IGP disbands Police monitoring units in Lagos, Port-Harcourt

The Acting Inspector-General of Police, (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the immediate disbandment of the IGP Monitoring Satellite Offices in Lagos and Port-Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. Baba gave the order while speaking at his maiden meeting with Command Police Commissioners and zonal AIGs, yesterday in Abuja, saying the monitoring units will be re-organised. It was gathered that the disbandment is a result of complaints of harassment and operating beyond their briefs by Nigerians. The disbandment is coming 24 hours after the Police Service Commission asked the IGP to…

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Police rescue 15 abducted persons in Kaduna

The Kaduna State Police Command has rescued 15 kidnapped persons and recovered 32 cows. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, stated this in a statement yesterday, in Kaduna. Jalige said that gunmen, suspected to be bandits, on April 9, blocked Buruku/Birnin-Gwari road, around Unguwan-Yako forest, in an attempt to kidnap occupants of two Volkswagen salon cars. “A swift response by the operatives of the Command forced the marauding bandits to retreat and flee into the forest with bullet wounds, abandoning their victims. The operatives however, searched the entire…

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‘Ensure Police regain trust of Nigerians’, Osinbajo tells new IGP 

Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday decorated Usman Alkali Baba with his new rank as the Inspector-General of Police, (IGP). The decoration was done at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja. Osinbajo asked the new IGP to ensure the Nigeria Police regains the trust of Nigerians The Vice-President also urged the Acting Police boss to restore dignity to the force as soon as possible and encouraged the new IGP to “stamp out the excesses and abuses and the culture of impunity” from the Nigerian Police. Osinbajo reminded Baba of the security…

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Buhari appoints Acting Inspector-General of Police

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of DIG Usman Alkali Baba as acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP). The Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, made the disclosure to State House correspondents yesterday. Baba replaces Mohammed Adamu as Nigeria’s Police Chief. Recall that Buhari had, on February 4, extended the tenure of Adamu as the IGP for three months. Adamu, however, spent two months and three days of the extended period. Reacting to why the President did not allow the outgoing IGP to last the three months of his extension,…

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Just In: Buhari appoints Acting IGP

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of DIG Usman Alkali Baba as acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP). Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, made the disclosure to State House correspondents today, Tuesday. Baba replaces Mohammed Adamu as Nigeria’s Police Chief. Recall that Buhari had, on February 4, extended the tenure of Adamu as the IGP for three months. Details later…

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Kano: Man beats son to death over missing gallons of palm oil

A 40-yr-old man, Awaisu Auwalu, has been arrested in Kano for allegedly beating his son to death over missing gallons of palm oil in his shop. Spokesperson of the State’s Police Command, Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, said Awaisu used a stick to beat his 19-years-old son, Auwalu Awaisu, to death. Kiyawa, said the victim was taken to Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital Kano, where he died on Monday at about 6 am,, adding that the deceased father confessed that he flogged his son with a stick, alleging that the deceased stole severally…

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IGP commissions Nigeria Police Radio

• Says the Radio will bring the Police closer to the people The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, yesterday commissioned the new Nigeria Police Radio, 99.1FM, in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT). According to a press statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba, the Nigeria Police Radio, which is one of the legacy projects of the Force within the past two years, will help bring the Police closer to the people and bolster the, partnership and good working relationship between the Police and the…

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20-yr-old man beats wife to death over Pap in Niger

A 20-year-old man, identified as Lawalli Danladi, has been arrested by the men of the Nigeria Police Force, Niger State Command, for allegedly beating his wife, Zulai, to death following an argument over the pap she prepared for him at their home in Kadaura village, in Yakila Gunna district of Rafi LGA. Danladi, who was paraded before newsmen at the Police Command headquarters in Minna, reportedly beat Zulai to a coma; she was rushed to the hospital where she died. Speaking to newsmen, Danladi said that he did not like…

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Anambra: Police arrest father of 6 for sexually assaulting his neighbour’s 9-yr-old daughter 

A 47-year-old married father of six has been arrested by the Adamawa State Police Command for allegedly assaulting a 9-year-old girl sexually. It was learned that the suspect, identified as Alphonsus Peter, a resident of Demsawo, Yola-North, was arrested on Monday. This was contained in a press release issued yesterday by the spokesperson of the Police Command, DSP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje. The PPRO said the suspect took advantage of his neighbour’s absence and lured their daughter into his room where he sexually assaulted her. “Luckily, her cries attracted the attention…

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Benue: IGP dispatches Abba Kyari-led crack detectives over attack on Ortom

The Inspector-General of Police, (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has set up a Special Investigation Task Force to investigate the reported attempt on the life of the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom.  The Task Force, which has arrived in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, consists of operatives from the Tactical Investigation Units of the Force Intelligence Bureau and other experienced, crack detectives with specialised competencies in crime scene investigation and reconstruction, ballistics, fingerprint analysis, and other core areas of forensics.  The Police Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba, disclosed this…

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