POLITICO-RELIGIOUS INSURGENCY IN NIGERIA: THE WAY FORWARD
It is the primary duty of every government to care and protect her citizens from every possible danger and threat to life and property. A particular government is said to have failed if it cannot protect the lives and properties of her citizenry. For some years now, Nigeria is under serious threat of disintegration and wreckage. This can be attributed to politico-religious violence in the country. In the view of this paper, it appears the Nigerian government is powerless in the face of incessant violent attacks on Nigerian citizenry across the country. Employing the philosophical method of phenomenology, this study observes that politico-religious insurgency is capable of bringing about poverty, underdevelopment, unemployment and worst still, disintegration of the cherished unity of Nigeria. The study recommends that Nigerian government should fully assert itself in the governance of the nation in such a way that is devoid of nepotism, tribalism, religious and political party affiliation. It further submits that a way out of politico-religious insurgency in Nigeria is, among other things, through proper human development, investment in education, political restructuring and maintenance of social equality.