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    Family petitions IGP over murder of UNIJOS lecturer

Family petitions IGP over murder of UNIJOS lecturer

The family of Nandi Kennedy Drenkat, a lecturer at the University of Jos, has raised questions on the investigation by the Plateau state police command into the circumstances of his death. The late Drenkat was killed on May 16 in his home at the University of Jos senior staff quarters, in the presence of his family, while his seven-year-old daughter, Johanan, [...]

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    IGP redeploys Abia CP — after ‘killing of youth by drunk policeman’

IGP redeploys Abia CP — after ‘killing of youth by drunk policeman’

Mohammed Adamu, inspector general of police (IGP), has redeployed Okon Ene, commissioner of police in Abia state, after the alleged extrajudicial killing of a youth. Frank Mba, police spokesman, who broke the news via a statement on Tuesday, said the IGP has set up a panel to probe the death of the youth identified as Ifeanyi Arunsi. Arunsi was shot dead last week [...]

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    IGP ‘deploys special forces’ to hunt ‘hoodlums’ raiding Lagos, Ogun communities

IGP ‘deploys special forces’ to hunt ‘hoodlums’ raiding Lagos, Ogun communities

Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police, has deployed an intervention squad to tackle the crimes in Lagos and Ogun states. The two states have witnessed an increase in crime during the lockdown President Muhammadu Buhari ordered to check the spread of coronavirus. On Saturday, suspected hoodlums broke into shops and some houses in Alimosho and Ifako-Ijaiye local government areas of Lagos. Some persons also [...]

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    IGP to police officers: Be respectful while enforcing lockdown order

IGP to police officers: Be respectful while enforcing lockdown order

Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police, has directed state commissioners to monitor the conduct of police officers deployed to enforce the lockdown order. On Sunday, President Muhammadu Buhari ordered a two-week lockdown of Abuja, Lagos and Ogun to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Before the presidential directive, some state governments had shut their borders and declared a curfew to prevent the spread [...]

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    Anambra community accuses SARS of ‘land encroachment’, petitions IGP

Anambra community accuses SARS of ‘land encroachment’, petitions IGP

Abagana, a town in Anambra state, has asked Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), to call officials of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) to order.  Abagana is the headquarters of Njikoka local government area in the state. In a petition dated March 4, community members under the aegis of Abagana Welfare Union accused some police officers of taking sides in a land [...]

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    Ohanaeze to IGP: Police silent while herdsmen carry AK-47 rifles in Anambra

Ohanaeze to IGP: Police silent while herdsmen carry AK-47 rifles in Anambra

Ohanaeze Ndigbo has accused law enforcement agencies of ignoring reports of herdsmen moving around with AK-47 rifles in a community in Anambra state. In a petition to Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police, the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation said the story would have been different if those carrying guns were members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The petition dated March 3 and [...]

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    Amotekun no longer a regional outfit — after IGP’s meeting with govs

Amotekun no longer a regional outfit — after IGP’s meeting with govs

Governors of south-west states have adopted Amotekun, a joint security outfit, as a state effort and not a regional initiative. The governors had launched Amotekun on January 9, as a regional security initiative. But Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, had opposed the move, saying security remains the exclusive preserve of the federal government. The governors later reached an agreement with the federal government [...]

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    Amotekun: IGP, south-west govs meet in Lagos

Amotekun: IGP, south-west govs meet in Lagos

Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), on Thursday, met with south-west governors. The meeting, which held in Lagos state, also had in attendance commissioners of police, heads of other security outfits, attorney-generals and commissioners for justice, traditional rulers and community development committee representatives across the six states. However, the governors of Oyo, Ogun, Osun and Ekiti states were represented by their deputies [...]

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    Makinde meets with IGP over Amotekun, LG crisis

Makinde meets with IGP over Amotekun, LG crisis

Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo state, on Wednesday met with Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), over the local government crisis rocking the state and the establishment of Amotekun. Makinde had sacked the chairmen when he resumed office in May but Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, declared his act unconstitutional. The IGP subsequently asked Shina Olukolu, Oyo state commissioner of police, [...]

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    We’ll focus more on the implementation of community policing, says Lawan on insecurity

We’ll focus more on the implementation of community policing, says Lawan on insecurity

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the upper legislative chamber will "vigorously" pursue the implementation of community policing. Lawan said this on Tuesday in an address to welcome back his colleagues from a six-week recess. The senate president said community policing could tackle the growing spate of killings and kidnappings across Nigeria. "The senate is going to pursue the implementation of community policing vigorously. To [...]

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MTI: Nigeria recording tremendous success under Fakuade, say group

The Advocates for Social Justice for All (ASJA) and Concerned Civil Society Organizations for Transformation (CCSOT) has passed a vote of confidence on Olabode Fakuade, chief executive officer, Metallurgical Training Institute. According to both civil society organisations, the CEO has recorded tremendous strides since his appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015. Established in 1981, MTI is a parastatal under the ministry [...]

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    IGP threatens to deal with special commanders over police brutality

IGP threatens to deal with special commanders over police brutality

Mohamed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), has lamented the frequent cases of police brutality across the country. Speaking when he met commanders of special police units in Abuja on Wednesday, Adamu said there have been cases of misuse of firearms and incivility against citizens by police officers. He said such brutality perpetrated by the units including police mobile force, special protection unit [...]

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    IGP: Police arrested 6,531 high-profile suspects in 2019

IGP: Police arrested 6,531 high-profile suspects in 2019

Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police, says the police arrested 6,531 high-profile suspects in various operations in 2019. He disclosed this at the end of the year conference of senior police officers in Abuja, on Monday. Adamu said the suspects include those who were involved in armed robbery, cultism, kidnapping, and murder. He said the police also recovered 2,037 firearms, 21,870 ammunition, and 1,662 [...]

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    Oshiomhole: I didn’t attend Ize-Iyamu’s defection rally because IGP wanted to set me up

Oshiomhole: I didn’t attend Ize-Iyamu’s defection rally because IGP wanted to set me up

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has accused Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police, of planning to set him up. He made the allegation while explaining his absence at the defection rally of Osagie Ize-Iyamu, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2016 election in Edo state. Ize-Iyamu had announced his membership of the ruling party [...]

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    IGP cancels rally organised to welcome Ize-Iyamu to APC

IGP cancels rally organised to welcome Ize-Iyamu to APC

Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), has ordered the suspension of a rally the All Progressives Congress (APC) organised to welcome Osagie Ize-Iyamu into the ruling party. Ize-Iyamu, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2016 governorship election, had defected to the APC after the clash between Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the ruling party, and Godwin Obaseki, the [...]

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    PSC loses out as court upholds IGP’s power to recruit

PSC loses out as court upholds IGP’s power to recruit

A federal high court in Abuja has dismissed the suit filed by the Police Service Commission (PSC), challenging the power of Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police, to recruit 10,000 police officers. In his ruling on Monday, Inyang Ekwo, the presiding judge, held that the suit lacked merit. The PSC had taken the police to court over the recruitment of 10,000 constables. Joined [...]

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