Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Jos, Nigeria violence

Jos, Nigeria is known for its problems and we were able to experience these at first hand on Friday, November 29th, 2008 about 10:30am. It is also known for its cold weather and it is the most fertile belt of the country. The beginning of the military escorted caravan. It began as about 20 vehicles, we were the 11th and 12th cars in the line. We were the last ones to make it through the riots unscathed. What happened to the other eight?From a far distance it seemed that people were burning brush fires, as they frequently do at this time of the year. And then another guess for the smoggy skies was that it was Harmattan, the time of year when the sand blows down from the Sahara and covers things with dust. But as we got closer we could clearly see that it was not dust nor simply burning brush. Road BlocksBurning MotorcyclesBurning CarsBurning HomesBurning CarsBurning TrucksBurning Churches

1 comment:

  1. I can't wai to show those videos to mom! Just kidding. That's just super....