A spree of bomb blasts and machine-gun attacks attributed to an
Islamic militia targeting Nigeria's Christians—and apparent reprisal
attacks against Muslims—have stoked fears the government is powerless to
halt escalating religious violence in Africa's most populous country.
As the militia, Boko Haram, was blamed for more attacks on Wednesday,
the government's move to end a fuel subsidy brought thousands of
protesters to the streets of Lagos for a third day. Nigeria's largest
oil-worker union, meanwhile, threatened to shut down the country's
offshore oil platforms.
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