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Central Nigeria Raids Kills 37

2 police, 21 assailants among the dead as 13 villages attacked for hours

(Newser) - A series of "sophisticated attacks" near the central Nigerian town of Jos has left 37 people dead, including two police officers, reports the AP . Thirteen villages, which one advocate says were all Christian, were hit by fighting for several hours yesterday, and several homes were burned. The attack was... More »

Christmas Bombings Spark Unrest in Nigeria

Some fear escalating violence ahead of elections

(Newser) - State police are swarming into central Nigeria following a series of Christmas church bombings that killed 38, the Christian Science Monitor reports. Following Saturday's explosions, angry youths barricaded roads and attacked people passing by yesterday, and houses and a truck also were set ablaze. UN chief Ban Ki-moon blasted the... More »

200 Dead in New Nigeria Religious Violence

Hundreds flee villages

(Newser) - Machete-wielding rioters hacked at least 200 people to death yesterday in the latest wave of religious violence in Nigeria. Nearly all of the victims were Christians in the attacks on 3 villages, where rioters were out for revenge for earlier killings of Muslims in Jos. The dead lined the streets... More »

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