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This is brazen display of barbarism – Actor Charles Inojie reacts to viral video of female and male Islamic students being flogged mercilessly by their Islamic teachers
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This is brazen display of barbarism – Actor Charles Inojie reacts to viral video of female and male Islamic students being flogged mercilessly by their Islamic teachers

Actor Charles Inojie has reacted to a viral video of female and male Islamic students being flogged mercilessly and left with graphic cane marks by their Islamic teachers. Three Islamic teachers were seen in the video, flogging the students at the same time and changing their cane each time it broke. Reacting to this, Inojie stated that it is a brazen display of barbarism as there are other means of administering discipline no matter the offence committed. Revealing that he heard the incident occurred in Ilorin, he added that the Kwara State government has a duty to redeem itself before the whole world or risk raising hardened criminals that would turn around to terrorise the society tomorrow. Inojie wrote; How could any school authority fin...
Suspected kidnappers attack Police station and abduct nursing mother in Adamawa
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Suspected kidnappers attack Police station and abduct nursing mother in Adamawa

Suspected kidnappers have attacked Ngurore Police station in Yola South Local Government Area of Adamawa and abducted a nursing mother in the area. Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the command, DSP Sulaiman Nguroje, said the assailants attacked the station at about 2 a. m on Sunday, but no casualty was recorded. "The suspected kidnappers targeted one Alhaji Umaru of Nasarawo B, a resident of Ngurore town in Yola South LGA. The criminals separated into two groups; one attacked the Police station to divert the attention of security operatives, while other group attacked Alhaji Umaru’s house and kidnapped his wife, Hauwa Umaru, and her daughter. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Mohammed Barde, has ordered the deployment of operational asset including Polic...
Police rescue kidnapped former Nasarawa Deputy Governor, Senator Solomon Ewuga
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Police rescue kidnapped former Nasarawa Deputy Governor, Senator Solomon Ewuga

Operatives of the Nasarawa State Police Command have rescued a former Nasarawa State Deputy Governor, Senator Solomon Ewuga, unhurt a few hours after his abduction. Ewuga, who was a one time Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), was reportedly kidnapped on Tuesday, September 28, at Kurmin Shinkafa, close to Gudi town in Akwanga Local Government Area of the state on his way to Abuja. Spokesperson of the command, ASP Ramhan Nansel, confirmed the rescue of the elder statesman in a statement on Wednesday. "The former senator was on his way to Abuja and was kidnapped at about 20:40 hours, but due to mounted pressure by men of the Nigerian Police Force who were alerted on time, moved into the forest and rescued the senator," the PPRO stated. "...
Criminals have informants among security operatives – NSCDC Commandant-General
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Criminals have informants among security operatives – NSCDC Commandant-General

Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Dr Ahmed Audi has said that criminals have informants among security operatives in the country. In his speech at the stakeholders’ summit on the protection of critical national assets and infrastructure at the NAF Conference Centre in Abuja, on Tuesday September 28, Audi stated that there is need to engage traditional rulers, religious, community, political and youth leaders in the process of finding a solution to the menace. He said; “You will agree with me that the nefarious activities of these criminal elements are being strengthened not only by informants within security formations but equally those within the society; hence the need to engage our traditional rulers, religious, community, political and youth l...
Police arrest fake military officer with AK-49 rifle in Nasarawa
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Police arrest fake military officer with AK-49 rifle in Nasarawa

The Nasarawa Police Command has arrested a fake military officer who has been oppressing residents of Karu and Lafia local government areas of the state. The State Commissioner of Police, CP Adesina Soyemi, disclosed this on Friday, September 17, in Lafia while parading the suspect alongside 60 other suspected criminals. According to the CP, the suspect, Timothy Emmanuel, who is an indigene of Plateau State had been on the watch list of the Police. He was said to have been apprehended with an AK-49 rifle and two magazines while travelling along the B.A.D Road in a vehicle suspected to have been stolen. "On 12/9/2021 at about 1900hrs, one Timothy Emmanuel `M` 28yrs of Bakin Chiyawa village, Quanpan LGA of Plateau State was intercepted along B.A.D road, Lafia wearing Military...
Suspected bandit’s wife arrested with 6 gallons of petrol hidden under her hijab in Katsina
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Suspected bandit’s wife arrested with 6 gallons of petrol hidden under her hijab in Katsina

The Katsina State Police Command has arrested a 25-year-old woman, Rashida Hussaini, suspected to be a bandit’s wife and supplier of petrol to the criminals in the forest. Spokesman of the command, SP Gambo Isah, while parading the suspect at the police Headquarters, said she was arrested along Kofar Guga-Jibiya Road with 6 gallons of petrol concealed in a sack and a handbag hidden under her hijab. Isah said the suspect raised suspicion when she could not give a definite address where she came from. "Rashida Hussaini, 25-year-old was arrested in Kofar Guga in possession of gallons full with petrol (3 gallons) and concealed in a sack. Similarly, a big leather full of petrol (3 gallons) and concealed in a bag zipped. She hides them under her hijab. Upon interrogation, she said she...
MASSOB to Gbajabiamila: You are wrong to compare IPOB, Biafra agitators to ISWAP, Boko Haram
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MASSOB to Gbajabiamila: You are wrong to compare IPOB, Biafra agitators to ISWAP, Boko Haram

