Violence Shows Christian, Muslim Split In Nigeria

January 3, 2011

Author: Jon Gambrell

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

Multiple explosions rocked a central Nigerian city, another bomb killed at least four at an army barracks in the capital and a radical Muslim sect burned churches in the northeast.


The new violence over the past two weeks highlights the tensions between Nigeria's two major faiths - Christians and Muslims - and threatens peace ahead of the young democracy's April presidential election.