Nigeria Christan and Muslim conflict

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  • Jos riots 2001

    Jos riots 2001
    Christians and Mulims clash in Jos over the election of Alhaji Muktar a Muslim Politican. The clashes last 10 days and leave over 1000 dead. [http://www.hrw.org/reports/2001/12/18/jos-0](human rights watch record on riots)
  • Yelwa Massacre

    Yelwa Massacre
    Humans right watch reportOver 600 Muslims are massacured by Christian forces. 12 mosques were burnt to the ground and over 250 houses as the massacre spred over 2 days.
  • Jos Riot 2008

    Jos Riot 2008
    Conflict over rumours that elections are won by People's Democratic Party's leader Timothy Gyang Buba who is supported by Christians. Results see Muslims attackChristian homes and churches. Riots over two days between Christians and Muslims in Jos leave over 380 killed and over 400 injured.
  • Boko Haram and Nigerian security forces clash

    Boko Haram and Nigerian security forces clash
    Extremist Islamic group Boko Haram attack Nigerian security forces police station in revenge for the arrest of its leaders. Nigerian secruity forces retaliate. Attacks last for four days in 4 different cities leaving over 700 people dead.
    Guardian article of Boko Haram
  • Jos riots January 2010

    Jos riots January 2010
    Clashes between Muslims and Christians in Jos. Over 300 are killed and 300 arrested as churches, mosques, houses and vechicles are set ablaze. Human rights watch estimate nearly 500 are killed BBC news report on riots
  • Fresh riots between Christian and Muslim forces

    Fresh riots between Christian and Muslim forces
    Over 500 Christians killed in Machete attacks in villages near Jos. hundreds more leave the villages over worries over fresh attacks. BBC reports in March attacks
  • Over 700 escape Bauchi prison after Boko Haram attack

    Over 700 escape Bauchi prison after  Boko Haram attack
    Bacuchi prison article50 gunman attack Boko Haram claim responsibilty for attack on Bauchi prison where all prisoners escape and five people are killed.
  • Boko Haram held responsible for blasts

    Boko Haram held responsible for blasts
    Guardian article on blastsGuardian article on bomb blasts</a>Six bomb blasts kill 16 in bomb blasts across Nigeria. Extemist Islamic group Boko Haram are held responsible.
  • Nigeria's first suicide bomber attacks police station.

    Nigeria's first suicide bomber attacks police station.
    BBC report on police station bombingsBoko Haram claim responsiblity for suicide car bomb attack in Abuja. Authorities claim that 6 policemen are killed in the blasts.
  • Bomb blast at U.N building

    Bomb blast at U.N building
    Ny times reports on U.N blastBoko Haram claim bomb attack on UN building in Abuja. Over 20 are killed and over 60 are wounded when the blast collapsed one side of the building.
  • Multiple attacks in Damaturu

    Multiple attacks in Damaturu
    Boko Haram Clam responsibility for attacks in Damaturu that leave over 100 dead. Attacks on military buildings and churches reported. Blasts in Maiduguri injury over 5 people, Kaduna fire bombing sees 5 dead and suicie bomcing in Damaturu kills over 50.
  • Christmas attacks on Churchs by Boko Haram members

    Christmas attacks on Churchs by Boko Haram members
    Shootings and bomb blasts on churches in Decemeber see's over 41 reportedly killed. Boko Haram later claim responsibility. Explosions rock Damaturu and Gadaka killing over 5 people.
  • Over 20 people killed in church attacks

    Over 20 people killed in church attacks
    Boko Haram attack churches in Mubi at the ceremony of 3 Christians killed the day before. Boko Haram spokesman, Abu Qaqa, claims responsiblity.
  • Boko Haram releases 119 from prison

    Boko Haram releases 119 from prison
    Armed Boko Haram members released over 100 prisoners from a Kogi state prison. Reports state that 20 gunmen stormed the gates killing one warden.
  • Over 180 killed in fresh attacks

    Over 180 killed in fresh attacks
    Boko Haram members dressed in police uniforms kill over 150 civilians and over 30 policemen. Local security say that have found around 10 unexploded car bombs and over 30 pipe bombs.