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    717 rape cases were recorded from Jan to May, says IGP

717 rape cases were recorded from Jan to May, says IGP

Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), says 717 rape cases were recorded within five months in 2020. Speaking with journalists after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, and Pauline Tallen, minister of women affairs, at the presidential villa on Monday, Adamu said 799 suspects have been arrested so far. Over the past weeks, the issue [...]

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    ‘Revert to our agreement’ — south-east govs differ with IGP on community policing

‘Revert to our agreement’ — south-east govs differ with IGP on community policing

The South-east Governors Forum has asked Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police, to stick with their initial agreement on community policing in the region. On February 12, the governors met with the IGP at the south-east security summit in Enugu state. The meeting was held two weeks after the region formed its regional security outfit. In a communique issued at the end of the forum's meeting [...]

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    IGP orders ‘probe of E-Money, withdrawal of his police escorts’

IGP orders ‘probe of E-Money, withdrawal of his police escorts’

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    IGP: We’ll deal with officers who abuse rights of citizens during lockdown

IGP: We’ll deal with officers who abuse rights of citizens during lockdown

Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), says any officer caught taking bribes or abusing human rights during the lockdown will be dealt with "squarely." On Monday, President Muhammadu Buhari extended the lockdown to check the spread of coronavirus by another 14 days. Speaking at the daily press conference of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja, Adamu said the force has [...]

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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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    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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    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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    There are 60 checkpoints between Lagos and Onitsha, says senator

There are 60 checkpoints between Lagos and Onitsha, says senator

Chukwuka Utazi, senator representing Enugu north, says there are 60 police checkpoints between Lagos and Onitsha, Anambra state. Utazi, moving a motion on the floor of the senate, on Thursday, lamented that the checkpoints were being used to oppress motorists and cause them hardship. The senator said the situation should be checked by Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), before Yuletide. "Sixty checkpoints [...]

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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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