I hate to end the night on this note, but this is so bad I have to post it (via Atlas Shrugs):
KADUNA, Nigeria (AP) — Burned corpses with machete wounds lay in roads and smoke rose above this city where rioting broke out again Tuesday among Muslim opposition supporters who were angered by the announcement that the Christian incumbent president had won the election.
Protests erupted in Nigeria’s northern city of Kano as President Goodluck Jonathan won the national election.
On the outskirts of Kaduna, burned out minibuses and cars littered the highways, and at least six charred bodies could be seen. Skull caps and sandals were strewn nearby, left behind by those who frantically fled amid the chaos.
Authorities and aid groups have hesitated to release tolls following the riots across northern Nigeria for fear of inciting reprisal attacks, but the National Emergency Management Agency confirmed there had been fatalities. The Nigerian Red Cross said Tuesday that nearly 400 people had been wounded.
Between 500 and 600 were killed:
BLOOMBERG: At least 600 people were killed in violence between Muslim and Christian ethnic groups in Nigeria, triggered by opposition protests against President Goodluck Jonathan’s victory in the April 16 election, a local civic group said.
Most of the victims, 516 people, were killed in Kaduna state, Shehu Sani, executive director of the Kaduna-based Civil Rights Congress, said in a telephone interview from the city today, citing reports from members. “We keep discovering more details of massacres that have been carried out in the hinterland.”
The mainly Muslim supporters of Muhammadu Buhari, a former military ruler in Africa’s top oil producer and candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change, attacked backers of Jonathan, the election winner, of the People’s Democratic Party, and clashed with Christians in the Kaduna city, the state capital. The violence spread to seven other towns and cities in the mainly Muslim region.
These articles don’t really do this justice. You need to go and see this photo of the burned corpses if you really want to understand what has happened.
And I can’t warn you enough —> VERY GRAPHIC:
This is very difficult for me to wrap my brain around and I’m almost at a loss for words on this one. One thing I do know is that soon these fallen saints will return with the King, fighting at His side against the forces of evil and and the forces of Islam.
God alone will have victory and in that I put my hope.