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Nigerian Christians count dead after Jos violence

ICC Note: We are currently taking two Nigerian Pastors to the State Department and Congress to give an update on this situation

2/8/10 Nigeria (AP) — A Christian group says 20 of its members died and another 56 remain missing after religious and political violence that consumed central Nigeria last month.

A reverend with the Church of Christ in Nigeria said Monday that 67 other members were injured and nearly 1,300 buildings were destroyed during the violence in Jos.

The reverend blamed Muslims for fighting that engulfed the city and surrounding communities, killing more than 300 Christians and Muslims. Muslims say that rioting started after the Christians attacked a Muslim man trying to rebuild his home.

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