Violence in Nigeria Draws Attention to Mounting Instability

The most recent outburst of violence in Nigeria’s city of Jos calls attention to mounting sectarian instability in the absence of a credible, stable government. Though clashes between Muslim and Christian groups in Nigeria have long been a problem, President Umaru Yar’Adua’s disappearance from his leadership role following illness has left Africa’s most populous nation vulnerable to larger scale violence.

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