Aros http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/42378/all en Week of central Nigeria violence kills 36, houses burnt http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130330/week-central-nigeria-violence-kills-36-houses-burnt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Violence involving rival ethnic groups in central Nigeria has killed at least 36 people and left dozens of houses burnt over the past week, the military said on Saturday.</p> <p>The latest casualties are in addition to at least 23 people killed in attacks in the volatile region last week on March 20 and 21.</p> <p>Security has been tightened in the area for the Easter holidays and a military helicopter could be seen hovering on Saturday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130330/week-central-nigeria-violence-kills-36-houses-burnt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Aros States of Nigeria War AFP Sat, 30 Mar 2013 16:15:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5797611 at http://www.globalpost.com