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Nigeria Police Force To Deploy Officers To North-East

The Nigeria Police Force on Thursday said the deployment of policemen to liberated communities in the North-East to restore civil authority was on course.   The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), acting Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP Olabisi Kolawole, disclosed this in an interview in Abuja.   Kolawole said that all equipment and personnel needed for the smooth operation in the communities were on ground in the affected communities. "All equipment have been deployed to the liberated communities, the men are on ground there, we are only waiting for the commissioning, ``she...
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Police Seal Off Kogi Assembly

Armed policemen yesterday sealed off the Kogi State House of Assembly complex. Inspector-General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase had stated that he needed the advice of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice before enforcing the resolution of the National Assembly.   The Senate had on March 17, 2016 agreed with the resolutions of the House of Representatives on the lingering crisis in the Kogi State House of Assembly. Lawmakers belonging to factional Speaker Imam Umar, who had planned to conduct budget defense at the assembly, were prevented from entering the...
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Boko Haram: Police Begins Movement Of Logistics, Personnel To North East

The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase said that the Force will be launching the logistics and personnel for war against terrorism today. The IGP, who disclosed this at the second round table on security stabilisation in the North East in Abuja, said the movement of personnel and logistics begins today. According to him, “Following the outcome of the last roundtable, the Nigerian Police have heightened its deployment process. “In furtherance to this, massive human and material assets have been mobilised while the engagements of strategic stakeholders, particularly the military and local...
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Police To Investigate Alleged Abduction Of Another Underage Girl

The Inspector General Of Police, Mr Solomon Arase, has directed the Sokoto State Police Command to immediately commence investigation into another case of abduction of a teenage girl who was last seen by her family members on August 12, 2015. Mr Arase was in Makurdi, the Benue State capital for a peace meeting between Agatu farmers and Fulani herdsmen, following outbreak of hostilities where hundreds of lives were lost and properties worth millions destroyed. He seized the opportunity of his chat with journalists after the meeting to comment on the alleged abduction and there he gave the directive. Mr...
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Police intercepts Indian Hemp And Hard Drugs In Kaduna State, Arrests 150 Suspects

The Kaduna State Police Command has intercepted 33 bags of Indian hemp and 34 baskets of hard drugs from various suspects in Kaduna town. The Commissioner of Police, Umar Shehu, who displayed the drugs before newsmen, said the police arrested over 150 suspects who were presently being prosecuted in courts.The Commissioner added that the Police also recovered 10 bags of Indian hemp in ‘Bacco Bags’, 10 cartoons of hard drugs and 17 jerrycans of liquid toxicant acid. Shehu, who thanked Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai for steering the campaign against illicit drugs said: "As you can see, we...
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Policeman Killed While Clearing Traffic For Kenyan President

A police officer died on Sunday night after he was hit by a speeding motorist on Mombasa Road as he controlled traffic to pave the way for President Uhuru Kenyatta’s motorcade. According to www.nation.co.ke, the officer, identified as Corporal Levi Njonjo, was in company with Embakasi OCPD Apollo Onyonyi, OCS Victor Nyongesa and three other officers near a diversion to the airport a few minutes before midnight when he was hit by the car. His colleagues escaped unhurt when they saw the car approaching. One of the officers, Mr Onyonyi, said, “We were clearing traffic awaiting the...
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Photo: Four-Year-Old Zainab Is Missing

Abba Hikima from Kano State has declared his niece missing. 4-year-old Zainab has been missing for two days. Anyone with useful information should please contact the numbers below. He shared the post yesterday: "SLM, my niece Zainab, 4 years old is missing for about 30hrs now. We solicit for your prayers. Do join us on the lookout pls. ma'assalam. 08065501189, 08065577004, 08035678024, 08055528288" Abba Hikima/Facebook
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Police Nabs Pastor Over Charm Buried In Church Premises

The police in Benin arrested one Apostle Ikenna Okafor on Sunday for allegedly burying charm in his church premises in Benin.   The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the identity of what the suspect buried was unknown even though residents around the church located along Esigie St. in Benin alleged it was a live animal.   The police took away the suspect to avoid being lynched by angry residents who stormed the church.   An eyewitness, Mr Chinedu Nnamdi, said his father woke him up around 2 a.m. on Saturday night to watch what the Pastor was...
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Police Mock Manchester United’s Poor Form With Very Funny Twitter Post

Greater Manchester Police have made fun of Manchester United's poor form after the club lost to Bournemouth in the premier league on Saturday. It was the club’s second loss in successive matches after being dumped out of the Champions League at Vfl Wolfsburg last week. Mocking the team's defence, the pic tweeted showed rows of people with their heads buried in sand and the football club’s crest superimposed onto their bodies. They posted on Twitter “The Man Utd defensive squad has gone missing. We’ve located them on Bournemouth beach.” The tweet has since been deleted
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Estate Manager Converts Dead Man’s N33.7m & Various Properties To His In Lagos

