Skip to comments.Sectarian Violence Leaves Hundreds Dead in Nigeria
Posted on 03/08/2010 10:33:33 AM PST by MNDude
Nigeria's acting President Goodluck Jonathan is due to meet with security chiefs to discuss the recent clashes involving Muslim herders and Christian villagers that killed hundreds of people near the central city of Jos.
A security meeting in Abuja is begging held as authorities in Jos bury hundreds of hacked bodies of victims, mostly women and children, in mass graves.
At least 500 people were slaughtered in a night raid on three villages near Jos, capital of Plateau state. There was no independent confirmation of the figure.
Several more victims are being treated while about 100 suspects have been arrested.
Lagos-based political analyst, George Eke, says the lack of opportunities, and the extreme poverty it breeds, is responsible for the unending crises in Jos.
"A lot of these problems are caused by politicians," he said. "Nigeria has been classified, particularly the north, has been classified as a place where al-Qaida could go and pick people to do their operations. Why? Because there is lack of education there. Governments in-out, in-out, each administration, is doing nothing to lift these children up."
Clashes between rival ethnic and religious groups in January left 320 dead in Jos, according to the police. Religious and human-rights activists put the overall toll at more than 500.
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Wake up folks!!!
Nigeria is the THIRD LARGEST OIL IMPORTER for the US.
Muslim organized terrorists KNOW THIS. They are trying going to be going after NIGERIA big time!
Sactarian violence my ass. It’s called Islamist genocide.
They pulled this garbage when the Muslim Odinga supporters started chopping up Christians in Kenya.
Oh, itâs just âsecterianâ violence, not muslims massacaring Christians
Let me try this again: Oh, just ‘sectarian violence’, not muslims massacaring Christians.
No it's not.
It's Islam stupid!
THIS ARTICLE IS TOTALLY BOGUS.
USE OF THE WORD “CLASHES” INDICATES PARTICIPATION OF BOTH SIDES. IF YOU’RE LYING IN BED ASLEEP, YOU ARE NOT PARTICIPATING IN A CLASH.
THIS IS NOTHING SHORT OF MUSLIM SLAUGHTER.
THE ARTICLE BLAMES POLITICIANS.
MUSLIMS SLAUGHTER, ALL OVER THE WORLD.
Goodluck with all that.
You may recall also how the current administration bungled relations with Nigeria by threatening to impose sanctions because the underpants bomber was originally from Nigeria.