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    Police officer ‘who rejected N6m bribe’ named 2019 Integrity Icon

Police officer ‘who rejected N6m bribe’ named 2019 Integrity Icon

Francis Erhabor, the divisional police officer of Itam, Akwa Ibom state police command, has received the 2019 Integrity Icon award for rejecting a N6 million bribe to compromise the security system while he was a pipeline commander in Edo. The Integrity Icon summit & award is organised by Accountability Lab in partnership with Luminate, MacArthur and Ford Foundation "to name and fame [...]

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    Report: Corruption dropped nationwide in 2019

Report: Corruption dropped nationwide in 2019

A report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) says there was a drop in the prevalence of corruption nationwide in 2019. It also said police and public utility officers account for more than half of the bribes received in the country in the year. The report entitled, 'Corruption in Nigeria: Patterns [...]

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    2 police officers die in accident involving Matawalle’s convoy

2 police officers die in accident involving Matawalle’s convoy

An accident involving the convoy of Bello Matawalle, governor of Zamfara state, has claimed the lives of two police officers attached to him. Yusuf Idris, the director-general of press affairs, confirmed the incident in a statement on Thursday. Idris said the accident occurred along Funtua/Gusau road around 6pm. He said Aminu Usman, a police inspector, and Nura Mohammed, a sergeant, lost their lives instantly [...]

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    How six police officers were shot dead in 24 hours

How six police officers were shot dead in 24 hours

In the last 24 hours, six police officers have been killed in different attacks in Rivers and Bayelsa states. On Monday, two police officers said to be escorting a vehicle conveying money, were shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital. The police officers were reportedly attacked at a checkpoint around Ojoto area of the state capital. The gunmen reportedly [...]

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    ‘Bandits set Kaduna police station on fire’, kill two officers

‘Bandits set Kaduna police station on fire’, kill two officers

Suspected bandits have burnt down a police station at Kakangi village, Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state, killing two policemen. TheCable learnt that the gunmen arrived the community on motorbikes around 5:00am and began shooting sporadically. A resident of the community, who did not want to be named said the suspected bandits, who were armed with AK-47, killed two other [...]

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    IGP sets up panel to probe killing of policemen in Abuja

IGP sets up panel to probe killing of policemen in Abuja

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, has set up an eight-man team to probe the killing of seven police officers in the federal capital territory (FCT). Gunmen attacked the policemen while on stop-and-search duty in Galadimawa area of Abuja, on Monday night. Jimoh Moshood, spokesman of the Nigeria police force, said the team comprises specialised crack investigation detectives, police scene of crime experts [...]

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    Gunshots as police officers protest in Maiduguri

Gunshots as police officers protest in Maiduguri

Police officers on special duty in Borno state are currently protesting in Maiduguri, the state capital. The officers, deployed to help fight insurgency in the state, took over some streets on Monday morning, in protest of the non-payment of their allowances. TheCable learnt they are owed six months of allowances. The officers, who barricaded a major highway in the city, shot into the [...]

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    Residents flee Adamawa town as gunmen kill four policemen

Residents flee Adamawa town as gunmen kill four policemen

The Adamawa police command has confirmed the death of four of its men in a clash with gunmen in Numan local government area of the state. Othman Abubakar, the command spokesman, who confirmed the incident to NAN on Friday, said the four policemen from Numan divisional headquarters were on patrol when the incident occurred. Abubakar said the identities of the gunmen were [...]

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    Who will remind our police officers that they’re on salaries?

Who will remind our police officers that they’re on salaries?

BY ABIODUN SHOMOYE Known for tactical disappearance when mostly needed and vehement aggression when extorting drivers, nothing defines misplacement of priority better than men of Nigeria’s Police Force (NPF). Their expected responsibility is not too difficult to comprehend; protect law and order, but Nigeria police officers have for years proven they are not ready to get that alone wedged in their [...]

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