the ife–modakeke and aguleri–umuleri examples–are motivated by perceptions of group inequalities at the local and state levels analysis of. The modakeke and ife communities fought a war from 1997 which lasted about five years over creation of ife-east local government and the citing of the new council’s headquarters within ife. Intra-ethnic conflicts among the yoruba : a case of igbo ora / akin akinteye ife-modakeke crisis / isaac olawale albert conflicts between pastoralists and agriculturalists in north-eastern nigeria / i williams. Ile-ife is the seat of the historical society of nigeria (1955) and has several teacher-training colleges in 1948 ife was the site of the inaugural conference of the society of the descendants of oduduwa, a group of yoruba nationalists who formed the core of the action group, a national political party.