Dingyagi hands over 34 vehicles to IGP

May 19, 2022 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Minister of Police Affairs, Dr. Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi, has handed over 34 operational vehicles, comprising 15 Toyota Hilux, 16 Ford Rangers, and 3 Personnel Carrier Trunks, to the Inspector General of Police (IGP). The IGP is expected to distribute the vehicles to police commands across the country. Speaking at the handing over ceremony at the Nigeria Police Force Headquarters Read More

IGP approves new dress code for female police officers

March 4, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. Usman Baba, has approved a new and improved dress code for women police officers in the country. The Acting Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja. Adejobi said the new dress code would permit female police officers to wear stud earrings, and headscarf under their Read More

Shake-up as IGP appoints new DIG, redeploys AIG Ciroma, others

February 26, 2022 NAN 0

The Inspector General of Police IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has appointed Mr Bala Senchi, an Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG), as the Acting Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) in charge of Operations. A statement by the Acting Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on Saturday, in Abuja, said by the appointment, Senchi becomes the DIG representing the Read More

[Breaking] Cocaine saga: PSC suspends Abba Kyari’s men, issues fresh directive to IGP

February 17, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche, Abuja 0

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has suspended two senior police officers working with the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) of the Force Investigation and Intelligence Department (FIID) of the Nigeria Police Force in connection with the ongoing investigation of a 25kg cocaine deal involving embattled former IRT Commander, DCP Abba Kyari. PSC Head, Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, in a Read More

Police deploying drones, other technologies to tackle insecurity – IGP

January 20, 2022 Uko Etim 0

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba has disclosed that the Nigeria Police Force is deploying technology in virtually all areas of its operations in tackling new waves of banditry and kidnapping in the country. IGP Baba said the Marine unit of the Force has been reactivated, crime section digitalised, drones being acquired while the technical intelligent unit Read More

Kwara as new haven for investments

January 19, 2022 Blueprint 0

Kwara State has emerged the new destination for investors and not an abode for criminals. The Inspector General of Police , Usman Alkali Baba who has detailed reports of insecurity in the country attested to impressive national rating of Kwara State as the most peaceful and best secured State in Nigeria during his recent official working visit to Kwara State. Read More

NANS lauds IGP, urges operatives to secure Okorocha, Nwosu

January 16, 2022 Blueprint 0

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has commended the Inspector General of Police (IGP) for conducting immediate investigation into what it termed the “unlawful kidnap and attack of Comrade Uche Nwosu,” a former gubernatorial candidate in the 2019 election, and son-in-law to the former governor of Imo state, Owelle Rochas Okorocha. President of NANS, Comrade Chuks Okafor, gave the Read More

Still on illegal use of sirens

January 7, 2022 Blueprint 0

It is public knowledge that successive Inspectors-General of Police have come raving with anger over the arbitrary use of sirens by every Tom, Dick and Harry but no sanctions are meted out to violators to the extent that such orders are laughed off as the barking of a toothless bulldog. Consequently, the practice has continued unabated to the chagrin of Read More

Christmas: IGP tasks CPs, AIGs on crime-prevention strategies

December 24, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. Usman Baba, has ordered the Commissioners of Police (CPs) in the 36 states and the FCT to coordinate crime-prevention strategies for the yuletide. This was contained in a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Mr. Frank Mba, on Friday in Abuja. The Police boss also directed their supervisory Assistant Inspectors-General of Police Read More

PSC promotes 2 AIGs, 6 CPs, 17 DCPs, 24 ACPs, 8166 others

December 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the promotion of two Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIGs) to the next rank of Deputy Inspectors-General (DIGs). The Commission also approved the promotion of six Commissioners of Police (CPs) to the rank of AIGs as well as the elevation of 17 Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCP) to CPs. A press statement by PSC Read More

IGP orders investigation into Police officers’ N22m Bitcoin ‘extortion’, assures transparency

December 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, has ordered investigations into the professional misconduct, abuse of office, and extortion of N22 million worth of Bitcoin from some citizens in Lagos state by a Deputy Superintendent of Police, Nwawe Cordelia, and others, serving at the Force Criminal Investigations Department (FCID), Alagbon, Lagos. Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Frank Mba, in Read More

Alleged murder: Families beg IGP to release detained son, daughter

November 17, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The families of late Justin Bajogo Osuhor of Umunede, Delta state, and Late Wilfred Obiora Efifie of Agulu in Anambra state have cried out to the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba Alkali, to use his good offices to ensure the release of their detained son and son-in-law, Mr Jude Osuhor, and their daughter and in-law, Miss Happiness Efifie, from Read More

