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Christian group challenges Nigerian government over killings

Christian group challenges Nigerian government over killings

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From BBC World News. A Christian organisation in Nigeria has accused government security forces of failing to stop hundreds being killed in clashes near the city of Jos.

Hundreds died during attacks on three villages over the weekend in an area which straddles the country's mainly Christian south and Muslim north.

The massacre is seen as revenge for a previous round of killings in January. The head of the northern area of Nigeria's Christian Association said he believed mercenaries were involved.

He said that fighters from neighbouring Chad and Niger took part in the violence.

"For quite some time we have alerted the government to training grounds in some part of the northern state where people are being trained to cause problems in the country... Nobody did anything about it," Saidu Dogo told the BBC...

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