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Nigeria Mobs Leave Charred Bodies In Streets

KADUNA, Nigeria — The mobs poured into the streets by the thousands in this dusty city separating Nigeria’s Muslim north and Christian south, armed with machetes and poison-tipped arrows to unleash their rage after the oil-rich nation’…

KADUNA, Nigeria — The mobs poured into the streets by the thousands in this dusty city separating Nigeria’s Muslim north and Christian south, armed with machetes and poison-tipped arrows to unleash their rage after the oil-rich nation’s presidential election.

Muslim rioters burned homes, churches and police stations in Kaduna after results showed Nigeria’s Christian leader beat his closest Muslim opponent in Saturday’s vote. Reprisal attacks by Christians began almost immediately, with one mob allegedly tearing a home apart to look for a Quran to prove the occupants were Muslims before setting the building ablaze.

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