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Community policing key to solving Nigeria’s security challenges – IGP Alkali
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Community policing key to solving Nigeria’s security challenges – IGP Alkali

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba Alkali, has charged Nigerians to embrace and own community policing initiative saying it has proven to be effective in tackling emerging security threats in communities globally. The IGP gave the charge yesterday when he paid a courtesy visit to Governor Mai Mala Buni in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital. Alkali reminisced with nostalgia community policing in the olden days when community leaders, district head, village head and religious leaders were fully involved in security matters. The Police Chief said as a strong proponent of community policing in Nigeria, there is the need to encourage community leaders in the state and the country as a whole to talk to their subjects to be at the forefront in introducing and promoting c...
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.
Hushpuppi: Nnamdi Kanu’s disciple, Ekpa reacts as police suspend Abba Kyari
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Hushpuppi: Nnamdi Kanu’s disciple, Ekpa reacts as police suspend Abba Kyari

Simon Ekpa, a disciple of embattled Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has reacted to the suspension of Abba Kyari, Deputy Commissioner of Police, by the Nigeria Police Force, NPF. Ekpa said Kyari’s suspension has vindicated his earlier stance that Nigeria is a breeding ground for criminals. Kyari, who is the Head of the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT), was suspended over his link to internet and cyber crime fraudster, Ramon Abass, popularly known as Hushpuppi. The United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, had linked Kyari to Hushpuppi during their investigation. The FBI had alleged that Hushpuppi bribed Kyari to jail an errant gang member over a fraud deal worth millions of dollars. Following the revelation,...
5,000 Policemen are in joint operation with military in North East — IGP
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5,000 Policemen are in joint operation with military in North East — IGP

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba has disclosed that 5,000 police officers are currently in joint operation with the military in the Northeast. Baba said this on Monday July 5 while receiving wives of defence and police officers’ association led by its president and wife of the Chief of Defence Staff, Mrs Victoria Irabor at the Force Headquarters in Abuja. The IGP said; “Not less than 5, 000 policemen are fighting along with the military in the northeast. So, we’ve everything in common when it comes to supporting each other. The military supports the police very well in terms of civil unrest. “The police is also called upon to support the military in or outside the country that requires reinforcement.”
Stop taking unwarranted risks – IGP Baba Alkali tells policemen
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Stop taking unwarranted risks – IGP Baba Alkali tells policemen

The Inspector-General of Police, Alkali Baba, has urged policemen to stop taking unwarranted risks. Baba spoke after launching the office of Operation Search and Flush in Imo State on Friday. The IGP said he was glad over the level of assistance Governor Hope Uzodinma had accorded the police in the state. Baba, who commiserated with the families of the policemen who lost their lives, admitted that policing was full of hazards. Baba said, “Stop taking unwarranted risks. Many of you are in trouble today for your unprofessional conduct. Change your attitudes towards work. “Change your attitudes towards members of the public. Change your attitudes towards your colleagues. “We will continue to appreciate your commitment and sacrifices to protect Imo people and the society at l...
We’re working to ensure Nigerians can sleep with two eyes closed – IGP
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We’re working to ensure Nigerians can sleep with two eyes closed – IGP

The Inspector-general of Police, Usman Baba, says the force is working on efforts to provide better security in the country so Nigerians can sleep with their eyes closed. Baba stated this when he appeared before the house of representatives committee on police affairs on Wednesday, June 30. In his words “We are here to interact with the chairman and his members in the House of Representatives who are also piloting the affairs of the Nigerian police to discuss ways and means of making our job easier and better, and also understand ourselves that we are all working towards the same goal to bring betterment in policing so that Nigerians can go about their lawful businesses, Nigerians can sleep with their two eyes closed, Nigerians can enjoy better security and better movement in th...
Don’t commit suicide, your welfare is being taken care of – IGP tells police officers
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Don’t commit suicide, your welfare is being taken care of – IGP tells police officers

The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba has appealed to police officers not to commit suicide while on the job. In his speech during a visit to the Lagos Police Command on Wednesday June 9, the police chief promised that the welfare of police officers across the country is being taken care of. Usman said; “Your welfare is being taken care of like never before, do not commit suicide by being unprofessional." Making reference to the destruction of properties and police facilities during and after the #EndSARS protest, the IGP called on police commanders to lecture their men on the protection of public and police facilities, and use of arms. Usman added; “Never again should your police stations be sacked by hoodlums wielding guns, sticks, and machetes. “We must also be ...
All IPOB Members Will Be Dealt With – IGP Baba Vows
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All IPOB Members Will Be Dealt With – IGP Baba Vows

