Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

South Africa: 20 children killed in bus crash near Pretoria

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

An Election in the Shadow of Terror

Read more

#TECH 24

How fintech is helping the unbanked

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Turning up the heat with French firefighters

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Champs-Elysées attack: What impact on Sunday's French election? (part 1)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

After Brexit and Trump: World waits on French presidential election (part 2)

Read more

REPORTERS

Battle to stop nuclear waste being buried in a French village

Read more

THE CAMPAIGN BEAT

After Champs-Élysées attack, security takes centre stage in election campaign

Read more

PEOPLE & PROFIT

Brexit: Come what May

Read more

Africa

Scores more bodies found after Muslim-Christian clashes

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2010-01-25

Sixty-one more bodies were found on Monday in two different locations after Muslim-Christian clashes in central Nigeria last week. Earlier on Monday police arrested over 300 suspects thought to have been involved in the violence.

AFP - Sixty-one more bodies, some of them decapitated, were found Monday after Muslim-Christian clashes in central Nigeria, the head of a Muslim volunteer burial team said.
   
"We visited Gero village, 23 kilometres (14 miles) south of Jos, where we picked up 51 bodies. On our way back, we drove through Talchon village where we found 10 bodies," Mohammed Shittu told an AFP reporter in the northern city of Kaduna.
   
"Therefore we now have 61 bodies picked up today. Some of them have been decapitated, dismembered and the body parts hoisted on stakes," Shittu said.
   
The new figure brings the estimated death toll -- compiled from various sources, including medical and aid workers, religious and community leaders and Human Rights Watch -- to 553 in four days of fighting last week.
   

Date created : 2010-01-25

  • NIGERIA

    More than 300 arrested over violent inter-religious clashes

    Read more

COMMENT(S)