Nigerian Christians, Muslims, stand together in solidarity


A BBC story by Nkem Ifejika reports that people in Nigeria, Africa's most populous country and its biggest oil producer, have organized themselves using social media to non-violently challenge President Goodluck Jonathan on his proposed reductions in fuel subsidies.

Ifejika writes that during the protests, "... Christians formed symbolic shields around Muslims as they prayed. In Kano, Muslims visited churches on Sunday as a sign of solidarity."