Police set to arraign Wadume, 18 others for murder, kidnapping
The Nigerian Police Force has concluded plans to arraign suspected Taraba kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Bala (alias Wadume) Captain Tijjani Balarabe, two dismissed policemen and about eight members of the kidnap gang.
Police kill two wanted terrorists, lose officer during raid
The police have killed two wanted commanders of the Ansaru Terror Group but lost one inspector, Mohammed Abubakar, attached to the Police Special Forces during Wednesday’s operation at Kuduru forest, Birnin-Gwari in Kaduna State.
Yuletide: IGP orders immediate removal of illegal checkpoints nationwide
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has directed Commissioners of Police in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to ensure that only checkpoints and nipping points that are operationally expedient for crime prevention and prevention and other forms of key duties...
Police, DHQ deny alleged arrests over Taraba killings
The Nigeria Police Force yesterday denied knowledge of the arrest of any of its personnel over the killing of three policemen in Taraba State by soldiers.
Four Turkish nationals freed after Nigeria kidnapping
Four Turkish citizens have been freed a week after they were kidnapped at gunpoint in Nigeria, the police said. Police said they had "successfully secured the release" of the men on Friday and that no ransom was paid to the kidnappers. Spokesman Frank Mba told AFP on Sunday that the four were in "good health".…
No time limit for reporting rape cases, says Police
The Nigerian Police yesterday said there is no time limit for reporting cases of rape and other sexual assaults to the security and other appropriate agencies in the country. They insisted that irrespective of how long it takes a rape victim to report the case, the Police and the state owe him or her a responsibility to diligently investigate the complaint and bring offenders to book.
Police arrest 2,175 for kidnapping, armed robbery, others
The Inspector General of Police ( I-G ), Mr Mohammed Adamu, said the police have arrested 2,175 suspects for armed robbery, kidnapping, cultism and banditry since the launch of the “Operation Puff Adder”
IGP orders security at praying grounds for Eid-el-Fitri
The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered watertight security at all praying grounds across the country as Muslims prepare for the Eid-el-Fitri celebration to mark the end of Ramadan. In a statement issued yesterday in Abuja by the Force Spokesperson, Frank Mba, the IGP assured Nigerians of adequate security before, during and after…
Police warn Nigerians against uttering provocative statements to officers
Spokesman of the Nigeria Police Force Frank Mba on Monday warned Nigerians against uttering provocative statements to a police officer as it is a recipe to disaster. "Don’t dare or challenge an armed security man to a duel. Oftentimes, you hear people say things like ‘shoot me, if you can!” Note that this is a…
Supplementary Elections: I-G deploys five DIGs, three AIGs others
The acting Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mr Mohammed Adamu, has deployed five Deputy Inspectors-General of Police (AIGs) and three Assistant Inspectors of Police (AIGs) to further strengthen security during the the supplementary elections on Saturday. Others deployed are 15 additional Commissioners of Police (CPs) to provide supervision, direction and support to the existing security already…