50 ethno-religious conflicts in north west violent conflicts in the north-west of nigeria generally take the form of muslim/christian communal cashes and farmer/pastoralist dispute, and they are fought along both ethnic and religious divide. The causes of violent inter-religious conflict and its effects on residential relationships in jos, plateau state, nigeria violent conflict in nigeria, like other parts of the world, has created a rift in human relations, among many other effects. Vanguard news a nigerian newspaper and online version of the vanguard, a daily publication in nigeria covering nigeria news, niger delta, general national news, politics, business, energy, sports. 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.
65 militants and the religious crisis that incubates boko haram terrorist act in the northern nigeria indicate clear manifestation of our condition and are the greatest undoing of the post-colonial state. Ethno-religious conflict in jos, nigeria the crisis of november 2008 26 political pathologies still plaguing nigeria the causes of the problems are in fact. Causes of ethno-religious crises in nigeria machava (2008:2) linked the roots of ethnic and religious crises to colonialism and the cold war, while some other scholars had argued that ethnic and religious crises are rooted in bad. Nigeria's political history is replete with unresolved and unsettling ethno-religious fracas and largely impotent panels to determine their causes with a view of preventing future occurrence when conflicts have not occurred, or have somehow abated associated tensions have remained.
Or religious groups, ethnic groups, communities, or interest groups the contention between christians and moslems in nigeria is a classic example of inter-faith conflict. With over 400 ethnic groups, distributed among the two major religions (christianity and islam), nigeria since independence, has produced a catalogue of ethno religious conflicts that resulted in an estimated loss of over three million lives and unquantifiable psychological and material damages. Ethno-religious conflicts in nigeria have continued because nigerian elites are corrupt and split along lines of religion and ethnicity this has resulted in ethnic rivalry, suspicion and hostility among leaders. 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.
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. A literary understanding of nigeria's political crisis: a construction of ils past and future by titilayo fasilat adejumobi in : development policy management network bulletin. 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.
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. Like most knowledgeable adults in nigeria are well aware, kaduna state has its ethno-religious peculiarities these peculiarities that ordinarily ought to be harnessed as strength have over the. Governor adebayo alao-akala, while speaking at the occasion, said the meeting was very timely as it was came at a time when ethno-religious harmony and tolerance was at a crossroad.
Nigeria is a multi-religious, multi-ethnic, and multicultural society with enormous potential for economic, social, and democratic development however, intense conflicts. 2 1 introduction plateau state is currently the main site of ethnic and religious violence in northern nigeria the past decade has seen recurrent crises across the state, in urban and rural. A deadly cycle: ethno-religious conflict in jos, plateau state, nigeria causes of the conflict and documents nigeria since the crisis, illegal weapons. Abstract the literature on religious violence in nigeria largely implicates socio-economic, political and governance deficits as the major causes of such violence.