Explosions, gunfire at south Nigeria rally kill policeman

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By Tim Cocks LAGOS (Reuters) – Explosions hit an opposition political rally in southern Nigeria on Tuesday and Islamist insurgents struck in the north, with unrest spreading after a presidential election was postponed. A police officer was killed and several people wounded when five explosions and a burst of gunfire hit an opposition rally in Okrika in southern Nigeria’s oil producing Rivers state, home town of President Goodluck Jonathan’s wife Patience. In the north, suspected Boko Haram Islamist bombers killed at least 10 people in three blasts at a military checkpoint and a suicide bombing at a restaurant. A presidential election due to take place last Saturday has been postponed…

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Explosions, gunfire at south Nigeria rally kill policeman

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By Tim Cocks LAGOS (Reuters) – Explosions hit an opposition political rally in southern Nigeria on Tuesday and Islamist insurgents struck in the north, with unrest spreading after a presidential election was postponed. A police officer was killed and several people wounded when five explosions and a burst of gunfire hit an opposition rally in Okrika in southern Nigeria’s oil producing Rivers state, home town of President Goodluck Jonathan’s wife Patience. In the north, suspected Boko Haram Islamist bombers killed at least 10 people in three blasts at a military checkpoint and a suicide bombing at a restaurant. A presidential election due to take place last Saturday has been postponed…

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