Increased Violence in Nigeria

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Three days of violence across northern Nigeria have left more than 100 people dead. But who exactly is behind the bloodshed? The government is fighting a group of Islamic fighters who some call "The Taliban," who want strict Islamic law put into place. But are they the Taliban? Richard Hamilton, a BBC Africa reporter, joins The Takeaway with more of the story.

Here's Al Jazeera's report on the violence in Nigeria [Warning: some graphic content]:

Guests:

Richard Hamilton

Hosted by:

Amy Holmes

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