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Don’t associate Christ with criminality – CAN warns MURIC

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has asked the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) to desist from associating criminality with Christ.
Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Kano governor promises justice for kidnapped kids

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has promised to ensure that justice is done for the nine children and victims of kidnapping from the state.
Nigeria Police

Police arrest comedian over ‘spread of fake news’ on social media

The Police on Thursday said it had arrested a comedian, Augustine Valentine, popularly known as MC Fine, over alleged spread of fake news.

Police confirm killing of wanted kidnapper ‘Lucifer’ in Rivers

A notorious kidnapper, Ekweme Brown, popularly known as Lucifer, has been shot dead by policemen in Rivers, an official said.

‘Kidnapper’ of Kaduna assemblyman killed at shootout

A suspected kidnapper believed to have taken part in the abduction of member representing Zaria City Constituency in the Kaduna State House of Assembly, Hon. Abdullahi Ibrahim Dabo, has been killed.

‘Kidnapper’ killed on Kaduna-Zaria highway

Police on routine patrol in the early hours of Sunday killed a suspected kidnapper as they were set to block the major highway.
All Progressives Congress (APC) National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu

Wadume: Era of giving thugs money ended with PDP – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has insisted that it will never allocate resources to a kidnapper or murderer.
Commander of IGP Intelligence Response Team, DCP Abba Yyari with arrested kidnap kingpin, Hamish Wadume

Hamisu Wadume: I’m a political thug, not a kidnapper

Suspected kidnap kingpin, Alhaji Hamisu Balla, a.k.a Wadume, who has been in the middle of the raging storm between the Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Police over the murder of three police operatives and two civilians by soldiers in Ibi town, Taraba state has finally opened up and made startling revelations.
A suspected kidnap lord in Taraba State, Hamisu Wadume, as been re-arrested.

How soldiers aided my escape from police – Taraba kidnap suspect

The alleged kidnap kingpin Hamisu Bala Wadume has said that soldiers aided his escape after he was arrested by the police in Ibi, Taraba State.
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY MIKE SMITH Joint Military Task Force (JTF) spokesman Lt.Col. Onyema Nwachukwu speaks on illegal oil refineries and miltary operations to dislodge oil thieves in Bayelsa State of Niger Delta on April 9, 2013. Shell Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) had threatened to shut down production in April for nine days in the entire Nembe Trunk Line to remove a number of bunkering points on pipelines vandalised by oil thieves in the region. Since 2009, SPDC has experienced an upsurge in vandalisation of pipeline network by criminals causing severe environmental devastation and forcing the company to lose 60,000 barrels daily this year. AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

DHQ begs public not to pit police against army

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has appealed to Nigerians to refrain from comments and actions that could pit the police against the army.

Politicians accused in police, army clash in Taraba

Some politicians have been accused playing underground roles in the clash between men of the intelligence response team of the police and some personnel of the Nigerian Army in Ibbi, 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.

Nigerian Army captain who ordered ‘police killing’ had 191 phone chats with ‘wanted kidnapper’

The Nigerian Army Captain who allegedly ordered soldiers on security check-point along the Ibi-Jalingo Expressway in Taraba State, to attack and kill police operatives attached to the Inspector General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team, IRT, has been identified.

Police foil bus hijack in Rivers

An attempt by suspected kidnappers to hijack a passenger bus laden with travellers has been foiled in Rivers state.
Nigeria Police

Police arrest kidnappers of village head in Nasarawa

The Nasarawa State Police Command has arrested four persons suspected to be kidnappers of the village head of Hunki, Alhaji Umaru Jibrin, in Awe Local Government Areas of the state.
Nigeria Police

Police: We’re working for release of Turkish nationals

Kwara State Police command has declared it is working assiduously to ensure the safe release of the abducted Turkish nationals in the state.

Notorious kidnapper arrested in Aba

It was a huge breakthrough for security agencies in Abia state as they have reportedly nabbed a notorious kidnapper that has been terrorizing Aba and other neighbouring states.

CP: Police officers collecting money for bail not different from kidnappers

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Zubairu Muazu, on Tuesday inaugurated a statement-taking room for the CID Panti, Yaba, saying policemen collecting money for bail were not different from kidnappers and would not be spared.
A notorious kidnapper and cattle-rustler, Abdulrahman Muhammad, said they (bandits and kidnappers) usually hide their guns and other deadly weapons under the seat of motorcycles when they want to go and carry out their illicit operations.

Suspect: How we procure, hide weapons used for kidnapping

A notorious kidnapper and cattle-rustler, Abdulrahman Muhammad, said they (bandits and kidnappers) usually hide their guns and other deadly weapons under the seat of motorcycles when they want to go and carry out their illicit operations.

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Ondo denies unconditional release of monarch from prison

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EFCC chief laments widening corrupt practices in Nigeria

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, Tuesday lamented the widening scourge of corrupt practices pervading the country.
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Nigeria Police poorest paid in Africa – ex-PSC chief

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC confirms arrest of Instagram celebrity

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed the arrest of a popular Instagram celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha popularly known as ‘Mompha.’