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IGP Orders Closure Of Police Monitoring Units Offices In Lagos, PH
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IGP Orders Closure Of Police Monitoring Units Offices In Lagos, PH

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali, has ordered the closure of IGP Monitoring Unit offices in Lagos and Port Harcourt. The IGP, has also banned operatives of the Unit from undertaking criminal investigations including taking over cases from State Commands. Alkali, who gave the order at a meeting he held with commissioners of police and above in Abuja, said the ban has become necessary to enable him reorganize and return to the force to basics in policing. Alkali, who also ordered the reformation of the unit, said under the new arrangement, the Unit will now operate within their original mandate which is to investigate complaints of professional infractions that may be alleged against any serving officer and as may be referred to them by his office. The IGP,...
Adamu Mohammed Hands Over to acting IGP Usman Alkali Baba
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Adamu Mohammed Hands Over to acting IGP Usman Alkali Baba

The outgoing Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu has handed over to his successor Usman Alkali Baba. The ceremony took place at the Force Headquarters, Abuja Adamu handed over to Usman after Vice President Yemi Osinbajo decorated the new IGP with his new rank in the State House, Abuja earlier today April 7. see more photos below...
Ex-IGP Adamu’s Removal: ‘They Didn’t Even Allow Him Return To Abuja’ – Reactions
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Ex-IGP Adamu’s Removal: ‘They Didn’t Even Allow Him Return To Abuja’ – Reactions

Nigerians have taken to Twitter to express their views about the termination of the appointment of Mohammed Adamu as Inspector General of Police. President Muhammadu Buhari replaced Adamu with Usman Alkali Baba on Tuesday afternoon. Adamu was inspecting the havoc wreaked on the headquarters of the Imo State Police Command when the news of the termination of his appointment broke. In February, his appointment had been extended by three months but he had only spent two months and three days of that period when he was relieved of duty. Below are some Twitter reactions: Senator Shehu Sani @ShehuSani Goodbye Adamu, rest well and regain your lost weight Babatunde Olatunji @Babatun09050838 Abi now . Very funny country , on assignment and removed from there. My country Ni...
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Banditry: Zamfara Residents Rejoice Over Removal Of IGP Adamu By Buhari

There have been harvests of joy and jubilations in Zamfara State over the replacement of the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu. Residents who spoke to DAILY POST said they are relieved that the IG was replaced, as he allegedly did nothing to salvage the state from terror attacks despite being a security chief. Aminu Usman a resident said the security situation was worse under Adamu, stressing that they had watched with keen interest to see how the nation’s police boss would end. “In fact we were not happy with President Mohammad Buhari because of the security lapses in the country because he did not put a capable hand there to handle the security issue in the country as a whole” he added. “If the IG fails in his constitutional responsibility of protecting the enti...
Imo Prison Break: Defend Yourselves Against IPOB Members – Uzodinma To Policemen
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Imo Prison Break: Defend Yourselves Against IPOB Members – Uzodinma To Policemen

Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, on Tuesday, urged policemen to use their rifles to defend themselves against members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB. Uzodinma spoke at the Police Command headquarters when the Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, visited the state to assess the level of harm done on the police facility by unknown gunmen on Monday. “If you can’t attack them, you can at least use your rifles to defend yourselves. Any attack on police formation is an insult to us as a government. “It is also an attack on the integrity of the government. We must take charge, take control and ensure discipline, ”the governor said. Recall that some unknown gunmen had attacked the police headquarters and the Correctional Centre in Owerri and freed hundreds of in...
Crush IPOB, ESN Members, IGP, Muhammed Adamu Orders
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Crush IPOB, ESN Members, IGP, Muhammed Adamu Orders

The Inspector General of Police Muhammed Adamu has ordered operatives to be ruthless against members of the proscribed Independent People of Biafra (IPOB). The IGP gave the order when he visited the burnt Imo Police Command headquarters and the Owerri Correctional Service on Tuesday. Adamu said the police officers must use their weapons against the IPOB members and crush them to the last man.
Gunmen raze another police station in Imo, free suspects
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Gunmen raze another police station in Imo, free suspects

Unidentified gunmen have razed another police station in Imo State, few hours after Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and outgoing Inspector General of Police (IGP), Muhammed Adamu left Owerri, the Imo State capital. Vice President Osinbajo led a delegation of Federal Government officials including the Minister of Interior Rauf Aregbesola, to visit the state over Monday, April 5, attack on the correctional center in the state as well as the police headquarters. Shortly after Osinbajo and his entourage left the state, the gunmen burnt Ehime Mbano Local Government Area Divisional Police Headquarters. The gunmen freed all suspects in detention before setting the Police Divisional headquarters ablaze. The state police command is yet to comment on this development.
IGP Adamu Commissions Nigeria Police Radio 99.1FM, Abuja
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IGP Adamu Commissions Nigeria Police Radio 99.1FM, Abuja

