Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Violence in Nigeria...24 hour curfew in place

Daily Independent (Lagos):
JOS CAME under a dusk to dawn curfew on Sunday, imposed by the Plateau State Government, after the city returned to the boil when Muslim youths attacked Christians on their way to Saint Luke's Church in the Nasarawa Gwom neigbourhood.
No fewer than 10 persons were feared dead.
The state Christian Elders Consultative Forum (CECF) condemned the attack, describing it as Moslem terrorism on churches on the Plateau.

At least 12 Nigerians on Sunday were killed in clashes in the central city of Jos as tensions reignited between Muslims and Christian gangs,....
"As early as 4 a.m. (3:00 a.m. British time), we started hearing gunshots and machinegun fire and this has gone on for hours. I saw soldiers moving into town and I can see smoke coming from many places," said Dr. Aboi Madaki, who works at the Jos University Teaching Hospital.
A Red Cross spokesman said the agency was sending 10 workers from their Nigerian headquarters in Abuja to help reinforce their office in Jos.
This week's violence started after an argument over the rebuilding of homes destroyed in the 2008 clashes, the worst fighting between Muslims and Christians in years in Africa's most populous country.

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