Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace: Creating Alternatives to Crime for Youth in Nigeria

Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace (IDFP) partner KAICIID grant recipient Dada who is a retired nurse and caring for the elderly as part of his project in Kafanchan, Southern Kaduna State, when his community was attacked by a gang of bandits and herdsmen on 12 August 2020.

According to Dada, his community, which once lived in peace, is now afflicted by conflict.  Territorial disputes have been exacerbated by economic struggles, political manipulation, criminality and youth unemployment, resulting in ethnic and religious divisions. Banditry, theft of property and cattle, and kidnapping have also become rampant.

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