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Police nab most-wanted ‘kidnap kingpin’

The Nigeria Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) has finally nabbed a most wanted kidnap kingpin, Audu aka Commander Yellow whose gang had been terrorizing Abuja-Kaduna-Kano Expressway .

Wadume: Inspector dies as police arrest more suspects

A Police Inspector attached to the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) was killed on Monday night while four others were injured when their vehicle had a lone accident on Wukari Road in Ibi, Taraba State.

Taraba killings: How kidnap suspect was freed from home

An army captain allegedly freed suspected kidnapper, Hamisu Wadume, at his personal residence after whisking him away from the Ibi military base in Taraba State.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Taraba police killings: How Army captain engaged welder to remove kingpin suspect cuffs

Fresh facts revealed, yesterday, that the Army captain fingered in the killing of three police officers attached to Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team, IRT, and the subsequent release of suspected kidnap kingpin, Alhaji Hamisu Wadume, in Ibi, Taraba State, threatened to deal with police officers attached to Ibi police station for not cooperating with him.
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Two suspects nabbed over death of 15 ‘cultists’ during supremacy battle

The police are currently interrogating two suspected cultists over alleged involvement in the killing of 15 rival cult members.

Taraba killings: Group urges police not to indulge in media trial

In compliance with President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive, Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin, chief of defence staff, constituted a 7-man joint investigation panel to unravel the circumstances that led to the unfortunate Wukari incident.

Taraba killings: Police, Army blame game not helping against security challenges – NMA

The chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in Abuja, Ekpe Phillips, has blamed the intractable security challenges in the country on lack of coordination among security operatives.

Senator Shehu Sani reacts to killing of three policemen by soldiers

Former Senator representing Kaduna Central senatorial district at the National Assembly, Senator Shehu Sani, has condemned the killing of policemen by men of the Nigerian army.
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President Buhari orders Army HQ to investigate Taraba police killing

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Defence Headquarters to commence an immediate investigation of the incident involving the troops of 93 Battalion, Takum, Taraba, which resulted in the death of three police officers and a civilian.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army: Soldiers mistook attacked policemen for kidnappers

The Nigerian Army has said the three policemen and a civilian killed by soldiers during a gun battle along Ibi-Wukari Road in Taraba State were mistaken for kidnappers.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army, Police constitute joint panel on Taraba killing

Nigerian Army and Police authorities have constituted a Joint Investigation Panel to investigate the incident involving the troops of 93 Battalion, Takum, Taraba leading to the death of some police personnel on Tuesday.
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Nigerian Army: Why soldiers shot three policemen dead in Taraba

The Nigerian Army has claimed that troops of 93 Battalion, Takum, Taraba opened fire and killed some policemen who were in the area to arrest a kidnap suspect because they received distress call that they were kidnappers.

Man ‘connives’ with mum, two others to kill UK-based lover

Emmanuel Anikwe, the 27-year-old lover of Alexia Thomas, a 47-year-old United Kingdom-based professor, was yesterday, brought before an Ogba Chief Magistrate’s Court, Ikeja, for allegedly poisoning the professor.

Police arrest ‘robber who operates in army uniform’

The operatives of the Ogun State annex of the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response team (IRT) has confirmed the arrest of a robbery suspect identified as Egbeke Ifeoluwa.

Suspect: We were trained in Libya, wanted $30 million ransom for Daura’s traditional head

One of the 13 suspects, Ibrahim Abdullahi, who abducted the traditional head of Daura, Magajin Daura, Alhaji Musa Umar, has disclosed that they were trained in Libya, adding that they demanded $30 million ransom for his release.

Abia police parade 78 suspected kidnappers, robbers, cultists

Abia State Commissioner of Police, Eneh Okon, on Monday at the command headquarters of the Nigeria Police Force, paraded 78 suspected robbers, kidnappers and cultists arrested in parts of the state.
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Police arrest suspected killers of Reuben Fasoranti’s daughter

The police have arrested some suspects allegedly involved in the killing of Mrs Funke Olakunrin, daughter of the Afenifere leader, Reuben Fasoranti.

Contempt: Court orders IGP Adamu, Abba Kyari to appear on September 25

Justice Dorcas Agishi of the Federal High Court on Wednesday ordered the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu and Abba Kyari, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) in charge of Intelligence Response Team (IRT) to appear on Sept. 25 to show cause why they should not be charged with contempt.

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