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Jos - A city divided

 


Red Cross officials attend to injured victims of the civil unrest
At the end of last year, violent clashes broke out in Jos in central Nigeria after a disputed local election. Christian and Muslim mobs took to the streets burning mosques, churches and homes.

Hundreds were killed: in some of the worst incidents, children were burnt inside their schools.

This is just the latest round in a cycle of sectarian violence that has killed at least ten thousand Nigerians over the past decade.

Robert Walker travels to Jos, a town still under curfew, to find out what caused the clashes and to investigate why many residents believe more violence is likely.

First broadcast in January 2009

 
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