200 Die in Nigeria’s Christian-Muslim Clashes

By Tom Burgis in Kano

Published: January 19 2010 22:18 | Last updated: January 20 2010 11:10

Clashes between Muslims and Christians in the Nigerian city of Jos have claimed scores of lives in the latest flare-up of religious violence to affect Africa’s most populous nation.

Rights activists said the death toll topped 200 after unrest broke out in one suburb on Sunday, prompting authorities to impose a 24-hour curfew. Hundreds more are believed to been injured in clashes that appeared to subside on Wednesday.


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