Sunday, January 20, 2019

Tag "Police"

    Two businessmen kidnapped in Sokoto

Two businessmen kidnapped in Sokoto

Labbo Giyawa and Murtala Dantata, two businessmen, were kidnapped in Sokoto state on Sunday.El-Mustapha Sani, spokesman of the Sokoto state police command, confirmed the kidnap of the men.He said they were abducted at Giyawa, Goronyo local government area of the state.“I can confirm the abduction of the two businessmen on Sunday night, at around 10pm.,” Sani said.“They were seized by [...]

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    Falana: Police parade poor suspects, not rich thieves

Falana: Police parade poor suspects, not rich thieves

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has advised the 20 paraded suspects in the Ile-Ife clash and members of the Peace Corps of Nigeria to sue the federal government for aggravated damages.Falana said the media parade of the suspects by the police infringed their fundamental rights, and that it also violated the principle of presumption of innocence until proved guilty.The rights [...]

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    IGP deploys special tactical force to Zaki Biam

IGP deploys special tactical force to Zaki Biam

Inspector-general of police, Ibrahim Idris, has deployed a special tactical force to restore order in Zaki Biam, Benue state.Scores of people were reportedly killed by unidentified gunmen and many were also injured on Monday.Police spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood, in a statement on Tuesday said that the special tactical force comprised police mobile force (PMF), counter-terrorism units, conventional policemen and special anti-robbery [...]

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    Police ‘recover’ body of doctor who jumped into lagoon

Police ‘recover’ body of doctor who jumped into lagoon

The body of Allwell Orji, the medical doctor who jumped into the lagoon on Sunday afternoon, has been recovered, Channels Television is reporting.The station quoted Fatai Owoseni, commissioner of police in Lagos, as saying the body was recovered by the Marine Police at the Onikan end of the lagoon.Kehinde Adebayo, spokesman of the Lagos State Management Emergency Agency (LASEMA), told [...]

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    Police arrest 13 suspected criminals in Borno

Police arrest 13 suspected criminals in Borno

The Borno police command on Wednesday said it arrested 13 suspected criminals who "terrorise" bank customers in the state.Damian Chukwu, commissioner of police, said this at a press conference at the command headquarters in Maiduguri.Chukwu said that some suspected criminals, who specialise in stealing phones and robbing commercial tricycle operators, were arrested at different locations in the state capital on [...]

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    Police arrest ‘killers’ of two Fulani herdsmen

Police arrest ‘killers’ of two Fulani herdsmen

The Kaduna state police command on Monday said three suspects who allegedly killed two Fulani herdsmen in southern Kaduna have been arrested.Agyole Abeh, commissioner of police, told journalists in Kaduna that the deceased were grazing their livestock when they were killed at Unguwan Luka in Jema’a local government area on Saturday.He said the three suspects were arrested after a tip-off [...]

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    Police begin air surveillance on Abuja-Kaduna road

Police begin air surveillance on Abuja-Kaduna road

The police have begun 24-hour air surveillance on the Abuja-Kaduna highway.Salisu Fagge, assistant inspector-general of police, zone 7, Abuja, told NAN on Saturday that the measure was part of efforts at ensuring safety of travellers on the road.“We are patrolling the entire area on air and land against any form of security threats," Fagge said.“We will continue to map out [...]

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    Terrorists have infiltrated Peace Corps, say police

Terrorists have infiltrated Peace Corps, say police

The Police say "terrorist affiliates" have infiltrated the Nigeria Peace Corps to "destroy the existing peace currently being enjoyed in the country."On Tuesday, officers of the police and the Department of State Services (DSS) raided the national headquarters of the Corps in Jabi, Abuja, and arrested Dickson Akoh, commandant-general, alongside over 40 members of organisation.Six officers were said to have [...]

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    Woman, 3 children die after attack in Ikorodu church

Woman, 3 children die after attack in Ikorodu church

A woman and her three children have died after being attacked inside an uncompleted building used as a church in the Agbowa area of Ikorodu in Lagos state.While all the children died inside the church, their mother passed on at a hospital she was rushed to.Fatai Owoseni, commissioner of police in the state, confirm this to reporters, saying the police [...]

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    Rivers rerun: Police ‘recover’ N111m from 23 INEC officials (updated)

Rivers rerun: Police ‘recover’ N111m from 23 INEC officials (updated)

The police on Tuesday disclosed that they recovered N111m from some officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) involved in the legislative rerun-election in Rivers state.Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), had set up a panel to investigate allegations of fraud and bribery in the December 10 election.But Nyesom Wike, Rivers state governor, went to court to challenge the [...]

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    Police outnumber protesters as Lagos march begins

Police outnumber protesters as Lagos march begins

At the Lagos leg of the nationwide anti-government protest, police officers deployed to maintain security are momentarily more than the protesters.TheCable's reporter at the National Stadium, Surulere, says there are over 20 police vans strategically positioned around the area.Police had begun converging at the National Stadium axis as early as 6am on Monday, the reporter observed.While there are not less [...]

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    Police arrest 17 suspects ‘involved in’ southern Kaduna killings

Police arrest 17 suspects ‘involved in’ southern Kaduna killings

Nigeria police say they have arrested 17 suspects involved in the recent killings in Kafanchan, Kaduna state.Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, made the disclosure on Thursday in Abuja when he presented the suspects before journalists.He said that 29 assorted firearms were recovered from them.He explained that the suspects were arrested after discreet and sustained investigation, adding that they would be charged [...]

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    ‘We want OPC… police have failed to protect us from robbers in Oyo town’

‘We want OPC… police have failed to protect us from robbers in Oyo town’

Some residents of Oyo town in Oyo state say they have resolved to employ the services of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) to protect them from armed robbers.In a statement issued by Hassan Adebayo, Oyo Global Forum (OGF) general secretary, on Wednesday, the socio-cultural group said the people of the town had no option but to resort to self-help since [...]

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    Odesanya, Rivers police commissioner, dies in India

Odesanya, Rivers police commissioner, dies in India

Francis Odesanya, Rivers state commissioner of police, lost his life at Sterling Hospital Ahmedabad-Gujarat, India, on Tuesday morning. Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, confirmed his demise in a statement.Idris expressed regrets over the development, disclosing that the deceased passed on at the age of 56 years.Omoni Nnamdi, spokesman of the state police command,  had earlier told TheCable that he was not [...]

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    Police, Shi’ites clash around national assembly

Police, Shi’ites clash around national assembly

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), who planned to stage a protest to the national assembly on Wednesday, clashed with police.The protesters were demanding the release of Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, their leader.In 2016, an Abuja federal high court issued an order for the release of El-Zakzaky, but he has remained in custody.However, Wednesday’s protest turned chaotic when the police [...]

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    ‘Our retirement was influenced’… 30 ex-police officers sue Buhari

‘Our retirement was influenced’… 30 ex-police officers sue Buhari

Thirty senior police officers who were retired in 2016 have challenged their retirement at the National Industrial Court, Abuja, insisting that the force was "influenced" to retire them.The officers sought the powers of the court to interpret certain parts of the constitution binding on the police service commission and its retirement processes.The officers sued President Muhammadu Buhari, attorney-general of the [...]

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