Accession Number : ADA501810


Title :   Religious-Based Violence and National Security in Nigeria: Case Studies of Kaduna State and the Taliban Activities in Borno State


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS


Personal Author(s) : Aliyu, Sanusi


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a501810.pdf


Report Date : 12 Jun 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 128


Abstract : Nigeria is a multi-religious and multi-ethnic society with enormous potential for economic, social, and democratic development. However, the intense conflicts and violence that have manifested within it since colonial rule have made development and elude the country. Nigeria is usually characterized as a deeply divided state in which major political issues are vigorously contested along the lines of complex ethnic, religious, and regional divisions. The causes of these conflicts may be connected to the manner in which religion is portrayed to its adherents in Nigeria, and to mistrust among the followers of the various religious and ethnic groups. The purpose of this study is to examine the phenomenon of religious violence in Nigeria with a special focus on the violence that is occurring in Kaduna State and Borno State. The study outlines the general background of religious violence in Nigeria, discusses its origin, and highlights the key concepts used in the thesis. The researcher considered the nature, and causes of religious violence in Nigeria, and highlights some of its impact on national security.


Descriptors :   *ETHNIC GROUPS , *NATIONAL SECURITY , *ETIOLOGY , *NIGERIA , *RELIGION , *SECTARIAN VIOLENCE , *GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , *CONFLICT , DEMOCRACY , REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY) , REFUGEES , POLICE , INSTABILITY , HISTORY , RESPONSE , CASE STUDIES , THESES , MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , ECONOMICS , CRISIS MANAGEMENT


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law
      Humanities and History


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE