ASSESSMENT OF THE ROLE OF MASS MEDIA IN REPORTING FARMERS-HERDSMEN ATTACKS FOR SUSTAINABLE NATIONAL SECURITY IN SOUTH WEST

The various havoc being wreck by the herdsmen against farmers in the West Africa has assumed a dramatic proportion over the years. In Nigeria, the extent of various attacks is mind boggling, ranging from destruction of harvested farm produce to maiming and killing of farmers under little provocation. The study thus, assesses the role of mass media in reporting farmers-herdsmen attacks for sustainable National Security in the South West. The study was anchored on Agenda Setting Theory and Development Media Theory. Survey research method was employed and 120 respondents from South West states were purposively selected. The main data collection …READ MORE …