Part of a series on the
History of Nigeria
History of the Igbo people
History of the Yoruba people
This is a list of wars and conflicts in Nigeria.
Katanga and South Kasai dissolved.
Nigerian Civil War
Reincorporation of Biafra into Nigeria.
First Liberian Civil War
Indecisive (ECOMOG mission successful)
Elections held, Charles Taylor becomes President.
Sierra Leone Civil War
Lomé Peace Accord
Defeat of the Revolutionary United Front.
Conflict in the Niger Delta
Amnesty agreement in 2009
Boko Haram insurgency
Introduction of sharia law in 9 states.
Northern Mali War
Nigerian withdrawal due to insurgency at home.
Invasion of the Gambia
Yahya Jammeh steps down peacefully, minimal combat between the two sides.
Insurgency in the Maghreb (2002–present)
^ “The Ecomog Experience with Peacekeeping in West Africa – Whither Peacekeeping in Africa? – Monograph No 36, 1999.” Accessed January 29, 2016.
Despite the often discouraging prospects, the ECOMOG operation was ultimately successful for several reasons. The first was the sheer political will and tenacity of ECOWAS. The organisation did not have the option of cutting and running, for reasons that were as much self-interested as humanitarian. The second was the ability to combine three phases of conflict resolution: peacekeeping, peacemaking, and peace enforcement, thereby changing mandates of forces in the field as developments on the ground required (a flexibility due, ironic