A Diary of Ethno-Religious Crises in Nigeria: Causes, Effects and Solutions

14 Pages Posted: 17 Apr 2012

Date Written: August 22, 2011


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 till the present time, there seems to be no solution in sight to the accompanying conflicts of ethnic rivalry and religious intolerance. The dominant and minority ethnic groups treat each other with suspicion and the different religious world view clash at the slightest provocation. It is against this background that this study intends to undertake a critical examination of the current ethnic cum religio-political climate in the country, with specific reference to the incessant ethno-religious crisis that occurred between 2001-2011. An assessment of these crises, as well as their effects on the socio-economic fabric of Nigeria will be carried out, in a view to profer solutions.

Suggested Citation

Abdulkadir, Abubakar, A Diary of Ethno-Religious Crises in Nigeria: Causes, Effects and Solutions (August 22, 2011). Princeton Law and Public Affairs Working Paper, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2040860

Abubakar Abdulkadir (Contact Author)

Abubakar Abdulkadir ( email )

Department of Islamic studies, Faculty:Humanities
Umaru musa Yar'adua University
Katsina, Katsina 2218
+2348120163710 (Phone)

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