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IG To Sanction Policemen Over Unprofessional Conduct


The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Suleiman Abba says officers and men of the force who engage in unprofessional conduct will be sanctioned. The Police boss gave the warning on Wednesday in Abuja, while presenting the “Inspector-General of Police Award” to four junior officers for their exceptional performance, with one receiving ... Read More »

Police Arrest 13-Year-Old For Stabbing 6-Year-Old Boy To Death Over N500 In Bauchi


A 13-year-old boy has been arrested by the Police in Bauchi State for allegedly killing a six-year-old boy in a bid to snatch N500 from him. The police, in a statement issued on Tuesday by its spokesperson, Mohammed Haruna, said the incident occurred at Runtum Village in Nabordo District of ... Read More »

Police Defuse ‘High-Calibre Bomb’ At Kano Grains Market, Denies Arrest Of Female Suicide Bomber In Hospital


The Kano State Police Command on Thursday said it had defused “a high-calibre bomb” discovered at the Dawanau International Grains market, Kano. The Police Commissioner, Aderenle Shinaba, confirmed this while briefing journalists in Kano. Mr. Shinaba said the explosive, concealed in a bag in the market, was defused successfully by ... Read More »

Tragedy: Mother & Children Allegedly Hack Father To Death In Lagos


Policemen in Lagos have arrested a middle-aged woman, Comfort Tifase and her children, Olufumbi and Oluropo, for allegedly killing the father of the house, Moses. The suspects in the incident which happened at their Block 285, flat 6 residence, Jakande Estate, Mile 2 area of the state, are now being ... Read More »

Five Arrested For Defiling 14-Year-Old Girl In Ekiti


The Ekiti State Police Command has arrested five suspects in connection with the defilement of a 14-year-old girl at Ikole-Ekiti on November 21. The suspects are Olaoluwa Gbenga, 20; Dada Samson, 18; Saliu kazeem, 19; Olaoluwa Lekan, 20 and Aribaloye Lekan, 20. According to a statement by the State Police ... Read More »

Festive Period: Police Caution Against Use Of Fireworks, Explosives


The Nigeria Police has advised Nigerians to be very vigilant during this festive period, especially when receiving gifts from unknown persons. In a statement by the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Suleiman Abba, issued by the force spokesman, Mr Emmanuel Ojukwu on Wednesday, the warning came in order to ensure that ... Read More »

Nigerians Surrendering Illegal Arms Voluntarily – Police


The Police have said that many Nigerians who were in possession of illegal arms have surrendered voluntarily and advised those still holding such arms to follow suit. Emmanuel Ojukwu, the force spokesman, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja that it is an offence to have ... Read More »

276 Inmates Escapes As Gunmen Attack Minna Prison


Unknown gunmen Saturday attacked the Minna Medium Security Prison, breaking into the armoury and carting away arms and bullet-proof vests as they released 276 inmates. It was gathered by Thisday that three members of the gang of about 20 men, stormed the facility around 4:30pm and disarmed the Prison officials ... Read More »

Bayelsa PDP House Of Reps Primaries Marred With Violence


Violence erupted, Saturday, as youths suspected to be political thugs invaded the Bayelsa State Secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), allegedly to hijack materials for the conduct of the Federal House of Representatives primaries in the state. Policemen in a bid to stop the raid fired shots into the ... Read More »

Tambuwal To Get Police Protection Ahead Of 2015 Elections


Police might have withdrawn the security details of Speaker House of Representatives Aminu Tambuwal, but he is to get them restored by virtue of his added status as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Sokoto State. The provision of Police security for Tambuwal, according to Vanguard sources, ... Read More »

Security Operatives Avert Bomb Blast In Jos


Members of the Police Anti-Bomb Squad and the Special Task Force (STF) on Thursday defused an Improvised Explosive Device (IED). The IED was discovered near Tin City school of Electronics and Fatima Primary school under a culvert around Laranto market in Jos north local government area of the state, according ... Read More »

Nigerian Military Engages Boko Haram In Damaturu


Suspected Boko Haram insurgents on Monday attacked Damaturu, Yobe State capital, with many residents in the Gujba Road area of the city said to have been woken up by the sound of gunshots and explosions. “I was woken by huge blasts and the sound of heavy gunfire around the Mobile ... Read More »

11 Feared Killed As Gunmen Storm Rivers Town


At least 11 persons were feared dead in Omoku, Ogba Egbema Ndoni local government area of Rivers State, as gunmen stormed the town on Friday and shot sporadically. The shooting was said to have continued yesterday afternoon. They had dispersed when men of the Joint Task Force, JTF, engaged them ... Read More »

TMG Condemns NASS Invasion, Questions Abba’s Credibility


The dust raised by last Thursday’s invasion of the National Assembly by the police and other security agencies is yet to settle with a civil society organization, Transition Monitoring Group, TMG, condemning the action. The Chairman TMG, Zikirullahi Ibrahim, on Thursday, at a World press conference titled “State of the ... Read More »

Kano Blast: 92 Killed As Suicide Bombers Blow Hit Kano Mosque

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More than 92 people have been confirmed dead in Friday’s bombing at the Grand Mosque in Kano, AFP reports. National police spokesman Emmanuel Ojukwu told AFP that two bombers blew themselves up in quick succession, before the gunmen opened fire on those who were trying to escape. About 126 people ... Read More »

Police Anti-Bomb Squad Detonates IEDs Planted Near Market, Mosque In Borno


Plans by Boko Haram insurgents to unleash mayhem in Borno State was averted on Friday morning when the Police Anti-Bomb Squad demobilized Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs, planted near the Gamboru market. It was learnt that the two IEDs were planted near the market and a Juma’at mosque, both places usually ... Read More »

Police Deny Prosecuting Nyanya Bombing Suspect


The Nigeria Police High Command has described recent media reports that it mishandled the prosecution of Nyanya bombing suspect, Aminu Ogwuche. A Federal High Court in Abuja had earlier in the week struck out the case against the suspect for lack of diligent prosecution by the police. The police however ... Read More »

Insecurity: Police To Conduct Mock Security Exercise In Abuja Thursday


The police authorities on Wednesday announced that it would be conducting a mock security exercise in Abuja on Thursday. A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Emmanuel Ojukwu said: “This is to inform members of the public that the Nigeria Police Force, in conjunction with other security agencies will ... Read More »

No Deaths In Calabar PDP Secretariat Explosion – Police


The Cross River Police command has confirmed that an explosion occurred in the early hours of Monday at the State Secretariat of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, in Cross River. This was confirmed in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Hogan Bassey, and made available to the ... Read More »

Breaking News: 30 Feared Killed As Female Suicide Bombers Hit Maiduguri Market


About 30 persons have been reported killed in a twin market blast in Maiduguri on Tuesday, as two female suicide bombers blew themselves up in the crowded market. The market bomb was detonated by a female suicide bomber at the northern flank of the market, while the one on Baban ... Read More »