Police: Another protest hits north Nigeria town

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Posted: Nov 11, 2011 1:04 PM
Police: Another protest hits north Nigeria town

Police say women are protesting insecurity that led to the killing of a traditional ruler in a part of north central Nigeria that has seen repeated riots over the last few days.

Kaduna state police chief Bala Nasarawa told The Associated Press that the traditional ruler and his wife were killed Friday morning in the town of Kafanchan despite the recent deployment of troops to the area. Nasarawa said the report of the killing came soon after the police relaxed a curfew from 24 to 8 hours.

The protest is the second in two days in the area over insecurity.

Last week, the killing of two women in a church of a nearby town also sparked riots.

At least 500 people died in the state in religious postelection violence in April. The volatile region sits on the dividing line between Nigeria's predominantly Christian south and Muslim north.