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Hafeez Mohammed Now AIG Zone 13 Anambra

Raymond Ozoji, Awka Immediate past Delta State Police Commissioner, Mr. Hafiz Mohammed, is now the new Assistant Inspector General  of Police (AIG), in charge of Zone 13 Ukpo Dunukofia local government area of Anambra state. Mr. Mohammed who has resumed duty as AIG, following the promotion and appointment of his predecessor Dan Mallam as Deputy Inspector General of Police in ...

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Police Unaware As Gunmen Abduct Travellers In Edo

The Edo State Police Command has said it has not been briefed about development relating to the abduction of passengers on Tuesday along the dreaded Benin-Auchi Road. The suspected gunmen kidnapped unspecified number of passengers after attacking an Abuja-bound commercial bus travelling from Benin between Ehor and Iruekpen. The state Police Public Relations Officer, Chidi Nwabuzor, said he had not ...

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Security Agencies Extorting East-Bound Travellers, Igbo Groups Fume

Two major Igbo socio-political organisations, Igbo National Stakeholders Assembly (INSA) and Igbo Amaka Collectives (IAC) have alleged siege on travellers going for Christmas on the Lagos-Ore-Benin Expressway leading to the South Eastern and South South parts of the country. Worried by the hardships, suffering, and humiliation suffered by travellers due to multiple roadblocks and checkpoints mounted by security agencies on the ...

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Lagos Taskforce Impounds 130 Motorcycles Operating In Restricted Areas

•Five Motorists Driving Against Traffic Arrested In Dawn-To-Dusk Enforcement No fewer than 130 commercial motorcycles, popularly known as Okada, that are operating on highways and in other restricted areas in Lagos State have been impounded on Monday in an enforcement carried out by the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Enforcement Agency (Taskforce). The Taskforce also arrested five motorists who flouted the ...

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Rescue Of Fresh Abducted Katsina Students: Army, Police Give Contradictory Account

Security situation worrisome, Kaigama Controversy, yesterday, dogged the reported fresh abduction in Katsina State as the military and the police gave contradictory account of the number of persons rescued and how the operations were undertaken. While the police authorities pegged the number at 84, the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) said 39. Both, however, agreed that the incident took place in Mahuta village, ...

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Police Rescue Another Set Of 80 Abducted Schoolboys In Katsina

The police in Katsina on Sunday confirmed the abduction of another set of 80 students from an Islamiya school in the state on Saturday night. The police, however, said all the 80 students and another four victims have been rescued by security operatives. It was learnt that the 80 students were returning from an Islamic occasion when they ran into ...

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Nigerians Got Their Abusive SARS Police Force Abolished – But Elation Soon Turned To Frustration

A police officer in Lagos, Nigeria, Nov. 3. Olukayode Jaiyeola/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Samuel Fury Childs Daly, Duke University For a brief moment in October, it seemed that youthful protesters calling to “abolish” a police force had succeeded. After weeks of mass demonstrations against police brutality, the government agreed to disband a widely hated police unit. This was in Nigeria, ...

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Between Community Policing And Army’s Spiritual Warfare

By Casmir Igbokwe Nigerian army and police desperately need our help. Both appear overwhelmed by terrorist and criminal activities in the country. While the police are still picking up the pieces after the trauma they faced during the #EndSARS protests, the army is seeking spiritual solution in its battle against terrorists. Before we embark on this spiritual game, let’s realise that ...

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#EndSARS 2: Police, Soldiers Storm Lekki Toll Plaza

In what appears to be an attempt to forestall another round of #EndSARS protests, armed policemen and soldiers have been deployed at the Lekki toll plaza, Lagos. Several motorists informed The PUNCH that the security operatives were deployed around midnight. The Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, did not respond to calls on Monday morning. However, both the military and the police ...

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#EndSARS 2: Abuja Deploys Policemen To Prevent Fresh Protest

As youths prepare to stage a second wave of #ENDSARS protests across the country on Monday, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, Police Command, has concluded arrangements to ensure there is no breakdown of law and order. Efforts to reach the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Yusuf Mariam, proved abortive, but a senior officer in the command, who spoke with ...

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