Police Arrest 96 Suspects Over Kaduna Crisis

The Nigeria Police says Ninety six (96) suspects have been arrested by the Police for their involvement in the crisis that occurred in Kaduna state leading to loss of innocent lives and destruction of public and private properties in the state.

The Inspector General of Police IGP Ibrahim Idris made this known in a conference with Commissioner’s of Police and above in Force Headquarters Abuja, Nigeria’s Capital.

Mr Idris said: “Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 7 Headquarters, AIG Taiwo Lakanu to lead the intervention Force from the Force Headquarters and remain in Kaduna state to implement the new security arrangement and strategies to bring lasting and Sustainable Peace to Kaduna State and environs.

“More Patrol vehicle has been deployed to support the Kaduna and FCT Police Commands to sustain the peace and normalcy that have been restored.”

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Eid-El-Kabir: IGP Orders Massive Deployment Of Personnel

The Inspector-General of Police ( I-G), Mr Ibrahim Idris has directed the deployment of additional personnel and crime prevention and detection equipment for a robust security arrangements throughout the country during the Eid-el-Kabir celebration.

A statement by the Force Spokesman, acting DCP Jimoh Moshood on Sunday in Abuja, said the arrangement is aimed at ensuring a hitch-free celebration.

Moshood said that Assistant Inspectors-General of Police and Commissioners of Police in zonal and State Commands nationwide would be on ground to beef up security at Eid praying grounds.

“The ongoing raid operations and removal of suspected criminals will continue throughout the Sallah period and beyond,” he said.

He said that the deployment would also cover recreation centres, public places and critical infrastructure and public utilities.

Moshood said that Federal Highway Patrol Teams, the Safer Highway Patrol Units, and Anti-Crime Patrols have been deployed along Highways and major roads throughout the country to provide security for commuters.

“They are under strict instructions to be civil, polite, compassionate and firm in carryout their duties.

“Intense surveillance/Intelligence gathering will be maintained, special deployment and stop and search duties will be in place at all flash/vulnerable points in every state of the Country,” he said.

He enjoined members of the public, especially travellers and other roads users to cooperate with the police personnel deployed on the Highways and other duty posts.

“The I-G wishes the Muslims faithful and other Nigerians happy Eid-el-Kabir celebration,”he said.

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IGP Protests Senate’s ‘Illegal Closure Of Police Division At NASS’

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has reacted to the decision of the National Assembly to close down the Police Division at the National Assembly.

Idris, in a letter entitled: “Re: Sealing and closure of Nigeria Police National Assembly Division”, dated September 19, 2017, and signed by him said the sealing and closure of the police division was tantamount to a criminal act, especially when it was not ordered by any competent court.

The protest letter reads in part: “I am constrained to bring to the attention of the Chairman, National Assembly and President of the Senate, the sealing and closure of the Nigeria Police National Assembly Division since September 12, 2017 till date (seven days now).

“Preliminary inquiries initiated upon getting this report revealed that one Ibrahim Ndako – Sargent-At-Arms of the National Assembly and personnel on the said date evicted the duly posted Divisional Police Officer and staff from the police station in full glare reportedly on the instruction(s) of one M.A. Omolori – Clerk of the National Assembly and sealed the office(s).

“Pursuant to this, on September 17, 2017, I directed the Commissioner of Police, FCT Command in whose jurisdiction the National Assembly is domiciled to meet with the said M.A. Omolori – Clerk of the National Assembly and ascertain the circumstances that led to what is manifestly and unlawful action. Regrettably, this entreaty was bluntly rebuffed. “No reason(s) prior to and after the closure has been formally conveyed to any formation of the Nigeria Police or to the Office of the Inspector General of Police in this regard even as at the time of this correspondence…

“Furthermore, it is also necessary to indicate that this action of evicting public servant in the course of performing their lawful duties and sealing an office domiciled in a public building complex devoid of an express order from competent court is tantamount to a criminal act punishable under the Criminal Code and Panel Code of Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“The implications of this action in the light of current agitations now emanating from different parts of the country negatively impact directly on the security of the National Assembly Complex, the numerous members and staff of parliament domiciled therein as well as members of the general public; an outcome, which may no doubt escalate to a serious challenge to National Security.”

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