Thursday, September 20, 2018

Tag "Police"

    APC: DSS, police supporting ex-militants’ impunity

APC: DSS, police supporting ex-militants’ impunity

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has slammed the Department of State Services (DSS) and the police for their silence on the threats of ex-militants to incite violence if President Goodluck Jonathan loses the presidential election.According to APC, the failure of the security agencies to act is an indication of their double standard and lack of fairness.“It is insightful to note [...]

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    Man arraigned over possession of 589 voters cards

Man arraigned over possession of 589 voters cards

Lukman Animashaun, a 29-year-old man, was arraigned in an Ikeja magistrates’ court in Lagos for being in possession of 589 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).Animashaun, who resides at No. 12a Itire road, Lagos, was charged with disobedience to law and a breach of public peace.Edet Okoi, the prosecutor, told the court that the accused committed the offences at Itire primary school, [...]

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    Nollywood actor, Clems Onyeka, killed by stray bullet

Nollywood actor, Clems Onyeka, killed by stray bullet

Nollywood actor Clems Onyeka was shot dead on Tuesday in Asaba, Delta state.Nollywood is the third largest procure of movies in the world after Hollywood and Bollywood, and a major contributor to the nation's economy.According to a witness, the 37-year-old was hit by a stray bullet during a crossfire between the police and some armed robbers who were operating at a bank [...]

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    6 things you do that annoy a policeman on ‘stop and search’

6 things you do that annoy a policeman on ‘stop and search’

“Police is your friend,” an officer would proudly say.“Go tell that to the marines,” is the likely reply he would get anywhere outside a police station.We are now outside a station, specifically at Maryland junction, where the men-in-black/blue/camouflage/orange are going about their 'duties'.Some are controlling traffic but our ‘specimen’ for experiment are those flagging down vehicles and asking for their particulars [...]

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    ‘I can’t find my brother’ – agonies of Jos blast victims’ relatives as death toll mounts

‘I can’t find my brother’ – agonies of Jos blast victims’ relatives as death toll mounts

Residents on Wednesday besieged hospitals in Jos to search for their relations following Tuesday's twin bomb blasts in the city.Many people thronged the hospitals to locate relations who did not return home after the incident.Plateau Commissioner of Police, Mr Chris Olakpe, confirmed 75 deaths on Wednesday, but the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) gave a figure of 118.The casualty and [...]

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    Police confirm 5 deaths in Kano blast

Police confirm 5 deaths in Kano blast

The Kano State Police Command on Monday confirmed the death of five persons in Sunday’s suspected suicide bombing in Sabon Gari area of Kano metropolis.The command said in a statement signed by its spokesman, ASP Magaji Majiya, that the blast occurred at about 10pm.It said that five persons, including the suicide bomber, were killed in the incident at Middle Road [...]

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    Police foil another bomb attack in Kano

Police foil another bomb attack in Kano

The Nigeria police said another bomb attack in Kano has been foiled.This is coming less than 24 hours after a car laden with bomb killed five persons in the city.Force PRO, Mr Frank Mba, a chief superintendent of police, said operatives tracked the would-be bomber."Kano police operatives acting on intelligence, tracked and recovered a Mitsubishi Station Wagon car, ash in [...]

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UPDATED: 5 to face trial for Nyanya bombing

Suspected members of Boko Haram who allegedly carried out the April 14, 2014 bombing of a bus garage at Nyanya, near Abuja, were paraded before journalists on Monday by the State Security Service (SSS).Over 70 persons were confirmed dead in the blast which the insurgents' leader, Abubakar Shekau, claimed responsibility for in a video message three weeks later.All the five [...]

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    Police offer N50m reward over Chibok girls

Police offer N50m reward over Chibok girls

The Nigeria Police Force has announced a N50 million reward for "anyone who volunteers credible information that will lead to the location and rescue of the female students abducted from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State".The force also urged all patriotic citizens with useful information to contact the following numbers: 09-2914649, o808 177 7309, 0805 554 7536, 0803 215 050, [...]

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    Massive security operation ahead of WEF

Massive security operation ahead of WEF

The Inspector General of Police has ordered massive security cordon of the Federal Capital Territory ahead of the World Economic Forum.Mohammed Abubakar said it was necessary to ensure a hitch-free take off of World Economic Forum in Abuja on Wednesday.He directed the "immediate deployment of men and equipment in the city centre and satellite towns for conducive, safe, and secure [...]

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    Chibok: Patience weeps, alleges sabotage

Chibok: Patience weeps, alleges sabotage

First Lady Patience Jonathan wept profusely on Sunday, alleging that the Borno State government was trying to frustrate efforts to rescue the kidnapped students.Over 200 female students were kidnapped at Government Girls College, Chibok, Borno State, by suspected Boko Haram militants on April 15 and are yet to be traced.Jonathan's wife also alleged that the Borno State governor's wife, Nana [...]

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    Nyanya dead victim’s brother screams: ‘Nigeria!’

Nyanya dead victim’s brother screams: ‘Nigeria!’

As Abuja residents reel in shock and trepidation, the families of the victims of the bomb blast moan in palpable agony.Some of the relatives of the victims who spoke with TheCable poured out their raw emotional entrails.At Asokoro District Hospital, Abuja, a trickle of families wailed uncontrollably.Uche, 25, had been going round the hospitals where the victims of the blast [...]

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    Police seek photos of missing Chibok girls

Police seek photos of missing Chibok girls

The police authorities are seeking photos of the hundreds of secondary school girls that were abducted from Chibok, Borno State, over two weeks ago.This is to aid the search effort and confirm the identities of the missing girls because school records were burned in the attack.They have called on their parents to produce the photos to help investigation, the BBC has reported.The total [...]

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    Nyanya blast: Soldiers mount more road blocks

Nyanya blast: Soldiers mount more road blocks

The official death toll from Thursday night's blast in Nyanya, near Abuja, is 12, while those injured were 19 - bringing the total to 30.But police spokesman, Fran Mba, a chief superintendent of police, said these figures were "provisional".Two more security check-points are now in operation between Marraba and Nyanya.All vehicles are now being subjected to  stop and search.Mba told [...]

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    Iraq holds first poll since US withdrawal

Iraq holds first poll since US withdrawal

There is heavy security across Iraq as the country votes in its first parliamentary elections since US troops withdrew three years ago. Polling began at 07:00 local time (04:00 GMT) and closes at 18:00. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is hoping to win a third term in office amid a growing insurgency in the west of the country. Iraq is experiencing its worst unrest [...]

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    Jang’s NGF says Taraba crisis not religious

Jang’s NGF says Taraba crisis not religious

The Governor Jonah Jang-led Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) has dismissed claims that the recent crisis in some parts of Taraba was religiously motivated.This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Osaro Onaiwu, Administrator of the NGF secretariat on Monday in Abuja.The call by the Taraba Chapter of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on the state House of Assembly to [...]

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