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Religious clashes flare in Nigeria

Religious clashes flare in Nigeria
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Violent clashes in Nigeria between Muslim and Christian gangs have claimed the lives of almost 150 people.Security forces have been trying to prevent a repetition of violence in 2008 when hundreds were killed.

This latest outburst was sparked by an argument over the rebuilding of homes in those 2008 clashes. The gangs have been rampaging for three days in Jos the capital of a central state where police have imposed a 24 hour curfew.

Residents claimed sporadic gunfire could be heard in many neighbourhoods and several houses were on fire. The police hope the fighting will subside now that the curfew has been imposed.