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Delta police officers shot dead by hoodlums and set on fire inside police van
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Delta police officers shot dead by hoodlums and set on fire inside police van

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

Argentina captain, Lionel Messi was angered on Sunday over the action of Brazil health officials who waited for their World Cup qualifier to start before storming the pitch with policemen to arrest four Premier League players. The PSG player wondered why the officials should wait until the match had started to create such a scene while the Argentine players have been in the country for three days. DAILY POST reported last night that the game between the two South American heavy weights was suspended and Messi told the officials that the world was watching the scenes. The Brazil authorities had interrupted the match in the 4th minute as they sought to arrest Premier League players Emiliano Martinez, Cristian Romero from Tottenham and Gio Lo Celso and Emiliano Buendi...
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Panic at the Tokyo Games as 12 police officers guarding athletes at the Olympic Village ”test positive for Covid-19”

  The Tokyo 2020 Olympic is facing a fresh coronavirus panic after 12 police officers guarding the Olympic Village reportedly tested positive for Covid-19. According to Mail Online, a further 38 have also been told to self-isolate. The policemen, all in their 20s, make up half of a special deployment of 100 from the Hyogo province to provide security for athletes at their accommodation during the Games.   The report said the officers had been staying at a cramped dormitory accommodation in a Tokyo suburb where they had to share washing facilities which have been blamed for the explosion in cases. Despite the outbreak, officers from the same Hyogo unit continue to man security posts at the Olympic Village and were seen interacting with the athletes and the ...
Six policemen feared killed as gunmen attack Checkpoint in Enugu
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Six policemen feared killed as gunmen attack Checkpoint in Enugu

Several persons including six policemen were killed when unknown gunmen attacked a Police checkpoint in Amodu, Obeagu-Amechi in Enugu South Local Government Area of Enugu state. It was gathered that the gunmen attacked the checkpoint located at Obeagu Uno shortly after Inyaba Bridge around 7:30 pm on Wednesday night, July 21. It was further learnt that unknown number of bystanders and commuters died from stray bullets while others sustained various degrees of injuries as the police engaged the gunmen in a fierce battle. According to eyewitnesses, the attack which started about 5:30pm at a busy spot at Mmiri Ocha Amodu lasted till about 7pm. The assailants who came from Agbani axis of the road had first encounter with policemen at 4 Corner and in Amagunze in Nkanu East Counc...
Bandits kill 13 Police Officers in Zamfara
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Bandits kill 13 Police Officers in Zamfara

13 policemen and three others were killed in an attack carried out on Kurar Mota community in Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State on Sunday July 18. Daily Trust reported that the armed men had earlier attempted to invade Magami, a community located 50km south of Gusau, the state capital, but were repelled by soldiers. A resident identified as Kabir Dansada, said; “They withdrew after they were overpowered by the soldiers there. They then rode to a community along Magami – Dankurmi – Dangulbi road and killed one person and torched four shops. “Thereafter, they moved to Kurar Mota community and attacked the police formation near the township clinic. The criminals then dashed into the forest. “The slain officers and the injured ones were conveyed to Gusau in a conv...
Gunmen kill three policemen and two others in Anambra
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Gunmen kill three policemen and two others in Anambra

Three policemen and two others have been killed by unknown gunmen in Eke-Agu community in Abatete, Idemili North Local government area of Anambra state. According to reports, the gunmen stormed the community in two highlander SUVs and one Sienna car on Tuesday night July 13, shooting sporadically while also setting three vehicles ablaze. The assailants abducted one unidentified young man from Uke after several shots fired at him 'failed to penetrate.' He was dumped in the trunk of the vehicle and whisked away to an unknown destination. The state police command is yet to comment on the incident.
If 1,000 policemen invade my house, hardly will 100 return – Sunday Igboho boasts
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If 1,000 policemen invade my house, hardly will 100 return – Sunday Igboho boasts

