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Abuja university builds police station on campus

Veritas University, Abuja, has built a police station on its campus in the Bwari area of the Federal Capital Territory, saying the presence of policemen was needed to checkmate the spate of insecurity including kidnapping and armed robbery.

Truck drivers block highway to protest ‘over taxation’

Hundreds of truck drivers on Tuesday blocked the Onitsha-Enugu expressway to protest alleged imposition of taxes, intimidation and violation of court judgement by the agents of Anambra State government.
The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) says President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration will not implement policies that will affect the existence of the poor while raising revenue to fund the nation’s infrastructure projects.

Insecurity: President Buhari urged declare state of emergency

Barrister Olusegun Bamgbose, the National Coordinator, Concerned Advocates for Good Governance, CAGG, has written an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari. over the lingering security issues bedeviling the country.
The suspect, Godwin Iboro, was arrested last Wednesday when one of the young men he had brought from Nigeria reported the sudden death of a colleague to the Amasaman police.

Confessions of kidnap gang who raped victims

A suspected armed robbery and kidnap gang, who specialised in raping female victims and kidnapping of rich lawyers as well reverend fathers who keep church money in Enugu, Imo and Abia states, has been smashed by the operatives of the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT).
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police, Philip Ataga family dismiss fake news of officer’s involvement in wife’s death

The Kaduna State Police Command and the family of Dr Philip Ataga, have dismissed a social media report on the involvement of a police officer in the kidnapping and killing of Ataga’s wife in Kaduna.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police parade six for kidnapping, robbery in Katsina

The Katina State Police Command on Thursday paraded six suspects arrested for alleged kidnapping, armed robbery, theft, and cattle rustling.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Senate raises concerns over infiltration of national parks by criminals

The Senate has raised alarm over the infiltration of national parks by criminal syndicates plying the trade of banditry, kidnapping and cattle rustling which has resulted in the killing of Rangers and commuters.
Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan

Senator Lawan: We can no longer tolerate killing of Nigerians

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the leadership of the National Assembly will no longer tolerate the unnecessary killing of Nigerians by criminals threatening the security of the country.

Insecurity: Good governance, justice recipe for peace, security – Sultan

Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar has disclosed that without good governance and justice, it would be difficult to have peace and security in the country.
Kidnap Victim

Kidnapped native doctor kicks against spiritual backup for criminals

A popular native doctor based in Aba, Abia State, Chukwuemeka Ngene Emeueonu, who was released from the den of kidnappers last week has kicked against the spiritual backup given to kidnappers by some native doctors.

Auno killings: Where is Mr. President? – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the inaction of the Buhari administration on the spiraled wave of killings, banditry and kidnapping, particularly the Sunday carnage in Auno, Borno state, by insurgents, has left the nation with no other option than to hold that the Buhari Presidency has abandoned Nigerians.
Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has said the law backing the establishment of Western Nigeria Security Initiative, codenamed Amotekun will be ready latest on Valentine Day, Friday, February 14, across the six states in the region.

South West states receive bill to legalise Amotekun

Governors of the South-west states have received copies of a bill to establish the South West Security Network in their respective states which would oversee the planned regional security corps also known as Amotekun.

Police arrest two suspected kidnappers over disappearance of 18 expatriates

The Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Hafiz Mohammed Inuwa, today said the Police have arrested two suspected kidnappers for the alleged kidnapping of eighteen(18) expatriates in Escravos along Burutu/Bayelsa Waterways early December 2019.

World Bank: 87% Nigeria’s poverty rate in North

The North accounted for 87 per cent of all the poor people in Nigeria in 2016, the World Bank has disclosed in a new report.

Minister: Nollywood movies promotes money rituals, encourages kidnapping

Without a doubt, one of the common themes in Nollywood is money rituals. While such stories could be entertaining, especially with the mystical manipulations embedded in them, Minister of Works and Housing and former governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola, during the week asked moviemakers to stop telling such stories, because, according to him, money ritual is a myth.
Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari

Femi Adesina: Nigeria would have been dead, gone

Femi Adesina, President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, has said that Nigeria would have been dead and gone if not for the election of his principal in 2015.

Nigeria loses N5.5 trillion to fraud, cyber crimes in 10 years – forensic auditors

The Chartered Institute of Forensic and Investigative Professionals of Nigeria, CIFIPN, said yesterday Nigeria has lost about N5.5 trillion to fraud, corruption and cyber crimes in the last 10 years.
Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has said that construction work on the Gusau Airport project would commence this month.

Insecurity: Zamfara government donates six vehicles to Army

The Zamfara State Government on Thursday donated six vehicles to the Nigerian Army, as part of efforts to enhance fight against banditry in the state.

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