Benjamin Maiangwa holds an M.A. Degree in Conflict Transformation and a B.A. Honours in Political Science from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. He also has a B.A. degree in Philosophy from St Joseph’s Theological Institute, Cedara, South Africa. He is currently a graduate student at the Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability at the United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan. His research and writing have focused on ethno-religious and jihadist terrorism in Africa, ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) security architecture, and resource conflict in Nigeria.