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Wednesday, 15 April, 1998, 21:26 GMT 22:26 UK
Nigerian opposition clashes with police

. At least three people have been killed and several others injured in Nigeria, in clashes between opposition supporters and security forces in the southwestern city of Ibadan.

Police are reported to have fired shots and used teargas to disperse demonstrators who had gathered outside a stadium where supporters of the military leader, General Sani Abacha, were holding a rally.

The BBC correspondent in Nigeria says the demonstrators were angered by the authorities' decision to allow the pro-government rally to go ahead in Ibadan -- the heartland of Nigeria's opposition.

The opposition says it's not been allowed to hold its own rally there.

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