The leadership of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has warned the speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila to refrain from linking IPOB and Pro Biafra group with ISWAP and Boko Haram. MASSOB asked Gbajabiamila to go for a psychiatric evaluation to determine mental health and receive treatment if not ok. The group gave the warning in a statement signed by MASSOB leadership, Uchenna Madu and Edeson Samuel, forwarded to DAILY POST on Thursday. The statement reads in part: “We Condemn the statement credited to the speaker of House of Representatives, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila, where he said that the Yoruba Nation agitators, IPOB and other pro-Biafra agitators are not different from ISWAP and Boko Haram organization. “It is u...
FG is ready to listen to bandits and settle them without much costs – Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi
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FG is ready to listen to bandits and settle them without much costs – Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi

Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi has said that the federal government is ready to listen to repentant bandits and settle them without much costs, as part of the solutions to the insecurity issue in the north-west and north-central regions of the country. Dingyadi said this on Tuesday September 14, during an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today. Commenting on the ongoing military operations against bandits in Katsina, Zamfara, Sokoto and other states where their activities have been alarming, he said the present administration intended to reintegrate repentant bandits into the larger society, saying the government would closely monitor those who have turned a new leaf to ensure they do not return to their old way of life. He said; "Anybody willing to ...
Police in Lagos raid Mushin, arrest 10 suspects
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Police in Lagos raid Mushin, arrest 10 suspects

The Lagos State Police Command carried raided Mushin area and environs. Ten suspected criminals in all identified hideouts were arrested. The youths allegedly took part in recent cult clashes and other punishable activities. A statement on Thursday by Adekunle Ajisebutu, Police Pulic Relations Officer said the operation did not infringe on the rights of law-abiding citizens. “The aim is to take the fight to the doorsteps of criminals and miscreants whose stock-in-trade is causing pain and losses to innocent residents”, he noted. The spokesman recalled the directive of Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu to rid Lagos of unscrupulous elements. Odumosu has directed that all suspects be taken to the Command’s Special Squad for profiling and arraignment in court. ...
Delta police officers shot dead by hoodlums and set on fire inside police van
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Delta police officers shot dead by hoodlums and set on fire inside police van

Three policemen have been shot dead after being ambushed by hoodlums at a checkpoint along Obeti/Oliogo Road in Ukwuani Local Government Area of Delta state. Corpses of the police officers attached to Umutu Divisional Police Headquarters were burnt inside their Toyota Sienna patrol van. Delta police spokesperson, DSP Bright Edafe confirmed the killings. He also confirmed that operatives of Delta State Anti-Kidnapping and Cyber Crime Squad, SAKCCS, have arrested six suspected criminals who allegedly murdered the Prince of Orhuwhorun, Eric Takerere, and two Mobile Police Officers in Ekpan community of the State. He said the Prince Eric Takerere and the two mobile police men were murdered and their rifles carted away by the suspects who also attempted to murder Eric's brother, Pr...
Insecurity: We now think ahead of criminals – Police
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Insecurity: We now think ahead of criminals – Police

The Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone 7, Bala Ciroma, has assured Nigerians that the Nigeria Police Force will not relent in its efforts to rid the nation of criminals and other criminalities as it will continue to put impediment to their operations. Ciroma stated this while addressing officers and men of the Niger State Police Command at the Police Officers Mess in Minna on Tuesday on a familiarization visit “We are now thinking ahead of the criminals and we will continue to put a clog in their wheels before they start operating,” he stated.
Gunmen kill son of local vigilante member in Rivers community
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Gunmen kill son of local vigilante member in Rivers community

One person identified as Prince Oguzo has been shot dead by suspected criminals in Ibaa community in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State. Oguzo, twenty-four years old, was the son of a member of the vigilante in the community. He was reportedly shot dead in his father’s house in the early hours of Wednesday. The spokesman of the vigilante group, Ohaka Obisike who confirmed the incident said the “innocent young boy” was shot dead after the assailants missed his father who appeared to be their main target. Ohaka said other members of the vigilante group later intervened and chased the hoodlums away. He, however, called on the security agencies to go after the “parents of the criminals who are known in the community” In his words “It was around 2am this morning ...
Not all surrendered ‘insurgents’ are criminals – Gov Zulum claims
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Not all surrendered ‘insurgents’ are criminals – Gov Zulum claims

