Religious freedom in Nigeria: religious intolerance and religious fanaticism as causes of religious violence in a secular state

The state of security in Nigeria in recent times faces so much challenge. Scholars identify the inability of the law to ensure that the security of life is realized by the state on the massive influence that religion has on the application of the rule of law and policies. The paper examines the role of religious freedom in Nigeria vis-à-vis the constitution of Nigeria. It advances the need to drive tolerance from a socio-legal perspective as a basis for ensuring that the law regains the trust and confidence it should have among the people.