Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Nigeria sets curfew after clashes

According to the Sunday Times of South Africa, violence between Muslims and Christians is taking a toll in Nigeria.

KANO - Nigeria has imposed a curfew and tightened security in two northern cities after violence between Muslims and Christians claimed at least 34 lives.

A spokesman for the government of the state of Bauchi, where 10 people were killed on Monday after the supposed "desecration" of the Koran by a school teacher, said a dawn-to-dusk curfew had been imposed to pre-empt further clashes.

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