Mobs leave charred corpses,...

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    " 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.

    The rioting in Kaduna and elsewhere across Nigeria's north left charred bodies in the streets and showed the deep divisions in Africa's most populous nation, as politics mesh with religious and ethnic identity in the country of 150 million people.

    However, results from Saturday's election showing President Goodluck Jonathan's more than 10 million vote lead over Muslim candidate Muhammadu Buhari spread accusations of rigging in a nation long accustomed to ballot box stuffing.

    In 2002, rioting over a newspaper article suggesting the prophet Muhammad would have married a Miss World pageant contestant killed dozens here."
    Mobs leave charred corpses, fear in north Nigeria | Top AP Stories | - Houston Chronicle

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