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Jos clashes: Nigerian Christians and Muslims seek calm

2 September 2011

More than 1,000 people have killed in violence in Jos Continue reading the main story

Christian and Muslim leaders have appealed for calm in central Nigeria's Jos city after more than 40 people were reportedly killed in clashes on Thursday.

Jos's Catholic Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama told the BBC the two groups should hold talks to end hostility.

Local Muslim leader Sheikh Sani Yahaya Jingir expressed a similar view.

Over the past two years, more than 1,000 Muslims and Christians have been killed in violence in and around Jos.

The BBC's Ishaq Khalid in Jos says the latest violence broke out when youths from the rival camps clashed in the area of Dusu Uku, with residents saying more than 40 people had been killed.

Our reporter says the violence is widely seen as religious, but there are many other factors that trigger it - including political rivalry.

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