The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni today, 31st March, 2021 commissioned the new Nigeria Police Radio, 99.1FM, Abuja. The Nigeria Police Radio, which is one of the legacy projects of the Force within the past 2 years will help bring the police closer to the people and bolster partnership and good working relationship between the police and the people. The IGP, in his key note address, noted that the radio station will provide community-based radio broadcast services. It will serve as a veritable avenue for the Nigeria Police to engage, enlighten and inform the public on policing activities and other security-related matters. The IGP further noted that the radio station will air programs targeted at involving the citizens in the security of their localities e...
Senate To Probe Governor’s Role In ₦6.25 Billion NDDC Palliative Scam
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Senate To Probe Governor’s Role In ₦6.25 Billion NDDC Palliative Scam

The Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, on Tuesday, said it would extend its N6.2bn Covid-19 palliative fund probe to the nine governors of the Niger Delta region, who were said to have collected N100m each from the Niger Delta Development Commission. The committee has also given the Sole Administrator of the NDDC, Effiong Akwa, 48-hour grace to produce members of the Prof. Daniel Pondei-led interim committee of the agency or risk arrest. The panel had on February 22 resolved that the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, be contacted by the executive arm of government through the Senate leadership to produce Pondei and his team before the Ethics Committee on March 9. Briefing journalists on the issue on Tuesday, the Chairman of the panel, Senat...
Former Imo Governor, Ikedi Ohakim Discharged and Acquitted Over False information charge
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Former Imo Governor, Ikedi Ohakim Discharged and Acquitted Over False information charge

An Abuja High Court has discharged and acquitted former Governor of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim of a 3-count criminal charge preferred against him by the Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed. The police chief had accused the ex-governor of giving false information against one Chinyere Amuchienwa. It was alleged that Ohakim lied that the lady threatened him with a gun and equally made a false claim of having a plot of land for sale in Lagos. The charge read: “That you Ikedi Ohakim, on or about the 23rd day of May 2019 at Asokoro, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court did unlawfully gave false information against one Chinyere Amuchienwa, that she threatened you with gun knowing it to be false and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 140 of the Penal ...
Insecurity: Buhari Rules Out Amnesty For Bandits, Insurgents
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Insecurity: Buhari Rules Out Amnesty For Bandits, Insurgents

A meeting of the Governors of the 19 Northern States, the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, Chief of Staff to the President, Prof . Ibrahim Gambari, the Inspector -General of Police , Mohammed Adamu , Director General of the Department of State Service , Yusuf Bichi , as well as the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, held in Kaduna on Thursday . The Sultan of Sokoto , Alhaji Saad Abubakar III led traditional rulers from all parts of the north to the meeting which held at the Sir Kashim Ibrahim Government House . Other attendees at the high powered meeting were northern lawmakers from both chambers of the National Assembly represented by the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Ahmad Idris Wase , who stood in for the Senate President , Ahmad Lawan , ...
Police Arrest Perpetrators Of Abayi Police Station Attack
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Police Arrest Perpetrators Of Abayi Police Station Attack

The Police in Abia State Command successfully neutralised (4) four attackers, arrested (8) eight persons and recovered arms and ammunition from hoodlums who carried out an unprovoked attack on Abayi Police Station, Aba in Osisioma Ngwa LGA of Abia State in the early hours of 23rd February, 2021. It is worth noting that the hoodlums numbering about two hundred persons, armed with AK47 rifles and matchetes invaded the station and set part of it ablaze with the aid of petrol bombs and other explosives. Following the attack, two officers, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP Vincent Gonze and Sergeant Emmanuel Okoronkwo unfortunately paid the supreme price. The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A. Adamu NPM mni commiserates with the family and friends of the deceased officers....
Kagara Students’ Abduction: FG Delegation, IGP Adamu, Others In Niger State
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Kagara Students’ Abduction: FG Delegation, IGP Adamu, Others In Niger State

A Federal Government delegation including National Security Adviser (NSA) Mohammed Babagana Monguno and the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu are currently in Minna, Niger State capital. Also part of the delegation is the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed; Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola; and the Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi. The delegation is in Niger State as efforts to rescue the abducted students of the Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State, intensify. President Muhammadu Buhari has also dispatched to Minna, Niger State a delegation team of security chiefs to coordinate the rescue operation and meet with state officials, community leaders, as well as parents and staff of the College. Some gunmen had...
IGP Never Paid N2 Billion For Tenure Extension – Police
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IGP Never Paid N2 Billion For Tenure Extension – Police

