New Wave Of Conflict Between Muslims, Christians Leave 11 Dead In Nigeria

March 17, 2010

Nigeria (ChattahBox) – Eleven people have died in another bout of violence in a village just outside of the Jos region, where several bloody conflicts have occurred between Muslim and Christian groups.

In this latest attack, a group of Muslim herdsman dressed in military garb stormed a village of Kyi and slaughtered mostly women and children, stole a significantly amount of cattle, and fled.

The attackers are believed to have been from the ethnic group of Fulani.

This follows an earlier attack this month, where two hundred people from Christian villages were slaughtered by Muslim men with machetes and guns in retaliation for a Christian led attack earlier in the year near Jos.

The violence, while  moving between one religion and another, is not actually fueled by persecution on either side. The bands of killers come from regions that they feel have been encroached on by the other, and so are fighting for prime land, and in an attempt to expand their own cattle herds.

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