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Alkali Baba has emphasized that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) remains proscribed in Nigeria. This is as he added that no Nigerian is expected to be a member of the group since according to the law of the country, IPOB is a banned organization. He vowed that in the spirit of curbing rising insecurity in the country, IPOB and its activities will be curtailed by security agencies. The Police boss made the declaration on Friday while speaking with newsmen in Abuja shortly after he was confirmed by the Police Council. Baba also condemned the cases of attacks on security formations and public institutions in the southeast, vowing that perpetrators will be brought to book. He said: “There are peculiarities, like I said before, in the Sout...
Armed men who Attacked Governor Ortom have Been Arrested – IGP
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Armed men who Attacked Governor Ortom have Been Arrested – IGP

The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali has announced the arrest of 10 suspects allegedly involved in the failed attack on Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state. Alkali at a special briefing of State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday May 27, said the suspects are still being detained by the police without prosecution because judiciary staff are on strike. The IGP also said investigations so far show that the outcome is contrary to Ortom's claim of being attacked by herdsmen at his farm near Tyo-mu, along Makurdi-Gboko Highway of Benue State. Alkali said; “Those who organised and those who pulled the trigger have all been arrested and investigation is ongoing. “We have had them for over a month but the courts have been closed for over th...
Predident Buhari Meets Acting IGP, Usman Baba
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Predident Buhari Meets Acting IGP, Usman Baba

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and the acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba met on Monday. They met at Aso Villa in Abuja. The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), through the Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammad Dingyadi, had on Tuesday, April 6, appointed Baba to succeed Mohammed Adamu. The President was in London for a medical check-up when the appointment was announced.
Ezekwesili Petitions IGP, Asks Him To Prosecute Omojuwa For ‘Identity Fraud’
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Ezekwesili Petitions IGP, Asks Him To Prosecute Omojuwa For ‘Identity Fraud’

Obiageli Ezekwesili, former minister of education, has written to Usman Baba, inspector-general of police, requesting the prosecution of Japheth Omojuwa, a social media influencer, for identity fraud. Ezekwesili had dissociated herself from Alpha Reach, a company owned by Omojuwa, following the controversy over a social media campaign done for Alex Saab, an alleged money launderer. Omojuwa and some social media influencers were alleged to have been paid to tweet in support of Saab, Venezuelan envoy, accused of fraud. But Omojuwa denied any involvement in the campaign. He also said he got “full consent” from Ezekwesili before making her a director in his company, Alpha Reach Limited. The petition dated April 14, 2021, and signed by Marshal Abubakar of Falana and Falana chamb...
Imo Attackers Are Members Of IPOB’s ESN – IGP
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Imo Attackers Are Members Of IPOB’s ESN – IGP

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, says operatives of the Eastern Security Network carried out Monday attacks in Owerri, the Imo State capital. Adamu condemned the alleged act by the security arm of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra. IPOB, however, has since denied been behind the attacks. The IGP in a statement signed by Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, ordered the immediate deployment of additional units of Police Mobile Force and other Police Tactical Squads in Imo to strengthen security in the state and prevent further attacks on security formations or any other critical national infrastructure in the state. The PUNCH had earlier reported that gunmen attacked the Imo State Police Command headquarters and the Owerri Correctional Prison. S...
IGP Under Pressure To Arrest Igboho As Activist Snubs Police Invitation
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IGP Under Pressure To Arrest Igboho As Activist Snubs Police Invitation

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, is believed to be under serious political pressure to arrest Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho, for calling for the secession of the Yoruba from Nigeria. It was learnt that the police may again attempt to carry out a covert operation to take Igboho into custody having failed to arrest him last month. Findings indicate that the police authorities are in a dilemma on how to contain the activist who has been demanding the secession of the Yoruba from the country, following the failure of the Federal Government to curb the insecurity in the South-West. Security sources said the police are being careful not to upset the delicate security situation in the South-West, which may become aggravated if Igboho is for...
Why I Refused To Accept Inspector-General Of Police’s Invitation – Igboho
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Why I Refused To Accept Inspector-General Of Police’s Invitation – Igboho

Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho has explained why he did not accept an invitation by the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu. In a press statement issued by Igboho's media aide, Olayomi Koiki, a letter was sent on Thursday to his boss via a courier service and another with about 15 police officers. Olayomi explained that both were not received by Igboho's security operatives due to safety reasons as such a letter had purportedly led to the death of Nigerian journalist, Dele Giwa. The statement read, “We would like to tell the international communities and every Nigerian that this morning 1st of April, 2021, a letter was sent via DHL to Chief Sunday Igboho but the letter was not received by his security operatives. “Later arou...
Dollar Videos: ‘Blame Ganduje If Anything Happens To Me’ – Jaafar Jaafar
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Dollar Videos: ‘Blame Ganduje If Anything Happens To Me’ – Jaafar Jaafar

