n IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - Management of religious conflict in Nigeria : the form of government intervention

Volume 9, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1117-1421



The Nigeria State is a product of marriage of convenience by the colonial master. It is composed of heterogeneous groups with uncompromising identity struggle at the detriment of a nation state. The elite and the political class have continued to champion the subversive treats of ethnicity, tribal and religious bigotry, thereby making it difficult to have a way out of the social and persistent armed conflicts among the various communities in Nigeria. <br>The present mechanism of managing conflicts by the government has not yielded any changes but has rather aggravated the rate and preponderance of armed conflict in the country. This paper examined the regional perception of Nigeria on religion and the form of government intervention in conflicts. Institutional frameworks that will promote the use of other options apart from force were recommended.

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