Nigerian Archbishop: Generations Wiped Out by Mass Attacks
Wed, Mar. 10 2010
By Ethan Cole
Christian Post Reporter
The Nigerian Anglican archbishop, who oversees the area where more than 500 people were recently killed, grieved over the history lost and said people need to understand the sacredness of human life.
“Some of these communities may never again be recognized in history because generations have been wiped out,” said the Rt. Rev. Benjamin Kwashi, Anglican Archbishop of Jos, Nigeria, in a statement.
"Hundreds of corpses of men, women, children and grandchildren littered the burned houses, roads, bush paths, farm areas and hiding places,” he said.
This past weekend, two predominantly Christian villages in the Jos area were attacked by machete-wielding Muslim extremists. At a superficial level the violence appears to be religiously motivated. Some say the most recent violence is revenge for the attacks on Muslims in January. the rest