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Tensions rise in Nigeria as death toll from ethnic clash hits 630

Sectarian tensions were on the rise in central Nigeria as a Nigerian Red Cross team confirmed that 630 people had been killed when Christian ethnic militiamen attacked a mainly-Muslim town. Reporters and rescuers found a fresh 50 by 10 metre burial plot behind a traditional chief’s house in Yelwa, a rural community in a strife-torn region of central Nigeria which was attacked late Sunday by heavily armed militants. “We buried over 630 people. Some people were buried in their back yards. They just attacked us because we are Muslims,” said Yakubu Haruna, Yelwa’s 35-year-old local councillor, to general agreement from onlookers. Full Story

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