Police Foil Robbery In Delta

The Warri Area Command of the Nigerian Police last weekend foiled a robbery operation on a residential apartment in the community and killed a member of the armed robbery syndicate.

The armed bandits, on Friday night, invaded a house, No 20, Ekabo Street, Off Kosini Street, in the heart of Warri, where they robbed residents of their possession.

Police operatives, led by the DPO of B’Division, Eyo Anietie, promptly responded to a distress call and stormed the scene of the robbery and engaged the suspected armed bandits in a gun duel.

Besides foiling the robbery operation, one of the suspects, identified as Nathaniel Omoru, was killed while his partner allegedly escaped with bullet wounds.

A locally-made pistol, a phone and other items were allegedly recovered from the bandits while efforts are said to be ongoing to apprehend the fleeing suspect.

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Police To Secure Each School In North East With Four Policemen

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, yesterday pledged that schools in the northeast are to have four policemen each to protect students’ and pupils’ lives.

Idris disclosed this during his visit to Government College and Yerwa Government Girls College, both in Maiduguri.


Assuring the Police determination to end the spate of kidnappings in the region, he said:
“Yerwa Government Girls College, which has a higher students’ population, now has 10 policemen to protect lives and property.”

He explained that five female and five male officers, whose details of attachments and postings would be made public, are to be posted to the Girls College.

He appealed to both students and managers of the schools to cooperate with the policemen attached to their schools by reporting all suspicious characters for immediate action.

Idris warned: “All of you should shun all social vices and be law-abiding to avoid jeopardising students’ future.”

He also donated 20 bags of rice and a cow to the students of Government College.

Principals of Government College, Abba Gana, and Government Girls College, Bintu Abakura, commended the Police chief for the visit to assess security in Borno schools.

They assured him of their support by reporting all suspicious cases to the Police for prompt action save lives and property.

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Ondo Police Command Recover Six Stolen Cars, Arrest Notorious Cultists

The Police in Ondo state have recovered six vehicles stolen at different locations in the state by one Gbenga Fabode.

The suspect is one of the nine suspected criminals paraded by the state commissioner of Police, Gbenga Adeyanju in Akure, the state capital.

The suspect who had repainted some of the cars hails from Ogun state.

The Police boss also paraded two notorious cultists who allegedly killed a member of the cult group in Owo area of the state.

Adeyanju who noted that the suspects would be charged to court, warned criminals to steer clear of the state.

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Osun Police Command Arrest 55 Murder, Robbery, kidnap, Other Suspects

The Police Command in Osun on Monday said it had arrested 55 suspects for various offences, including murder, kidnapping, defilement of minor, armed robbery, cultism and rape. The command’s Spokesperson, DSP Folashade Odoro, said this in a statement in Osogbo on Monday.

Odoro gave the breakdown of the suspects as follows: cultism, 27; armed robbery, 16; kidnapping, five; ritual killing, five; rape, three; murder, two; and defilement of minor, one.She said that 29 dangerous weapons, including guns, cutlasses and knifes were recovered from the suspects.

The spokesperson also said 43 vehicles were recovered while a kidnap victim was also rescued.She said some of those arrested had been charged to court while others would be prosecuted as soon as investigations into their matters were concluded.

Odoro said that the successes achieved by the command were through the collaborative efforts and support of the vigilante and the residents of the state.She urged them to continue to give useful information to the police on suspicious movements around their residences, offices and dark spots to ensure reduction of crime in the state.

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Police Service Commission Promotes 414 Senior Officers

The police service commission has approved the promotion of 414 senior police officers to their next ranks.

Three commissioners (CP) of police were promoted to the next rank of assistant inspector general of police aig); four deputy commissioners (dcp) to commissioners of police (cp) and twelve assistant commissioners (acp) to deputy commissioners of police (dcp).

The three commissioners of police promoted to assistant inspector-general are Danjuma Ibrahim, Cp. Istifanus Shettima And Cp. Jimoh Omeiza Ozi-Obeh While Bello Yahaya , Fave Semali, Mukaddas M. Garba And D.D. Galadanchi were elevated to the rank of commissioners from deputy commissioners of police.

