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Nigerian religous riots leave country devestated

Awalu Mohamed was one of the first to arrive in the mining village of Kuru Karama to discover burned human remains and corpses thrown into communal wells and sewage pits.

“There are so many, many corpses,” says Mr Mohamed, of the Jamatu Nasril Islam aid group.

He described how 62 corpses were pulled from the wells on the first day, but aid workers had no equipment to reach those further down.

“We went to one family and found the entire family there, 20-something of them, including the small, small kids. All of them burned to ashes,” he says.

Full story: Nigeria riots: ‘Our homes were razed’