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Politician shot dead in Nigeria unrest

Gunmen have murdered a prominent Nigerian politician, in what appears to be the latest in a growing number of political killings before elections this month. Yemi Oni, a financial backer of Niyi Adebayo, the governor of Ekiti state in south-western Nigeria, was shot dead on Saturday, moments after returning home from a political rally, police said yesterday. In the past three months, hundreds of people have died in unrest, political killings and assassinations linked to a general election on 12 April, and presidential elections a week later. Emmanuel Inyang, a police spokesman, said he believed the shooting of Mr Oni was an assassination because nothing had been taken from his home. “It does not appear to be a robbery. We think they were hired killers,” he said. Full Story

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