Beauty pageant riot leaves one dead

Beauty pageant riot leaves one dead

Rumours of the staging of a beauty pageant provoked rioting on a Nigerian campus between Muslim and Christian students, leaving one dead and dozens injured, witnesses said on Monday.

The head of Maiduguri University’s student union, Baba Shehu, told AFP that trouble broke out late on Saturday when Muslim students attacked a venue where they suspected a beauty parade was being held because it was offensive to parade women during the holy month of Ramadan.

“The mob attacked with sticks and clubs. Those beaten were mainly women attending the party,” Shehu said. “This incensed the Christian students, who decided to counterattack.”

Good for the Christians. Maybe their counterattack will teach the Muslims to mind their own business.

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