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Boko Haram and Renascent Clogs in Muslim-Christian Relations in Nigeria

Ngozi N. Iheanacho


The paper identified the Boko Haram Islamic sect’s ideology and onslaught on the Nigerian state and Christians in particular as set back on the fragile relationship between Muslims and Christians. The sect regenerate clogs of fundamental division, intolerance and fanaticism. Consequently, the Nigerian religious space is engulfed in precarious and apprehensive aura. Rallying on phenomenological approach and data, the essay argues that a war between modernity and tradition on the one hand, and pristine religious practice is better fought through intellectual negotiation, against the backdrop of existential world realities. As Nigerian Muslims and Christians embrace this principle, government should complement it with good service delivery and improved security apparatus to guarantee the rule of law and social order.

Keywords: Boko Haram, Renascent Clogs, Muslims, Christians, Relations

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eISSN: 2070-0083
print ISSN: 1994-9057