Authors : Marietu Tenuche
Abstract: The youth in Nigeria are involved and in most cases are in the vanguard of violent conflicts that have occurred in different parts of the country. The study specifically examined the role of the youth in the intermittent bursts of violent conflicts that erupts in Ebira land North Central Nigeria. The study suggested possible remedies to this growing tendency. This descriptive research was carried out essentially through an analysis of relevant texts, documents and Research and Government Reports on the subject matter. The position in the study was that the abrogation of the traditional authority of the Clans as an instrument of social control contributed significantly to recurring violence in Ebira land. The study argued further that among other factors the Nigerian education system as operated presently place too little emphasis on skill acquisition with serious implications for employment opportunities as most graduates of the various educational institutions are not able to secure employment in the various sectors of the economy.
Marietu Tenuche , 2009. Youth Restiveness and Violence in Nigeria: A Case Study of Youth Unrest in Ebiraland . The Social Sciences, 4: 549-556.