[This Day] Police have said that nine persons were killed in an attack on Tse Ujoh Village in Ikyurqv-Tiev ward of Katsina Ala Local Government Area of Benue State.
[Guardian] Police in Lokoja have confirmed the death of another person during Saturday’s bye-election to fill the vacant Lokoja /Kogi seat in House of Representatives.
[New Zimbabwe] MDC Alliance principal Tendai Biti related before a Harare court Friday the gripping tale of his dramatic escape bid to neighbouring Zambia with suspected state agents in deadly pursuit while relatives were viciously harassed back home.
[The Herald] Police Commissioner-General Godwin Matanga has warned that all officers who don’t report for duty starting from Wednesday next week will be summarily dismissed.
[News24Wire] A fight between rival gangs over parks from where they want to control and sell drugs has resulted in nine murders in less than a month and 10 people being wounded in a Cape Town suburb at the heart of the intense gun battles.
[Addis Standard] Talks that started on Sunday b/n federal & Somali regional state authorities are underway and may lead to an “amicable settlement”, a government source told Addis Standard. The talks involve both regional & federal administrative, military, security & intelligence authorities, according to our source.
[ISS] Global statistics show that just two years ago, there were about 25 million labour trafficking victims in the world – 3.8 million of whom were forced into the sex trade. In Africa, 3.4 million people had been trafficked into forced labour by 2016.
[Premium Times] Two suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers on Sunday night sneaked into a neighbourhood of Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, to carry out coordinated attacks that eventually claimed only their own lives, officials and witnesses said.
[New Zimbabwe] Home Affairs Minister Obert Mpofu has challenged Nelson Chamisa and his colleagues to formally report an alleged assassination plot on the presidential contender and his alliance co-principal Tendai Biti if they indeed felt threatened.
[Guardian] More political stalwarts may catch a cold if the 2019 elections continue to blow a gale of impeachments across the landscape.