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has revealed that not all the insurgents who surrendered to Nigerian troops are criminals. The governor, while briefing the State House Correspondents shortly after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, said over 2,600 surrendered insurgents are now in custody. According to him, many of those who recently surrendered are women and young children who were forced to join the terrorists and trained to wield AK-47 rifles. Governor Zulum said the surrendered person would be subjected to the existing laws of the country. He, however, explained that the insurgents would be taken care of, saying they “will not be left behind.” The governor disclosed that the surrendered insurgents would be trained for reintegration, stressing that...
Bandits shoot former Zamfara councillor, kidnap his wife and 8-month-old baby
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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...
Two Kidnappers Killed by vigilantes while collecting ransom in Taraba 
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Two Kidnappers Killed by vigilantes while collecting ransom in Taraba 

Two suspected kidnappers have been shot dead while collecting ransom in Sabongida town in Gassol Local Government Area of Taraba State. It was gathered that the suspects had abducted an elderly man identified as Alhaji Gambo and demanded ransom from his family. The suspected kidnappers simply identified as Sani and Musa had reportedly instructed the family of their victim to bring the ransom money to a location. Vigilantes in the area were informed and they went to the location to lay an ambush for the criminals. The kidnappers who were well armed arrived there, unknown to them that the vigilantes were around and two of the criminals were said to have been gunned down while picking the money. The elderly man, who was brought to the scene, was rescued by the vigilante. A...
Police Repel Bandit Attack in Imo community
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Police Repel Bandit Attack in Imo community

The police in Imo state have repelled bandit attacks in Njaba town in the state. A statement released by CSP Michael Abattam says on July 30, a convoy of bandits moving towards Njaba Town to launch an attack was intercepted by men of the Operation Restore Peace team of the Nigeria Police, Imo State command. Abattam said in the ensuing firefight, one of their operational vehicles was demobilized and two of them neutralized and the remaining ones scampered into the bush. ''On searching the vehicle one Ak 47 rifle was recovered with ten rounds of live Ammunition and a locally made double barrel pistol with two expended cartridges.  They detonated an Improvised Explosive Devices into the parking lots of a nearby Njaba Police Station causing minimal damage...
Governor Lalong appalled by willful destruction of farm crops in Plateau; Orders arrest of Perpetrators
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Governor Lalong appalled by willful destruction of farm crops in Plateau; Orders arrest of Perpetrators

Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong has described as callous, criminal, inhuman and wicked, the reported willful destruction of farm crops in some communities in the State by yet to be apprehended criminals. Governor Lalong while reacting to the ugly development said it is unimaginable that people will go into a farm and mow down flourishing crops that are nearing maturity and expected to be harvested in the coming weeks and months for whatever reason. This, according to him is a premeditated act that must be addressed. "The recent case of such intentional decimation of farm crops in Kpachudu, Jebbu Miango in Bassa Local Government area is totally condemnable and unacceptable. From the reports, this is a carefully planned and executed act that is not only meant to pro...
Two soldiers reportedly killed during clash with ESN members in Enugu
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Two soldiers reportedly killed during clash with ESN members in Enugu

Two soldiers were killed during a clash with members of the  Eastern Security Network, the security arm of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, in Adani in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State. The suspected ESN members had stormed a checkpoint along Nsukka-Adani-Anambra Federal Highway in the early hours of Tuesday, July 13, and killed the military officers. Confirming the incident, the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, said “Nigerian Army troops deployed to checkmate the activities of gunmen at Adani community of Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State, yesterday 13 July 2021, repelled Eastern Security Network gun attack on troops’ location at Iggah/Asaba checkpoint. Sadly, during the firefight that ensued, two ...
Corps member saved from one-chance kidnappers after observant motorist noticed her in distress and blocked the car
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Corps member saved from one-chance kidnappers after observant motorist noticed her in distress and blocked the car

A corps member was saved from one-chance kidnappers by an observant motorist. Tamunobelema Dikibo entered a vehicle at the Ikoyi-Lekki Link Bridge in Lagos, not knowing it was occupied by one-chance operators. Once in, the men locked the car doors and windows and dragged her phone. Fortunately, there was slight traffic and the men tried to reverse to get away from it. Another motorist used his car to block the car driven by the criminals then knocked on the driver's window. The victim kept hitting her side of the window to call attention to her situation and the observant motorist left his car and stood in front of the car driven by the one-chance operators, demanding that they come down. The criminals eventually opened the door and let the corps member out. Th...
Governor Sanwo-Olu arrests machete-wielding criminals in Ojota
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Governor Sanwo-Olu arrests machete-wielding criminals in Ojota

