'Inaccurate Reporting' Could Fuel More Anti-Christian Violence, Nigerians Say

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    Tension has eased in Nigeria's central city of Jos following a weekend of deadly violence, but resentment is growing among members of the Christian community there who feel that the international media's reporting of events has been “biased and inaccurate," according to a human rights organization.
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    The wave of violence saw rioters armed with guns, spears, machetes and other weapons attack a number of Christian businesses, churches and the homes of clergymen.

    They are angry that several international news agencies reported that the wave of violence was triggered by the results of a local government election.

    Sources in Jos, however, told Christian Solidarity Worldwide that voting took place peacefully and that the violence broke out in the early hours of last Friday, before electoral results had been announced.

    A local source told CSW, “As usual they took Jos by surprise, and are now hiding behind election results to launch and excuse their mayhem.”

    The Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria in Plateau State, the Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, said the attacks were religiously motivated.


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