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IG Promotes Sergeant To Inspector For Making Bullet-proof Vest

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Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase has promoted a policeman from the rank of sergeant to Inspector for sewing a bullet-proof vest. Commissioner of Police in the state, Mohammed Mohammed, Monday decorated Godwin Hosea of the Bauchi State Police Command at the Police Headquarters in Bauchi, yesterday, commending him for displaying ... Read More »

Masquerades Invade Ondo Church, Beat Pastors


Four masquerades have reportedly invaded a Christ Apostolic Church in Epinmi Akoko in Ondo State, flogging two pastors as worshippers fled. One of the masquerades identified as Tunde Arohunmolase was, however, arrested while others fled after flogging the pastors and the worshipers. A Police source told Vanguard that the masquerades ... Read More »

Joint For unclad Teenage Female Dancers Busted In Asaba


An Asaba-based vigilance group has discovered a joint where female teenagers dance unclad and has arrested the operator of the joint. According to a report by PUNCH, the joint located in the Delta State capital, is an enclave for bizarre s*xual activities, especially at weekends. Confirming the arrest of the ... Read More »

Bayelsa Police Repels Pirates Attack On Passenger Boat, Recovers Arms, Ammunition


The Bayelsa Police Command on Sunday said its Marine Division in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state had repelled an attack by sea pirates on a passenger boat in the area. Mr Asinim Butswat, an ASP and Spokesman of the Command, said in a statement that the attack ... Read More »

Man Commits Suicide In Ondo After Losing His Job


A 33-year-old man, Gbenga Ogundana, has been found dead by Police detectives in Akure, Ondo State capital, after he reportedly committed suicide over loss of his job. According to Vanguard, the body was discovered in his rented apartment located at Orisunmbare Street, Cultural Centre, Akure, four days after he allegedly poisoned ... Read More »

Suspected Sea Pirates Attack Boat, Abduct Three In Bayelsa

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Unidentified gunmen suspected to be sea pirates on Wednesday, attacked two passenger boats and kidnapped three persons along the Ogbia to Brass waterways in Bayelsa. Asinim Butswat, Police Spokesman for Bayelsa Command, confirmed the development on Thursday but said that details were still sketchy, “I am waiting for details”, Butswat ... Read More »

Okada Rider Arraigned For Snatching Handbag Containing N800,000 In Ondo

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A 33-year-old commercial motorcyclist, Alfred Philip, was on Thursday charged in an Okitipupa Magistrates’ Court, Ondo State, for allegedly snatching a handbag containing N800,000 cash. The Police Prosecutor, Insp. Zedekiah Orogbemi, told the court that the accused and two others now at large, conspired to commit felony and stealing, on ... Read More »

Policeman Trying To Arrest Danfo Bus Driver, Falls Off Bus, Dies Instantly


A police officer attached to Orile Division yesterday died in a motor accident opposite Fatgbems Filling Station, along Oshodi-Apapa Expressway. Reports say that the policeman died after he fell off the bus of the driver he was trying to apprehend. The driver was said to be picking up passengers along ... Read More »

Recruitment: Beware Of Online Fraudsters, Police Warns


The Police in Taraba on Wednesday said some fraudsters have started online police recruitment in the social media and have advised people not to become victims of the scam. The Police Public Relations Officer, in the State, DSP Joseph Kwaji, issued this warning in a statement released in Jalingo on ... Read More »

Police Commence Withdrawal Of Men Attached To VIPs


Force Headquarters, in conjunction with the Police Service Commission (PSC) is set to commence the implementation of President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive that the over 130,000 police personnel attached to unauthorised persons and VIPs in the country be withdrawn and deployed to confront the security challenges in the country. In view ... Read More »

Police Kill Two MASSOB Members In Onitsha


Two persons, suspected to be members of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) have been feared dead in Onitsha, Anambra State, while four others, including a policeman, were critically injured in a bloody clash between some members of the group and policemen. The incident ... Read More »

Two Masquerades In Police Net Over N57,000 Robbery


The Police in Nsukka on Saturday arrested two men in masquerade costume in Ovoko Community, Nsukka LGA, Enugu State, for allegedly beating up a passenger on a commercial motorcycle and robbing him of N57,000. The incident happened on the Nsukka/Oballo-Afor highway. A police source said policemen moved to the scene ... Read More »

Police Recruitment Yet To Start, Beware Of Fraudster! – NPF


The Police High Command, yesterday, disclosed that the recruitment of 10,000 police officers promised by President Muhammadu Buhari to enhance the fight against crime and insecurity in the country, is yet to begin. Nigerians are therefore warned to beware of fraudsters. A statement signed by Force Public Relations officer, CP ... Read More »

Corruption, Not Funding Is The Problem Of The Nigeria Police – CENTREP

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Centre for the Vulnerable and Underprivileged (CENTREP), Warri, Delta State, weekend, faulted the assertion by the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase, that lack of increase in the funding of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) was the chief impediment to effective policing nationwide. In a statement by the executive ... Read More »

FG To Recruit 10,000 Policemen


President Muhammadu Buhari says the federal government will recruit 10,000 policemen after which it will establish a properly trained and equipped federal anti-terrorism multi-agency task force that will effectively tackle the challenge of insurgency in the future. The president spoke on Monday at the National Security Summit on Community Partnership ... Read More »

Jail The Looters, Sultan Of Sokoto Urges Buhari


The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, yesterday, asked President Muhammadu Buhari to jail those found guilty of embezzlement and confiscate their property. Speaking on the President’s anti-corruption crusade at the National Security Summit 2015 organized by the Nigeria Police and The Sun Newspapers in Abuja, the Sultan said: ... Read More »

Shock As Catholic Priest Gets Murdered In Imo

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A Claretian priest of the Catholic Church has been murdered in Owerri, the Imo State capital. The priest, whose full identity is yet to be made public, was an academic staff of the Imo State Polytechnic, Umuagwo, in Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of the state. Imo State Police Public Relations ... Read More »

Police To Build 6,000 Houses Nationwide For Inspectors, Others

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The Police on Friday said it will build 6,000 houses for inspectors and other lower rank officers in its efforts to improve staff welfare. The Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of logistics and supply, Mamman Tsafe, announced this in Gusau during a visit to the Police in Zamfara ... Read More »

3 Killed In Benue Cult War


At least three persons were feared dead in Makurdi, Benue State, following last Saturday’s bloody clash among rival cult groups and members of a vigilante group in the city. According to a Vanguard source, the fight for supremacy by the cult groups started at the Welfare Quarters area of the ... Read More »

Suspected Pirates Kill 4 Soldiers, Policeman In Bayelsa

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The Bayelsa Police Command said on Saturday that four soldiers and a policeman were killed in an attack on Nembe waterways by armed gunmen, suspected to be pirates. The command’s spokesman, Asinim Butswat, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yenagoa that the Joint Task Force (JTF) base at ... Read More »