Gunfire in Nigeria’s Kaduna as Muslims demonstrate


Nigerian Muslims took to the streets in the northern city of Kaduna firing AK-47s, burning tyres and destroying at least one church two days after rioting by Christian youths killed 52 people, witnesses said.

“They are out on the streets, burning tyres and shooting. They burned a church,” said a witness, who only gave his first name, Suleiman, for fear of reprisals. He said he was caught up in the crowd on his way back home.

A Reuters reporter heard multiple gunshots ricochet across the city, where unrest was triggered on Sunday by a suspected Islamist suicide bombings of three churches in Kaduna state, Reuters reports.