Monday, September 12, 2011

நைஜீரியாவில் கிறிஸ்துவர்களுக்கும் முஸ்லீம்களுக்குமிடையே கடும் சண்டை

இரண்டு மடத்தனமான மதங்கள் ஒரே நாட்டில் பாதிக்கு பாதியாக இருந்தால் என்ன நடக்கும்?

இதுதான் நடக்கும்.
கிறிஸ்துவர்களும் முஸ்லீம்களும் ஒருவரை ஒருவர் வெட்டி கொன்று கொண்டிருக்கிறார்கள்.

பேசாமல் எந்த மதத்துக்கும் மாறாமல், பாகன்களாகவே இருந்திருந்தால் ஒற்றுமையாக இருந்திருப்பார்கள்.

Explosions rock Nigerian city beset by sectarian unrest

(AFP) – 16 hours ago

JOS, Nigeria — One person was wounded Sunday night after two explosions went off in the central Nigerian city of Jos, security officials and witnesses said.

The blasts, which went off at a packed outdoor eatery in the city centre, were the latest in a series of night-time attacks in and around Jos that have killed dozens of people.

"Yes, there were minor explosions, nothing serious," said Emmanuel Ayeni, police chief for Plateau state, whose capital in Jos.

One person was reportedly wounded in the blasts -- the latest to hit Nigeria, Africa's most populous country, in recent months.

Plateau state government spokesman Pam Ayuba said they suspected a member of the Islamist sect Boko Haram had planted "two bombs".

"We are convinced it's Boko Haram and we highly think it's part of the (national) terrorist attacks," said Ayuba.

It was Boko Haram that claimed responsibility for the August 26 suicide attack that killed at least 23 people at the UN headquarters in Abuja, one of the worst attacks to hit the United Nations.

Charles Ekeocha, a spokesman for a special military task force deployed in the city, also confirmed the explosions, but gave no further details.

A resident Steve Aluko-Daniel said the blast had wounded one person.

And another local resident, who would only give her first name, Pauline, said: "I was in my room, when I heard a blast that sounded like a dynamite, the kind used in blasting rocks."

Before she could establish what had happened, "we heard another blast and we saw people running away from the area saying there were blasts."

While bomb blasts have rocked various parts of Nigeria in recent months, the city of Jos has become a flashpoint of sectarian and ethnic clashes.

In recent years, it has been shaken by waves of violence between Christian and Muslim groups that have left hundreds dead.

And in the past few days, gangs have raided villages, shooting and hacking to death entire families, with the latest attacks targetting Christian communities. Christmas Eve bomb attacks in 2010 killed dozens in Jos.

Jos lies in the so-called "middle-belt" between the predominantly Christian south and mainly Muslim north of Africa's most populous nation.

The Geneva-based office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Friday expressed concern at the resurgence of violence in central Nigeria.

Nigeria is Africa's most populous nation with 158 million people, divided roughly in half between a mainly Muslim north and predominantly Christian south.

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