Police nab 35 robbery, kidnap suspects in Abuja

July 31, 2018 Chizoba Ogebche 0

The police in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have said that its officers and men arrested 35 suspects in connection with kidnapping, cultism, armed robbery and cell phone theft in the territory. The Commissioner of Police in the FCT, Mr Bala Ciroma, while addressing journalists at the command headquarters, yesterday in Abuja, named the suspects to include: Henry Ikoro, 29: Read More

Man, 40, kills 65-year-old mother in Osun

July 18, 2018 Lateef Dada 0

The Osun state Police Command has arrested a 40-year-old man, Sifau Michael for allegedly killing his 65-year-old mother in the state. The Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs. Folashade Odoro, who disclosed this yesterday, hinted that the case was reported by someone in Ikonifin town in Ola-Oluwa local government area of the state. It was gathered that Michael macheted his mother, Aolat Read More

Police foil bandits’ attack on Zamfara community

July 18, 2018 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The tactical team of Zamfara state Police Command yesterday engaged a group of armed bandits who attempted to attack Tangaram community in Anka local government area of the state in gun battle. This was contained in a statement issued to newsmen in Gusau and signed by the command public relations officer, SP. Muhammad Shehu. The police image maker said, in Read More

Even police can’t fight piracy –TJ Bala

June 23, 2018 Ibrahim Ramalan 0

Tijjani Bala, aka TJ Bala, is an Igala musician, who has been in the industry for decades. In this interview with IBRAHIM RAMALAN, he speaks on his music, inspiration and resolve to resuscitate the dying culture and language of the Igala. What is your background and how did you become a musician? I’ve been in the music industry for a Read More

Police divert Abuja traffic for APC convention

June 23, 2018 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

  The FCT Police command, yesterday announced diversion of traffic in some parts of Abuja, in preparation for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) national convention today at the Eagle Square. A press statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, stated: “The FCT Police Command wishes to inform members of the public that Read More

Police recover Gombe Assembly mace

May 26, 2018 Auwal Ahmad 0

    Gombe state Police Command has recovered the state Assembly mace which was taken away by APC members on Thursday. The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Tairu Shina Olukolu, who disclosed this to journalists yesterday, shortly after handover the Mace to the Speaker, Nasiru Abubakar Nono, said the police found the Mace behind the National Industrial Court complex, in Read More

Kaduna-Abuja highway robbery claims 6

May 14, 2018 AbdulRaheem Aodu Kaduna 0

Insecurity along the Kaduna – Abuja highway heightened at the weekend, following a robbery attack which caused the death of a driver and a policeman. Blueprint sources disclosed that the incident also resulted in a car crash that killed four other persons and left 10 more injured. It was gathered that over 20 armed men, who targeted commuters on the Read More

Era of inter-agency rivalry over – Buratai

  As the country continues to face several internal security threats, the military and other agencies must work in harmony to achieve the common goal of eradicating these threats for peace and development of the country, Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has said. Buratai said this yesterday while addressing troops at the Headquarters of 73 Battalion, Janguza Read More

2018 Police Recruitment Begins on Monday

The recruitment of 6000 Nigerians into the Nigeria Police Force as Constables will commence on Monday, May 7th in the 36 State Police Command Headquarters and the Federal Capital Territory. The exercise will start with screening of the applicant’s physical attributes and their credentials. POLICE SERVICE COMMISSION, In a statement by Police Service Commission, the Head, Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu  Ani Read More

6 killed, 7 injured at Boko Haram crossfire with police

April 28, 2018 Abubakar Sadiq 0

  Borno Police Command has confirmed four persons including a Civilian JTF and two female suicide bombers killed in crossfire while improvises explosive devices were discovered with the insurgents in Jidari area of Maiduguri metropolis. The Force also said that a police Amoured Personnel Carrier (APC) was also damaged by IED explosions, while seven other persons were severely injured. Police Read More

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Shi’ites, police resume hostilities in Abuja

April 24, 2018 Kehinde Osasona Abuja 0

Again, men of the Nigerian Police yesterday in Abuja clashed with some protesters believed to be members of the Islamic Movement, otherwise known as Shi’ites, who have continuously demanded for the unconditional release of their leader, Sheikh El-Zakzaky and his wife. The latest clash which turned violent again led to partial desertion of the Aguiyi Ironsi road in Maitama area Read More

When is the policeman your friend?

