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Six people killed in oil-delta area

Six people were killed on Saturday in the oil-rich delta area when supporters of two political parties turned up at the same time at a polling station, news organisations reported. The clash took place at Aghalokpe, 50 km southwest of Warri. Witnesses quoted by AFP said police guarding the polling station intervened but had not been able to stop the shooting immediately. Security was beefed up in the delta area prior to the elections.

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