Nigerian Police Force on Monday denied that the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu paid N2 billion for tenure extension. The force described the development as untrue, unfounded, defamatory and libelous, following a report published by an online media. Reacting to the story, the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba in a statement issued in Abuja and made available to reporters said the extension of service of the IGP was strictly the prerogative of the President Muhammadu Buhari and: “was never paid for as maliciously reported in the publication”. Mba assured that the IGP is not distracted by the report, adding that he is committed to delivering on its mandate, especially the task of neutralizing current and emerging internal security threats. The stat...
Buhari’s Extension Of IGP Adamu’s Tenure Is Unlawful ― Adegboruwa, SAN
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Buhari’s Extension Of IGP Adamu’s Tenure Is Unlawful ― Adegboruwa, SAN

Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa has said that the extension of the tenure of Inspector General of Police, Muhammad Adamu by President Muhammadu Buhari is an unlawful act Speaking with Vanguard, Adegboruwa said that the implication of Buhari’s action is that Nigeria presently does not have Inspector General of Police. “The Federal Republic of Nigeria presently has no IGP properly so recognized by law,” he said. Stating the position of the law on the issue, he stated, “When the tenure of a serving IGP expires on the ground of completing the mandatory 35 years of service, he cannot be asked to continue in office beyond his mandatory tenure. An IGP who has served the mandatory years of service ceases to be a member of the Nigeria Police Force from the date of his c...
Buhari’s Extension Of IGP’s Tenure Violates New Police Act
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Buhari’s Extension Of IGP’s Tenure Violates New Police Act

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the tenure of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu for three months. The Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, disclosed this on Thursday while briefing State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He said that the decision of the President to extend the IGP’s tenure for another three months was to give time for proper selection of the new helmsman. This, however, would be contrary to the provisions of the Police Act 2020, which in Section 7 (6) fixes a single term of four years without an option of extension of tenure for the holder of the office of the Inspector-General of Police. “A person appointed to the office of the Inspector-General of Police shall hold office for four years,” it read. ...
Buhari Extends IGP Adamu’s Tenure For 3-months
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Buhari Extends IGP Adamu’s Tenure For 3-months

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the tenure of the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu by three months. The Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi disclosed this on Thursday while briefing State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He said that the decision of the President to extend the IGP’s tenure for another three months was to give time for proper selection of the new helmsman.
Tola Azeez, Lady Assaulted By Policemen During COVID-19 Lockdown Awarded N5m In Damages
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Tola Azeez, Lady Assaulted By Policemen During COVID-19 Lockdown Awarded N5m In Damages

The Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, on Monday, February 1, awarded N5 million damages against the Nigeria Police Force and the Inspector General of Police over the abuse of a woman, Tola Azeez, in Osun State. A video of the officers assaulting the young lady went viral in April 2020. Tola was walking along Odo Ori Market in Iwo, to buy a drug for a relative when the officers who were enforcing the lockdown, descended on her, flogging her mercilessly with their whips. The state police command identified and arrested the erring officers, Ikuesan Taiwo, an inspector and Abass Ibrahim, a corporal. To protest the assault, a fundamental human right enforcement suit was filed by a lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi, on behalf of Ms Azeez. The police counsel, F.B Osei, argued that Me...
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IGP Orders AIGs, CPs To Enforce COVID-19 Regulations

In reply please quote Ref No. CZ.5300/FPRD/FHQ/ABJ/VOL.3/64 Date: 1st February, 2021 The Director of News ……………………………. PRESS RELEASE ENSURE FULL ENFORCEMENT OF THE COVID-19 HEALTH PROTECTION REGULATIONS 2021 – IGP ORDERS AIGs, CPs · Cautions officers to respect rights of citizens while urging voluntary compliance The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni has ordered the Assistant Inspectors General of Police in the seventeen (17) zonal commands and their constituent Commissioners of Police in the thirty-six (36) States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, to carry out full enforcement of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Health Protection Regulations 2021 signed into law by His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR o...
IGP Adamu Commissions Nigeria Police School Lafia
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IGP Adamu Commissions Nigeria Police School Lafia

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, today, 29th January, 2021 commissioned the newly constructed Nigeria Police Public Relations School, Lafia, Nasarawa State. The Police PR School, which is one of the legacy projects of the Force within the past 2 years, will help to breed a more people-friendly, professional and human rights compliant Police Force, in addition to improving capacity and bridging public relations knowledge gaps amongst personnel of the Force. The IGP, in his key note address, noted that the construction of the School is in tandem with the vision of the Force to promote quality service delivery through constant training and re-training of personnel of the Force. The IGP while thanking the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Hi...
Court Summons IGP Adamu Over Contempt
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Court Summons IGP Adamu Over Contempt