Self-acclaimed Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho, has said in a video that he cannot be intimidated or arrested by security agents in Nigeria. Sunday Igboho was seen in the video boasting that if 1,000 policemen come to his house in Ibadan to arrest him, hardly 100 of them return to their base. According to him, if a hundred of the 1,000 policemen manage to escape his judgment, it might be that they disappear spiritually. His words: “If you want to arrest me, come. I live in Soka. Make sure you come with a net and wheelbarrow. And don’t come at night. If about 1,000 of you come at night, if 100 return, it means you use spiritual powers to disappear. I am not the type that can be intimidated by the police,” Sunday Igboho boasted in the video.  
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...
Two injured as cultists clash in Ogun
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Two injured as cultists clash in Ogun

Two members of a notorious cult group, Jamiu Okanlawon (20) and Oluwaseun Owoeye (30) were arrested on Sunday while engaging a rival cult group in a supremacy battle that injured two persons. The clash happened at Orelope area of Ilogbo Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State, DAILY POST learnt. The suspects’ arrest followed a distress call received by the DPO of Onipanu Division, CSP Bamidele Job, that the cultists were on a rampage and disturbing the peace of the area. Upon the distress call, the DPO mobilized his men, in collaboration with the local vigilante to the scene. “On sighting the policemen, the hoodlums, who had already inflicted varying degrees of injuries on the duo of a 45-year-old Modinat Lawal and one Ope Saheed, took to flight, but two of the sus...
Police arrest bandit, recover AK47 rifle in Kaduna
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Police arrest bandit, recover AK47 rifle in Kaduna

The Police Command in Kaduna State has said that its operatives arrested a suspected bandit and recovered an AK-47 rifle in the Kudaru forest of Saminaka, Lere Local Government Area of the state. ASP Mohammed Jalige, the Command’s Public Relations Officer, disclosed this in a statement in Kaduna on Saturday. Jalige explained that the operatives on Friday at about 0745 hrs intercepted a Volkswagen Golf vehicle, green in colour with Reg.No.KAG 142 AA, heading towards Kaduna while on routine patrol along Kudaru forest in Saminaka. According to him, the operatives noticed the suspicious disposition of the occupants of the said vehicle and tried to flag them down, but they instantly parked some distance away and took to their heels into the forest. He said, “The policemen, however, ...
Several female students allegedly abducted as bandits attack Federal Government Girls College In Kebbi
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Several female students allegedly abducted as bandits attack Federal Government Girls College In Kebbi

Several female students have been allegedly abducted after armed bandits attacked the Federal Government Girls College, Birnin Yauri in Kebbi State.   Details of the incident are still sketchy but according to Daily Trust, a security operative was shot dead during the operation.   The attackers, who rode on motorcycles, were said to have stormed the school from neighboring Rijau forest in the early hours of today. They were said to have overpowered the mobile policemen guarding the school.   At least 30 students and three teachers were allegedly abducted.   This is the third known attack on a school in the country within three weeks. On May 30, pupils were abducted from an Islamic School in Tegina, Niger State. Two weeks later, bandits stormed th...
Anambra Govt Speaks On Dreaded Bakassi Boys Re-emergence
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Anambra Govt Speaks On Dreaded Bakassi Boys Re-emergence

The Anambra State Government has debunked reports of the return of the dreaded Bakassi Boys vigilante group in the state. Speaking, the state’s Commissioner for Information, Don Adinuba, said Bakassi Boys would not be allowed to operate in the state. He stated that the viral video showing some youths dressed in red wielding weapons was efforts by youths to rid the state of cultists and not Bakassi Boys. According to the Commissioner, cultists were trying to capitalize on the short fall of policemen in Awka. According to Adinuba: “An unidentified amateur video photographer has made a video claiming that the controversial security outfit known as Bakassi Boys, which was two decades ago used in Abia and Anambra states when the two neighbouring states were almost overrun by violent...
Twitter’s founder, Dorsey is liable for #EndSARS losses – Lai Mohammed
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Twitter’s founder, Dorsey is liable for #EndSARS losses – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said that the founder of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, is vicariously liable for the losses Nigeria incurred during the EndSARS protest.   Mohammed said this when he appeared on a Radio Nigeria call-in programme in Abuja today June 14.   Mohammed alleged that Dorsey raised funds through Bitcoins to sponsor the EndSARS protest while his platform, Twitter, was used to fuel the crisis. He said Dorsey also retweeted the tweets of some foreign and local supporters of EndSARS. “If you ask people to donate money via bitcoins for EndS ARS protesters then you are vicariously liable for whatever is the outcome of the protest. We have forgotten that EndSARS led to the loss of lives, including 37 policemen, six soldiers, 57 c...
Kill bandits before they kill you – Governor Uzodinma tells security operatives
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Kill bandits before they kill you – Governor Uzodinma tells security operatives

