Two People Killed, Trade Unionists Arrested As Strike Enters Second Day

Two people have been shot dead and several trade unionists have been arrested in isolated flare-ups of violence triggered by Nigeria’s general strike, police and a human rights activist said on Tuesday. Lagos, the commercial capital of the West African country, remained shut down on Tuesday for the second day running. However, more people appeared in the city’s quiet streets as the day went on. Banks, schools, offices and most businesses stayed closed in Nigeria’s other main cities, although Abuja, the federal capital, was once more the exception. Full Story

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