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

IGP charges Delta command to go after IPOB members

August 24, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Inspector General of Police (IGP), Alhaji Alkali Usman, Monday directed Delta state command to go tough on members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). IGP Usman gave the directive in Asaba, Delta state capital while on a one-day working visit to the command. The Police chief reacted to challenges raised by the commissioner of police in the state, Mr Read More

IGP Baba, Sierra Leonean counterpart sign agreement to improve policing

August 18, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, Tuesday, signed a cooperation agreement with his Sierra Leonean counterpart, Dr Ambrose Michael Sovula, in a bilateral policing engagement targeted at deepening and consolidating relationship between the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) in core areas of policing. Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CP Frank Mba, in a Read More

DCP Abba Kyari’s 96 hours

August 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

There is a popular saying- Life is a flip. Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Abba Kyari just witnessed one. Just within 96 hours- DCP Abba Kyari’s life flipped. Just within 96 hours, his indictment by the American Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was made public, Nigeria’s Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, set up a four-man Special Investigation Panel (SIP) headed Read More

Breaking – Hushpuppi: Police slam suspension on DCP Abba Kyari

August 1, 2021 Editor 0

With the approval of the Police Service Commission (PSC) to his suspension from his job, Abba Kyari, Deputy Commissioner of Police and Head, Intelligence Response Team (IRT), has sunk deeper into the mess which unravelled last week with his indictment in the US, with possible extradition to the US starring him in the face. Hours after the Inspector General of Read More

IGP tasks Police on professionalism, warns on law violation

June 23, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba has charged officers and men of the Nigeria Police to exhibit high sense of professionalism and shun all forms of abuse. The IGP gave the charge while addressing officers and men of the Kano state Command of the Nigerian Police Force at the headquarters in Bompai, Kano Wednesday. He described Kano Read More

Kidnap suspects petition Buhari, IGP, demand case transfer to Abuja

June 18, 2021 Paul Okah 0

Three brothers held by the Nasarawa state Police Command, on the allegation of kidnapping, have accused the latter of demanding N35 million from them to secure their freedom. The brothers, Alhaji Bawa Adamu, Abdullahi Adamu and Ibrahim Bawa, who said they were arrested on April 15 by the police, following information by two police informants that they were involved in Read More

Insecurity: Abiodun presents 55 patrol vehicles, others to IGP

June 11, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun, on Friday presented over 55 patrol vehicles, motorcycles, 200 bullet proof vests, a number of helmets and communication equipment to the Inspector General of the Police, Usman Alkali Baba, who was on an official visit to the state Friday. Abiodun said the presentation of the security vehicles and gadgets to the police was another Read More

Tungan Maje community gets N15m Police Divisional Headquarters

June 9, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Usman Baba has approved the establishment of a Police Divisional Headquarter at Tungan Maje community, a suburb of Gwagwalada Area Council of the FCT Abuja. The development is in reaction to recent onslaught on the community by bandits, robbers and kidnappers terrorising the people. Speaking at the ground breaking and foundation laying ceremony Tuesday, Read More

Breaking: Again, Buhari meets service chiefs, IGP, others as insecurity worsens

June 8, 2021 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over an emergency security meeting inside presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting has in attendance Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and other executive principal officers. The Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu; Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Amoo; and the new Chief of Army Staff, Read More

Breaking: Days after confirmation, IGP Baba suspends licence for tinted window vehicles

June 7, 2021 Editor 0

The Inspector-General of Police Usman Alkali Baba has ordered immediate suspension of tinted vehicle windscreens in Nigeria. The IGP gave the order this on Monday during a meeting with senior police officers drawn from parts of the country. Those in attendance at the meeting include Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGs), Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGs) and Commissioners of Read More

Police Council confirms Baba as IGP

June 4, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Police Council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, has confirmed Usman Alkali Baba as Inspector General of Police (IGP). The Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Maigari Dingyadi, disclosed this to State House Correspondents after the meeting, saying Baba was unanimously confirmed. President Buhari had, on April 6, appointed Baba as acting Inspector General of Police. Those in attendance Read More