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'Terrible' scenes follow Nigeria clashes

Officials in central Nigeria have said that as many as 500 people may have been killed in ethnic violence on Sunday in the Nigerian city of Jos.

There is a long history of local tension between Muslims and Christians and the attacks are said to have been in revenge for the killing of several hundred people in January.

Mark Lipdo, a spokesman for a Nigerian Christian organisation, the Stefanos Foundation, described the ''terrible'' sights he had seen while visiting Jos and its nearby villages.


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