Katsina police engage bandits in gun battle, rescue abducted victim

The police in Katsina State on Monday engaged bandits in a gun duel in the Safana Local Government Area during which they rescued a 55 year-old-woman, Hafsatu Idris.The bandits reportedly attacked Gamma village in the council around 1 am, during which Idris was kidnapped.The spokesman for the state command, SP Gambo Isah, said, “The Operation[...]

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Frenchman fined for breaking lockdown to go ‘beat someone up’

A man in the Brittany region of northwest France has been fined by police and faces further legal proceedings after breaking the country’s coronavirus lockdown with the written explanation that he was going out to “smash a guy’s face in.”All people in France who go outdoors for any reason during its current lockdown to combat[...]

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FCT police arrests car thief who stole FRSC patrol van

Operatives of the FCT Police Command, on Saturday, arrested a car thief who stole a patrol van belonging to the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) headquarters from where it was packed at Wise Zone 5, Abuja.The arrest was made at Bwari area which is a border community between FCT and Kaduna state.DSP Anjuguri Manzah, FCT[...]

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Police deny killing of Ibadan One Million Boys’ leader

The Oyo State Police Command has denied that men of the command were responsible for the killing of Biola Ebila, the alleged gang leader of the ‘One Million Boys’ in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.Ebila was reportedly killed in the Kudeti area of Ibadan on Sunday following a clash between two rival cult groups.The state[...]

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Salami Panel: interest on recovered N550 billion re-looted under Magu

The panel investigating Ibrahim Magu, suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has indicted the commission of re-looting some recovered loot. According to NAN, the EFCC was indicted in the report of the panel as it was discovered that the interest on the N550 billion recovered by the agency under Magu[...]

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American police not treated fairly – Trump

Donald Trump said Wednesday that US police have “not been treated fairly” and appeared to defend a white officer charged with the murder of a black man.Atlanta police officer Garrett Rolfe was charged with murder Wednesday for shooting African American Rayshard Brooks in the back, and aggravated the case by kicking the 27-year-old as he[...]

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Atlanta police chief resigns after officer kills black man

The police chief in the US city of Atlanta resigned after an officer fatally shot a black man during an arrest, the mayor said Saturday, with the new killing injecting fresh anger into protests against racism and police brutality. Images on local media showed hundreds of protesters in the streets on Saturday and flames engulfing[...]

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Security agents killed more Nigerians within 14 days than coronavirus ―NHRC

The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, on Wednesday, said it was worried that within the initial lockdown period, security agents across the country, extra-judicially killed more Nigerians than the dreaded Coronavirus.The Commission, in a statement that was signed by its Executive Secretary, Mr. Tony Ojukwu, decried that whereas COVID-19 only led to the death of[...]

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Unknown gunmen kidnap Benue State college of education provost

The Benue State Police Command has confirmed that gunmen have kidnapped the Provost, College of Education, Katsina Ala, Mr Tsavwua Gborigyo.     The State Police Public Relations Office, DSP Catherine Anene said the provost was abducted during the weekend. Anene disclosed that the provost was kidnapped at Ihugh in Vandiekya on his way back[...]

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IGP: 54 Shi’ites members arrested so far over bloody protest in Abuja, Buhari has given us marching orders

On Monday, President Buhari received briefing from the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, over Shiites bloody protests in Abuja. The protest and resulting clash claimed almost deaths, including a channels reporter, NYSC Corps member and other civilians including the shitte members   At the closed door meeting, the president directed the IGP to take[...]

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Issue arrest warrant to Biodun Fatoyinbo, lawyers tell police

The Coalition of Public Interests Lawyers and Advocates (COPA) has asked the police to issue a warrant of arrest to Biodun Fatoyinbo, senior pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA). In a statement released in Abuja on Monday, Pelumi Olajengbesi, convener of COPA, said the police is not handling the rape allegation with the urgency and seriousness[...]

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12 persons have so far been killed in fresh Agatu communal clash

No fewer than 12 persons were reportedly killed  in Okokolo village, Benue State, by some youhs from Abugbe village, Agatu Local Government Area of  the state, yesterday. The invading Abugbe youths, according to sources had stormed Okokolo while locals were in their various churches worshiping. Several houses were also said to have been burnt while[...]

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Hon. Abike Dabiri- Erewa: Man who destroyed cars at Nigerian High Commission in the UK identified, arrested

The Nigerian man who destroyed five cars belonging to the Nigerian High Commission in the United Kingdom yesterday June 17th has now been identified as Jeffery Apkovweta Ewohime. According to reports, the 32-year-old had arrived late at the Embassy for his appointment and was turned back. Frustrated that he could not achieve his aim, Ewohime took his frustration out[...]

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Nigerian police working on an app to fight rise in violent crimes

The Nigerian police is preparing to launch a mobile app which it says would help in its fight against the rising crime wave in the country as reported by Premium Times . The app, called police-VGS, is in its test-running stage, the police said on Saturday via Twitter. The police said in a promotional video[...]

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Yakubu Lame, ex-police affairs minister, is dead

Ibrahim Yakubu Lame, a minister of police affairs during the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, is dead. Lame, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was said to have died on Saturday night, at a Turkish hospital in Abuja, where he had been on admission for some weeks. He has since been buried[...]

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Breaking: Acting IGP Muhammad Adamu confirmed as IG of Police

President Muhammadu Buhari earlier chaired a meeting of the Nigeria Police Council which comprises the country’s 36 state governors and the chairman of the Police Service Commission. At the end of the meeting the Acting Inspector General of Police Mr Muhammad Adamu has been confirmed as substantive Inspector General of Police. Mr Adamu was appointed[...]

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Dubai Police adds 187mph Luxury Maserati to patrol fleet

Dubai Police has added luxury Italian automaker Maserati’s sports coupe, the GranTurismo, to its fleet of patrol cars. Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, received the car which is equipped with a 4.7-litre, 460-hp V8 engine and capable of speeds of up to 187mph, from UAE importer-dealer Al Tayer Motors. Al[...]

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