Central Nigeria clashes lead to ‘scores of deaths’
Hundreds of people died after attacks near the town of Jos . In January, Christian-Muslim conflict resulted in death of more than three hundred people.
03/07/2010 Nigeria (BBC News)-Scores of people have been reported killed in suspected religious clashes near the central Nigerian city of Jos .
Witnesses said corpses were piled up in the village of Dogo-Nahawa , a few kilometres (miles) south of Jos.
A doctor at a hospital in Jos told Reuters news agency that victims had been cut by machetes and burnt.
In January hundreds of people were killed in riots in the city, which lies between the mainly Muslim north and the more Christian south.
The attack happened before dawn on Sunday morning when gangs of men descended on the village and attacked people with machetes, reports say.
A resident of Dogo-Nahawa said the attackers had fired guns as they entered the village.
“The shooting was just meant to bring people from their houses and then when people came out they started cutting them with machetes,” Peter Jang told Reuters.