This “Muslim-Christian violence” is rather predictably one-sided. From AP, with thanks to Peter Rockas:
Suspected Muslim militants armed with guns and bows and arrows killed at least 48 people in an attack on a farming village in central Nigeria. Most of the victims died as they sought refuge in a church, police said.
The latest bout of Muslim-Christian violence in the region occurred Tuesday night in Yelwa, a mainly Christian town in Nigeria’s Plateau State, police commissioner Innocent Ilozuoke said.
Army and police reinforcements helped restore calm, Ilozuoke told a news conference Wednesday in Jos, the state capital.
The killings appeared to be the latest retaliatory attack in a sporadic conflict that has rocked the central region since an outburst of sectarian violence in 2001, pitting Christians against Muslims in once-peaceful Jos. In the initial outburst in Jos more than 1,000 people died in one week.
Since then, several hundreds more have died as rival Muslim-Christian militias attacked isolated villages and towns.