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    Police arrest ‘killers’ of Catholic seminarian

Police arrest ‘killers’ of Catholic seminarian

The police have announced the arrest of three suspects in connection with the killing of Nnadi Michael, a seminarian at the Good Shepherd Major Seminary, Kaduna. He was killed after spending three weeks in captivity. The deceased was among the four students abducted when insurgents invaded the seminary located at Kakau along Kaduna-Abuja road in Chikun local government area of the state on January [...]

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    Ekweremadu: Community policing is fraud, total distraction

Ekweremadu: Community policing is fraud, total distraction

Ike Ekweremadu, former deputy senate president, says community policing is a "fraud" and total distraction. Ekweremadu, who represents Enugu west senatorial district, said this when he featured on a Channels TV programme on Friday. Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), has pushed for community policing which he said will help address crime at the grassroots. President Muhammadu Buhari also approved the measure in [...]

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    Wadume, Taraba ‘kidnap kingpin’, charged with terrorism

Wadume, Taraba ‘kidnap kingpin’, charged with terrorism

Hamisu Bala, suspected kidnap kingpin better known as Wadume, has been charged with 16 counts of terrorism, murder and kidnapping -- six months after his arrest.  A botched attempt arrest to Wadume had led to the killing of three policemen and a civilian in Taraba state. According to the Punch, the charge was filed by Simon Lough, Anthony Egwu, and Peter Amadi [...]

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    Boko Haram ‘abducts soldiers, policemen’ in Borno

Boko Haram ‘abducts soldiers, policemen’ in Borno

Four soldiers and two policemen have been abducted by Boko Haram insurgents along Damaturu-Maiduguri road, military sources have told TheCable. Damaturu is Yobe state capital, and Maiduguri, Borno state capital. The distance between both towns is about 130 kilometres, and there are a number of villages along the axis. The insurgents, sources said, attacked the security officers in an ambush near Auno [...]

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    Witness: Police killed driver on Abuja-Kaduna road over N2000 bribe

Witness: Police killed driver on Abuja-Kaduna road over N2000 bribe

Policemen on duty along the Abuja-Kaduna highway allegedly killed a commercial driver after he refused to give them N2,000 bribe, NAN quoted a witness as saying. The yet-to-be-identified driver was shot by a policeman in the early hours of Friday while on his way to Kaduna state. TheCable had reported how some drivers blocked the road to protest the killing. The highway has [...]

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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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    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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    EXPOSED: Private investigator releases chat of IGP ‘plotting to nail Saraki’

EXPOSED: Private investigator releases chat of IGP ‘plotting to nail Saraki’

There is a new turn of events in the face-off between Senate President Bukola Saraki and Idris Ibrahim, inspector-general of police (IGP). On Sunday, the police invited Saraki for interrogation over his alleged involvement in the Offa robbery where 33 persons, including pregnant women and 12 police officers, were killed. Ayodele Akinnibosun aka AY, leader of the robbery gang, while being paraded, [...]

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    SARS reform is the best alternative to #EndSARS

SARS reform is the best alternative to #EndSARS

BY ADEWOLE KEHINDE Last 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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