Anonymous asked in News & EventsCurrent Events · 1 decade ago

300 bodies taken to mosque on 2nd day of riots - what is your response?

JOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Mobs burned homes, churches and mosques Saturday as the death toll rose to more than 300 in the worst sectarian violence in Africa's most populous nation in years.

Sheikh Khalid Abubakar, the imam at the main mosque in Jos, Nigeria, said that more than 300 dead bodies were brought there Saturday alone, and 183 could be seen lying near the building, waiting to be interred.

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Those killed in the Christian community probably would not be taken to the city mosque, raising the possibility that the total death toll could be much higher. The city morgue wasn't immediately available Saturday.

Police spokesman Bala Kassim said there were "many dead" but couldn't cite a firm number.

The hostilities mark the worst clashes in the restive West African nation since 2004, when as many as 700 people died in Plateau State during Christian-Muslim clashes.

3 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    I doubt you'll get many responses to this because manypeople do not really care what happens in Africa.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Isn't Charles Taylor in Nigeria?

  • 1 decade ago

    Are we getting complacent with all these terrible things going on all the time, the media does not know which ones to cover. What a world

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