Set It Off: Clash Between Nigerian Muslims and Police Leaves Over 40 Dead

The firefight took place between police and the Boko Haram, a group sometimes referred to as the Nigerian Taliban...

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From Al Jazeera:

At least 42 people have been killed and dozens of others injured after clashes erupted between police and members of a Muslim group in Nigeria, a hospital source said.

The clashes began after a failed dawn attack on Sunday on a police station in Dutsen Tenshin, a neighbourhood of the city of Bauchi, capital of the state of the same name.

At least 70 Nigerians armed with guns and hand grenades attacked the police station in Bauchi, but they later retreated after heavy fighting with security forces, officials said.

Awwal Isa, a nurse at Bauchi Specialist Hospital, told the AFP news agency that a total of 42 bodies had been brought to the hospital and that at least one of the dead was a soldier.

However, Emmanuel Ojukwu, a police spokesman, could not confirm the death toll, saying only that the number of dead was in the dozens.

Ojukwu said the police had arrested at least 100 fighters after the clashes.

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Muslims and Christians get it in EVERYWHERE.