PROLIFERATION OF SMALL ARMS AND ETHNIC CONFLICTS IN NIGERIA:IMPLICATION FOR NATIONAL SECURITY
1. The proliferation of small arms and light weapons engenders violentethnic conflicts.2. Small arms and light weapons have escalated the intensity of inter-ethnic conflicts.3. There is a relationship between the proliferation of small arms andlight weapons and ethnic conflicts.4. The proliferation of small arms leads to increase in ethnic conflicts.5. The widespread availability of small arms leads to the prolongation of ethnic conflicts.
The research is intended to highlight, how small arms and light weaponshave exacerbated ethnic conflict in Nigeria. It will also provide a framework of controlling regimes, such as national policy, regional initiatives and internal processes