The assistant commissioners promoted to deputy commissioners are Michael Aliyu, Danladi B. Lalas, Hilary Chukwunonyerem Igwe, Williams Adebowale, Sadiq Idris Abubakar And Rabi Umar.

Some of the csps promoted to assistant commissioners are, James Ikani, Joe Dan Arumse, Simon Lough, Ibrahim B. Maikaba, Olubode Ojajuni, Stella Naimi Gede, Jibrin Odoje Idrisu And Aliyu Abubakar. Others are James Ikani Mawedo, Ndoma Hilary, Jephita Suonengimote, Allanana G. O, Akeke Enimiyofia, Olusegun Ajamolaya And  Akinade Olusegun Adejobi.

The commission also approved the promotion of 61 chief superintendents of police (csp) to assistant commissioners of police (acp); thirty superintendents(sp) of police to chief superintendents of police (csp); forty eight deputy superintendents of police (dsp) to superintendents of police (sp) and sixty five assistant superintendents of police (asp) to deputy superintendents of police (dsp).

One hundred and ninety one inspectors were elevated to the rank of assistant superintendents of police (ASP).

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Ekiti OPC Member In Police Net Over Alleged Murder Of Student

Ekiti State Police Command has arrested a chieftain Oodua People’s Congress (OPC), Dele Olorunfemi, over alleged murder of a student, Faramo Tope in Ikere-Ekiti.

The deceased, who was said to be a student of University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti Campus, was said to have been killed at about 9.30 pm on Wednesday, February 28.

Tope was being conveyed with another passenger by a commercial motorcyclist when he was hit by bullets allegedly fired by some OPC men on patrol led by Olorunfemi.

The shooting incident reportedly took place along Winners’ Chapel Road in Oke Osun area of the town but the corpse of the deceased was dumped in a bush at Ona Owuro Road behind College Demonstration School.

Residents of the area where the corpse was dumped also reported the killing at the same police station.

The corpse of the student has been deposited at the State Specialist Hospital, along Ise Road, Ikere.

Chairman of the Landlords Association of the area, Pastor David Owotobi, said the corpse was dumped when members of his church were having all night prayer.

“After our programme in the church, our members were going back home and they came back to report that a corpse was dropped very close to our church.

“I went there when and I saw the corpse there; on the second day very early in the morning, I went to the police station to report what happened on our street.”

Confirming the incident in a telephone chat, the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Abdullahi Chafe, said only one person has been arrested.

Chafe said: “I can confirm that such an incident occurred, one person has been arrested and he will be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for further investigation.”

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Alleged Mastermind Of Benue killings In Police Net

The Nigerian Police has announced the arrest of Alhaji Laggi, 40, alleged ringleader of the the killing of over 73 residents of Benue State.

Laggi, who was arrested alongside three other suspects namely, Mallam Muminini Abdullahi, Muhammed Adamu and Ibrahim Sule, were swooped on by the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team.

A senior police officer who spoke with press men said the alleged killers were arrested at Tunga town, Nasarawa State.

He said, “Four principal suspects were arrested in Tunga town between February 16 and 19, 2018 by the IRT in connection with the killing of Sgt Solomon Dung, other police officers and many innocent citizens in Benue State.

“Alhaji Laggi is the gang leader of the herdsmen group that perpetrated the killings. He and three others have confessed to the killings and mentioned gang members in possession of the police rifles they took from the slain police officers.”

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2019: We are Ready For Elections, Says IG

The Inspector General of Police, (IGP), Mr. Ibrahim Idirs. has said his men are ready to assist in conducting the 2019 elections by ensuring peace and providing adequate security in the country to forestall breakdown of law and order.

The IG spoke in Lagos after the public presentation of his book: Security and justice: The pathway for peace and reconciliation in Nigeria.

 He said: “We are prepared for the elections. We have the men and we have the materials (logistics) to carry out our duties successfully before, during and after the elections.”

Idris noted that the country’s security challenges would be contained if Nigerians pursued true reconciliation and shunned inflammatory comments.

“The challenges we are having with these herdsmen have gone down. In Benue, we have 15 units on ground and I have been monitoring their successes.

“I was in Benue and we have been having stakeholders’ meetings and we have been discussing.

“Based on that, people have been coming openly to state their problems and it is through this that we can understand each other and reconcile our differences.

