Ethnic controversy in Nigeria: hundreds of victims

Two communes struggle for land possession

In brief: Three villages in surrounds of the capital of the state Jos city was attacked on March, 7, at night. The most of dead people are children, women and old men.

Ethnic controversy in Nigerian state Plato caused about 500 deaths. This is the information of Dan Manjang who is the Advisor of state’s Governor. Meantime activists of rights protection tell about 300 victims.

Three villages in surroundings of the capital of the state Jos city was attacked on March, 7, at night. The most of dead people are children, women and old men. Regional security forces are being activated in order to block weapons’ deliveries to the conflict zone. Suffered villages are being patrolled by soldiers in order to avoid disorders.

This attack is supposed to be the continuing of the conflict between representatives of two communes (Muslims and Christians-Pagans) started on January. In result 95 people of Fulani nation are arrested. The victims are Christians from Ber nation. Specialists consider the reason of the conflict is not a religious controversy but free land deficite.

Maria Velikanova
2010-03-08 17:37, Society.

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