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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...
Buhari Directs Wages Commission To Speed Up New Salary Scale For Policemen
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Buhari Directs Wages Commission To Speed Up New Salary Scale For Policemen

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), has said directed the National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission to finalise new salary structure for members of the Nigeria Police Force. Buhari made this known in a live broadcast on Thursday evening. Better welfare package for police officers is one of the five-point demands of #EndSARS protesters in the country. Addressing Nigerians on Thursday, the President said, “With regard to the welfare of police personnel, the National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission has been directed to expedite action on the finalization of the new salary structure of members of the Nigeria Police Force. The emoluments of other paramilitary services are also being reviewed upwards.”
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...
Lekki Shootings: “These Are Trying Times” – VP Osinbajo Says, Promises Justice For All Victims
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Lekki Shootings: “These Are Trying Times” – VP Osinbajo Says, Promises Justice For All Victims

My heart goes out to all the victims of the Lekki shootings, and also the policemen and all other men and women who lost their lives in the past few days in different parts of Lagos & other states. I spoke to some of those in hospital. The pain of these terrible events is palpable in our towns and cities, and some losses are irreplaceable, but we can and will get justice for all of them. I stand with Lagos & all other affected states in these trying times. We pray we will never see a repeat of these tragedies in Jesus name. God bless you all. - YO Prof Yemi Osinbajo
Lagos Policemen Torture PUNCH Journalists Covering #EndSARS Protests
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Lagos Policemen Torture PUNCH Journalists Covering #EndSARS Protests

No fewer than 20 policemen guarding the Lagos State House of Assembly in the Alausa area of the state brutalised two PUNCH journalists, Femi Dawodu and Segun Odunayo, while covering the #EndSARS activities in the area on Wednesday. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday declared a 24-hour curfew to stem the tide of the growing violence in the state but allowed those on essential services such as health workers, security operatives, and pressmen to carry out their legitimate duties. Dawodu and Odunayo had gone to cover events around the Alausa area, a major demonstration ground of the #EndSARS protesters calling for a total overhaul of the Nigeria Police Force. The PUNCH gathered that the duo was recording a live video of the activities in the area when the policemen accosted t...
Policemen Arrested, Forced Me To Take Off Bra – EndSARS Protester,  Treasure Nduka
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Policemen Arrested, Forced Me To Take Off Bra – EndSARS Protester, Treasure Nduka

Treasure Nduka, one of the #EndSARS protesters arrested in Lagos, says she was beaten by more than 10 police officers and forced to take off her bra in their presence. Speaking with TheCable, she said the police officers at the Ojuelegba station where she was arrested and detained, shot at protesters and labelled her a criminal. As the #EndSARS protests spread across the country, there have been reports of security operatives clamping down on youths expressing their displeasure over the growing rate of police brutality in the country. “At first, it was empowering seeing that a couple of youths were able to make that much impact and at a point, those that were stuck in traffic joined us in the protest. They came down to sympathise with us. It was really peaceful at the beginnin...
Nigerians Can Record Policemen But From Safe Distance – Frank Mba (Video)
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Nigerians Can Record Policemen But From Safe Distance – Frank Mba (Video)

Force spokesman Frank Mba has advised the general public to make videos of policemen engaging in unlawful conducts but from a safe distance. In an Instagram Live chat with pop artiste Naira Marley on Tuesday, Mr Mba said: “If you see an officer doing the wrong thing if you can record him safely do so and send to work review.” He added that he would not advise citizens to go about making videos of security and law enforcement agencies indiscreetly. Mba said he does not encourage anyone to go into a formal argument or physical fight with an armed officer. Meanwhile, Naira Marley cancelled his planned protest on Tuesday and gave the police one week to address complaints against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). https://youtu.be/yOxGXCZuxlY
I Thought The Greek Policemen Were Kidnappers – Harry Maguire
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I Thought The Greek Policemen Were Kidnappers – Harry Maguire

Manchester United defender Harry Maguire said he feared for his life when Greek police arrested him last week as he thought he was being kidnapped. The England international told BBC sports editor Dan Roan that plain-clothed police officers, who did not identify themselves, pulled over his group's minibus in Mykonos, threw him off the bus, hit him on his legs and told him his career was over. The 27-year-old said he tried to run away - with one handcuff on - because he had no idea who the men were. On Tuesday, Maguire was given a suspended sentence of 21 months and 10 days in prison after his trial on the Greek island of Syros. He was found guilty of repeated bodily harm, attempted bribery, violence against public employees and insult after arrest on Mykonos. On Wednesd...
Corporal Shot Dead in Ibadan Gunmen Attack
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Corporal Shot Dead in Ibadan Gunmen Attack

A tragic incident occurred at Ikolaba area of Ibadan, Oyo state capital on Friday August 21 as some gunmen attacked some policemen near the police station in the community.  A corporal was shot dead in the surprise attack which left other policemen with various degrees of injuries.  Though the gunmen's mission is still not clear at the moment, the police spokesperson Gbenga Fadeyi said policemen had been deployed in the area and normalcy has been restored. The statement read;  At about 9 pm of 21/08/2020, two Policemen who were attached to Ikolaba Police station who were at the other side of the road of the station were attacked by hoodlums in a moving vehicle. In the process, one Police corporal was shot dead while one inspr was injured and he is recuperati...
Police disperse FCT Mobile Court for arresting colleagues
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Police disperse FCT Mobile Court for arresting colleagues

