Fran Hawley

Media coverage of the Jos carnage is short on facts

by - 3rd February 2010

Reports on the recent spate of killings in Jos have highlighted the confusion over the causes of such events in divided Nigeria.

Much of the media puts the clashes in Plateau State down to sectarian conflict quickening under threat of a political vacuum due to the absence of the President, Umara Musa Yar’adua.