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state has told security operatives to ensure that bandits are the ones who suffer casualties in the fight against insecurity.   Speaking during a condolence visit to the headquarters of the State police command in Owerri on Tuesday June 15, Uzodinma asked policemen not to allow bandits who are not licensed to carry guns to kill them.   He said;   “You are the only ones constitutionally empowered to carry a gun. “And then you allow somebody called bandit who is not licensed to carry a gun to come to your station and kill you. “Kill them before they come near to kill you.”   Uzodinma also announced that his administration would introduce an insurance policy for all the security operatives serving in the state. ...
Two arrested for allegedly robbing a church in Ogun
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Two arrested for allegedly robbing a church in Ogun

Men of the Ogun state police command have arrested two robbery suspects identified as Fidelis Francis, 28, a resident of Udem in Cross River state and Lukman Jimoh, 40, a resident of Akure in Ondo state, for allegedly robbing a branch of Redeemed Christian Church of God.   A statement released by DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, spokesperson of the state police command, states that the suspects were arrested following a distress call received by the Dpo shagamu divisional headquarters at about 2 am, that a branch of Redeemed Christian church Of God, located at GRA Shagamu was under attack by suspected robbers.   ''Upon the distress call, the Dpo Sagamu division, CSP Okiki Agunbiade, mobilized his men and the local vigilante to the scene, but the robbers have escaped through the fe...
Three police officers allegedly feared dead as gunmen raze Delta police station
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Three police officers allegedly feared dead as gunmen raze Delta police station

Three policemen have allegedly been killed after unknown gunmen attacked the Nsukwa Police Divisional Headquarters in Aniocha South LGA at about 10am today May 16. The Nation reports that the gunmen, who arrived on foot, launched the attack from a thick forest behind the ill-fortified station. The deceased police officers are said to be an Inspector, sergeant and a Corporal. The state police command is yet to comment on this development.
Policeman Shot by Bandits in Kebbi state Dies
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Policeman Shot by Bandits in Kebbi state Dies

The policeman who was shot by suspected bandits during a gunfight in Kebbi State is dead. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Abdulqadir Garba Hardo died after being shot in the leg while leading the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Tactical Squad in a gun duel with armed men at Tsamiya town in Bagudo Local Government of the state. The gunshot fractured his bone and he died at a hospital in Gusau, Zamfara State capital on Monday May 10. Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi state has reportedly donated a cash gift of N2m to the family of the late DSP.  He described the late DSP Hardo as a gallant and courageous officer who performed his duty professionally and prayed Allah to grant him mercy and his family the perseverance to bear the loss.
Two Police Officers Killed in Rivers State
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Two Police Officers Killed in Rivers State

Two police officers have been killed by unknown gunmen who attacked police facilities in Emohua local government area (LGA) of Rivers State. The Nation reports that the gunmen on Friday night May 7, first stormed and destroyed the C4I checkpoint located after Choba bridge without killing any officer. They then proceeded to Ogbakiri junction where they killed a police officer on duty. They attackers were also said to have moved to Rumuji Police station where they killed another officer, beheading him and razing two patrol vehicles before escaping through Elele Alimini axis of the East-West road. According to the report, the gunmen who came in a Hilux van and wore two different security uniforms to deceive policemen on duty, operated without any challenge from security forces. T...
EPL: Man Utd Could have Three Points Deducted after Liverpool clash is Cancelled
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EPL: Man Utd Could have Three Points Deducted after Liverpool clash is Cancelled

