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Nigeria urged to end police attacks on fuel protesters

Headline Title:  Nigeria must rein in police violence 04 January 2012 The Nigerian authorities must immediately end excessive use of force against protesters, Amnesty International said today after at least one person was killed in Kwara state during protests over fuel price rises.Witnesses say a student, 23-year-old Muyideen Mustapha, was shot by police attempting to disperse protesters in the state capital of Ilorin on Tuesday.  Police officials claim he was stabbed to death by other protesters and say an investigation into the killing has been launched.Police reportedly fired…

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