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    Buhari asks police, PSC to work together on recruitment

Buhari asks police, PSC to work together on recruitment

President Muhammadu Buhari has waded into the crisis between the Police Service Commission (PSC) and the inspector-general of police (IGP) over recruitment into the force.The IGP and the commission have been at loggerheads over the recruitment of 10,000 constables, which has festered as the two parties could not agree on who has the mandate to carry out the exercise.In a [...]

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    Buhari meets IGP, PSC chairman over ‘recruitment crisis’

Buhari meets IGP, PSC chairman over ‘recruitment crisis’

President Muhammadu Buhari is meeting with Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), and Musiliu Smith, chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC) in his office.The IGP and the commission have been at loggerheads over the recruitment of 10,000 constables into the force.The crisis festered as the two parties could not agree on who has the mandate to carry out the [...]

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    Despite kidnappings, IGP says Abuja is one of the world’s safest cities

Despite kidnappings, IGP says Abuja is one of the world’s safest cities

Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), says Abuja is one of the safest cities in the world.Adamu said this on Monday in reaction to reported cases of kidnapping in the federal capital territory in the past 48 hours.At least five persons were reportedly kidnapped in the city at the weekend.One of the victims was later released after $15,000 was paid [...]

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    125 arrested for ‘breaking into Shoprite’ as IGP orders tight security around foreign businesses

125 arrested for ‘breaking into Shoprite’ as IGP orders tight security around foreign businesses

Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), has ordered water-tight security around embassies, foreign missions and businesses in the country.In a statement on Wednesday, Frank Mba, police spokesman, said the directive followed the reprisal attacks on South African-owned businesses in Lagos.He added that the police have arrested 125 suspects involved in the attacks.Many Nigerians were affected in the fresh xenophobic attacks [...]

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    Police to tackle insecurity in south-west with special forces

Police to tackle insecurity in south-west with special forces

Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police, has approved the deployment of special forces to support the crime-fighting initiative of south-west governors.Adamu made this known at the south-west geopolitical zone security summit in Ibadan, Oyo state, on Monday.Governors of the south-west states, traditional rulers, and other stakeholders were among those in attendance.Adamu said the forces, which would be commanded by a commissioner [...]

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    IMN vows to continue peaceful struggle, says it’s not a security threat

IMN vows to continue peaceful struggle, says it’s not a security threat

The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), better known as Shi'ites, says it will continue with its peaceful struggle for the freedom of Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, its leader, and other members.In a statement released on Sunday by Ibrahim Musa, its spokesman, the group says it has "never and will never" be a threat to Nigeria and its citizens.El-Zakzaky has been in detention since [...]

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    IGP speaks on death of Catholic priest, orders tight security at worship centres

IGP speaks on death of Catholic priest, orders tight security at worship centres

Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), has ordered that special attention be given to the security of worship centres in the country.Adamu gave the order while reacting to the death of David Tanko, a Catholic priest who was burnt alive in Taraba state on Thursday.The priest ran into his killers along Wukari road while heading to Kofai Amadu village.Frank Mba, [...]

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    Killings: IGP redeploys Enugu commissioner of police

Killings: IGP redeploys Enugu commissioner of police

Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), has approved the posting of Ahmad Abdulrahman as Enugu state commissioner of police.In a statement on Tuesday, Frank Mba, police spokesman, said he is taking over from Suleiman Balarabe (pictured middle) with immediate effect.Mba said Adamu ordered the new commissioner to “restore sanity” in the state following the recent killings there.He added that Balarabe [...]

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    Disregard Ihedioha’s petition against me, Okorocha tells IGP

Disregard Ihedioha’s petition against me, Okorocha tells IGP

Rochas Okorocha, former governor of Imo state, has urged Mohammed Adamu, inspector general of police, to disregard the petition Emeka Ihedioha, governor of the state, filed against him.Okorocha, in a statement by Sam Onwuemeodo, his media aide, described the petition as “deceitful.”The former governor said Ihedioha had accused him of inciting his supporters to cause trouble in the state.He alleged that [...]

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    Report: Taraba ‘kidnap kingpin’ rose from ‘fish seller to multimillionaire’

Report: Taraba ‘kidnap kingpin’ rose from ‘fish seller to multimillionaire’

Hamisu Wadume, suspected kidnap kingpin in Taraba, was a poor fish seller until he took to kidnapping, according to The Sun.The young man was reportedly trading in both fresh and dried fish in Wukari, Taraba, up till last year when he went into kidnapping where he was said to have made millions.Wadume was said to have started kidnapping with six [...]

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    IGP summons policemen on Obono-Obla Panel — after probe of top govt officials

IGP summons policemen on Obono-Obla Panel — after probe of top govt officials

Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), has summoned all the policemen attached to the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for Recovery of Public Property (SPIP).In a letter dated July 31, and signed by Idowu Owohunwa, principal staff officer to the IGP, the policemen were asked to meet the IGP for an “urgent meeting” in his office.The letter, a copy of which [...]

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    COZA scandal: Police invite Timi, Busola Dakolo over ‘falsehood, criminal conspiracy’

COZA scandal: Police invite Timi, Busola Dakolo over ‘falsehood, criminal conspiracy’

The police have invited Timi Dakolo, singer-songwriter, and his wife for questioning over allegations of falsehood.According to a letter dated July 18 from the special tactical squad of the inspector-general of police (IGP), the police is investigating a case of criminal conspiracy, mischief and threat to life.The couple were directed to report on July 23 for an interview.In June, Busola, [...]

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    IGP orders 24 hours surveillance in FCT over Shi’ites protest

IGP orders 24 hours surveillance in FCT over Shi’ites protest

Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), has ordered a 24-hour surveillance in the federal capital territory (FCT) following a protest by the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN).The police IG also condemned the “unprovoked attack” on the police personnel by the IMN members in which nine police officers were injured.The movement better known as Shi’ites had invaded the National Assembly premises [...]

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    Mohammed Adamu confirmed as IGP

Mohammed Adamu confirmed as IGP

Mohammed Adamu has been confirmed as the inspector general of police.Adamu was confirmed at the police council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday.Musiliu Smith, chairman of the police service commission, and governors of the 36 states were part of the meeting.Adamu, who succeeded Ibrahim Idris, took over the force on January 15, 2019.Until his appointment by the [...]

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    IGP to sanction superiors of trigger-happy SARS officers

IGP to sanction superiors of trigger-happy SARS officers

Mohammed Adamu, inspector general of police, says supervisors of trigger-happy police officers will be held liable for the infractions of those under their command.Adamu spoke during an interactive session with officers-in-charge of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), anti-kidnapping squad and other special units on Thursday.The IGP issued the warning in respect of the recent killings by trigger-happy police officers.SARS has [...]

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    IGP reduces police daily shift to eight hours — from 12

IGP reduces police daily shift to eight hours — from 12

Mohammed Adamu, acting inspector-general of police, says police officers will now do eight-hour daily shifts instead of the current 12.Adamu, who announced the directive at a conference of heads of police medical facilities on Thursday, said this is to curtail work-related stress.He said this will in turn reduce the misuse of firearms and extra-judicial killings in the country.The work structure [...]

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