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  •  I G orders tight security around schools hospitals other national infrastructure
    I-G orders tight security around schools, hospitals, other national infrastructure
     I G orders tight security around schools hospitals other national infrastructure
    I-G orders tight security around schools, hospitals, other national infrastructure
    Defence/Security2 days ago

    I-G orders tight security around schools, hospitals, other national infrastructure

    Inspector-General of Police, Mr Usman Baba, on Sunday ordered immediate deployment of security operatives to all schools, hospitals, and critical national infrastructure nationwide.Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, made the disclosure in a statement he issued on Sunday in Abuja.Baba also ordered regular patrols, stop-and-search, raids and show of force by tactical commanders to clamp down on crime and criminality in some states of the federation.He gave the directive while reviewing the general security situation across the country in reports filed by police commands and formations.He called on strategic police managers at various levels to prioritise the use of intelligence gathering, particularly traditional and local intelligence to locate criminals’ hideouts and flush them out.Baba urged all officers and men of the force to be on the offensive and to take the fight against crime to the doorposts of suspected criminals, including bushes and uncompleted buildings.He called on the officers to profile suspects and charge those found wanting to courts accordingly.He enjoined Nigerians to cooperate with the police as many police operatives would be seen at strategic areas, routes and communities.He said the idea was to suppress the antics and criminal activities of men of the underworld.Baba, however, warned police officers and men to be civil, professional and humane in the discharge of their duties.He pledged the commitment of the police to the protection of lives and property by decimating criminal elements that target schools, hospitals and other critical national infrastructure.

  •  CSO commends I GP NPF for punishing officers over misconducts
    CSO commends I-GP, NPF for punishing officers over misconducts
     CSO commends I GP NPF for punishing officers over misconducts
    CSO commends I-GP, NPF for punishing officers over misconducts
    Defence/Security3 days ago

    CSO commends I-GP, NPF for punishing officers over misconducts

    The Rule of Law Advocacy and Accountability Centre (RULAAC), a Civil Society Organisation(CSO), has commended the Inspector-General of Police, (I-GP) Usman Baba and the Nigeria Police Force for punishing some of its officers for misconduct.

    The Executive Director of RULAAC, Mr Okechukwu Nwanguma,  gave the commendation on Saturday in a statement in Lagos.

    Nwanguma noted that the I-GP’s tough position on some  police officers engaged in acts that had brought the image of the Force in to disrepute,  and deepened the  negative perception of the police was commendable.

    He pointed out that the NPF’s prioritising discipline and accountability was a reassurance to the  members of the public that it would not condone wrongdoings by its men and officers.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that no fewer than 12 policemen had been dismissed in the last five months for various misconducts such as: assault, extortion, viewing people’s mobile phone, and plotting police strike.

    NAN reports that on Aug. 12, the Force spokesman, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, announced the dismissal of Cpl Opeyemi Kadiri for searching a commuter’s phone by the roadside contrary to the directives of  I-GP Usman Baba. Adejobi said that Kadiri, with Force No. 509745, attached to the Dolphin Divisional Headquarters of the  Lagos Police Command was captured on Aug.3, following a video on his activity  that went viral.

    The  police image maker also announced the dismissal of another officer who was caught in a video assaulting  a man with a machete in the Ekori Community area of Cross River.

    Adejobi said that the officer, Cpl Liyomo Okoi, a Police Constable, with NPF No. 524503, was dismissed after facing an Orderly Room Trial in which he was said to have been found guilty of the offence.

    He said that his dismissal had taken  effect since Aug. 8, 2022. NAN also reports that in April, following the aborted strike action planned by some policemen in the country over poor salary structure, nine police officers were dismissed on the orders of the I-GP. 

    According to a  signal issued by the CP in charge of Police Provost, the officers involved are two inspectors, five sergeants and two constables.

    Nwanguma, however, said that the group would continue to point out the shortcomings of the police in terms of conduct and performance, stressing that they would equally acknowledge and commend them when they do good things as they witnessed in recent times He said that the annual budgetary allocations to the NPF were not enough to meet the needs of one zonal command, hence, the poor performance being recorded by the force in some cases.

    He also  added that funds appropriated or donated to the Police Trust Fund to augment poor budgetary allocations, provide equipment, training and retraining and boost the welfare and morale of officers were not being released to them as expected.

