UN agencies mount response to help thousands in Nigeria displaced by violence

Following a spate of sectarian clashes that have reportedly left 500 people dead and displaced some 50,000 others in central Nigeria, United Nations humanitarian agencies are rushing aid to terrified families that have sought safety in the Bauchi and Nassarawa State areas.

Annan hails efforts to probe attacks in Nigeria that have killed hundreds

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today hailed the efforts of Nigerian authorities and community officials who are trying to probe the killings that took place last week during communal clashes in a town in Nigeria's central Plateau State.