Conceptual Discussion Violence is defined by the World Health Organization as the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community that either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, mal-development or deprivation Dogo ; Wellman and Tokuno 29; Fox b Ile-Ife: Obafemi Awolowo University.
Naturally, the people in those other religions are just as passionate about their religion and that makes for some serious arguing and even fighting conflict.
Kwaja, Chris M. Though, there are many consequences of religious violence, but the most obvious consequence has been loss of lives and property. The Miss World riot in Kaduna was also sparked by Muslim opposition, the Muslims contending that the spectacle of girls parading themselves in semi-nude attires and prancing to an ogling audience violated the tenets of Islam Adetokunbo There is no denying the fact that many people now see the country as hostage to religious extremism.
Plateau State in some years back had also been a theatre of war, as a result of frequent ethno-religious crises in virtually all parts of the state; apart from massive killings of innocent people, there were systematic humiliation, wanton destruction and large scale displacement of people which had changed the sobriquet of Plateau from 'Home of Peace and Tourism' Shobayo