01/03/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Nigeria: Thousands Take Refuge In Makeshift Camp After Violence

JOS, Nigeria (AFP) - Thousands of Nigerians who fled a wave of deadly sectarian violence remained in a makeshift camp on Wednesday as more funerals were held and shell-shocked residents began sifting through wreckage.

The refugees were said to be too scared to go back to their homes in the central city of Jos and fearful of what they might find when they did return.

Eze Udemegue, area coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), said: "We still have more than 3,000 still in the camp. They live on materials provided by NEMA, the state government and NGOs (non-governmental organisations)."

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