Sunday, October 17

Tag: Ammunition

Proliferation of arms: Why Nigeria must domesticate ECOWAS treaties urgently – NATFORCE DG
News

Proliferation of arms: Why Nigeria must domesticate ECOWAS treaties urgently – NATFORCE DG

The acting Director-General of National Taskforce, Baba Mohammed, said Nigeria must domesticate ECOWAS treaties and conventions because of the alarming proliferation of arms, and weapons into the country. Mohammed was represented by the Director of Katsina State Command, Alhaji Mustaba Abdullahi in an interview with newsmen after the House Committee on Treaties, Protocols and Agreements public hearing on a “bill for Act to enable effect to be given in the Federal Republic of Nigeria, to the ECOWAS convention on small arms and light weapons, ammunition and other related matters. The acting DG said Nigeria was the biggest recipient of illegal arms, saying NATFORCE’s responsibility is to synergise with other security agencies in tackling proliferation. He said his organisation will t...
Delta: Police arrest motorcyclist with ammunition concealed in bag of garri
News

Delta: Police arrest motorcyclist with ammunition concealed in bag of garri

A Police patrol team from Bomadi Division on routine stop-and-search duty has arrested a 37-year-old cyclist, Solomon Ebe, with 340 rounds of live AK-47 ammunition concealed in a bag of garri along Bomadi/ Tuomo road in Delta State. The suspect was arrested based on reasonable suspicion after they flagged him down. The Delta State Police Command, led by CP Ari Muhammed Ali, disclosed this in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe. The Police image maker said, “The operatives who were discrete in their responsibilities on reasonable suspicion decided to search the suspect and the bag. “Upon search, 340 rounds of AK-47 live ammunition hidden inside the garri were recovered.” While noting that the suspect was arrested, DSP Edafe said, “inves...
Boko Haram: Nigerian troops kill 85 terrorists as 2,783 surrender – DHQ
News

Boko Haram: Nigerian troops kill 85 terrorists as 2,783 surrender – DHQ

The Defence Headquarters on Thursday said, troops of the Joint Task Force (North East), Operation Hadin Kai eliminated 85 Boko Haram/Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP), terrorists in one month. Brig-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, the Acting Director, Defence Media Operation, stated this in Abuja while providing an update on the military operations across Nigeria between September 2 and 30. Onyeuko also reported that a total of 2,783 terrorists and their family members surrendered to the troops as a result of the intensity of fire from artillery and air bombardment during the period as part of ongoing mass surrender by the Boko Haram members in Borno State. He said, “This feat was achieved at Daban Masara, north of Lake Chad in Kukawa LGA of Borno State, from where the criminal ...
One dies as soldiers nab policeman with 370 bullets in Jos
News

One dies as soldiers nab policeman with 370 bullets in Jos

Troops of Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH), on Thursday, intercepted two suspects with 370 rounds of ammunition. The bullets were concealed in a Toyota Pathfinder with registration number Plateau LGT 772 JN. The driver had attempted to maneuvre the military check point at Werreng along road Barkin Ladi – Jos, the Plateau capital. “The car hit the barricade which resulted in the death of one of the suspects”, Major Ishaku Takwa, Military Information Officer said in a statement. Preliminary investigation revealed that one of them is Sergeant Azi Jonathan, a 30-year old police traffic warden. The deceased is Nengak Daniel, 60 years. His body has been handed over to the Police Divisional Headquarters at Barkin Ladi, while Jonathan is undergoing further interrogation. Other items r...
IGP reacts as police arrest 1,503 high-profile criminal suspects, rescue 393 victims
News

IGP reacts as police arrest 1,503 high-profile criminal suspects, rescue 393 victims

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has commended the Katsina State Police Command for arresting 1,503 high-profile criminal suspects and securing the freedom of 393 kidnapped victims The command also recovered 4-GPMG, 37-AK47 rifles, 288 anti-aircraft ammunition This was contained in a statement on Friday by CP Frank Mba Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja He further commended the state command for rescuing kidnapped victims and reuniting them with their families, as it showed improving public confidence. He said the IGP gave the commendation during a one-day official visit to Katsina State on Thursday, 2nd September, 2021. He said the visit was part of efforts at carrying out on-the-spot security assessments in the State, and to...
Wanted criminal arrested with 53 AK-47 magazines, 260 live ammunition in Nasarawa
News

Wanted criminal arrested with 53 AK-47 magazines, 260 live ammunition in Nasarawa

The Nasarawa State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has apprehended a suspected criminal, Likita Abubakar, who was conveying 53 AK-47 Magazine and 260 rounds of live ammunition to an unknown destination in the state. Spokesperson of the command, ASP Ramhan Nansel, who disclosed this in a statement on Saturday, said the suspect has been on the police wanted list for armed robbery and kidnapping offences. "On 21/8/2021 at about 0900hrs, sequel to information received which indicated that, a suspected criminal who has been on the wanted list of the Nasarawa State Police Command for offences ranging from Armed robbery to Kidnapping was sighted at Alushi Junction, Akwanga LGA, Nasarawa State, a detachment of Police operatives attached to Akwanga Division were immediately deployed t...
Bandits shot dead by police in Ogun state
News

Bandits shot dead by police in Ogun state

Two bandits have been shot dead in a gun battle with police in Ogun State. Spokesman of Ogun police Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi said two AK-47 rifles were recovered from the bandits during the crossfire which occurred at Bere forest in Onigaari area along Lagos-Ibadan Express way. Oyeyemi disclosed that the armed bandits opened fire on men of the command who were on a combing operation in the forest following a tip off. He said; "At the end of the encounter, one of the bandits was shot dead on the spot, while others escaped with varying degrees of gunshot injuries. “Searching the forest further, one of the bandits with bullets wound was arrested in the bush but gave up the ghost few minutes after. “Two Ak 47 riffles with breech numbers 1983NF1040 and 1987-3-CA-1212 with f...
Court Dismisses Evans’ N200m suit against police over seized trucks
News

Court Dismisses Evans’ N200m suit against police over seized trucks

A Lagos state division of the Court of Appeal on Thursday August 12, dismissed an appeal filed by suspected kidnapper Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, also known as Evans, against the judgment of Justice Hadizat Rabiu-Shagari of the Federal High Court, Lagos over his seized 25 trucks by the Nigeria Police. Respondents in the case filed by Evans' lawyer, Mr. Olukoya Ogungbeje, are the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Inspector-General of Police Response Team (IRT), Lagos State Commissioner of Police and Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). Evans in the lawsuit accused the Inspector-General of Police and four others of unlawfully seizing his 25 trucks without court order on June 15, 2017, and converting them to their own. He asked the court to award N200 million as general and exemplary damag...
Bandits shoot former Zamfara councillor, kidnap his wife and 8-month-old baby
News

Bandits shoot former Zamfara councillor, kidnap his wife and 8-month-old baby

Gunmen suspected to be bandits invaded Damba area of Gusau, Zamfara State, shot a former councillor and abducted his wife and their eight-month-old baby. Haruna Babangida Damba, the former councillor of Tudun-Wada Gusau ward said the gunmen invaded their residence at the Government Residential Quarter in Damba, on Wednesday, August 11, shooting him and taking his 26-year-old wife, Hassana Saudaki. Speaking to Channels Television, Damba said the gunmen who were about four started their operation from 12: 00 am shooting sporadically for over one hour, before whisking his wife and son to an undisclosed location. Damba said he put a distress call to the police immediately to come to his rescue but they did not show up until 3:00 am after the criminals...
19 more Boko Haram Fighters Surrender to Troops in Borno
News

19 more Boko Haram Fighters Surrender to Troops in Borno

19 Boko Haram fighters have surrendered to Nigerian army in Bama, Borno state. This is coming barely 3 days after 28 insurgents surrendered in the area. Army spokesperson, Onyema Nwachukwu said the Boko Haram fighters who surrendered were those who hitherto hibernated around the fringes of Sambisa forest, their stronghold. He attributed it to ongoing offensives carried out by troops in the area. The statement read;   “In continuation of the ongoing intensive clearance operations across the theatre of Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK), more Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) and elements of Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) and their families, who have hitherto hibernated around the fringes of Sambisa forest have yielded to troops’ heavy artillery and air bombardments and ...
Kidnapper shot dead as police rescue victim in Benue
News

Kidnapper shot dead as police rescue victim in Benue

A suspected kidnapper has been shot dead following a gun battle with the police in Benue State. The state police command, DSP Catherine Anene said a kidnap victim was rescued during the incident which took place in Logo Local Government Area. Anene said Peter Ogbonna was rescued after operatives of Operation Zenda Crack Squad extended their work to Logo area during which they tracked the kidnappers to their den. She said;   “Today, 4/8/2021 information was received that gunmen who kidnapped Mr. Peter Ogbonna of Ugba town were in a hideout at Tse-Atoov, Alabar, Logo LGA, the operatives quickly swung into action by invading the hideout. “On sighting the police, suspects engaged them in an exchange of fire but the police were able to subdue them and three (3) of the...
‘We Call on God to deal with Buhari’- Afenifere chieftain Ayo Adebanjo kicks over Igboho’s arrest
News

‘We Call on God to deal with Buhari’- Afenifere chieftain Ayo Adebanjo kicks over Igboho’s arrest

Leader of Afenifere, the Yoruba socio-political group, Ayo Adebanjo, has said God will "deal with" President Buhari even as he kicked against plans by the Federal government to seek for the extradition of Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho. Igboho was arrested in the Benin Republic on Monday, July 19, while attempting to fly to Germany with his wife, Ropu. He was arrested and arraigned before a Beninoiese court on Thursday for being in possession of a fake Benin passport. The Federal government has reportedly been making moves to extradite him to Nigeria to face more charges. Speaking on Arise TV, 93-year-old Adebanjo said Igboho is a “political prisoner”, and that the federal government has “no right” to seek his extradition. ''The-power-that-be wants t...
Like Nnamdi Kanu, DSS Collates Audio, Video Evidence To Nail Sunday Igboho
News