    Nwanguma called for the continuous support for the NPF, while charging them to be  alive to their responsibility  of protecting   lives and properties of the citizenry.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Police foil kidnap attempt rescue Village Head in Kano
    Police foil kidnap attempt, rescue Village Head in Kano
     Police foil kidnap attempt rescue Village Head in Kano
    Police foil kidnap attempt, rescue Village Head in Kano
    Defence/Security6 days ago

    Police foil kidnap attempt, rescue Village Head in Kano

    The police in Kano State, said they foiled a kidnap attempt on the Village Head of Garun-Babba, Mallam Abdulmuminu Mudi in Garun-Mallam Local Government Area of the state.

    The police spokesperson in the State Command, SP Abdullahi Haruna-Kiyawa, disclosed this to newsmen on Wednesday in Kano.“On Aug. 9, 2022, at about 01:30 hours, a report was received that gunmen on motorcycles, kidnapped Village Head of Garun-Babba village in Garun-Mallam Local Government Area, Mallam Abdulmuminu Mudi.“Upon receipt of the report, the Command’s Acting Commissioner of Police, DCP Abubakar Zubairu, raised a combined team of policemen and the Anti-kidnapping Squad.

    “The team was led by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Garun-Mallam Division, CSP Usman Maisoro, and local vigilante in the area, to rescue the village head and arrest the culprits,” he said.

    Haruna-Kiyawa disclosed that the team immediately swung into action and trailed the perpetrators.

    “As such, the Kidnappers abandoned the village head and three motorcycles.

    “The victim was rescued unhurt and the three motorcycles used by the criminals were abandoned and recovered by the police,” he said.

    The Command’s Acting Commissioner of Police appreciated the police officers for their rapid response and directed them to intensify efforts in arresting the fleeing suspects.

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  •  CG Fire Service advises timber market traders to establish fire outposts
    CG Fire Service advises timber market traders to establish fire outposts
     CG Fire Service advises timber market traders to establish fire outposts
    CG Fire Service advises timber market traders to establish fire outposts
    Defence/Security6 days ago

    CG Fire Service advises timber market traders to establish fire outposts

    Mr Abdulganiyu Jaji, Controller General (CG) of Federal Fire Service, has advised traders in Dei-Dei market, Abuja to establish a fire service outpost to tackle any fire outbreak in the market.

    Jaji gave the advice while addressing the market stakeholders and firemen of Dei-Dei Fire Service station on Tuesday.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the CG, who marked 100 days in office, also visited the Fire Service station in Nyanya and the Kubwa station currently under construction.

    He had also flagged off a medical outreach in Kpaduma community on Saturday.

    Jaji said that products being sold in the market were highly  combustible, as such it was imperative to have a fire outpost to quickly handle any emergency.

    He told the traders that the service would deploy firemen to any fire outpost made available by the traders.

    “It is not everything the government can do, the market belongs to you and you know how much you have invested in your business.

    “The money being invested is not comparable to when money is contributed to build an outpost, which is a social corporate responsibility.

    “There is also the need to ensure water is available at the outpost and most importantly a water tanker,” he said.

    The CG further advised the traders to allow the fire service to assess the integrity of the market buildings, including the routine biannual checks of the structures.

    He urged the various associations in the market to collaborate with the service in taking measures to guard against fire outbreaks.

    Jaji expressed concern that the land allocated for the development of a police station opposite the fire station had been converted to a plaza.

    He said that the firemen require police protection during emergencies in view of recurring mob attacks on the fire personnel.

    Jaji pledged to tackle the problem of light and back up generator in the station, which was needed to pump water during fire emergencies.

    Earlier, Mr Francis Obidike, Chairman, Dei-Dei Timber shade, said that the market needed a fire outpost in view of the materials being sold there.

    Obidike urged the CG to provide more firefighting trucks and equipment to Dei-Dei fire service station, which services the market and the whole community.

    He appreciated men of the fire service for their professionalism and timely response to fire outbreaks.

    Also, the Financial Secretary, Dei-Dei building materials market, Mr Chijioke Okafor, called on the government to safeguard the fire engines and personnel from mob attacks.

    Okafor attributed the recent attack on the station by mobs when traders clashed with some hoodlums in the area, to the absence of security personnel to guard the station.

