Religious intolerance in Nigeria


Religious intolerance in Nigeria


By the end of this lesson, pupils should be able to:

1 explain religious intolerance.

2 enumerate the causes of religious intolerance in Nigeria.

3 identify the consequences of religious intolerance.

4 discuss some ways of controlling religious intolerance in Nigeria


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Meaning of religious intolerance

Religious intolerance occurs when worshippers of a particular religion are unwilling to tolerate (or accept) the views, ideas or ways of worship of those who belong to other religions. Religious intolerance often leads to riots. An example of religious intolerance is the series of the Maitatsine riots in some parts of northern Nigeria in the 1980s. This led to the destruction of lives and property. The destruction of lives and property by the Boko Haram sect is another example.

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