  Manchester United are facing a points deduction, as Premier League and FA rules contradict one another on postponements, the UK Mirror reports. The Red Devils were set to play Liverpool by 4.30pm this Sunday, but the match was cancelled after shocking scenes at Old Trafford. Over 200 supporters invaded the pitch after attacking policemen outside the stadium. With no assurances over safety regarding driving the team bus to the stadium, for United or Liverpool, a decision was made to call the game off. The Premier League have begun an investigation into the incident and are questioning how over 200 fans got into the stadium. According to the FA’s rulebook in section 8.3.4, it states that United could be found to have been at fault for the match not going ahead and ...
Police Arrest Admission Racketeer in Delta
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Police Arrest Admission Racketeer in Delta

A  nurse and member of staff of a private hospital in Warri, Delta State has been arrested over admission racketeering into the Delta State School of Nursing. The suspect who was arrested after a prospective student of the institution filed a complaint to the Director, Nursing Department of the Ministry of Health following the inability of the alleged racketeer to procure admission for him, was accused of collecting the sum of N400,000 to secure admission for the victim. The Health Ministry alongside the victim, lured the nurse to Asaba with the sum of N100,000 agreed as payment for the admission. The suspect was arrested after being recorded on tape by policemen who wore plain clothes. Delta State Commissioner for  Health, Dr. Mordi Ononye who confirmed the arrest said; “We ...
Gunmen Kill two Police Officers in Akwa Ibom
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Gunmen Kill two Police Officers in Akwa Ibom

Two police officers have been killed aftersome unknown gunmen attacked a checkpoint at Urua Inyang in Ika Local government area of Akwa Ibom state on Tuesday night, April 27. According to reports, the gunmen stormed the checkpoint on their motorcycles and opened fire on the officers, prompting some of the policemen to flee. The hoodlums then carted away rifles and burnt down their van. Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the Akwa Ibom Police command, Odiko Macdon, said the Commissioner of Police, Amiengheme Andrew, is already in Ika for an-on-the-spot assessment of the attack. “We are in Ika, trying to gather more facts about the incident”, Macdon said, adding that he would be in a better position to give details after the visit” he said.
Three Policemen Dismissed For Extortion
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Three Policemen Dismissed For Extortion

Three policemen in the Ogun State Command have been dismissed from service for extorting money forcefully from a traveller en route to Lagos from Abeokuta. The culprits, Inspector Sunday John, Sgt Jimoh Asimiya, and Sgt Solomon Adedapo were said to have forcefully extorted one hundred and fifty-three thousand Naira (₦153,000) from the victim while he was traveling from Abeokuta to Lagos. The Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun in a statement issued said he “ordered the immediate arrest and detention of the officers involved” after being made aware of the incident on social media. “The money was recovered from them and returned to the victim. They were subsequently arranged for departmental orderly room trial on a three-count charge of corrupt practices, discredita...
Imo: Okigwe Police Station Burnt As Gunmen Kill Five Policemen, Abduct One
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Imo: Okigwe Police Station Burnt As Gunmen Kill Five Policemen, Abduct One

The Okigwe South Area Command of the Nigerian Police in Imo State was on Monday evening razed by yet-to-be identified gun men. This is also as the assailants killed fibe policemen and abducted one before torching the command. The police command, which is located at Orieagu in Ehime Mbano Council Area covers Ehime Mbano, Ihitte Uboma and Obowo council areas of the state. An eyewitness, who spoke to our correspondent by telephone, said the gun men arrived the police command in a Hummer bus. On sighting the gun men, one of the policemen on duty opened fire on them, they returned fire and eventually overpowered the police men. When the loud reports of gunfire died down, five officers were dead and the remaining policeman who was the first to shoot on sighting the gun men, was ...
3 Policemen Arrested For Extorting LASU Student Of N153,000 In Ogun
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3 Policemen Arrested For Extorting LASU Student Of N153,000 In Ogun

Three policemen, who allegedly extorted the sum of N153,000 from a student of the Lagos State University, Hezekiah Oluwaponmile, at gunpoint have been arrested. Our correspondent gathered that the cops were attached to the Owode-Egba Police Station, Siun, Ogun State. The policemen allegedly accosted the victim while he was on his way to Abeokuta from Ibadan and demanded N1m from him. The incident happened on Saturday, April 24, 2021, on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway. The victim alleged that the policemen, who were on stop-and-search duty on the expressway stopped his vehicle and ordered him to alight. According to him, the cops forced him out of the vehicle and asked him what he was doing for a living. Oluwaponmile said, “I told them that I was a student of LASU. They t...
Seven Policemen Arrested over N500k Extortion in Anambra
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Seven Policemen Arrested over N500k Extortion in Anambra

