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Bomb Blast Kills 5 at Bus Station in Bauchi

Bomb Blast Kills 5 at Bus Station in Bauchi

A bomb exploded at a bus station in northern Nigeria’s Bauchi state late on Wednesday, killing at least five people and wounding 12, police said. The blast, which struck the town of Azare, is likely to be blamed on Islamist Boko Haram militants, casting further doubt on government reports that it had reached a temporary ceasefire with the rebels in ... Read More »

Police Officer Missing, Two Feared Dead As Fresh Crisis Rocks Nasarawa

Police Officer Missing, Two Feared Dead As Fresh Crisis Rocks Nasarawa

Two persons were on Monday morning reportedly killed after some unknown gunmen attacked a passenger bus traveling from Alushi, in Keana local goverment to Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital. The incident happened in Anguwan Mallam area of Obi Local Government Area of the state. A police officer, Inspector Ibrahim Adamu, attached to Keana Police division, who was said to have ... Read More »

Police Withdraws Charge Levelled Against AIT Journalist

Police Withdraws Charge Levelled Against AIT Journalist

The Nigerian police have withdrawn the charge of defamation of character filed against Amaechi Anakwe, a journalists working with the African Independent Television (AIT). The First Information Report which contained the charge was withdrawn by the police, following which, an Abuja Chief Magistrate Court struck it out. This led to the discharge of the journalist who has since walked out ... Read More »

Police AIG, Mbu, Detains AIT Journalist For Describing Him As ‘Controversial’

Police AIG, Mbu, Detains AIT Journalist For Describing Him As ‘Controversial’

An indeed controversial high ranking Nigeria police officer, Joseph Mbu, has ordered the arrest and detention of a journalist for describing him as “controversial” on a TV programme. The journalist, Amaechi Anakwe, a reporter cum presenter for the African Independent Television, AIT, was detained Thursday morning after he reported at the Zone 7 police headquarters in Abuja, on the invitation ... Read More »

Lesotho Police Investigate own Officers Over Coup Killing

Lesotho Police Investigate own Officers Over Coup Killing

Lesotho’s police force is investigating some of its own officers for their possible role in an attempted military coup that left one policeman dead, senior commissioners have told AFP.  At least two officers are being investigated as part of a wider treason and murder inquiry, suggesting the putsch which forced the prime minister to flee to South Africa may be ... Read More »

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