Like Nnamdi Kanu, DSS Collates Audio, Video Evidence To Nail Sunday Igboho

According to a report by Daily Post, similar to the case of Nnamdi Kanu, the Department of State Services (DSS) has garnered audio and video recordings to be used against Sunday Igboho in the event of a trial in Nigeria. The federal government wants him extradited from Benin Republic. The presidency and relevant security agencies have remained silent on the Monday incident at the Cadjèhoun Airport in Cotonou. Igboho, real name Sunday Adeyemo, may face charges related to treasonable felony for urging people to take up arms. Igboho openly boasted he could help to procure guns and that anybody caught with one should tell the authorities he made the provision. In a viral video, the 48-year-old separatist encouraged communities to buy arms and ammunition for their youths.
Delta State Police declare war on cultism; arrest over 100 suspected cultists, foil initiation ceremony
News

Delta State Police declare war on cultism; arrest over 100 suspected cultists, foil initiation ceremony

The Delta State Police Command has arrested over 100 suspected cultists in different parts of the state. Acting spokesperson of the command, DSP Bright Edafe, who disclosed this in a statement on Saturday, July 17, said a cult initiation process was also foiled by police operatives. According to the PPRO, police patrol along Ibusa-Ogwashi-Uku – Issele-Azagba road after Ogwashi-Uku Polytechnic, received information that a group of suspected cultists came out from the bush with intent to cause mayhem. "On the 15/7/2021 at about 2050hrs, Commander of RRS Delta and team while on visibility patrol along Ibusa-Ogwashi-Uku – Issele-Azagba road after Ogwashi-Uku Polytechnic, received information that a group of suspected cultist came out from the bush with intent to cause mayhem," he ...
Graphic video showing Taliban fighters execute 22 Afghan special forces as they try to surrender after US forces left Afghanistan
News

Graphic video showing Taliban fighters execute 22 Afghan special forces as they try to surrender after US forces left Afghanistan

Videos have emerged showing the Taliban militant group killing Afghanistan special forces. The killings allegedly happened on June 16 in the town of Dawlat Abad by the Taliban in Faryab province, close to Afghanistan's border with Turkmenistan. Across Afghanistan, tens of thousands of civilians have been displaced amid a surge in fighting that followed US President Joe Biden's announcement that all US troops will be withdrawn from the country by September 11. Since then, the Talibans claim to have taken control of nearly 200 districts across Afghanistan -- mostly in the north and north-west. In many areas, they have met little resistance. Newly uploaded videos show the commandos' bodies strewn across an outdoor market. After a fierce battle to hold the town,  the commandos ...
Police arrest 8 suspected members of Black Axe Confraternity cult group in Delta
News

Police arrest 8 suspected members of Black Axe Confraternity cult group in Delta

The Delta State Police Command has arrested eight suspected members of the Black Axe Confraternity cult group in Okpe Local Government Area of the state. Acting spokesperson of the command, DSP Bright Edafe, who disclosed this in a astatement on Sunday, July 11, said a 25-year-old female identified as Hope Agbogidi, was among the suspected cultists arrested. "On the 7/7/2021 at about 1400hrs, in line with Commissioner of police directives on cult activities, bearing in mind that 7th July of every year is the day singled out by Aiye contratanity cult group to mark their day and also bring out their ugly faces thereby causing mayhem in the society," he stated. "The Commissioner of Police in his usual proactive ways, directed that all DPOs be on the lookout and ensure that all thei...
We were shackled, beaten with cables, made to sleep under rain in kidnappers’ den – Kaduna Polytechnic abductee shares his experience in the kidnappers’ den
News

We were shackled, beaten with cables, made to sleep under rain in kidnappers’ den – Kaduna Polytechnic abductee shares his experience in the kidnappers’ den

One of the kidnapped students of Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria who regained freedom from the kidnappers' den last Thursday, July 8, has shared details of how he and others were tortured by the bandits. The armed bandits on June 10 stormed the school in the night and abducted staff and students of the school. After 28 days of being held captive, they all regained their freedom. In a chat with The Nation, one of the students recounted how they were made to sleep in the open and under rain for 10 out of the 28 days they spent in the bandits’ den. “We handed everything over to God when we realised that there was no way we could escape from the bandits’ camp. In fact, trying to run away was like endangering your life, because there were other camps in the fore...
Sunday Igboho writes FG, demands N500m compensation for damage to his house and cars
News

Sunday Igboho writes FG, demands N500m compensation for damage to his house and cars

Embattled Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Igboho, has estimated the losses incurred during the raid of his Ibadan apartment by DSS agents last Thursday, July 1 at N500 million. Igboho said this in a letter written to the Federal government through his counsel Chief Yomi Alliyu (SAN). The activist in his letter sought a public apology for what he called a violation of his fundamental rights during the invasion of his house and the institution of a probe of the action of the security officials that conducted the raid. Alliyu alleged that those arrested in Igboho’s house were allegedly being tortured to incriminate him and state that guns and ammunition were recovered from his house. “Sunday Igboho knew that he would be arrested one day hence retaining our services. He could not be ...
How Sunday Igboho Ordered Purchase Of Guns For Yoruba Youths (Video)
News

How Sunday Igboho Ordered Purchase Of Guns For Yoruba Youths (Video)

