Religious conflicts and violence in Nigeria: the way out

  • Offiong Offiong Asuquo
Keywords: Religion, Conflict, Violence, Nigeria


Religious conflicts and violence are common in Nigeria. Conflicts have permeated various aspects of the nation‟s affairs, ranging from the political, economic, social to the cultural and spiritual. The violence that usually results from such conflicts has caused the loss of many lives and properties, heightened insecurity and hindered the progress and development of the country. In view of this, there is need to seek a way out of this quagmire. This paper is an attempt made in that direction. The paper highlights the meaning and causes of religious conflicts and violence; it examines some examples, their effects and then proposes some solutions as a way out.

Keywords: Religion, Conflict, Violence, Nigeria


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