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Religious Conflicts in Nigeria: The Christian/Muslim Quests for Reconciliation

Gaius Anonaba Umahi


Religious conflicts have always existed among religions but in Nigeria, such conflicts are most pronounced between Muslims and Christians. The brutal entrance of the Boko Haram insurgent group has recently aggravated this acrimonious situation. By employing historical, phenomenological and participant-observation methods of inquiry, this article examines the possible causes of these conflicts. In addition, it proposes suggestions regarding how to achieve a much-needed reconciliation.


boko haram; conflict; reconciliation; religion; muslim; christian

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Journal on African Philosophy. ISSN: 1533-1067 (online).
Editor: Olufemi Taiwo.

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