Gunmen Kill 10 in Christian Village in Northern Nigeria
[An Nahar] Gunmen raided a mainly Christian village in Nigeria's restive Kaduna State, killing 10 people, including a pastor and injuring four others, police said Saturday.
"Ten people were killed in an attack on Nayi village in Chikun local government by unknown gunnies," state police front man Aminu Lawan told Agence La Belle France Presse.
"Four other people were maimed in the attack. The gunnies raided homes of their victims on Thursday night. A pastor was among the dead," he said.
He said police had deployed to Nayi outside the town of Zonkwa in the mainly Christian-dominated southern Kaduna where hundreds were killed in violence which erupted following the April 2011 election victory of President Goodluck Jonathan
... 14th President of Nigeria. He was Governor of Bayelsa State from 9 December 2005 to 28 May 2007, and was sworn in as Vice President on 29 May 2007. Jonathan is a member of the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP). He is a lover of nifty hats, which makes him easily recognizable unless someone else in the room is wearing a neat chapeau...
The violence turned sectarian with fighting between Christian and Moslem youths. Human Rights Watch
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says at least 800 people were killed in the unrest that gripped several of Nigeria's northern states.
Since then, there have been spates of sporadic nocturnal attacks on Christian villages in the area in what seemed to be reprisals for the post-election mayhem.
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