Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Friday, September 09, 2011

Nigeria's middle belt turmoil again

The city of Jos is once again the center of conflict and violence centered on religious, cultural, economic, and ethnic cleavages.

The article comes from This Day.

In Jos, 11 Killed As the Bloodbath Continues
Residents of Mararaban-Jama'a village, the entry point into Jos city, Plateau State, from Abuja, yesterday morning resorted to violent demonstration following an attack on the neighbouring Kuru on Sunday night in which four persons were brutally killed and several others injured.


This is even as an otherwise peaceful Zakaleo, near Babale in Targon District of Jos North Local Government Area of the state, was attacked same night, leaving another seven dead, three injured and five houses burnt by suspected Fulani herdsmen…

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