US Religious Commission is concerned by ongoing violence in central Nigeria
Religious Commission is concerned by ongoing
violence in central Nigeria
Commission on International Religious Freedom has warned that ongoing violence
between Christians and Muslims in central Nigeria exposes the country's
"failure to effectively deal" with the unrest.
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) - The U.S.
commission issued the warning Monday from Washington. The commission said its
own documentation shows that Nigeria prosecutes "only 1 percent" of
those responsible for such killings in the region, which only "intensifies
local tensions and mistrust."
The independent, bipartisan governmental
city of Jos, where thousands have been killed since Nigeria became a democracy
in 1999. Religion, politics, grazing rights and economic power all play a role
in the violence in Nigeria's fertile central belt region.
The attacks center around the volatile