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Katsina bans farming in nine local councils over banditry, kidnapping

The Katsina State government may have imposed a ban on all forms of farming around the dreaded Rugu forest as bandits and kidnappers continue to harass residents in at least nine of the 34 local government areas.

Kidnapper: I’ve lost count of number of people I killed in one year

A suspected kidnapper, Sani Haruna aka Gayu, who was arrested by the Inspector General of Police special team has confessed to newsmen that he has lost count of the number of people he killed for failing to pay ransom.
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Mother of three arrested for staging own kidnap

A 36-year-old mother of three, Chizoba Ogbonna, have been arrested by operatives of the Inspector General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team, IRT, in Abriba-Ohafia area of Abia State, for staging her own kidnapping.

Suspects: HOW we became house-to-house robbers

Following a public outcry to Abba Kyari, a Deputy Commissioner of Police and Commander of the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT), over the menace of house to house robbery in some parts of Lagos, a special squad led by Southwest Coordinator Philip Riennewa, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), has swooped into action and arrested six suspects.

Police arrest suspected killer of Kaduna monarch

Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force have arrested the suspected kidnapper and killer of the traditional ruler of Adara chiefdom in Kaduna state, Maiwada Galadima.
The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered vehicular restriction from 6am – 6pm tomorrow 16 February during the election.

IGP Adamu orders manhunt of suspects over attack on policemen

The acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the immediate arrest and prosecution of all persons involved in the attack on Police officers who were on a mission to arrest some suspected armed robbers and receivers of a stolen vehicle in a community in Cross River State.
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.

IGP Adamu orders arrest of perpetrators of attack on four IRT personnel

The Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the immediate arrest and prosecution of all persons involved in the gruesome attack on four Police officers in Cross River State.
Four policemen, attached to the IGP’s Special Intelligence Response Team, have been attacked by a gang in Ogoja, Cross River State.1

In Pictures: Car snatching syndicate members attack operatives of police special squad

Less than a week after the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, warned policemen to stop indiscriminate use of their rifles, four policemen, attached to the IGP’s Special Intelligence Response Team, have been attacked by a gang in Ogoja, Cross River State.

Police arrest top ‘spiritual father,’ another over Channels TV staff kidnap

The police have nabbed a top kidnap kingpin and one other in connection with the alleged kidnap of Channel Television staff on Abuja-Kaduna Expressway.

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 suspects, Sunday Igwe, alias School Boy, Michael Ahmefula, Oyebuchi Echefule, Ndubusi Isaac, Victor Dagogo, Chima Okoro and John Edet were arrested last week by operatives of the Inspector General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team, IRT, led by Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari.

How we kidnapped, killed US soldier in Imo – suspects

A seven-member notorious kidnapping gang have recounted how they killed an American soldier in Okigwe area of Imo State in 2017.

Police have no clue about abducted Lagos fire service chief’s, kidnapers’ whereabouts

The police are yet to get any clue on how to track and apprehend the hoodlums behind the abduction of the acting director of the Lagos State Fire Service, Rasaki Musibau, and seven others who were kidnapped by gunmen along Itoikin-Epe road in Ikosi-Ejirin Local Council Development Area (LCDA) at the weekend.
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.

Police deploy task force to Katsina to combat banditry, kidnapping

The Acting Inspector General of Police (IG) Muhammed Adamu has deployed Special Task Force to eight frontline local government areas of Katsina State in order to combat kidnapping and banditry in the state.

Police releases report on alleged bank forgery

The summary report of investigation carried out by the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Unit Team (IGP-IRT) into a case of forgery and threat to life reported by Whiteplains British School, Abuja, against First Bank plc has been released.

Gunmen kill policeman attached to anti-kidnapping squad in Plateau

Gunmen have shot dead Sgt. Sunday Shuaibu, attached to the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) during anti kidnapping operation in Plateau State.

Offa robbery: Police want me to implicate Senator Saraki – suspect

One of the suspects in the April 5th, 2018 bloody bank robbery in Offa, Offa local government area of Kwara state, Ayoade Akinnibosun, on Monday revealed that the police asked him to implicate Senate President Bukola Saraki.

Offa robbery: I was tortured to implicate Bukola Saraki – suspect

One of the suspects in the April 5, 2018 bank robberies in Offa, Kwara State, Ayoade Akinnibosun, yesterday told a Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin how the police coerced him to implicate Senate President Bukola Saraki.

Offa robbery: 21 AK 47 rifles stolen from armoury – witness

One of the prosecution witnesses in the ongoing Offa robbery case, Hitila Hassan, said on Friday that no fewer than 21 AK 47 rifles were stolen from the armoury of a police station in the community.

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