The Church and Warfare in the Face of Book Haram Insurgency in Nigeria: The Way Forward
Department Of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Faculty of Art and Humanities, Kogi State University, Kogi State, Nigeria
- Corresponding Author:
- Abiodun Simeon
Department Of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Faculty of Art and Humanities
Kogi State University, P.M.B.1008, Anyigba, Kogi State, Nigeria
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: May 13, 2016; Accepted Date: June 06, 2016; Published Date: June 13, 2016
Citation: Simeon A (2016) The Church and Warfare in the Face of Book Haram Insurgency in Nigeria: The Way Forward. Arabian J Bus Manag Review S1:010.
Copyright: © 2016 Simeon A. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The essay offers a critical assessment of the concept of warfare as it affects the Christian Church in Nigeria, in relation to the floods of insecurity and destruction of lives and properties by the Islamic fundamentalist; Boko Haram. It examines the New Testament view and the contemporary views on warfare. The ideology of the Boko Haram group is also considered. The essay argues for peace and safety for the Christian Church in the circumstance of attacks, killings and the struggle for dominance by the Islamic fundamentalist, Boko Haram. It provides helpful suggestions for the survival of the Church in a multi-religious society like Nigeria.