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Police arrest 55 suspects, recover 435 arms, ammunition in Ogun

Police in Ogun State, on Tuesday, paraded 55 suspected criminals arrested for crimes ranging from armed robbery, kidnapping, murder, cultism to illegal possession of fire arms.

Four policemen detained over hotelier’s arrest in Lagos

The team of policemen that allegedly handcuffed and bundled a Lagos hotelier into the boot of their vehicle from Apapa to their base in Ikorodu area of the state, have been arrested.

NDLEA operatives arrest suspected armed robbers, recover arms

The police in Bayelsa State alongside operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency have arrested two suspected armed robbers in the state.

Kidnappers of Lagos school children surrender arms in Ondo

No fewer than 20 members of militant groups terrorizing Lagos, Ogun and Ondo states Tuesday surrendered their arms in line with the amnesty programme introduced by the Ondo State government.

Governor Bello allegedly equipping local vigilante groups with guns – Dino Melaye

Senator representing Kogi West at the National Assembly, Dino Melaye, has alluded that Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has allegedly recruited young men and women as local vigilante group in the state.

I was target of Olubadan palace gun attack – Ladoja

The Osi Olubadan of Ibadan land and former governor of Oyo State, Chief Rashidi Ladoja, on Wednesday, alleged that the gunmen that stormed the palace of the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, on Monday, came to kill him.

Smuggling and proliferation of weapons, implications for national security

The interception of containers loaded with pump action guns recently by Nigeria Customs Service brings to the fore once more the implications of smuggling of dangerous weapons to the country’s National Security. The latest interception is incidentally the fourth of such seizures made this year.

Two soldiers wounded in gun battle with oil thieves in Rivers

Two soldiers belonging to the 29 Battalion troops in Port-Harcourt, were wounded in a gun battle with armed oil thieves in Rivers State, a spokesperson has said.

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