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Rioters Burn Police Stations in Nigeria

Thousands of rioters wielding sticks and broken bottles burned down a police station Thursday, protesting the police killing of a bus driver who apparently refused to pay a bribe equivalent to 14 cents, officials said. Rioting engulfed the capital of Nigeria’s Benue state, Makurdi, on Wednesday night and continued Thursday, said Benue police chief Ibrahim Mohammed. The rioters burned down one police station on Wednesday and another on Thursday, he said. Witnesses said the rioting ended by Thursday evening. Dozens of black-uniformed armed policemen patrolled streets littered with smashed-up, abandoned luxury cars. Mohammed confirmed a policeman shot and killed a bus driver, but he would not give details. Full Story

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