The war against criminality in Lagos State has gone a notch higher as the State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu personally arrested a gang of suspected criminals, which specialises in harassing motorists and road users in traffic. The gang of suspected criminals met their waterloo Monday morning, July 12, while attempting to unleash terror on a motorist around Ojota in-bound Alausa. Help however came for the motorist as Governor Sanwo-Olu's convoy approached the scene to rescue him from the three machete-wielding criminals who were at the time, trying to forcefully drag him out of his vehicle. The security personnel attached to the Governor swooped on the suspects, retrieved the dangerous weapons from them and arrested the three of them. It would be recalled that Gover...
Crush all bandits now – Buhari again orders military
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Crush all bandits now – Buhari again orders military

  President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the incessant attacks and killings being perpetrated by bandits in Zamfara, Kaduna and others States in the North. The President in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, urged the military to crush the criminals. Buhari wants the military to respond to the bandits in a language that the bandits understand. The President said the nation’s security agencies are now working on new methods and policies that are yielding good results in many of the troubled parts of the country. He “calls for a crushing response to the killing of innocent citizens in the rural communities,” the statement said. He also avers that the nation, its military and the entire population needs to summo...
Governor Wike Lifts Night Curfew in Rivers State
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Governor Wike Lifts Night Curfew in Rivers State

The Governor made the announcement during a state-wide broadcast on Tuesday, July 6, saying lifting of the curfew will take effect from Wednesday, July 7, 2021 Wike said the decision to lift the night curfew followed a “measurable improvement in the security situation of the state since the curfew was imposed on April 28.” He explained that “As we have severally stated, the curfew was not going to last a day beyond necessary. Consequently, as a sequel to the measurable improvements in the security situation in the State as well as in our neighbouring States, we have decided to lift the existing curfew on the entire State from tomorrow 7th July 2021. “On our part, we will not fail to deploy every resource at our disposal to ensure the safety of lives and property while advancin...
Mixed reactions as man is nabbed for allegedly stealing fruit juice and milk drink in Bayelsa
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Mixed reactions as man is nabbed for allegedly stealing fruit juice and milk drink in Bayelsa

Some Nigerians have expressed mixed reactions over the arrest of a man who allegedly stole two cartons of fruit juice and milk drink in Bayelsa. According to a media aide to Bayelsa Governor, the suspect was caught around Osiri road in Yenagoa, the state capital on Thursday, July 1. "He was reportedly caught at osiri road for stealing caprisone and nutri milk. I advocate for his immediate release, probably he was sourcing to feed his kids. This is a tough time for everyone, inflation on the rise, #10,000 is almost worthless, we pray for the best. This man should be set free." he wrote. One Miebi Albert, who claimed to know the man said that he is mentally challenged while another person, Alfred Ngonabo revealed that the suspect is a staff of Environmental Sanitation Depart...
“A disgrace” – Trump blasts Joe Biden for reversing his border security policies
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“A disgrace” – Trump blasts Joe Biden for reversing his border security policies

Former US President, Donald Trump has blasted US president Joe Biden for reversing his border and Immigration policies even as the immigration surge at the southern border continues to take a turn for the worst. Trump together with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott joined a Fox News’ Town Hall on "Hannity" on Wednesday night, June 30, to reflect on his effective policies now reversed by President Biden. "It was over," Trump said. "We stopped a lot of the drugs that were coming in, which is very tough to do. And they have some real criminals bringing this stuff in. They have the toughest people, these cartels. These are tough, smart people." Trump called the increase in human and drug trafficking "a disgrace" since his administration had it "largely stopped" for months. "It's not like it was ...
Kidnappers disguised as a bishop and a military man stormed Dunamis to trick me — Pastor Enenche
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Kidnappers disguised as a bishop and a military man stormed Dunamis to trick me — Pastor Enenche

Senior Pastor of the Dunamis International Church, Abuja, Dr Paul Enenche has narrated how two kidnappers who disguised as a bishop from The Gambia and a naval officer stormed his church’s headquarters, Glory Dome, at Airport Road in Abuja to defraud him. Preaching in his church few days ago, the Pastor said the kidnappers were exposed by the Spirit of God. According to Pastor Eneche, the suspected criminals who were exposed during a chat with a little girl they kidnapped from Anambra State, confessed to being criminals after being handed to security operatives. He said;   “On Monday I received a text message from a bishop who claimed he came from the country of Gambia and that he wanted to see me because he had an encounter where he was directed to meet with me so th...
Police Inspector arrested for allegedly gunrunning and renting riffles to notorious criminals in Cross River State
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Police Inspector arrested for allegedly gunrunning and renting riffles to notorious criminals in Cross River State

The Cross River State Police command has arrested one of its personnel, Inspector Nathaniel Manasseh, over alleged gunrunning and renting his riffles to notorious criminals.   The Inspector, who was paraded alongside other suspects at the state police headquarters in Diamond Hill, Calabar, on Tuesday, June 22, was involved in gunrunning in Cross River and Imo State and had not been able to account for some arms including two AK-47 riffles.   Briefing newsmen, the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Sikiru Akande, urged residents of the state to assist the police with useful information that could aid in the arrest of criminals.   "Cross River is regaining its lost glory in the area of security. As a matter of fact, we remain the most peaceful state in Nigeria...
No Single Person Booed the Minister – Nile University Counters claim of Keyamo being booed for saying ‘Nigerians will beg for return of disbanded SARS’
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No Single Person Booed the Minister – Nile University Counters claim of Keyamo being booed for saying ‘Nigerians will beg for return of disbanded SARS’