An FCT Mobile Court sitting in Dei-Dei, a suburb of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) was dispersed by policemen who shot sporadically following the arrest of their colleagues.   Officials of the FCT Ministerial Joint Enforcement Task-team on COVID-19 Restrictions, had  arrested a policeman identified as Agada Gabriel for allegedly not wearing a facemask in public and overloading his vehicle, a Gulf car with passengers.   Agada who resisted his arrest, called in his colleague Smart Jacob to help him resist his arraignment.   The duo who were subsequently arraigned and sentenced for overloading and non-use of face masks, reportedly refused to pay their fines or engage in community service as directed by the Court.   They thereafter mobilized gun...
Seven (7) Policemen Deployed to Fight Bandits in Katsina Die in Road Accident
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Seven (7) Policemen Deployed to Fight Bandits in Katsina Die in Road Accident

The Nigerian Police Force has confirmed the death of 7 policemen who were deployed to tackle banditry in Katsina. The policemen who were among the passengers of an 18-seater Toyota Hummer bus, died in an accident which occurred at Jaji town in Kaduna. Frank Mba, force public relations officer said in a statement; “The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni has condoled the families of the seven (7) Police officers attached to the Special Forces Unit of the Nigeria Police Force who died in a ghastly motor accident on 12th July, 2020 on their way to Katsina State. The unfortunate incident, which involved an 18-seater Toyota Hummer Bus conveying eighteen personnel of the Unit, occurred at Jaji town along Kaduna-Zaria Road. “The deceased were part of an additional d...
32-year-old man allegedly shot dead by police officer in Ibadan
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32-year-old man allegedly shot dead by police officer in Ibadan

A 32-year-old man, identified as Yemi Ajayi, was allegedly shot dead by a police officer at the Iwo Road interchange, in Ibadan the Oyo state capital today July 10.   According to eyewitnesses, late Yemi and his cousin were driving to work when a team of policemen stopped them. Trouble started when one of the policemen started struggling with Yemi’s cousin who was the driver of the car. The eyewitnesses said as the driver struggled to keep his car from veering off the road, the officer allegedly fired a shot which hit Yemi in the stomach, killing him instantly. The state police command is yet to comment on the incident.
Pregnant Woman Escapes Death As Police Attack Keke Operator In Abia
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Pregnant Woman Escapes Death As Police Attack Keke Operator In Abia

A pregnant woman escaped death in Umuahia, the Abia state capital, as a team of policemen said to be enforcing the 4 pm closing time for keke operators in the state, attacked a tricycle conveying her and her two children. Eyewitnesses told Vanguard that the police team had trailed the keke rider along School road and in an attempt to arrest stop the rider, hit the tricycle which somersaulted to the roadside and threw away the pregnant woman and her two children. It was gathered that an oncoming car almost hit the pregnant woman, but for providence. As soon as the Abia police team saw that the tricycle (keke) had somersaulted, they fled the area in the patrol van. Passersby assisted the pregnant woman and her two children who sustained minor injuries. Eyewitnesses said; ”The...
ASUU Alleges Harassment, Intimidation by Ambrose Alli University Management
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ASUU Alleges Harassment, Intimidation by Ambrose Alli University Management

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ambrose Alli University (AAU) chapter, Ekpoma have expressed worry over alleged harassment and intimidation of leaders of staff unions and disrespect of trade unions by the University management. They allege that the University management recently deployed a team of policemen to the school gate to prevent them from reporting for duty and even for essential services. Chapter Chairman of ASUU, Dr. Monday Igbafen in a statement made available to journalists in Benin City, the state capital on Thursday said the union is disturbed by the resurgence of the act of intimidation of staff unions in the University. According to him, ‘It is an accepted fact that it is wrong and illegal for representatives of any union to harass people w...
Man Accuses SARS of Driving him and his Wife to an ATM and Asking them to Withdraw 500,000 Naira
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Man Accuses SARS of Driving him and his Wife to an ATM and Asking them to Withdraw 500,000 Naira

A man has claimed that SARS tried to extort him and his wife of 500,000 Naira after they were seen outside past curfew. Bruce Bateman said the incident happened 2 weeks ago. He claims the SARS officials drove him and his wife from Lekki to Marina and asked them to withdraw 500K from the ATM. He said 250K was the fine levied on him and 250K on his wife. He made this revelation while discussing kidnapping and armed robbery. He insinuated that Nigerian policemen are kdinappers and armed robbers because of the way they arrest and extort civilians. He wrote: "We need Nigerian police to stop kidnappers and armed robbers. "SARS that drove my wife and I from Lekki to Marina and asked us to withdraw 500k from the ATM if we wanted to be released. Shey that one is not kidnap and armed...
Policeman Electrocuted in Abuja
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Policeman Electrocuted in Abuja

Lasaka Habila, a chief superintendent of police (CSP) has been confirmed dead after being electrocuted in the federal capital territory (FCT). Habila's death was confirmed in a statement released by the FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on Sunday June 7. The policeman who was electrocuted while cutting branches off a tree opposite the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) Garki, Abuja, was rushed to the National Hospital by FEMA officials where he was confirmed dead The statement read in part; "At the scene of the tragedy was a cutlass seen lying around the tree after the incident, [said] to have been used by the victim to cut down branches from the tree which were seen littered around the scene. “It is also believed that the victim may have been electrocuted by a high...
12-year-old gang-raped by Four Masked Men in Lagos
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12-year-old gang-raped by Four Masked Men in Lagos

A 12-year-old girl has allegedly been gang-raped by four masked men in the Ajah area in Lagos state. Punch reports that the victim simply identified as Blessing, was raped at her residence on Thursday, June 4. Recounting what happened, her distraught mother who gave her name as Anthonia, said “I went to the office and was called (on the phone) and told that my daughter was raped in our house. I learnt she was having her online class when suddenly, there was a power outage. My husband rushed out to get fuel at a filling station so that she could participate in the class seamlessly. Blessing told us that while she was in the compound, four masked men jumped into the house through the fence. They took her inside and took turns to have sex with her, leaving her with multiple injur...

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