Friday, January 14, 2005

Nigeria - Police officers attempting to extort bribes from motorists shot and killed at least one student and possibly a motorist who refused to pay a bribe in Uromi town. Students and others mobilized an immediate response, burning down the police station after freeing the 25 prisoners serving detention their. Two police vehicles and the residence of the Divisional Police Officer of the station were also torched. Anti-riot police have now moved into the area and are searching out student leaders, but have not yet made any arrests.