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu to appear before it in relation to a contempt proceedings initiated against him. Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, in a ruling, ordered the IGP to among others, appear before the court on February 4 this year to show cause why he should not be penalised for refusing to honour a subsisting judgment of the court. “An order of this honourable court is hereby made mandating the Inspector General of Police to appear before this honourable court on the 4th day of February 2021 at 9am to show cause why a contempt proceedings should not be taken against the Inspector General of Police for refusal to obey the judgment of this honourable court in this matter, which judgment was affirmed by the Court of Appe...
It Would Be Dangerous For Buhari To Arrest Or Kill Sunday Igboho – FFK
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It Would Be Dangerous For Buhari To Arrest Or Kill Sunday Igboho – FFK

Femi Fani-Kayode has stated that it would be dangerous, reckless and counterproductive of the Buhari-led government to arrest Yoruba activist, Sunda Igboho, who gave a quit notice to Fulani herders in the state. The Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, ordered the Commissioner of Police in Oyo state, Ngozi Onadeko, to arrest Igboho. Reacting to this development via his Twitter handle, FFK wrote; It would be dangerous, reckless & counter productive for Buhari to ARREST or KILL Sunday Igboho. When the Northern youths demanded that Igbos should leave the north no-one was arrested. Why should Sunday be arrested or killed for asking KILLER Fulani herdsmen to leave SW? I advise the FG to tread softly because Sunday has the full support of the Yoruba nation because he ha...
Nigerian police did very well in 2019/2020 – IGP Adamu Mohammed
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Nigerian police did very well in 2019/2020 – IGP Adamu Mohammed

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu has said that the Nigeria Police Force did very well in 2019/2020. The police chief maintained that when he came onboard, there were many issues related to banditry and kidnappings, especially along the Abuja-Kaduna road. He stated that this has been taken care of. Adamu said; "Apart from the insurgency that is being successfully dealt with in the northeast, there were issues in the northcentral in terms of farmers-herders conflicts and even kidnappings. “We restrategized, created an operation, Puff Adder. We retrained our Special Forces, we identified police officers that have been in the theatre of operations in the northeast before they went and came back. “We retrained them and sent them to the field. So we were able to...
Adamu Commends Officers For Repelling Bandits Attack On Their Convoy In Kano
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Adamu Commends Officers For Repelling Bandits Attack On Their Convoy In Kano

The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, has commended the Police officers attached to Police Mobile Force - 9 PMF Squadron, Kano for displaying uncommon gallantry and repelling the attack on their convoy by bandits numbering about hundred along the Birnin Gwari - Funtua Highway on Friday, 15th January, 2021, on their way back to their base in Kano after the completion of their special duty. The officers are personnel attached to Operation Puff Adder and deployed to Niger State in the sustained operation to reclaim the public space and tackle incidents of banditry, kidnapping and other violent crimes in the area. Contrary to unconfirmed reports in some sections of the media stating that eighteen (18) officers were kidnapped, only sixteen (16) officers were attacked in the ...
EndSARS: IGP Orders Investigations Into Suit Challenging Judicial Panels
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EndSARS: IGP Orders Investigations Into Suit Challenging Judicial Panels

'PRESS RELEASE ENDSARS: IGP ORDERS INVESTIGATIONS INTO ALLEGED SUIT TOUCHING ON STATES’ JUDICIAL PANEL OF INQUIRY · QUERIES FORCE LEGAL OFFICER The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni has directed immediate investigations into a suit purportedly challenging the legality of the States’ Judicial Panel of Inquiry, investigating allegations by citizens against officers of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). The IGP, who gave the order on the heels of trending reports in the media, today 3rd December, 2020, expressed the disapproval of the Force Management Team on the matter and ordered investigations into the alleged role of the Force Legal Section including its Head. Meanwhile, the Force Legal Officer has been queried and may face further sanctions if...
#EndSARS Protesters Wanted Buhari Removed From Office – IGP Adamu
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#EndSARS Protesters Wanted Buhari Removed From Office – IGP Adamu

