Thursday, September 20, 2018

Tag "Nigeria police"

    Police parade 11 suspected Edo cultists in Abuja

Police parade 11 suspected Edo cultists in Abuja

The Nigeria police on Monday in Abuja paraded 11 suspected kingpins of cult groups unleashing mayhem on Edo state.The suspect cultists are David Olukoga (36, engineer, Eiye confraternity), Salako Adebowale (43, doctor, Black Axe confraternity), Osunde Aigbedo (48, Black Axe confraternity), Ahunwan-Id (39, Black Axe confraternity), Uche Chukwuka (36, Eiye confraternity), Adebo Eguaoja (46, Buccaneers), and Totti Omonuwu (42, Eiye [...]

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    One dead, six injured as police foil suicide bomb attack in Yobe

One dead, six injured as police foil suicide bomb attack in Yobe

The Nigeria police on Friday foiled a suicide bomb attack at a school in Potiskum, Yobe state.The police said that at 8:15am, three suspected suicide bombers entered the College of Arts and Business Studies, Potiskum."Due to security arrangement on the ground, one of the attackers blew self up. He died on the spot injuring six other persons," a message on [...]

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    Families of slain, missing policemen get N500,000 gift

Families of slain, missing policemen get N500,000 gift

Suleiman Abba, the inspector-general of police, (IGP) on Tuesday donated the sum of N500, 000 to families of deceased and missing officers.According to Emmanuel Ojukwu, police spokesman, the donation was part of efforts to ease the pain of the families.He said N200, 000 was from the police reward fund; N200,000 from the Nigeria police welfare insurance and N100,000 from the [...]

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    Jonathan’s declaration to ‘raise vehicular traffic’

Jonathan’s declaration to ‘raise vehicular traffic’

The Nigeria police have alerted residents of the Federal Capital territory (FCT) on the vehicular complications likely to arise from President Goodluck Jonathan's political declaration scheduled for Tuesday.The president will formally declare his intention to contest the 2015 election at a ceremony billed for the Eagle Square in Abuja.On October 30, Jonathan obtained the presidential nomination form of the Peoples Democratic Party [...]

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    Maigari, Green sue SSS, police for ‘incessant arrests’

Maigari, Green sue SSS, police for ‘incessant arrests’

Outgoing president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Aminu Maigari, and other top soccer officials have secured a court order against the State Security Service (SSS) and the Nigeria police for “incessant invitation and unlawful detention”.Through their lawyers, Festus Keyamo Chambers, Maigari, Chris Green, Musa Amadu, and Shehu Dikko filed a case at the federal high court Abuja, accusing the [...]

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    Police to train officers on conflict resolution, mediation

Police to train officers on conflict resolution, mediation

The Nigeria police will train more officers on conflict resolution, mediation and negotiation, police spokesman, CP Emmanuel Ojukwu announced on Sunday.According to Ojukwu, the police has a resolve to enthrone genuine peace, hence the need to train more men in areas of maintaining and managing peace.“As Nigeria joins the rest of the world in marking World Peace Day on September [...]

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    Amnesty report blatant falsehood, says Ojukwu

Amnesty report blatant falsehood, says Ojukwu

The Nigeria police have dismissed the report of human rights watchdog, Amnesty International, saying the group wants to "earn relevance and bread".On Thursday, Amnesty International launched a damning report chronicling gross human rights violations involving torture and extra-judicial killing by the Nigeria police and the military.But reacting to the report, police spokesman CP Emmanuel Ojukwu described it as “blatant falsehood [...]

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    Panic in Abuja over bomb scare

Panic in Abuja over bomb scare

A Peugeot car parked in the middle of the road at Nyanya sparked panic in Abuja on Thursday.According to a witness, the car, suspected to be laden with explosives, was abandoned by its owner."At about past 10 am, I noticed the car parked on the road. It is not certain if there are explosives in the car, but soldiers searched [...]

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    Frank Mba bows out as police image maker

Frank Mba bows out as police image maker

Assistant commissioner of police, Frank Mba, has bowed out as public relations officer of the Nigeria police force, a position he held for two years.In a letter of appreciation on Thursday, Mba expressed gratitude to the media for the cooperation and warm relationship “that formed part of the success stories of the Nigeria police force and the force public relations [...]

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    ‘Man with explosives’ arrested at Lagos airport

‘Man with explosives’ arrested at Lagos airport

There was commotion at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, on Monday when security operatives foiled an attempt to bomb a unit of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA).A private security guard arrested a physically challenged man found loitering around the CENTREX unit of NAMA in a suspicious manner.He was said to be making a call frantically after the device [...]

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    Osun poll: APC alleges arrest of Lai Mohammed

Osun poll: APC alleges arrest of Lai Mohammed

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has claimed that security operatives arrested Alhaji Lai Mohammed, its national publicity secretary in Osogbo, capital of Osun state very late on Friday.The party, which had raised series of alarm in the buildup to the gubernatorial election in the state, earlier released a statement, saying that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was collaborating with the [...]

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    IGP Abba promises ‘attitudinal change’ in police

IGP Abba promises ‘attitudinal change’ in police

Acting inspector-general of police, Suleiman Abba, says he has no intention of changing the vision of his predecessor, Mohammed Abubakar, who retired on Wednesday, but he will bring about a change in the attitude with which policemen conduct themselves.Delivering his maiden speech at a handover ceremony at  the force headquarters in Abuja on Friday, Abba observed that visions and missions of [...]

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    Police deny banning #BringBackOurGirls rallies

Police deny banning #BringBackOurGirls rallies

The Nigeria police on Tuesday denied that it banned peaceful rallies anywhere in the country.Rather, it said it only issued an advisory notice to protesters to “reconsider their position”.Explaining the position of the police, Frank Mba, the force public relations officer, said that “the force has not issued any order banning peaceful assemblies/protests anywhere in Nigeria”.“Against the backdrop of current security challenges [...]

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