A video has surfaced on social media showing Sunday Adeyemo, the Yoruba secessionist, popularly known as Sunday Igboho talking to some community leaders to buy guns for their youths. Sunday Igboho, who is now wanted by the Department of State Services (DSS) for allegedly being in possession of fire arms and ammunitions, said in the video that no government can stop anybody from bearing arms this time. Igboho, on Friday, said he has been protecting himself with traditional powers and not with guns.However, his words in the video appears to be in sharp contrast with the claim that he only protects himself with spiritual powers. In the video, the self-acclaimed activist said the guns are to protect themselves and not to rob. He declared that anybody caught with a gun sho...
DSS declares Sunday Igboho wanted, parades his ‘Foot Soldiers’ and arms allegedly recovered from his residence
News

DSS declares Sunday Igboho wanted, parades his ‘Foot Soldiers’ and arms allegedly recovered from his residence

The Department of State Services (DSS) has declared Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, wanted. The spokesperson for the service, Peter Afunnaya, while addressing newsmen in Abuja on Thursday, July 1, confirmed that the agency carried out the raid on Igboho's Ibadan residence in the early hours of Thursday, July 1. He said the service got intelligence that Ighoho had stockpiled arms in his house. According to Afunnaya, DSS operatives came under heavy attack by nine men suspected to be his guards with six of them armed with AK- 47 and pump-action rifles. Afunnaya said during the exchange of gunfire, two of Igboho's men were gunned down while the rest were subdued and arrested. He added that one of the operatives sustained gunshot injuries ...
Soldiers and terrorists killed in fierce battle in Borno
News

Soldiers and terrorists killed in fierce battle in Borno

A fierce battle at Bula, Yobe axis of Banki in Bama Local Government Area of Borno state has led to the death of some terrorists and soldiers. An intelligence officer told PRNigeria that the insurgents had attempted to attack a military formation, leading to a gun battle with men of 21 Armoured Brigade Bama under Operation Hadin Kai which lasted for two hours. Channels Television reported that the terrorists based in Sambisa forest stormed their target from different directions with about six gun trucks, but withdrew in disarray with a large number of them suffering fatal injuries. The source said; “The terrorists withdrew in disarray with a large number of them suffering fatal injuries, leaving behind several weapons and ammunition including anti-aircraft gun barrel, AK 47 r...
Suspect Flees into Forest as Delta Police Intercept AK-47, 138 live ammunition Concealed in bag of rice
News

Suspect Flees into Forest as Delta Police Intercept AK-47, 138 live ammunition Concealed in bag of rice

Operatives of the Delta State Police Command codenamed Eagle-Net Special Squad, have intercepted 138 rounds of AK-47 live ammunitions, one AK-47 magazine, one Baretta pistol magazine and a knife concealed in a bag of rice. Acting spokesperson of the command, DSP Bright Edafe, who disclosed this in a statement on Saturday, June 12, said the bag of rice containing the arms and ammunition was recovered from a commercial vehicle, a dark green Mazda 626 saloon car with Reg. No. UGH 722 AA along Ughelli-Porthacourt road on Friday. Edafe said one of the six occupants of the vehicle was identified as the owner of the bag, however, he fled into the forest while all efforts to catch him proved abortive. "On 11/6/2021 at about 1630hrs while team Eagle-net special squad were on routine patr...
Three soldiers injured as troops kill ISWAP terrorists
News

Three soldiers injured as troops kill ISWAP terrorists

Several ISWAP Terrorists have been killed troops of the Nigerian Army under the Operation Hadin Kai in Dikwa town, Borno State. Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima said the gallant troops decisively dealt with the terrorists who were attempting to infiltrate the town on Tuesday June 8. The terrorists reportedly came into the town in five gun trucks, motorcycles and foot. They were however, met with superior fire power by troops in conjunction with air bombardment by Air Task Force. The statement read; “The marauding terrorists were thoroughly vanquished forcing them to withdraw in high state of confusion abandoning their truck, guns and ammunition. “During the encounter, six members of the terrorists groups were neutralized, several others wer...
Nobody Should Pay Ransom if I’m Kidnapped – El-Rufai’s wife
News

Nobody Should Pay Ransom if I’m Kidnapped – El-Rufai’s wife

Hajia Asia El-Rufai, wife of Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has said that there should be no payment of ransom should she be kidnapped. Asia who addressed participants of a peace and security training organized for Kaduna women by Equal Access International (EAI) on Wednesday June 9, stated that Nigerians must sacrifice to end banditry and kidnapping. She also said that she is ready to die in the hands of kidnappers if it will bring peace to the country. The Kaduna state Governor's wife said; "We must sacrifice to bring this to an end. I am ready to die in the hands of kidnappers if it will bring peace to this country. “For as long as you continue to pay ransome, it is like you are adding kerosene to fire. you are giving bandits, kidnappers money for ammunition to...
Police Kill alleged IPOB Lead Executioner and five others
News

Police Kill alleged IPOB Lead Executioner and five others

A joint military and police team on Sunday morning, June 6, killed six suspected gunmen alleged to have attempted an attack on the Imo State Police Command headquarters. The police have identified one of the six men killed during the attempted attack as Joseph Uka Nnachi, aka Dragon. He is alleged to be killer-squad commander of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)/Eastern Security Network (ESN). The police claimed Dragon was responsible for over 70 per cent of the killings in the southeast. It was also alleged that four AK47 rifles were recovered from the deceased, said to have been conveyed in a bus for the operation before they were repelled. The police allege that the other five suspects killed alongside Dragon were his key men. The police said: "Four Ak47 rifle...
Three year old Abducted alongside 136 Ilamiyya Students in Niger state Dies in Captivity
News