The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has said the recent #EndSARS protest in Nigeria was aimed at removing President Muhammadu Buhari from office. Mr Adamu made the claim, Tuesday, in Port Harcourt, during a meeting between the leaders of the South-south region and a delegation from Nigeria’s presidency, according to a press statement from the Rivers State Government House. “Adamu alleged that intelligence has confirmed that the EndSARS protest was funded from within and outside the country,” said the statement issued by Governor Nyesom Wike’s media aide, Kelvin Ebiri. “He further added that one of the primary objectives of the protest was to effect a regime change,” the statement said. The police chief said fake news gave “impetus” to the protests which lasted ...
EndSARS: Hundreds Of Resignations By Police Officers Rejected By The IGP
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EndSARS: Hundreds Of Resignations By Police Officers Rejected By The IGP

Resignation letters from hundreds of officers in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protests have allegedly been rejected by the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu. Senior officers confided in The Guardian that hundreds of policemen were ready to leave after their humiliation and burning of stations. “There is no amount of talk that will assuage the anger of policemen. We are very angry. Many of my colleagues tendered their resignation, but they are not accepting it. The morale is terribly low. Our officers were dehumanised. Some were killed. Many of us don’t have offices anymore. Nigerians should ask us to go if they don’t need police anymore. Are we not also Nigerians? Why should we be treated like animals?” an officer fumed. IGP Adamu had vowed to arrest perpetrators in...
IGP Adamu Tells Police officers To Use Firearms When Their Life Is In Danger
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IGP Adamu Tells Police officers To Use Firearms When Their Life Is In Danger

The Inspector General of Police Muhammed Adamu instructed the police officers to result to the use of firearms if they perceived their live is in danger. He said this in a video shared by ChannelsTV on twitter. He asked "does it make sense for an officer carrying arm to be killed?" The order says an officer may result to the use of firearms if a person try to attack him with gun, stick, machete or other dangerous weapons. And anyone that commit offense that is liable to imprisonment of 7 years or death may be shoot. The law however stated that the action maybe contested in court where the court will determine whether the officer was truly in danger. Read it bellow and you can see the attached clip for the IGP statement. https://youtu.be/K46VAPkDI08
Northern Leaders Meet In Kaduna (Full Text)
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Northern Leaders Meet In Kaduna (Full Text)

The Northern Governors Forum has met in Kaduna and resolved to set up Youth and Civil Society Committee to engage Nigerian youths with a view to addressing thier pressing demands to put to rest their agitations. This was one of the decisions the Governors arrived at after an engagement with traditional rulers, members of the National Assembly, the Inspector General of Police Muhammad Adamu and Chief of Staff to the President Professor Ibrahim Gambari. Below is the full text of the communique read by Chairman of the forum and Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong after the deliberations. RESOLUTIONS OF NORTHERN STATES GOVERNORS’ FORUM MEETING WITH NORTHERN STATES EMIRS AND CHIEFS HELD ON MONDAY 2ND NOVEMBER, 2020 1. In furtherance to its resolution to further engage with the criti...
11-year-old boy who declared himself as IGP enrolled in private school in Edo state
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11-year-old boy who declared himself as IGP enrolled in private school in Edo state

Gift Osayuwu, the 11-year-old boy who was arrested for his alleged involvement in Edo Police station attack, has been enrolled in a private school.   Confirming the development on Monday, November 2, Coordinator of human rights group, Talakwa Parliament, Kola Edokpayi, said the boy was enrolled into JSS 1 in one of the ''best private schools'' in the Benin City, today.   11-year-old boy who declared himself as IGP enrolled in private school in Edo state   Gift was accompanied to the school by his widowed mother, a pure water seller.   Recall that the boy was arrested for allegedly joining the gang of hoodlums that attacked Oba Market police station at Evbuotubu area of Benin City. After the attack, he was said to have worn the uniform of a police...
EndSARS Protest: We Feel Abandoned – Police Officers
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EndSARS Protest: We Feel Abandoned – Police Officers

While millions of Nigerians have been wondering why hoodlums have been given a free reign to run riot over Lagos, Ilorin, Jos and many other cities without being checked by policemen, some senior serving officers have explained that most of them are reluctant to intervene following the widespread bashing from the same people they have been trying to protect in the past. His revelation has shed light on the fact that despite the order of the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu for the deployment of Mobile Anti-riot units across the country – on the strength of the widespread destruction his order has largely been ignored. However, clearly disturbed by the continued looting, Adamu yesterday gave fresh or- ders to the police hierarchy to reclaim the “public space’ and restor...
IGP reportedly orders withdrawal of policemen from VIPs amid #EndSARS protests
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IGP reportedly orders withdrawal of policemen from VIPs amid #EndSARS protests

