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Scores Injured As Herdsmen Attack Abia Community


The Police in Abia on Monday confirmed that suspected herdsmen armed with firearms attacked a community in the state and left scores of the indigenes critically wounded. The police spokesman, ACP Ogbonnaya Nta, who confirmed the incident to newsmen, said that the command had commenced investigation. The News Agency of …

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Police Rescue 10-Year-Old Girl Locked By Father In Oyo For Days Without Food


A 10-year-old girl, who was allegedly imprisoned by her father, has been rescued by the Oyo State Police Command. The spokesman for the Oyo Police Command, Adekunle Ajisebutu, told journalists that the girl was rescued on Saturday after being locked up in a room for three days without food by …

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Father ‘Nails’ Two Children On The Cross For Alleged Witchcraft In Calabar


A 40-year-old man identified as John Friday Akpan has been detained by the police in Cross River State for “crucifying” his two children on allegations of witchcraft. Mr. Akpan, who hails from Akwa Ibom State, had reportedly heeded the advice of a herbalist, one “Dr.” Okokon to tag his children …

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Ondo: Police Sues For Calm As Violent Protests Rock Akure


Following the outbreak of violent protests in Akure and some other parts of Ondo State by aggrieved Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members, the State Police Command has assured residents of the state of their safety. The aggrieved PDP faithful had in early hours of Friday, taken to the streets in …

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Nigerian Police Allegedly Kill 4 During Procession In Katsina


Four persons were reportedly killed by men of the Nigerian Police on Wednesday during a peaceful religious procession in Katsina state. According to reports, they were in a peaceful procession to commemorate the Ashura mourning holiday in Funtua when the police opened fire on them killing four. It is unsure …

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Explosion In Maiduguri Leaves Several Injured


Scores of people have confirmed a bomb explosion in the Borno state capital. The blast occurred at Muna Garage, Maiduguri in the early hours of Wednesday morning blowing up a convoy as well as other cars.   Unofficial sources have said that 18 were killed in the explosion but the …

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Soldiers Surround Shi’ite Gathering In Kaduna

soldiers surround Shiite gathering in Kaduna

Following the Kaduna State Government ban on activities of Shiites in the state, soldiers have been reported to have surrounded a gathering of Shiite Muslims in the state with worshippers trapped inside. Today marks an important holiday for Shiites, Ashura, which marks the death of Imam Hussein, a grandson of the Muslim …

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Police In Kano, Katsina Ban “Illegal” Religious Processions


The Katsina State Police Command on Monday announced a ban of all forms of processions, rallies and unlawful assemblies by “religious groups or any group of people” in the state. The announcement was contained in a statement signed by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Salisu Agaisa, and made available to …

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Why The Senate Suspended Police Recruitment Exercise


The Nigerian Senate has called for the suspension of the Police recruitment exercise that ought to see 10,000 personnel joining the Nigerian Police force. The senate is citing irregularities as the major reason for suspending the exercise claiming that the initial criteria for requirement had been abandoned by the Police …

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“The Devil Pushed Me”, Says Septuagenarian Arrested For Defiling Two Girls In Delta


A septuagenarian, Godwin Agbada, has blamed the devil for his alleged carnal knowledge of two girls aged 12 and 14 in his workshop. The suspect, who was paraded at the Delta State Police Command headquarters in Asaba yesterday, confessed to the crime but denied having carnal knowledge of another victim, …

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Guard invites robbers to steal boss’ N6m car


The police in Lagos State have arrested a security guard, Bala Usman, for allegedly inviting robbers to break into his boss’ apartment and steal a Honda Sports Utility Vehicle, valued at N6m. PUNCH Metro learned that Usman was arrested on Friday by policemen attached to the Isolo division on Ire …

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Stolen phone exposes six-man gang


The Zone 2 Police Command, Onikan, Lagos State, has arrested a six-man robbery gang which allegedly attacked residents of about 15 communities in Lagos and Ogun states. Our correspondent gathered that the suspects were apprehended by the Zonal Intervention Squad on Sunday after one of them was trailed through a …

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Cemetery Worker Found With Human Skulls In Ogun


A cemetery worker in Ogun State, Oluwatosin Akorede, has been arrested by the Police with two human skulls. He was arrested at the Isale Oko area of Sagamu on Sunday at about 7.00pm by vigilant policemen on patrol. A statement issued yesterday by the Ogun Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola …

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Police IG Commends Performance Of Security Agencies On Edo Guber Polls

police-polling unit

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has hailed the conduct of the police and other security agencies over the just concluded governorship election in Edo State. A statement issued on Friday by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Don Awunah, expressed the satisfaction of the Inspector General and the …

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Members Of The APC Arrested By The Police In Delta


The Delta State Police Command on Tuesday arrested some members of the All Progressive Congress, APC, in Asaba, Delta State, following a violent clash that ensued between two factions of the party at their secretariat. The party had in recent times been engulfed in leadership conflict with a faction loyal to …

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Police Arrest Domestic Staff For Stealing N91m From Ex-First Lady, Turai Yaradua


A domestic staff to former First Lady, Hajiya Turai Yar’Adua, has been arrested by the Police in Katsina State for allegedly stealing N91million from her. The domestic staff, whose identity was revealed as Yusuf Sarkin Gida, had been serving the Yar’Adua family for over 40 years, the police said. The …

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Onazi Thanks Police For Arresting Robbers Who Attacked His Jos Home

Ogenyi Onazi

  Super Eagles midfielder Ogenyi Onazi has expressed his gratitude to the police for apprehending the robbers who raided his country home in Jos, Plateau state. The 23-year-old use Twitter as a medium to thank the police. The Trabzonspor player wrote: ”The 5 armed robbers that robbed my family home …

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IGP’s Sallah Message to Nigerians

IGP-Ibrahim Idris

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim K. Idris NPM mni, on behalf of the Officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force heartily felicitates with Muslims faithful in Nigeria on the occasion of the 2016 Eid-El-Kabir celebration. In order to ensure adequate security and guarantee utmost protection of life and …

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Late Abubakar Audu’s Eldest Son, Mohammed, Arraigned For Armed Robbery


The Kogi State Police Command on Thursday arraigned Mohammed Audu, eldest son of a former governor of the state, late Prince Abubakar Audu, for alleged robbery and attempted culpable homicide. The younger Audu, who was arrested on Wednesday night when he honoured the invitation of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) …

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Edo Polls: Call Security Agencies To Order, PDP Tells Buhari


The National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described as shocking, bizarre and confusing, purported advice by the Department of State Service (DSS) and the police to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to postpone the Edo State governorship election this Saturday. The spokesman of the caretaker …

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