Reopening the unfortunate case of the Nigerian Police
Any Nigerian child with a fair level of social-awareness can tell you one or two negative things about the Nigerian police. The Nigerian Police Force is perceived as the primary symbol of corruption, administrative inefficiency, and state brutality in Nigeria. Bribery is seen as the official language of the uniform; investigative procedures are often dismissed as…
Boko Haram: Police assure Yobe residents of safety
The Police in Yobe on Wednesday called on the general public to remain calm and to continue their normal daily activities without fear of molestation.
Gunmen kidnap expatriate, kill driver
A foreign national was reported kidnapped early Tuesday morning at a construction site at Dangi Roundabout, Zaria Road in Kano. A reliable source told The Guardian the kidnappers instantly short dead a Nigeria driver at the spot before the expatriate was whisked to an unknown destination. The expatriate is believed to be one of the…
Two security agents killed , three INEC officials abducted in Katsina
Katsina State Police Command has confirmed the killing of a policeman and abduction of three INEC ad-hoc staff during the governorship and state assembly election in the state. The police also announced the killing of a civil defence officer in separate attack while on election duty. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Gambo Isa, in…
Police gun down 2 armed robbery suspects in Enugu
The Police Command in Enugu State says its anti-robbery operatives on Tuesday gunned down two armed robbery suspects while exchanging fire at Amalla on Obolloafor-Markurdi Road, in Udenu council area.
Nasarawa village head abducted
The police command in Nasarawa State has confirmed the abduction of Alhaji Yakubu Dauda, Village Head of Sabon Gida-Barkin Kogi in Lafia Local Government Area by unidentified gunmen. ASP Samaila Usman, the Police Public Relations Officer of the command confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigerian (NAN) on Tuesday in Lafia. Usman said…
Elections: Gunmen invade RAC center, rob NYSC ad hoc staff
Gunmen invaded a Registration Area Centre at Orogbum Primary School in D/Line, Port Harcourt and robbed INEC Corps members recruited as ad hoc electoral officers of their valuable items. A National Youth Service Corp member Falabi Nifemi on her tweet handle said the hoodlum who invaded the primary school at about 5:15 am with lethal…
Police warn against discouraging Nigerians from voting
The Police Command in Enugu State has warned individuals and groups to desist from discouraging Nigerians, especially the residents of Enugu State, from voting in the forthcoming general elections.
Police officers attached to VIPs 'back to base'
Following an official order by the Inspector General of police (IGP), Adamu Muhammed that all police personnel attached to Very Important Personalities (VIP's) accross the country be withdrawn, thousands of officers attached to Special Protection Unit (SPU) are now "back to base" this morning. SPU is the special/commercialized unit of the Nigeria Police responsible for…
Police rescue 20 kidnap victims in Edo
The Police Command in Edo, on Friday, said it rescued no fewer than 20 kidnap victims across the state in the last two weeks.
We have concern about democracy in Nigeria, says U.S. Ambassador
The U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Stuart Syminton, on Friday, said his country had concern for a peaceful and prosperous democratic Nigeria.
Police foil suicide bomb attack in Maiduguri
The Police in Borno successfully foiled a lone suicide bomb attack on Wednesday night in Maiduguri, the Police Commissioner, Mr Damian Chukwu, has said. Chukwu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) by telephone that the incident occurred at about 8:30 p.m. on the outskirts of Maiduguri. He said that a teenage female bomber attempted…