Following renewed threats to his life, the publisher of DAILY NIGERIAN, Jaafar Jaafar, has petitioned the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, saying that Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State should be held responsible if anything happens to him. In October 2018, this newspaper had published video clips showing the governor pocketing bundles of dollar notes believed to be kickbacks from contractors handling various projects awarded by the state government. The governor had since denied the videos, describing them as cloned. But in an interview with the BBC Hausa Service on Friday, March 19, Mr Ganduje disclosed that the state government was making plans to deal with those behind the videos. In the face of the renewed threats, Mr Jaafar, through his counsel, Ba...
Attack On Governor Ortom’s Convoy: IGP Orders Full Scale Investigations
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Attack On Governor Ortom’s Convoy: IGP Orders Full Scale Investigations

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni has ordered full-scale investigations into the circumstances surrounding the attack and reported attempt on the life of the Executive Governor of Benue State, His Excellency, Chief Samuel Loraer Ortom, at his farm in the outskirts of Makurdi, the State Capital, on Saturday, 20th March, 2021. The IGP who condemned the incident, has equally directed the Commissioner of Police (CP), Benue State Command to take adequate measures towards strengthening and improving security in the State, particularly around the Governor. The IGP has also specifically directed the CP to carry out painstaking investigations into the incident and ensure the arrest and prosecution of persons indicted in the course of the investigations.
Why Adamu Can Remain IGP Till 2023 Or 2024 – Buhari, Malami
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Why Adamu Can Remain IGP Till 2023 Or 2024 – Buhari, Malami

President Muhammadu Buhari and the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, have declared support for the argument that the law permits the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to remain in office till 2023 or 2024. They contended that the President is allowed by law to extend the IGP’s tenure as he wishes. PREMIUM TIMES reported that Mr Adamu had canvassed the argument to counter a suit filed at the Federal High Court in Abuja to challenge the extension of his tenure by three months as from February 1. President Buhari and the AGF’s position on the suit, adopting in full Mr Adamu’s earlier argument on the crucial issue of how long an IGP can remain in office, is contained in their joint reply filed Monday. PREMIUM TIMES obtained the joint reply of...
Tenure Extension: I Can Remain In Office Untill 2023 Or 2024 — IGP Adamu
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Tenure Extension: I Can Remain In Office Untill 2023 Or 2024 — IGP Adamu

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has told the Federal High Court in Abuja that the law permits him to remain in office till either 2023 or 2024. He said this in his court documents filed to counter a suit challenging the three-month extension granted him by President Muhammadu Buhari in February. PREMIUM TIMES on Monday obtained the counter-affidavit and the notice of preliminary objection along with the accompanying documents filed by the IGP through his lawyer, Alex Izinyon, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria. Mr Adamu attained the maximum 35 years in service on February 1, but got a three-month extension of his tenure by President Muhammadu Buhari on February 3. PREMIUM TIMES reported that an Abuja-based lawyer, Maxwell Opara, filed a suit on the same February ...
Lagos Panel On #EndSARS Summons IGP Adamu
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Lagos Panel On #EndSARS Summons IGP Adamu

The Lagos state judicial panel has summoned Mohammad Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), over a case involving one Adewale Adewuyi, a petitioner who is on a stretcher. Debo Adeleke, the petitioner’s lawyer, alleged that the police have refused to release 26 acres of farmland seized from the petitioner since 2013. Adeleke asked the panel to summon the IGP so that the police could be compelled to release the seized farmland.
Government May Swap Abducted Kagara Schoolchildren For Arrested Bandits
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Government May Swap Abducted Kagara Schoolchildren For Arrested Bandits

There are indications that the government might consider releasing some arrested bandits as a part of the bargains to secure the release of 27 pupils and 15 workers of Government Science College, Kagara, in the Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State, kidnapped on Thursday. It was learnt on Friday that the group of bandits responsible for the abduction wanted their gang members in custody of security agencies released as a swap deal to free the abductees. Bandits in military uniform had reportedly stormed the school around 2am on Wednesday, and seized their victims, killing a Senior Secondary School 3 pupil who raised the alarm in the process. They consequently led their victims – tied in pairs – to a nearby spot around Attahiru Secondary School where they had reportedly par...
Judge Returns Air Peace File For Re-Assignment
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Judge Returns Air Peace File For Re-Assignment

