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5 Killed In Ughelli Cult Clash


At least five persons suspected to be members of two rival cult groups have been killed in a renewed clash, which started on Sunday at Ughelli, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State. According to a senior member of Ughelli Vigilant, nicknamed Bakassi, who spoke to Vanguard, the killings ... Read More »

Police Commends Kaduna Residents For Peaceful Conduct During Elections


The Kaduna State Police Command has commended the people of the state for their exemplary conduct during the just concluded general elections. The command’s spokesman, Zubairu Abubakar, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, said there were no major security breaches throughout the period of the elections. He told the News Agency ... Read More »

Amaechi Accuses Police Of Colluding With Those Arrested For Electoral Offences


Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi has alleged that the police in the state were planning to doctor the statements of persons arrested in Tai Local Government Area of the state during Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly elections. “Information just reaching us indicates that the Police in Rivers State want ... Read More »

Tinubu Commends INEC, Condemns Reported Violence In S/South


The National Leader of All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Saturday decried the little or no police presence in areas which the Peoples Democratic Party is considered to be strong in Lagos State. He made the observation while addressing journalists at Sunday Adigun Street, Alausa, where he casted ... Read More »

Adamawa Govt Distance Self From Police Imposed Curfew


Governor Bala Ngilari of Adamawa State has distanced himself from the dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed on the state by the Commissioner of Police, Gabriel Adaji. Mr. Adaji had while briefing newsmen on the preparation of the state police command for the governorship and state assembly elections currently ongoing, said the curfew ... Read More »

APC Kicks As Police Imposes Curfew On Adamawa


Adamawa State Police Command has imposed a dusk to dawn curfew on the State as from Sunday, 12 of April 2015. The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Gabriel Adaji, made the announcement while briefing newsmen in his office on Friday ahead of today’s Governorship and state Assembly elections. He said ... Read More »

Amosu Orders Investigation Of Air Force Helicopter Crash

Chief of Air Staff-Air Marshal Adesola Amosu

Chief of Air staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu has ordered an investigation into an accident that occurred at the Murtala Mohammed International airport in Lagos when an airforce Super Puma helicopter on landing, caused damages to some ground equipment at the runway. “A Super Puma Helicopter belonging to the Nigerian ... Read More »

Police Cautions Against Wild Celebration In Kano


The Kano State Police Command has warned the public, particularly youths in the state, against wild celebration of victory during the forthcoming gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Ibrahim Idris, gave the warning while briefing newsmen after his meeting with stakeholders in Kano ... Read More »

31-Year-Old Man Arrested With 813 PVCs In Ebonyi


The Special Election Team of Zone 6 Command, Calabar of the Nigeria Police has arrested a man with 813 permanent voters’ card at Izzi, Ebonyi State. The suspect, identified as Madueke Sunday, 31, He reportedly concealed the PVCs in a ‘Ghana must go’ bag. Commenting on the arrest, head of ... Read More »

Police Deploy Special Forces To Rivers Ahead Of Governorship Polls


The Police have deployed special forces to Rivers State ahead of Saturday’s governorship and state House of Assembly elections in the state. According to a statement issued by the Force Spokesman, Emmanuel Ojukwu, on Thursday in Abuja, 32 Units of Police Mobile Force (PMF), four Units of Counter terrorism Units ... Read More »

Police Warns Disgruntled Politicians In Bauchi Against Disrupting Gov, Assembly Polls


The Bauchi State Police Command has warned politicians in the state to desist from their alleged plan to disrupt this Saturday’s governorship and state Assembly elections or face the full wrath of the law. The state Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed, who made this known while addressing a press ... Read More »

Fayose Petitions Police, NHRC Over Murder Of Anti-impeachment Protester


Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose has petitioned the Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba and the Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Prof. Bem Angwe, over the killing of Modupe Temitope Olaiya in Efon-Alaaye on Wednesday. Olaiya was allegedly shot dead by a yet to be identified ... Read More »

IGP Suleiman Abba Says Acts Of Impunity Will Not Be Tolerated In Saturday’s Polls

IGP Suleiman Abba

The Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, has re-affirmed the commitment of the Police to ensure that the elections across the country are hitch-free. He gave this assurance following intelligence reports that some politicians have recruited thugs with a bid to disrupt Saturday’s governorship elections. Abba therefore warned that “stern measures ... Read More »

Irate Mob Beats Notorious Armed Robber To Death In Enugu

Nigerian-Police (1)

An angry mob in Enugu State have beaten a notorious armed robber identified as Emeka Odo to death, this is according to a press statement issued by the State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, Ebere Amaraizu, and made available to newsmen. It was learnt that the late robber had been ... Read More »

Police Can’t Prosecute Oba Akiolu Because He Has Denied Threatening Igbos In Lagos – IGP

IGP Suleiman Abba

The Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, yesterday, said he would not initiate moves to prosecute Oba Akiolu of Lagos over alleged threat to Igbos in Lagos State, because the monarch has denied the allegations. Speaking after a meeting with DIGs, AIGs and Command CPs on arrangements for the elections, ... Read More »

IGP Beef Up Security In Rivers, Other Volatile States Ahead Of Governorship Polls


The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Suleiman Abba says he is deploying more police personnel to Rivers State and other volatile states ahead of the April 11 governorship election. Speaking, Tuesday, during the IGP conference with the commands’ Commissioners of Police, Abba said that so far, three suspects have been ... Read More »

Threat Of Violence: Kogi Politicians Under Watch – Police


Kogi Police Command said on Monday that it had placed certain categories of politicians in the state under surveillance, as part of efforts to ensure peaceful conduct of April 11 elections. The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Shola Adebayo who announced this to newsmen in Lokoja, said that the ... Read More »

Rivers Killings: Police Begin Manhunt for Gunmen

Nigerian-Police (1)

The Rivers State Police Command said on Saturday that it has commenced search for gunmen who killed six persons and burnt the house of a politician in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area. The Public Relations Officer of the command, Ahmed Muhammad, said this in Port Harcourt during an interview with the ... Read More »

How Kano REC, Wife And Two Daughters Died In Fire Accident – Police • Rules Out Foul Play

Munkaila Abdullahi

The Kano State Police Command has shed more light on how the State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Munka’ila Abdullahi, his wife and two children were killed in what has been termed a mystery fire incident on Friday morning. Abdullahi died along with his family members following an outbreak of fire at ... Read More »

Election: Woman stabs husband to death over Buhari, Jonathan argument


We have reported about a man who is likely to leave his wife for voting Goodluck Jonathan in the presidential election but we never saw a murder coming out of this election. Lagos State Police Command has arrested a 26-year-old pregnant woman for allegedly stabbing her husband to death during ... Read More »