Friday, November 16, 2018

Tag "Nigeria police"

    Witnesses speak on tanker explosion in Lagos

Witnesses speak on tanker explosion in Lagos

At least 10 vehicles reportedly got burnt on Tuesday morning after a tanker explosion occurred around Barracks bus stop along the Lagos-Badagry expressway in Lagos.The incident occurred as commuters were heading to work in the early hours of the day.Witnesses said a tanker fully laden with petrol had fallen due to the poor condition of the road, spilling its contents on [...]

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    PHOTOS: Security beefed up at Osun INEC office

PHOTOS: Security beefed up at Osun INEC office

Security has been beefed up at the head office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Osogbo, capital of Osun state, ahead of Saturday's governorship election.Personnel of The Nigeria Police Force and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) were among those on ground when TheCable visited office of the commission on Thursday afternoon.Below are some pictures:[...]

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    Police: FSARS will have human rights desk in every state

Police: FSARS will have human rights desk in every state

Haliru Gwandu, commissioner of police in charge of federal special anti-robbery squad (FSARS), says human rights desk officers have been mandated to receive complaints on rights abuses by operatives of the special squad.Speaking on Wednesday, Gwandu said the police had set up human rights desks in all the 36 states and FCT.The CP made this known while sensitising officers and [...]

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    VIDEO: Police parade 57 ‘homosexuals’ arrested in Lagos

VIDEO: Police parade 57 ‘homosexuals’ arrested in Lagos

The Lagos police command have paraded 57 persons suspected to be involved in homosexual activities in the Egbeda area of the state.Edgal Imohimi, Lagos commissioner of police, confirmed the arrest to reporters during a news conference.He said the suspects were picked up on Sunday at 2am while they were performing "gay-initiation" for newly recruited members.Below is a video of the [...]

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    No officer slapped Fayose, says police spokesman in Ekiti

No officer slapped Fayose, says police spokesman in Ekiti

The Ekiti state police command says no policeman slapped Ayodele Fayose, governor of the state.Fayose had said security operatives invaded the governor’s office on Wednesday and later assaulted him.But speaking with TheCable on Friday, Caleb Ikechukwu, police spokesman in Ekiti, said the police respect the office of the governor and no policeman could have slapped him.“No policeman can and will [...]

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    SARS reform is the best alternative to #EndSARS

SARS reform is the best alternative to #EndSARS

BY ADEWOLE KEHINDELast week, the social media was agog with the hashtag END SARS NOW (#End SARSNow). This was due to an encounter of some youths with the operatives of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS)To begin with this write up, we should know that men and women of the SARS have been impressive in the discharge of their duties, smashing [...]

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    ‘They’re doing fantastically well’ — police kick against #EndSARS campaign

‘They’re doing fantastically well’ — police kick against #EndSARS campaign

The Nigeria Police Force have dismissed allegations of torture and crimes levelled against the the special anti-robbery squad (SARS).SARS was established by the Nigeria police to fight violent crimes.On Saturday, Nigerians took to the social media to condemn the “careless” regard for human lives which they say is evident in operations of SARS operatives.While calling for the proscription of the [...]

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    #EndSARS: Listen to Nigerians and probe police brutality, Amnesty tells FG

#EndSARS: Listen to Nigerians and probe police brutality, Amnesty tells FG

Amnesty International (AI) has called on the federal government to investigate the alleged crimes perpetrated by the special anti-robbery squad (SARS).SARS is a unit of the Nigeria police created to fight violent crimes.Nigerians in their numbers have taken to the social media to express discontent over the activities of the squad which they say have remained "lawless" and "careless with [...]

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    Anambra: CSOs raise the alarm over election security

Anambra: CSOs raise the alarm over election security

Civil society organisations, under the umbrella of Situation Room, have expressed concern over the security situation in Anambra state ahead of the governorship election.The CSOs say the redeployment of police personnel may have led to a breakdown in inter-agency committee on election security.The inter-agency committee oversees the Independent National Electoral Commission’s preparedness in terms of security.In a statement made available to [...]

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    ’10 litres of fuel for bail’, ‘Govt wasting forex’ — Twitter reactions to Lagos donation of generators to police

’10 litres of fuel for bail’, ‘Govt wasting forex’ — Twitter reactions to Lagos donation of generators to police

The Lagos state government on Monday donated 120 new 5KVA generators to the the police in the state.Akinwunmi Ambode, govenor of the state, said the purpose of the donation is to aid the security agencies to perform at optimal capacity.But this gesture did not go down well with some Nigerians who criticised it on social media.Here are some reactions from [...]

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    PHOTOS: The officers sentenced to death over Apo Six killings

PHOTOS: The officers sentenced to death over Apo Six killings

On Thursday, Ishaq Bello, a judge of a federal high court in Abuja, sentenced two policemen to death over the killings of six traders in Apo district, Abuja, on June 7, 2005.Five officers – Danjuma Ibrahim, Othman Abdulsalami, Nicholas Zakaria, Ezekiel Acheneje, Baba Emmanuel and Sadiq Salami – were arraigned on a nine-count charge of conspiracy and culpable homicide.But Ezekiel [...]

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    Amnesty International has a hidden agenda, say police

Amnesty International has a hidden agenda, say police

The Nigeria Police force has accused Amnesty International of having a hidden agenda.Reacting to the latest report of  the group on the State Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Don Awunah, force public relations officer, said the human rights organisation clearly demonstrated "mischief".Damian Ugwu, a researcher with Amnesty International, had alleged that SARS operatives engage in illegalities to make money.But Awunah described the allegations a [...]

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    Educate yourself properly about citizen rights, Ezekwesili tells IGP

Educate yourself properly about citizen rights, Ezekwesili tells IGP

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    DSS, police ask INEC to postpone Edo governorship election

DSS, police ask INEC to postpone Edo governorship election

‎The Department of State Services (DSS) and the Nigeria police have asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to postpone Saturday's governorship election in Edo state.At a news conference in Abuja on Wednesday, Don Awunah, police spokesman, and Garba Abdullahi, an agent of the DSS‎, cited security concerns as the reason for the request."The Nigeria police and the DSS wish [...]

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    IGP orders arrest of armed Biafra protesters

IGP orders arrest of armed Biafra protesters

‎Solomon Arase, inspector-general of police (IGP), has ordered the immediate disarmament of members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).Arase's order followed the killing some police officers in Asaba, Delta state, by a mob of Biafra campaigners on Monday.He gave the order to the heads of the police formations in the southeast, saying that IPOB had crossed the line."Following the [...]

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    Police troop into Kogi ahead of governorship election

Police troop into Kogi ahead of governorship election

There is a heavy presence of security agents, most especially men of the Nigeria police, in Kogi state ahead of Saturday’s governorship election in the state.On Thursday, TheCable observed that police officers littered the entry-point into Lokoja, the confluence state capital, as well as roamed the inner city.Also, police trucks stood menacingly in the city centre, provoking a traffic jam [...]

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