Police arrests 93 kidnap suspects

Juliet Ezeh, Abuja. The Police on Thursday said they had arrested 93 suspected kidnappers in different parts of North Central, North East and North West of the country. Force Spokesman, Frank Mba, a Deputy Commissioner of Police, said in a statement in Abuja that the suspects were arrested by operatives attached to the Operation Puff Adder.According to Mba, one rocket launcher, 35 AK47 rifles,10 locally-made AK47 rifles and 500 live ammunition, eight locally-made revolver pistols, 10 pairs of military camouflage uniform, two operational vehicles and other incriminating items. He said…

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Abraham Amuta: NYSC Confirms Corps Member Abduction By Boko Haram

The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC has on Monday confirmed the abduction of Abraham Amuta, a corps member abducted by members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect in Borno. The report was confirmed by the Borno State Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Mr Rabiu Aminu, on Monday in Maiduguri. In an earlier report gathered on social media, the corps member was abducted along with a pastor with the Living Faith Church, in an attack by the insurgent in Maiduguri. The coordinator however stated that the corps member…

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1,071 Killed, 685 Kidnapped In First Quarter Of 2019 – IG

The acting Inspector-General of Police, Alhaji Mohammed Adamu, said that 1,071 persons lost their lives in crime-related cases across the country in the first quarter of 2019. The IGP made this known during the quarterly Northern Traditional Rulers’ Council meeting held on Tuesday in Kaduna. Adamu said the crime statistics showed that between January and April, at least 685 persons were kidnapped across the country. He said 767 of the persons killed were from the North. Giving a further breakdown of the deaths, Adamu said the North-West topped the death…

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Gunmen Attacks James Ogwu Onoja ( SAN) ‘s wife in kogi, police orderly wounded

ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. The wife of Chief Ogwu James Onoja ( SAN) mrs Rosemary Onoja and her entourage have been attacked by unknown gunmen on Anyigba -Shintakun road. The incident which occured on Friday involved the wife of the legal Icon James Onoja , some of her family members and her police escort as the hoodlums believed to be armed robbers shot severally at them shattering the windscreen of the Jeep they were travelling. Although, Mrs Onoja escaped unhurt , her police orderly was not so lucky as the bullets…

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Fulani / Agatu clashes: kogi lawmaker calls for Naval outpost in Bagana

Julius Atabor, Lokoja. Against  the recent fulani herdsmen violent attack on Bagana communities in Omala LGA of , Kogi state, , a lawmaker in the House of Assembly, Rt .Hon. Aliyu Akuh has called on the Federal Government to establish a Naval base and police station to curtail incessant killings and burning down of houses of the people of the area. In a motion of public importance moved by the representatives of Omala state constituency Hon. Aliyu Akuh  on Thursday and supported by the Deputy Majority leader and member representing…

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Onnoghen Convicted, Banned From Holding Public Office For 10 Years

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has convicted the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen and has banned him from holding any public office for 10 years. Onnoghen will be removed from office as the Chief Justice of Nigeria and the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB). In Today’s ruling, the CCT also directed that all monies in the account will be seized and fortified to the Federal Government based on the fact that he failed to show the tribunal how he acquired the monies in…

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Kogi State University Student Reportedly Commits Suicide Shortly after being dumped by boyfriend in Kogi

A 100-level Student of the Kogi State University, Ayingba, Miss Rebecca Michael on Wednesday reportedly committed suicide shortly after her boyfriend broke up with her. According to reports, Rebecca, a 100 level student in the department of philosophy took her life in their 200 housing unit residence in Lokoja, according to sources, was within the age of 20. It was reported that, the deceased drank sniper when her boy friend, who is a prominent DJ in Lokoja told her that he was no longer interested in the relationship. After drinking…

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Little Boy Electrocuted After Walking Into An Open Transformer. Graphic Photos

Tragedy struck earlier today after a little boy was electrocuted in Maikunkele, Bosso Local Government area of Niger State.  According to reports, the deceased identified as Muhammad Arafat – was shocked to death after the transformer was left wide open and the innocent child walked into it.. The incident caused lament in the area as residents and symphathizers gathered at the scene to mourn where the boy passed away.  Community leaders, parents and stakeholders have been urged to ensure that transformers situated in areas are fenced and locked to guide…

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FG Reacts To Execution Of Nigerians Over Drug Trafficking In Saudi Arabia

The Federal Government, FG, has reacted to the execution of a Nigerian woman in Saudi Arabia alongside three others for drug trafficking. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Diaspora,  who described the news as pathetic, tragic and sad, added that  most victims are not usually guilty as some airlines have been working with drug syndicates to put such drugs in the bags of unsuspecting passengers. She further disclosed that so far, eight Nigerians have been executed while 20 are on death row in Saudi Arabia. Abike Dabiri-Erewa who…

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NDLEA dismantles methamphetamine syndicate

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has dismantled a six-man methamphetamine syndicate. The members of the syndicate were arrested in connection with a total of 309 kilograms of ephedrine and a clandestine laboratory. The arrested suspects are Okeke Chukwunwike Celestine, Ezeagba Paul Sunday and Ike Chukwuma Samson. Others are Eze Christopher Ikechukwu, Nwokolo Amobi Sunday and Adelakun Ilelabayo Oluade. The drug trafficking organization is specialized in the illegal importation of ephedrine to run methamphetamine laboratory in Nigeria, especially in the Eastern and Western parts of Nigeria. Upon tip-off, Enugu State…

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FCT Police Command rescued 2 victims of kidnappers, Arrests Suspects

