The research is on traumatic and psychological implications of armed herdsmen invasion of southern Kaduna, Nigeria: A sample of 90 respondents drawn from the five local government areas affected by the activities of armed herdsmen was used for the study. The questionnaire was used as a major instrument for the collection of primary data from respondents; in-depth interviews were conducted to stimulate further information from respondents. Secondary data was sourced from books, journals, newspapers, and online peer-reviewed documents. The routine activity theory was adopted to explain armed herdsmen activities in the Southern Kaduna region of Kaduna State. Findings suggested that armed herdsmen activities have created traumatic and psychological implications on the people of Southern Kaduna who have now been found to live in perpetual fear. The study recommends that government be proactive in curbing the menace of armed herdsmen brigandage in Southern Kaduna and provide a more robust security network through the establishment of more military bases along the borders of the three local governments faced with the challenge of armed herdsmen invasion.
Citation: Musa Emmanuel Umaru, Nalong Henry Yalle, Victoria Nendirmwa Madueke, Obioma Okwuchi Chioma, Oyerinde Oyedoyin Abiola, Bewul M. Dhikyilnan (2022) Traumatic and Psychological Implications of Armed Herdsmen Invasion of Southern Kaduna, Nigeria, International Journal of Sociology and Anthropology Research, Vol.8, No.3 pp.1-14
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