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UPDATED: 09:22, July 02, 2007
Four killed in clash at Nigeria's Rivers State
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Four people were killed in a clash took place on Saturday in Nkpor-Rumuolumeni near Port Harcourt, the capital city of Nigeria's southeastern Rivers State, local newspapers reported on Sunday.

The clash, which forced hundreds of persons to flee their home, also caused millions of losses measured by local currency of naira, said the Guardian, a leading national newspaper of the country, in its publication reaching here on Sunday.

Residents of the area were quoted by the newspaper as saying that about 30 young men invaded the community at about 01:30 local time (00:30 GMT) on Saturday and destroyed some houses and valuable properties.

The invaders used dynamites during their attack, some eye witness said.

According to the newspaper, Saturday's attack could be a reprisal attack by supporters of the murdered president of Rumuolumeini Youth Council and formal deputy chairman of the country's oil workers' union, Golden Isi, who was killed on June 25 by some unknown gunmen.

Source: Xinhua

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