IGP reduces 12-hour shifts of Policemen to eight hours

• Officers to start using taser, stun guns Mohammed Adamu, acting Inspector-General of Police, has directed that Policemen across the country to work eight hours daily. Adamu, who announced the directive at a conference of heads of police medical facilities on Thursday, said this is to curtail work-related stress. He said this will in turn reduce the misuse of firearms and extra-judicial killings in the country. The work structure for the Nigeria police force is currently a 12-hour shift. “I have ordered that with immediate effect, the shift duty structure…

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IGP visits Zamfara, pledges decisive action against bandits, kidnappers

• Over 3000 killed, 500 villages affected in five years – Yari • As Air force launches operation ‘Tsaftan Daji’ (Ishaku Yohanna with Agency report) The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu on Tuesday visited Zamfara and pledged more decisive action against bandits and kidnappers terrorising the state. The IGP told newsmen after attending a security stakeholders meeting in Gusau, that President Muhammad Buhari had given the police and other security agencies order to restore normalcy to the state. “We all know the security situation within Zamfara state and North…

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Kaduna killings: Protests rock Birnin-Gwari

… As gunmen, again, killed 20 in Kajuru Residents of Birnin-Gwari in Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Monday protested the persistent killings of their people by persons suspected to be bandits. The protest, led by the Coalition of Birnin-Gwari Association, coincided with the visit of Governor Nasir el-Rufai and the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to Birnin-Gwari on Monday. Five people, including two Policemen, were killed by the armed bandits in the attack on Kakangi community on Saturday. The bandits who invaded the village on a motorbike…

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IGP gives foreigners 48 hours to quit Zamfara mining sites

The Federal Government has announced the suspension of all forms of mining activities in Zamfara, and ordered all foreigners engaged in mining activities to leave the state within 48 hours. The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, who disclosed this when he addressed State House correspondents in Abuja on Sunday, said the order was part of measures to check banditry in the state. The IGP addressed the correspondents alongside the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari; Director-General of the Department of State Services, Yusuf Bichi; and Director-General of…

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IGP inaugurates “Operation Puff Adder” to fight insecurity on Abuja-Kaduna road

The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Friday, launched code Operation Puff Adder along the Abuja-Kaduna highway. Adamu, said Operation Puff Adder is a well thought out and major operation being launched by the Police. He said that OPA was aimed at re-dominating and reclaiming the public space from heinous criminal elements that are bent on threatening the nation’s internal security order. According to him, the operation will cover Abuja-Kaduna highway and the adjoining communities and extend to Kogi, Katsina, Niger and Zamfara states. “To the criminal elements, let…

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IG Orders Comprehensive Probe into Killing of Civil Defence Officer by Police

The acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. Mohammed Adamu, has ordered a comprehensive and speedy investigation into the death of late Ogar Jombo, personnel of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence (NSCDC) in Abuja. Jombo, an Assistant Superintendent of the NSCDC, allegedly died after being beaten by two Policemen on March 21 in the presence of his wife and children for alleged violation of traffic rules. A statement by the Force spokesman, Frank Mba, an Assistant Commissioner of Police on Saturday in Abuja, said Adamu reassured that justice would prevail…

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Be Vigilant At Polling Booths – IGP Warns Policemen

The acting Inspector-General of Police, Muhammad Adamu, has called on policemen deployed in polling units to be on the alert during the governorship and House of Assembly elections on Saturday. He urged the operatives to be on the lookout for hoodlums that might want to truncate the exercise and those who engage in vote buying and selling. Adamu spoke through the Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of election duties in the South-West, Jibril Yakubu, who addressed senior police officers at the Oyo State Police Command headquarters in Eleyele, Ibadan…

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BREAKING: Acting IGP Reorganizes FSARS, Orders Immediate Disbandment of SIP, Others

