With the return of democracy in 1999, nigeria has had a complicated federal system of government with numerous rules and traditions aimed at tamping down religious and sectional conflict. Modern nigeria emerged through the merging of two british colonial territories in 1914 the amalgamation was an act of colonial convenience it occurred mainly because british colonizers desired a . Nigeria’s internal struggles by tolu ogunlesi muslim” north is in permanent conflict with a “mostly christian” south instances of gratuitous violence directed at ethnic and . Strategies for [re]building state capacity to manage ethnic and religious conflict in nigeria the journal of pan african studies, 3 (3), pp 105–115. Nigeria has in recent years seen a rise in other ethno-religious conflicts, particularly deadly clashes between muslim herders and christian farmers, partly over land use, in the region known as .
Religious conflicts in nigeria: issues and solutions ‘religion and ethnicity were the major variables that influence the 2004 ethnic- religious reprisal attacks . Ethnic and religious crises in nigeria for that reason, it is difficult to distinguish ethnic conflicts from religious ones in this country however, it can be . The ethnic conflict in nigeria began about 30 years ago when northern nigeria adopted sharia law once again in doing so, people with christian views opposed of this action and tension began within nigeria, there are three different ethnic groups that are present: the hausa-fulani, the yoruba, and . Basically, nigeria is a plural society and heterogeneous in virtually all the facet of life the custom and tradition of nigerians is so diverse to the extent that nigeria as a country is now confronted with the problem of religion and ethnicity towards their political stability.
Maps help explain nigeria’s social divisions and potential for sectarian conflict the country has stark ethnic and religious divides: the first map shows the country’s major ethnic groups there are a number of major groups (hausa, yoruba, igbo) and ma. Why a terrifying religious conflict is raging in nigeria the conflict in plateau state is economic and ethnic with a religious dimension with good governance, these differences could be . Religious bigotry between christians and moslems is one of the key causes of ethnic conflict in nigeria history shows that religious intolerance was the cause of the riot that took place in kano on may 1, 1953 which began a series of violent attacks against non-muslims in the country.
Death, oil and religion: the origins of conflict in nigeria run deep january 30, 2012 1049pm est as a nation, nigeria is fractured along ethnic, religious and class lines, encompassing more . The national question in nigeria is probably one of the most complicated in the world - with over 120 languages spoken, three main ethnic groups, none of which constitutes a majority of the population, and the religious divide between christians in the south and muslims in the north over the past . Three main ethnic groups living in the east of nigeria speak igbo ibo live essentially in the states of anambra and imo (religious) conflict is a struggle for . Ethnic and religious issues are part of the most recurring issues in nigeria’s body politic the issue has permeated the landscape since the colonial period and up till the present time, there. In addition, the political elites have always sought to manipulate the multifaceted identities (ethnic, regional, minority-majority, and religious divisions) especially during political competition and this has given rise to conflicts and instability in nigeria (nnoli 1978, dudley 1973).
Untangling ethnic and religious violence in nigeria's 'middle belt' and other disputes between different ethnic and religious are not behind the conflict in many parts of nigeria, and in . Since 1982, nigeria has experienced more than ten large scale ethnic or religious riots in its major cities these violent clashes have wreaked economic, political, and social havoc caused an enormous number of deaths and injuries and posed serious obstacles to nigeria's sociopolitical development as well as retarded efforts at nation-building. Ethnic conflicts in nigeria implications on good governance by david o alao popoola michael a abstract nigeria, as a multi ethnic nation, has continued to grapple with the challenges of curbing the incessant ethnic conflicts that have constituted a serious challenge and put the unity and peaceful co-existence of the various ethnic groups in the country at a risk.
Ethnic/religious crisis in nigeria and the recommendations on how to manage ethnic/religious violence/conflicts through arbitration practice the method that will be. Violent conflict in nigeria, like other parts of the world, has created a rift in human relations, among many other effects conflict is inevitable as long as we live together, especially in a multi-ethnic, cultural and religious community. Ethno-religious conflicts and the dilemma of democratic sustainability in nigeria by member euginia george-genyi, phd paper presented at the first annual international conference on ethnic and religious conflict resolution and peacebuilding.
Historical roots of crises and conflicts in nigeria all nigerians, the ethnic, religious and regional groups have their own core values, their hidden authority . The papers collected in inter-ethnic and religious conflict resolution in nigeria edited by ernest uwazie, isaac o albert, and godfrey uzoigwe serve as a critical part of an overall objective to develop and promote mechanisms for the understanding and resolution of ethnic and. The analysis of ethno-religious conflict in nigeria that this paper proposes is guided by a general distinction made by sandole (as cited in cheldelin et al, 2008) about the progressive manifestation of conflict. Bassey andah journal vol 1 2008 page 1 ethnic, religious and communal conflict in nigeria: implications for security e m uka abstract this paper traces the source of ethnic, religious and.