Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Tag "Police"

    Arase orders arrest of policeman ‘involved’ in Enugu killings

Arase orders arrest of policeman ‘involved’ in Enugu killings

Solomon Arase, the inspector general of police, has ordered the immediate arrest of a police officer said to be a collaborator in the attack allegedly perpetrated by herdsmen in Ukpabi, Nimbo community, Uzo-Uwani local government area of Enugu state.The police officer was simply identified as Corporal Chukwu.The IGP, who was accompanied by Chukwuka Utazi, the senator representing Enugu North, ordered that the [...]

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    Police make U-turn on Enugu killers

Police make U-turn on Enugu killers

Nwodibo Ekechukwu, the commissioner of police for Enugu state, says the killings of nine people in Nimbo community was carried out by suspected herdsmen.This appears to contradict a statement released by the state police on Wednesday saying that the killers were "mere hoodlums".“First of all, let me extend my condolence to the families, it is painful to us and we would [...]

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    Police: Enugu killings NOT by herdsmen

Police: Enugu killings NOT by herdsmen

The Enugu state police command says herdsmen are not responsible for the killing of dozens of people in the state.A statement by Ebere Amaraizu, police public relations officer for the state, blamed the attack on hoodlumps.“The attention of Enugu State Police Command has been drawn to various publications in some sections of the media regarding the incident at Nimbo Community in Uzo-Uwani Local Government [...]

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    RRS arrests bus driver for ‘stealing’ Eko bridge rails

RRS arrests bus driver for ‘stealing’ Eko bridge rails

Ademola Ibrahim, a commercial bus driver, has been arrested by the rapid response squad (RRS) of the Nigeria police force for illegally removing the rails under and above the Eko bridge.Ibrahim was arrested at about 7pm on Sunday, although his ally, simply identified as Kampo, escaped the scene.According to Habib Aruna, chief press secretary to the Lagos state governor, the suspects had [...]

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    ALERT: Robbers on rampage in Delta

ALERT: Robbers on rampage in Delta

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    ALERT: Child kidnappers ‘planning to strike’ in Bauchi

ALERT: Child kidnappers ‘planning to strike’ in Bauchi

The Bauchi state police command says intelligence reports at its disposal indicate that some undesirable elements plan to abduct underage children for recruitment for terrorist activities.Abdulrahman Ahmed, spokesman of the command, disclosed this in a statement made available to NAN in Bauchi on Wednesday.Ahmed said the group specifically planned to abduct school children going to or returning from schools."The group [...]

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    Police hunt down Kidnappers who ‘suffocated victim to death’

Police hunt down Kidnappers who ‘suffocated victim to death’

The police in Akwa- Ibom state killed two of a three-man suspected kidnap gang in a gun battle at Idu-Uruan in Uruan local government area of the state.The suspected kidnappers were said to have abducted an elderly woman, Grace Bassey (74) in her residence at Use in Adadia village in the local government.Cordelia Nwawe, the state's police public relations officer, [...]

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    Police consider psychiatric screening of officers

Police consider psychiatric screening of officers

Solomon Arase, inspector-general of police, says the force is considering conducting psychiatric test on recruits and serving officers.Arase said this at the Nigeria police force health policy revalidation meeting in Abuja on Tuesday.He said the initiative became necessary following incidents of indiscriminate use of firearms by personnel of the force.Arase said inadequate manpower had exposed officers to working for longer [...]

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    IG fires 50 ‘corrupt’ police officers

IG fires 50 ‘corrupt’ police officers

Solomon Arase, inspector general of police, says the police under his leadership have dismissed 50 officers for alleged corrupt practices and misconduct.Speaking at the end of year commissioners of police conference on Thursday in Abuja, Arase said these measures taken are part of the strategic policing plan contained in his vision to reposition the NPF.He said: “Between May and November, 2015, the anti-corruption [...]

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    Police warn Biafran group against protest

Police warn Biafran group against protest

The Nigeria Police Force has warned the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) against carrying out its planned protest in some south-eastern states.Olabisi Kolawole, the force spokeswoman, said this in a statement issued on Friday."Information available to the Nigeria police indicates plans by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to embark on ill-advised protest using dangerous weapons across some south-eastern states," [...]

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    Panic in Lagos over gas explosion

Panic in Lagos over gas explosion

There was confusion in the Oworoshonki axis of Lagos on Sunday following a gas explosion that occurred in the area.Joshua Oluwole, a resident, who witnessed the incident, told TheCable that it occurred around 2pm.He said security personnel have since cordoned the area, while all those who sustained injuries, have been taken to the hospital.Oluwole added that a toddler was among [...]

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    Policeman in Yobe kills self, two colleagues

Policeman in Yobe kills self, two colleagues

A police officer in Yobe state shot and killed two of his senior colleagues on Friday morning.Toyin Gbadegesin, the police public relations officer of the state, confirmed the incident, saying the officer might have gone insane.Gbadegesin said the suspect also shot himself but did not die immediately."A constable in Nangere went berserk this morning, grabbed a rifle and shot two [...]

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    IGP orders ‘immediate clampdown’ on MASSOB

IGP orders ‘immediate clampdown’ on MASSOB

 Solomon Arase, inspector-general of police, has ordered an immediate clamp down on the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), and persons or group of persons inciting violence and social disorder across the country.According to Olabisi Kolawole, police spokesperson, the directive became imperative owing to recent activities of members of MASSOB and the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in some [...]

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    FG to recruit 10, 000 police officers

FG to recruit 10, 000 police officers

‎With a view to checking crime and boosting police architecture, President Muhammadu Buhari says his government will employ 10, 000 police officers and expand closed-circuit television (CCTV) system across major cities in the country.Speaking at the national security summit in Abuja on Monday, Buhari also said his government was mindful of the challenges confronting the police; hence his decision to [...]

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    Police shoot one at Michael Brown’s death anniversary

Police shoot one at Michael Brown’s death anniversary

A police officer has shot a young man at the one-year anniversary protest of Michael Brown, the black teen who was shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri in the United states (US).  Brown, who was shot on August 9, 2014, by Darren Wilson, a Ferguson police officer, was said to have suffered at least seven gunshots from Wilson's [...]

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    IGP Arase bans movement in rerun zones across 5 states

IGP Arase bans movement in rerun zones across 5 states

Solomon Arase, inspector-general of police, has ordered a restriction on vehicular movements in local government areas of Abia, Delta, Imo, Kogi and Taraba states where rerun elections are scheduled to take place on Saturday, between 8am to 5pm.Arase also issued a note of warning to all officers involved in the re-run elections in the states to conduct themselves in line with [...]

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