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Kidnappers Demanded AK-47, General Purpose Machine Guns As Ransom – Police

Kidnap suspects

Two suspected kidnappers have confessed that they demanded one AK-47 and 12 general purpose machine guns as ransom for the release of their victim, Mrs. Chinyere Olumma, the Rivers State Police Command said on Tuesday. Mrs. Olumma was rescued on Friday, May 22. The suspects, according to the Rivers Police ... Read More »

Police Arrest Six Suspects In Stabbing Of School Pupils In Kano


Men of the Kano State Police Command have arrested six suspects in connection with the stabbing of two pupils of Fagge Special Primary school in the capital on Wednesday. The Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Magaji Majiya made this known in Kano on Monday while briefing newsmen on the State ... Read More »

Inauguration: 7,000 Policemen Deploy in Niger – CP


The Niger State Police Command on Sunday said that it has deployed 7,000 personnel in Minna to ensure a hitch-free inauguration of the state Governor-elect, Sani Bello, on May 29. This is contained in a statement in Minna by Olusola Amore, the Commissioner of Police. “We have deployed no fewer ... Read More »

Robbery Suspect Arrested On Wedding Day


Oyo State Police Command has arrested a suspected member of a robbery gang at a marriage registry in Ibadan, the state capital. The suspect, Olumide Asiyanbi, is allegedly a member of a six-man-robbery gang who had terrorised residents of Challenge area of Ibadan, the state capital, Police said. According to ... Read More »

Govt Officials Beat Four Priests To Stupor In Enugu


At least six persons, including four Anglican priests, were on Friday beaten to stupor by some members a task-force working with the Enugu State Housing Corporation, reports have said. The victims were Reverends Collins Odoabuchi, Mbaka Peter, Eugene, and Maxwell Onyia. Other members of the church affected were Ekpecha Okechukwu ... Read More »

Unknown Arsonists Attack Ekiti Market As Fayose Relocates Hausa Community

Fayose inspects the burnt market

source: Vanguard

The crisis in Ekiti State continued on Friday as the popular Oja’ba Market in the heart of the capital, Ado-Ekiti was set ablaze. This came just days after a scuffle between some commercial drivers and some traders of northern extraction which led the state government to declare a dusk-to-dawn curfew. ... Read More »

LG Polls: Rivers PDP Slams ‘Overzealous’ Police For Imposing Curfew


The Rivers State Chapter of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said the Nigeria Police acted overzealously by imposing a curfew in the State on account of what it termed illegal Local Government Election that the All Progressives Congress (APC) government in Rivers State has scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday. The Chairman ... Read More »

Anambra Govt Blames Anti-Democratic Forces For Human Flesh Restaurant Rumour


The Anambra State Government on Thursday described the story of a purported restaurant in the state, which serves human flesh as meat to unsuspected customers, as the handiwork of anti-democratic elements. The State Commissioner for Information, Youth and Culture, Dr. Mary Nwogu, in a statement, made available to journalists in ... Read More »

Fayose Imposes Dusk-to-dawn Curfew Following Attack On Hausa Community

Ayo Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose has imposed dusk-to-dawn curfew on Ado Ekiti, the capital city following an attack on the Hausa community in the city, allegedly on the instruction of the People’s Democratic Party in the state. Fayose gave the order while addressing the Hausa Community at Atikankan area of ... Read More »

Ekiti Gets New Police Commissioner To Tackle Kidnapping


The new Police Commissioner for Ekiti State, Etop John James, on Tuesday pledged to restore peace in the state, as kidnappings among other crisis continue in the state. James was named the new commissioner of police in the state barely 48 hours after Gov. Ayo Fayose complained to the Inspector ... Read More »

11 Suspected Cultists Arrested In Edo Moved To Force Headquarters


The Police have transferred 11 suspected cult group leaders arrested in Edo to Abuja to face prosecution. The Force Public Relations Officer, Emmanuel Ojukwu, who presented the suspects to newsmen in Abuja on Monday, added that 109 suspects had been arrested so far in connection with cult-related crimes. Mr. Ojukwu ... Read More »

Arase Launches 259 Patrol Vehicles, Complaints Website

Solomon Arase

The police on Monday put 259 specially designated “Safer Highway Patrol Vehicles” to work nationwide. They are to replace the road blocks abrogated by the new Inspector General of Police Solomon Arase. Arase launched the 259 patrol vehicles at the Force headquarters. He said they have been customised to specific ... Read More »

Amaechi Calls For Probe Of Army, Police Over Rivers Election


Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi has called for the probe of the Nigerian Army and the Police over their roles in the last general elections. Speaking, yesterday, at a thanksgiving service by the Greater Together Organization of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Port Harcourt, Amaechi alleged that the Police ... Read More »

Reports Of Human Flesh Restaurant In Anambra False, Embarrassing – Police


The report circulating that a restaurant in Awka, the Anambra State capital, which was serving cooked human flesh to unsuspecting members of the public as part of its menu has been described as not only false, but embarrassing by the state Police Command. According to the British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC, ... Read More »

Fulani Herdsmen Kill 8 In Benue


Suspected Fulani herdsmen on Friday attacked a Benue community in Shengev district of Gwer West Local Government Area (LGA) killing eight persons and displacing hundred others. Tse-Agbulu, Tse-Atakpa and Tse-Abichi, among others were besieged by the marauders with sporadic gunshots while many were wounded and dispossessed of their belongings. A ... Read More »

Rivers Police Rescues Kidnap Victim, Kills Two Suspected Kidnappers In Gun Battle


The Rivers State Police Command yesterday said it engaged two suspected cultists in a gun duel during which two suspected kidnappers lost their lives. A statement by the state Police command confirmed the development, saying: “Rivers State Police Command wishes to inform the general public that today 13/05/2015 at 12:30 ... Read More »

The Real Reason Abba Was Sacked – Mike Okiro

IGP Suleiman Abba

The Police Service Commission has revealed why the former Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba was removed from office. According to the PSC, Abba had to be sacked due to increasing cases of indiscipline in the rank and file of the force. “I’m not part of the Presidency that removed ... Read More »

Solomon Arase Confirmed As IGP

Solomon Arase

Solomon Arase has been confirmed as the Inspector General of Police by the Nigeria police council. Arase was appointed as the acting IGP following the sack of former IGP Sulaiman Abba last month. Speaking with state House Correspondents after meeting with President Jonathan, Abba promised that no Nigerian would suffer ... Read More »

The Nigeria Police Force Is Understaffed – Arase

Nigeria Police

The Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) Solomon Arase has called on the Police Service Commission (PSC) to recruit more men into the Nigeria Police, stating that the Force is under-staffed. Arase, who made this call Monday during his visit to the Chairman of the commission in Abuja, lamented that ... Read More »

Student Arraigned For Stealing Boyfriend’s Phones In Lagos


The Police on Monday arraigned a student, Juliet Mathew, 22, in an Oshodi Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, for allegedly stealing three phones, belonging to her boyfriend, valued at N90,000. Mathew, who resides at No. 22, Pipeline St., Iyana-Odo in Igando, near Lagos, is being tried for stealing. The Prosecutor, Cpl. ... Read More »