The acting Governor, Deputy Stephen Shekari, imposed a 6pm to 6am curfew. You have two people who grew up in the same religious culture. Accessed July 23, 2014 25. Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal, 13 3 , pp. Therefore, the removal of God therefore, as perceptibly done by the west, is an invitation to jihad in contemporary society…18 Another important issue in that the cause of conflict is that there is fear of domination. Inter-religious conflicts Inter-religious conflicts in Nigeria form part of the dynamics of identity politics. But, as a counter argument it must be said that internal factors are more determinant than the external ones in creating the cleavages in Nigeria.
Nigeria: Soldiers massacre civilians in revenge attack in Benue state. In November troops were deployed in Bayelsa state in the Delta area, in which hundreds died at the hands of the army. Though you cannot liken herdsmen attack to disputes over ownership of land, we should condemn both. As in other parts of the Sahel stretching from Khartoum to Dakar, rivalries between ethnic groups, settlers and indigenes, herders and farmers, and religious groups overlap to create a kaleidoscope of insider and outsider identities. One person speaks and another listens and responds and vice versa.
These episodes in turn generate revenge killings. My willingness to listen helped them listen too. And this is the part of the country where the illiteracy rate is the highest. In recent techno-centric times, the religion has been at long headed war with modern and techno-logical advancement stating that, Islam embraces a composite view of life, which incorporates both the sacred and temporal spheres into single and undifferentiated whole with a divine mandate or guidance. It also made sense to merge a revenue-challenged colonial territory with a prosperous colonial neighbor, so the latter can subsidize the former. The solution to this danger lies in Education and a philosophy of education that will recover the very head, the heart and hand of the very people that champion this conflict and redirect them toward reinventing their understanding and conception of religion, while locating the role of man in natural design. The insurgency became violent in 2008 even before the country could heal from previous ethno-religious conflicts Shehu 2011:3.
It is hard to know the consequences of this slaving history for the current bloodletting, but, at the very least, it does not promote good feelings between the Fulani and the now-Christian minority tribes. Religion is also considered as an act of leaving certain things inorder to be submitted to others, maybe to a supreme being relinquere. It is as a result of the above problem or issue that calls for religious dialogue to eradicate such preconceived conceptions and notions and also to put an end to killing and destruction of various properties. This was what Dawkins tried to explain when he elucidated that, Imagine … a world with no religion. To add to this cauldron, each of the two regions contains ethnic and religious minorities who harbor grievances against ethnic and religious majorities they see as hegemonic oppressors. Further exposition would be given in the research work.
In the majority of conflicts, both parties have some degree of responsibility. Causes of conflict in Nigeria and some ways to resolving them Are there ways to resolve these major issues? The deputy governor of Plateau state imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on Yelwa town, and the government has, in addition, ordered the security personnel to shoot on sight anybody or group found fomenting trouble, as well as the immediate dismantling of all illegal roadblocks mounted by the militia. Accessed July 23, 2014 16. Religious identity Nigeria is the most crowded African country with a population of about 182 million by 2015 World Population Prospects 2015:21. However, all written above has not defined what religious conflict is but has only given us an introduction to what the researcher tends to discuss.
By talking it out we gained empathy toward one another. Accessed July 23, 2014 28. Joblessness leads it idleness and idleness leads to vices e. Many residents say that when police and soldiers did eventually arrive, they used excessive force, sometimes shooting indiscriminately into crowds. It has long been a favored residence of Nigerian elites.
However, it can be said that ethnic differences in Nigeria would not have been such a prominent cause of conflict if they had not overlapped with the religious identities, or vice versa. It paints a picture of rigidity of Islam as a comprehensive tool for the regulation of the entire lifestyle of its faithful, where there exists no room for any separation between spiritual and temporal affairs especially for those that chose to be pious Muslims. Therefore, it is clear that accusations and allegations of neglect, oppression and domination are the major causes that fuel ethno-religious conflicts Ikelegbe 2001:14; Kura 2010:35-36; Salawu 2010:348. Omoregbe 1990:147 supports this view when he asserts that: The most important aspect of the development of any country is indisputably the development of human personality. This poses a constitutional problem because the Nigerian constitution guarantees a secular state, guarantees freedom of religion, and vests in states concurrent power to establish their own court systems. Since Jews have not been party to religious conflicts, it is impossible to say what caused them to involve themselves in such things. General introduction: Identity transformation and the politics of identity under crisis and adjustment.
In this era religious and ethnic differences became prominent factors in instituting and executing socio-economic strategies and applications. Nigeria has three major religious identities: Christian, Islam and traditional religions Omorogbe and Omohan 2005:557; Osaghae and Suberu 2005:11. However, what is the solution? Kaduna is the second largest city in the north. Until groups that kill other citizens and cause unrest receive adequate punishments for their crime, to serve as deterrent to other groups this unprovoked attacks and killings will continue. Farmers accuse the Fulani herdsmen of allowing their cattle to trample and eat their crops.