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Over 400 die in Muslims gang clashing with Christian youths

December 10, 2008

Over 400 die in Muslims gang clashing with Christian youths

Nigeria Violence: Hundreds Die And Thousands Flee… Nov 29, 2008 … Hundreds have been killed in Nigeria after Christians and Muslims clashed over the result of a local election,
http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World-News/Nigeria-Violence-Hundreds-Die-And-Thousands-Flee-Jos-As-Christians-And-Muslims-Clash/Article/200811415166344
 
euronews | Hundreds killed in Muslim-Christian clashes in Nigeria Independent world news from a European point of view.
http://www.euronews.net/en/article/30/11/2008/hundreds-killed-in-muslim-christian-clashes-in-nigeria/
 
Over 400 reported dead after Nigeria clashes – The Irish Times …Nov 30, 2008 …
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2008/1130/breaking4.htm
 
Hundreds dead after Christian and Muslim gangs clash in Nigeria …Nov 30, 2008 … More than 200 people killed in two days of clashes between Christians and Muslims in central Nigeria, says Red Cross.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/nov/30/nigeria-christians-muslims-fighting
 
Death toll hits 400 in Nigerian clashes – Africa, World – The …Dec 1, 2008 … Residents took more bodies to the main mosque in the Nigerian city of Jos … The latest clashes between gangs of Muslim Hausas and mostly Christian youths began early on Friday and were provoked after news spread that the ANPP party candidate backed by Hausas had lost the race to the ruling PDP. “The PDP provided an all-Christian ticket. They started the trouble because they couldn’t win,” said Samaila Abdullahi Mohammed, a spokesman for the imam at the main mosque. Official results showed the PDP candidate won the vote but his swearing-in, due today, has been postponed.
Nigeria’s 140 million people are roughly split equally between Muslims and Christians and the two communities generally live peacefully side by side. Displaced people from both religions are sheltering together in impromptu camps around Jos.
But tensions in the country’s “Middle Belt” run deeply, rooted in resentment from indigenous minority groups, mostly Christian or animist, towards migrants and settlers from the Hausa-speaking Muslim north.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/death-toll-hits-400-in-nigerian-clashes-1042743.html
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