Inter-Tribal Marriage: The Role in Enhancing Peace in Nigeria
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Nigeria as a country happens to be one of the countries in the world blessed with multifarious ethnic groups and tribal identifications. Even before Nigeria’s independence, the peoples of Nigeria had been together, trying to conquer the ethnic bigotry and tribal segregations that are almost inevitable in such a setting. According to “The Pointer” Newspaper of Tuesday, 25th October, 2016, “Genuine democratic culture has been difficult to entrench in Nigeria because of ethnicity and tribalism”. It went further to say that most of the conflicts and crises that have been witnessed in the country are not unconnected to ethnic differences. However, one of the ways these rival tribes have managed to come together is through inter-tribal marriages. It has proven to be a veritable tool in solving the numerous ethnic problems experienced in Nigeria, as well as a catalyst in the aspect of strengthening the country’s nascent democracy, albeit, peace.