Three year old Abducted alongside 136 Ilamiyya Students in Niger state Dies in Captivity

Three year old abducted alongside 136 Ilamiyya students in Niger state dies in captivity A three-year-old child who was abducted along with 136 students of the Salihu Tanko Islamic school in Tegina, Niger state, has died. The body of the child was found one week after the students were abducted by gunmen from the school who stormed the school premises armed with arms and ammunition. The gunmen marched the pupils and their teachers into the forest where they have held them hostage since. The Nation reports that the body of the child was discovered a few kilometres away from Tegina town. The father of one of the abducted students, Tanko Zegi, confirmed the death of the child. The cause of death remains unknown. Meanwhile, two women whose children were abducted by gunmen ha...
Soldier commits suicide after killing a customs officer in Seme
News

Soldier commits suicide after killing a customs officer in Seme

A soldier attached to 243 Recce Battalion Ibereko, Badagry, LCP Mahmud Sulaiman, committed suicide by shooting himself dead after he shot dead a customs officer at the Oloko checkpoint, Gbaji on Badagry-Seme expressway on Wednesday, June 2. According to reports, the soldier accidentally shot the Customs officer when his own team leader tried to retrieve a gun from him after he noticed Sulaiman was acting strange. “In the process of retrieving the cocked weapon from him, which he resisted, he accidentally fired a shot and the stray bullet hit one Inspector of Custom, C.N Walter. The customs officer, who was attached to Seme Border Area Command, was rushed to Badagry General Hospital for treatment. But unfortunately, the customs officer died at about 6:40 a.m. on Thursday in the...
Seven IPOB Members Killed in Rivers State – Army
News

Seven IPOB Members Killed in Rivers State – Army

The Nigerian army has said that it killed seven members of the Eastern Security Network, the military arm of secessionist group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) during a clearance operation on Thursday May 27. Army spokesman, Brigadier-General Mohammed Yerima said on Saturday May 29 that the IPOB members were killed after it stormed a “terrorist enclave” located at Agbomchia Forest along Pipeline Road Ogali/Komkom Boundary between Eleme and Oyigbo LGA’s of Rivers State. Various items including arms and ammunition were also recovered by security forces who also destroyed the camp and arrested 5 other suspects. The statement read; “Troops of 6 Division Garrison, Port Harcourt and 29 Battalion in conjunction with operatives of Nigerian Police, DSS, and NSCDC on Thursday, 27 M...
Repentant Bandits Surrender 203 Firearm to Zamfara Govt
News

Repentant Bandits Surrender 203 Firearm to Zamfara Govt

The Zamfara state government has said that repentant bandits have surrendered 203 sophisticated firearm, under the state government peace accord. The state Commissioner for Security and Home Affairs, Garba Dauran, made this known to newsmen in Gusau on Thursday, May 27. According to Dauran, 2,566 live ammunition, 64 magazines, two handcuffs and 887 locally fabricated Dane guns have been surrendered by the bandits since the government peace accord started on February 7. The Zamfara Government in an attempt to stop bandit attacks in the state launched the peace accord to give room for those bandits who have turned a new leaf to surrender their arms and embrace peace.
Suspected Kidnapper and Escapee Prison Inmate Arrested in Imo
News

Suspected Kidnapper and Escapee Prison Inmate Arrested in Imo

Operatives of the Quick Intervention Team QIT of the Imo state police command, today May 17, arrested Eze Obinna, pictured above, a native of Amaimo, Ikeduru Local Government Area of Imo state, over his involvement in series of recent kidnap incidents in the state. A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, Orlando Ikeokwu, said the operatives while acting on the directives of the Commissioner of Police, CP Abutu Yaro, to rid the state of crime and criminality, as well as rearrest the escapee inmates of the Correctional services, stormed Obinze, Owerri West LGA, Imo State, and arrested the said Eze Obinna who has since his escape from Prison, allegedly formed another deadly kidnap gang and has been terrorizing Owerri and environs. Ikeowku said the somet...
Police stop escort for ministers and VIPs going to Southeast and Southsouth
News

Police stop escort for ministers and VIPs going to Southeast and Southsouth

Ministers, National Assembly members, federal appointees and other Very Important Personalities (VIPs) from the Southeast and Southsouth may not be accompanied by police escort while travelling home following the increased attacks against security agents. The Nation reported that the signal which emanated from the Delta State Police Command, have been endorsed by police authorities. Police officers were advised not to accompany their principals to Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, Imo, and Rivers states until the security situation improves. In the wireless message with the reference CB: 0900/DTS/DOPS/VOL.47/812X and title “Attack on policemen, snatching of rifles by IPOB”, the Chief Security Officer, Government House; Chief Superintendent of Police, Department of Operations, Delt...
IMSU Student Arrested for Cultism
News

