Solar Eclipse Has Nigerians in a Tizzy
The eclipse is to be visible in 11 of Nigeria's 36 states on Wednesday, March 29, the Ministry of Information and National Orientation said.
A partial eclipse in 1989 led to massive demonstrations and violence in the country's predominantly Muslim north, where churches and hotels were set ablaze by fanatics to "atone for the sins of infidels."
A total of 28 persons were killed in the mayhem during the religious "cleansing" of the region."
I was going to say something like, "I wonder if these people like bright, shiny objects," but then I thought that someone in our "advanced" Western civilization like Pat Robertson might think something similar about the eclipse.