    He urged the people to appreciate the work of the fire service personnel, and noted that the fire trucks at the station could not cater for the six markets in Dei-Dei. Jaji during his earlier visit to Nyanya Fire station advised firefighters to ensure their safety while fighting to save the lives and properties of citizens.

    “It doesn’t mean rescue shouldn’t take place, but the advice became important following the incessant attacks on firefighters in the area when responding to fire distress calls.

    “The community needs to look at the importance of fire service and know that we are their friends, not their enemies.

    “When our appliances get destroyed it would take months to repair and that would prevent the fight of future fire incidents,” he said.

    The CG assured the personnel that the new firetrucks destroyed by mobs in the area would be repaired soon.

    He however said that the trucks would not operate within areas threatening the safety of firemen until there was firm  assurance of safety from the community leaders.

    To tackle the issue of non- availability of water at the fire service station, Jaji said a borehole will be constructed after proper assessment of the land.

    “We will send someone to inspect here because we can’t just drill a borehole without ensuring there is water and we also have to ensure it is not hard water that can spoil appliances.

    “Before the year runs out, we will also ensure personnel from this station attend local trainings on world best practices,” he said.

    Jaji appreciated the Nyanya Police Division situated in the same compound with the fire station, for their cooperation.

    Responding, the DPO, CSP Alhassan Majia said that the police had always sent advance team to fire emergency locations since the attacks on firemen started.

    “Our job is to achieve the same goal of protecting citizens, so  we will continue to work together.

    “We are always ready to work with your men to protect lives and property,” he assured.

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    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  NBA MacArthur Foundation train Police lawyers on Administration of Criminal Justice Act Act
    NBA, MacArthur Foundation train Police, lawyers on Administration of Criminal Justice Act Act 
     NBA MacArthur Foundation train Police lawyers on Administration of Criminal Justice Act Act
    NBA, MacArthur Foundation train Police, lawyers on Administration of Criminal Justice Act Act 
    General news1 week ago

    NBA, MacArthur Foundation train Police, lawyers on Administration of Criminal Justice Act Act 

    The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and MacArthur Foundation have trained police officers and lawyers on the Implementation of Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015.Mr Tobenna Erojikwe, Chairman, NBA Institute of Continuing Legal Education, said at the training on Monday in Warri, that the police were critical stakeholders in the implementation of the act.

    He said the training aimed at educating police officers on the need to comply with the principles of human rights in law enforcement in the South South regionErojikwe urged the participants to focus on Section 17 of the Act.According to him, Section 17 makes the collection of particulars of suspects mandatory.

    He, however, urged the participants to share the experience gained during the training with their colleagues.

    In his paper presentation, Mr Idris Bawa, Advisor, Police Programme, GIZ Africa-Nigeria, said there was need for the procurement of recording gadgets for obtaining statements from suspects as provided for in the Act.His  paper was titled: “The Role of the Nigeria Police in the Speedy and Successful implementation of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act.”“There is need for coordination amongst all the judicial actors in the implementation of the Criminal Justice Act,” he said.

    Also, Mr Benard Onigah, Secretary, National Human Rights Committee, NBA, in his presentation, called for collaboration between the police and lawyers to achieve same objective in justice delivery.

    Onigah presented a paper titled: “The Nigeria Police and Citizens engagement; highlighting NBA Human rights intervention.

    ”Mr Saka Azimazi, former Deputy Director, Legal and Investigation, National Human Rights Commission, in his presentation stressed the need for collaboration between lawyers and police in the implication of the Act.Azimazi spoke on the topic: “The need for the Nigeria police to comply with the principles of human rights and respect for the rule of law in fulfilling their law enforcement mandate.

    ”Responding, Mr Ari Ali, the Commissioner of Police, Delta Command, represented by CSP Emmanuel Yakubu, thanked the organisers.

    He expressed the hope that the participants would learn core values of some of the key principles of law regarding administration of criminal justice Act.“I urge the participants to understand that training like this is an opportunity to acquire more knowledge.

