News - Inspector General of Police

IGP To Convene National Security Summit

4 days ago /
Nation 

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has announced plans to convene a National Security Summit as part of efforts to tackle the rising cases of kidnapping in the country. Speaking at a meeting with Commissioners of Police and Senior Police officers in Abuja, Mr Idris says the increasing cases of...

Osinbajo In Crucial Meeting With Heads Of Anti-Graft, Security Agencies

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday,  held closed-doors meeting with heads of security and anti-corruption agencies in the country. The meeting, it was gathered, was not unconnected with the resolve of the federal government to strengthen the fight against corruption. Among those who attended the meeting which lasted for about two...

No Gambian Money Missing, Barrow Spokesman Says

3 weeks ago /
International News 

New Gambian President Adama Barrow’s spokesman has denied that any money is missing from Gambian state coffers following allegations by an adviser to Mr Barrow that about $11m had disappeared. Halifa Sallah told the BBC's Alastair Leithead that The Gambia's central bank and all other banks in the country were "functioning...

Police Advocate National Unity And Patriotism

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Inspector General of Police,  Ibrahim Idris, has appealed to religious and political leaders in Nigeria to be patriotic and exhibit acts capable of unifying the country and her people. Addressing senior officers of the police force in Abuja, Mr Idris decried the actions of some leaders in southern Kaduna, which...

Obiano Launches Smart Bikes Unit To Improve Anambra Security

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Anambra state Governor, Willie Obiano, has launched a Motor Bikes Security Unit with 50 smart bikes to complement the already existing security operations of other special units in the state. Along with the bikes, a set of fully kitted and well trained Police riders, were presented at the Governor’s Lodge,...

Obasanjo Wants More Support For Police From Community Leaders

2 months ago /
Nation 

A former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has enlisted the support of religious and community leaders for the Nigeria Police Force in the onerous task of securing lives and property of citizens. Mr Obasanjo made the request in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State at the maiden meeting of the Eminent...

Rivers Re-run: Police Vow To Punish Partisan Officials

2 months ago /
Politics 

Any police officer that aligns with any politician or political party during the legislative re-run elections in Rivers State will be severely dealt with, the leadership of the force warned on Friday. The warning was issued by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, during a meeting with police officers ahead...

Rivers Rerun: INEC, Security Agencies Meet With Political Parties

2 months ago /
Politics 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the various security agencies, as well as political party leaders and their candidates have met again in continuous efforts to ensure that Saturday’s re-run polls in Rivers State are hitch-free. With the poll already generating tension, the deputy Inspector General Of Police in charge of...

Police Arrest Kidnappers Of Dangote Employees

2 months ago /
Nation 

The IGP Intelligence Response Team (IRT), has recorded another breakthrough with the arrest of three of the kidnappers that murdered one and kidnapped five expatriate members of staff of Dangote group. The IRT, armed with credible intelligence, between November 27, 2016 and December 3, 2016 arrested three of the kidnappers; Abubakar...

Police IG Sets Probe Panel To Investigate Anomalies With Cops Payment

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Inspector general of police, IGP Ibrahim Idris has set up a probe panel to investigate the anomalies connected with the payment of the allowances of policemen deployed for the governorship election in Ondo state. The special investigation panel headed by a retired assistant inspector general, Ali Ahmadu. A statement by...

Amnesty International Accuses Security Forces Of Killing 150 IPOB Supporters

2 months ago /
Nation 

A rights group, Amnesty International, has accused security forces in Nigeria of killing at least 150 members and supporters of the pro-Biafran organisation, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). It also says hundreds have been injured during non-violent meetings, marches and other gatherings. In a report released by the group on Thursday and...

128 Police Officials Killed In 3 Months, IGP Says

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) in Nigeria, Ibrahim Idris, has described as deeply worrisome the rate at which officers and men lose their lives in the course of discharging their statutory duties. Condemning attacks on police officials, the IGP in a statement on Wednesday said, “These line of duty resultant...

Ondo Election: IGP Deploys 26,000 Police Men

2 months ago /
Politics 

Ahead of the Ondo state governorship elections, Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has approved deployment of additional 26,000 conventional Police personnel. This is following his directive that a robust and elaborate security arrangement be implemented in Ondo State to ensure peaceful, credible, free and fair elections. According to a statement released...

Ondo Election: IGP Urges Officers To Be Alert During Election

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has appealed to police officers and men in Ondo State to conduct all their operations during the gubernatorial election with utmost seriousness and alertness. The IGP made the appeal while addressing the officers at the state command headquarters in Akure, on his visit to...

Police Set To Give Former IGP, Late Etim Inyang Befitting Funeral

3 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Police is set to give a former Inspector General of Police, late sir Etim Inyang, who died on the Septemeber 26, 2016, a befitting funeral. The Deputy Inspector General in charge of Training and Development, Force Headquarters, D.I.G Emmanuel Inyang, made this known when he visited the Akwa Ibom...

Benue Govt. Beefs Up Security Ahead Of Herdsmen Crisis

3 months ago /
Nation 

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has beefed up security in the state, in order to forestall any incidents that may occur between herdsmen and farmers. He constituted the state and local government joint security committees, comprising security agencies, farmers and herdsmen to prevent the ugly crisis, which he says has...

Buhari Orders Action On Allegations Of IDP Abuse

3 months ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s President,  Muhammadu Buhari,  is worried and shocked by the recently released Human Rights Watch (HRW) report which alleges sexual abuse and exploitation of women and girls in camps for those displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency. He has therefore ordered an immediate investigation into the allegation. The Senior Special Assistant to...

Edo: Police Deploy 25,000, Restrict Movement

4 months ago /
Judiciary  

No fewer than 25,000 police officers would be deployed in Edo state and restriction placed on vehicular movement during the governorship election. The restriction on vehicular movement is with effect from midnight of Tuesday to 6pm on Wednesday, except for vehicles on essential duties. According to the Force Public Relations Officer, Mr....

Vice President Osinbajo Lays Foundation Of Police Crime And Incident Data Base

5 months ago /
Nation  Security 

The Federal Government of Nigeria has directed the Nigerian Police Force to put collaborative machinery in place between its information technology platforms with that of similar ICT and biometric platforms of organizations like INEC, BVN, and Pensions. Nigeria's Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, gave the directive on Thursday at the foundation laying...

Roadmap To Peace In Rivers State

6 months ago /
Nation  Security 

The acting inspector general of police, Ibrahim Idris, and the director general of department of state services, Musa Daura, have met with the two major players in the politics of rivers state, governor Nyesom Wike and transportation minister, Rotimi Amaechi, at a crucial meeting in Abuja on Tuesday the parties...


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