SARS OFFICERS ARE NOT SUPPOSE TO WEAR PLAIN CLOTHES WHILE ON DUTY-ZONAL PPRO DOLAPO BADMUS

Zonal Police PRO, SP Dolapo Badmus has reacted to the viral video of a Police officer who was pictured in plain clothes while carrying a gun. According to her, the officer is a member of the Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS). She also said that SARS officers are not supposed to wear plain clothes while on duty. She revealed that the force has a special outfit for SARS officers which enables citizens to identify them when they are approached by one. Dolapo Badmus also advised citizens on what to do when…

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NIGERIANS FEEL LESS SECURE NOW THAN UNDER JONATHAN, SAYS SOYINKA

Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka believes Nigerians felt more secure during the administration of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan than under President Muhammadu Buhari. He says the low sense of security Nigerians feel is the major reason behind the clamour for state and community policing. Soyinka said this on Monday in Lagos after a press briefing to unveil the second batch of students travelling to Lebanon for studies. The programme is organised by The Cedars Institute, Lebanon, in collaboration with The Wole Soyinka Foundation. Soyinka also said there are “yawning gaps” in the…

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INSECURITY IN ONDO: AKEREDOLU SUMMONS TRADITIONAL RULERS, SECURITY CHIEFS, OTHERS

By Dayo Johnson Akure—WORRIED by the security challenges in the state in the last few months, governor Rotimi Akeredolu yesterday met with security chiefs, traditional rulers, council Chairmen and other stakeholders on how to end the challenges. Governor Rotimi Akeredolu Cases of kidnapping of traditional rulers and innocent persons, cult war, armed robberies, killings by  herdsmen, arson among other crimes have increased anxiety across the state. Governor Akeredolu during the meeting expressed concern over the security challenges since he assumed office. According to him “There are some security challenges in…

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WIKE RELEASES ARMOURED PERSONNEL CARRIER TO POLICE TO TACKLE KIDNAPPING

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has stated that his administration  has handed over four armoured personnel carriers to the Nigerian Police to tackle cases of kidnapping  on two highways in the state. The governor  also stated that  requisite logistics and funding have been  provided for security agencies to man different routes outside Port Harcourt to protect the citizenry. GOVERNOR Nyesom Wike Speaking in Port Harcourt on Friday, Governor Wike explained  that though the State Government does not control the security agencies  , it has invested massively  in the strengthening …

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WE NOW MONITOR THE SOCIAL MEDIA FOR HATE SPEECH, ANTI-GOVT AND ANTI-SECURITY INFORMATION – DIRECTOR, DEFENCE INFORMATION

Abuja—The activities of Nigerians on the social media are now being monitored for hate speech, anti-government and anti-security information by the military. Social media network Director of Defence Information, Major-General John Enenche, told Channels Television that the move became necessary in the light of troubling activities and misinformation capable of jeopardizing the unity of the country. His comments come less than 48 hours after President Muhammadu Buhari said in his national broadcast that some of the discussion on social media in his absence crossed the line and left him distressed.…

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LAWMAKERS PUSH FOR ARMED FORCES RESERVE, READ ABOUT THE BILL

A bill, sponsored by Rep Muhammad Sani Abdu (APC, Bauchi), was first introduced on the floor of the House late last year and subsequently passed the second reading, titled: ‘A Bill for an Act to amend the Armed Forces Act, to among other things, provide for specific duties for the Armed Forces Reserve in order to serve as a Rapid Response Mechanism with capacity to intervene in Emergency and Internal Security where the Nigerian Police is overwhelmed’. A copy of the bill, obtained by Daily Trust, says the principal Act…

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US SAYS NIGERIAN MILITARY LACKS THE CAPABILITY TO HOLD THE CAPTURED TERRITORIES IN THE NORTH EAST

By Tobi Soniyi in Lagos and Omololu Ogunmade in Abuja In spite of the federal government’s claim that the military had defeated the Boko Haram terrorists and was busy rehabilitating displaced persons in the North-east, the United States’ Bureau of Counter-terrorism has said that the Nigerian military is unable to hold and rebuild civilian structures and institutions in areas cleared by it in the region. This and many more shocking revelations are contained in the 2016 Country Reports on Terrorism released by the United States Department of State on July…

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NORTH EAST INSECURITY: OSINBAJO MEETS SERVICE CHIEFS AGAIN

By Isiaka Wakili Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, met service chiefs twice, within 48 hours over the killing of scores of soldiers and oil exploration team in northern Borno state. The team had been ambushed by Boko Haram insurgents after exploration work in Magumeri, close to the shores of the Lake Chad. The Team, made up of officials of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC and staff from the Geology Department, University of Maiduguri.They were escorted by soldiers and local vigilante group. The Acting President first met defence chiefs on Thursday and…

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BOKO HARAM THREATENING MAIDUGURI AND COMMUNITIES AROUND IT – RESIDENTS

Abduction of Unimaid staff unusual – Experts Boko Haram terrorists are stepping up plans to attack Maiduguri, locals living in neighbouring communities, said yesteray. But residents living in hamlets not far from Maiduguri told Daily Trust yesterday, that there was the need for aggressive surveillance because the terrorists were inching closer to the state capital. Some of the sources, who do not want their names mentioned, said Boko Haram foot-soldiers more often brought girls on suicide mission from the forests and coerced the villagers into silence ahead of carrying out…

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FEARS OVER BOKO HARAM RESURGENCE

Nigerian soldiers prepare to head off in search of Boko Haram militants outside Maiduguri, in northeast Nigeria, in March 2016.PHOTO:AFP • Country Has Capacity To Fight B’Haram, Other Criminalities, Says DHQ • NAF Deploys Additional Forces And Equipment To North East • Army Refuses To React To Video Of Abduction Of UNIMAID Lecturers By Boko Haram • 14 Killed In Dikwa, Borno State, Bomb Blast  On at least four occasions in the past, the Nigerian military has repeatedly claimed it had killed the leader of the dreaded Boko Haram sect,…

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