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Nigerian students threaten protest

Nov. 5, 2012 at 4:17 PM   |   Comments

JOS, Nigeria, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Students in Nigeria say they will stage a mass protest if the federal government does not address issues pertaining to the country's oil industry.

The National Association of Nigerian Students, a group representing college students, said at a news conference in Jos that students "have become a vulnerable group in their own country as a result of insecurity and [the] unbearable price of petrol [gasoline] at filling stations across the country."

The group called for government action to stabilize the fuel supply, lower fuel prices and prosecute cabals in the oil industry, the Nigerian newspaper This Day reported Monday.

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