Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Nigeria has sudden sectarian, tribal violence; any intelligence significance?


CNN has an “explainer” column on the recent extreme violence in Nigeria. The latest incident seemed to be aimed at Christians, from Muslim herdsmen, last Sunday. The link is here. I suppose Christiane Amanpour is likely to add this incident to her documentary work on genocide (last Saturday, reviewed March 6 on the TV blog).

The attacks may be related to long term tribal feuds over agricultural land. But intelligence services would have to wonder if there is any possible connection to attacks on western oil interests (documented in an email to me, discussed here Aug 15, 2008).



Human Rights Watch has a story from Dakar, “Nigeria: Investigate Massacre, Step Up Patrols: Hundreds Killed by Mobs in Villages in Central Nigeria”,
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1 comment:

請離開 said...

Better say nothing than nothing to the purpose. ........................................