Wednesday, July 18, 2018

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    Two policemen shot dead in Kaduna

Two policemen shot dead in Kaduna

Two police officers lost their lives in the Birnin Gwari area of Kaduna state on Monday night.Mukhtar Aliyu, spokesman of the state police command, who confirmed this in a statement, said the deceased officers were on a special operation against bandits.While morning their colleagues, policemen fired live bullets indiscriminately and a 26-year-old woman was killed by a stray bullet.Aliyu said the policemen, [...]

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    Killings: Falana calls for urgent meeting of Nigeria police council

Killings: Falana calls for urgent meeting of Nigeria police council

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has called for an urgent meeting of the Nigeria police council.Falana said the meeting has become expedient as a result of the incessant killings being recorded across the country.In 2018 alone, hundreds of citizens have lost their lives following attacks by bandits, armed robbers as well as attacks and clashes between herdsmen and farmers.Falana said [...]

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    Police dismiss narrative of Khadijat’s boyfriend, insist he killed daughter of ex-Ondo deputy gov

Police dismiss narrative of Khadijat’s boyfriend, insist he killed daughter of ex-Ondo deputy gov

The police say Saidu-Shakiru Adeyemi, boyfriend of Khadijat Oluboyo, slain daughter of Lasisi Oluboyo, former deputy governor of Ondo state, lied by denying involvement in the death of his former lover.Oluboyo, a 25-year-old final year student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, was on Sunday found dead at Adeyemi's home.On Wednesday, Adeyemi said the ex-deputy governor's daughter was killed by [...]

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    Police: We’ll soon withdraw Fayose, Fayemi’s security aides

Police: We’ll soon withdraw Fayose, Fayemi’s security aides

Habilal Joshak, a deputy inspector-general of police (DIG), says the security details of Ayodele Fayose and Kayode Fayemi will be withdrawn ahead of the July 14 gubernatorial election in Ekiti state.Joshak disclosed this in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, on Wednesday while addressing journalists.He said the security details of top politicians have been asked to report at the police headquarters in [...]

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    Police arrest pastor over anti-Okorocha prophecy

Police arrest pastor over anti-Okorocha prophecy

Chukwuma Okezuo, a pastor of the Assemblies of God Church in Owerri, Imo, has been arrested by the police command for allegedly prophesying against Rochas Okorocha, governor of the state, during a church service.Andrew Enwerem, spokesman of the command, disclosed this while parading the cleric before journalists.Okezuo was reported to have alleged that Okorocha was recruiting young boys in the [...]

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    Police raid Lagos company ‘printing ballot papers for Ekiti guber poll’

Police raid Lagos company ‘printing ballot papers for Ekiti guber poll’

The Lagos state police command says it has uncovered a printing press where election materials are being printed. Imohimi Edgal, the state commissioner of police, led some detectives to the printing press located at 13A and 13B, Oguntona street, Gbagada area of the state, on Monday.The police said it learnt from intelligence information that ballot papers meant for Saturday's governorship poll [...]

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    Catholic bishops: Buhari’s government has completely ignored the call to save lives

Catholic bishops: Buhari’s government has completely ignored the call to save lives

The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign if cannot end the killings recorded in the country and keep Nigeria safe.The bishops said this on Tuesday, while reacting to recent killings in various parts of the country, particularly in Plateau state.At least 100 persons were killed in Plateau when suspected herdsmen invaded two [...]

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    Jimoh Moshood: Officers killed in Abuja shows why SARS won’t be disbanded

Jimoh Moshood: Officers killed in Abuja shows why SARS won’t be disbanded

Jimoh Moshood, spokesman of the Nigeria police force, says the killing of seven officers in Abuja has shown the need for the special anti-robbery squad (SARS)There has been a campaign to scrap SARS over alleged excesses.Speaking with reporters in Abuja on Tuesday, Moshood said efforts were in place to arrest those who killed the officers in the line of duty.He [...]

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    Police arrest councillor over Benue killings

Police arrest councillor over Benue killings

The Nigeria police force has arrested eight more suspects in connection with the recent killings in Benue state.Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, identified one of the suspects arrested as Benjamin Tivfa, a serving councillor of Fidi ward in the state.Many have been killed in Benue this year alone.In a statement issued on Tuesday, Moshood said the councillor admitted to have supplied arms [...]

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    Aggreived policeman: Superior officers hijacked our allowances

Aggreived policeman: Superior officers hijacked our allowances

One of the police officers on special duty in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, claim their superiors hijacked their allowances.The aggrieved officers, on Monday, hit the streets to protest non-payment of their allowances since January, when they were deployed to fight insurgency in the state.They barricaded Bulumkutu road in the town, shot into the air, forcing motorist and residents to flee for [...]

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    SARS brutality and the abuse of human rights in Nigeria

SARS brutality and the abuse of human rights in Nigeria

BY EKENE ODIGWEIt is a common sight to see the police stop and search individuals on transit in a broad daylight and then go on to forcefully extort money from the passengers and even collect their phones before inquiring for identification, woe to you if there’s none. In some cases when there’s some sort of identity it won’t even prevent them [...]

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    Police invite CAN officials who led protest to Plateau govt house

Police invite CAN officials who led protest to Plateau govt house

The Plateau police command has invited for questioning leaders of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) who led a protest to the government house.Markus Kanda, chairman of the youth group of CAN in the state, was among the invited officials.Kanda told TheCable on Thursday that he visited the command headquarters alongside other officials involved in the protest.He said they were [...]

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    IGP reinstates Plateau police commissioner — after 24 hours

IGP reinstates Plateau police commissioner — after 24 hours

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), has reinstated Undie Adie as the Plateau state police commissioner.Adie was removed on Tuesday while Bala Ciroma was appointed in his place.Adie's removal was sequel to the killing of over 100 people in the state by suspected herdsmen.In a statement on Wednesday, Terna Tyopev, spokesman of the Plateau police, said Ciroma has handed the [...]

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    IGP removes Plateau police commissioner after mass killing

IGP removes Plateau police commissioner after mass killing

A new police commissioner has been posted to Plateau state, two days after many were killed in the state.A statement issued Tuesday from the state police command said Bala Ciroma, the new commissioner, will be taking over from Undie Adie with immediate effect.Suspected herdsmen had attacked three local government areas in the state during the weekend.According to residents over 100 [...]

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    Killings: IGP deploys special teams, two helicopters in Plateau

Killings: IGP deploys special teams, two helicopters in Plateau

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), has deployed special teams comprising of intelligence response team (IRT), the special tactical squad (STS), five armored personnel carriers (APCs), and three police mobile force units (PMF) to Plateau state.This is in response to an attack on Gashish district of Barkin Ladi local government area of the state.Over 80 people were killed in [...]

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    The media as the final hope of wrongly accused suspects paraded by the Nigerian police

The media as the final hope of wrongly accused suspects paraded by the Nigerian police

BY DAMILOLA BANJO I grew up watching Crime Fighters, a television programme that shows people who had been arrested by the police for different alleged criminal offenses. For some of these people, what they purportedly stole were so ridiculous; Tin Tomatoes, Instant Noodles and similar food items.  Every Saturday, my brothers and I would watch as these people are being paraded and we [...]

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