UNBELIEVABLE: DISOBEY WIKE’S CURFEW OBEY FG’S OWN, RIVERS POLICE TELLS STATE RESIDENTS

Nyesom Wike By Egufe Yafugborhi – Port Harcourt Police in Rivers State asked residents to ignore the 8 pm to 6 am COVID-19 containment curfew imposed by Governor Nyesom Wike and instead honour the 10 pm to 4 am protocol stipulated by Federal Government. The Police Command in Rivers in response to residents’ complaints said Wednesday that it was lawful it works with the federal curfew in the face of the conflict with that declared by the state government. Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Rivers Command, Nnamdi Omoni said, “Both…

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POLICE ABORTS SHIITES PROTEST IN ABUJA

Gbenga Omokhunu, Abuja   Police operatives on Monday dispersed a violent protest by some members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) popularly known as Shi’ites. The protest procession took place along Aguyi Ironsi way in Maitama district. A statement by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, said: “The sect members, who went berserk and were attacking police operatives and other innocent citizens with stones and dangerous weapons, defied the subsisting directive by the FCT Minister, restricting all protests and procession to Unity Fountain.…

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POLICE TO BEGIN RECRUITMENT OF ANOTHER 10,000 CONSTABLES SOON- MINISTER

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi, has said the recruitment of a fresh batch of 10,000 policemen will soon commence. This is part of the planned recruitment of 40,000 constables over a four-year period as directed by the President, Major General, Muhammadu Buhari (retd.). Dingyadi stated that arrangements were being made for the commencement of the exercise, which is expected to increase the numerical strength of the police force to tackle the security challenges facing the country. The minister revealed this in Abuja on Tuesday, during…

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IGP CONSTITUTES COMMITTEES ON TAKEOFF OF COMMUNITY POLICING

State commands await guidelines from IG Our Correspondents Barely one week after the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, directed state police commands to kick-start the process of the recruitment of special constables nationwide preparatory to the implementation of federal government’s community policing policy, many state commands have constituted screening committees and are awaiting approvals and full guidelines from the Force Headquarters, Abuja. The IG in a signal had ordered all state Commissioners of Police (CPs), Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACPs) and Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) to liaise with…

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IGP PLACES POLICE FORMATIONS NATIONWIDE ON RED ALERT, SEE WHY

  The Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu has placed Police Commands and Formations nationwide on red alert. This proactive measure follows Intelligence Report that sequel to the recent killing of an Iranian General; some domestic interests are planning to embark on massive public disturbances and sabotage. Consequently, Zonal AIGs and Command Commissioners of Police have been directed to ensure maximum surveillance and security of lives and property across the nation. The Police Commanders have been directed to ensure strategic deployments of both overt and covert Police operatives to…

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POLICE DISMISSES KILLER COP WHO SHOT AND KILLED WIZKID’S FAN, SEE OIX

The police sergeant, Lukmon Akanbi, who shot one Ramon Babatunde Adeniji, who was returning from Wizkid concert, has been arrested and dismissed by the Nigeria Police Force. His dismissal, Lagos State Police Command spokesman Bala Elkana said, came after he was subjected to Orderly Room Trials, an internal disciplinary procedure in the police. “He was arraigned before the Adjudicating Officer on three counts charge of Discreditable Conduct contrary to Paragraph E (3) First Schedule, Unlawful and Unnecessary Exercise of Authority contrary to Paragraph Q (2), and Damage to Articles contrary…

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DRUNKEN POLICEMEN SHOOT COMEDIAN DEAD IN OGUN, SEE PIX

Deji Lambo Two yet-to-be-identified policemen attached to the Nigerian Prison Yard in Oba, Ogun State, have allegedly shot dead a comedian, Abiola Owonikoko, in the Abeokuta area of the state. The policemen were said to have abandoned their duty post to attend an end of the year party organised by a group of miners in the area. They reportedly got themselves drunk and started misbehaving. The policemen allegedly harassed and threatened to kill some of the guests, who were having a good time at the party. PUNCH Metro gathered that the…

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AGAIN POLICE DISPERSE SHIITE PROTESTERS WITH GUNFIRE IN ABUJA

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja Police in Abuja on Thursday dispersed a procession of Shi’ites commemorating the fourth anniversary of the detention of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky by the Department of State Services. The members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria were in a procession around the Berger Roundabout, Wuse, when a team of policemen fired live ammunition and tear gas, sparking panic and anxiety in the area as everyone scampered for safety. No one was injured. The IMN members have been protesting the continued detention of their leader who was taken…

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PRESIDENCY IGNORES PSC, DIRECTS POLICE AFFAIRS MINISTRY TO RECRUIT 400,000 POLICEMEN

Molly Kilete, Abuja The Ministry of Police Affairs said it has received a matching order from the Presidency to recruit additional 400,000 personnel into the Nigeria Police force to address the manpower shortage in the service. Head of Press and Public Relations Unit of the ministry, Odutayo Oluseyi, who made this known in a statement said already the minister Mohammed Dingyadi, has set up a 13-man Ministerial Project Coordination Committee to conduct the recruitment  process. The presidential directive may end the ongoing legal tussle between the Police Service Commission and…

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