The Anambra state police command has arrested seven policemen over an alleged N500,000 extortion. The victim is said to be an Onitsha based businessman and it was also learnt that the incident occurred in Onitsha. Police spokesman Ikenga Tochukwu confirmed that the arrest followed a petition by a citizen against some men of the Command. “The sum of N500,000 extorted from the victim was also recovered intact and returned to him and the officers charged with misconduct in line with extant disciplinary procedure of the Force." he said Police Commissioner Monday Kuryas who also confirmed that the money has been returned to its owner, pledged to prosecute the culprits after investigations.
Man Arrested after Body of High School Student was Retrieved from Stream a day to her Final Exam Paper
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Man Arrested after Body of High School Student was Retrieved from Stream a day to her Final Exam Paper

Policemen in Rukungiri District, Uganda, have arrested a man in connection with the murder of a High School student, Brenda Ankunda. Ankunda was killed a day to her last Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) examination. The suspect, said to be in his 20s, was reported to be in a relationship with the deceased. Police picked the suspect from an electronics shop near Rwenshama stage in Rukungiri Municipality on Monday, April 12. Detectives zeroed in on him after print-outs of telephone call logs showed that the suspect was the last person to talk to Ankunda before she met a brutal death. A police team led by Mr Victor Arimpa, the deputy Criminal Investigations Department officer at Rukungiri Central Police Station, also searched the suspect’s residence in Farmer’s Villa...
Gunmen Attack Ekori Police Station In Cross River
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Gunmen Attack Ekori Police Station In Cross River

Another Police Station in Cross River State has been attacked by unknown gunmen, carting away arms. The attack occurred in Ekori in Yahuu local government area of Cross River State. An eyewitness, who preferred anonymity, alleged that the gunmen carted away AK 47 after beating up policemen on duty. “The hoodlums invaded the Police Station located at Ekori community of Yakurr with heavy weapons and attacked the officers,” the witness alleged. According to him, the hoodlums scared away the officers on duty, beat one to stupor and made away with the AK-47 rifle of the policeman. It was learnt that the attack led to the closure of the Ekori Police Station indefinitely and officers asked to move to Ugep Divisional Police, at the local government headquarters. This is the t...
Two Policemen and an Expatriate Shot Dead as Gunmen Abduct two Chinese Engineers in Benue
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Two Policemen and an Expatriate Shot Dead as Gunmen Abduct two Chinese Engineers in Benue

Two policemen and an expatriate have been killed by unidentified gunmen who attacked them in Ukum Local government Area of Benue State on Wednesday, April 7. According to reports, the gunmen stormed Symmetry Trading Company located in Ukum area of the state and abducted two Chinese Nationals working as engineers in the company. It was in the process of kidnapping the Chinese officials that the gunmen killed the police officers Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Catherine Anene, in a statement released, said the police is currently on the trail of the kidnappers “On 7th April, 2021 at about 0730hrs, a distress call was received from Police officers posted to escort Expatriates from the above named company in Ukum Local Government Area that,...
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...
Gunmen Attack Soludo, Kill 3 Policemen (Graphic Photos)
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Gunmen Attack Soludo, Kill 3 Policemen (Graphic Photos)

Gunmen, a while ago, attacked the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Charles Soludo, killing three policemen guarding him. The incident took place in his community, Isuofia, in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State during a meeting with the youths of the community. Eyewitnesses at the event told Daily Sun that Soludo was safe but his whereabouts was unknown. Unconfirmed reports have it that the Commissioner for Public Utilities, Emeka Ezenwanne, who was at the event was taken away by the gunmen. Police spokesperson in the state, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, confirmed the incident but said that he was still gathering information on the ugly development.
Policemen Accused of Allegedly Kidnapping Traveler and Forcing him to Pay a N40k Ransom
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Policemen Accused of Allegedly Kidnapping Traveler and Forcing him to Pay a N40k Ransom

