Miss World contest moved after 100 die in riots
A Nigerian newspaper said the prophet Muhammed might have married a Miss World contestant and the country erupted into riots and murderous violence. What’s more, it seems to be getting worse, not tapering off.
The organisers of the Miss World beauty pageant announced last night that they were moving the contest from Nigeria to London, following three days of religious violence which have left more than 105 people dead and more than 500 injured.
Groups of Muslims and Christian youths armed with stones, sticks and guns fought pitched battles and destroyed churches and mosques, in a wave of bloodletting. The streets of Kaduna were littered with burnt-out cars and tyres, and witnesses counted dozens of bodies on the streets.