By Juliet Odey Eight persons were killed and scores of houses were burnt in Plateau State on Wednesday. The attacks occurred in Abonong and Zayit villages of Foron District in Barikin Ladi Local Government Area of the state. “The communities were attacked by unknown gunmen which resulted in the death of the...
The Niger state Police Command arrested and detained A 27-year-old man, Usman Adamu, for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl. The command’s spokesman, DSP Mohammadu Abubakar, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria in Minna. Abubakar alleged that the suspect, who resides in the same Barkin-Sale area of Minna with the...
By Juliet Odey A commercial bank in Igara, headquarters of Akoko-Edo LGA of Edo State was on Thursday night attacked by armed killing six. The state Commissioner of Police, Babatunde Johnson Kokumo, said the robbers were killed in a gun battle with the police guarding the bank. “The robbers divided themselves, with...
By Juliet Odey The Niger State police command has arrested a suspected car theif, Yusuf Duguri of Gedi-Gedi area of Zaria Road, Kano State, for alleged car theft. The police said that the suspect approached one Umar Abdulazeez of Bagdad Motors, Bauchi, on the pretext that he wanted to buy his...
From Edem Comfort, Abuja A crack investigator, Commissioner of Police Bala Ciroma, on Thursday assumed office as the new Commissioner of Police for the Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). A statement by the command’s Spokesman, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, said Ciroma took over from Mr Sadiq Bello after a...
By Hassan Malam Yalwa, Hussaini Mohammed Baba (Potiskum) and Sunday Ogwuche, Abuja The activities of the Boko Haram insurgents in the past eight years has been a major challenge for the country, having  led to enormous loss of lives and properties, particularly in the Northern part of Nigeria, leading to...
Eleven suspected kidnappers and armed robbers known to terrorise travellers on the Birnin Gwari – Funtua, Birnin Gwari – Kaduna and Kaduna – Kano Highways have been arrested by Police.   The suspects who were caught in the act on the stated highway confessed to their crimes. Police recovered three Ak47 Rifles,...
Zamfara State Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mr Emmanuel Adeniyi has been kidnapped. Adeniyi who was attached to the state police command in charge of Criminal Investigation Department (CID), was reported to have been kidnapped while driving along Dandume/Birnin Gwari road (Katsina/Kaduna) road by some unknown gunmen. An officer attached to the...
The Nigeria Police has arrested a gang of robbers and kidnappers who held sway along the Abuja Minna and Kaduna highways. A statement by the Police Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Jimoh O. Moshood said "consequent to the reinforcement of Operation Absolute Sanity on Abuja- Minna Highway with more personnel...
Mr. Ali Janga has been appointed as the new Commissioner of Police in Kogi State. Janga replaces Wilson Inalegwu who has been transferred to the Police College, Jos, Plateau State. Janga was the head of Scorpion Mobile section of the Nigeria Police Force until his redeployment to Kogi. The outgoing police commissioner commended...