IMSU Student Arrested for Cultism

The Imo state police command has arrested a 20-year-old student of the Imo state University, Onyeme Victor Chimaobi, pictured above, for engaging in cultism. A statement released by SP Orlando Ikeokwu, operatives of the Divisional Police Hqrs, Shell Camp, Owerri, intercepted the suspect during a routine patrol. Ikeokwu said locally made Pistols and two live ammunition were recovered from the suspect. The police spokesperson said the suspect confessed to be the owner of the gun and said he uses it for his personal protection. The police spokesperson added that the suspect would be arraigned in court as soon as possible.
Police arrest notorious robbery suspect with pistol in Kaduna
News

Police arrest notorious robbery suspect with pistol in Kaduna

Operatives of the Kaduna State Police Command have arrested a notorious suspected armed robber and cultist. Spokesman Mohammed Jalige made the disclosure in a statement on Sunday, May 9. Mr. Jalige said the command acted on credible intelligence received from a good samaritan through the DPO Kabala West on May 8, about 7 am, which led to his arrest. “We were reliably informed that a suspected armed robber responsible for terrorizing and dispossessing unsuspecting commuters of their valuables on Nnamdi Azikwe Expressway, Kaduna, was sighted at an usual spot. “On getting a hint of the situation, the operatives of the command swiftly swung into action, carefully traced the location and succeeded in apprehending the suspect.” He said that the suspect hails from Dekina LGA in...
#EndSARS: Medical Doctor tells Lagos Judicial Panel how his Hospital Treated Patients with Gunshot Wounds from Lekki Tollgate
News

#EndSARS: Medical Doctor tells Lagos Judicial Panel how his Hospital Treated Patients with Gunshot Wounds from Lekki Tollgate

The Lagos State judicial panel on the October 20, 2020 gunshot incident at the Lekki tollgate and the restitution for victims of SARS-related abuses, resumed sitting on Saturday, May 8. At the resumed sitting, a medical doctor with the Grandville Medical Center in Lagos, Dr Aromolafe Ayobami, testified to having treated a total number of 15 patients referred from other hospitals with injuries ranging from gunshots to superficial wounds. The patients were allegedly injured from the gunshot incident that took place during the EndSARS protest at the Lekki tollgate on the night of October 20. ''I am here to give evidence of our hospital encounter during the EndSARS protest period. We had a total number of 15 patients. We had four referrals from Vedic life Healthcare, seven referrals fr...
Police Intercept 753 Live Ammunition meant for General-Purpose Machine Gun in Ebonyi
News

Police Intercept 753 Live Ammunition meant for General-Purpose Machine Gun in Ebonyi

The Nigeria Police Force has said that police officers in Ebonyi State intercepted about 753 live ammunition meant for General-Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG). Spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force, Frank Mba disclosed this in a statement released on Sunday May 2. Mba said the weapons were concealed in a sack being transported in a commercial vehicle from Abakaliki in Ebonyi State, to Umuahia in Abia State. The statement read; The operatives of the Nigeria Police Force attached to the Ebonyi State Police Command have intercepted 753 live ammunition of General-Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) concealed in a sac being transported in a commercial vehicle from Abakaliki, Ebonyi State to Umuahia in Abia State. The intelligence-driven covert operation, which led to the interception and rec...
Terrorists Are Using Arms Stolen From Our Military To Kill Citizens’ – Senator Ndume
News

Terrorists Are Using Arms Stolen From Our Military To Kill Citizens’ – Senator Ndume

Senator Ali Ndume has said most of arms and ammunition used by insurgents against Nigerians were stolen from the Nigerian military and other security agencies in the country. Ndume, who represents Borno South in the Senate, added that the terrorists also get weapons from places like Libya and Chad. “Most of the arms and ammunition they use are the ones they succeed in carting away from the Nigerian soldiers and other armed forces or security agencies,” the Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, said on Thursday during an interview on Channels Television. “I know they have some small arms coming from up there like Libya, Chad, and all that but the bulk of the equipment they use are the ones they succeeded in stealing from our armed forces.” Many Nigerians have been calling for ...
Security Agents Kill IPOB Militia Commander and Others in Sting Operation
News

Security Agents Kill IPOB Militia Commander and Others in Sting Operation

Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force and their counterparts from the Nigerian Army and DSS in a joint operation on Saturday, April 24, stormed the operational headquarters of Insurgents (IPOB Militias) in Awomama Village Oru East LGA of Imo State. According to police sources, the Insurgents are responsible for the attack on the Imo State Police Headquarters and the headquarters of the Nigerian Correctional Service on 5th April 2021. They allegedly also carried out series of calculated, violent attacks on security personnel and formations in the southeast and South-South region of the country. According to the police, as the security forces approached the base of the insurgents, they came under rapid fire from the group. In a bold and clinical response,  the joint security force...
9 Notorious Armed Robbers Arrested in Niger state
News

9 Notorious Armed Robbers Arrested in Niger state

The Niger State Police Command has arrested nine notorious armed robbers and recovered vehicles, arms and ammunition. Spokesperson of the command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, who disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, April 21, said the suspects were arrested at Bida Local Government Area, Farm Centre and Tunga area of Chanchaga LGA of the state. "The Command recorded incidences of robbery attacks in the following areas; Bida on 14/03/2021, Farm Center Minna on 05/04/2021 and Niteco Tunga on 07/04/2021 in which people were robbed of their valuables and about six vehicles carted away," he stated. Upon the receipt of these complaints, the Command swung into action and arrested nine suspects at different locations in Minna, Bida, Abuja, Sokoto State respectively and recovered six assor...
Bandits Kill Young man Five Days to his Wedding in Kaduna
News