Justice Chuka Obiozor, the trial judge in the over N2bn fundamental rights suit against Air Peace and four others, has returned the case file to the administrative Chief Judge of the Federal High Court in Lagos for reassignment. A businesswoman, Nneka Ogbonna had filed the suit marked FHC/L/CS/1206/2020 against the airline and a pilot with the airline, Captain Horace Millar-Jaja, the Inspector-General of Police, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, and the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria for accusing her of being a terrorist and hijacker. Ogbonna, in the suit, sought an order of the court directing Air Peace Limited, NCCA, FAAN and Captain Millar-Jaja, to pay her the sum of N500m each, as damages for the alleged multiple infringements, violations and breaches of her fundamen...
Kagara Abductions: We Are Committed To Safe Rescue Of All Abductees – IGP
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Kagara Abductions: We Are Committed To Safe Rescue Of All Abductees – IGP

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni has assured the nation that the Force is irrevocably committed to the safe rescue of all abductees in the recent attack on Government Science College, Kagara in Rafi LGA of Niger State and other related incidents. The IGP notes that a joint massive search and rescue mission involving the Police, the Military and other law enforcement agencies is ongoing to ensure that all abducted persons are rescued unhurt and reunited with their families. To give impetus to the rescue operation, the IGP has ordered the deployment of additional tactical, intelligence and investigative assets of the Force including four (4) units of Police Mobile Force (PMF) attached to Operation Puff Adder II, one (1) Unit of Police Special Forces, personn...
Police DIG, Anthony Ogbizi Forges Birth Certificate, Resigns Secretly Under IGP Adamu
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Police DIG, Anthony Ogbizi Forges Birth Certificate, Resigns Secretly Under IGP Adamu

The Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of the Force Criminal Investigation Department, Anthony Ogbizi, has been caught in a birth certificate forgery scandal, prompting him to resign before his due retirement age. Top police sources confirmed to SaharaReporters that the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, had an agreement with Ogbizi to allow him "resign quietly" instead of prosecuting him for forgery. The retired DIG, who hails from Bebuabung village in Obudu, Cross River State, had been appointed DIG in 2019 when Adamu also became the Acting IGP. According to the police records, he enlisted into the police in 1986 as an Assistant Superintendent of Police and by the statutory 35 years, should retire at a date later in 2021. SaharaReporters learnt from co...
Ekiti Government Sues IGP Over Dismissed Pregnant Officer
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Ekiti Government Sues IGP Over Dismissed Pregnant Officer

The Ekiti State Government has sued the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, seeking an order of the court to declare Section 127 of the Police Act and Regulations, which provides for the discharge from the Police Force female officers who become pregnant while married unofficially. Joined as co-defendants in the suit are the Ekiti State Commissioner of Police and the Police Service Commission (PSC). A Police Constable, Miss Olajide Omolola, who got pregnant in alleged flagrant violation of the police rules was recently dismissed. Omolola, who was attached to Iye-Ekiti Police Station in Ilejemeje area of Ekiti State, was dismissed by police authority for getting pregnant barely a year after graduating from the police academy. The Attorney-General and Commissione...
Buhari Orders IG Adamu To Hand Over
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Buhari Orders IG Adamu To Hand Over

There were strong indications Tuesday night that President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu to hand over. Adamu completed his 35 years service on Monday. He was expected to have handed over to the most senior officer at the close of work on Monday, but he did not, fueling the feeling that he might be granted an extension of service. Tuesday, Adamu was at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport to receive President Buhari who returned to Abuja after a four-day trip to his hometown Daura. It was learnt that the IG was told of his fate after President Buhari’s arrival. A top source said: “The IGP has been asked by the President to handover. “Adamu was waiting for the presidential directive. He would have left on Monday but it will be discourte...
How Police Will Appoint Next IGP – Presidency Explains As Adamu‘S Tenure Ends
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How Police Will Appoint Next IGP – Presidency Explains As Adamu‘S Tenure Ends

As the tenure of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu ends today, Monday, the presidency has said the appointment of next IGP would not be based on ethnicity as speculated. The president‘s spokesman, Garba Shehu, who featured on Channels TV Sunrise Daily on Monday, said it would be impossible for top security appointments to be based on ethnicity or religion. He maintained that police have their own ways of producing leaders, adding that if such appointments were based on ethnicity, the country would have more than 250 IGPs. Mr Garba said the appointment would be based on competence as the position deals with lives and property. “If we say we are going to use ethnicity or region as the basis, then we have lost it. This is about law and order, it is not about ethnic ...
Uncertainty As IGP Adamu Retires On Monday
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Uncertainty As IGP Adamu Retires On Monday

