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Sunday, February 19, 2006

Prophet cartoon violence kills rioters in Nigeria

KANO, Nigeria (AFP) - Rioting in Nigeria left at least 16 people dead, as police moved to disperse demonstrators caught up in the unabated furore over the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, witnesses and police said.

The protesters in the northern city of Maiduguri turned on the Christian minority, burning churches and shops, as army troops and police reinforcements were deployed to restore order, police spokesman Deputy Commissioner Haz Iwendi told AFP.

This is getting absurd. Someone has to stop the maddness, someone has to do something. This just can't go on.

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