Archive for July 27th, 2009
FURTHER UPDATE: The Islamist violence in Borno State, which we covered in the story below, has escalated throught the day. The BBC reports that there are now over 150 verified dead. What a peaceful religion. More here.
A curfew has been imposed in the north-eastern Nigerian city of Bauchi, after violence on Sunday in which at least 39 people were killed.
A Red Cross official told the BBC the whole city was silent. He said no-one knew the exact number of dead, as the mortuary was being guarded by the army.
Officials said clashes erupted when 60 Islamist militants armed with guns and explosives attacked a police station. They said security forces repelled the attack and arrested around 170 people. Read the rest of this entry »