Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

The Prosecutor Who Could Save Baltimore

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Central African Republic: French soldiers face sex abuse allegations

Read more

#THE 51%

UK elections: Does the women's vote count?

Read more

REVISITED

Questions remain 7 years after China's Sichuan quake

Read more

#TECH 24

Apple Watch put to the test

Read more

YOU ARE HERE

Bread, a French tradition

Read more

FOCUS

Lebanon's Roumieh prison: Iron-fist policy against a jihadist hub

Read more

REPORTERS

Syria: On the trail of looted antiquities

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Are you ready to rumble? Mayweather-Pacquiao is biggest payday in sports history

Read more

Africa

Women and children the main victims of fatal religious clashes

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2010-03-08

Over 100 people were killed near the Nigerian city of Jos on Sunday, most of whom were reportedly women and children. The region has recently seen an escalation in sectarian violence.

AFP - At least 100 people were killed near the Nigerian city of Jos, the scene of recent sectarian violence which left hundreds dead, a government official and witnesses said Sunday.

"There has been an attack on Dogo Nahawa. Over a hundred people have been killed -- most of them women and children," a government official who spoke on condition of anonymity told AFP.

"Some of the children are less than one year old," he said.

A local journalist counted 103 corpses in the village, south of the capital Abuja, and 18 at a Jos city morgue.

Residents and local rights activists blamed the overnight attack on ethnic Fulani pastoralists.

Date created : 2010-03-07

  • NIGERIA

    Scores more bodies found after Muslim-Christian clashes

    Read more

  • NIGERIA

    More than 300 arrested over violent inter-religious clashes

    Read more

  • NIGERIA

    Authorities relax 24-hour curfew after lull in Christian-Muslim violence

    Read more

COMMENT(S)