Nigerian bishops protest at Islamic law

LAGOS, -- Roman Catholic bishops in Nigeria have warned that the introduction of Islamic Sharia law in some states violates the human rights of non-Muslims and is a threat to peace in the country.
At the end of a three-day session in Lagos, the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria said it would use every legitimate means to prevent the imposition of Sharia law on non-Muslims.
The bishops urged northern leaders to respect Nigeria's secular constitution. Several states in northern Nigeria have adopted Islamic law over the past two years.
There have been a number of clashes between Nigerian Christians and Muslims recently.
Earlier this month more than five-hundred people were killed during fighting in the city of Jos.