Here are five causes of conflict in Nigeria: Of course, Babangida came into power later and expanded corruption by giving it a stamp of approval. It also poses a question to all of us; a question of maturity in the context of these five causes of our many conflicts: At that meeting, there were 19 representatives of the Christians from all the 19 northern states and 17 Christian leaders representing all the 17 states in the South were present.
The major objective of the Committee is to monitor the pulse of adherents of both religions and quickly nip any brewing religious crisis in the bud. With the emergence of religious riots in Nigeria, which rose sharply in the s, and it is still continues till today,could one possibly assume that Nigeria is ready to take its dose of suicide, as a result of the use of religion mainly in the political process?
Again, and again, Christian leaders alerted the government on the danger that was brewing in the North.
Terrorist Camps Christian leaders in the North drew the attention of the Federal Government to the degenerating situation as a result of inciting messages from Islamic clerics but, in a tacit endorsement of the religious crisis, the Muslim leaders of the various military government as of that period refused to take decisive action.
Religion is a slippery terrain, more slippery than a banana peel. The operators of the Jigawa terrorist camp were so brazen that they used loudspeakers within the camp grounds to summon their officers.
Government, as of that time, did not act to call the Islamic teachers to order. Even the Bakassi Peninsula international boundary dispute between Nigeria and Cameroon almost evolved into a war when Cameroonian gendarmes opened fire and killed Nigerian soldiers patrolling the River Apka Yafi on 16 May The book reveals that religion is the hardest subject in the world to approach objectively.
For instance when there is a disagreement between the Muslims of Kano and its Christians that occurrence is said to be religious conflict. The riots in the Western Region and the events of 29 May in which the House of Representatives deliberated and approved a State of Emergency in the Western Region were the first symptoms of ethnocentrism.
The day period package offered the unconditional surrender of arms and ammunition in exchange for training and rehabilitation by government.
Other similar incidents have occurred across the country. We decided to create what we are calling the Adamawa Peace Council. However, the prospect of Nigeria as a nation lies with the leadership and the citizens. Tolerance is not only needed to avoid disaster, but also if the Nigerian State is to remain healthy politically.
The major reason responsible for this temperate approach to governance was the structure of the nation as of that time. It is true that over people were killed in Kano and at least 40 people killed on Christmas Day.
But police investigations here point to a family feud -- not religious conflict. It has been known to bring about all manner of outcomes from food shortages to prosperity; economic recessions to gender equality. Do we have to slaughter our fellow human beings to see what God is doing for human beings?
Some may argue that religion is a communal affair. Muslims do not separate religion from politics, so, if political power, which translates to economic well being is lost, religion comes on board to fight and bargain. From this it could be categorically said that when clash of interest exists between two distinctive individuals or groups, conflict is believed to occur.
If not, it should be done. This was the scenario when the Sardauna was the premier of the northern region. In other words, terrorism is the consequence and result of unsettled conflict. Under Islam, both are the same.
The appointment of bishops in the core Islamic states sent shivers down the spine of the Muslim leaders. Pick up the book and get details to clear your doubts. It was believed that the bank would be able to bail out Nigeria from its economic woes through the interest-free loans.
Religion is the "opium of the people," according to Karl Max, because religion rules the heart. It was also during the regime of Babangida that the Islamization agenda extended into the armed forces.
In Plateau State, a man purported to be a Christian was arrested while trying to bomb a Church. In the past month, fear has led many to warn and believe that Nigeria is on the brink of a religious war. This should not be construed to imply acceptance of Christianity in the North, but a political appreciation of the needs of the North and the vital role that Christians must play in its development.
Nnamdi Azikiwe, Christians in the North that constituted the highest number of educated people, must be included in his government.Editor's note: Nigeria has been riddled religious conflict for a very long time which has threatened to tear the fabric of the country’s unity.
In this opinion by Abdulganiy Abdullah, he highlights some of the causes of religious conflict in the country and advocates for tolerance in order to foster peace. Religious Tolerance in Nigeria: A View From the North By Margee Ensign If you think the title of this article is "religious intolerance" in Nigeria then you have been swayed by recent stories from.
The Political, Religious, and Economic Effects of the Reformation. the empire in the process. As princes chose the religion of their realm, they divided Germany into two parts, solutions to religious intolerance in Nigeria: implication to national development.
The Political, Economic and Social Dynamics of Nigeria: A Synopsis and religious diversity.
He argues that Nigeria, with a near parity Muslim and Christian popula- and political fracture and deep intolerance that pervaded the country’s body politics. POLITICAL VIOLENCE IN NIGERIA: PHILOSOPHICAL APPRAISAL By Michael Egbuta Ukah, (Ph.D) political intolerance and corruption –these are really veritable tools racial, ethnic, religious, majority nor minority political commands; etc.
The roots of Nigeria's religious and ethnic conflict. Nigeria have been drawn into these religious conflicts, with their members in Northern Nigerian cities frequently targeted by Muslim mobs.Download