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Military committed to ensuring peace in Benue – Army

Makurdi Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 707 Special Forces Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Makurdi, Major Molabisi Olalekan Ayeni, has said that the military was committed to ensuring peaceful co-existence of all Nigerians and harmonious relationships among the herders and farmers. Major Ayeni, who was reacting to a statement by Mdzough U Tiv over flyers […]

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Army operationalises new Brigade in Katsina

Kastina The Nigerian Army yesterday operationlised its new 17 Brigade in Katsina as part of strategies aimed at strengthening the Army to solve the security challenges bedeviling the border state. Katsina state borders Maradi region in Niger Republic. Speaking at the event, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, said the new Brigade would […]

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Police nab robbery, kidnap syndicate in Kano

Kano Police in Kano have nabbed notorious robbery and kidnap syndicate, in addition to arresting other hoodlums, that had been terrorising innocent and peace-loving indigenes and residents. Parading the suspects at a press conference in Kano yesterday, the state Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Magaji Musa Majiya, said the armed robbery syndicate was r […]

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Yobe attack: State govt says over 50 schoolgirls ‘unaccounted for’

Sokoto Three days after a suspected Boko Haram assault on a high school in Yobe state, the police and the state government have provided different figures of the number of missing girls. While the police commissioner yesterday evening said 30 female students were yet to be accounted for, the state government released a statement saying […]

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Prison officers, hoodlums’ fracas claims 2 in Sokoto

Sokoto   Sokoto state Police Command yesterday confirmed the death of two suspected bandits following a fracas between Prison offi cers and hoodlums who attacked prison van and attempted to free a suspect. Speaking to newsmen, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Cordelia Nwewe, also said one person was hospitalised as result of injuries […]

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Yobe school attack: 30 girls yet found – Police

Kano Three days after a suspected Boko Haram assault on a high school in Yobe state, the police are still trying to ascertain the whereabouts of 30 schoolgirls, officials told Premium Times yesterday. Suspected Boko Haram operatives on Monday stormed Government Girls’ Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Bursari local government area, Yobe state, carting away […]

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Police lose 9,028 to retirement, dismissal, death annually – IGP

Abuja Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has disclosed that the Nigeria Police Force “loses 9,028 officers to death, dismissal and retirement annually.” Idris made the disclosure at the monthly meeting with Commissioners of Police and above yesterday in Abuja. The IGP said the development had seriously affected the manpower of the Force. He noted […]

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Yobe insurgents’ attack: No deaths recorded, 3 men abducted – Police

Abuja Suspected Boko Haram militants attacked a girls’ secondary school in Yobs state, police have said. The state Commissioner of Police, Abdulmaliki Sumonu, said yesterday that there was no loss of live in the attack on Government Girls’ College in Dapchi town. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that terrorists attacked the town on […]

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Police warn on disclosing ATM pin numbers

Enugu Enugu state command of the Nigeria Police Force has advised members of the public to be weary of disclosing their Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card Pin number as well as that of their Bank Verification Number (BVN) to people to avoid unpleasant consequences of hoodlums wrecking havoc on their bank account. The Command also […]

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Zamfara coalition condemns gunmen attack

Gusau The Coalition of Northern Group, Zamfara state chapter has condemned the attack on Birane community, Zurmi local government area by criminals which claimed over 40 lives. The state chairman of the coalition, Bilyaminu Badarawa, at a press conference in Gusau, the state capital yesterday, described the incident as barbaric and ungodly. It described the […]

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Boko Haram attacks Yobe girls’ school

Damaturu Suspected members of the Boko Haram insurgents have attacked Government Girls’ Secondary School, Dapchi, the headquarters of Bursari local government area of Yobe state. The Commissioner of Police in Yobe state, Sumonu Abdullmaliki, who confirmed the incident said “details of the attack’s casualty is still sketchy” as at time of filling-in this report Both […]

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Herdsmen/farmers: Osun govt suggests traditional way of settlement

Osun state government has suggested a traditional way of settlement for ending the killing by the dreaded Herdsmen in the country. The Commissioner for Special Duties and Chairman, Committee on Peaceful Co-existence between Fulani/Bororo and Crop Farmers in the state, Mr. Mudashiru Toogun, said Osun state has not recorded any killing due to its traditional […]

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NPS to equip officers for effective patrols

The Nigeria National Park Service says it is working tirelessly to strengthen and equip its officers for effective park patrols. Alhaji Ibrahim Goni, the Conservator-General of the service, made the disclosure in an interview with newsmenin Abuja. Goni noted that the service had obsolete and low calibre firearms and ammunition are required, as an immediate […]

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Police nab man for impersonation in Ogun

Abeokuta The Police in Ogun state have arrested a fashion designer, Surajudeen Balogun, over alleged impersonation and fraud related offences. Balogun, who has served prison term for the same offence, who reportedly arrested by men of the Command while impersonating and trying to defraud a woman through a social media platform. He was said to […]

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Army denies killing vigilante in Edo

The Nigerian Army has denied reports in the media alleging the killing of a vigilante in by its soldiers. Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, 4 Brigade Nigerian Army, Capt. Mohammed Maidawa, described the reports as “ malicious” which should be dismissed in its entity. He said: “ The attention of the Headquarters 4 Brigade Nigerian […]

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We never arrest Abu Zainab – Army

The Nigerian Army says it never arrested any Boko Haram terrorists named Abdullahi Bello alias Abu Zainab as claimed by an online media, Sahara reporter. Sahara reporter had claimed that “A top Boko Haram commander, Abdullahi Bello alias Abu Zainab,” who was captured by the Nigerian Army on February 14, had disclosed that the wanted […]