Operatives of the special Anti – Robbery Squad of the FCT command has arrested suspected kidnappers, Nasiru Mohammed 20 years, Sale Bello, 19years and Hassan Audu 20 years, who allegedly abducted Rejoice Godwin, 7 years and Seke Godwin 9years. The State Commissioner of Police, CP Bala Ciroma, who spoke with newsmen,  said the Anti- Kidnapping squad arrested the suspects around zuba axis of the Federal Capital Territory. Bala stated, “I want to announce to you that on the 16th March, 2019 at the resident of Mr Godwin of Yimi village…

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Gunmen ambushed Kogi Communities kills Three, Injured One

Unknown gunmen believed to be fulani herdsmen on Wednesday ambushed  and killed three Bagana farmers on Abejukolo -Bagana road in Omala Local Government Area of kogi state . Those who lost their lives  in the deadly ambush were  in their 20s according to the villagers include, Samson Ajene, Adah Audu and Monday Ocho while the injured ,a son of a popular timber dealer Haruna Ajene is lying critically at the General Hospital Abejukolo.  According to locals, the victims , Samson Ajene and Monday Ocho met their  waterloo on their farms…

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IGP Orders Investigation into the Death of NSCDC Officer

The Inspector General of police, AG. IGP M.A Adamu condoles the family of late Ogar Jumbo, an Assistant Superintendent of Nigeria security and Civil Defence corps ( NSCDC).Recall that late Ogar Jumbo was beaten to death on Wednesday in Abuja in the presence of his wife and children by non conventional police officers (traffic warden), who was accused of violating traffic regulations. IGP Adamu  has ordered a comprehensive and speedy investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of the late Ogar Jumbo, an Assistant Superintendent of the Nigerian Security and…

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Enugu police command nabs notorious kidnappers

Juliet EzehThe Enugu state police command has arrested 3 notorious suspected kidnappers who has been terrorizing residents of Umueze Awkunanaw axis of Abgani LGA of Nkanu west in Enugu state.The state police public relation officer (PPRO) Ebere Amarizu stated this today at the command.According Ebere ” suspects were arrested  when their hideout at Umueze Agbani was raided by the operatives based on intelligence information.” During this operation, we were able to rescue Chime Edeh who was kidnapped by this suspects on the 16th March 2019″.During interrogation suspects confessed to the…

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Thugs, 52 kidnappers in Police net in Kogi

ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. The Kogi State command of the Nigeria police has paraded 52 suspected kidnapers, armed robbers and political thugs arrested from their various hideout across the state during the state House of Assembly elections.. The commissioner of police Hakeem Busari stated that in line with the implementation of the IGP Mohammed Adamu ‘s implementation  for the general elections adopted systematic security measures through intensive raids of criminal hideouts , black spots and flash points which led to the arrest ot these 52 criminals Parading the suspects before the Journalists…

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Enugu police command arrests notorious ATM theft

Juliet Ezeh, Abuja. The Enugu police command  has arrested one Mr. Emmanuel Uchenna, a 32years old man from Nnenwe in Enugu state. The Operatives of independence Layout Division of the Nigeria Police Force Enugu state Command on 7/3/19 through intelligence information nabbed an Armed Robbery suspect identified as Uchenna Emmanuel at new generation Bank Automate Teller Machine Point Located at the Presidential Road axis of  the state. The command PRO SP Ebere Amarizu confirmed the incidents today he said, “It was gathered that suspect together with his gang members  had allegedly invaded…

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INEC Office In Akwa Ibom Burnt Hours Before Governorship And Assembly Election

With just hours to the governorship and state houses of assembly elections, the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ibesikpo Asutan Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State has been razed by fire. It is not yet known how the fire started, but it is said to have been started by persons suspected to be hoodlums. Elections materials were destroyed in the incident. At the time of this report, it was not yet clear if the destruction of election materials would affect elections in the state, leading…

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Corruption responsible for Nigeria’s backwardness -CHRCR

ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA Corruption and lack of transparency in doing business have been identified as the militating factors for slow pace of development in Nigeria In a one day stakeholders meeting organised by the Centre for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution ( CHRCR) in collaboration with Shehu Musa Ya’adua with support from Mac Arthur foundation held in lokoja Wednesday noted that uncheck corruption has affected public faith in the management of the nation’s businesses. The Executive Director Centre for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution (CHRCH) Comrade Idris Miliki Abdul stated…

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Two Killed As Thugs Burn INEC Buses In Akwa Ibom

Two persons have been killed in Akwa Ibom state after an attack on buses carrying sensitive materials to Obot Akara local government area, the buses were accompanied by NYSC corp members who will serve as polling officers in their various locations. The election have been rescheduled due to some logistics reasons being cited by the INEC Chair, we seem to be getting some heartbreaking news on the hour. According to reports, it was reported that two buses carrying sensitive materials to Obot Akara local government in Akwa Ibom state got…

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New Commissioners Of Police Deployed Across Nigeria (Full List)

The Police Service Commission on Wednesday announced the redeployment of Commissioners of Police across Nigeria ahead of the country’s 2019 elections. This development coming 9 days to the 2019 general elections saw the replacement of several police commissioners.  Mu’azu Zubairu officially takes over from Imohimi Edgal as the Commissioner of Police in Lagos, while Kayode Egbetokun, who until this redeployment was acting Commissioner of Police in Lagos, has been appointed the Commissioner of Police in Kwara state. Egbetokun served as chief security officer to APC Chieftain, Bola Tinubu, before he became the…

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