International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Political Violence and its Effects on Social Development in Nigeria
Aver, Tyavwase Theophilus; Nnorom, Kingsley C; Targba, Aondowase

This paper was undertaking to ascertain the effects of political violence on social development in Nigeria. The conflict theoretical perspective was adopted for the study in order to determine the problem at hand. It was discovered that political violence as brought a lot conflicts in Nigeria among ethnics, nations, religions and tribes. The paper recommended that politicians’ should conduct their campaign on the basis of issues rather than attack on political opponents or mobilisation of religious, ethnic and regional sentiments. The campaigns should focus on the implementation of the critical national economic, political, social, cultural, educational and health services. Political parties should evolve as mechanism of democratic governance rather than servicing as an organised criminal enterprise used for seeking, gaining and retaining power in order to rob public treasury.

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