Sorbari Joyce Philip-Kpae, Charles C. Mezie-Okoye (PhD)


This study looked at how racial tensions in Khana LGA affected people's access to food. The goal of the study was to determine the kind of communal violence that occurs in Khana LGA, what causes it, and how much of an influence it has on food security. The Maslow theory of human wants and the frustration/aggression hypothesis served as the study's theoretical foundation. A descriptive research survey methodology was used in the investigation. The sampling method developed by Krejcie and Morgan (1970) resulted in a sample size of 382. Data were collected using a 5-point Likert scale structured questionnaire, and they were analysed in IBM SPSS version 20 statistical software using weighted means, percentages, and frequency distributions. The study's conclusions demonstrated that the type of communal violence in Khana LGA had a significant impact on food security. More specifically, the unequal allocation of community resources was a major cause of intercommunal conflict in Khana LGA. Finally, because it affected farming and food production, communal violence had a significant impact on food security. Governments should adopt long-term initiatives to lessen or end intercommunal conflict, according to the researchers' recommendations.


Communal conflict, community violence, food security.

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