This racial-ethnic divide remains as the major identifier of groups today, even though issues of conflict may have nothing specifically to do with religion interfaith conflict in nigeria in the contemporary period took a more serious turn when, in 1991, some muslims objected to christian evangelization efforts and fighting broke out. 432 religious conflict during the 1980's according to falola, 'religious violence became one of the most serious crises of the 1980's and beyond'75 falola argues that the religious violence during the 1980's in nigeria was a result of internal economic and political decay76 he further argues that religious tension was building up. Social dilemmas that confronted the post-colonial society can be briefly listed: (1) social conflict between traditional values and western and/or colonial values (2) the conflict between national and sub national (ethnic or religious) identities (3) the conflict between national and ethnic or religious basis of political legitimacy and (4. The papers collected in this book serve as a critical part of an overall objective to develop and promote mechanisms for the understanding and resolution of ethnic and religious conflicts in nigeria both academic and community leaders address various aspects of these conflicts, and uwazie offers several thoughtful options for their successful.
Religious and ethnic conflicts are likely to escalate as two other northern states, niger and sokoto, have bills to enforce sharia law expected to take effect in may this year. Causes of conflict in nigeria nigeria is micro nationalism, ethnic, religious and communal conflicts which, pose great threat to peace, security and progress. Christian ethnic groups in southern nigeria have been drawn into these religious conflicts, with their members in northern nigerian cities frequently targeted by muslim mobs. Ethnic conflict and state formation in post-colonial africa: a comparative study of ethnic genocide in the congo, liveria, nigeria, and rwanda-burundi journal of third world studies, 27(2), 149-169.
Ethnic conflicts in nigeria and africa in general arise as result of scarcity of political resources, multi-culturalism, religion, militarisation of ethnicity among others these conflicts cannot be ignored. An ethnic conflict is a conflict between two or more contending ethnic groupswhile the source of the conflict may be political, social, economic or religious, the individuals in conflict must expressly fight for their ethnic group's position within society. A nigerian license plate with the plateau state slogan home of peace and tourism is seen in the nigerian capital abuja on december 3, 2005 plateau has been plagued by religious violence that.
Essay on the religious conflict in south asia 1095 words | 5 pages the religious conflict in south asia it is a misconception to believe that there has always been conflict between muslims and hindu's. Analysis of the challenges of religion and ethnicity on political stability in nigeria's fourth republic (1999-2011) introduction background to the study basically, nigeria is a plural society and heterogeneous in virtually all the facet of life. The linkage between ethnic crises in nigeria in relation to how the integration of diverse ethnic groups in nigeria can be attained was the focus of this study the integration of nigeria is an issue at boiling point that needs to be urgently and collectively tackled by the nigerian government and. Religious identity and conflict in nigeria, during the run-up to the party conventions in december 2014 and thereafter, the warning lights regarding the extremist.
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. Ethnic, religious and other lines is a common phenomenon, and over the decades, especially from the 1908s, has given rise to violent clashes between these groups religious violence in nigeria. Ethno religious conflicts salawu [2010: 46] defines ethno-religious conflict as a situation whereby, the relationship among members of one ethnic or religious group and others of such groups in a multi-ethnic and multi-religious society are categorized by lack of affability, mutual suspicion, more like the state of nature as hobbes would regard. This article is focused on the historical incidents of ethnic conflicts in within nigeria societies, the cause of the conflicts and perhaps, the government actions towards ethnic conflict in the country. Causes and cures of conflicts in nigeria by gesiye angaye compounding the problem of underdevelopment in poor countries like nigeria is micro nationalism, ethnic, religious and communal conflicts which, pose great threat to peace, security and progress.
Religious and ethnic diversity shyd barbur eth/125 april 25, 2013 frank romba religious and ethnic diversity i have chosen to write the religious part of this paper on the roman catholic religion the roman catholic religion differs from other religions in many ways. Nigeria has equal numbers of christians and muslims, and 92 percent of the country's population says they pray every day, according to a 2010 poll by the pew forum on religion & public life. To manage her complex ethnic problem, nigeria, like south africa, has developed mechanisms for ethnic conflict management constitutionally, nigeria opted for federalism and secularism to manage ethnic and regional misunderstanding like south africa, a bill of rights was included in the 1999 constitution, which was intended to allay the fears. The causes of conflicts between and within ethnic and religious groups could be seen in a number of factors, such as ways of propagating the religions, mistrust and suspicion between the followers of the various religious and ethnic groups, selfishness ignorance and intolerance amongst the two groups.
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. Ethno-religious conflict in jos, nigeria this essay studies the indigene-settler tensions in jos, the capital of plateau state, ethnic ties, though weakening. Religious conflict in nigeria goes as far back as 1953, and in the case of the town of tafawa balewa, to 1948 the igbo massacre of 1966 in the north that followed the counter-coup of the same year had as a dual cause the igbo officers' coup and pre-existing (sectarian) tensions between the igbos and the local muslims.