The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has reportedly ordered the withdrawal of police officers attached to very important persons (VIP) in Nigeria.   According to TheCable, the directive was issued via a police wireless message on Wednesday, October 21, and is expected to take effect immediately.   This development comes following two weeks of End SARS protests by Nigerians demanding an end to police brutality in the country.   In the directive issued to police zonal commands, only those attached to government houses, the senate president and the speaker of the house of representatives are exempted.   “Inspector-general of police directs you to withdraw all protect personnel attache...
SWAT: Six Things To Know About New Police Unit
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SWAT: Six Things To Know About New Police Unit

The Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu has created a new unit known as Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team which will fill the gaps arising from the dissolution of the defunct SARS. Last Sunday, he disbanded the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) due to alleged extra-judicial killings, wanton arrests and dispossession of property through physical assault and other intimidation tactics. Here are six things you need to know about the new unit: 1. Prospective members of this new team will undergo psychological and medical examination to ascertain their fitness and eligibility for the new assignment. 2. These members are to commence training at the different Police tactical training institutions nationwide, next week. 3. The training schedules are as follows; A...
Presidential Panel On Police Reforms Swings Into Action, Okays 5-point Demand
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Presidential Panel On Police Reforms Swings Into Action, Okays 5-point Demand

Following directives by President Muhammadu Buhari on dissolution of Special Anti-Robbery Squad and immediate response to yearnings of citizens, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, convened a meeting with stakeholders, agreeing to meet demands, which include halting use of force against protesters and unconditional release of arrested citizens. The meeting, organized by the Office of the Inspector General of Police and National Human Rights Commission, was a multi-stakeholders’ forum attended by leaders and representatives of civil society organisations in Nigeria, activists from the entertainment industry and the ENDSARS movement and development partners. The Ministry of Police Affairs and Police Service Commission were also present at the meeting that affirmed that...
IGP Sets Up New Unit, Orders all Ex-SARS Operatives To Report To Force HQ
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IGP Sets Up New Unit, Orders all Ex-SARS Operatives To Report To Force HQ

PRESS RELEASE IGP ORDERS ALL DEFUNCT SARS PERSONNEL TO REPORT AT THE FORCE HEADQUARTERS FOR DEBRIEFING, PSYCHOLOGICAL AND MEDICAL EXAMINATION • New Tactical Team to Commence Training Next Week The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A. Adamu, NPM, mni has, today, 13th October, 2020, in accordance with Section 18 (10) of the Police Act 2020, ordered all personnel of the defunct SARS to report at the Force Headquarters, Abuja for debriefing, psychological and medical examination. The officers are expected to undergo this process as a prelude to further training and reorientation before being redeployed into mainstream policing duties. The medical examination will be carried out by the newly set-up Police Counselling and Support Unit (PCSU), a Unit, which henceforth shall engage in...
Ondo 2020: IGP Deploys Over 33,000 Personnel For Poll, Warns Political Thugs
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Ondo 2020: IGP Deploys Over 33,000 Personnel For Poll, Warns Political Thugs

The Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, has disclosed that a total of 33,783 police personnel will be deployed for the coming Saturday poll in Ondo State. The IGP revealed this on Monday during the INEC Stakeholders’ meeting for the Ondo Governorship Election. According to the Police Chief, the security personnel who will be on election duty in the state will comprise 30,933 conventional police personnel as well as 2,850 Special Police Units. While emphasizing that the police deployment will be complemented by an additional 3,500 manpower that will be drawn from other security agencies, the IGP stated that there will not be any room for political thugs to operate as flashpoints in the state have identified. “In ensuring the credibility of the process, we have under...
FSARS Officials Arresting A Man In Edo Caught On Camera (Video)
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FSARS Officials Arresting A Man In Edo Caught On Camera (Video)

A video of suspected FSARS officials arresting a yet-to-be-identified man, hours after their activities were banned by the Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, has been shared online. Twitter user, Solomon Okonkwo who describes himself as a Human rights activist, shared the video online and said the incident happened this morning October 5 at Urora Junction, Benin City, in Edo state. Watch The Video As Obtained Below: https://mobile.twitter.com/MrSomtoOkonkwo/status/1313067416558153728
Governors Back SARS Ban
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Governors Back SARS Ban

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has backed the decision by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, to ban with immediate effect the operations of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) and a range of other Tactical Squads of the Force. The NGF Chairman and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, in his reaction on Monday, lauded the IGP, saying the decision was received with “great relief and satisfaction”. Fayemi, however, expressed hope that the announcement this time would promptly be followed by action and that there would be no reversal to the “unorthodox enforcement practices being complained against.” He called for appropriate sanctions against law enforcement officers that had been “lawless and irresponsible” in the exercise of their duties...
Osinbajo Commends IGP’s Decision On SARS, Criticises Actions Of Officers
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Osinbajo Commends IGP’s Decision On SARS, Criticises Actions Of Officers