The management of Nile University has countered claim of Minister of state for labour, Festus Keyamo being booed for saying 'Nigerians will beg for return of disbanded SARS' during a recent lecture at the institution. Providing a context for the comment, the management said the Minister who was invited to deliver a paper on “Challenges of Global Security and the Implications for International Human Rights Law: An African Perspective", stated that the recent upsurge of crimes recorded in some parts Nigeria is not unconnected with the disbandment of SARS without a ready replacement and the release of hardened criminals in Correctional Centres in some parts of the country. According to Nile University, Keyamo who noted that people who protest over police brutality in the US never ca...
Bakassi Boys Return to the South East
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Bakassi Boys Return to the South East

The vigilante group known as Bakassi Boys has returned to the South East years after the group was disbanded. The group was seen going around in Awka in two vans, singing and warning criminals, DailyTrust reports. A source told the publication: "The boys came mainly for alleged cult groups which have taken over Awka town in recent time without any response from the Police. I think they were invited by traders." When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Ikenga Tochukwu, said he was not aware of the development, according to the publication. The PPRO, however, said that the police is ready to work with any stakeholder in security. A Senior Police Officer, who spoke to DailyTrust on condition of anonymity, said some security men arrived at the state, bu...
Nigerians are Hungry and Insecure – Northern CAN
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Nigerians are Hungry and Insecure – Northern CAN

The Northern wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), otherwise known as Northern CAN has raised an alarm of increased insecurity and worsening economic situation in the country. The group in a statement released by its Spokesperson Rev. Jechonia Albert, alleged that Democracy day is not worth celebrating in the country as "larger majority of Nigerians cannot breathe because of certain undemocratic tendencies of our leaders." Northern CAN also said that it is concerned about the frequent attacks on schools and the abduction of students and pupils by bandits, especially, in states such as Kaduna, Katsina, Zamfara and Niger. The statement titled “Democracy Day, Insecurity and the Looming Food Crisis", read “June 12, declared as Democracy Day by the current administ...
We Didn’t Bomb Party Guests – Nigerian Air Force
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We Didn’t Bomb Party Guests – Nigerian Air Force

The Nigerian Air Force has denied bombing guests at a wedding venue in Niger state. NAF’s Director Public Relations and Information, Edward Gabkwet who reacted to the report, alleged that it is an attempt to discredit its efforts and those of other military services. Wondering why people will be hosting a wedding party in a "dangerous place like a forest", Gabkwet stated that the NAF will not succumb to any blackmail. The statement read; “If indeed, a wedding party was hit, the question that should have been asked is, ‘Why would a wedding party be held in a forested area with a high concentration of banditry activities? “It is clear that recent coordinate activities of the NAF, alongside the Nigerian Army and other security agents is yielding the expected result and obvi...
Defend yourselves against bandits – Governor Matawalle tells Zamfara residents
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Defend yourselves against bandits – Governor Matawalle tells Zamfara residents

Speaking during a special prayer session to mark the second year anniversary of his administration, Matawalle said the directive became necessary to draw teams of agile youths that would be saddled with the responsibility of crushing criminals. He said;   “The insecurity situation has defied solution, as such people should defend themselves. “I am calling on the people of the state to defend themselves if the bandits attack them. “My government has approved that whenever the bandits attack you, don’t wait for the security personnel to come to your rescue. You should rise up and protect yourselves. “My government has also planned to recruit locals from each community who will be in charge of monitoring their villages to ensure that bandits don’t attack them. “I’m...
None of the Arrested Bandits and Boko Haram Terrorists have been Released- Leader of IGP’s Intelligence Response Team, Abba Kyari, writes
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None of the Arrested Bandits and Boko Haram Terrorists have been Released- Leader of IGP’s Intelligence Response Team, Abba Kyari, writes

The Deputy Commissioner of Police and leader of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team, Abba Kyari, has denied claims that some of the arrested bandits, Boko Haram terrorists and other criminals have been released. Abba in a post shared on his Facebook page on Thursday, June 10, challenged anyone with any evidence to back claims that the suspected criminals have been freed, should come forward with it. ''My Friends, These are some of the Bandits, Boko Haram Terrorist and other criminals we arrested. None of them have been released. If those keyboard warriors and Sympathizers of Criminals spreading False News that Bandits are not being arrested have any Evidence that one of the hundreds of arrested Bandits Shown above is released or Given Amnesty they should ...
We have reduced kidnapping and banditry with NIN – Isa Pantami
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We have reduced kidnapping and banditry with NIN – Isa Pantami

The Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami says banditry and kidnapping have reduced since his office introduced the policy compelling Nigerians to obtain a National Identification Number. Pantami made the claim in Abuja on Thursday, June 3, while rendering an account of his stewardship since assuming office, in 2019. “When I was assigned to supervise the sector on 24, August 2019, unregistered, and partial registered sims were being used to perpetrate crime in the country. Nobody knew the total number of unregistered sims. Within less than 15 days in the office, we have engaged the NCC as a regulator. We have directed them to carry audit exercise to enable them come up with unregistered and partial registered sims. They came with around 9.4 million which...
Police Neutralise Suspected Armed Robber in Nasarawa, recover firearm
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Police Neutralise Suspected Armed Robber in Nasarawa, recover firearm

Operatives of the Nasarawa State Police Command have killed a suspected armed robber and recovered one locally fabricated gun. Spokesperson of the command, ASP Rahmhan Nansel, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, May 30, said the robber was shot dead in a gun duel with police operatives along Lafia-Makurdi road. "On 30/5/2021 at about 0210hrs, a distress call was received by the personnel of Police Mobile Force of the Nasarawa State Command on special duty at Kadarko, Keana LGA that, armed robbers had blocked Lafia-Makurdi road and unsuspecting travellers are being dispossessed of their personal belongings," he stated. "Upon receipt of the information, the Police operatives swiftly mobilised to the scene where a gun duel ensued, in the process, one yet to be identified...
SARS disbandment created vacuum in fight against insecurity – IGP
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SARS disbandment created vacuum in fight against insecurity – IGP

Acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba has said the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) created a vacuum in Nigeria’s Police effort at fighting insecurity. Speaking at the weekly Ministerial briefing organized by the Presidential Communications Team at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, Alkali said the morale of the personnel of the force had remained dampened with aftermath of the #EndSARS protest and the recent attacks in the Southeast. Insisting that police officers have not been able to fill the vaccum the disbandment created, the IGP added that the security situation stabilizes most times but with pockets of problems around the country. Alkali also said they've recorded successes against secessionists and criminals in the southeast, but have ...
Abducted Abia University Student Regains Freedom
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Abducted Abia University Student Regains Freedom

The abducted student of Abia State University, Uturu (ABSU) has regained her freedom. Governor Ikpeazu made the announcement last night, 3 days after the student and others were attacked by unknown gunmen along Okigwe-Uturu road. The Abia state Governor also promised to take justice to those who abducted the student. The statement read; “It is with exceedingly great joy and a very pleasant sense of relief that I announce that the only kidnapped ABSU student who was still in custody of the hoodlums that abducted some people few days ago along the Okigwe-Uturu Road has been freed. “I spoke with her and her mother minutes ago and want to thank God, our security agents and the management of ABSU for a job well done leading to this good news. “Our administration has since taken...
I’m having sex with other women – Wives of prisoners reveal how they’re coping with their husbands in jail
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I’m having sex with other women – Wives of prisoners reveal how they’re coping with their husbands in jail

Wives of criminals have taken to US-based anonymous sharing app Whisper to open up about being married to men in jail and how they have been coping. One woman admitted she had been cheating with a married man while her husband in prison. Another said she's sleeping with other women and that her husband would be less angry if he found out. In a heartbreaking post, one wife said she keeps having panic attacks because she misses her husband and feels lost without him.
”The Mayhem in Imo State was Carried out by Hoodlums, bandits and a Small Percentage of IPOB members and  politicians”- Gov Uzodinma says
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”The Mayhem in Imo State was Carried out by Hoodlums, bandits and a Small Percentage of IPOB members and politicians”- Gov Uzodinma says

Imo state governor, Hope Uzodimma, has said that security agencies have identified those behind the recent disturbances in the state and that in a few days, their names will be revealed. The governor disclosed this while addressing the congregation at the end of the Church Service at Government House Chapel Owerri on Sunday, May 2. “I will never and not going to negotiate with criminals. Those out to bring the state down must be prepared to be brought down as well. The mayhem in Imo State was carried out by hoodlums, bandits and a small percentage of IPOB members and aggrieved politicians who decided to sponsor violence to derail the Government of the day.” he said.
Two Women, one Other Arrested for Allegedly Robbing 15-year-old Girl in Bayelsa
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Two Women, one Other Arrested for Allegedly Robbing 15-year-old Girl in Bayelsa

