Religious Clashes Killed 35 in Nigeria

Posted on January 31, 2011

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Clashes between Christians and Muslims in central Nigeria last week left 35 people dead, police said on Sunday.
“Thirty-five people have been killed in sectarian violence in Tafawa Balewa on Thursday,” Bauchi police commissioner Abdulkadir Mohammed Indabawa, told AFP by phone.
Police had last week reported four dead, in riots that also left five mosques and 50 houses burnt.
Religious clashes have killed 35 in Nigeria: police
Clashes between Christians and Muslims in central Nigeria last week left 35 people dead, police said on Sunday.
“Thirty-five people have been killed in sectarian violence in Tafawa Balewa on Thursday,” Bauchi police commissioner Abdulkadir Mohammed Indabawa, told AFP by phone.
Police had last week reported four dead, in riots that also left five mosques and 50 houses burnt.
Thursday’s clashes began after a disagreement over money between a Muslim player and the Christian owner of the billiards table, police said.
Although elders in the area mediated a settlement of the dispute, the billiards table itself was later burned in an arson attack.(AFP)
Beirut, 30 Jan 11, 22:32

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