IPOB: Police tightens security in Edo command headquarters, others

June 21, 2021 Patrick Ahanor, 0

Three weeks after the reported presence of Biafran secessionist group in Edo state, operatives of the State police command have condoned off access roads to its headquarters in Benin City. Whilst pedestrians are barred from waiting or loitering around the command headquarters located on Central road, vehicles are diverted to other adjourning streets- thereby causing traffic gridlocks and hardship for Read More

Attack on Journalists: NUJ condemns DSS, Police for harrasing PUNCHman in Abuja

June 10, 2021 Editorial II 0

The Nigeria Union of journalists (NUJ) has condemned the attack on a Chief Correspondent with PUNCH Newspapers, Friday Olokor, by a combined team of security operatives from the Department of State Services and Police Force. The union describe the development as “reprehensible.” The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) chairman of NUJ, Emmanuel Ogbeche, who condemned the act, described it as “the Read More

In Kaduna, Police foil kidnap attempt, rescue five victims

June 8, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  The Kaduna state Police Command has foiled two kidnap attempts along Jagindi Godo-Godo road and in Mahuta Community.The Police also rescued five victims from the two operations, gunmen  succeeded in kidnapping a man. A statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Muhammad Jalige, on Tuesday said the police was on the trail of the kidnappers to ensure the release of 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

Brutality: BPA writes Kwara gov, demands justice, compensation for victims

May 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Baruten Patriotic Agenda (BPA) has written an open letter to the Kwara state governor, Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq, demanding for justice, end to brutality and compensation for the victims of military killings at th Ilesha-Baruba in Baruten local government area of the state. According to the open letter, the governor’s silence “over the brutal killings of three young men and Read More

EFCC arrests 34 suspected internet fraudsters in Osogbo

May 19, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) Ibadan zonal office, in the early hours of Tuesday arrested 34 suspected internet fraudsters. The EFCC said the arrested suspects, including a former soldier, Adebisi Jamiu, were picked up in different locations in Osogbo, the Osun state capital. EFCC stated  that the 22-year-old former soldier as well as the other suspects Read More

How Igboho’s footsoldiers, DSS operatives clashed at Ataoja’s palace – Sources

May 17, 2021 Editorial II 0

Fresh facts have emerged over last Saturday’s clash between the supporters of Yoruba nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho and some operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) at the palace of the Ataoja of Osogbo in Osun state, Oba Jimoh Olanipekun. Sources revealed that Igboho’s supporters actually abducted an operative of the DSS, who Read More

Insecurity: Apostolic Church president, Igwe condemns killing of security operatives

May 9, 2021 Uko Etim, 0

The National President of Apostolic Church of Nigeria, Apostle Samuel Igwe has condemned the coordinated attacks on security Operatives aiming at weakening the security architecture of the nation. The cleric made this known during a World Press Conference with newsmen over the weekend at Uyo headquarters of the church. Igwe lamented that the security personnel being killed on a daily Read More

Fayose, Makinde end truce at PDP zonal congress in Osun

April 12, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The rift between the former Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose and the Oyo state Governor, Seyi Makinde, might have been settled during the zonal congress of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), in Osogbo, Osun state, Monday.  The process that was initially appeared tensed with the arrays of thugs mobilized into the state for the congress, turned peaceful with the Read More

Drug trafficker excretes 1.750kg cocaine after arrest at Lagos airport

April 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A Madrid, Spain bound drug trafficker, Okonkwo Chimezie Henry arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja Lagos on Easter day, Sunday 4th April, 2021, has excreted a total of 113 wraps of cocaine weighing 1.750 kilogramme with a street value of N423 million. Okonkwo was about boarding a Turkish Airline flight number TK0626 at about 8pm when he Read More

Osun: Abductors of Chinese expatriates demand N10m – Police

April 7, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun State Police Command Wednesday disclosed that abductors of two Chinese expatriates have demanded a ransom of N10million for release of their victims.  The spokesperson of Osun police command, SP Yemisi Opalola, disclosed this on a private radio station, Rave FM, in Osogbo.  She said the abductors have demanded N10 million ransom noting that security operatives have launched a rescue Read More

Police, DSS foil cement, fuel prices protest in Edo

March 29, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

Security operatives, Monday, locked up members of a coalition of civil society, students and youth group protesting cement and petrol price hike in Benin City, Edo state capital. The groups were converging at the National Museum premises at ring road – venue of the  take off point of the streets protest, when the operatives swooped on them and locked up the entrance Read More

How SARS tortured me for refusing to pay SARS officers N5m – Petitioner

March 24, 2021 Editorial IV 0

A car dealer, Timothy Ogbeye, told a National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, on Wednesday that he was tortured by SARS operatives in Anambra for refusing to pay N5million. The NHRC independent, is investigating alleged human rights violations by operatives of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, and other police units. Mr Ogbeye stated this while giving evidence before the panel in his Read More