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    IGP: Police will be neutral, professional during Nov 16 elections

IGP: Police will be neutral, professional during Nov 16 elections

Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), has pledged that the police would be professional and neutral during the November 16 governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states.NAN reports that Adamu spoke on Saturday at an event held in his honour by the Lafia Progressive Forum.The IGP said the police would draw from its experiences in the 2019 general election to [...]

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    Guber election: INEC raises alarm over possible violence in Kogi, Bayelsa

Guber election: INEC raises alarm over possible violence in Kogi, Bayelsa

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says warning signs of potential violence in Kogi and Bayelsa is a cause for concern.Speaking on Friday at the inter-agency consultative committee on election security (ICCES) meeting organised by the commission, Yakubu said both states are politically violent.He called on security agencies to ensure adequate response to any form of disruption [...]

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    PSC commissioner: Police padded recruitment list with unqualified candidates

PSC commissioner: Police padded recruitment list with unqualified candidates

Austin Braimoh, a commissioner of the police service commission (PSC), has accused the Nigeria police force (NPF) of padding the recruitment list of 10,000 constables with unqualified candidates.The PSC had placed the recruitment of 1o,000 personnel on hold “in order to finalise the remaining stage of the exercise”.Following the action, the relationship between Mohammed Adamu, the inspector general of police, [...]

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    IGP: Dialogue with bandits not new — we did with Niger Delta militants

IGP: Dialogue with bandits not new — we did with Niger Delta militants

Mohammed Adamu, the inspector-general of police, says Katsina state’s amnesty programme for bandits is not new because "such negotiations will bring peace". He said the federal government also granted amnesty to Niger Delta militants in the past.The IGP further said the security situation in the country has improved compared to the two quarters ago, maintaining that banditry and kidnapping have reduced. He was briefing state [...]

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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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    The situation under control, says IGP as he briefs Buhari on clash with Shi’ites

The situation under control, says IGP as he briefs Buhari on clash with Shi’ites

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police, to prevent the breakdown of law and order following a clash between members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shi'ites, and security agents in Abuja.Speaking with journalists after a meeting with the president, Adamu said he was summoned to give the president a briefing on the Shi'ites’ protests.He [...]

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    Issue arrest warrant to Fatoyinbo, lawyers tell police

Issue arrest warrant to Fatoyinbo, lawyers tell police

The Coalition of Public Interests Lawyers and Advocates (COPA) has asked the police to issue a warrant of arrest to Biodun Fatoyinbo, senior pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA).In a statement released in Abuja on Monday, Pelumi Olajengbesi, convener of COPA, said the police is not handling the rape allegation with the urgency and seriousness it deserves.Busola Dakolo, a celebrity photographer [...]

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    FAKE NEWS ALERT: Picture of IGP with Adamawa senator NOT recent, say police

FAKE NEWS ALERT: Picture of IGP with Adamawa senator NOT recent, say police

A picture of Elisha Abbo, senator representing Adamawa north, with Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police, is trending online. The lawmaker, who assaulted an attendant at a sex toy shop in Abuja, was seen seated next to Adamu.Some social media users have accused the police of giving preferential treatment to the lawmaker. On a WhatsApp platform, someone alleged that Abbo had [...]

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    Group on travel advisory: UK causing apprehension among Nigerians

Group on travel advisory: UK causing apprehension among Nigerians

A civil society organisation, Coalition for Truth and Justice, has kicked against the recent travel advisory issued by the foreign and commonwealth office of the United Kingdom on 21 states in Nigeria.A statement on the UK government website said all travels to Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Gombe, Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Cross River States and 20km of the border with [...]

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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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    Operation Puff Adder: Police arrest 93 kidnap suspects, recover weapons

Operation Puff Adder: Police arrest 93 kidnap suspects, recover weapons

Frank Mba, the police spokesman, says 93 suspects have been arrested for kidnapping and recovered dangerous weapons from them.In a statement released on Thursday, Mba said officers attached to Operation Puff Adder arrested the suspects from different locations in the north-central, north-western and north-eastern parts of the country.The police spokesman said the force will carry out investigations to track and [...]

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    IGP appears before senate over insecurity

IGP appears before senate over insecurity

Mohammed Adamu, acting inspector-general of police (IGP), has appeared before the senate to brief lawmakers on insecurity in the country.The upper legislative chamber of the national assembly summoned him last week.At plenary on Tuesday, Ahmad Lawan, senate leader, moved a motion for the senators to usher the police chief into the chamber.Thereafter, Senate President Bukola Saraki announced that the meeting [...]

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    ’50 killed’ in fresh attack on Zamfara communities

’50 killed’ in fresh attack on Zamfara communities

At least 50 persons have been reportedly killed while 31 sustained injuries after suspected bandits attacked some communities in Zamfara state during the weekend.The armed men were said to have attacked communities in Maru, Gusau and Birnin Magaji local government areas of the state.The attackers came in motorcycles, overrunning Magami district in Gusau LGA and displacing residents of several communities.Clement [...]

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    Dear IGP Adamu, begging bandits is not a security strategy

Dear IGP Adamu, begging bandits is not a security strategy

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    Buhari has directed me to implement community policing, says IGP

Buhari has directed me to implement community policing, says IGP

Mohammed Adamu, acting inspector-general of police, says President Muhammadu Buhari has directed him to immediately commence the implementation of community policing strategy across the country.He was speaking at a meeting of the forum of northern traditional rulers on Tuesday in Kaduna, where critical security issues were discussed.“The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has directed me to immediately implement community policing [...]

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    Senate summons IGP over kidnappings, banditry

Senate summons IGP over kidnappings, banditry

The senate has summoned Mohammed Adamu, acting inspector-general of police (IGP), over the activities of kidnappers and armed bandits across the country.The IGP is expected to appear before the lawmakers next week.The resolution of the senate inviting him was sequel to a motion sponsored by Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna, on Thursday.Sani sponsored the motion following the killing of Faye [...]

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