Breaking: IGP escapes death in Lagos

June 10, 2021 NAN 0

Usman Alkali Baba, the inspector-general of Police, IGP, narrowly escaped death as a canopy nearly collapsed on him during an official function on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. The incident took place at the Lagos State Police Headquarter Ikeja when the newly confirmed IGP, who was on his first official visit to the state, was about to address senior police officers. Read More

GBV: Movement seeks family support, gender units for Nigeria Police

June 7, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The #StateofEmergencyGBV Movement has called on the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) to implement well-resourced functional Family Support Units and Force Gender Units of the Nigeria Police Force to address Gender Based Violence (GBV) cases in collaboration with and at the state level. According to the movement, there should also be public disciplinary measures against officers of the Nigeria Police Force Read More

Police confirm death of 7 in Osun bank robbery

June 3, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun State Command of the Nigeria Police has confirmed the death of four policemen and three civilians in the bank robbery that took place at Apomu/Ikire on Wednesday evening.  According to the spokesperson of the command, SP Yemisi Opalola, armed robbers numbering about 35 stormed the towns around 6:10pm in attempt to rob banks.  Opalola explained that four policemen, ASP Read More

Gwagwalad NBA boss secures land for FCT police

May 28, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

The vice-chairman, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Gwagwalada branch, Barrister David E. Aigbefoh, has facilitated a parcel of land at Tungan Maje community in Gwagwalada area council to the Nigeria Police. The land was handed over during a brief ceremony to the representatives of the FCT Police Command on Thursday. Speaking during the land inspection, the police officer in charge of Read More

More worries for FCTA as Okada returns to city centre

May 14, 2021 Blueprint 0

The nation’s capital is at the risk of both security and transport disorders if nothing is done to address the menacing incursion of commercial motorcycle riders as known as Okada plying unapproved routes. ELEOJO IDACHABA takes a look at the initial ban and why their return to the city centre is not checked. Until 2006, when it was first banned Read More

Just a reminder, Mr President

May 13, 2021 Dan Agbese 0

Let us begin by stating the obvious, the very obvious. Presidents are busy, very busy people. They have to think and plan for the lives of millions of their people and, of course, the next level in the social, economic and political development of their countries. In addition, they are bombarded with requests from contractors and others who rely on Read More

Lawyer writes Buhari over appointment of Alkali as IGP

May 13, 2021 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has been called upon to avoid the embarrassment of being documented as a law breaker in the court records with the appointment of Mr Usman Alkali Baba, as the acting Inspector-General of Police. Barrister Maxwell Opara, a legal practitioner based in Abuja, appealed to the president to act in accordance with the law he assented to in Read More

Insecurity: FG begins inter-agencies training on public safety, internal security

May 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

As part of efforts to improve security agencies’ response to various threats to public peace and safety across the country, the federal government has flagged-off an inter-agencies training on Nigeria Internal Security and Public Safety Alert System (NISPSAS). Declaring open the training Thursday in Abuja, Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola said the ministry charged with responsibility of ensuring internal Read More

Mohammed Idris at 55, Blueprint at 10

May 2, 2021 Ibrahim Sheme 0

In my life, there are three people that I call Chairman, and they are related in more ways than one. First, all three happened to come from Niger State. Two of them are Nupe, so those are my “Katsina slaves”. But all three were my masters, on a serious note. Why? They employed me at one time or the other. Read More

Breaking: Joint security operatives kill IPOB commander, others

April 24, 2021 Editor 0

There are indications that a militia commander with Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) simply identified as Ikonta has been killed. Unconfirmed report revealed that the commander and some members of his group were killed on Saturday morning in Imo state. Neither the Nigeria Police, nor any other security agency have confirmed the latest development. There have been series of attacks Read More

Kogi Police nab 3 suspected armed robbers, recover guns

April 15, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

Operatives of Operation Puff Adder II, attached to Iyara Division of the Nigeria Police in Kogi state have arrested three suspected armed robbers. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Kogi state police command, DSP William Ovye Aya, said in a statement issued Wednesday in Lokoja.Aya said the command received a report on 13/4/2021 that at about 2200hrs, three armed men Read More

An agenda for IGP Usman Alkali Baba

April 10, 2021 Ruth Eguono Olofin 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has officially appointed a new Inspector General of Police to replace the former IGP Mr Mohammed Adamu as the number one Cop of the nation. Mr Adamu whose tenure formally ended on February 1st, 2021 was extended against public outcry in view of public service rules and the provisions of the Police Act of 2020. That extension Read More

