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Saturday, February 25, 2006

Nigerian religious riots continue

Violence is continuing across Nigeria where religious riots have claimed more than 100 lives this week.

A number of deaths were reported and churches and shops burned on Friday in the towns of Kontagora and Potiskum in the north and Enugu in the south-east.

The violence began last weekend with demonstrations by Muslims in the north against cartoons satirising the Prophet Muhammad. More than 30 Christians were killed in riots in two mainly Muslim towns.

More than 80 people were then killed in Onitsha in two days of reprisal attacks by crowds of Christians armed with machetes.


Oh dear! All because of 12 cartoons!

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