President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Ayo Oritsejafor
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Nigeria's Christians to take measures against killings

8 January 2012 Last updated at 01:52 GMT

The head of Nigeria's Christian Association has said his community will take all necessary steps to defend themselves against a wave of killings by Islamist extremists.

One north-eastern state has imposed a 24 hour curfew to try to stop the violence.

The crisis comes as the the country prepares for another major political confrontation, over the doubling of fuel prices.