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Nigerian strife leads to fears of civil war

The sectarian violence and social unrest that gripped large parts of Nigeria last week has raised fears at the highest levels of government and society that the country is heading towards another ci

15th January, 2012
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Thousands of protesters gather in Lagos. Photo: Getty

The sectarian violence and social unrest that gripped large parts of Nigeria last week has raised fears at the highest levels of government and society that the country is heading towards another civil war.

A nationwide strike that has become increasingly violent began at the start of last week following the decision of President Goodluck Jonathan's government to abandon subsidies that kept fuel prices low for Nigerians, the majority of whom live on less than...

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