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January, 2010 - Press Release on the JOS crisis, Nigeria

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The West Africa Network for Peacebuilding Nigeria on behalf of its over 300 member organisations spread across the six geo political zone wishes to express deepest concern and disenchantment to the recent religious related violence in the city of Jos, Plateau State which occurred between Sunday 17 to Tuesday January 19, 2010.

This unfortunate crisis, triggered by deeper rooted distrust and suspicion among Christians and Muslims residents in Jos North and South Local Governments have resulted in reported fatalities of more than 200 deaths and, serious injury to more than 700 persons and the internal displacement of more than 10,000 persons.

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