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has applauded the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu for banning the routine patrol of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) and other Tactical Squads of the Nigeria Police Force. Speaking to State House reporters at his residence in Abuja on Sunday, Professor Osinbajo described the routine attacks on young people as infuriating. While condemning the actions of some officers he called bad “eggs of the Force”, the Vice President asked the police to stick to their mandates. He also commended Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) for speaking up against injustices meted out by some security operatives on young Nigerians. Osinbajo’s remarks come shortly after IGP Adamu warned FSARS and other Tactical Squads of the Force against carryi...
Edo Primary: APC Writes IGP, PTF To Seek Clearance For Uzodinma, Others
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Edo Primary: APC Writes IGP, PTF To Seek Clearance For Uzodinma, Others

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has written to Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu and the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 for clearance to conduct its governorship primary in Edo State. Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State met with the IGP yesterday in connection with preparation for the primary which is scheduled for Monday in Benin. Leaders of the party who had been locked in a faceoff prior to the resignation of Governor Godwin Obaseki from the APC are said to be closing ranks to enable the party retain control of Edo State in the September election. The development has left the Deputy National Secretary, Victor Giadom, who declared himself as acting National Chairman, stranded because no member of the National Working Committee (NWC) was with him at pres...
IG orders probe of D’Banj over rape allegation
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IG orders probe of D’Banj over rape allegation

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered a probe into the allegations of rape levelled against Music Icon, Oladapo Oyebanjo aka D’Banj. This is contained in a letter with reference number CB.7000/IGP.SEC/ABJ/VOl.484/801 signed by the Principal Staff Officer to the IG, DCP Idowu Owohunwa. The letter was addressed to the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Force Criminal Investigation Department, Area 10, Garki, Abuja. The IG’s letter was in response to a petition written to the IG by Mr. Tommy Ojoge-Daniel, a lawyer to Miss Seyitan Babatayo, who accused D’Banj of raping her in 2018. The letter written by the IG is titled, ‘Re: Petition Against (1) Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo (Aka D’Banj) for Rape Indecent Sexual Assault, Attempted Assault on Miss Seyitan Temidayo The ...
IGP Adamu Shuns Aisha Buhari, Refuses To Release Her Aides
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IGP Adamu Shuns Aisha Buhari, Refuses To Release Her Aides

The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ignored the demand by the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, to release her aides who are in custody. This is just as children of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) have declared war on the Private Secretary to the President, Yusuf Sabiu, aka Tunde, who is a nephew to the President A family member told Sunday PUNCH that as of 4pm on Saturday, the aides were still in police custody. He said, ‘’Tunde met the NNPC GMD, Maikanti Baru, who recently died of COVID-19. He also visited several other places. Instead of going on self isolation, he decided to return to the Villa and he is one of the few aides that has direct access to the President. “The President is almost 80 and he is very vulnerable given his ...
Police High Command Keep Mute Over Detention Of Aisha Buhari’s Aides
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Police High Command Keep Mute Over Detention Of Aisha Buhari’s Aides

The Police High Command on Friday night kept mute over the alleged detention of aides of the wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari in Abuja The wife of the President had Twitted about the reality of the deadly coronavirus pandemic ravaging the globe and called on all relevant Government Agencies to enforce the Quarantine Act signed by Mr President and ensured that no one was found violating this law and the NCDC guidelines especially on interstate travel without the necessary exemptions for movement of essentials. She then called on the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Abubakar Adamu to release her assigned Staff who were still in the custody of the Police in order to avoid putting their lives in danger or exposure to Covid-19 while in their custody. According t...
Impunity In The Presidential Villa As Aisha Buhari, Kids Confront Husband’s PA, Shots Fired
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Impunity In The Presidential Villa As Aisha Buhari, Kids Confront Husband’s PA, Shots Fired

The power tussle in the Presidential Villa between First Lady Aisha Buhari and Sabiu ‘Tunde’ Yusuf, the President’s influential Personal Assistant and favourite nephew, has taken a dangerous turn that could undermine security at the Presidential Villa, with the President’s top security aides’ loyalty split between the opposing camps. The Villa was thrown into confusion, Thursday night, when the First Lady accompanied by her children – Zahra, Halima and Yusuf, – took a team of policemen led by her Aide-De-Camp to forcefully confront Tunde following an earlier heated disagreement over his refusal to self-isolate after his trip to Lagos to see his wife, who had just given birth to a boy. Sources familiar with the event said on reaching the House 8 Guest Chalet of the President, wher...
Aisha Buhari Calls On The IGP To Release Her Detained Staff
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Aisha Buhari Calls On The IGP To Release Her Detained Staff

