At least 4 killed at armed attack in central Nigeria

By REUTERS
February 28, 2011 13:27

JOS, Nigeria - Attackers armed with guns and machetes killed at least four people in a village in central Nigeria on Monday, the latest in a series of religious and sectarian clashes in the region.

The attack took place in the early hours outside a science college in a village near Jos, the capital of Plateau state. Violence between Christian and Muslim gangs have killed more than 200 people in the region since December.

A lecturer at the college, attended mostly by Christian students, said six people were killed and several more wounded when armed Muslim youths stormed the village.


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