Thursday, March 11, 2010

Detainees Talk

“JOS, Nigeria — Dispassionately, the baby-faced young man recounted his killings: two women and one man, first beaten senseless with a stick, then stabbed to death with a short knife.

"The man, Dahiru Adamu, 25, was crouching on the floor in the sprawling police headquarters here, summoned to give an accounting of the terrible night of March 7, when, he said, he and dozens of other herdsmen descended on a slumbering village just south of here and slaughtered hundreds with machetes, knives and cutlasses in a brutal act of sectarian retribution.”

Click here to read complete article. (Photos from the Associated Press, of detainees and confiscated weapons)


  1. We pray for the victims of violence and war,
    for those wounded in body and for those wounded in mind.
    We pray for the multitudes of refugees, forced from their homes to alien places
    through war or through the utter destruction of their environment.