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Title:Terror in the name of God and the society: the Nigerian youth and the economy of violence
Author:Sanni, AmiduISNI
Periodical:Journal of Oriental and African Studies
Geographic term:Nigeria
government policy
Islamic law
social conflicts
Abstract:Religous and ethnic issues are the two key issues in the economy of violence with which Nigeria has had to contend in the last 25 years. The protagonists of the issues are the State, the aficionados of religious or ethnic idealism, and their opponents. This paper argues that the culture of denial or marginalization has largely been responsible for the tradition of violence which militant and radical elements in religious and ethnic circles have often employed in their systemic campaigns. It concludes by saying that a proper appreciation of the real causes of violence by the State and a genuine commitment to their solution through dialogue and interactive means remains the viable option in the enthronement of world peace and order. Bibliogr., ref., sum. [Journal abstract]