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Ethnic Clashes Kill 17 in Lagos

February 04, 2002|From Times Wire Reports

Clashes between the rival Hausa and Yoruba ethnic groups killed at least 17 people in Lagos, Nigeria, where residents were still mourning the victims of deadly explosions at an army base last week.

The fighting began Saturday night but died down Sunday after heavily armed police were deployed. It was not clear what sparked the clashes.

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