Twelve killed in Miss World…

Twelve killed in Miss World riots

At least 50 people are killed in a northern Nigerian city after thousands of Muslim youths go on the rampage, protesting at the beauty contest.

Many more are also believed to have died, after thousands of Muslim youths rampaged through the suburbs of the city, erecting barricades of burning tyres, setting fire to buildings, and attacking churches.

Protests started after the newspaper ThisDay published an article which said that the Prophet Mohammed would probably have chosen to marry one of the contestants if he had witnessed the beauty pageant, which Nigeria is hosting next month.