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They would have realised that the success of such a unified state depended very much in devising or producing a common force or cause capable of containing the forces of Jujuism Fetishism [sic], Christianity and Islam.
They [independence-era and postcolonial Nigerian policymakers] would have realised that the Ibos are in fact a people who believe in Jujuism tempered mildly with Christianity, both of which encourage a sort of free and competitive society; whereas the Yorubas and Hausas believe in Fetishism and Islam respectively, while both peoples are strongly influenced by Animism, all of which encourages a form of solidarity and communal life (13).
For example, in "The Senegalese Group," the author focuses on the Wolof and Sere (Serer) and contends that "[t]heir original religion was Animism but later became greatly influenced by Jujuism and still later by Islam" (65).
I am aware of objections to the use of the words "Fetishism," "Jujuism" and "Animism" by some Africans and even by some European scholars....