AN ETHNIC TIV MAN SALVAGES AN EARTHENWARE POT FROM THE RUINS OF A HOME
IN BENUE, NIGERIA.
An ethnic Tivs man John Tushe salvages an earthen-ware pot from the
burnt-out ruins of his home at Zaki-Biam, Benue, Nigeria October 25,
2001. Soldiers, bent on avenging the death of 19 of their colleagues by
Tiv tribal men, killed over 132 people and destroyed houses in several
villages in central Nigeria. Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo faced
mounting criticism on Friday over the apparent massacre of hundreds of
villagers by vengeful soldiers in central Nigeria. Picture taken
October 25, 2001.