The Bayelsa State Vigilante Service has arrested three suspected criminals for allegedly robbing a 15-year-old girl, Boma Sunday. The three suspects, Godwin Sunday, 28, and two females, Anna Samuel, 21, and Better Okorie, 23, were nabbed on Wednesday, April 28, after they allegedly stole N5000 from the victim at the ever busy Tombia Market in Yenagoa Local Government Council. According to the teenage girl, she was standing by roadside close to the market, waiting to board a tricycle that would take her home after buying all she needed when the three member gang accosted her and collected her money on a broad day light. "After they collected the money I raised alarm that drew the attention of the vigilante. I didn't even know that they were around. It was at that point I sa...
Akwa Ibom NSCDC Arrests two illegal Petroleum Dealers with Truckload of Adulterated AGO Concealed under Youghurt drinks
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Akwa Ibom NSCDC Arrests two illegal Petroleum Dealers with Truckload of Adulterated AGO Concealed under Youghurt drinks

Operatives of the Nigeria Security andCivil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Akwa Ibom State Command have arrested two suspects for illegal dealing on Petroleum products suspected to be Automative Gas Oil (AGO) popularly known as diesel. The adulterated diesel was found hidden underneath and in between packs of Youghurt drinks. The suspects, Aliyu Mohammadu, 27 and Sani Mohammedu, 25, were paraded before newsmen at the NSCDC Exhibit Yard in Uyo on Wednesday, April 28. While parading the truck and suspects, the State Commandant, Adekunle Fadeyi stated that the truck intercepted on Friday, April 23, was loaded in Ahoada in Rivers State, and had evaded several security check points. "Luck however ran out on the criminals when vigilant NSCDC operatives stationed at the Calabar/Itu hi...
Kim Kardashian “Disturbed” by Caitlyn Jenner’s Controversial Tweets on Prison Reform
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Kim Kardashian “Disturbed” by Caitlyn Jenner’s Controversial Tweets on Prison Reform

Kim Kardashian is said to be "disturbed" by Caitlyn Jenner's controversial tweets on prison reform. Kim, who has been arguing for years for prisoners to be given better rehabilitation to enable them to become productive members of society if and when they are released, was troubled with Caitlyn's opposing tweets. Stepdad Caitlyn clearly doesn't share Kim's views and took to Twitter this week to write: "Gavin’s District Attorneys across California are releasing dangerous criminals back on to our streets. Enough is enough. #RecallGavin" This was Caitlyn's response to a story about a baby who was killed by a man allegedly arrested and released twice this year for domestic violence. According to TMZ, Kim isn't happy about the tweets and has had words with Caitlyn about them.
Not All Of Us Are Criminals, Nigerians In Ghana Cry Out
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Not All Of Us Are Criminals, Nigerians In Ghana Cry Out

Over the years, Nigerians have been tagged as lawless, notorious, and fraudulent in Nigeria and other parts of the world because of crime. This bad image has affected the country and law-abiding citizens in the Diaspora. MyNigeria TV engaged some members of the Nigerian community in Ghana, who said they are in the country to make an honest living. They encouraged locals to treat them with respect and be given the needed opportunities to thrive. Ike, a phone seller at Kwame Nkrumah Circle, stated that it is unfair that the 'bad nuts' in their country make Ghanaians see all of them in a bad light. "Normally, I don't feel okay with it, and I don't feel comfortable with it because whatever affects a nation also affects the individual. Whatever is affecting the country, Nigeria is...
Nine police officers and two vigilante members killed by bandits in Kebbi
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Nine police officers and two vigilante members killed by bandits in Kebbi

Bandits on Sunday April 26, killed a divisional police officer and eight other officers in Sakaba Local Government Area of Kebbi State for trying to repel them. Two vigilante members who responded to a distress call with the officers, were also killed by the bandits. Police spokesperson in Kebbi, Nafi’u Abubakar told Premium Times that the bandits had launched an attack at Makuku and surrounding villages in Sakaba council area. Abubakar said; “Upon arrival in the area, the police engaged the criminals in a fire fight. Unfortunately, the the DPO and eight of his men and two vigilante members paid the supreme call defending their fatherland." Sakaba LGA which shares boundary with troubled Zamfara and Niger States, has lately witnessed bandit attacks in Kunduru, Bajida and Rafin G...
Police Launch Investigation into the Brutal Murder of 9 Villagers Including Children in Nasarawa
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Police Launch Investigation into the Brutal Murder of 9 Villagers Including Children in Nasarawa

