Gov Ortoms orders arrest of Journalist Odeh for criticizing his poor security strategy in Benue

Benue State Government has ordered the arrest and taken to Makurdi, the State capital, a senior journalist with Peoples Daily newspaper, Sunday Ode over an alleged offensive statement issued on behalf of the Association of Igede Media. Professionals.Ode, who is the President of the association, was picked up today, May 1, allegedly on the order of Governor Samuel Ortom.A statement by Egah Egiri for the association, said Ode was arrested yesterday, April 30, at Karu by armed policemen and DSS operatives.The association said that the security operatives said that they…

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Breaking: Buhari appoints AIG Uman Alkali Baba as Acting IGP

The news just coming in said President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of DIG Usman Alkali Baba as acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP). According to the Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, the appointment takes immediate effect. Dingyadi disclosed the new appointment to State House Correspondents at the Presidential villa, Abuja. Buhari had on February 4, 2021 extended the tenure of Mohammed Adamu as the Inspector General of Police (IGP) for three months. Adamu has spent two months and three days for the extension.

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Meet the 91-year-old police officer who says he’ll only retire ‘when the good Lord says so’

A 91-year-old police officer in Arkansas, United States, who has no plans to retire anytime soon has said he will only consider retirement when the ‘good Lord says so’. LC Smith, who is known as Buckshot, has spent nearly 60 years working in law enforcement in his hometown of Camden, about 100 miles southwest of Little Rock. The veteran officer, who turns 92 next month, currently works for the Camden Police Department and is the oldest active police officer in the state. When asked when he will step down, Smith…

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Police kill 3 suspected bandits, recover 2 rifles in Katsina State

The Nigerian Police Command in Katsina State said its personnel have killed three suspected bandits attacking villages in Danmusa Local Government Area. The Commissioner of Police, Sanusi Buba, who stated this at a news briefing in Katsina on Wednesday, said the police were committed to ridding the state of banditry. He said that no fewer than 50 bandits recently attacked Unguwar-bera and Tashar-Mangoro villages in Danmusa Local Government Area. Buba said that a team of policemen ambushed the bandits at a spot in-between Mara and Tashar-Gajere villages and recovered two AK-47…

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Ebonyi fatal auto crash claims 3 Police officers

Three police officers with the Ebonyi Police Command were killed on Wednesday in a road accident at the Isieke Junction on Abakaliki-Enugu Expressway. The State Commissioner of Police, Garba Aliyu, who confirmed the incident in a telephone interview with some journalists, said that 10 other police officers sustained injuries. “Yes, I am in the hospital now, we lost three officers while 10 others are under intensive care in the hospital,“ he said. According to Garba, the accident happened while the officers were returning from a “peace-keeping-mission” after a communal crisis in…

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Lagos police arrest 2 traffic robbers with pistol in Ikorodu

The police in Lagos on Wednesday arrested two suspected robbers at Sabo area of Ikorodu, armed with one barreta pistol. The robbers had already dispossessed some motorists and passers-by of valuables during broad daylight traffic before they were apprehended. A female motorist, who spoke under anonymity, said that the hoodlums robbed her of mobile phone and cash at Sabo junction in Ikorodu after opening fire to scare people away. Confirming the incident, Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Command, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said that the two suspects were almost lynched…

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India Police block roads into Delhi, stop farmers disrupting budget day

Indian Police and paramilitary on Monday dug ditches, spread razor wire across roads into New Delhi. This is to prevent protesting farmers from entering the capital as the nation prepares to deliver its annual budget. Internet and messaging services were blocked in several neighbourhoods on the outskirts where protests turned violent. Security was stepped up around parliament and other important government offices in the central district. A senior official, who wished to remain anonymous in line with official policy, said “the government has increased security to avoid any clash or…

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Police arrest 10 suspects over alleged robbery, kidnapping in Niger State

The Police Command in Niger says it has arrested 10 suspects from different parts of the state over alleged armed robbery, Kidnapping and possession of Indian Hemp. The command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Wasiu Abiodun, disclosed this in a statement issued in Minna. Abiodun, said that police operatives attached to the Anti-Kidnapping unit of the command, during a patrol along Gwada-Shiroro on Dec. 24, 2020, arrested four kidnap suspects at about 6 p.m. He said two of the suspects were arrested with a sum of N1.5 million in their…

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Police arrest 10 suspects over alleged robbery, kidnapping in Niger State

The Police Command in Niger says it has arrested 10 suspects from different parts of the state over alleged armed robbery, Kidnapping and possession of Indian Hemp. The command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Wasiu Abiodun, disclosed this in a statement issued in Minna. Abiodun, said that police operatives attached to the Anti-Kidnapping unit of the command, during a patrol along Gwada-Shiroro on Dec. 24, 2020, arrested four kidnap suspects at about 6 p.m. He said two of the suspects were arrested with a sum of N1.5 million in their…

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Police kill 2 suspected kidnappers in Plateau

The Police Command in Plateau have killed two suspected kidnappers in Gindiri, Mangu Local Government Area of the state. ASP Ubah Ogaba, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, disclosed this in a statement in Jos. According to him, the criminals were killed after a gun battle with the police on Monday afternoon, adding that other members of the notorious gang escaped with various degrees of injuries.  “In our unrelenting efforts to stem down criminality in the state, we launched a manhunt on a notorious gang of kidnappers…

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