Police calls for tougher legislations against kidnapping

Julius Ezeh, Abuja. Since the launch of operation Puffer Adder on the 5th April 2019, the Nigeria police force in the spirit of transparency and accountability have continued to put more effort with the use of new strategies which are targeted at identifying, locating, and dismantling kidnapping gangs. Speaking at the parade centre today, the police force PRO Frank Mba called for tougher legislations against kidnapping and banditry both at the national and state level. In same spirit of protecting lifes and property which is the major mandate of the…

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IGP visits five injured police officer by El-zakzakky Islamic movement at National hospital

Following the violent protest of the El-zakzakky Islamic movement, the Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu says such act will not be tolerated in the country. The IGP revealed this at the National Hospital Abuja, during his visit to the victims. He  said five(5) police officers has been injured while obeying the clarion call. The police boss noted that the Doctor in charge has assured  that the officers are in stable condition. Meanwhile Forty(40) members of the El_zakzakky Islamic group has been arrested in connection with the incident.

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Police to investigate senator Abbo Elisha on assault

Juliet Ezeh, Abuja. The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM,mni has ordered a comprehensive investigation into the circumstances surrounding the alleged assault on a female Nigerian by Senator Abbo Elisha. Specifically, the IGP directed the Commissioner of Police in charge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command, CP Bala Ciroma to provide a personal and round-the-clock supervision of every facet of the investigation, including the Forensic analysis of the video currently in circulation as well as the actions/inactions of the Policeman seen in the video footage. The…

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Police deploys security dogs( K9 ) to railway stations

In line with operation puff Adder, the Nigeria Police Force have flagged off the deployment of K9 officers of the Nigeria Police Force to railway stations in the country. This initiative is within the context of Operation Puff Adder and it is planned to compliment the existing security measures emplaced for the security and safety of passengers and critical infrastructure of the Nigeria Railway Corporation across the country. The deployment of special breed and exceptionally-trained police dogs for security duties is as old as human civilization. Hence, their utilization in…

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Lagos mobile court prosecutes 13 Seven Up company workers for alleged assault on LASTMA officials

The operatives of the Lagos State Task Force Thursday arraigned 13 workers of ‘Seven-Up Bottling Company’ for allegedly assaulting Officers of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA). Chairman of the Lagos State Task Force CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi disclosed that the enforcement team of the Agency arrested the staff of Seven Up Bottling company after they allegedly and brutally assaulted LASTMA Officers and injured 3 of them. CSP Egbeyemi disclosed further that investigations revealed that the officers were attacked while trying to tow a truck marked MUS 75 XX and…

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Police arrest 38 suspects who imports ammunitions to Nigeria

The unrelenting efforts of Operatives of the Intelligence Response Unit (IRT), Special Tactical Squad (STS), Police Mobile Force, Counter Terrorism Unit and the Special Forces attached to Operation Puff Adder have resulted in the dismantling on 25th May, 2019 of a 4-man international arms-smuggling syndicate. The criminal gang operates between parts of North African, the Sahel region and West African Countries. A total of 6000 AK47 Live ammunition were recovered from them. The 4-man syndicate comprising: Ojoomo Olugbenga 45yrs native of Akure Central, Ondo State, ii. Oladimeji Adeogun 50yrs native…

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FCT Police Command hits notorious robbers, cultists and one chance suspects

Juliet Ezeh, Abuja. The FCT Police Command today paraded 24 suspects for allegedly armed robbery at various locations with the federal capital territory. The deputy commissioner of police in charge of operations Usman AK Umar while addressing newsmen at the police command headquarters Abuja said that suspects were arrested with the month of May 2018 for various criminal offence and activities ranging from armed robbery cases to cultism. Parading these suspects, the DCP operations said the command will continue to be proactive in the fight against crime with FCT He…

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Enugu state commissioner of police charges officers to be professional in discharging their duties

The Enugu state commissioner of police Sulaiman Balarabe has assured of his commands continual partnership with sister security Agencies and relevant stake holders in the state for a safe and secured environment. He made this assurance recently in Nsukka on while interfacing with various stake holders from Nsukka Area command Zone at the Area Command Headquarters at Nsukka on the occassion of his official tour of Divisions, Area Commands and formations to interface with officers and men and to interact with them and stakeholders under the principle of Community oriented…

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Enugu state Police command arrests 140 men and women parading themselves as indigenous people of Biafra

The Enugu state command of the Nigeria Police Force is advising parents and guardians not to allow their children and ward to be used by any person or group of persons to threaten the existing peace and safety in the state. The command further warn those with such notion and intention to desist from it as the state command working in partnership with sister security Agencies and relevant stakeholders is assuring residents of their safety and security as those fanning the embers of any unlawful act of ordering for SIT…

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NDLEA nabs Kenyan mother of 2 with 6.5 kilograms of Cocaine

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, NAIA, Special Area Command has apprehended a Kenyan national, Angela Wairimu in the bid to smuggle 6.5 kilograms of Cocaine into Nigeria. Wairimu, aged 33 and a single mother of two children was arrested on arrival from South Africa aboard an Ethiopian Airline flight to Abuja. Some of the illicit substance was concealed in the false bottom of a travelling bag which also contained two wrapped parcels of the same illicit drug. She carried the bag as hand luggage. Wairimu…

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NDLEA Intercepts Hard Currency Smugglers

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Special Area Command has intercepted two currency smugglers at the Airport in Abuja. The suspects, Obasi Derek Chidi who hails from Enugu State and Nebo Obunmneme Lloyd from Abia State were apprehended as they arrived the airport aboard an Ethiopian Airline Flight 911, connecting from Tel Aviv, Israel. They were arrested with various sums of hard currencies neatly concealed in their travelling bags which they failed to declare at Ben Gurion Airport in Israel or upon arrival at Nmadi Azikiwe…

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Egypt, Ethiopian Airlines Running Drug Cartels In Nigeria, Says Dabiri-erewa

Chairman of the Nigeria Diaspora Commission (NDC), Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has accused Egypt and Ethiopian Airlines of running drug cartels across Nigeria’s international airports. Dabiri-Erewa stated this on Wednesday during an investigative hearing by an ad-hoc Committee of the Senate set up to look into the circumstances leading to the arrest last December of a Nigerian lady, Zainab Aliyu by Saudi Arabian authorities. Dabiri-Erewa told the committee that, “We have other foreign and local Airlines operating at our Airports. But Egyptian and Ethiopian Airlines have drug cartels operating at our…

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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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