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.