The Church and Warfare in the Face of Boko Haram Insurgency in Nigeria: The Way Forward



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.


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