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Nigerian Muslim mobs furious over election, burn churches, kill believers

Goodluck Jonathan

 

While many in Nigeria are still celebrating the victory of Christian presidential candidate Goodluck Jonathan, Christians in northern Nigeria are grieving over mass graves filled with the bodies of their loved ones.

The death toll is estimated to exceed 500 — Christians murdered because Muslims did not like the outcome of the national election.

In the Muslim north, Muslim mobs reacted to the news of Goodluck’s election on April 18th by launching massive simultaneous attacks against Christians in almost every northern, Muslim-dominated state. Mobs massacred hundreds of Christians, torched more than 300 churches and destroyed countless Christian homes.

Muslim officials were in such a hurry to hide the extent of the massacre that they organized mass burials of the victims almost immediately after the attacks. As a result, the exact death toll remains unknown.

The Nigerian president prays for peace within his country's borders

In Kaduna state, where Christians suffered the greatest losses, at least 300 people were slaughtered in the towns of Zonkwa and Kafanchan. The death toll elsewhere may even be higher — but is conservatively set at 500.

Today, close to a thousand families are displaced and living in camps set up by the government. More than 200 families lost their homes, and hundreds more have fled their homes in fear of continued attacks.



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haz

posted November 21, 2011 at 4:39 am


please stop killing it hurts…a cut on ur hand almost kills u imagine the burns and the stabs seeing ur family being killed being helpless… please stop



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Dianne

posted June 5, 2011 at 12:58 am


I PRAY THE NEW PRESIDENT WILL AS GOD LEADS GOES AFTER THESE MURDERS AND PUTS THEM IN PRISON AND LET THEM HEAR THE WORD OF GOD EVERY DAY FOR HOURS AND HOPEFULLY THEY SEE THERE IS A GOD THAT LOVES THEM EVEN THOUGH THEY HAVE DONE HORRIBLE THINGS TO THE CHRISTIANS, IF THEY WILL REPENT AND TURN THEIR LIVES OVER TO JESUS , HE IN HIS LOVE AND MERCY WILL FORGIVE THEM.



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