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Nigeria election violence grew into a 'religious issue'

Tens of thousands of people have fled their homes because of post-election violence in Nigeria, the Red Cross says.

Riots broke out in the north after Goodluck Jonathan, a southerner, emerged as the winner of the presidential poll.

A civil rights group said the unrest had left more than 200 dead, while hundreds of arrests had been made.

The BBC's Abdullahi Kaura Abubakar, reporting from Kaduna, said what was political violence turned into a religious issue.

  • 20 Apr 2011
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