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World IN BRIEF : NIGERIA : 11 Killed as Rioters Resist Military Rule

July 07, 1993|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

At least 11 people were reported killed in Lagos as tens of thousands of people set fires and blocked roads to demand an end to military dictatorship. It was the first report of deaths since Lagos protesters began pressuring the government on Monday to recognize the annulled June 12 presidential election that was to end a decade of military rule. The reported winner, businessman Moshood K. O. Abiola, appealed to people to resist the dictatorship of Gen. Ibrahim Babangida and ignore an ultimatum threatening to dissolve the National Assembly.

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