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Group: At least 500 dead in Nigeria election riots

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posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 10:01 PM
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news.yahoo.com...


BAUCHI, Nigeria – At least 500 people died in religious rioting that followed Nigeria's presidential election, a civil rights group said Sunday, as volatile state gubernatorial elections loom this week.



Muslim opposition supporters began riots as results from the April 16 election showed Christian President Goodluck Jonathan had won the vote. Many here in predominantly Muslim north of Africa's most populous nation felt the next president should have been from their region because a Muslim president died last year before he could complete his term.



Retaliatory violence by Christians soon followed, and officials say more than 40,000 people have now fled their homes. Authorities are fearful that releasing any official death toll will only prompt more fighting, but witnesses believe hundreds have been killed across the north.


Another nation in Africa that has started rioting.

These riots are totally different than whats happen in the Middle East, if Im reading the article correctly. These riots are because of religion it seems. Muslims got mad because a non-muslim got elected, and started killing people.




posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 10:04 PM
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I cant see them getting much help either, theres not anything for the west to take for them to 'instigate' peace. Good luck to those displaced.



posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 10:08 PM
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So much for the "religion of peace". What a joke.

"N-Wordia"?



posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 10:20 PM
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This group is called "Boko Haram". They are basically demanding that the Ngerian government embrace Islam, drop the constitution and adopt the laws in the Qur'an (Sharia Law) They are just fundamentalist religious nutters who are mad because they lost their power in the government.



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