Gunmen kill nine, gas pipeline hit in Nigeria's oil-rich delta

April 4, 2015 9:04 PM

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PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigeria's delta region was hit by violence on Friday, as gunmen killed nine people and, separately, militants blew up a gas pipeline, in a sign of returning unrest to the oil producing area days after a relatively peaceful presidential election.

Opposition presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari beat incumbent Goodluck Jonathan in a landslide victory last weekend, producing some resentment in Jonathan's home region.

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