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Abstract

Kaduna state is located in Nigeria’s north-west, with over thirty ethnic nationalities that have over the years been divided along majority/minority and ethno-religious lines. The result of the division is that the state has been the theater of constant conflict. For political exigencies, those rows have been blamed on ethno-religious differences that exist in the state. A careful examination of the situation however reveals that the gross inequalities that exist in the state accounts for the incessant violent disputes. Seeing that the main cause of the persistent communal conflicts in Kaduna state is inequality, the objective of this paper is to explore how the principle of equality can be used to solve the challenge posed by unfairness that is behind the lingering problem of consistent community conflicts in Kaduna state. To achieve this goal, the paper uses documentary and analytical research methods to examine the theoretical and conceptual issues relating to equality and how the concept of equality can assist the government to mitigate such destructive discords that have polarized, undermined peaceful relations and hampered development in Kaduna state.

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Capabilities Community Conflict Distribution Equality Justice Resources

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., openjournal, Solomon, M., & G, R. A. (2018). Addressing the Crises in Southern Kaduna State, Nigeria. IBADAN JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY, 8(2), 19. Retrieved from https://ibadanjournalofsociology.org/IJS/article/view/84