Report: “religions tensions” not only reason for Nigeria’s sectarian violence

(ENInews)–A report has revealed that the violence in Nigeria, responsible for hundreds of deaths since January, is due to more than religious tensions alone, the Anglican Communion News Service (ACNS) reports. The sectarian conflict is driven by poverty, inequality and injustice, according to a high level Christian-Muslim taskforce comprising the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Royal Jordanian Aal Al Bayt Institute (RABIIT). The religious aspect of the violence, the report said, is reinforced by radical Islamist groups like Boko Haram which exploit the secular issues, and the revenge killings by Christians and Muslims. [615 words, ENI-12-0453]