Hundreds arrested in Nigeria immigrant raids

Associated Press
Hundreds arrested in Nigeria immigrant raids

In this photo taken Friday, April. 12, 2013 Yushau Ibrahim, stands outside his shop with an injured arm after security force raided and stole nearly $10,000 at Katangua market in Lagos, Nigeria. The buses crammed full of young men leave each afternoon from this busy market in Nigeria’s largest city, some with bruises around their faces and defensive wounds to their arms. The immigrant labor that makes Katangua Market in Lagos thrum along each day between piles of secondhand clothes and down narrow dirt alleyways remains in fear after a series of raids by Nigerian authorities in recent days. Immigrant workers here and elsewhere, those largely from neighboring Niger to the north, find themselves targeted by security agencies anxious about a growing Islamic extremist insurgency in Nigeria that could spread southward. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

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