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Police shoots man to escape mob attack

A policeman, Insp. Sunday Ogundapo, the team leader of the Zonal Intervention Squad (ZIS), Obada, Ogun, had allegedly shot one Akeem Akinsanya to death in an effort to escape attack by suspected cultists.

Police arrests spiritual father of kidnappers terrorizing Abuja-Kaduna highway

The police headquarters in Abuja has announced the arrest of one Mallam Salisu Abubakar, 48, said to be the “spiritual father” of armed robbers, kidnappers and other criminals terrorizing motorists and other road users along the Abuja/Kaduna highway.
The acting Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, who disclosed this when he addressed State House correspondents in Abuja on Sunday, said the order was part of measures to check banditry in the state.

We must assure Nigerians of their safety, security without excuses

Criminal records point to a significant rise in crime following the conclusion of the general elections. While some security experts have attributed the trend to the disengagement of the criminal elements from politically-related activities for which they might have been engaged during the elections, others have attributed the trend to socio-economic factors.

Police arrest 113 suspected cultists, child theft, armed robbers in Anambra

In continuation of its ongoing raids on black sports in order to stem the tide of cultism and other criminal elements, the Anambra State Police Command has arrested 113 suspected cultists, child theft and armed robbers across the state, in which 45 suspected cultists were charged to court, 35 screened out while 33 others under investigation.

Police in Edo arrest 81 suspected cultists in 40 days

The Edo Command of the Nigerian Police Force says it has arrested 81 suspects in connection with cult activities in the last 40 days.

Police parades 12 suspected armed robbers in Enugu

The Enugu State Police Command, on Saturday, paraded 12 suspects for alleged armed robbery at various locations in the State.

Police parade 63 suspects over pre-electoral violence in Akwa Ibom

Also paraded were suspects arrested in connection with the pre-election violence in Obot-Akara local Government area where two persons were killed and thirteen vehicles burnt on Saturday.

Worshippers intercept guns near mosque in Kaduna

Worshippers at the Kofar Gayan, Zaria Juma’at mosque yesterday intercepted five locally-made guns. They were concealed in a sack and hidden close to the mosque before a group of worshippers discovered it and alerted others.

Two arrested for allegedly robbing Uber driver

The police in Lagos State have arrested two men who allegedly dispossessed an Uber driver of his car, N20, 000 and cell phones, while pretending to be passengers.

Police in Kano record 337 crimes, 105 rape cases

Kano State Police Command recorded 337 crimes and 105 rape cases last year, spokesman Magaji Majia said yesterday. He added that 22 robbery cases and 21 kidnap cases were reported at the Command.
Caleb Ikechukwu, police spokesman in Ekiti

Police arrest seven over transport unions’ crisis in Ekiti

The Ekiti Police Command has arrested seven suspects in connection with the recent violence involving two transport unions.
No fewer than 72 suspects have been arrested by the Edo State Police Command for allegedly terrorising Benin metropolis over the past few weeks.

Police parade 72 for cultism, kidnapping, armed robbery in Edo

No fewer than 72 suspects have been arrested by the Edo State Police Command for allegedly terrorising Benin metropolis over the past few weeks.
CSP Chike Oti

Police intercept suspected cultists, kill one in Lagos

According to a statement released by the Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Chike Oti, police has been given a tip-off about the activity of the cultists, who had earlier killed one Sylvester Chikwendu, 32, suspected to be a rival cult member at Alapere.

Herbalist arrested for allegedly trying to kill his apprentice for money ritual

The police in Ogun State have arrested a 62 years old herbalist, Ganiyu Idowu, for alleged kidnap and attempt to kill his apprentice for money ritual.

Three men in court over alleged unlawful possession of firearms

Three men - Sikiru Shodimu, 27; Yusuf Shodimu, 22, and Ismaila Kehinde, 22, were on Monday arraigned in an Ota Magistrates‘ Court in Ogun, for unlawful possession of firearms.

Police kill four suspected armed robbers in Akwa Ibom

The Police Command in Akwa Ibom said its officers had killed four of the five suspected armed robbers who robbed a fuel station in Ikot Ekpene in Akwa Ibom on Aug. 21.

Police arrest 44 suspected criminals in Edo

The Edo State Police Command said on Sunday that it arrested no fewer than 44 suspects for various crimes in the state.

Students jailed two years for unlawful possession of firearms

A Plateau Upper Area Court sitting in Kasuwan Nama, Jos, on Monday, sentenced two students of the Federal College of Education, Panshin, Plateau, to two years’ imprisonment each for conspiracy and unlawful possession of firearms.

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