Politicial analyst, Oluyemi Fasipe has accused some policemen at Ekan Meje police station in Kwara State of allegedly kidnapping a traveler and forcing him to pay a N40k ransom. Fasipe alleged that the policemen kidnapped the Ondo State youth travelling to Ilorin and collected N40k as ransom before releasing him. It was further learnt that one Adeoba Isimioluwa Henry received the money. He tweeted; Good morning @PoliceNG_CRU, Your men at Ekan Meje @PoliceNG station in Kwara State kidnapped an Ondo State youth travelling to Ilorin and collected 40k as ransom before releasing him. One Adeoba Isimioluwa Henry received the money. I demand immediate refund, cc:@OkasanmiAjayi   The victim also corroborated the claim. He wrote; I'm Adeoba Isimioluwa the owner of the b...
3 Policemen Shot Dead At Abia Police Checkpoint
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3 Policemen Shot Dead At Abia Police Checkpoint

Gunmen have attacked a Police checkpoint in Agu Eze amaogudu, Abiriba, Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia State, killing three policemen. The dead officers were identified Inspector Austin Ugwu, Inspector Longinus Ugochukwu, PC Ama Ifeanyi. The Deputy Governor of Abia State, Rt Hon Ude Oko Chukwu, who in company of security agents, visited the community, assured residents that the State Government will deploy all necessary resources available to ensure their protection. Speaking to the people at Orie Akwa square in the community, Sir Oko Chukwu, who was accompanied on the visit by the state commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, called for community vigilance and support to security agents. He said, “The government is saddened by the unfortunate attack of th...
Four Policemen Shot Dead by Suspected Kidnappers at Checkpoint in Calabar
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Four Policemen Shot Dead by Suspected Kidnappers at Checkpoint in Calabar

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have shot and killed four policemen at a checkpoint in Calabar, the Cross River State capital. The incident reportedly happened in the early hours of Thursday, February 25. It was gathered that the gunmen ambushed the unsuspecting policemen at Ayanmbat community near Idundu in the Aka Efa area of Calabar. The policemen whose identities have not been disclosed were said to have been killed when they went to confront some suspected kidnappers. Meanwhile, the Police is said to be on the trail of the kidnappers.
Hoodlums Kill 2 Policemen In Aba, Set Station On Fire
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Hoodlums Kill 2 Policemen In Aba, Set Station On Fire

No fewer than 2 policemen were in the early hours of Tuesday feared dead by suspected hoodlums following the invasion of Abayi police station located at the World Bank Housing Estate in the commercial nerve centre of Abia. According to a police source who confirmed the story, the incident occurred at about 2am on Tuesday. The station was also set on fire, causing tension in the area. Names of the officers killed during the attack were simply given as SGT Emmanuel and ASP Vincent. The police armoury in the division was also looted while many vehicles were burnt to ashes. The source said there was a stiff resistance by the police operatives who were however overpowered by the hoodlums. Attack on police personnel and facilities in Abia has become a recurrent decimal in r...
Those Who Brutalised #OccupyLekkiTollgate Protesters Won’t Go Free – Sanwo-Olu
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Those Who Brutalised #OccupyLekkiTollgate Protesters Won’t Go Free – Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said policemen who allegedly brutalised #OccupyLekkiTollgate protesters at the Lekki tollgate last Saturday won’t go free. Information and Strategy Commissioner Gbenga Omotoso stated this on Monday at a media briefing organised by the Lekki Concession Company (LCC). He said Sanwo-Olu never directed the police to assault anyone and would not stand by and watch Lagosians being brutalised. Omotoso and LCC Managing Director Yomi Omomuwasan were responding to the controversy surrounding the firm’s repossession of the Admiralty Circle Toll Plaza, called Lekki Tollgate Plaza. The firm regained possession of the facility following a February 6 ruling of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Enquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS-related ...
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...
Boko Haram Kills 2 Policemen and 1 CJTF Member as Service Chiefs Visit Maiduguri
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Boko Haram Kills 2 Policemen and 1 CJTF Member as Service Chiefs Visit Maiduguri

