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Jurnal Global dan Strategis

ISSN 1907-9729

Vol. 6 / No. 1 / Published : 2012-01

TOC : 2, and page :31 - 42

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Original Article :

Religious sectarianism and the threat to internal security in nigeria

Author :

  1. Idahosa Osaretin*1
  2. Wilson Ehianu*2
  1. Lecturer at the University of Benin, Nigeria
  2. Lecturer at the University of Benin, Nigeria

Abstract :

Over the years, religious sectarianism has threatened the corporate existence of Nigeria. Christianity and Islam have spread rapidly in the country at the expense of indigenous religions from its beginning resulting in a situation where these religions become dominant. Since 1980, sectarian violence, resulting in thousands of death, injuries, and arrests has engulfed the country creating a general sense of insecurity. This paper looks at the sectarian clashes in Nigeria and their ramifications on the internal cohesion of the country. Aside the violence in Nigeria, the paper discovered that these clashes are likely to continue until the Nigerian government recognizes that the problem requires more than military action, as those clashes have in fact much stronger concerns like the uneven distribution of power and wealth.

Keyword :

religious sectarianism, sectarian clash, violence, internal security,

References :

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