Saturday, May 4, 2013

Nigerian religious clashes kills dozens

Nigerian religious clashes between Christians, Muslims leaves thirty-nine people died and 30 were injured in central Nigeria’s Taraba state on Friday, prompting a round-the-clock curfew, police said. Dozens of houses were set ablaze and destroyed during the clashes in the town of Wukari which come amid a surge in religious violence in the west African nation.

Nigeria religious clashes

“We have so far compiled a death toll of 39 people while 30 others were seriously injured,” state police spokesman Joseph Kwaji told AFP on Saturday.

Local residents told AFP that the death toll could rise.

“Thirty-two houses have also been destroyed in the violence,” Kwaji said of the unrest which has prompted authorities to impose an indefinite all-round curfew in the predominantly Christian city.


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