List Of Major Religious Violence In Nigeria Before Boko Haram

2000

  • February 21-May 23 – 2000 Kaduna riots, between 1,000 and 5,000 people are killed in sectarian rioting between Christians and Muslims in Kaduna following the introduction of Sharia Law into that state.

2001

  • September 7–17 – 2001 Jos riots, nearly 1,000 people are killed following sectarian rioting between Christians and Muslims in Jos.

2002

  • November 20–23 – Miss World riots, around 250 are killed during rioting by Muslims Islamists across northern Nigeria as a response to an article deemed blasphemous.
  • Mohammed Yusuf founds the organization that will become Boko Haram.[1]

2004

  • February 4 – Yelwa massacre, 78 Christians are massacred in Yelwa.
  • May 2 – Yelwa massacre, roughly 630 Muslims are massacred in Yelwa as a reprisal attack from February.

2008

  • November 28–29 – 2008 Jos riots, 381 people are killed in sectarian rioting between Christians and Muslims in Jos.

2010

  • January 17-March 7 – 3000 Jos riots, around 992 people are killed in sectarian rioting between Christians and Muslims in the city of Jos.

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