INSECURITY, TERRORISM AND CHRISTIAN MISSION IN NIGERIA TODAY

  • Idahosa Amadasu
Keywords: Insecurity, Terrorism, Amalgamation, Catholic Social Doctrine, Participation, Subsidiarity, Restructuring, Christian Mission

Abstract

While the problems of terrorism and insecurity in Nigeria have taken an ethnic and a religious coloration, this paper engages in a critical analysis of the country’s historical founding, and the institutional acts and decrees of subsequent heads of state, to show that the root cause of these problems lies in the country’s faulty architectural structure. This faulty structure, which concentrates power and resources in a central government and deprives citizens of their rightful voice in the governance of the country, presents an urgent task for Christians to foster a restructuring of the country based on the Catholic Social Doctrine principles of participation and subsidiarity in order to tackle the raging problems of insecurity and terrorism which daily threaten the lives and sense of wellbeing of millions of Nigerians.

Published
2021-11-03
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