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    Zamfara killings: IGP vows to crush bandits

Zamfara killings: IGP vows to crush bandits

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), has vowed to crush those behind killings in Zamfara state.To underscore the resolve, Idris announced that three additional mobile police units would be deployed in the state  to beef up security.Idris made the disclosure in Gusau, the state capital, after a condolence visit to Birane village, Zurmi local government area of the state [...]

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    IGP: My heart troubled over security challenges

IGP: My heart troubled over security challenges

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), says he is troubled by the security challenges confronting the country.He said this and his experience as a police officer inspired him to write a book titled ‘Security and justice: The pathway for peace and reconciliation in Nigeria’.Idris said this on Thursday while addressing journalists after the public presentation of the book in Lagos.He [...]

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    Reps ask Buhari to replace IGP with a ‘more professional officer’

Reps ask Buhari to replace IGP with a ‘more professional officer’

The house of representatives has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sack Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP).The lawmakers made the call during plenary on Wednesday.They passed a vote of no confidence on the IGP, after various complaints from the lawmakers on the failings of the police chief.They, therefore, asked Buhari to remove the IGP and replace him with “a more professional [...]

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    Not IBB, not OBJ… meet the men who will deny Buhari a 2nd term

Not IBB, not OBJ… meet the men who will deny Buhari a 2nd term

One of the things I have resolved to do this year is to find joy in everything I come across. The kind of joy that keeps you sane through the toughest of times. That one which keeps you going when the fiercest challenges rise; the kind of joy that makes you smile when you hit the rock at the bottom [...]

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    Police spokesman says Benue gov is a ‘drowning man’

Police spokesman says Benue gov is a ‘drowning man’

Jimoh Moshood, public relations officer of the Nigeria Police Force, has described Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, as “a drowning man”.Moshood said this in response to the demand of Ortom that Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, should resign.When he appeared before a senate committee on Friday, Idris had advised governors to suspend the anti-grazing law until ranches were put [...]

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    Ortom asks IGP to resign if he is overwhelmed

Ortom asks IGP to resign if he is overwhelmed

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue, says Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), should resign if he cannot put a stop to the killings in his state.Ortom said this in while reacting to comment of the IGP on the high level of insecurity in Benue.On Friday, Idris told the senate committee on police affairs that the anti-grazing law should be suspended [...]

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    IGP says anti-grazing law should be suspended

IGP says anti-grazing law should be suspended

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), says the anti-grazing law should be put on hold until ranches are established.Although the law which is in effect in Ekiti and Benue states was meant to check clashes between farmers and herdsmen, it has not achieved that purpose.Over 100 people have been killed since it was implemented in Benue.When he appeared before the senate committee on [...]

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    Reps to probe arrest of Elombah brothers

Reps to probe arrest of Elombah brothers

The house of representatives on Tuesday commenced investigation into the detention of bloggers of elombah.com, an online platform.Daniel and Timothy Elombah, publisher and editor of the platform, along with six other males were arrested from their Anambra residence on January 1.They werfe reportedly arrested on the orders of Ibrahim Idris, inspector general of police (IGP).The decision to investigate the matter arose [...]

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    Keyamo writes Buhari, seeks removal of IGP over arrest of Elombah brothers

Keyamo writes Buhari, seeks removal of IGP over arrest of Elombah brothers

Festus Keyamo, counsel to Daniel and Tim Elombah, has accused Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), of using the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) and special tactical squad (STS) to punish his clients.On January 1, SARS operatives invaded the Anambra residence of the Elombah brothers who are behind elombah.com, an online platform, and arrested them.The publisher was released but told not [...]

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    PHOTOS: IGP moves to Benue on Buhari’s order

PHOTOS: IGP moves to Benue on Buhari’s order

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), has arrived Benue state in response to the order of President Muhammadu Buhari.Buhari had directed Idris to relocate to Benue to restore law and order, prevent further loss of lives and forestall the crisis from escalating.The IGP was on Wednesday received in Makurdi by Hilda Ibifuro Harrison, an assistant inspector-general of police (AIG).At least [...]

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    IG places his men on alert, deploys  surveillance helicopters in Rivers, Benue

IG places his men on alert, deploys surveillance helicopters in Rivers, Benue

Ibrahim-Idris, inspector-general of police, has ordered the deployment of additional investigative teams to Benue and Rivers state.He gave the order less than 24 hours after holding a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja.Idris had told state house correspondents that the president asked the police to beef up security across the country.At least six states have [...]

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    Two killed, policeman shot as violence breaks out in Cross River community

Two killed, policeman shot as violence breaks out in Cross River community

At least two people have been killed in an attack on Iso Bendege community in Boki local government area of Cross River state.One of the policemen deployed to restore peace in the community sustained gunshot injuries in the tragic incident which happened on Thursday.Irene Ugbo, police public relations officer in the state, confirmed the incident, attributing it to a cult clash.Many residents [...]

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    IGP speaks on arrest of Elombah brothers

IGP speaks on arrest of Elombah brothers

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, has broken his silence on the arrest of journalists of elombah.com.Operatives of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) had whisked Daniel and Timothy Elombah, publisher and editor of the platform, from their Anambra residence on Monday.Daniel, who was later released in Abuja, said six males were arrested on the day the policemen broke into their house.Timothy [...]

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    Could this be the reason why police are after Elombah?

Could this be the reason why police are after Elombah?

On Monday, operatives of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) arrested both Daniel and Timothy Elombah, publisher and editor of elombah.com.The publisher was later released but told not to travel outside Abuja.Subsequently, the police filed an exparte motion seeking to remand Timothy for 14 days before charges are filed against him but the court approved only seven days.The police are yet [...]

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    Peace Corps asks court to jail IGP

Peace Corps asks court to jail IGP

The Peace Corps of Nigeria has asked the federal high court, Abuja, to jail Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, for alleged disregard of court orders.The corps made the plea in Form 48 on contempt of court filed before the court on Wednesday.It accused the police of allegedly refusing to vacate the headquarters of the organisation which it sealed since February [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: 32 SARS operatives in detention

EXCLUSIVE: 32 SARS operatives in detention

At least 32 operatives of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) are currently in detention, TheCable can report.A source told TheCable that the arrested officers were moved to Abuja from different state commands during the weekend."The suspects, who are all male, are now being held at various detention cells of the Federal SARS at Guzape District Abuja," the source said."Since their [...]

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