The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the immediate disbandment of the Federal SARS. He announced this in Abuja on Monday at his inaugural conference with Commissioners of Police and other senior officers. Based on the new directive, the FSARS will now be domiciled under the direct supervision of the Commissioners of Police in the 36 states. The IGP Special Investigation Panel and IGP Special Tactical Squad were established by the former IGP Ibrahim Idris who also centralized the operations of SARS into Federal SARS. The IG also…

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We’d Be Fools If We Let Buhari Deceives Us The Second Time, Says Obasanjo

… Doubts INEC’s neutrality in forthcoming general elections   [Ishaku Yohanna] Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday took a swipe at President Muhammadu Buhari, accusing him of not only failing in all aspects of governance but also plotting to rig the coming election. The former president said Buhari’s alleged desperation to remain in power despite his mental and physical incapacitation reminds him of the era of a former military dictator, Sani Abacha. Obasanjo stated this in his 16-page address titled: Points for Concern and Action, given to journalists at the Olusegun…

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IGP Adamu’s Appointment: The 15 DIGs, AIGs Who May Be Forced To Retire

[Ishaku Yohanna] At least 15 high-ranking Police officers may proceed on early retirement following the emergence of Mohammed Adamu as Acting-Inspector-General earlier this week. President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Adamu to replace Ibrahim Idris, who retired on Tuesday when he clocked 60 years in line with Nigeria’s public service rules. Adamu, 57, was an Assistant Inspector-General by rank when the President elevated him to the highest office in the Police on January 15. He was a Director at the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies in Plateau State before he…

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President Buhari Appoints, Decorates New IGP

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a new Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mohammad Abubakar Adamu. Buhari, alongside outgoing IG of Police, Alh Ibrahim K. Idris decorated the new Inspector General of Police at the State House, Abuja on Tuesday. This comes on the heels of the retirement of the former IGP , Ibrahim Idris as he has put in his 35 years of service.

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Buhari Picks Adamu As New IGP

[Ishaku Yohanna] There are indications at the Force Headqaurters in Abuja that AIG Abubakar Adamu Mohammed from Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital, has been appointed to replace Ibrahim Idris, who is scheduled to retire from office. The outgoing Inspector-General (IGP) Ibrahim Idris met with the President at the State House on Monday afternoon, a visit police sources said has become a tradition for outgoing Inspectors-General in recent years. The appointment of a new IGP has become imperative as Idris, who is clocking 60 years on Tuesday (Jan. 15) and has…

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Hold IGP Responsible If Anything Happens To Me, Saraki Cries Out

[Ishaku Yohanna] Senate President Bukola Saraki says Nigerians should hold Ibrahim Idris, Inspector General of Police, responsible if anything happens to him. Saraki said this on yesterday while speaking with journalists at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign headquarters in Abuja. He accused the IGP of trying to implicate him in criminal charges. “The usual practice has been that the Commissioner of Police personally ensures the security of the senate president whenever he visits his home state. That was the practice during the period of my predecessor and in my…

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Outcome Of Buhari’s Meeting With IGP Idris Emerges

[Ishaku Yohanna] The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Idris Ibrahim, yesterday visited the Presidential Villa, Abuja, where he was reported to have met behind closed-doors with President Muhammadu Buhari. The IGP, who was reported to have clocked 35 years in service of the Nigeria Police Force on Jan. 3, was sighted dressed in his official uniform moving straight towards the President’s office. According to media reports, Idris was expected to retire from service on attainment of the mandatory 35 years in service last Thursday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), however,…

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Don’t Dare Extend IGP’s Tenure, PDP Tells Buhari

Ishaku Yohanna Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said on Sunday in Lagos that it totally rejected proposed plan by President Muhammadu Buhari to extend the tenure of Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Alhaji Abubakar Idris, by another six months as doing so would be an opportunity for the president to perpetrate his rigging plan for 2019. National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, made this objection while speaking with newsmen, saying that the party was right now aware that the IG had surrounded all the state commissioners of police with his…

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