There is uncertainty over what happens at the Louis Edet House, headquarters of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), as Inspector-General of Police Mohammed A. Adamu is due to retire on Monday. Sources told Daily Trust that there is frenzy and heightened intrigues within the police high command and corridors of power in Abuja in the foggy race for the police top job. Adamu, a member of the ASP Cadet Course 14, is due to retire on account of service years. The IGP clocks 35 years in service on Monday, having enlisted in the Police Force on February 1, 1986. Typically, retiring IGPs have “pull out” ceremonies on their last day in office. But sources at the Police Headquarters say there are no such plans yet for the outgoing police boss. The Police Act, signed by President Muham...
IGP Orders Probe Of The Sack Of Unmarried Pregnant Policewoman In Ekiti
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IGP Orders Probe Of The Sack Of Unmarried Pregnant Policewoman In Ekiti

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has called for an investigation into the report of an unmarried police officer, Olajide Omolola, who was recently dismissed from service for getting pregnant. Omolola who passed out of the Police Training School on April 24 2020, was sacked because she got pregnant out of wedlock and a letter with reference number CJ:4161/EKS/IY/Vol.2/236, DTO:181330/01/2021, was sent to an OC in Ekiti state for her to be made to return all police properties. The letter also asked that her salary should be stopped immediately. Her dismissal was hinged on a section of the Police Act that bars unmarried policewomen from getting pregnant while in service. The section has since been repealed in the amended Police Act that was signed into law by President ...
Police Recruit 18,360 For Community Policing
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Police Recruit 18,360 For Community Policing

The inspector-general of police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu said 18, 360 personnel have been recruited, screened, vetted and trained as community policing officers (CPOs). Adamu stated this at a one-day workshop to sensitise members of the public on community policing in Abuja. This is even as the acting chairman of the National Salaries and Wages Commission (NSWC), Ekpo Nta, said a new salary structure for policemen would soon be unveiled. Nta, who was represented by the secretary to the commission, Engr David Nyikyaa said all documentation in respect to the improved salary structure for the police have been completed and awaiting submission to the president for approval. But on the recruitment of the Police officers, IGP Adamu said the recruitment exercise for the CPOs was conduc...
Nigerian Police Officers Are Seen As The Best In The World – IGP Adamu
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Nigerian Police Officers Are Seen As The Best In The World – IGP Adamu

Mohammed Adamu, the inspector-general of police (IGP), says officers from Nigeria are acclaimed to be the best in the world because they perform better than their foreign counterparts when given the right resources to carry out their duties. Speaking on a Channels Television programme on Monday, Adamu said the police in Nigeria do a lot to keep the peace, despite the lack of enough resources for them to perform their function. The IGP, who noted that officers from Nigeria do well when compared to personnel from advanced countries, called for more support for the police to enable them function effectively. “When you have police as an organisation that is supposed to fight crime, to maintain law and order, the personnel of that organisation must be properly trained, must be prop...
IGP Didn’t Order Probe On Me – Apostle Suleman Reacts To Alleged Sex Scandal
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IGP Didn’t Order Probe On Me – Apostle Suleman Reacts To Alleged Sex Scandal

President of Omega Fire Ministries International Apostle Johnson Suleman has denied being under probe for alleged misconduct and threat to life. Media reports stated that the Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu ordered the probe in a letter addressed to the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Force Intelligence Bureau, Garki, dated January 5, 2021. The letter, with reference number CB:7000/IGP.SEC/ABJ/Vol.515/561, was signed by the Principal Staff Officer II to the Inspector-General of Police, ACP Iliya Doma. The letter is sequel to a petition written by V.C Ezenagu & Associates on behalf of the aggrieved Pastor Mike Davids. But in a tweet on Monday, Suleman urged the public to discard the report, saying there was no such thing. “IGP orders probe on me? Wher...
IGP Adamu Orders Arrest Of Sunday Igboho Over Eviction Notice
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IGP Adamu Orders Arrest Of Sunday Igboho Over Eviction Notice

Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), has ordered the arrest of Sunday Adeyemo, youth leader better known as Sunday Igboho, over the quit notice he issued to herdsmen. BBC Hausa quoted Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, as confirming the arrest order during its programme on Friday. Shehu reportedly said the IGP informed him of his directive to Ngozi Onadeko, the Oyo commissioner of police, to arrest Igboho and transfer him to Abuja. Frank Mba, police spokesman, did not immediately respond to TheCable’s inquiry on the order of the IGP. Igboho had asked herdsmen in Igangan in Ibarapa north local government area of Oyo to leave within seven days following reports of the killing of some Oyo citizens. He had blamed herders and Fulanis, including Saliu Kadri, th...
State Commissioners Don’t Need My Approval To Make Decisions – IGP Adamu
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State Commissioners Don’t Need My Approval To Make Decisions – IGP Adamu

