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(wô`rē), city (1991 est. pop. 111,000), S Nigeria, a port on the Warri River. It is a transshipment point where oceangoing vessels meet Niger River boats. The main items shipped from Warri are rubber, palm products, cacao, peanuts, and hides and skins. Warri is one of Nigeria's leading steel centers. Oil and natural gas fields are in the area and refined oil is transported via pipeline to N Nigeria. Other industries include rubber processing, handicraft manufacturing, and ship repair. According to legend, Warri was founded in the 15th cent. by a BeninBenin
, city (1991 est. pop. 203,000), S Nigeria, a port on the Benin River. Palm nuts and timber are produced nearby and processed in Benin, which is the center of Nigeria's rubber industry. Furniture and carpets are also made. The Univ.
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 prince. By the 17th cent. it was independent of Benin, and in the 19th cent. it became wealthy in the palm oil trade. Warri came under British protection in 1884.
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WARRI: Nigerian militants detonated at least two car bombs outside a government building in the southern oil city of Warri on Monday where talks were being held about implementing an amnesty program.
Government Tompolo arrived in the city of Warri on Sunday after pledging his support for Umaru Yar'Adua, the president, in return for an unconditional pardon.
The men have been taken to a village near the oil city of Warri and the Nigerian government is acting as the chief negotiator for their release, Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Esteban Conejos said at a press briefing.
Abel Oshevire, spokesman for the oil-rich southern Delta state government, said Americans Cody Oswalt, Russell Spell and Briton John Hudspith were released just before dawn and were now with the local governor in Warri, James Ibori.
The two engineers were seized on Monday in the oil town of Warri. Two Britons whose ship was hijacked remained captive last night.