In a mass grave: victims of the slaughter in the village of Dogo Nahawa in March AP
Ed Beavan reports:
MORE deaths have occurred after another outbreak of interreligious violence in the Jos region of the Plateau state of central Nigeria, it emerged this week.
The region, which lies between the 12 states in northern Nigeria that have adopted sharia, and the predominantly Christian south, has seen a number of violent incidents this year (Features, 2 July), resulting in about 1500 deaths.
The Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART) reported that the most recent violence took place in the village of Mazah last Saturday, resulting in eight deaths. A Church of Christ in Nigeria building was targeted, and although its pastor, the Revd Nuhu Dawat, and two of his children escaped, his wife, Asabe, and his daughter and grandchild were killed.
Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) and HART said they believed that Fulani Muslims were responsible for the attacks, and that security forces had failed to intervene.
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