Nigeria’s Inspector-general of Police Mohammed Adamu has said the force is already implementing the decentralisation of the decision-making structure of the police, stating that Commissioners of Police in the 36 states of the country do not need his approval before taking decisions in their areas of jurisdiction. Adamu on Wednesday featured on an ARISE News program where he said police commissioners in the several state commands in the country are in charge of making decisions in the state as it relates to crime and criminality and maintaining law and order. According to the Inspector-general of police, state commissioners of police do not need to get approvals from his office or the office of the Assistant-inspector general of police in charge of the zone before taking decisions...
Nine States, Other Commands Get New Police Commissioners
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Nine States, Other Commands Get New Police Commissioners

Nigeria Police Force @PoliceNG NINE (9) STATE COMMANDS, OTHERS GET NEW CPs The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A. Adamu, NPM, mni has ordered the posting/redeployment of the following Commissioners of Police to State Commands/Formations as follows: i.    Kebbi State  –  CP Adeleke Adeyinka Bode, mni ii.      SPU, FHQ, Abuja    –      CP Philip Maku iii.      Sokoto State       –        CP Ali Janga Aji iv.      Armament, FHQ, Abuja                   –        CP Ohikere S. Idris, fsi v.      CMDT Police College Ikeja     -      CP Daniel Sokari-Pedro, mni vi.      Port Authority Police (PAP), Western, Lagos       -        CP John O. Amadi, mni vii.      Oyo State    -     CP Ngozi Onadeko, fdc viii.      Enugu    State      -      Mohammed Ndatsu Aliyu ...
‘No Tear Gas, No Helmet’ — Senior Police Officers Tell IGP How #EndSARS Went Out
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‘No Tear Gas, No Helmet’ — Senior Police Officers Tell IGP How #EndSARS Went Out

When Mohammed Adamu, the inspector-general of police, called 77 commanders of the anti-riot squad, known as mobile police (MOPOL), to a post-End SARS protests review meeting, he got more than he bargained for. Also present at the meeting, which was held at the force headquarters in Abuja on Monday, November 30, were members of the police management team, counter-terrorism commanders and special protection unit commanders who were brought together to “take stock” of the End SARS protests. Most of the MOPOL commanders who raised complaints were initially diplomatic — and the message was most likely lost on the inspector-general, who had told them to speak their minds so that the mayhem would not repeat itself. His aim, he had said, was to study what they got wrong and what they ...
“We are called chief security officers only in name” – El-Rufai speaks on killings and insecurity
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“We are called chief security officers only in name” – El-Rufai speaks on killings and insecurity

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has commented on the widespread killings and insecurity witnessed across the country.   In an interview on Channels Television on Monday November 30, the Kaduna state Governor disclosed that he and other Governors are frustrated with the current security architecture.   El-Rufai who noted that the governors are only called chief security officers in name, stated that they have no control over the police. He also disclosed that he doesn't have a say in who gets posted to his state as Commissioner of Police, and those appointed can also flag his directive or get it cleared by the Inspector-General of police before carrying it out.   Watch the video below.....   View this post on Instagram ...
IGP Promotes 82,779 Junior Police Officers
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IGP Promotes 82,779 Junior Police Officers

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni, has today, 23rd November, 2020 approved the promotion of Eighty-Two Thousand, Seven Hundred and Seventy Nine (82,779) Junior Police Officers to their next ranks. The promotion of the officers comprising 56,779 Sergeants to Inspector, 17,569 Corporal to Sergeants and 8,431 Constables to Corporal is part of the on-going efforts at boosting the morale of personnel and repositioning the Force for greater efficiency. Those promoted also include 86 junior officers negatively impacted by the ENDSARS riots – 16 got special posthumous promotion while 70 others injured during the violence arising from the ENDSARS protests were equally specially promoted. The IGP, while congratulating the officers, charged them to see their promotion as...
EndSARS Protests: VIPs Ignore IGP’s Order On Withdrawal Of Police Orderlies
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EndSARS Protests: VIPs Ignore IGP’s Order On Withdrawal Of Police Orderlies

Three weeks after Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), gave a directive on the withdrawal of police orderlies attached to VIPs — politicians, business leaders and entertainers, Daily Independent findings revealed that the order has largely been ignored. Rather than release the policemen at their disposal back to the police authorities so as to complement the existing personnel in securing the populace, our correspondent gathered that many VIPs and politicians have added more police personnel due to the recent attacks by hoodlums in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protests. During Sunday’s meeting in Lagos between South-West governors and traditional rulers to proffer solution to the destruction in the region by hoodlums, many policemen were seen escorting dignitarie...
IGP Adamu Seeks N24.8bn To Fuel Vehicles, Motorcycles
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IGP Adamu Seeks N24.8bn To Fuel Vehicles, Motorcycles

