Oil, Resource Conflicts and the Post Conflict Transition in the Niger Delta Region: Beyond the Amnesty

This study commenced with an introduction and conceptual and theoretical clarifications of central concepts and issues particularly those of demilitarization, disarmament, demobilization, rehabilitation, reinsertion, reintegration and resettlement and components of post conflict transition. Thereafter a background is provided by examining the grievances, agitation and insurgency in the region, the military militia low intensity war since 1998 and the outcomes and effects. Then the study concentrates on the amnesty and post amnesty programmes and examines their implementation, performance, effects and challenges thus far. The nature of post conflict transitional efforts in the region is then examined against the prospects that it holds for resolving the conflicts and building enduring and sustainable peace.