More bodies found after deadly religious clashes in Nigeria

More victims Nigeria attacks: A large amounts of victims from the deadly clashed in central Nigeria are being found in wells and sewage pits.

Nigeria villiageA large amounts of victims from the deadly clashed in central Nigeria are being found in wells and sewage pits.

It is thought that over 300 people have been murdered due to the Muslim and Christian clashes however the exact death toll is not known as new victims are appearing from remote areas in which the fights took place.

Over 150 bodies have been found in the Kuru Karama village which shows the extent of how many more bodies could be found in other areas in the city of Jos.

Correspondents say elders hid in holes for seven hours to escape the violence.

Many of the bodies found were heavily burned, with others either hacked or shot dead. It is thought that many of the burn victims were thrown into fire or set alight while they were still alive.

It is though that there are more bodies in the deeper sections of forest areas but it is to dangerous for volunteers to go.

Umar Baza, head of Kuru Karama village, told Agence France-Presse news agency: “So far we have picked 150 bodies from the wells. But 60 more people are still missing.”

The Human Rights Watch group said armed men had attacked the mostly Muslim Kuru Karama on 19 January.

“After surrounding the town, they hunted down and attacked Muslim residents, some of whom had sought refuge in homes and a local mosque, killing many as they tried to flee and burning many others alive,” it said in a statement.

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