Gunmen killed two, abduct some along Rigasa Railway Station in Kaduna

Gunmen yester night killed two and abducted unverifiable number of people along the Kaduna International Airport and Rigasa Railway Station in Igabi Local Government Area leaving one critically wounded. The gunmen were said to have opened fire at motorists along the road Friday 20th November. In the process, three friends; young men travelling together fell victim. Two of them; Rabiu Auwal and Umar El-Khaddab were shot and later rushed to 44 Nigerian Armt Reference Hospital, Kaduna where Auwal died as a result of gunshot wounds on his chest while El-Khaddab…

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Police confirm shooting of Area Commander in Edo

The Edo police Command on Friday confirmed that yet to be identified gunmen shot a senior police officer in the line of duty. The command’s spokesman, SP Chidi Nwabuzor, who confirmed the incident on Friday in Benin, disclosed that the officer is an Area Commander. Nwabuzor, who did not give the name of the officer, said that the gunmen shot the officer while responding to a distress call. He, however, disclosed that the wounded officer was receiving treatment at an undisclosed medical facility in Benin. Reliable sources said the incident occurred…

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Peacekeeping: UN Recognises Nigerian Policewoman

CSP Catherine Ugorji of the Nigerian police and serving with the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has been selected by the UN as one of two runners-up for the prestigious UN Woman Police Officer of the Year award for 2020. Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix, in a statement by Oluseyi Soremekun, the National Information Officer of the UN System in Nigeria, said through both her words and actions, UN Police Officer Ugorji exemplifies the best of UN policing. Of the 1,300 UN policewomen deployed in UN peacekeeping operations, twenty-one were…

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#EndSARS: Police arrest 31 looters, 28 suspected criminals in Kano

The Police Command in Kano State, says it has arrested 31 suspects for looting of public and private property in the EndSARS protest in Kano metropolis. The command also arrested 28 other suspected criminals during the protest. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, made the disclosure at a news conference in Kano on Wednesday. Haruna said that the suspects were arrested between Oct.19 and 20, by the team of Operation Puff Adder led by DCP Sule Balarabe. He noted that on Oct. 19, at about 7:15 p.m. a group…

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EDUCATION: DEPOWA RE-AFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO TEACHER TRAINING

The Defence and Police Officers’ Wives Association (DEPOWA) has reaffirmed commitment to training and re-training of teachers/instructors in its schools for better service delivery. The President of the association, Mrs Omobolanle Olonisakin, made the statement at the three-day training workshop organised by DEPOWA in conjunction with IB8 ventures for its teachers/instructors on Monday, at the Mogadishu Cantonment, Abuja. Olonisakin said that the workshop, with the theme ‘Quality Education, Post COVID-19, Customised Blended Teaching Techniques’ had become necessary, bearing in mind the role of teachers in the development of any nation,…

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2 Doctors kidnapped in Kogi, NMA asks Police to act

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has appealed to security agencies to quickly intervene and rescue two of its members recently kidnapped in Kogi. The state chapter of the NMA which made the appeal in a statement issued in Lokoja on Friday, identified the victims as: Dr Ebiloma  Aduku of the Zonal Hospital, Ankpa, and Dr Kelechi Mgbahurike of Christ the King Hospital Anyangba. The statement was signed by the state Chairman of the NMA, Dr Simeon Omakoji, and the  state Secretary, Dr Famotele Tolorunju. According to the statement, Aduku was kidnapped at…

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Court remands policeman for allegedly killing UniJos student

A High Court in Jos on Friday ordered that a policeman, Ruiya Auta, who allegedly killed a student of the University of Jos, be remanded in a correctional centre. Justice David Mann, gave the order, following an application by the Prosecution counsel, Chief Garba Pwul, SAN. Justice Mann ordered that the defendant should be transferred from police custody to the Jos Correctional Centre. Mann adjourned the case until November 24, for hearing. Earlier, Pwul, told the court that he has a letter from the State Attorney General, dated Aug. 21, permitting him to…

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Police begin search for officer caught on video smoking shisha

  Nigeria Police on Sunday said it has begun searching for a policeman who was caught smoking shisha in uniform. “The Nigeria Police Force has commenced investigations into the viral video showing a man wearing what appears to be a Nigeria Police “uniform” smoking shisha,” the police tweeted. The video was published on social media platforms on Saturday with an unidentified in a police uniform smoking at the back of a house. While the time, location and identity of the person is yet unknown, the police said it is investigating…

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Arotile’s death: NAF hand over three suspects to Police

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Friday handed over to the Kaduna State Police Command, the three suspects allegedly involved in the accident that led to the death of Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile on July 14. The suspects were handed over to Edward Omosanyin by the Commander 453 NAF Base Service Group, Hadi Ahmed at the NAF Base Kaduna. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the police are expected to conduct further investigation into the incident for possible prosecution. “It will be recalled that on July 14, 2020,…

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EFCC in fresh crisis: Aggrieved operatives reject continued use of Police officers as helmsmen

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, appears to be heading to fresh crisis following the ongoing probe of the now suspended Acting Chairman of the Commission, Ibrahim Magu, over multiple allegations of corruption, as some aggrieved operatives have rejected the continued use of a police officer as chairman and demanded a change. BusinessDay reports that the Police have hijacked the leadership of the Commission and trying to colonize it for past 17 years. “The commission should be open to all other security and law enforcement agencies and even credible…

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