52 killed in ethnic clashes in Nigeria,emergency declared
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Abuja, Jan 1: At least 52 people, including women and children, have been killed in clashes between two rival ethnic groups in southeastern Nigeria, as President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency in four states.
A Nigerian government spokesman said the violence in the state of Ebonyi took place between the Ezza and Ezilo peoples due to a land dispute.
Local media reported that 52 people, including women and children, were killed in the resurgence of the Ezza/Ezillo inter-communal strife in Ebonyi.
It said a divisional police officer, children and women were among those killed.
The attacks came hours after a state of emergency was declared in parts of the country by President Jonathan due to an unrelated spate of attacks by Islamist group Boko Haram.
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