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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-01-12 06:20 AM
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Nigeria's Ebonyi state ethnic clashes: 50 killed
Source: BBC

At least 50 people have been killed in eastern Nigeria in clashes between rival ethnic groups, officials said.

A government spokesman said the violence in the state of Ebonyi took place between the Ezza and Ezilo peoples due to a land dispute.

Dozens of riot police have been deployed to the area, officials said.

The attacks came hours after a state of emergency was declared in parts of the country due to an unrelated spate of attacks by Islamist group Boko Haram.

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