The Inspector-General of Police, Muhammad Adamu, on Tuesday said the Force would need N24.8bn to fuel its fleet of vehicles and motorcycles in a year. He said this when he presented the 2020 budget performance and and defended the 2021 budget proposal before the House of Representatives Committee on Police. Adamu said the police was being bogged down by the low envelope budgetary provisions. “The implication is that under an ideal situation, the amount that has been reviewed cannot meet up with the requirement of policing the country. “If you take for example, the daily fuel consumption for our vehicles; vehicles that have petrol engine take about N22.5bn to fuel it within the year. “The motorcycles we have will require N834.4m to fuel. And those vehicles using diesel wi...
Don’t Allow Rahama Sadau’s Photo Threaten Public Peace – IGP Adamu Reacts To Rahama Sadau Controversial Dress & Photos On Social Media
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Don’t Allow Rahama Sadau’s Photo Threaten Public Peace – IGP Adamu Reacts To Rahama Sadau Controversial Dress & Photos On Social Media

Mohammed Adamu, the inspector-general of police (IGP), has called on Umar Muri, Kaduna state commissioner of police, to address the controversy trailing a recent photo by Rahama Sadau, a Kannywood actress. In a letter signed by Idowu Owohunwa, the principal staff officer to the IGP, Adamu also directed Muri to “furnish him with updates accordingly.” “I am to convey the directive of the Inspector General of Police that you treat proactively with a view to ensuring that the development does not result in any act that could threaten public peace and security,” the letter read. “The Inspector-General of Police further directs that you furnish him with updates accordingly.” Last Sunday, Sadau had sparked controversy on Twitter after she shared a photo of herself in a backless dres...
No Evidence To Prosecute 33 Indicted SARS Operatives – AGF’s Committee
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No Evidence To Prosecute 33 Indicted SARS Operatives – AGF’s Committee

The Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation has said there is no sufficient evidence to prosecute the 33 operatives of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad indicted in last year’s report of a Presidential Investigative Panel, Sunday PUNCH has learnt. The AGF’s office has therefore asked the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, to set up “a special investigation team” to conduct “thorough investigation” into the cases. This is contained in a report of a committee set up by the AGF, Mr Abubakar Malami (SAN), to review the individual cases recommended for prosecution by the special presidential panel. Our correspondent on Friday obtained the excerpts of the report from a top police source. The Presidential Panel led by the Executive Secretary of the Nat...
ENDSARS: “Resist All Violent & Riotous Elements Forthwith” –  IGP To AIGs, CPs
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ENDSARS: “Resist All Violent & Riotous Elements Forthwith” – IGP To AIGs, CPs

PRESS RELEASE RESIST ALL VIOLENT AND RIOTOUS ELEMENTS FORTHWITH: IGP ORDERS AIGs, CPs. • Directs the Use of lawful Force in line with the Constitution The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni has ordered the deployment of all legitimate force to protect lives and property of citizens including police officers and personnel of other law enforcement agencies and their families, and to prevent attacks on private/public assets from any violent person(s) or group(s) operating under any guise. The IGP restates that Command Commissioners of Police and their supervisory Assistant Inspectors-General of Police should resist all riotous elements forthwith and checkmate any form of violent/riotous protests in line with Section 33 (1) & (2) of the Constitution of the F...
Proposed Endsars Protest: Lagos Police Withdraw Men From Individuals
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Proposed Endsars Protest: Lagos Police Withdraw Men From Individuals

In preparation for the proposed Endsars protest to be staged by some individuals and hired groups to cause mayhem and security threats in Lagos State, the Lagos State Police Command has ordered the commanders of the Mobile Police Squadrons and Special Protection Unit in Lagos State to withdraw their men from  individuals who are not entitled to police aides and escorts in line with the directive of the Inspector-General of Police, to augment its strength. The Command has deemed it necessary to mop up more mobile men to be deployed across the length and breadth of the state for any eventualities as the police is no longer ready to condone any act of lawlessness, brouhaha and state of anarchy in Lagos State. The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has put all po...
#EndSARS: Police To Promote Officers Killed, Injured During Recent Rampage — IGP
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#EndSARS: Police To Promote Officers Killed, Injured During Recent Rampage — IGP

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has disclosed that policemen killed during the EndSARS protests across the country would be promoted to their next rank. Mr Adamu stated this on Wednesday in Benin City, Edo State, while addressing police officers at the state police command during his working visit to boost their morale. The IGP also inspected the burnt police stations in the state, in company with the Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu; Assistant-Inspector General of Police (AIG), Zone 5, Sholla David; and CP, Babatunde Kokumo, on Wednesday. Seven police stations were burnt in Benin City by thugs, while several security vehicles were also burnt in the process. Mr Adamu said the police were working with the Police Service Commission (PSC) to ensure that officers...
Sultan Petitions IGP, DSS To Interrogate Bishop Onah Over Attacks On Muslims In South-East
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Sultan Petitions IGP, DSS To Interrogate Bishop Onah Over Attacks On Muslims In South-East

