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Nigerian Muslims struggle to cope after village massacre

Thousands of Muslims fled the central Nigerian town of Yelwa yesterday after an attack by Christian militia earlier in the week left hundreds of residents dead. Many refugees sought police escorts to the neighbouring Bauchi and Nassarawa states, fearing that militant Christians blocking roads at nearby villages would kill them, a Red Cross worker said. The conflict between the Christian Tarok and the Muslim Fulani is rooted in rival claims over the fertile farmlands of Plateau state in central Nigeria, but is stoked by religious hatred and the sense among many Christians that Muslims are outsiders. Full Story

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