Group laments extortion, police brutality in Osun

April 6, 2022 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A group, World Institute for Peace (WIP), has lamented the spate of police brutality and extortion of members of the public Noting that killing of innocent citizens and extortion of the people still persist. The group called on President Muhammadu Buhari to quickly wade in and avert looming protest saying the president should sack or transfer the state Commissioner of Police, Read More

Breaking: Again, gunmen invade Anambra, kill FRSC officials on duty

April 3, 2022 Editor 0

Unknown gunmen on Sunday afternoon attacked and reportedly killed officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) who were on duty post in Anambra state. Blueprint gathered that the incident occurred along Igbokwu-Ezinifite-Uga link road located around Aguata local government area. Newly sworn-in Anambra state governor Charles Soludo hails from the local government. Few days ago, hoodlums invaded Nnewi South Read More

Breaking: Again, terrorists attack Police station in Imo

March 28, 2022 Chidiebere Iwuoha, Owerri 0

Operatives of Imo Police Command early Monday foiled an attack by armed men suspected to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)/ Eastern Security Network (ESN) on Obowo Police division in Obowo local government area of the state. In a release made available by the Command’s spokesman, CSP Mike Abattam, to newsmen, it was learnt that the gunmen came Read More

Ogun: Police nab suspected students’ hostel armed robber

March 12, 2022 Hakeem Adegbenro, Abeokuta 0

An armed robbery suspect, Sodiq Yahaya, has been arrested by men of Ogun state police command while carrying out robbery operation at the students’ hostel at Ipara Remo in Remo North local government area of the state. The command’s spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, made this known in a press statement made available to Blueprint Saturday. Oyeyemi stated that the suspect Read More

Police DIG, Joseph Egbunike, slumps, dies

March 9, 2022 Editor 0

A Deputy Inspector General of Police and the head of the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID), Joseph Egbunike has reportedly slumped and died. Blueprint gathered that Egbunike collapsed inside his office in Abuja late Tuesday March 8, 2022 and was rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead. Until his death, Egbunike was in charge of the highest investigating Read More

[Breaking] Abba Kyari: At last, FG begins extradition process

March 3, 2022 Kehinde Osasona, Abuja 0

The federal government has officially kicked off the process of extradition of suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police DCP Abba Kyari to the United States of America. This followed request by US authorities for Kyari to be extradited over $1.1million wire fraud perpetrated by Abass Ramon aka Hushpuppi and four others. The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar 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

Frank Mba out, Olumuyiwa Adejobi in as new Force spokesman

February 12, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche, Abuja 0

The Nigeria Police Force, Saturday, announced that the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CP Frank Mba, has handed over the duties and responsibilities of the Force Public Relations Department to his Deputy, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi. Admin Officer, Force Public Relations Department, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, disclosed this in a press statement in Abuja. “The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CP Frank Mba, Read More

In Kaduna, Police arrest 2 suspected bandits, rescue 9 victims

January 1, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Kaduna state Police Command on Friday arrested two suspected bandits and killed one during an operation in which nine kidnap victims were rescued in Sabon Birni, Igabi local government area of the state. The operation, which was carried out in conjunction with the Force Intelligence Bureau and Special Tactical Squad of the Force Headquarters, Abuja, according to the Kaduna state Read More

Breaking: At last, FG increases salaries, allowances for Policemen

December 15, 2021 Editor 0

The call for upward review of Police monthly take home has been finally effected by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) with the announcement that all Policemen will enjoy 20% increment of salary as from January 2022. Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, who disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the virtual council meeting presided over Read More

Breaking: Katsina commissioner found dead inside residence

December 9, 2021 Editor 0

Katsina State Commissioner for Science and Technology, Dr Rabe Nasir, was on Wednesday night found dead at his residence. He was said to have killed by gunmen. Neither the state government, nor the Police has confirmed the latest development. Details loading…

Breaking: Police arrest 3 Dowen college students over Oromoni’s death

December 7, 2021 Editor 0

Three students of Dowen College Lekki are about now being interrogated by the Lagos state police command over the death of Sylvester Oromoni Jnr. The Lagos state commissioner of police, Hakeeem Odumosu, confirmed that three out of the five names mentioned by the late Oromoni are being quizzed. However, CP Odumosu was silent on the wayabout of the other two Read More

Breaking: Portal opens as Nigeria Police begin massive recruitment for 2021 *See how to apply, link

November 29, 2021 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) on Monday in conjunctionwith the Police Service Commission (PSC) has officially announced plan to recruit officers in the service. Already, the portal through which interested applicants should apply is up and running. A statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba, reads; “The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) in conjunctionwith the Police Service Read More

Happening now: Vanguard reporter’s ‘killer’ nabbed

November 12, 2021 Editor 0

The Nigeria Police, Friday, paraded a 29-year-old cab driver, Itoro Clement, for reportedly knocking down and killing Vanguard reporter, Henry Tordue Salam. Parading the suspect, Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba, said Clement was arrested following investigation by operatives of the Nigeria Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) and confessed to knocking down the journalist on October 13, 2021, at Read More

Happening now: Police parade Lawyers, herbalist, Journalist, bankers, others over invasion of Justice Odili’s house

November 11, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche, Abuja 0

The Nigeria Police, Thursday, paraded 14 suspects involved in the invasion of Justice Mary Odili’s Abuja residence. Parading the suspects including police officers and a staff of Thisday Newspaper, Stanley Nkwazema, bankers, lawyers, Islamic prayer warrior and herbalist, at the Force Criminal Investigation Departmenr Headquarters, Area 10, Abuja, said seven of the suspects were still at large. Justice Odili’s official Read More

Bandits ambush police team in Zamfara, gun down 7 officers

November 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

Suspected bandits have killed at least seven policemen in an ambush near Zonai village in Magami district in Gusau local government area of Zamfara state. The policemen were returning from duty where they mounted a check point near Zonai village along Gusau-Magami-Dansadau road when the armed gang opened fire on the vehicle conveying the officers, residents said. “It is a 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

At last, Police break silence on 2020 recruitment exercise

October 16, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche, Abuja 0

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) in collaboration with the Police Service Commission (PSC) are set to conclude the ongoing 2020 recruitment exercise of 10,000 Police Constables as the recruitment portal is set to open on Monday, October 18, just as examinations are to commence on Friday, October 29. A press statement by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CP Frank Read More