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WORLD IN BRIEF : NIGERIA : Police Bar Unions From Their Offices

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Police sealed off key trade union buildings in Lagos, enforcing Nigerian military ruler Gen. Sani Abacha’s crackdown on striking oil workers trying to drive him from power. Oil union leaders, sacked from their posts by Abacha on Wednesday, vowed to continue their six-week strike, which has disrupted fuel deliveries and paralyzed the economy. Sources said the effect of Abacha’s crackdown would not be known until Monday because of a holiday weekend starting today.


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