“The role of traditional rulers in this reconciliation process cannot be over-emphasised because most of them have the ears of their people. When you have political disagreement in these communities, these traditional rulers are handy.”

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Plateau Police Command Dismiss Rumour Of Bomb Scare

The Police Command in Plateau on Thursday dismissed rumour of a bomb scare at the terminus area of Jos township.

The command’s Spokesman, ASP Terna Tyopev, made the denial in a statement made available to newsmen in Jos.

He assured that the police would continue to secure lives and property in the state.

‘‘On Feb. 14 at about 5.30 p.m., a distress call was received from the officer in charge of our Terminus outstation that a nine-year-old boy, simply known as Hashiru, was seen with a parcel suspected to be an Improvised Explosive Device ( IED).

‘‘On receipt of the information, our Explosive Ordinance Disposal ( EOD ) Operatives were mobilised to the scene.

‘‘They professionally carried out EOD rendering safe procedure on the suspected parcel which was later found to be a hair clipper and a pair of scissors without trace of explosive,’’ he said.

Tyopev said the situation created panic among members of the public within the vicinity, but for the timely response of police team who restored public confidence.

The spokesperson advised residents of the area to go about their lawful businesses, saying there was nothing like bomb scare.

He, however, urged residents of the state to be security conscious and report any suspected movements in and around their vicinity to the security agencies.


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Benue killings: Police Arrests 145 Suspects

Following the incessant clash between Fulani Herdsmen and  Farmers in some local government in Nasarawa State, the Police has announced the arrest of 145 suspects.

This was contained in the fact-sheet made available to the Senate Joint Committee by the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim  Idris on Friday.

Of these suspects, 124 have been charged to court. The rest are under investigation.

Part of the report said: “From the beginning of the crisis on 30th December to date, a total of 145 suspects were arrested. Out of which 124 suspects were charged to court while 21 suspects are under investigations and waiting to be charged to court.

“Apart from being in constant touch with the governors of Benue and Nasarawa states, the Police Force  has intensified deployments with five more units of PMF personnel bringing the total to 10 PMF Units, a unit of Police Special Force, Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU), Explosive Ordinance Department (EOD) to Benue State and five additional units of PMF to Nasarawa State respectively, while aerial surveillance has been intensified in the two states.”

The report added: “On 25/01/2018 at 1200hrs, two visiting PMF units from 20 and 32 led by their respective unit commanders while on patrol at Sati village Gama LGA were ambushed by a group suspected to be pastoralists, in the process Insp. Abdullahi Isiaka was shot and wounded on the leg, he is being treated at Gbajimba General hospital.

“While Sgt. Solomon Dung was reported missing. Search for him has been intensified. However, on 25/01/2018 Police team from Awe axis of Nasarawa State Command arrested the following suspects: namely (1) Haruna Koligi (2) Isah Mallam all Fulani herdsmen in connection with the above attack. Equally arrested were Pastor Kudun Clifford, Umar Mahamud and Yahaya Mohammed Doso for gun running while six Plateau indigenes namely Danalami Audu, Mark Fidelix, Danjuma Basuk, James Tabir, Bitrus Dashi, Nyamge Elias and Tanko David for culpable homicide. All the suspects were charged to court for their respective offences mentioned above.”


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IGP Wants Anti-Open Grazing Law Suspended To End Herdsmen-Fulani Crisis

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has told the Senate that suspending the anti-open grazing laws passed by some states is one way to end deadly clashes between herders and farmers.

Idris said this when he appeared before the Senate Committee of Police.

A source at the meeting disclosed that the IGP told the committee that the cause of the crisis was the anti-open grazing law.

“He asked for stoppage of implementation of the law until ranches are provided, then the law can be gradually implemented again. He also asked for further equipping and funding for police to assist their work in the area and across the country,” the source added.


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Kaduna Police Command Arrest Notorious Kidnap Kingpin Dogo Russia

The Kaduna Police Command has arrested leader of the kidnap gang that abducted four foreigners last week in the state while travelling to Abuja.

The suspect, who was identified as Dogo Russia, allegedly confessed to the killing of the mobile Policemen attached to the foreign nationals before their kidnap.

Dogo was apprehended by operatives of the IGP Intelligence Response Team while two AK 47 rifles were recovered from him.

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