KADUNA: WHEN A BRIDGE REPRESENTS A RELIGIOUS, CULTURAL AND IDEOLOGICAL DIVIDE

Kaduna River bridge bifurcates the city into a christian south and a muslim north

Kaduna River bridge bifurcates the city into a christian south and a muslim north

The photo above represents the cultural, religious and ideological divide within the city of Kaduna.

To the north bank(left of the photo), you have muslim-dominated Kaduna North Local Government Area and on the opposite bank lies the christian-dominated Kaduna South Local Government Area.

Until the Sharia riots of 2000 and 2001, Kaduna used to be a pretty mixed up city. But the inter-religious violence of the aforementioned epoch obliterated all of that. The death of innocence had come and with that, trust became the first casualty in the multireligious and multiethnic state which occupies a leading position in the defence and security structure of Nigeria. People chose to stick around their own kind and as such, the prevailing settlement pattern emerged.

The affluent seat of government is in Kaduna North with her high-brow areas such as Malali, GRA, Ungwar Rimi and Kawo while Kaduna South is home to middle-class neighbourhoods of Kakuri, Ungwar Television and Sabon Tasha.

Elsewhere, a similar settlement pattern is replicated in next-door Plateau State where the highland metropolitan area that is the capital city of Jos is comprised of a muslim-dominated Jos North and a christian-dominated Jos South and Jos East LGAs.

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