April 21, 2018 Banji Ojewale 0

A few weeks ago, the Ogun state Police Command supplied a surprising answer to this poser during a time of unrest in some communities in Ota, the state’s industrial powerhouse. The people of Onibuku, Baba Ode and NAHCO sent an SOS via SMS to the Commissioner of Police Ahmed Iliyasu, asking him to dispatch his men to restore order. Within Read More

Police to Nigerian musicians: Stop promoting gangsterism with your songs

April 21, 2018 Blueprint Newspaper 0

Police to Nigerian musicians: Stop promoting gangsterism with your songs The Lagos State Police Command spokesman, Chike Oti, has said that Nigerian musicians should stop promoting gangsterism with their songs. Mr Oti said music had the potency to checkmate crime and other vices in the society, stressing that many musicians in other climes used their brands of music to promote Read More

Police recover 49 guns from cultists in Bayelsa

April 21, 2018 Joy Emmanuel 0

Bayelsa state Police Command has paraded 49 guns recovered from suspected cultists and other criminals across the state. Briefing newsmen, the state Commissioner of Police, Don Awunah, said the arms and ammunition were recovered following the directive of the Inspector General of Police to mop-up prohibited firearms and ammunition in possession of unauthorized persons across the country. “After a diligent Read More

Police nabs 26-year-old for stealing 6 weeks child

April 21, 2018 Daniel Agbo 0

  A 26-year-old woman from Idah in Kogi state, identify as Devine has been nabbed by the Makurdi Police ‘E’ division for stealing a six-week-old baby. The suspect was said to had stolen the child named Doochivir Ukeyima at No 26, Tony Odu street, Gyado Villa, Makurdi and was trying to escape when one Miss Hembadoon Tersoo, 10, alerted the Read More

Police comb Edo forests for kidnapped Catholic priest

April 20, 2018 Patrick Ahanor Benin City 0

Operatives of the Edo state police command yesterday combed forests in Uhunmwode local government area of the state in search of a kidnapped Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Edwin Omorogbe. The cleric was said to have been abducted by gunmen on Wednesday around Egba community junction on the BeninAuchi expressway in Uhunmwode local government area of the state. Fr. Omorogbe was Read More

Police confirm murder of 4 officers in Benue

April 17, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Police in Benue state in a statement yesterday confirmed the killing of four officers by gunmen, promising to apprehend the gunmen. “Sadly, at the moment, four casualties have been suffered by the Police. “Additional reinforcement (including the Air Asset of the Police) deployed by the Inspector General of Police is in pursuit of the murderous gang. They shall definitely Read More

Police arrest 4 kidnap suspects in Kebbi

April 16, 2018 Blueprint 0

Kebbi Police Command has apprehended four suspected kidnappers in Koko-Basse local government area of Kebbi and retrieved N800,000 ransom allegedly collected from their victims. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mustapha Suleiman, told newsmen in Birnin Kebbi yesterday that the kidnappers were apprehended by police patrol team along KokoBasse- Fakai road after the gang completed their operations. “The Read More

Offa robbery: Police nab 12, recover victims’ phones, others

April 13, 2018 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Nigeria Police, yesterday said its officers and men have arrested 12 additional suspects in connection with the Offa bank robbery and multiple killing at a police station in Offa, Kwara state, on April 5, 2018. Giving an update to journalists on the investigation at the Force Headquarters, Abuja, Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), ACP Jimoh Moshood, said the suspects Read More

Offa robbery: Reps seek urgent, thorough investigation

April 13, 2018 Joshua Egbodo Abuja 0

-Heavily armed gang of robbers reportedly launched the attack using a convoy of about 10 vehicles -The call to defend themselves indicative of loss of faith in government House of Representatives, yesterday, called on the Nigeria police to launch an urgent and thorough investigation into the deadly bank robbery that occurred in Offa, Kwara State on Th ursday, with a Read More

Benue killings: Police recover 10 corpses

April 7, 2018 Blueprint Newspaper 0

Benue Police Command said it has recovered 10 corpses of villagers killed by suspected herders in Tse-Audu and Enger villages in Gwer West local government area of the state. Fresh attacks by suspected herders were reported in the area on Thursday night. In a statement in Makurdi, the command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Moses Yamu, confirmed that the bodies were Read More

2 killed in Kano over appointment of Village Head

March 26, 2018 ALIYU ASKIRA. Kano 0

    Two people have been reportedly killed in a protest in Sabon Gari Area in Sumaila local government area of Kano state. The two persons were said to have been killed when the villagers were protesting the appointment of a new village head, Jamilu Muhammad, by the Kano emirate council. It was gathered that trouble started when some of Read More

Police headquarters burnt down as Bayelsa Assembly proposes 20years jail for cultists

March 21, 2018 Joy Emmanuel, Yenagoa 0

Suspected armed cultists  has attacked the Divisional headquarter of the Nigerian Police Force in Oporoma, the headquarters of the Southern Ijaw Local Government area Bayelsa State  setting the station ablaze. It was learnt  that the attack on the police station was carried out after a suspected cultist involved in the rescue mission of another cult member from the police was Read More

Boko Haram plans to attack Maiduguri – Police

March 17, 2018 Sadiq Abubakar 0

  The Borno state police command, in collaboration with Operation Lafiya Dole High Command, has disclosed that “dislodged and rampaging Boko Haram terrorists have concluded arrangements to attack parts of Maiduguri metropolis; notably, populated/crowded areas to maximise casualty through the use of vehicles fully primed with IEDs.” This was contained in a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer Read More