The Nasarawa State Police Command says it has begun investigation into the attack and murder of nine people in Ajimaka village, a Tiv settlement in Doma Local Government Area of the state by unknown gunmen. Spokesperson of the command, ASP Ramhan Nansel, who disclosed this in a statement in Lafia, said the police received the report about the attack around 6:00a.m on Saturday, April 24 and immediately mobilised personnel to tackle the situation "On 24/4/2021 at about 0600hrs, information was received on same date that at about 0100hrs, unknown assailants attacked Ajimaka village situated at Nasarawa/Benue boundary, Doka district of Doma LGA," Nansel stated. "Upon receipt of the information, a joint team of police and military personnel were deployed to the scene, where nine co...
We are Looking at Building Schools 30 Minutes from Military Installations – El-Rufai
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We are Looking at Building Schools 30 Minutes from Military Installations – El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has said that his administration is considering building schools 30 minutes from military installations. El-Rufai who disclosed this during a programme on Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) on Friday April 23, said the decision became necessary because what Kaduna state is facing with bandits is "beyond the capacity" of civil defence and police. He said; “In our view in Kaduna, first (way to address the situation) is to ensure that schools are fenced, because, unless we fence schools, we will give easy access to criminals. So, fencing schools is very important, and that’s a budgetary item; you need money to build fences. “The second is to have enough (security operatives) on ground. We must have more civil defence (officers), more private security gua...
Hong Kong Woman, 90, Loses £23million to Phone Scammers who Posed as Chinese Officials Claiming her Identity had been Used in a Serious Crime in China
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Hong Kong Woman, 90, Loses £23million to Phone Scammers who Posed as Chinese Officials Claiming her Identity had been Used in a Serious Crime in China

A 90-year-old woman has lost £23million to scammers in Hong Kong who posed as Chinese officials in the city's biggest recorded phone scam. Police on Tuesday, April 20,  said scammers targeted an elderly woman living in a mansion on The Peak, Hong Kong's most luxurious neighbourhood. Last summer criminals contacted the unnamed woman pretending to be Chinese public security officials. They claimed her identity had been used in a serious criminal case in mainland China. She was told she needed to transfer money from her bank account into accounts held by the investigation team for safekeeping and scrutiny, the South China Morning Post reported, citing police sources. Police said several days later a person arrived at her house with a dedicated mobile phone and SIM card for her...
I swore never to stop using my platform to call out the evil that the Police do after policemen took turns to beat me at Adeniji police station – Comedian, Mr Macaroni
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I swore never to stop using my platform to call out the evil that the Police do after policemen took turns to beat me at Adeniji police station – Comedian, Mr Macaroni

Instagram comedian, Mr Macaroni has explained why he is using his platform to call out the  Nigerian police force. This came after a follower engaged him in a tweet in which he (Mr Macaroni) alleged that there is always a "negative report or the other about the Nigerian Police every day as they've turned themselves to criminals." According to the comedian, he swore to use his platform to call out the evil Nigerian police perpetrate after they took turns to beat him after he was arrested during the botched #EndSARS protest months ago. He tweeted; Everyday, there is always one Negative report or the other about the Nigerian Police. The Police have turned themselves to criminals. Robbing us, oppressing us and doing everything in their power to make life miserable for the Average...
Criminals Planning Attacks On Airports, FG Alerts Security Agents
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Criminals Planning Attacks On Airports, FG Alerts Security Agents

The Federal Government has alerted airport security chiefs across the country of impending attacks by suspected criminals. To this end, the government through the Ministry of Aviation has alerted the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to beef up security across the airports. FAAN’s Deputy General Manager in charge of Administration and Logistics, S.M. Mamman, issued a memo to airport chiefs of security to review security measures to stave off the attacks. The airports listed included Kaduna, Maiduguri, Sokoto, Kano, Abuja, and Lagos. The memo read: “I am directed to convey an alert from the Ministry of Aviation regarding security threats by criminal elements against Airports in Nigeria and to request for the immediate enumeration of necessary countermeasures for t...
FG Will Fish Out Criminals, Boost Security Around Custodial Centres – Aregbesola
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FG Will Fish Out Criminals, Boost Security Around Custodial Centres – Aregbesola

Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has said that the Federal Government will leave no stone unturned in fishing out the criminals who attacked law enforcement agencies in Imo State last Monday, while also promising to further secure Custodial facilities across the country. Aregbesola stated this when he inspected the Nigeria Correctional Service, NCoS, Owerri Custodial Centre which was attacked by unknown gunmen who forcefully released a total of 1,844 inmates in custody. “The Federal Government will react appropriately by going after these criminals and make them to face the full wrath of the law. We will leave no stone unturned in fishing them out. “Make no mistake, they will be hunted to the ends of the earth. They can only run, but they cannot hide. We shall bri...
“It Aches so Bad” Sex Offenders Set to be Castrated for Pedophilia Plead
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“It Aches so Bad” Sex Offenders Set to be Castrated for Pedophilia Plead

Dozens of convicted child sex offenders are set to be castrated in Kazakhstan, the country's Government has announced. 25 sex criminals are set to be castrated. They are the latest to undergo the controversial procedure which one man said left him "aching so badly" he could hardly walk A total of 95 men are expected to undergo chemical castration in Kazakhstan this year at a cost of £178 per paedophile, Dailystar reports. Interior Ministry official Alexey Milyuk said that since the 2018 law came into effect, "the number of offences against the underaged has decreased by 15.4%". The country's Government believes the use of forced chemical castration to dramatically reduce male libido among convicted paedophiles will reduce sex crimes against children. Mr Milyuk said: "Leg...

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