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Nigeria sect violence victims 'mostly children'

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posted on Dec, 29 2009 @ 11:28 AM
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Nigeria sect violence victims 'mostly children'


news.bbc.co.uk

The Red Cross in Nigeria says many of those who were killed in clashes on Monday between troops and members of an Islamist sect in Bauchi were children.

39 people had died - some 60% of them students aged between nine and 15. He said some of the victims had been shot, but most had been attacked with machetes and knives.

An army officer who was sent from a nearby base to speak to the sect's leaders was killed with a machete, he added.
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posted on Dec, 29 2009 @ 11:28 AM
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The Red Cross representative said the crisis "was the result of preaching" at an open-air gathering, after which members of the Kala Kato sect threatened to kill locals who would not join them or leave the area.

Mr Abubakar said most of the dead were children from outside Bauchi who had been sent to study Arabic and the Koran with local clerics.

So it seems an internal conflict over leadership of this sect resulted in nonmembers being attacked with machetes.... wonderful religion Islam so enlightening right?

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posted on Dec, 29 2009 @ 12:44 PM
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Nigeria or large parts of Africa dont need religion to kill one another they have been at it for hundreds if not thousands of years.

I am sure some one will come along and say how good it was before the "white man" came but theres no denying parts of Africa if not most of it are messed up.

I am not sure if its living in the environment that makes some Africa areas inherantly violent or if its bread into the genes.



posted on Dec, 29 2009 @ 02:14 PM
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the region is already volatile but when you throw in a religion that is inherently violent it just makes things all the worse... look what's happened in Somalia for instance3



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