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THOUSANDS FLEE RELIGIOUS FIGHTING IN NIGERIA

    ABUJA, Nigeria (CWNews.com) - Thousands of people fled their homes in northern Nigeria this week after fighting broke out between Christians and Muslims enraged at the construction of a church. About 20 people were killed.

    Groups of Muslim youths in the primarily Muslim town of Damboa attacked the church on Monday with Christian youths fighting back to defend the building. By Tuesday, the fighting had spread throughout the town leaving 20 dead.

    Anti-riot police restored order on Wednesday, but residents continued to flee to the state capital to the south. Christian-Muslim tensions have been at a boiling point in Nigeria after rioting broke out earlier this month over the imposition of Muslim sharia law in the country's northern states.

          

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