Religious, Ethnic Unrest Continues in Nigeria

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Religious and ethnic violence is continuing to rock central Nigeria Wednesday.

Soldiers are patrolling the city of Jos, where more than 200 people have died in three days of fighting between Christians and Muslims. Authorities have imposed a 24-hour curfew.

"We want the government to come and help us," said resident Abdullahi Ushman, who said he had seen rioters attacking people with firearms and bows and arrows.

The rioting began after Muslim youths set fire to a Catholic church on Sunday.

Jos has a history of unrest. Since 2001, more than 2,000 Muslims and Christians have died in outbreaks of religious violence.

*Originally published January 20, 2010.

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