News - Commissioner of Police

Police Deny Killing Benue Militia Leader, Ghana

3 days ago /
Nation 

Wanted militia leader Terwase Akwaza, popularly known as Ghana, has not been killed by the police, contrary to reports that he has met his doom, the Benue State Police Command said on Thursday. The notorious militia leader was reportedly killed days back when a special police team stormed his group’s hideout...

Ogun Police Nab 67-Year-Old Pastor For Alleged Ritual Killing

3 days ago /
Nation 

A 67-year-old pastor, Samuel Babatunde, has been arrested and paraded by the Ogun State Police Command in connection with the discovery of suspected human parts buried inside a church. The cleric, who is the head of a branch of the Cherubim and Seraphim Church, located on Egan Road in Iyana-Iyesi area...

44 Minors Rescued From Traffickers In Kaduna

4 days ago /
Nation 

The Kaduna State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says it has intercepted two suspected human traffickers and rescued 44 minors. The Sector Commander, Malam Umar Ibrahim, told reporters in Kaduna on Thursday that the suspects, a driver and one other adult were arrested on Wednesday on Kaduna...

Police: Why We Did Not Arrest Attackers Of Charlie Boy’s Group

4 days ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Police wednesday gave reasons why they did not arrest those who attacked members of ‘OurMumuDonDo’ movement asking for the return or resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari from office. The group, led by popular musician and entertainer, Charlie Boy, had gone to Wuse Market last Tuesday to protest, but were...

Konduga Attack: Death Toll Rises To 16

5 days ago /
Nation 

The death toll from the Konduga attack which occurred on Tuesday has risen to 16 while 84 others are injured. The incident occurred when two female suicide bombers and a male counterpart approached a mini motor park in Konduga town, the Head Quarter of Konduga Local Government Area, detonated the IED strapped to...

Court Adjourns Ruling On Evans’ Case Against Police

5 days ago /
Nation 

The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has adjourned till Wednesday to rule on whether to hear a fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by suspected billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, popularly known as Evans. Justice Abdulaziz Anka adjourned the case on Tuesday after listening to the submissions of counsel to Evans, Olukoya...

Gunmen Kill Two Near Anambra Church

1 week ago /
Nation 

Two persons including a police officer have been reportedly killed after gunmen struck near the Assemblies of God Church on Oguta road in Onitsha, Anambra State. Newsmen gathered that the gunmen were armed robbers who had been in the process of staging a raid when they sighted the police patrol. They reportedly...

Anambra Church Attackers Will Face Justice, Says Osinbajo

1 week ago /
Nation 

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo said on Monday that the attackers who killed 12 worshippers at St Philips Catholic Church, Ozubulu, in Anambra State will be brought to justice for the “heinous crime”. "The Acting President has been in touch with the Anambra State Governor, Willy Obiano, police authorities and other security...

Anambra Church Attack: Police Nab Suspects

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Police have apprehended some suspects allegedly involved in the killing of 12 people at the St. Philips Catholic Church in Ozubulu area of Anambra State. The State Governor, Willie Obiano, who visited the scene of the attack had promised that investigations would commence immediately to bring the perpetrators to book. Giving...

Anambra Church Attack: Eleven People Confirmed Dead

2 weeks ago /
Security 

Eleven people have been confirmed dead following the attack by gunmen on St Philip’s catholic church, Ozubulu in Ekwusigo council area of Anambra state Briefing newsmen shortly after the incident the state commissioner of police Garba Umar said it was a rift between two members of the community that live abroad. Anambra...

Kaduna-Abuja Highway: Police Kill Kidnapper, Arrest Four Others

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Operatives of the Special Mobile Force Unit of the Kaduna State Police Command have arrested four suspected kidnappers terrorising motorists along the Kaduna-Abuja Highway. According to the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Agyole Abeh, one other kidnapper was killed by the security operatives during a shootout. Parading the suspected kidnappers at...

Crime: Police Commence New Operations On Abuja-Kaduna Highway

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, has deployed a Joint Police Team with a mandate to wipe out kidnappers on the Abuja-Kaduna Highway. The team deployed in Rijanah, Kaduna State comprises the Special Police Force, Police Mobile Force, Counter Terrorism Squad, Anti-Kidnapping Units, Intelligence Response Team, Special Tactical Squad,...

Escaped Boko Haram Suspect Arrested In Abuja

3 weeks ago /
Security 

A suspected member of the Boko Haram terrorist group who escaped from Sambisa forest has been arrested in the federal capital territory, Abuja. The FCT commissioner of police Musa Kumo who paraded the suspect says he was arrested following tip-off from members of Gwako community in Gwagwalada area council of the...

Police Takes Crime, Cultism Campaign To Schools In Bayelsa

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Bayelsa Police Command has commenced a campaign against cultism following the spread of the menace amongst teenagers and is taking its advocacy to schools in Bayelsa. Most violent crimes resulting in the killing of victims recorded within the past six months in Bayelsa including the most recent killing of a...

37 Killed In Kaduna As Herdsmen, Farmers Clash

1 month ago /
Nation 

Tragedy struck again in Kaduna State on Tuesday as 37 people were reported killed in Kajuru Local Government Area of the state. The incident came barely three days after four herdsmen were said to have been killed by gunmen in the same place. The fresh round of violence is said to have...

Borno: Containerized Police Stations Delivered To IDP Camps

1 month ago /
Security 

Nine containerized police stations have been delivered to the Borno State command for use in internally displaced persons' camps. The donation is coming under the Nigerian policing Programme being undertaken by the UK government's security and justice reform programme. Representative of the donor agency, Kemi Okenyodo, explains that the containerized police stations...

Elders Of Askira-Uba Margi Complain Over Silence On The Abduction Of 14 Women And Girls

1 month ago /
Security 

Some concerned elders of Askira-uba Margi community in Borno state are complaining over what they describe as, seeming silence, by the authorities, over the abduction of 14 women and girls, all indigenes of Askira-Uba local government area, by Boko haram insurgents, recently. They have therefore resolved to take their complaint to...

Policemen Fire FRSC Officers For Stopping Abia Speaker’s Wife’s Car

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Abia State House of Assembly Speaker,  Chikwendu Kalu, on Saturday, allegedly ordered some policemen in the state to shoot officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps on patrol. Eyewitnesses told reporters  that the speaker gave the order when the FRSC officers stopped the Sport Utility Vehicle his wife was travelling...

Gunmen Kidnap 14 Passengers In Rivers, Demand ₦14m Ransom

1 month ago /
Security 

No fewer than fourteen passengers travelling from Warri in Delta State to Port-Harcourt, the Rivers State have been allegedly kidnapped by gunmen at Rumoji, near Port-Harcourt in Rivers State. It was gathered that the heavily armed gunmen waylaid the bus, which belongs to a popular transport company, and dragged all the...

Badoo Attacks: Ogun Police Warns Residents Against Jungle Justice

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Ogun State Police Command has warned residents of the state of jungle justice to avoid loss of lives in the current onslaught against members of the dreaded Badoo cult group and other criminals. The State Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu handed down this warning in Ogijo, a border town with...


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