Sunday, March 7, 2010

Up to 300 feared dead in central Nigeria clashes

It's absolutely amazing how reporters can tap dance around the core issues of Islamic expansion through the use of terror.  Not till the 15th paragraph do we get to the truth of the matter: Muslims are once again invading non-Muslim lands. 

"The tension is rooted in decades of resentment between indigenous groups, mostly Christian or animist, who are vying for control of fertile farmlands with migrants and settlers from the Hausa-speaking Muslim north."

And this gem:

"It was not immediately clear what triggered the latest unrest, but thousands have died in religious and ethnic violence in central Nigeria over the past 10 years.:

It has been crystal clear for 1400 years that Islam is the trigger for almost all religiously motivated violence in the world.


Up to 300 feared dead in central Nigeria clashes

Shuaibu Mohammed
JOS, Nigeria
Sun Mar 7, 2010 2:21pm EST

JOS, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigeria's acting president Sunday ordered the security forces to hunt down those behind clashes involving Muslim herders and Christian villagers in which more than 300 people may have been killed.

The latest unrest in Nigeria's central Plateau state comes at a difficult time, with acting leader Goodluck Jonathan trying to assert his authority while ailing President Umaru Yar'Adua remains too sick to govern the oil-producing nation.

Villagers in Dogo Nahawa, just south of the state capital Jos, said Hausa-Fulani herders from surrounding hills attacked at about 3 a.m. (10 p.m. EST), shooting into the air before cutting those who came out of their homes with machetes.

A Red Cross official said at least two other nearby communities were also targeted, in an area close to where sectarian clashes killed hundreds of people in January, but that it was too early to give an overall death toll.