‘Deadlier than Boko Haram’: Representations of the Nigerian herder–farmer conflict in the local and foreign press

Innocent Chiluwa & Isioma M Chiluwa
This corpus-based discourse study briefly reviews the activities of Boko Haram and the conflict between the nomadic herdsmen and sedentary agrarian farmers of north-central and southern Nigeria. But the study focuses on the representations of the main actors in the conflict and the conflict itself in the Western media and the Nigerian press, and examines the ideological implications of these representations as well as the possible consequences of some particular evaluations of the conflicts for...
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