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Boko Haram insurgents kill six in attacks on Nigerian voters

State police commissioner Danladi Marcus has told Reuters by telephone that Islamist Boko Haram insurgents launched two deadly attacks on voters in northeast Nigeria on Saturday. The police and a security source said six people in an election in which insecurity is a major issue.

One attack was in Ngalda, Yobe state.

The other was in an ethnic Fulani village called Woru in Gombe state, a security source said.

In both attacks gunmen opened fire on voters as they trekked to their polling stations, killing three in each.


Cameron: Tories would have a 'truly seven day NHS'

David Cameron has unveiled plans for a "truly seven day NHS" under a Conservative Government.

For years it's been too hard to access the NHS out of hours. But illness doesn't 'respect working hours. Heart attacks, major accidents, babies. These things don't just come from 9-5.

With a future Conservative Government we would have a truly seven day NHS.

– David Cameron

The PM made the pledge in a speech to the Conservative Conference.


Police officer accused of murdering wife remanded

A police constable has been remanded in custody after he appeared in court accused of the murder of his wife.

Northamptonshire PC Otis Goldsmith, 49, is charged with killing his wife Jill within police grounds.

Goldsmith, who has 28 years' service with Northamptonshire Police, was arrested after police were called to a house in Wootton Hall Park, Northampton, on Thursday.

He appeared at Corby Magistrates' Court this morning and was remanded in custody to appear at Northampton Crown Court on Tuesday, Northamptonshire Police said.

A forensic post-mortem examination of the victim yesterday gave the cause of death as a head injury.

Car bomb explodes at polling station in Nigeria

A car bomb has exploded at a polling station as people gathered to vote in the Presidential election in Nigeria's south-central Enugu state.

State Police Commissioner Dan Bature said an anti-bomb squad detonated two other cars filled with improvised explosive devises at the scene at a primary school.

There has been no claim of responsibility.

The explosions occurred far from north-eastern Nigeria, the centre of Boko Haram's Islamic uprising.

Pre-election violence has prompted election frontrunners President Goodluck Jonathan and former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari to sign a 'peace accord' on Thursday.

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