IGP begs NASS to appropriate funds to new zones, special squads

November 11, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali, has urged the National Assembly to allocate funds for full takeoff the five newly created zonal commands of the police, as well as operations of special squads within the force in the 2022 budget. The IGP made the plea Wednesday when he appeared before the Joint Senate and House of Representatives committee Read More

Secret manhunt for Biafra activists: Group writes NHRC, IGP, DSS, others

November 10, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

A human rights organisation, International Solidarity for Peace and Human Rights Initiative, has called the attention of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), to the undeclared secret manhunt for people suspected to be Biafra activists in Enugu state. The organisation gave the example of the invasion on the residence of citizen Chuks Egwuatu by the men of the Department of Read More

Goje petitions IGP, AGF over alleged assassination attempt

November 9, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

Senator Danjuma Goje (APC Gombe Central) has written to the Inspector General of Police, IGP Alkali Baba and Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, over alleged assassination attempt on his life and his personal assistant, Adamu Manga, by the aide-de-camp of Governor Inuwa Yahaya, SP Zulaidaini Abba and Chief Security Officer to the governor, Sani Read More

Anambra election: Improve welfare of policemen on election duty, CLEEN Foundation tells IGP

November 6, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The CLEEN Foundation has called on the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to ensure the welfare package of police officers on election duties are improved.  The Foundation made the call in a statement by its acting Executive Director, Ruth Olofin, Saturday and made available to Blueprint in Abuja. According to the body, “the proper and adequate remuneration of security personnel Read More

Anambra poll: IGP orders restriction of vehicular movement

November 5, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

As part of measures to protect the sanctity of the electoral process in the November 6, 2021, governorship election in Anambra state the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, has ordered the restriction of vehicular movement in and out of Anambra state from 11:59pm on Friday, November 5, 202, to 11:59pm on Saturday, November 6, 2021. Force Public Relations Read More

Breaking: As tension heightens in Plateau, IGP deploys new Police Commissioner

November 3, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche, Abuja 0

Amidst growing tension, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, has ordered the posting of CP Bartholomew Nnamdi Onyeka to Plateau state Police Command as the new Commissioner of Police in-charge of the state. Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CP Frank Mba, in a press statement, Wednesday in Abuja, said: “The posting follows the redeployment of CP Edward Egbuka to Read More

Odili: IGP orders probe

November 2, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba, has ordered the Force Intelligence Bureau (FIB) to conduct detailed investigations into the reported invasion of the Abuja residence of Justice Mary Odili. The incident occurred last Friday. The IGP said the leadership of the Force was not aware and did not at any time order Police operatives to carry out such Read More

Anambra poll: IGP deploys 34, 587 cops, 3 helicopers, vows to deal with subversive elements

October 14, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, has deployed 34,587 police personnel, three helicopter towards guaranteeing a safe, secure, and credible electoral process in the November 6 governorship election in Anamabra state. This is as the police boss has warned subversive elements who are bent on employing violence as well as any political actor who may want to adopt Read More

IGP deploys CP Ben Okoli to Bayelsa Command

October 12, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, has ordered the posting of CP Ben Nebolisa Okolo, to Bayelsa State as the new Commissioner of Police (CP) in-charge of the state command. A press statement by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CP Frank.Mba, Monday in Abuja, said CP Okolo takes over from CP Echeng Echeng, who was earlier redeployed to Read More

Zamfara court dismisses ex-emir’s case against IGP, 5 others

October 9, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Zamfara state High Court 2, sitting in Gusau, on Friday dismissed the case filed by the former Emir of Maru, Alhaji Abubakar Ibrahim, against the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Muhammad Adamu, and five others. The dethroned emir was sacked by the state government for allegedly aiding banditry, among other offences, and detained him in Government House, Gusau, for 11 Read More

Man drags IG, AGF, DSS to court over ‘killing’ of Shi’ite members

October 7, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

A 25-year-old man, Suleiman Sadi, has sued the Inspector-General (IG) of Police and the Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS) over alleged unlawful killing and harassment of the Shi’ite members on peaceful religious practice. The plaintiff, through his lawyer, Bala Dakum, in a suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/1147/2021 dated and filed on October 4 at the Federal High Court, Read More