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Nigeria fears spread of violence

Nigeria fears spread of violence

More than 40 die as ethnic riots hit Lagos

IN THE biggest test so far of Nigeria's transition to democracy, paramilitary police with orders to shoot rioters on sight rushed to suppress a new outbreak of violence in Lagos yesterday after clashes between Nigeria's biggest ethnic groups killed more than 40 people. The alert was issued in the Ogba district of Nigeria's commercial capital.

More than 45 die as ethnic riots hit Lagos

IN THE biggest test so far of Nigeria's transition to democracy, paramilitary police with orders to shoot rioters on sight rushed to suppress a new outbreak of violence in Lagos yesterday after clashes between Nigeria's biggest ethnic groups killed more than 45 people. The alert was issued in the Ogba district of Nigeria's commercial capital.

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MEMBERS OF Nigeria's two biggest ethnic groups clashed in Lagos yesterday, killing at least 27 people and prompting President Olusegun Obasanjo to order police to shoot rioters on sight.

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