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has petitioned the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, and the Department of State Services, alleging that Bishop Godfrey Onah of Nsukka Catholic Diocese instigated the recent attacks on Muslims in the South-East and South-South regions. NSCIA, under the leadership of the Sultan of Sokoto, Alh. Sa’ad Abubakar III, told the IGP that it possessed evidence which indicted the Catholic Bishop in last Saturday’s assault on Muslims in Nsukka, Enugu State. The apex Muslim body, specifically alleged that some Christian bigots attacked Muslims in Nsukka and burnt their Mosque following a sermon delivered by Bishop Onah. The Sultan explained that the attacks intensified following his appeal to the security agencies on ...
Police Service Commission Warns Policemen To Return To Duty Posts Or Face Dismissal
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Police Service Commission Warns Policemen To Return To Duty Posts Or Face Dismissal

The Police Service Commission has frowned on the refusal of some policemen to return to their duty posts following the killing of about 22 cops during the violence that broke out in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protests across the country. The PSC said Public Service Rules, which also applies to members of the Nigeria Police Force, prescribes dismissal for any officer that deserted his job, while admonishing them to put the killing of their colleagues behind them. The PSC stressed that policemen did not deserve to be killed and should in fact be protected as fellow human beings, but it however noted that the attack on them by hoodlums should not be an excuse for them to stay away from work. PSC spokesperson, Mr Ikechukwu Ani, said the attacks on the police were not good for t...
IG Tells Police Officers To Protect Themselves Against Physical Attacks
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IG Tells Police Officers To Protect Themselves Against Physical Attacks

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has asked the personnel of the force to protect themselves against attacks from any quarter. He said the men and officers have the right to defend themselves in case of physical danger. The IGP spoke on Friday during an assessment tour of the Federal Capital Territory Police Command, Abuja, where he also encouraged the operatives who had abandoned the streets for the past five days following the killing of over 20 policemen in the violence that rocked the country. Adamu alleged that the #EndSARS protesters were out to demoralise the personnel, adding that the government and the Nigeria Police Force would soon roll out packages for the families of the deceased officers. He stated, “The unity of this country lies in the support t...
#EndSARS: IGP Adamu Replies Amnesty International, Says Policemen Didn’t Shoot Protesters
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#EndSARS: IGP Adamu Replies Amnesty International, Says Policemen Didn’t Shoot Protesters

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has rejected reports by global rights organisation, Amnesty International, that police officer shot at #EndSARS protesters. He described Amnesty’s report of October 21, 2020, that police personnel shot at peaceful protesters as “untrue, misleading and contrary to all available empirical evidence”. Adamu said police officers, instead, “acted professionally, exercised commendable restraints and some paid the supreme price for peace during the recent protests and ensuing violence in some parts of the country.” This was contained in a statement on Friday titled, ‘EndSARS Protests: Police Personnel Were Professional And Exercised Maximum Restraints – IGP Tells Amnesty Int’l’. The statement was signed by Force Public Relations Offi...
With 28 Officers Killed, Police Admits Low Morale, IG Begins Tour Of Commands
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With 28 Officers Killed, Police Admits Low Morale, IG Begins Tour Of Commands

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, will on Friday begin visits to the police commands across the country to boost the morale of officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force. The PUNCH on Thursday gathered that the morale of members of the force was low following the killing of no fewer than 28 policemen by hoodlums, who hijacked the #EndSARS protests that started in the country on October 8 and lasted for two weeks. Findings showed that the police authorities were disturbed by the high level of dejection among policemen, hence the need for the IG to encourage them and boost their morale. It was also learnt during the tour, the IG would assess the level of damage done by the hoodlums, who burnt police stations and looted government and private property. Thes...
16 SARS Operatives Indicted For Killings In Five States – Presidential Panel
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16 SARS Operatives Indicted For Killings In Five States – Presidential Panel

Sixteen operatives of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad have been indicted for extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearance in five states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Saturday PUNCH reports that the 16 operatives were recommended for prosecution by the Presidential Panel on the Special Anti-Robbery Squad. The report was submitted to the President, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), on June 3, 2019. It was recently submitted to the Police Service Commission, the Inspector-General of Police and the office of the Attorney General of the Federation in the wake of the #EndSARS protests, for prosecution and disciplinary actions. The report indicted a total of 35 police operatives in 12 states and the FCT for various rights violations, including extra...

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