Tag Archives: Police

FG, Governors Ready To Decentralise Police – Osinbajo

Osinbajo   Acting President Yemi Osinbajo says the Federal and state governments are committed to the decentralisation of policing in Nigeria. According to a statement by the Special Assistant to the Acting President on Media and Publicity, Mr Laolu Akande,

National Security: NEC Approves Decentralisation Of Police

Yemi Osinbajo   The National Economic Council (NEC) has approved plans for the decentralisation of the Nigerian Police Force. The council backed the plan on Thursday during its meeting, which was chaired by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo inside the Presidential Villa,

Police Arrest Driver Who Allegedly Knocked Down LASTMA Official

LASTMA Officials (File)   The Police have arrested one of the drivers of King Solomon Chariots Transportation who allegedly knocked down an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA) on August 7, 2018. The incident occurred when the

Police Announce Overhaul Of SARS (FULL STATEMENT)

Inspector-General Of Police, Ibrahim Idris   The Nigeria Police Force has announced the overhaul of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) following a directive by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo. The changes were announced on Tuesday in a statement by the Force

IGP Condoles With Families Of Deceased Police Officers

File photo of Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris.   The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has condoled with the family members of police officers killed recently in Kaduna. The IGP described the slain officers as heroes who

CACOL Commends Police For Returning Allegedly Extorted Cash

  The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL) has hailed the Edo State Police Command for returning a sum of N100,000 which was allegedly extorted from one Emmanuel Alabede by some police officers in the state. Alabede, who is

Police Disperse Protesting Students With Tear Gas

Police officers on Monday dispersed protesting students of the College of Education Ilorin, Kwara State with tear gas. The students were protesting over the non-payment of their lecturers’ salaries, a situation which had denied them the opportunity of commencing their

Police Arrest Eight Suspected Bandits In Zamfara

File Photo   The Zamfara State Command has arrested eight suspected bandits. The suspects attacked the Gurbin Bore Market on Saturday evening, in Zurmi Local Government Area of the state. In a statement by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Mohammed

Youths Protest In Benue, Accuse Police Of Brutality, Bias

  Youths in Benue State have stormed the streets of Makurdi to protest and condemn the alleged brutality by police in the state. They accused the police of partisanship in the political crisis between Governor Samuel Ortom, as well as Senator

Again, Police Storm Benue Assembly

Police officers on a road leading to the Benue State House of Assembly.   Police officers have again stormed the Benue State House of Assembly blocking roads leading to the complex. The heavily armed officers are seen at the entrance

Killings: Ishaku Backs State Police Creation, Says Governors Are ‘Toothless’

   Taraba State Governor Darius Ishaku has supported the calls for the establishment of state police in the country. He revealed this on Sunday in a meeting with a presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party

Police Bar Lawmakers From Benue Assembly

  The political crisis in the Benue State House of Assembly assumed another dimension on Friday when the Nigerian police barred the 22 lawmakers who impeached Mr Terkimbi Ikyange as Speaker of the Assembly from gaining access to the legislative

Boko Haram Attack On Borno Town Was Repelled Successfully – Police

File   Police say the attack on Jakana town in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State was successfully repelled by security operatives. The spokesman for the Borno State Police Command, Edet Okon, confirmed this in a statement to Channels

We’ve Not Received Any Report Of Dino Melaye’s Kidnap – Police

Senator Dino Melaye was reportedly abducted in Gwagwala, Abuja   The Nigeria Police Force says it has not received any complaint about the reported abduction of Senator Dino Melaye. Force Public Relations Officer, Mr Jiomoh Moshood, said this in a