Hundreds dead in Jos, Nigeria, after religious ‘kill scores’

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At least 149 people have been killed during two days of violence between Christian and Muslim gangs in the Nigerian city of Jos, officials say.

Mosque workers and Muslim clerics told reporters of the deaths as they prepared for a mass burial.

The death toll has not been verified independently and it is not known how many Christians have died.

Nigeria’s vice-president has ordered troops to help police restore order and also dispatched top security officials.

Full story: Nigeria religious riots ‘kill scores’ in Jos