A military base and a police check-point in Borno State were reportedly attacked by Boko Haram insurgents on Sunday January 31, same day the newly appointed service chiefs arrived Maiduguri on an operational visit. Daily Trust reported that two policemen and one member of Civilian Joint Task Force were killed during the attack which occurred at the checkpoint along Maiduguri / Gubio highway by 12:30pm on Sunday. A security source said the insurgents burnt one utility vehicle and made away with another after they displaced the security personnel stationed at the joint checkpoint. The source said; “The incident occurred at outskirts of Magumeri and Chabol, we have reported that two police officers and a member of cjtf have lost their lives in the ambushed." Top CJTF member, Ba...
Sack Policemen Who Also Impregnate Women Out Of Wedlock – Okei-odumaki Urges IGP
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Sack Policemen Who Also Impregnate Women Out Of Wedlock – Okei-odumaki Urges IGP

The President, Women Arise for Change Initiative, Joe Okei-Odumakin, has urged the Inspector-General Police, Mohammed Adamu, to sack all policemen who impregnated women out of wedlock. Okei-Odumakin was reacting to the sacking of an unmarried female corporal, Olajide Omolola, who was dismissed for getting pregnant. The activist, who spoke on a PUNCH Live programme on Thursday, described the dismissal of Omolola as “pure discrimination”. According to her, many male operatives in the Nigeria Police Force have at one time or the other impregnated ladies whom they were not married to. She stressed that the Force must respect the equality of rights, and accord same regard to both genders in the Force. Okei-Odumakin said, “It is quite insensitive. The decision of the police au...
No More Herdsmen – Sunday Igboho Faces Soldiers, Policemen
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No More Herdsmen – Sunday Igboho Faces Soldiers, Policemen

Sunday Igboho has reiterated his position that Fulani herdsmen must leave Oyo State. The Yoruba activist made the declaration to a team of soldiers and policemen. In a video obtained on Saturday, Igboho told the security agents he would not back down on his demand. “I don’t want any herdsman in the whole land. C’est fini! (it is finished)”, he asserted. Igboho might be arrested anytime soon, going by orders given to the police by the federal and Oyo governments. On January 15, he ordered Fulanis in Igangan, a community in Ibarapa North Local Government Area, to leave the State. Igboho blamed them for the spate of murders and abductions in recent months. He stormed the area again on Friday. His comments and actions have generated diverse reactions across the country...
Tunisia mothers decry wave of ‘arbitrary’ arrests after unrest
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Tunisia mothers decry wave of ‘arbitrary’ arrests after unrest

Mothers in the Tunisian capital are accusing authorities of arbitrarily arresting their children in response to several nights of unrest, with rights groups saying at least 1,000 people have been detained. "The policeman shoved the door of my building and arrested my son. My neighbours witnessed it," Meriem Ben Salem said after six nights of trouble on the streets between riot police and disaffected youths. The 39-year-old mother said her son did not take part in the violence that gripped regions across Tunisia, including her working-class district of Kram-Ouest in Tunis. "I work hard to earn money to enrol my children in extra-curricular activities to make sure they keep busy and not loiter in the neighbourhood because it's rife with drugs and alcohol," she said. Her son Seife...
Policemen Sent To Inspect Christ Embassy In UK Get Rhapsody Of Realities
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Policemen Sent To Inspect Christ Embassy In UK Get Rhapsody Of Realities

Some policemen stormed a Christ embassy church in UK to inspect the ongoing service for any breaking of Covid 19 regulations and also to see if the people are behaving appropriately. The Pastor of the church took them round and then shared the gospel with them by giving them the church's publication called Rhapsody of Realities. https://youtu.be/gXj9g7tVGHg
Policemen Who Should Be Fighting Bandits Carry Bags Of VIP Wives – El-Rufai
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Policemen Who Should Be Fighting Bandits Carry Bags Of VIP Wives – El-Rufai

