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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.
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.
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.
The police are currently interrogating two suspected cultists over alleged involvement in the killing of 15 rival cult members.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
The police have arrested some suspects allegedly involved in the killing of Mrs Funke Olakunrin, daughter of the Afenifere leader, Reuben Fasoranti.
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.
The British Government, through the Prosperity Fund’s Global Trade Programme (GTP), is providing export intervention programmes to export coaches and Nigerian Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) interested in exporting to the international markets (including the UK).
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has graduated 462 officers of the 2nd Conversion and Upgrading Course at the Immigration Training School, Kano, Kano State.
Five top Nigerian artistes have been nominated in the Artiste of the Year category for this year’s Headies award
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has described a former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (rtd), as a symbol of national unity.
Speaking at the passing out ceremony of the new soldiers, the Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin, assured Nigerians that the military will not rest on its oars until the country is safe from the threats of Boko Haram terrorists, armed bandits, kidnappers and other criminal elements.
Nigeria would continue to seek assistance from the international community in order to totally defeat Boko Haram and other insurgents in the country, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Wednesday.
Three more women have come forward to police to accuse Cuba Gooding Jr. of sexual misconduct.
The Jigawa office of Action Against Hunger, a non-governmental organization has organized a one-week training for nutrition champions comprised of WDC, CSO, religious and community leaders, and the media.
The Pakistan Air Force has expressed readiness to support the Nigerian Air Force in the ongoing fight against insurgency in the country through training and equipment acquisition.
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