Bandits Kill Young man Five Days to his Wedding in Kaduna

Armed bandits have killed a young man identified as Francis Jonathan Ayuba, five days to his wedding in Kaduna state. The deceased was set to tie the knot with his his fiancée on Saturday, April 17, 2021. Francis was killed when bandits attacked Wawan Rafi II village, in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State in the early hours of Monday, April 12. The State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed the attack, said three other persons persons including a toddler, Florence Dennis, Joshua Dauda and his 7-year-old son Philip Dauda, were also killed in the attack. He also disclosed that seven houses, one car and one motorcycle were burnt in the attack. "Security patrols mobilized to the area, repelled the assailants, w...
Kogi Poly security operatives nab student with revolver pistol, ammunition
News

Kogi Poly security operatives nab student with revolver pistol, ammunition

The security operatives of Kogi State Polytechnic have arrested one Shehu Tenimu Mohammed, an ND II student of the Department of Public Administration of the institution for being in possession of a locally fabricated revolver pistol while making his way into the campus. The Head, Public Relations and Protocol Unit of the institution, Mrs Uredo Omale, who disclosed this in a statement said the student with Matriculation Number 2018/ND/PAD/170 was, in addition to the illegal possession of the pistol, carrying five rounds of live ammunition while making his way through the main entrance of the Polytechnic on Friday, April 9. The arrest of the student was made possible by the strong security network put in place to halt any attempt to breach the ban on End-of- Examination Celebratio...
Four Bandit Leaders Repent in Katsina, Surrender their Arms and Ammunition
News

Four Bandit Leaders Repent in Katsina, Surrender their Arms and Ammunition

Four bandit leaders in Katsina state have denounced membership of the group and have surrendered their arms and ammunition to the state government. At a brief ceremony today April 8, the ex-bandit leaders surrendered 45 rustled cattle, two General Purpose machine guns, 24 AK 47 assault rifles, 109 GMPG ammunition, 95 7.62MM Live Ammunition, among others. It is however not clear if they were granted amnesty by the state government. Katsina state is one of the worst states affected by the activities of bandits in the country. Last December, bandits kidnapped over 300 pupils from a boys secondary boarding school in Kankara. The boys were released within a week after successful negotiations with the kidnappers.  
Sprinter, Leon Reid charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine, possession of firearms and money laundering
Sport

Sprinter, Leon Reid charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine, possession of firearms and money laundering

Track and field sprinter, Leon Reid, who sprinted for Britain before switching to Ireland, has been charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine, possession of firearms and money-laundering offences. Reid, who ran 20.55sec on the Gold Coast to become Northern Ireland’s first Commonwealth Games track medal winner in 28 years, appeared last week in Bristol magistrates’ court. The 2018 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist, who is planning to run at the Tokyo Olympics, was among a group of five men charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine, permitting premises to be used in the production of crack cocaine, concealing criminal property, and acquiring criminal property. In a statement the South West Regional Organised Crime Unit said the investigation was focused on “the large-scale...
Police Arrest Notorious Gunrunners who Supply Firearms to Bandits in Kaduna, Zamfara, Katsina, Niger states
News

Police Arrest Notorious Gunrunners who Supply Firearms to Bandits in Kaduna, Zamfara, Katsina, Niger states

The Nigeria Police Force has arrested three notorious suspects who have been supplying firearms to bandits operating in Kaduna, Zamfara, Katsina and Niger states. The suspects were identified as James Dungs and Oga Joseph from Plateau State. The third suspect Justine Oruadem was killed during the operation. The operation was carried out on Friday, March 26, by a combined team of the Federal Intelligence Bureau (FIB), Special Tactical Squad (STS), Tactical Intelligence Unit (TIU) and operatives of Operation Yaki attached to Kaduna State Police Command. It was gathered that the Force Intelligence Bureau got credible information that some armed men connecting Kaduna were heading for Niger and Zamfara states to carry out some deadly attacks. The police trailed the suspects ...
Dancehall Deejay Tommy Lee Sparta Gets Three Year Sentence For Illegal Possession Of Firearm And Ammunition
Entertainment

Dancehall Deejay Tommy Lee Sparta Gets Three Year Sentence For Illegal Possession Of Firearm And Ammunition

Controversial deejay Tommy Lee Sparta was sentenced here March 24 to three years in prison for illegal possession of firearm and two years for illegal possession of ammunition, in the Home Circuit Court’s Gun Court. Sentence was handed down three months after the 33 year-old dancehall artist was arrested and charged by police for having a 9 millimeter Glock pistol with an extended magazine containing 18 rounds of ammunition. The court ruled that he will serve three years in prison, as the sentences run concurrently. Tommy Lee Sparta was represented by Donahue Martin and Queen’s Counsel, Tom Tavares-Finson. Martin said Tommy Lee Sparta, whose real name is Leroy Russell, pleaded guilty to the charges. Sentencing “The judge had regards for the sentencing guidelines. Additionall...
Rapper NBA YoungBoy Reportedly Indicted on Two Charges Including Possession of Firearm by a Felon
Celebs

