Friday, January 19, 2018

Tag "Police"

    Kwara asks residents to inform emir of Ilorin before inviting herdsmen

Kwara asks residents to inform emir of Ilorin before inviting herdsmen

The Kwara state government has directed residents to avoid inviting herdsmen or other individuals into their communities without the knowledge of Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, emir of Ilorin.According to Muyideen Akorede, senior special assistant on media and communications to Abdulfatah Ahmed, the state governor, the directive was given at the state security council meeting on Wednesday.He added that the state government also [...]

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    Peace Corps tackles police, says ‘we were not proscribed’

Peace Corps tackles police, says ‘we were not proscribed’

The Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) says the establishment has not been proscribed by the federal government.Millicent Umoru, the public relations officer of PCN, said this in Abuja on Wednesday at a news conference.The spokesperson faulted a recent statement by the police that the PCN was proscribed by a federal government gazette in 2013.She said the claim held no water, [...]

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    Boko Haram to ‘release videos on crashed air force jet, women abducted from police convoy’

Boko Haram to ‘release videos on crashed air force jet, women abducted from police convoy’

Boko Haram will soon release videos of the remaining Chibok schoolgirls and some women abducted from a police convoy in Borno state, according to Ahmad Salkida.Salkida, a journalist known to have access to the leadership of the sect, disclosed this via Twitter, quoting sources.The schoolgirls were abducted from the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno on April 14, 2014, while the [...]

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    Police arrest 52 Shi’ites, ‘recover petrol bombs’

Police arrest 52 Shi’ites, ‘recover petrol bombs’

Fifty-two members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) have been arrested in Abuja.The Abuja police command, which announced this in a statement on Wednesday, said it recovered “some bottles of improvised petrol-bomb” from the IMN members who were demanding the release of Ibrahim Zakzaky, their leader.Earlier on Wednesday, the police cracked down on the IMN members, popularly known as [...]

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    Again, police crack down on protesting Shi’ites in Abuja

Again, police crack down on protesting Shi’ites in Abuja

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) have again clashed with the Nigeria police force in Abuja.The IMN members, popularly known as Shi'ites, were dispersed with teargas on Wednesday as they protested the continued detention of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, their leader.They had converged on area 10 in Garki, Abuja from where they matched towards area 2. But police officers confronted [...]

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    PHOTOS: IGP moves to Benue on Buhari’s order

PHOTOS: IGP moves to Benue on Buhari’s order

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), has arrived Benue state in response to the order of President Muhammadu Buhari.Buhari had directed Idris to relocate to Benue to restore law and order, prevent further loss of lives and forestall the crisis from escalating.The IGP was on Wednesday received in Makurdi by Hilda Ibifuro Harrison, an assistant inspector-general of police (AIG).At least [...]

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    Gunshots as police block Shi’ites from n’assembly

Gunshots as police block Shi’ites from n’assembly

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) clashed with the police at the National Assembly Complex on Monday.They had arrived at the entrance of the national assembly around midday but were prevented from gaining access to the premises.The security operatives fired shots into the air while dispersing them. Tear gas was also used against them as they were chased out [...]

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    Two killed, policeman shot as violence breaks out in Cross River community

Two killed, policeman shot as violence breaks out in Cross River community

At least two people have been killed in an attack on Iso Bendege community in Boki local government area of Cross River state.One of the policemen deployed to restore peace in the community sustained gunshot injuries in the tragic incident which happened on Thursday.Irene Ugbo, police public relations officer in the state, confirmed the incident, attributing it to a cult clash.Many residents [...]

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    Could this be the reason why police are after Elombah?

Could this be the reason why police are after Elombah?

On Monday, operatives of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) arrested both Daniel and Timothy Elombah, publisher and editor of elombah.com.The publisher was later released but told not to travel outside Abuja.Subsequently, the police filed an exparte motion seeking to remand Timothy for 14 days before charges are filed against him but the court approved only seven days.The police are yet [...]

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    VIDEO: Police raid ‘Badoo shrine’ in Ijebu Ode

VIDEO: Police raid ‘Badoo shrine’ in Ijebu Ode

Edgar Imohimi, Lagos state commissioner of police, on Tuesday led a team to a shrine at Ayegbami quarters, Imosan in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun state, where suspected Badoo cult members take oath before going on any operation.The shrine was discovered by the command, state anti-robbery squad (SARS) and the Lagos state task force, following an arrest of some suspected Badoo cult members.Imohimi said [...]

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    Police refuse to speak on Elombah’s arrest

Police refuse to speak on Elombah’s arrest

The Nigeria Police Force has refused to speak on the arrest of Daniel Elombah, publisher of elombah.com.Operatives of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) had invaded the Anambra residence of the publisher on Monday and whisked him away alongside his brothers.There are reports that they were arrested over an opinion published on elombah.com.TheCable was not able to independently verify this claim.Although [...]

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    Nine policemen dismissed in Lagos, 25 demoted

Nine policemen dismissed in Lagos, 25 demoted

The Lagos state police command says it has dismissed nine policemen found culpable of various offences.Twenty-five others were also demoted for offences bordering on gross insubordination, incivility and drunkenness.Chike Oti, spokesman of the command, disclosed this in a statement issued on Tuesday.“In keeping with the promise he made to the good people of Lagos State on assumption of office that [...]

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    Badoo ‘kills three family members’ in fresh Ikorodu attack

Badoo ‘kills three family members’ in fresh Ikorodu attack

Suspected members of the Badoo cult have reportedly killed three members of a family in the Ibeshe area of Ikorodu, Lagos.According to PUNCH, the victims, whose names are not yet known, were found in the pool of their blood on Thursday morning.A resident of the area was quoted as saying the deceased's wife who sustained injuries in the incident, is [...]

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    SARS made up of soldiers who have been trained to kill, says Falana

SARS made up of soldiers who have been trained to kill, says Falana

Femi Falana, senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) is made up of members of the armed forces who are trained to kill.Falana said the SARS operatives accused of extra-judicial killings and brutality are trained soldiers.In an interview on TVC, the rights advocate spoke on the demand by Nigerians for SARS to be scrapped."SARS was actually [...]

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    ‘Imo has been turned into a terror zone’ — anti-Okorocha protesters recount police ‘torture’

‘Imo has been turned into a terror zone’ — anti-Okorocha protesters recount police ‘torture’

Members of the Imo Peoples Action for Democracy (IPAD) have recounted how they were allegedly attacked and beaten up by police officers in the state during their protest against Rochas Okorocha, the governor.The group had embarked on a protest tagged ‘Occupy Imo’ to express reservation with some of the policies of the current administration.Shortly after the protest in Owerri, the [...]

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    Illegal detention: Falana seeks monthly inspection of police stations in Lagos

Illegal detention: Falana seeks monthly inspection of police stations in Lagos

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has asked Olufunmilayo Oke, chief judge of Lagos, to order the monthly inspection of police stations in the state in a bid to check illegal detention.In a letter dated December 15, Falana said the state's chief magistrates should be saddled with the responsibility.He said the chief magistrates should also be given the mandate of inspecting [...]

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