Africa

Nigeria lynch mob 'kills pastor' in Katsina state

  • 4 February 2014
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A Christian pastor has been killed by a lynch mob in northern Nigeria after a schoolgirl was mutilated and killed, a local MP has told the BBC.

The girl's body was found in the preacher's house, which was then burnt to the ground, said Ahmed Babba Kaita, MP for Kankia in Katsina state.

The pastor died on his way to hospital, Mr Kaita said.

The crowd apparently accused him and another man of killing the girl for ritual purposes.

A house and shop belonging the other man were also reportedly set on fire.

Police have intervened and the town is now said to be calm.

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