Top 10 Most Hated Tribes in Nigeria

Nigeria is an extremely ethnically and culturally diverse country. These tribes have lived side by side for so long they now resent one another and essentially just tolerate one another. However, this hostility has caused several political, social, and economic issues for the nation. With so many problems plaguing the country, many tribes have been compelled to act violently toward the government, their neighbours, or even other tribes.

The Igbo tribe has been ranked as Nigeria’s most hated tribe

The fundamental idea of this piece is that every individual is primarily out for himself. Every group in the country is accountable for behaving badly against the other, especially when you look into their cultures and traditions. Moreover, they frequently inspire hatred in other ethnic groups. In this article, we examine the Nigerian tribes who are most hated today.


The top 10 tribes in the country that are most despised are shown below.


The Fulani tribe is at the top of our list due to the sheer number of murders and atrocities associated with them. They have killed more people than any other tribe in Nigeria. The Fulani herdsmen (unknown gunmen) is an example. Most of the time, you can find them in the northern region of the nation, in Fulani states like Sokoto, Bauchi, Katsina, Kebbi, Gombe, and Yobe, among others.

Even though the majority of the Fulani population is Muslim and they have been responsible for numerous disasters, you may be surprised to learn that very few of them are to blame for the issue.


What comes to mind when you hear the word Ogoni? It’s certainly not all sunshine and roses. This tribe is notorious for kidnappings, murders, and other illegal activities. Some people have asserted that the Ogoni people don’t value life. They act and behave anyway they choose, and they can even spend a little sum of money to enrage someone.

Our research into the Ogoni people and the vices that are attributed to them is the result of governmental neglect. The Ogoni people have long suffered from abuses of their human rights. They were the ones who suffered the most from the oil leak, and when their fields were left empty, they were forced to find alternative ways to survive.


The Igbo people are renowned for their entrepreneurship, hustle, and bustle. Some of them would go above and above to obtain this paper since they are so skilled at selling and making money. Politically, you can see how they have also being denied the chance to rule the country or occupy various top political positions.

They have engaged in numerous illegal activities both inside and outside of Nigeria, and all in the name of gaining financial gain. Numerous instances of money rituals have been linked to the Igbo people. They have no other motives but to make money, and they will hurt everyone who gets in their way. There is currently turmoil in the Igbo states as a result of major security concerns.


Although Hausa people behave and appear like Fulani people, they are not the same. See the differences between hausa and fulani here. The Hausa people are incredibly spiteful and will go to great lengths to take their vengeance. If the Hausa people feel insulted, a minor disagreement could turn into a full-scale conflict.

The majority of the Boko Haram terrorist groups are composed of Hausa people. This is due to their widespread illiteracy and hardened hearts. In the pretext of religion, it is simple to brainwash people and recruit them into criminal organizations.


Ijaw is a very dominant tribe in the Niger Delta region of the country. There are extremists operating here who show no compassion. They abduct and kill local and foreign citizens, particularly if these individuals are connected to the oil in their area.

To ameliorate the problem, the government has implemented many amnesty programs. However, they continue to destroy pipelines, carry out kidnappings, and make it difficult for many people to settle there.


Yoruba also makes the list as one of the most hated tribes in the country. The Yoruba people are renowned for their cunning attitude, if there is one thing they are. The Igbo continue to believe that Yorubas cannot be trusted.

This tribe has a long history of crimes such as stealing, kidnapping, rape, fraud, and ritual-related occurrences. They have a few dishonest politicians that constantly find a way to take advantage of the Nigerian situation.


When it comes to witches, cultists, ogboni, and the like, it is well known that the Edo tribe has the most of them. Many of their young people engage in criminal activity like kidnapping, theft, fraud, and prostitution. They are hostile and violent people.

Additionally, there have been multiple instances of intrastate conflicts in Edo between various municipal governments. Many individuals died in these battles because they became so brutal.

Esan Tribe

The Esan tribe has been marked out in Edo because they are special especially when it pertains to wickedness. They are incredibly evil and heavily involved in cults and witchcraft. They are well-known for starting wars with their neighbors. The Esan people have a rich heritage of medicine that keeps them alive and aids in their victory in battle.


Ebira are a group of people positioned in the heart of the country. The majority of them are found in the states of Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, and Edo.

These people prefer to act rather than just talk. They enjoy proving themselves through violence. The Ebira people are rumored to have the ability to execute a man for showing contempt. If you are battling against them, they will fight about a trivial matter.


Nupe people are one of the dominant tribes in the Middle Belt. The majority of them are in Niger State, but others are in Kwara. They are vicious and evil people that will use magic to attack anyone who crosses their path. They are unforgiving, and if you get in their way, they won’t think twice before killing you.


All tribes have a propensity to be hated, hence neither a tribe nor a state is exempt from this list. Just the main ones that have been featured in the news often for a while are included above. It should be noted that only a significant portion of the members of the tribes we looked at exhibit the negative characteristics we looked for. This piece doesn’t any way or manner potray all persons from the tribes listed above as the bad but should be used for information purposes.

Mfonobong Daniel

Daniel is an Editor on Nigerian Infopedia who craves for writing, researching and also watching soccer.

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