Nigeria marks 53 years of independence amid extremist killings, tight security, power struggle

  • by: MICHELLE FAUL , Associated Press
  • Updated: October 1, 2013 - 12:45 PM

LAGOS, Nigeria — Nigeria marked 53 years of independence Tuesday with little to celebrate: Scores of families in mourning over killings by suspected Islamic extremists, security forces on high alert against feared bomb attacks and the government confronting an internal power struggle.

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