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Release calls for greater protection of Christians in Jos

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“Unless the government brings the violence under control, there could be an explosion of aggression that would spread throughout divided communities in the land.”

By Brian Hutt

04/303/2010 Nigeria (Christian Today)-Release International has warned that the situation in Jos, Nigeria, could “spiral out of control” unless the authorities step up security to protect Christians from violent attacks by Islamic extremists.

Its warning follows the murders of three journalists in the last week. Two of those killed worked for a Church of Christ in Nigeria publication, while the third reporter worked for Nigerian daily newspaper The Nation. Their deaths bring the total number of journalists murdered in Jos since 2008 to six.

“Jos is a potential tinderbox,” said Mr Dipper. “Unless the government brings the violence under control, there could be an explosion of aggression that would spread throughout divided communities in the land.”

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