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Nigeria: At Least 20 Killed After Violent Muslim Mob Attacks Christian Funeral

The Commentator – “At least 20 people have been murdered in a violent attack on a Christian funeral in central Nigeria’s Taraba state on Friday. A round-the-clock curfew is now in place as a result of the ‘Muslim mob’ action, according to a report by the Agence France Presse.

An aid worker told the AFP, ‘We have recovered 20 bodies from the violence so far,’ adding that the unrest had occurred in the town of Wukari, some 125 miles from the state capital Jalingo.

‘We are still going round the town in search of more bodies,’ he said on condition of anonymity. AFP reports that the source was not authorised to speak to the media about death tolls.

A curfew has been imposed in the area, said officials, in an effort to contain the violence.

Residents reported that Friday’s violence erupted when the funeral procession of a traditional chief from the predominantly Christian Jukun ethnic group marched through a Muslim neighbourhood chanting slogans, which Muslims viewed as an act of provocation.

Tensions have been on the rise in the mostly Christian town of Wukari since February, when a dispute over the use of a football pitch between Muslim and Christian soccer teams set off sectarian riots that claimed several lives.” Source – The Commentator.

Flashback: Nigeria: Suspected Islamists Storm Church, Threaten To Rape And Behead Congregants In Taraba State Capital – “Gunmen attacked the lodge of the Redeemed Christian Corpers Fellowship early yesterday in Jalingo, Taraba state capital. The bandits who stormed the Family House of the Redeemed Christian Corpers Fellowship (RCCF) held the parishoners hostage for hours after relieving them of hundreds of thousands of dollars and other valuables.” Read more.

Flashback: Nigeria: Boko Haram: Our Goal Is To Eliminate Followers of Christ – “Terrorist organisation Boko Haram has issued a statement making clear that its goal is to eliminate followers of Christ from Nigeria and establish an Islamic state. ‘The Nigerian state and Christians are our enemies and we will be launching attacks on the Nigerian state and its security apparatus as well as churches until we achieve our goal of establishing an Islamic state in place of the secular state … We are responsible for the suicide attack on a church in Jos and also another attack on another church in Biu,’ a spokesman for the group, Abul Qaqa, is said to have told reporters in the northeastern city of Maiduguri over the phone.” Read more.

  1. 05/07/2013 at 12:17 PM

    This is “ridiculous!!!” The garbage that is occurring in every country, starting with “Obozo”…WHAT DO THESE PEOPLE THINK? That NOBODY “sees” straight-through their “lies?”


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