Nigerian clashes: '50,000 killed'
More than 50,000 people have been killed in communal clashes in one Nigerian state in less than three years, a new government study says. The violence has mostly pitted Christian farmers against Muslim animal herders in the central Plateau state. This figure is far higher than previous estimates of the number killed. It had been estimated that some 10,000 people had been killed in clashes between rival ethnic and religious groups across Nigeria since 1999. Group Profile