Sunday, January 9, 2011

30 years ago: 1,000 people killed by members of Islamic cult in Nigeria

On January 9, 1981 it was announced in Nigeria that at least 1,000 people had been killed in two weeks, as followers of renegade Islamic cult leader Alhaji Mohammadu Marwa had attacked local authorities with bows and arrows, daggers, and swords. Nigerian officials stated that the revolt was backed by Libya.

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