Muslim rioters in Nigeria attack Catholic parish; 40 dead
Catholic World News - January 19, 2010
At least 40 people were killed when a Muslim mob attacked worshipers outside a Catholic parish church, sparking a major riot. An estimated 200 young Muslim militants assembled at the home of a man who had been accused of killing Christians in riots that took place in November 2008. From there they assaulted parishioners at the nearby Catholic church before setting fires at local Protestant churches as well. Christian groups responded angrily, and fighting spread across the Jos area.
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