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500 Christians Slaughtered By Muslims In Nigeria

Rioters armed with machetes slaughtered as many as 500 people including a four-day-old infant as fresh violence flared between Christians and Muslims in central Nigeria, witnesses said.

Hundreds of people fled their homes in mainly Christian villages during what appeared to be reprisal attacks by Muslims, who had been targeted in sectarian violence in January, Red Cross spokesman Robin Waubo said.

Nigeria's government yesterday sent in troops to keep the peace following Sunday’s violence around Jos, the country’s 10th largest city, in Plateau state.

Under fire for failing to prevent another outburst of sectarian violence following the January unrest, which left more than 300 dead, the authorities said they had arrested scores of people in connection with the latest attacks.

Witnesses meanwhile described how the women and children who made up most of the victims in Sunday’s three-hour systematic orgy of violence were caught in animal traps and fishing nets as they tried to flee their attackers, who hacked them to death.

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