Nigeria: March 1, 2004



Religious violence is getting more organized in central Nigeria, along the invisible border that separates the largely Moslem north from the largely Christian south. While over 10,000 have been killed in religious strife since 1999, most of that was during riots and general disorder. What's happening now is an organized Moslem group in the Plateau State that is going around massacring dozens of Christians at a time. At least a hundred are known dead so far. Four police have been killed by this group as well in the past month. The Islamic group has not identified itself, but Christians in central Nigeria are terrified.


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