Nigeria: December 17, 2002


  Rival political gangs in Niger state fought for several hours, leaving five dead. The two gangs represented rival candidates for governor in the upcoming elections. Whoever gets elected governor has access to large sums of money and cash. This provides supporters of candidates with an enormous incentive to get their man elected.




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