Northern Nigeria: The Kano State Police Command have arrested five Boko Haram terrorists in the state.The insurgents were arrested after a gun battle with the Police in the state.
Parading the suspects to newsmen, Kano Police Commissioner, Rabiu Yusuf said the terrorists were repelled in the process of launching attacks on innocent citizens in the state. CP Rabiu Yusuf added that 3 Police Officials were wounded as a result of the gun duel and are now receiving medical attention in the state.
The Kano Police Commissioner confirmed that 1 AK 47 Rifle, 49 rounds of ammunition, 4 Magazines, and IEDs were recovered from the terrorists. The Kano Police boss urged residents of the state not to panic but to report any suspicious movement of any person or group in the state.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is in Singapore for medical treatment, in his third such visit this year, a newspaper reported on Sunday.
Africa's oldest ruler at 93, Mugabe was last in Singapore in May for what his spokesman George Charamba said then was treatment for eye problems.
The Standard said he had left again for Singapore on Friday for more medical treatment. Information and Broadcasting Services Minister Chris Mushohwe told the newspaper Mugabe was in Singapore but declined to confirm the reason for the visit.
Mugabe has taken more than ten trips abroad this year and wants to seek another five-year term in office in 2018.He has ruled the southern African nation since independence from Britain in 1980.
The government has denied he falls asleep in meetings, saying in response to television footage appearing to show him doing so that he is resting his eyes.
Mugabe has racked up more than 200,000 air miles since the start of 2016. He spent $53 million on foreign trips last year, more than double the initial budget of $23 million, according to government data.
Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos returned to Barcelona on Monday on a "private visit", the government said, a month after the 74-year-old leader spent several weeks in the Spanish city receiving medical treatment.
At the time, private media reported that dos Santos, Angola's leader of the last 38 years, had suffered a stroke, although the government has declined to comment on his condition. It did not say when he was scheduled to return from his latest trip.
Dos Santos, a Soviet-trained oil engineer and veteran of the guerrilla war against Portuguese rule, has presided over an economic boom in Africa's second-biggest oil producer since the end of a long civil war in 2002.
Several private media outlets said in May he was seriously ill. The government only confirmed the medical nature of his trip after sustained demands for information from the opposition UNITA party.
He joins a list of African rulers who frequently travel abroad to receive medical teratment at the expense of their country's taxpayers. Notable inn the list are President Robert Mugabe who has made many visits to Singapore for "routine medical check ups". He makes the journeys with a large entourage which usually includes his children all at state expense.
Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari is presently in London receiving treatment. He has been on medical leave since January if this year.