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Police chasing ‘yahoo boys’ shot, abandons teenager hit by stray bullet in Edo
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Police chasing ‘yahoo boys’ shot, abandons teenager hit by stray bullet in Edo

By: Emmanuel Ikhenebome Benin City – A trigger-happy police operative attached to Okhoro division in Edo state has shot a 15-years old girl identified as Opeyemi Suleman, while chasing a car carrying young men they suspected to be internet fraudsters, popularly called 'yahoo boys' around Okhoro junction area of Benin City, the state capital. Investigations by The Daily Vendor Newspaper revealed that the operative in company of another officer had on Friday, 3rd December 2021 near a commercial tricycle 'keke' park in the area flagged down the car. The yet to be identified trigger-happy operative then fired a shot into the air apparently to scare the occupants who refused to stop, before he released another bullet that went straight to hit the teenager at her mother's shop opposite...
Prioritising Police funding will address insecurity – Varsity don tells FG
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Prioritising Police funding will address insecurity – Varsity don tells FG

By: Awesome Ekene A university don, Prof. Osisioma Nwolise has urged the Federal Government to prioritise the funding and training of the Nigeria Police Force as the lead agency for internal security in the country. Nwolise, also a former Head the Department of Political Science at the University of Ibadan argued that such priority would address the problem of insecurity in the country. He identified the lack of adequate funding, training and poor welfare as major challenges limiting the functionality of officers and men of the Force. He said, "Lack of adequate funding and training are major factors militating against the effectiveness of the police in the country and this is the reason we are experiencing insecurity. "The federal government should place high priority on th...
Police recover 19 AK-47 rifles, ammunition, cars, arrest 32 suspects
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Police recover 19 AK-47 rifles, ammunition, cars, arrest 32 suspects

Operatives of the Special Tactical Squad of the Nigeria Police Force have arrested 32 suspects for their involvement in the crimes of kidnapping, armed robbery, arms smuggling, illegal possession of weapons, trading in illicit drugs, trans-border car theft, rape, amongst others. Disclosing this to newsmen in a statement on Wednesday, the Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba said the Police recovered 19 AK-47 rifles, one GPMG, three revolver rifles, two G-3 rifles, one SMG, one berretta pistol, 453 rounds of live ammunition of different calibre, 12 magazines and 17 stolen cars from the criminals during the follow-up investigations. According to the CP, “Notable amongst the cases is the arrest of six (6) notorious criminals involved in car theft in different parts of the count...
1 killed as Police engage gunmen disguised as mourners in gun duel
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1 killed as Police engage gunmen disguised as mourners in gun duel

The Police in Imo State have killed a gunman and arrested one other who were said to have disguised as mourners. According to the Police Public Relations Officer PPRO in the State, Michael Abattam, who disclosed this in a statement on Saturday confirmed that other members of the group fled with various gunshot wounds. “Sequel to the recent attacks by some unknown gunmen in the state where some innocent persons lost their lives the Commissioner of Police, Imo State Command, CP Rabiu Hussaini psc, directed the command’s tactical teams to ensure strict policing of the border areas and to embark on aggressive, intelligence-led stop and search/patrols to prevent bandits from entering the state forthwith,” he explained. “The strategy yielded positive results. On 17/11/2021 at about 150...
Police officer, one other killed by hoodlums in Imo
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Police officer, one other killed by hoodlums in Imo

There is palpable tension in a community in the Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State, following the killing of a police officer who was said to have been shot and his service rifle allegedly taken away from him, and the killing of one other person whose identity had yet to be ascertained. The incident which happened at Amakpurudere-Izombe has caused serious tension as security operatives roved in the community. A source in Amakpurudere-Izombe told reporters that while the victim was slain in a bush path in a community, the officer who was said to be attached to one of the oil companies operating in the community was attacked after he had an altercation with another person. The source said, “The community is hot as we speak. Indigenes are running from the community to avoid a ...
Police release timetable for free recruitment exercise
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Police release timetable for free recruitment exercise

The Nigeria Police Force in collaboration with the Police Service Commission would be concluding the ongoing 2020 recruitment exercise of Ten Thousand (10,000) Police Constables into the service of the Nigeria Police Force. A statement from the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba said candidates are required to check their recruitment status on the recruitment portal, www.policerecruitment.gov.ng which will be opened from Monday, 18th through to Tuesday, 26th October, 2021. It said candidates who are qualified for the next stage of the recruitment exercise are to print out their examination slip which must be presented on the Examination Date scheduled for Friday, 29th and Saturday, 30th October, 2021 at designated centres across the country. Candidates are equally advised to ...
Attack on security operatives: 16 suspects arrested, arms and ammunition recovered
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Attack on security operatives: 16 suspects arrested, arms and ammunition recovered

Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force(NPF) have arrested sixteen suspects for complicity in a series of violent attacks on security operatives and facilities in some states of the Federation, particularly in the South-Eastern part of Nigeria The Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba(CP) revealed this in a press statement. Mba said that the arrest was an outcome of painstaking, deliberate and tireless efforts by police operatives working in collaboration with their counterparts from the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Airforce. The force spokesperson said that the joint operation is aimed at bringing to justice persons responsible for the emerging trend of attacks on security personnel and wanton destruction of security facilities and operational assets. "The suspects - Ugo...
Police Recruitment: IGP Removes Entry Requirements For Candidates
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Police Recruitment: IGP Removes Entry Requirements For Candidates

Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, on Monday, ordered that entry requirements be waved for applicants into the constable cadre of the Nigeria Police, according to a report by The Nation  The police, yesterday, commenced the screening of candidates for 10,000 slots nationwide. Earlier, the President, Muhammadu Buhari, had announced that an additional 40,000 policemen would be added to the NPF in phases of 10,000 over a period of four years. Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, had explained that all applicants were expected to appear at the  screening centres  with their duly completed guarantors forms, National Identity Numbers (NIN); original and duplicate copies of  their  credentials, comprising O’ Level results, ceritificates of origin and...
BREAKING: Police Rearrest Serial Killer Who Escaped From Custody In Oyo
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BREAKING: Police Rearrest Serial Killer Who Escaped From Custody In Oyo

The police have re-arrested Sunday Shodipe, a prime suspect in the series of ritual killings at the Akinyele Local Council Area of Oyo State. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), in the state, Mr Olugbenga Fadeyi, confirmed the news to The PUNCH on Sunday. Earlier, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, had dispatched additional investigative aids to Oyo State, including crack detectives to track down the fleeing serial killer. The fugitive, who is the prime suspect in the multiple murder of innocent citizens at Akinyele Local Government Area, Moniya, Ibadan, Oyo State, had escaped from police custody in suspicious circumstances. However, the force spokesman, DCP Frank Mba, in a statement, said the IGP, who condemned the unfortunate escape from the lawful cust...
Edo Assembly Crisis: PDP Reacts To Alleged Order By Presidency To Takeover Edo Assembly
Law & Order

Edo Assembly Crisis: PDP Reacts To Alleged Order By Presidency To Takeover Edo Assembly

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Thursday, reacted to the deployment of police operatives around the premisis of the Edo State House of Assembly. The Party alleged that the federal government mobilized security operatives to the venue to take over the state House of Assembly. Tweeting on it’s verified handle, the party claimed that the federal government’s decision was due to the popularity of the state Governor, Godwin Obaseki, describing the action as unacceptable. “Breaking News! Irked by the growing popularity of @GovernorObaseki of Edo state and overwhelming acceptance by his people, the @OfficialAPCNg led Federal Government has mobilized @PoliceNG and other security agents to take over the state house of assembly. This is totally unacceptable,” PDP tweeted. The DAI...
BREAKING: Police Invasion: Governor Wike Moves Joy Nunieh To Rivers State Government House
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BREAKING: Police Invasion: Governor Wike Moves Joy Nunieh To Rivers State Government House

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has moved the former Managing Director of the Niger-Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mrs. Joy Nunieh out of her residence to Government House Port in Harcourt, a report by Daily Post says. Officers had stormed the home of the former Interim Chairman of NDDC, Joy Nunieh at 3, Owuru Creek view, off Herbert Macaulay Street, Old GRA, Port Harcourt. Governor Wike’s visit was predicated by the invasion of the residence of Nunieh by officers of the Nigerian Police Force early Thursday. The reason for the Governor’s interference is yet unknown, as the development is said to be coming ahead of Nunieh’s appearance before a Senate panel in Abuja investigating the activities of the NDDC today. But sources say Nunieh is being invited for questioning ...
Church Of Satan Demolished In Abia, Founder Arrested By Police [PHOTOS]
Crime & Investigation

Church Of Satan Demolished In Abia, Founder Arrested By Police [PHOTOS]

The Assemblies of Light Bearer Greater Church of Lucifer, popularly known as Church of Satan in Ohafia, Abia State, has been demolished and its founder, Ifekwe Udo arrested by the State Police Command. LGA Chairman of Ohafia, Fred Idika, told reporters that Udo and his Church of Satan would not be allowed to come back to the area, adding that he (Udo) was a bad influence to the community. The church was allegedly destroyed by youths in the area. Udo, alias Lucifer or Fada-Fada was arrested earlier in the week for flouting the COVID-19 lockdown rules. He is said to have become popular few years ago after he established the church and started providing some jobless youths in the community motorcycles on hire-purchase. The Area Council Chairman, Idika said the Commissioner of Po...