At least two houses have been burned in further violence in the Nigerian city of Jos amid tensions following Christmas Eve bomb attacks that left dozens dead.

Further clashes broke out between Christians and Muslim groups near the city this morning. Witnesses said police and military were called in to disperse the crowds.

On Friday at least 32 people were killed and 74 wounded when seven explosions took place in two different areas of Jos when many of the victims were doing their Christmas shopping.

A church was also targeted.

The governor said he believes the aim of the attackers was to incite violence between Christians and Muslims and disrupt preparations for April elections.

Nigerian vice president Namadi Sambo is due to visit the city today, officials said.

Jos is in the so-called middle-belt region between the predominantly Muslim north and the mainly Christian south and has long been a hotspot of ethnic and religious friction in Nigeria.