Minst 300 mennesker er drept i sammenstøt mellom muslimer og kristne i den nigerianske byen Jos. Det var ryktet om at et kristent parti hadde beseiret et muslimsk-dominert i et lokalvalg som fikk muslimene til å gå amok.
A Red Cross official spoke of «well over 300 people killed» and Khaled Abubakar, an imam at the central mosque, and another Muslim official spoke of about 400 bodies taken to the mosque. A Christian clergyman spoke of «several hundred» killed.
Corpses that were still visible in large numbers on Sunday had all been removed from the streets of the town and buried by Monday.
The clashes were triggered by a rumour Friday that the majority-Muslim All Nigerian Peoples Party (ANPP) had lost a local election to the mainly Christian Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), according to a police spokesman.
2.000 rasende muslimske ungdommer stormet hovedmoskeen der presidenten for parlamentet appellerte om ro.
Youths entered the main mosque as the speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole, made an appeal to Muslim leaders for calm.
The youths shouted for the removal of Plateau state governor Jonah Jang and his government before they left after an intervention by Muslim leaders and the mosque was coordonned off.