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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

3 Dead in Nigeria Riots

LAGOS, Nigeria () -- Three people were reported killed Wednesday in Nigerian protest riots in which Shell oil workers have been held hostage.


In Lagos, a spokesman for Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell said 88 company staff were still being detained by tribesmen who have occupied its flow stations in the midwestern oil town of Warri since Saturday. The tribesmen are protesting the government's relocation of the local council headquarters.


Local newspapers said three members of the Ijaw tribe were killed in protests on Tuesday in which the home of former information minister Edwin Clark was burnt down.