ARMED ROBBERS USE POS TO ROB IN IMO

In saner climes, arresting the perpetrators of these crimes would have been a “piece of cake” since bank accounts were involved…. Residents in Imo State, especially Owerri, the state capital, are living in fear over the new robbery device adopted by bandits in which victims are forced to disclose the pin numbers of their Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards and their money transferred to the suspects’ account at gunpoint in their homes or on the road at night. Some victims who relieve their experience, said they were attacked by robbers…

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KIDNAPPERS STILL.TERRORISING ABUJA- KADUNA ROAD

Suspected kidnappers paraded at Kaduna Police Command HQ Kidnap cases have risen in Nigeria, and are currently witnessing a spike in the north, including the Kaduna-Abuja road, where vehicles are intercepted on the highway, and travelers are abducted until ransom is paid. Despite police and some military presence, motorists are still crying out that the crime continues to rage on, in some cases turning deadly. Daily Trust takes a look.   The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja reopened on April 18, after a six-week closure to allow for repairs on…

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OSINBAJO MEETS WITH DEFENCE MINISTER AND SERVICE CHIEFS OVER NATIONAL SECURITY, SEE PICS

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, met with Nigeria’s Defence Minister & Military service chiefs to review and strategize further on National Security issues at the State House in Abuja on Friday. The meeting is coming after the recent spate of attacks by the deadly Boko Haram sect. http://politicsngr.com/2017/07/28/national-security-osinbajo-meets-military-service-chiefphotos/  

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OSINBAJO ORDERS SERVICE CHIEFS TO BORNO OVER BOKO HARAM RESURGENCE

Following the resurgence of insurgency in Borno State, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has ordered the service chiefs to return to the Command Centre in Maiduguri. He gave the order at a meeting yesterday with the service chiefs at the Presidential Villa. Many people have died and soldiers killed in recent attacks and ambush by the insurgents. Minister of Defence Mansur Dan-Ali said at the end of the meeting: “We just finished a meeting with the Acting President and the three Service Chiefs. We agreed that they should move back to…

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AMBUSHED OIL WORKERS: CORPSES OF 18 SOLDIERS, 30 OTHERS ARRIVE MAIDUGURI HOSPITAL

Kayode Idowu Forty-eight corpses of persons killed by Boko Haram insurgents during an oil exploration to the Lake Chad Basin have been brought to the Maiduguri Teaching Hospital in the Borno State capital. Sources at the UMTH and the Maimalari Army Barrack told The PUNCH that the corpses were brought into Maiduguri from the scene of the attack. The corpses brought include 18 soldiers, 15 Civilian JTF, five university staff and four NNPC drivers. Also six persons who were wounded in the attack but escaped to somewhere in Yobe State…

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AIR FORCE STARTS PATROL OVER TARABA

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has deployed one of its armed helicopters in  Takum, Taraba State, to support the ground forces in maintaining peace. The deployment is also to deter warring communities within the area from further engaging in violence. A statement by the Director of Public Relations and Information, NAF Headquarters, Abuja, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, said the helicopter already carries out armed reconnaissance missions within the Mambilla Plateau and environs. The statement reads: “It will be recalled that pockets of violence broke out recently around the Mambilla Plateau…

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IGP ORDERS REDEPLOYMENT OF ALL OFFICERS AND MEN SERVING ALONG ABUJA -KADUNA -ZARIA ROAD

Ibrahim K. Idris, IG of Police. The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, has ordered the immediate redeployment of Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers serving along the Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria highways starting from Zuba Division of FCT. Others affected by the order are: inspectors and Rank and Files serving in the Police Divisions. The Force Spokesman, CSP Jimoh Moshood, in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday, said that the measure was to ensure total success of the operations currently ongoing on the route. Moshood said new Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers,…

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THREE POLICEMEN ARRESTED FOR ROBBING RESIDENTS OF 200,000 NAIRA, DISMISSED

Three policemen attached to the Area N Command, Ijede, Ikorodu, Lagos State, have been dismissed from the Nigeria Police Force for unlawful arrest and extortion. The dismissed cops are Inspector Okelue Nkemeonye with Administrative Police Number, 136005; Sergeant Braimoh Sunday, with Force Number, 355897, and Yusuf Olukoga with F.No., 359928. PUNCH Metro learnt that the ex-policemen, led by one Bayo Obadia, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, with AP No., 98199, had reportedly paraded themselves as operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad on June 21, 2017. It was said that the men…

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BUSTED KANO BOKO HARAM CELL WAS LED BY A DISMISSED SOLDIER

The police in Kano State ​has given details of how its men overpowered members of the Boko Haram​ in a gun battle in Kano.​ Kano State Police Commissioner, Rabiu Yusuf, told ​newsmen that ​Boko Haram gunmen were led by a dismissed military officer who was training the others. ​He recalled that ​the ​exchange of fire occurred at about 2 a.m. on Sunday at Gaya in Ungogo Local Government Area. Yusuf ​disclosed that the police have been gathering intelligence on the suspects​. He said they were among Boko Haram members who escaped…

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-PRISON BREAK! ROBBERS IN POLICE CUSTODY REMOVE POLICE STATION’S ROOF AND ESCAPE AS OFFICERS SLEPT

Robbers in custody at a police station in Isheri Osun, Lagos escaped from their cell at night by removing the station’s roof without the knowledge of the officers on duty. The notorious robbers were arrested by police with the help of residents, however, by morning, police revealed they had escaped from their cell.   Residents of the neighborhood are in shock at the gross incompetence and are speculating that the officers on duty that day were either sleeping, drunk, or they were not telling the entire truth, P.M. Express reports.…

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