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Police clash with fuel protesters in Nigeria

Thousands of Nigerians demonstrated against the axing of fuel subsidies in Africa`s top oil producing nation.



Kano (Nigeria): Police and protesters clashed
in Nigeria`s north on Monday as thousands converged on a
governor`s office during nationwide fuel price strikes,
leaving 30 wounded, including 18 who were shot.

A union leader also said police shot dead a protester in
Nigeria`s commercial capital Lagos as thousands of people
demonstrated there.

Police fired tear gas and shot into the air as thousands
of protesters converged on the governor`s office in the
northern city of Kano as part of a national strike over fuel
prices.

A huge crowd of protesters had gathered in Kano, the main
city in Nigeria`s north, and clashes broke out with police who
pushed them back as they tried to enter the governor`s office,
a correspondent reported.

Protesters set two vans ablaze and also sought to set
fire to the home of central bank governor Lamido Sanusi in
Kano, but were stopped by police.

"In total, we have 30 wounded, 18 of them with gunshot
wounds," said Red Cross official in Kano Musa Abdullahi,
updating an earlier toll of 14 wounded, half of them shot.

PTI

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