Nigerian Muslim Leader Says 300 Killed in 'Genocide'
Nigeria’s top Muslim leader said on Wednesday that 300 people, mostly Muslims, were killed in Sunday’s attacks by Christian militia in the town of Yelwa in the central Plateau state. Justice Abdulkadir Orire, secretary general of the Jama’atu Nasril Islam, described the killings in the remote farming town as “genocide” and said they took the death toll from three months of ethnic violence there to at least 700-800 people. “The information we have is that 300 people died and they are mostly Muslims. We call it a genocide because they are killing women and children,” Orire told Reuters in a telephone interview from his Kaduna headquarters. Full Story