Imo: Use force against IPOB, ESN, IGP orders personnel

April 7, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Outgoing Inspector – General of Police, IGP Adamu Mohammed, Tuesday, directed officers and men of the Nigeria Police to use brute force against members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) and Eastern Security Network (ESN)whom he described as outlaws. This is even as he assured that “the attackers (of Imo Correctional Centre) have no hiding place as they will Read More

Akwa Ibom: Customs sieze 391, 631 contraband goods, arrest 66 suspects in 6 months

March 26, 2021 Uko Etim, Uyo 0

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) under the Joint Boarder Patrol Team (JBPT) said it has intercepted no fewer than 391,631 contraband goods smuggled into the country through south-south and south-east states’ boarders between September, 2020 and February 2021. The Sector Coordinator 1 in charge of South-South and South-East zone, Comptroller Shehu Abubakar, made the disclosure in a statement signed and Read More

As Buhari, IGP order probe, govs say: Attack on Ortom a rude awakening

 President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned attack on Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state, saying the string of brutal attacks on individuals and communities in the state, with the latest one targeting the governor, was unacceptable. The president also welcomed the dispatch of a high level team of crack investigators to the state from the police headquarters in Abuja, urging the Read More

Breaking: Gunmen burn down security vans, kill soldiers, policeman in Anambra

March 18, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Some unknown gunmen, Thursday, attacked police and military posts across different locations in Anambra state, killing some numbers of officers.   Sources told Blueprint that the hoodlums attacked a checkpoint at Okacha junction, Neni in Anaocha Local Government Area (LGA) during which they killed about two policemen,  while some soldiers at an outpost in Awkuzu, Oyi LGA, were equally shot dead.  According Read More

PSC partners SERVICOM, promises to deliver optimally on its mandate

March 17, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has pledged to partner with SERVICOM Office of the Federation in its determined effort to sanitize operations in the federal bureaucracy.The Commission, Wednesday, hosted an advocacy visit of the Agency and the inauguration of its Inter-Ministerial Committee.A press statement by the PSC, Head, Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, said while speaking at the Advocacy Read More

Suit challenging IGP’s tenure extension suffers setback

March 16, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The suit challenging the tenure extension of the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, Tuesday, suffered a setback at the Federal High Court due to irregular service of originating processes on the Nigerian Police Council. The council is the fourth defendant in the matter. Mr Maxwell Opara, an Abuja based legal practitioner filed the suit following the decision of President Muhammadu Read More

Breaking: Zulum appoints retired General as security adviser

March 5, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Borno state Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, has approved the appointment of retired Brigadier General Abdullahi Sabi Ishaq, as special adviser on security affairs.  Zulum’s spokesman, Malam Isa Gusau, announced in a statement released that General Ishaq, retired from the Nigerian Army on January 10, 2021, after 35 years of service, with his last position being coordinator of the Nigeria Police Read More

Breaking: Police clampdown on #OccupyLekki protesters as #DefendLagos group withdraws

February 13, 2021 Editor 0

Up to 10 protesters have been reportedly arrested by security operatives at the Lekki toll gate. One of the coordinators of #OccupyLekkiTollgate Kunle Ajayi who revealed this said the arrested protesters are currently in police custody. Meanwhile, the #DefendLagos group led by Alabi Oladimeji, has suspended its counter-protest expected to hold at the #Lekkitollgate Saturday. He made this known at Read More

Use extended tenure to refresh crime-fighting, PGDI urges IGP

February 12, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

A non-governmental organisation, Patriot for Growth and Development Initiative (PGDI), has urged the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, to use his extended tenure to refresh crime-fighting tactics. The group’s executive director, Isaac Nasim, who made the call at a world press conference in Lokoja on Friday, said the president would have considered the “experience, international exposure and Read More

IGP: Sahara Reporters’ allegation meant to demoralise officers, group condemns

February 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A pro-good governance group, Citizens Action for Good Governance (CAGG) has condemned allegation of bribery raised by an online medium, Sahara Reporters over the tenure extension of the Inspector General of Police Adamu Mohammed, saying the plot was to demoralise the officers and men of the force. The group, however, called on Nigerians to throw such allegation, described as malicious Read More