Nigeria's First lady, Aisha Buhari has called on the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to release her assigned staff, citing COVID-19 fears. MCI learned that Mrs Buhari is currently embroiled in a battle with certain forces in Aso-rock leading to the detention of her personal security staff. President Buhari’s Personal Assistant and Private Secretary, Sabiu ‘Tunde’ Yusuf is currently at loggerheads with the first lady after she denied him entry into Aso-rock. She reportedly ordered that Tunde should go on mandatory 2-week self-isolation as he recently returned from a trip to Lagos. Yusuf who is reportedly one of the most influential people around President Buhari flatly refused and pushed his way into the Villa. Worried that his presence could expose them to dang...
Rape And Other Sexual Offences A Global Menace – IGP
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Rape And Other Sexual Offences A Global Menace – IGP

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu NPM, mni, has called for improved partnership, strategy and joint operations by the Police and other relevant stakeholders to stage a common front against rape, child molestation, trafficking in person and other sexual-based violence in the country. The IGP stated this, today, 11th June, 2020 at the Force Headquarters, Abuja during a tripartite meeting held between the Police Chief and the Heads of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) – Dame Julie Okah Donli and Mr. Tony Ojukwu. The IGP, while noting that rape and other sexual offences have become a menace, not only in the country but globally, assures that the Force is repositioning Gender-Desk offices ...
COVID-19: IGP Unveils New Operational Guidelines For The Police, Others
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COVID-19: IGP Unveils New Operational Guidelines For The Police, Others

PRESS RELEASE COVID-19: IGP UNVEILS NEW OPERATIONAL GUIDELINES, TAKES STEPS TO END POLICE-PUBLIC CONFLICTS. - Reels-out measures to deal with emerging incidents of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and more ​ The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni has unveiled a new Operational Guidelines for the Police and other Law Enforcement Agencies on COVID-19 prevention enforcement duties, today, 8th June, 2020 at the Force Headquarters, Abuja. This is part of measures to foster a more harmonious relationship between the Police and members of the public, deepen respect for the rights of citizens, provide a new set of policing tools for tackling emerging crimes such as domestic violence, rape, child molestation and other incidents of Gender-Based Violence (GBV). The IGP note...
D’Banj Petitions IGP Over Rape Allegation Leveled Against Him
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D’Banj Petitions IGP Over Rape Allegation Leveled Against Him

Singer, D’Banj has petitioned Inspector General of Police (IGP) demanding a full-scale investigation into the rape allegation levelled against him by a lady on social media. The respected musician, Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo was accused of raping a lady in 2018 at a hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos. The lady who allegedly suffered the barbaric act also later came out to back the allegation by giving out an account of what transpired. However, has demanded that investigation be carried out because according to him, the allegation was a calculated attempt to ruin his long-standing character and career, as well as disrupt on-going plans for his 40th birthday and album release. Read the singer’s statement below; “Dear members of the public, Our attention has been drawn to the...
Uti Nwachukwu Petitioned IG of Police Over Rape Allegation
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Uti Nwachukwu Petitioned IG of Police Over Rape Allegation

The winner of the fifth edition of Big Brother Africa, Uti Nwachukwu, who was accused of rape by a Twitter user, has petitioned the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to launch an investigation into the allegation. Nwachukwu, who said he would surrender himself to the police to assist the investigation, also called on the IGP to prosecute the owner of the Twitter account for cybercrime if the allegation could not be substantiated. Denying the rape allegation, Nwachukwu stated that he was away in Houston, Texas, US, on August 5, 2017, the date of the alleged incident. Uti, who is also a TV host, submitted his petition through his lawyers, Johnmary C. Jideobi and Co., at the IGP’s office in Abuja on Friday. The lawyer, Johnmary Jideobi, stated that his client emphatically den...
IGP Orders Immediate Transfer Of Uwaila Omozuwa’s Rape Case To Abuja
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IGP Orders Immediate Transfer Of Uwaila Omozuwa’s Rape Case To Abuja

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the immediate transfer of the ongoing investigations into the death of Miss Vera Uwaila Omosuwa from the Edo State Police Command to the Force Headquarters in Abuja. Omosuwa was raped and brutally killed by unknown men in a church in Edo State. The 22-year old was a first year student of the University of Benin. According to a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, on Tuesday evening, the IGP’s directive is sequel to the preliminary report from the team of investigators and forensic experts earlier deployed to assist the Edo State Police Command in the investigations into the unfortunate incident. “The DIG in charge of the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID), DIG Anthony Ogb...

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