A trustee to the estate of the late Mr. Abiodun Toma Ikomi, Adebayo Shogeyinbo has been arraigned before a Lagos Magistrates’ court for allegedly converting the monies and properties of the deceased, comprising about N33.7m, five cars, 97 shops, buildings and parcels of land to his personal use. The accused was arrested by the operatives of the Police Special Fraud Unit, (PSFU), Milverton Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, western Nigeria. And after investigation by SP Kalayalo and his team, the accused, a resident of Igbosere Road, Lagos Island, was arraigned before an Igbosere magistrates’ court on a three-count...
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Police Clamp Down 15-man Syndicate Over Dollar Counterfeiting

Officers of the Nigeria Police Force that constitute the Lagos State Government crime combat team known as Rapid Response Squad (RRS) yesterday arrested five members of a 15-man syndicate which specialised in dollar counterfeiting and defrauding of members of the public. Our correspondent learnt that the suspects identified as, Ade Oladele (32), Friday Philip (33), Israel Ibeh (35), Oyewole Thompson (30) and Onyegbuchi Godwin (31) were arrested in Oko Baba Sule and Wilma Bridge around Olodi – Apapa. The syndicate, led by their gang leader, simply identified as Toronto, were alleged to have defrauded one...
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Kogi: Police Uncover Plan To Dress Thugs In Police Uniform

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase, said police were aware of plans by some politicians in Kogi to clothe thugs in police uniform during the governorship election in Kogi on Saturday. Arase, who made the disclosure on Tuesday in Lokoja, at a stakeholders’ forum, said that the intention of the perpetrators was to disrupt the election and cause mayhem. He described the action of those behind the act as “wrong and wasteful investment “. According to him, measures have been taken to properly identify 12, 000 policemen that will be on duty during the election. “We intend to dominate...
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Police Urge Lagos Residents Not To Report Crime First On Social Media

The Lagos State Police Command on Monday urged residents of the state not to report traffic robbery and other crimes first on social media but to the nearest police station. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Joseph Offor, who made the appeal on Monday, said the reports would help the police in strategising on how to combat crimes and forestall occurrence. The Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni, had lamented that Nigerians were fund of reporting crimes first on the social media. He noted that reporting first to the nearest police station would help the police to prevent further...
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Gunmen In Bayelsa Kidnap Pastor, Demands N300m As Ransom, N200k As Money For Phone Calls

A pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, New Anointing Chapel in Yenagoa, Bayelsa, Mark Christmas, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen in his hometown. The pastor’s wife, Evelyn Christmas, said her husband was kidnapped with two other persons on October 18. She said the incident happened in their hometown, Biseingbene, Ekeremor Local Government Area, Bayelsa. Mrs. Christmas said her husband was invited to the community for a meeting by unknown persons on the fateful day. “When he got to the community, he found out that the invitation was not only false but a devilish plan to kidnap him,”...
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Police Nabs Suspect Over Kidnap Of The Sun DMD’s Wife

Police operatives have arrested one of the suspected members of the kidnap gang that abducted Toyin, wife of the Deputy Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief of The Sun Newspapers, Mr. Steve Nwosu, at his Okota residence in Lagos. The suspect, Odo Sylvester, an Economics Student of the Kogi State University, is presently in the cell of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Lagos State Police Command. Sylvester, who spoke with Daily Sun said: “Actually, I made a serious mistake by indulging in a stupid behaviour. I am a lover of The Sun Newspapers because I like the style of the paper. One of...
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Gunmen Kidnap Bayelsa Monarch, Shoot Police

Again, dare devil armed men yesterday invaded a community in Bayelsa State and abducted the paramount ruler of the Biseni clan of Biseni community in Yenagoa Local Government Area of the state, Mr. Lucky Oberike. In another separate incident also in Yenagoa, gunmen operating in black Lexus jeep attacked the residence of the former Senior Special Assistant to the former President on Domestic Matter, Dr. Wariponmowei Dudafa, shooting a Police Corporal on duty at the residence in the shoulder. Report gathered provides that the invasion of the Biseni community, which led to the kidnap of the Clan Head occurred...
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Police Nabs Fake DSP

Anambra state police command, has arrested a 32-year old man, Abdul Makong, a native of Gari-Lamido in Taraba state for impersonating as Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP). According to the state Police Commissioner, Hosea Karma, the arrest followed a tip off when he went to the palace of a traditional ruler in Awka-South Local Government Area of the state, urging the people to bring some money so that he could recruit interested members into the force in the community. He said the impersonator had been going about extorting money from unsuspecting members of the public to assist them get recruited into...
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Police To Arrest Unauthorized Siren Users

The Nigeria Police Force said in Abuja on Tuesday that it would arrest any person not listed in the categories of persons authorised to use siren in the country. In 2012, the federal government had listed the categories of persons entitled to use siren. They are; President, Vice President, Senate President, Speaker, their deputies, state governors and service chiefs. Others are: the Inspector-General of Police, General Officers Commanding , Deputy Inspectors-General of Police (DIGs), Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIGs), as well as Commissioners of Police. The Force Public Relations Officer,...
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