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Nigerian youth torch three police stations

– – Nigerian youth on Wednesday torched three police stations in the south-eastern state of Anambra as they protest against the killing of a taxi motorcyclist. The youth allege that the taxi motorcyclist was killed by the police. The victim, Ebere Nwogba, according to local media died on Tuesday night after he was reportedly arrested for operating his motorbike during curfew hours. Policemen reportedly fired shots to disperse a crowd of onlookers during the incident. A resident told the media one of the shots hit the victim in the stomach,…

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Kenya: Militants attack police station to free terrorists

Militants from Somali-based group Al-Shaabab have attacked a Kenyan police station in Wajir, some 683 kilometres from the capital Nairobi. Local media reported that the attack by the militants was in an attempt to free some of their colleague terrorists who had been arrested days back. Daily Nation reported that the attackers stormed the station after two members of the terrorist group were arrested and locked up. The police station located 13 kilometres from the Somalia border was attacked with heavy artillery, including rocket-propelled grenades. A police source was quoted…

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Gambia: Man dies in custody, mob burns police station

There has been continuous violence in one of Gambia‘s suburbs over the death of a suspect in police custody. The house of the country’s anti-crime unit boss Gorgi Mboob has been burnt to ashes following the death of the businessman Ousman Darboe. Darboe was arrested by the Anti-Crime unit on July 12, 2019. The late businessman was alleged to have received stolen items including a flat screen TV and other valuables. A police station was also burnt in the night over the matter. An official of the Serekunda Black Marketing…

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