Last updateDim, 01 Fév 2015 11am

Police arrest senior military officer for gunshots at Speaker's home

Niamey , Niger - Niger police have arrested a senior military officer following gunshots in the house of the Speaker of the National Assembly, Hama Amadou, on Tuesday night.

The police said in a statement in Niger on Wednesday that Brigadier Souleymane Mahamadou Sabit, who was responsible for the safety of the Speaker's second wife, had been identified as the person who fired the gunshots.

A few days ago, an unidentified person was shot on the roof of Mr. Hama’s house while he was on a working visit to Iran.

His political party, the Niger Democratic Movement and the opposition have accused the ruling party of hiring mercenaries to endanger the life of Amadou.

Pana 28/02/2014