Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Uruguay: freed Guantanamo detainees try to adjust to normal life

Read more

MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Turkey: Inside the Alevi community

Read more

FOCUS

China: A tense Christmas in Wenzhou

Read more

DEBATE

Pope's Scathing Tidings: Pontiff Blasts 'Illnesses' at Vatican's Heart (part 2)

Read more

DEBATE

Pope's Scathing Tidings: Pontiff Blasts 'Illnesses' at Vatican's Heart

Read more

WEB NEWS

Gaza children draw what their future will look like

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Catholic cardinals get coal for Christmas from Pope Francis

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

François Hollande's Christmas wish list

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Embedded with the Islamic State Group

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)