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Five die in attack on Nigerian mosque

Published 11/01/2012 | 05:00

FIVE people were killed when a mob attacked a mosque in southern Nigeria yesterday, forcing 3,000 Muslims to flee the area.

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Amid fears that Africa's most populous country is edging towards sectarian conflict, an aid worker in the area said the mosque in the southwestern city of Benin was attacked during nationwide protests at a hike in fuel prices.

"It was an attack on a mosque," said the aid worker, who did not want to be identified. "I know some people were attacked there and five were killed.

"People in that state of northern extraction are at risk and are leaving. Around 3,000 people have fled."

Irish Independent

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