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Nigerian Army Raids Village After Ethnic Clashes

The Nigerian army raided a village in the country’s oil-rich south on Friday, killing at least four people after a fresh round of clashes between rival communities, sources from the ethnic Ijaw group said. “Between two and four (in the afternoon) Itsekiri youths went in a convoy of 36 speedboats to launch an attack on the Ijaw community of Ojudorgbene,” local human rights activist Joel Bisina told Reuters. “Following that attack a military helicopter went to another community known as Ububarakiu and opened fire… and killed four people.” A local official from the Itsekiri ethnic group said there had been “some fighting and some killings” but could not provide further information. Military officials were not available for comment. Full Story

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