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has lamented that a sizeable number of officers of the Nigeria Police Force who should be fighting criminal elements in the country are involved in non-police duties like carrying the bags of the wives of Very Important Personalities. El-Rufai said he is frustrated over the killings in his state, adding that the situation at hand has overwhelmed the police. He urged the National Assembly to see to the amendment of the Nigerian Constitution to give states control of the police. The governor argued that the state governments are presently responsible for the day-to-day operational cost of the police, insisting that the states have the capacity to run the police. El-Rufai spoke on Monday night while featuring on Channels Television’s Poli...
We’re Hungry – Police Officers Cry Out Over Unpaid Six Months’ Salaries
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We’re Hungry – Police Officers Cry Out Over Unpaid Six Months’ Salaries

The newly recruited constables into the Nigeria Police Force have cried out over the non-payment of their six months salaries. The new constables who passed out of police colleges in April, told DAILY POST exclusively that they are yet to be paid salaries since they joined the force. Some of the policemen, while speaking with our correspondent, said they have been reporting at their respective duty posts without pay since April. Pleading anonymity, the police recruits said they expected to be paid in October after going to the Force Headquarters in Abuja for IPPS documentation in September. They lamented that other police officers were paid on Monday, but they were ignored. “We are hungry. We have been working since April without any salary. Our commanders won’t stop pos...
EndSARS: We Will Compensate Families Of Slain Policemen – Governor Makinde
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EndSARS: We Will Compensate Families Of Slain Policemen – Governor Makinde

Governor Seyi Makinde on Monday November 2, announced that the Oyo state government will be compensating families of Policemen who lost their lives during the peaceful #EndSARS protests which was hijacked by hoodlums. The Oyo state Governor said this while speaking at the Oyo State Headquarters of the Nigeria Police Force, Eleyele, Ibadan. Makinde who disclosed that N500 million fund has already been set aside to compensate victims of police brutality and injustice, commiserated with officers and men of the Police Command over the loss of their officers as well as the destruction of a number of structures and equipment. The Governor stated that government will continue to work together with the force to make Oyo State safe and secure for residents, and further urged the Police...
There is no excuse to destroy or kill policemen, even though there may be some bad eggs in the police– Governor El-Rufai
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There is no excuse to destroy or kill policemen, even though there may be some bad eggs in the police– Governor El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has decried the killing of policemen following the violence that erupted during the hijacked #EndSARS protest. The Kaduna state Governor who said this after the meeting of the Northern Governors Forum and traditional rulers as well as other key stakeholders in the region on Monday November 2, avered that the police must be supported to discharge their duties. El-Rufai further disclosed that they have agreed on community policing that will transmute into state police when the constitution is amended. He said;   “We support the police, we believe that there may be some bad eggs in the police just as there are bad eggs in any organisation, but it is no excuse to destroy or kill policemen. “We hope to expand the footprints and the effectiveness ...
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...
#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...
Military Officer Confronts Policemen Shooting At Unarmed Protesters
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Military Officer Confronts Policemen Shooting At Unarmed Protesters

As the #EndSARS roots and looting continue, and as Nigerians keep condemning the actions of UNKNOWN military officers at the Lekki toll gate, another video has come out but this time, it shows that truly, the military has some few good men. In the video, an air force officer is seen challenging the actions of a senior police officer who had earlier ordered his men to keep shooting teargas at protesters. The air force man told the police man to move his men behind, while the air force acts as a buffer between the police and the protesters https://www.instagram.com/tv/CGuyrVqJ0rb/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
51 Civillians, 11 Policemen, 7 Soldiers Died In Unrest – President Buhari
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51 Civillians, 11 Policemen, 7 Soldiers Died In Unrest – President Buhari

The president announced the death toll during a virtual meeting with former leaders and security chiefs on Friday. Buhari was quoted as saying 51 civilians, 11 police officers, and seven soldiers had been killed in the unrest. Friday's virtual meeting, President Buhari, 77, said his administration was committed to meeting the demands of the protesters. But he said his government would not fold its arms and allow criminals who had hijacked the protests to continue to perpetrate "hooliganism". The president told the meeting that 51 civilians, 11 police officers and seven soldiers had been killed in the unrest, his spokesperson said. It was not immediately clear whether these figures included the protesters allegedly killed by security forces in Lagos on Tuesday. The president...

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