Clashes between Muslims and Christians in Jos have killed more than 400 people and injured 4,000 more, a domestic Nigerian human rights group said. Most of the fighting in three days of violence occurred in the city's poor neighborhoods where security forces arrived late, said Shehu Sani, president of the Civil Rights Congress. Earlier, New York-based Human Rights Watch put the death toll at 216. Hospitals are overwhelmed and have run out of supplies to treat the injured, Sani said. Nigerian Vice President Goodluck Jonathan ordered the police and army to "immediately" contain the crisis, Aliyu Bilbis, minister of state for information, told reporters Jan. 20 in Abuja. "This is not the first outbreak of deadly violence in Jos, but the government has shockingly failed to hold anyone accountable," Corinne Dufka, senior West Africa researcher at Human Rights Watch, said in an e-mailed statement. (Bloomberg)

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