The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Violence in Nigeria

Interreligious violence in Jos, Nigeria, in January left about 500 people dead.

Some reports said the violence began when Christian youth protested the building of a mosque in the Christian-majority Jos, the capital of Nigeria's Plateau State.

The violence later spread to nearby towns. In Jos, followers of both Christianity and Islam blamed gangs from the other's community.


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