Religious crisis in nigeria did not start over-night but has its roots in a systematic islamic expansionist agenda for the nation nigerian christians should not assume that the current wave of persecution of christians in the northern parts of the country is an abnormality or an aberration in the pages of the nation’s history. Growth and foundation of ethno-religious crisis in nigeria the growth of ethno-religious crises in the country has its foundametion on the activities of the colonial government in nigeria. The analysis will look into the roots and basis of ethnic and religious crises in nigeria, how such crisis had threatened the integration of nigeria as a nation, the relationship between ethnic and religious crises, as well as look into the efforts of government in re-integrating nigeria.
Religious crisis in nigeria – causes and solutions religious crisis in nigeria is prevalent, owing to a number of reasons the jos crisis, book haram terrorist attacks are examples of the various religious crises that have plagued the country in recent times. Nigeria has not been without its fair share of conflict in fact, no decade of post-independent nigeria has been conflict free with several coups, general strikes and a civil war, nigerians have had to experience some of the most sordid tragedies arising from difference of opinions and distrust. The paper examines the impact of ethno-religious crises on socio-economic development in nigeria with a view to pinpointing its nature, form, causes and proffering solutions for nigeria’s democracy to thrive. Religious violence in nigeria refers to christian-muslim strife in modern nigeria, which can be traced back to 1953today, religious violence in nigeria is dominated by the boko haram insurgency, which aims to impose sharia on the northern parts of the country.
Religious crisis in nigeria dates to the early 1970s and to date still persist the ancient city of kano is known for the pyramid of peanuts in the 1980s, it is one of the most volatile spot where there have been religious crisis in nigeria. Chapter one ethno-religious conflict and democratic sustainability- a case study of yelwa-shendam conflict 11 introduction in nigeria today, the issue of ethnicity and religion evokes a bitter and heated debate more than any other issue of national discourse. While the identity mobilization themes in nigeria have not changed much during the post military era of 1999, the major transformation in the country regarding ethno-religious identities has been that with regard to the re-introduction of the sharia (islamic) legal code or its expansion from personal to criminal matters.
Religion and violence in nigeria: 1980-2012 mohammed usman1 the intractable jos ethno-religious crisis has recurred severally between 2008 that the root cause of violence and anger in both the north and south of nigeria is endemic poverty and hopelessness” bill clinton adduced poverty as the main reason behind the violence. Socio-economic problems in nigeria: causes and remedy 5a contract number 5b grant number no problem has more fiercely challenged political order in nigeria than ethno-religious conflicts10 this paper examines nigeria’s history and political weaknesses it and islamic legal and religious institutions which is a root cause of. Nigeria’s ethno-religious crises have been adequately covered by nnamdi aduba, of the institute of advanced legal studies, abuja, in his study, ethno-religious crisis: legal perspective. Major causes of ethno-religious conflicts in nigeria unlike other forms of social conflicts, ethno-religious conflict entails different ethnic groups that belong to different religions it is essential to advert that both religious and ethnic causal agents have always acted together in the majority of social conflicts in nigeria. Nigeria is a multi-religious, multi-ethnic, and multicultural society with enormous potential for economic, social, and democratic development however, intense conflicts.
Jonah jang and the jasawa: ethno-religious conflict in jos, nigeria the crisis of november 2008 26 9 conclusion 34 political pathologies still plaguing nigeria the causes of the problems are in fact quite well understood the difficulty is how to overcome them. Economic deprivation, underdevelopment, political violence and ethno-religious and communal crisis nigeria is endowed with enormous material and human resources it is the largest oil producer in africa and the sixth largest in the world however, despite corruption in nigeria, causes of corruption in nigeria and nigerian government’s. The nature of nigerian politics, ethno-religious riots, and social crises and conflicts are governed mainly by nigeria’s primordial values and institutions nigerians have used ethnic/tribal myths to project their worldview, thought and feelings about their origin, value, prestige, glory and destiny.
For a discussion of the difference between religious causes of conflict and religious factors that can contribute to a conflict already in progress, see jonathan fox, towards a dynamic theory of ethno-religious conflict, nations and nationalism 5 no 4 (october 1999. According to ibrahim (2000:69), ethno-religious and communal conflicts in nigeria, are linked to citizenship within the context of identity, which is rooted in the politics of inclusion or exclusion. Ethnic and religious issues form part of the most recurring phenomena in nigeria’s body politics the issue has permeated the nation’s political land scape since the colonial period and up.
Or hyphenated as ethno-regional and ethno-religious (osaghae and suberu, 2005) while some diverse countries in the world have taken advantage of their diversity, in nigeria it has remained an insurmountable difficulty. Religious conflicts in nigeria: issues and solutions chapter one: general introduction 10 introduction many will attest to it that the jos crisis vividly exemplifies or by locus classicus describes a rancorous experience against religious intolerance. Ethno-religious entrepreneurs who fan the embers of violent ethno-religious in the past are evidently mobilizing negative ethnicity, religious schism, sentiments and are pitching one ethno-religious group against another.