For days, groups of anxious residents - young and old, and mostly male - kept night vigils on streets, armed with machetes, bottles and other household items. Braced for an attack that emanated from rumours that a group of up to 200 armed robbers was on the rampage. Even though hundreds were later arrested in Lagos to Ogun State, the situations seem to be under control by the Nigerian Police Force who seems to be overwhelmed at first.
Images show the aftermath following a blast that left at least eight people, including two police officers, dead and several others wounded in a suicide blast in southwestern Pakistan. The suicide attack took place in the southwestern city of Quetta in Balochistan province, which remains rife with insurgent activity.
An attack this weekend by Boko Haram fighters on a funeral in northeast Nigeria has left 65 people dead, almost triple the initial toll, a local official says. Dozens more bodies were discovered following the assault Saturday by gunmen on a village close to the regional capital Maiduguri.