Rapper NBA YoungBoy Reportedly Indicted on Two Charges Including Possession of Firearm by a Felon

American rapper, NBA YoungBoy has reportedly been indicted on two charges related to his September 2020 arrest including possession of a firearm by a felon. The 21-year-old Louisiana hip-pop star was arrested on Monday, March 22, and kept in FBI custody after fleeing from officials of Los Angeles Police Department who attempted to pull his car over for an outstanding federal warrant. The Shade Room obtained the unsealed federal indictment documents on Tuesday night, which revealed that YoungBoy is facing two counts together with possession of a firearm by a felon and being in possession of a firearm that isn’t registered to him. YoungBoy and one of his associates Morrow Battie have to forfeit any firearms and ammunition, according to the charging docs. The rapper was among ...
Troops Kill Suspected Armed Robber in Plateau state, Recover arms
News

Troops Kill Suspected Armed Robber in Plateau state, Recover arms

Troops of Operation Safe Haven have killed one armed robber while two others escaped with gunshot wounds during a gun duel in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State. The Commander of the Security Outfit, Maj. Gen. Dominic Onyemulu, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, said troops on patrol received a distress call at about 11:45pm on Wednesday, March 17, that armed robbers were operating at Kutaya Street, in Jengre area of Bassa. The troops swiftly mobilized to the scene where a shop owner, one Mr Reuben was robbed of his personal belongings. In the process, one of the armed robbers was neutralized, while the other two others managed to escape with serious gunshot injuries. The commander said that the dead body of the armed robber was deposited at the morgue...
Man Wanted by Police Arrested with gun and Ammunition Outside US Vice president Kamala Harris’ home
News

Man Wanted by Police Arrested with gun and Ammunition Outside US Vice president Kamala Harris’ home

A Texas man wanted by the police was arrested by the U.S. Secret Service on Wednesday afternoon, March 17,  outside U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris' official residence in Washington. Paul Murray, 31, of San Antonio, was stopped by Secret Service officers in the northwest section of Washington on Massachusetts Avenue, right outside the Naval Observatory, which contains Harris’ residence. After his arrest by D.C. police,  a rifle and ammunition were recovered from him. Authorities found the weapons in his car after he told them it was parked in a garage several miles away near the Washington Convention Center. A police report obtained by CNN shows officers allege Murray was in possession of an "AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, 113 rounds of unregistered ammunition, and f...
President Buhari Explains why he ordered security agents to shoot anyone seen with AK47 inside the bushes
News

President Buhari Explains why he ordered security agents to shoot anyone seen with AK47 inside the bushes

President Buhari has said he gave the order that security agents should shoot on sight anyone seen with AK-47 rifles because, despite his government’s effort, small arms are still being seen everywhere. According to the president, AK47 is supposed to be registered and given only to security officials. The President spoke at a meeting with leading traditional rulers on the security situation in the country on Thursday, March 11. “One thing that got to the press, which I read myself, was that anyone with an AK-47 will be shot. This is because AK-47 is supposed to be registered and it is only given to security officials. We closed the borders for some time, but the intelligence report I’m getting on a daily basis is that those who are conducting the abductions, the killings and so ...
Myanmar coup: Military Open Fire with Live Rounds on Unarmed Protesters Killing at least 18 and Injuring Over 30
News

Myanmar coup: Military Open Fire with Live Rounds on Unarmed Protesters Killing at least 18 and Injuring Over 30

Myanmar's military fired on protesters on Sunday, February 28, killing at least 18, the deadliest day since the anti-coup protests started this month. According to the UN human rights office, deaths were reported in several cities including Yangon, Dawei and Mandalay as law enforcement used live rounds and tear gas on unarmed protesters. Ever since the country's leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other cabinet members were overthrown and detained by the military on February 1, there have been constant protests by the people, and LIB reported last week how hundreds of thousands including government workers gathered on on the streets last week to protest against the military. However, on Sunday, social media footage showed protesters running away as security forces carrying liv...
Police Free Abducted Bayelsa Civil Servant, Arrest 2 Suspected Kidnappers
News

Police Free Abducted Bayelsa Civil Servant, Arrest 2 Suspected Kidnappers

The Bayelsa state police command has rescued a female civil servant in the state who was abducted by a four-man gang in Yenegoa, the state capital. The police arrested two of the suspected kidnappers who disguised as the state Government Task Force Team, while they were trying to withdraw cash from her account on Friday February 26. Spokesperson of the state police command, Mr. Asinim Butswat said the suspects were arrested following a tip-off. Though two members of the gang escaped, a revolver pistol with three rounds of live ammunition were recovered by the police team which arrested two other members of the gang who have been identified as Headman Eniyi and Ebi Tonbofa. Butswat said; “You will recall that the Commissioner of Police, Bayelsa State Command, CP Mike Okoli,...

Notice: ob_end_flush(): failed to send buffer of zlib output compression (0) in /home/gqbzggmy/public_html/wp-includes/functions.php on line 5107