    One of the participants, Mr Monday Isaiah, thanked the organisers, noting that the training was timely.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that  participants across the Niger Delta region attended the event.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  I G expresses disappointment over brutality extortion by police officers
    I-G expresses disappointment over brutality, extortion by police officers
     I G expresses disappointment over brutality extortion by police officers
    I-G expresses disappointment over brutality, extortion by police officers
    Defence/Security1 week ago

    I-G expresses disappointment over brutality, extortion by police officers

    Inspector-General of Police, Mr Usman Baba has expressed disappointment at reports of brutality and extortion of members of the public by some police operatives.

    Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, stated in Abuja on Monday that Baba consequently directed all supervising Commissioners of Police and Commanders to ensure strict supervision of their personnel.

    Baba warned that further incidences of brutality or extortion would be viewed strictly.

    He ordered a holistic overhauling of the Intelligence Response Team, the Special Tactical Squad, and the Special Weapons and Tactics Units.

    He directed the Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) in charge of the Force Intelligence Bureau to supervise the three units to ensure their operations were professional and productive.

    Baba said the AIG would ensure that the operation of the units did not infringe on the fundamental rights of members of the public.

    He added that the overhauling was to ensure that the operations of the units were in tandem with the purpose for which they were created.

    He said the current overhauling would improve the effectiveness of the units and rid them of negative elements who deviated from the standard operating procedure of the units.

    Baba added that the overhauling was also to ensure maximum effectiveness and output in line with the mandate of the current administration of the force and public safety.

    The police boss announced the dismissal of a Police Constable, Mr Liyomo Okoi with Force No. 524503, attached to Ekori Divisional Headquarters in Cross River for gross misconduct.

    He said the misconduct of the dismissed officer was recorded in a viral video circulated in the social media on July 31. Baba said the officer, whose dismissal was with immediate effect was recorded flogging a man with a machete.

    The I-G reiterated his commitment to ethical regeneration and restoration of professional standard and enhancement of the anti-corruption drive with dedication to entrenching human rights-driven policing.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Police partner NGO to train personnel on drug prevention treatment
    Police partner NGO to train personnel on drug prevention, treatment
     Police partner NGO to train personnel on drug prevention treatment
    Police partner NGO to train personnel on drug prevention, treatment
    Defence/Security1 week ago

    Police partner NGO to train personnel on drug prevention, treatment

    The Nigeria Police has partnered an NGO, the Drug Salvation Foundation (DSF) to train 30 of its officers on Drug Prevention, Treatment, and Care (DPTC).

    A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi on Sunday in Abuja,  said that participants at the training were drawn from different Departments, Zones, Commands and Formations.

    He said the five -day train-the-trainers workshop was organised with support from the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).  

    Adejobi said the training would expose police personnel to effective response to drugs and organised crime, and also strengthen their capacity and highlight road maps for effective reforms.

    He said the training would be extended  to all police commands across the six Geo-Political zones of the country through Police Training Institutions.

    The police spokesman said the Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mr Usman Baba had reiterated his commitment to training and human capacity development in the force.

    He said the idea was to sustain the collective fight against drug misuse which  supported  various dimensions of crimes and criminality.

    The I-G commended the training partners for the reform efforts targeted at giving the nation a modern, citizen-led, rule of law guided and professional police force.

    IMC IEI
    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Gunmen attack police station kill 4 cops in Imo CP confirms
    Gunmen attack police station, kill 4 cops in Imo- CP confirms
     Gunmen attack police station kill 4 cops in Imo CP confirms
    Gunmen attack police station, kill 4 cops in Imo- CP confirms
    Defence/Security1 week ago

    Gunmen attack police station, kill 4 cops in Imo- CP confirms

    The Commissioner of Police in Imo Mohammed Barde has confirmed that four police officers died during attack on Agwa Police Division in Oguta Local Government by gunmen.

    The CP confirmed this in a press statement issued by the command’s spokesperson CSP Michael Abattam on Saturday.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Agwa Police Division came under serious attack by gunmen and killed four police officers on Friday evening.

    The gunmen suspected to be members of the proscribed Eastern Security Network (ESN), attacked the station with explosive device, also freed some detainees in the station.

    Although the CP said officers at the station and other tactical units from state command repelled the attack, he confirmed that four of his men paid the supreme price.

    “On 0582022 at about 2300 hours, hoodlums suspected to be members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its militia affiliate, Eastern Security Network (ESN) attacked Agwa Police Station in their numbers.

