SECURITY 

Kidnapping: KDSG engages security outfit to secure public schools – Official

The Kaduna State Ministry of Education has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the state’s Vigilance Service (KADVIS) to secure public schools against theft, kidnapping and vandalism across the state. The Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Mrs Phoebe Sukai disclosed this in Kaduna on Wednesday. Sukai explained that the MoU was to among other things, ensure adequate security of lives and properties in public schools, beginning with boarding schools. She said the move became necessary in view of increase in spate of kidnapping, theft and vandalism of facilities in…

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IGP meets with MOPOL, CTU, SPU, others in Abuja

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) is meeting with Mobile Police Force Squadron commanders, Counter-Terrorism and Special Protection Unit commanders in Abuja. The meeting, which is taking place at the IGP Conference Room at the Police Force headquarters, is aimed at reviewing the achievements of the Commands, discussing the way forward and strengthening their operational capacity to deal with current security threats in the country. It is also aimed at positioning the squadrons to prepare for evolving threats in the New Year. 1,680 total views, 84 views today

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SECURITY 

Presidency, CAN fight over terrorism

The Presidency has said by narrowing activities of terrorists in the country to religious sentiments, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), was doing the bidding of terrorists. CAN had called on the Federal Government to deploy necessary resources to rescue all Christians in the captivity of Boko Haram and Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) terrorists. The religious body also lamented the abduction of Adamawa State CAN Chairman, Rev. Lawan Andimi, by Boko Haram last week. CAN President, Rev. Samson Ayokunle, alleged that recent abductions, killings and ransacking of predominantly Christian…

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SECURITY 

Boko Haram attacks Army commander’s convoy, kills driver

A driver attached to Major Geberal Olusegun Adeniyi,  theatre commander in charge of Operations Lafia Dole, is feared to have been killed in an attack by Boko Haram on the commander’s convoy in Borno State.  Two soldiers were also injured and some vehicles damaged during the ambush on Monday as Adeniyi was returning to Maiduguri after a visit to Jakana, where the insurgents struck on Saturday. Military sources said the commander had gone to encourage troops but on his way back around 7pm, insurgents opened fire on his convoy. Army headquarters…

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SECURITY 

Customs North Central Coordinator to visit Kwara border communities

The Customs Border Drill Sector Coordinator for North Central Nigeria, Comptroller Mohammed Uba Garba, has promised to visit border communities in Kwara State. Comptroller Mohammed Uba Garba disclosed this when the Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Salihu Yakubu Danladi, visited his office. He made clear that the partial closing of Nigeria’s land borders is not intended to witch-hunt or obstruct any legal businesses nor any community, but to prevent the illegal export of petroleum products, to encourage local farmers and manufacturers, to control the inflow of arms and ammunition,…

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SECURITY 

Rumble in Imo LGAs, supervisor shot dead

There was pandemonium in the 27 local government areas of Imo State, yesterday, following a bid by sacked All Progressive Congress (APC) council chairmen and councilors to enforce a Supreme Court judgment that barred governors from sacking elected council executives. On assumption of office, Governor Emeka Ihedioha had sacked chairmen and councilors elected under the administration of Owelle Rochas Okorocha. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) transition committee chairmen  appointed by Ihedioha resisted the take-over bid by the sacked executive  who  had relied on the Supreme Court judgment delivered in the suit…

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SECURITY 

2 police officers shot in Boko Haram ambush in Borno

At least two policemen have been reportedly shot by Boko Haram insurgents in Yobe State. An eye witness reported seeing two officers on the ground as security forces ordered all travellers to Damaturu, Yobe State capital, back to Maiduguri, yesterday. “I think they may have been dead from the attack,” a commercial driver who gave his name as Bukar Modu, said. “We were all asked to turn back to Maiduguri. No vehicle was allowed to pass.” Governor Babagana Zulum was area yesterday, where he met thousands of travellers stranded because security…

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SECURITY 

Police probe communal crisis in Bayelsa

Bayelsa State Police Command has commenced a probe of circumstances surrounding the communal crisis between Otuasega and Oruma communities in Ogbia Local Government Area which claimed one and left several people injured. The probe, according to investigation, became necessary because of the involvement of cultists from both communities in the crisis. Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Asinim Butwats, who confirmed that the police have deployed more personnel to the area, said investigation has commenced to bring all those that instigated the crisis to book. He identified the dead as a 25-year-old…

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SECURITY 

Killing of Iranian General: IGP places policemen on red alert

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has placed police commands and formations nationwide on red alert in order to avert unnecessary unrest over the killing of Iranian General by the United States.  This was disclosed by force public relations officer, Frank Mba, in press statement issued yesterday. In the statement, the police boss stated: “This proactive measure follows intelligence report that sequel to the recent killing of an Iranian General, some domestic interests are planning to embark on massive public disturbances and sabotage. “Consequently, zonal AIGs and command commissioners…

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NEWS SECURITY 

Drunk Policemen Allegedly Kills Up And Coming Artist

Two police officers attached to Oba Correctional Centre in Abeokuta have reportedly shot dead an up and coming comedian identified as Abiola Owonikoko. It was learnt that the incident happened over the weekend when the policemen sneaked out of their duty post in the prison to attend an end of the year party organised by miners in Oba, Obafemi Owode Local Government area of Abeokuta. A friend of Owonikoko, Olawale Yusuf, who reported the incident on the social media, said the yet-to-be identified policemen got drunk and started shooting, killing…

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