Sunday, November 18, 2018

Tag "Nigerian Police Force"

    ‘How I spent three days in police custody’ — Premium Times journalist narrates ordeal

‘How I spent three days in police custody’ — Premium Times journalist narrates ordeal

BY SAMUEL OGUNDIPEI laid on the rough knitted polyester blanket at the benevolence of the cell president inside the police Special Tactical Squad detention centre in Abuja, sweating profusely as I read an old copy of a Christian daily guide printed by Paul Enenche’s Dunamis Gospel Centre.It was the kind of spot the handbook was designed to prevent people from [...]

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    Biafra protests: IGP puts his men on red alert, directs them to deal with trouble makers

Biafra protests: IGP puts his men on red alert, directs them to deal with trouble makers

The Nigerian police force has warned pro-Biafran agitators in the country to take caution over their planned protests in some parts of the country.In a statement on Friday, Jimoh Moshood, force public relations officer, urged the agitators to call themselves to order and desist from disrupting public safety and peace.The groups, including the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB), the Biafran [...]

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    Umahi is the most friendly governor, say police

Umahi is the most friendly governor, say police

The Nigerian police has said David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi state, is the "most  police-friendly governor" in the country.The force, through Valentine Ntomchukwu, a deputy inspector-general in charge of the state command, presented Umahi with an award in recognition in Abakaliki.Ntomchukwu said the governor merited the award which was presented to him on Thursday particularly because of “what he has [...]

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    Police commission promotes 3,224 officers

Police commission promotes 3,224 officers

The police service commission (PSC) has approved the promotion of 11 deputy commissioners to the rank of commissioners, and 3,201 assistant superintendents to deputy superintendents.Twelve chief superintendents were promoted to the rank of assistant commissioners, and one assistant commissioner elevated to the rank of deputy commissioner.Ikechukwu Ani, spokesman of the commission, disclosed this in a statement.The new CPs are; Johnson [...]

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    Police ‘smash’ criminal gang that ‘kidnapped’ former minister

Police ‘smash’ criminal gang that ‘kidnapped’ former minister

The police say they have arrested suspected kidnappers of Bagudu Hirse, a former minister of state for foreign affairs.Bagudu was kidnapped on November 20, 2016, in front of the Kaduna residence of Mamman Daura, President Muhammadu Buhari’s nephew. But he regained freedom on six days letter after a ransom was paid to his captors.Speaking with journalists on Monday, Don Awunah, force [...]

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    6 policemen fired for ‘using their firearms for Wike’ during poll

6 policemen fired for ‘using their firearms for Wike’ during poll

Six police officers attached to Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, have been dismissed for "misusing their firearms" during the Rivers legislative rerun election of December 10, 2016.The decision to dismiss and prosecute these officers was sequel to a report from a panel set up by Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, on the incidents recorded during the legislative re-run election.Addressing a [...]

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    Police deploy 26,000 officers, 20 gunboats for Ondo poll

Police deploy 26,000 officers, 20 gunboats for Ondo poll

Ibrahim Idris, the inspector-general of police, has approved the deployment of 26,000 personnel, three helicopters, 12 armoured personnel carriers (APCs) and 20 gunboats for Ondo governorship election.Idris said this at a meeting with Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) official and representatives of political parties in Ondo.The police boss cautioned security personnel to restrict themselves to designated posts that would be [...]

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    El-Rufai: Inaction of past govts worsened Kaduna killings

El-Rufai: Inaction of past govts worsened Kaduna killings

Nasir El-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says the refusal of past governments to implement recommendations on security encouraged perpetrators of nefarious act to continue.El-Rufai, who vowed to check the ugly trend, gave a two-week ultimatum to the police and traditional rulers to find those behind the killings in the southern part of the state.According to Samuel Aruwan, his spokesman, El-Rufai [...]

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    Ambode asks Lagos CP to redeploy policemen for arresting  innocent citizens

Ambode asks Lagos CP to redeploy policemen for arresting innocent citizens

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, is seeking the redeployment of some police officers attached to the task force on environmental and special offences unit over Friday’s raids in different parts of Lagos, which led to "rough treatment and arrest of innocent citizens".According to Steve Ayorinde, commissioner for information and strategy, the governor sent a formal request to Fatai Owoseni, the state's commissioner of police, asking [...]

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    YOUR VERDICT: Horn-free Lagos ‘not possible’

YOUR VERDICT: Horn-free Lagos ‘not possible’

It is a little under a month before Lagos state observes its inaugural horn-free day (October 15), which commissioner for transportation, Mr. Kayode Opeifa, recently announced would become an annual ritual.But are the people who are to withhold their horns on that day aware of it at all? And do they believe in the possibility of Lagos someday becoming horn-free?This [...]

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    Mbu not a lion – just a ‘woman’s attack dog’

Mbu not a lion – just a ‘woman’s attack dog’

Governor of Rivers state, Rotimi Amaechi, on Tuesday referred to Mbu Joseph Mbu, former commissioner of police in the state, as a disgrace to the police and a “puppet of a woman”.On Monday, Mbu had directed a veil criticism at the governor, describing himself as a lion whom the governor could not forget in a hurry.“Mbu is a puppet who completely [...]

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    Aturu: Police ‘partly responsible’ for Boko Haram

Aturu: Police ‘partly responsible’ for Boko Haram

Legal expert, Mr. Bamidele Aturu, believes that the Nigeria Police Force is — to some extent — culpable for the emergence of Boko Haram as a terrorist group.Speaking on The Rule of Law vs. Insurgency at a forum in Lagos organised by Spaces for Change (S4C), he identified the Nigerian Police's "disrespect for the rule of law" as a factor that encouraged the rise of [...]

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