Country: Nigeria
City: Jos
Date: Throughout 2010
Number of people involved: 10,000+

In 2010, Jos divided Nigeria between the predominantly Muslim north and predominantly Christian south, which often turned into religious and economical disputes between the two. While sources have disagreed on the causes of the riots, many people have believed it was catalyzed after Muslim youth set a Catholic church, during congregation, on fire, or was caused by an argument over the rebuilding of a Muslim home in a Christian neighborhood. However, the riots reached its peak on March 7, when Muslim Hausa-Fulani herders stormed into Christian villages near Jos and ransacked and burned the surrounding areas. Unfortunately, as the villagers fled their homes, they were only met with a crowd of people with machetes. The death toll exceeded more than 500, many of which included women and children.