n Conflict Trends - Religion and politics

Volume 2000, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


On Monday, 21 February 2000, the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna was convulsed by violence and killings of a magnitude that had not been experienced within the country since the civil war, that lasted from 1967 to 1970. The events that caused this large scale carnage can be traced back to late 1999, when the Kaduna State House of Assembly decided to establish a committee to examine the possibility of adopting the Sharia Islamic law within the state. This decision came after several other northern states had indicated that they intended adopting the system.

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