Islamist groups

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In Conflict/Tragedy
Jan 25th, 2011
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Villagers staged protests against the military in central Nigeria on Monday, hurling stones and burning the tents of soldiers who they blamed for the killing of five local residents over the weekend. Scores of people have died in and around the city of Jos in recent weeks in clashes between Christian...
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Jan 24th, 2011
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A deadly attack by men allegedly wearing military uniforms led to clashes between villagers and troops in restive central Nigeria Monday, with soldiers accused of opening fire in response, police said. Details of the incidents were not immediately clear, including whether the attackers were indeed we...
By benim
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Jan 17th, 2011
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JOS, Nigeria — A Christian mob razed a mosque and hacked an electoral worker to death Monday as it barred Muslim organisers of April’s polls from a registration exercise in Nigeria’s Jos region, police said. Two other people were shot dead when soldiers escorting the workers opened fire a...
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In Conflict/Tragedy
Jan 11th, 2011
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At least 13 people have been killed after further violence between rival groups near the central Nigerian city of Jos, witnesses say. Police spokesman Idako Andy told the reporters had been sent to a mostly Christian village in the Wareng area 40km (25 miles) south-west of Jos. Villagers told the BBC...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Jan 9th, 2011
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JOS, Nigeria — Fresh tensions in central Nigeria left “many” houses burnt on Sunday and led security forces to rush to the area to restore calm in the latest flare-up in the region, police said. The country’s central region has been hit by a wave of violence in recent weeks, includi...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Jan 9th, 2011
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Christians abandoned church services in Jos, the Plateau State capital, yesterday for fear of being attacked as tension continued to build up in the restive community. In Gombe, eight people were killed by gunmen who fired shots at them where they were drinking. The rumour of killings of some Christi...
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Jan 9th, 2011
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The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the 19 Northern states and Abuja has declared a three-day fasting and prayers for peace and for God to intervene in the nation’s affairs. The association also called on Nigerians to come out en mass to participate in the voters registration exercise...
By benim
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Jan 9th, 2011
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Nigerian soldiers fired into the air to disperse youths burning vehicles and tyres in the central city of Jos on Saturday in protest at the killing of seven Muslims in a nearby village, residents said. The Muslims were on their way back from a wedding when they were attacked late on Friday after thei...
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In Conflict/Tragedy
Dec 31st, 2010
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Nigerian police have arrested 92 suspected members of a radical Islamist sect after a string of attacks this week in the northeast of Africa’s most populous nation, a police spokesman said on Friday. Police said Boko Haram, which wants strict Islamic law imposed throughout Nigeria, was behind t...
By benim
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Dec 30th, 2010
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A radical Islamist sect attacked a police vehicle in northeastern Nigeria, killing seven people, in the latest in a string of attacks by the group in the last week, the military said on Thursday. A military spokesman said the Boko Haram group was behind the attack on Wednesday, in which the police ve...