    “The hoodlums who came in two vehicles and a tipper, shooting sporadically, used a tipper vehicle in forcing the gate open to gain entrance into the station,  throwing Improvised Explosives Devices (IEDS) and petrol bombs .

    “The police operatives of the division joined by the command’s tactical teams gave the hoodlums a stiff resistance, engaging them in a gun duel.

    “The hoodlums, who were fatally hit with a lot of casualty on their side, retreated, escaping in their vehicles,” he said.

    The CP said fire from the explosives affected a parked private vehicle in the premises of the station while some motorcycles were also affected, adding that the main building was not affected.

    “In the attack, two suspects in custody escaped, four police officers gallantly paid the supreme price, while one rifle is yet to be recovered,” he added.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Police arrest man for drugging robbing 6 women in Lagos
    Police arrest man for drugging, robbing 6 women in Lagos
     Police arrest man for drugging robbing 6 women in Lagos
    Police arrest man for drugging, robbing 6 women in Lagos
    Defence/Security1 week ago

    Police arrest man for drugging, robbing 6 women in Lagos

    The police in Lagos has arrested a 36-year-old applicant, Ifeanyi Ezennaya, for allegedly drugging and robbing six women of six iPhones valued at N4 million.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the incident happened on Tuesday at Falolu Street, Surulere, Lagos.

    Ezennaya, whose residential address is unknown, lured the young ladies (names withheld) to a hotel, laced their drinks with unknown substance and dispossessed them of their phones and other valuables.

    One of the victims who spoke on behalf of others told NAN that they met the suspect few days ago while celebrating the birthday of one of them in a bar.

    “We met him at a bar, he approached us and introduced himself as Emeka, he claimed he is just back from Switzerland and he wants to be our friend.

    “Two of us gave him our phone contacts.

    “On Tuesday, he called that we should hang out in a hotel and we honoured the invitation.

    “He ushered us to the room he had already booked.

    “He brought out red wine and some energy drinks from the fridge and served us and that was all we could remember,” she said.

    Another victim, who continued the narration, said that when they eventually woke up after sleeping for six hours, the suspect was no where to be found.

    “We drank the wine around 7:00 p.

    m. and woke up at 1:00 a.

    m. and discovered that we had been robbed of our six iPhones, wristwatches, gold chain among other items.

    “It was then it dawned on us that our drinks was spiked with drugs,” she said.

    She added that Ezennaya withdrew the sum of N50,000 from the account of one of us with the ATM he stole.

    “We later learnt that he had sent our phones to Onitsha through waybill and sold them for N900,000,” she said.

    NAN gathered that Ezennaya specialised in drugging and robbing women of their phones and other valuables.

    Police officers at Surulere Division, through deligent work, arrested the suspect on Thursday in a hotel in Allen Avenue, Ikeja, where he was about to rob another prospective victim.

    When NAN contacted the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of the division, CSP Idowu Adedeji, for details, he refered our correspondent to the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Lagos State Command.

    The PPRO, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, who confirmed the story said the suspect drugged and robbed the victims.

    According to him, the phones are yet to be recovered.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Police arrest officer allegedly engaging in extortion in viral video
    Police arrest officer allegedly engaging in extortion in viral video
     Police arrest officer allegedly engaging in extortion in viral video
    Police arrest officer allegedly engaging in extortion in viral video
    Defence/Security2 weeks ago

    Police arrest officer allegedly engaging in extortion in viral video

    The Police Command in Edo has arrested a constable, Victor Osabuohign, caught allegedly engaging in an extortion conversation with a road user in a circulated video on the social media.

    ASP Jennifer Iwegbu, the command`s Deputy Public Relations Officer, announced this in a statement in Benin on Friday.

    Osabuohign was seen in a viral video on Twitter negotiating with a road user identified as Arc. Bolu. Iwegbu said the officer has been arrested, detained and currently undergoing investigation.

    He said that the command has set up an ad-hoc committee headed by ACP James Chu, head of operations at the command.

    Iwegbu said the command’s Provost Marshal, CSP Avanrenren Godwin, is the deputy chairman of the committee.

    The spokesperson said that there were other operatives who had earlier been arrested for alleged official corruption and undergoing investigation.

    She said the Commissioner of Police, Mr Abutu Yaro, has urged members of the public to come up with reports against erring officers of the command.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN