After Nigerian Riots, 150 Bodies Found in Wells

Total death toll in religious violence is reportedly near 400
By Nx Doyle,  Newser User
Posted Jan 23, 2010 5:03 PM CST Posted Jan 23, 2010 5:03 PM CST
Promoted on Newser Jan 23, 2010 5:03 PM CST
Rescue workers carry the body of a victim of sectarian violence in Kurujantar, some 19 miles south of Jos, Nigeria, Friday.   (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
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(User Submitted) – Nearly a week after the outbreak of violence between Nigerian Muslims and Christians, aid workers have found up to 150 more bodies stuffed into wells and sewage pits. In the central village of Kuru Karama, many victims had been shot, hacked to death, or burned alive, reports the BBC.

"So far we have picked 150 bodies from the wells," says the head of the mostly Muslim village. "But 60 more people are still missing." The violence between armed mobs began in the nearby town of Jos last week and spread to neighboring villages before the military stepped in. The total death toll is reportedly near 400.
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