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Nigerian troops deploy as tensions mount in oil region

Hundreds of Nigerian troops have deployed to the capital of the country’s biggest oil producing region after militant youths rallied around a state governor accused of embezzling millions of dollars, the military said. “We have troops deployed in Yenagoa. They went in this morning. Their numbers are in the hundreds,” Major Said Hamed, spokesman for a joint military task force set up to protect Nigeria’s massive oil industry, told AFP by telephone from the region on Monday. Full Story

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