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Police in Anambra have arrested five suspected armed robbers and cultists, the command’s Spokesman, Mr Haruna Mohammed, said in statement in Awka on Friday.
Two persons, Chukwudi Igwilo and Chukwuneke Nnaemeka, have been arrested over alleged armed robbery and other heinous crimes in Anambra state.
The Nigeria Police Force said it has arrested 424 kidnap and 276 armed robbery suspects across the country.
Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, on Monday declared that the crime rate in the country has declined even as he noted that the last few weeks have witnessed new patterns and threats of criminality that has necessitated a review of strategy.
The Police Command in Katsina State said it had arrested three suspected bandits and kidnappers, including one 70-year-old Bawa Naganda.
Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen, on Wednesday, attacked travellers on the Ife-Ibadan Expressway at Ikire and shot dead an employee of the Atakumosa West Local Government Area of Osun State, Samson Adenipekun.
The Commissioner of Police in Imo, CP Rabiu Ladodo, said the command had arrested one Eze Ajoku, a 63-year-old man in Agwa, Oguta LGA who specialized in fabricating guns.
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.
The police, military and other paramilitary agencies in Osun State are to be involved in joint patrol operations, to rid the state of criminals.
The police said they have recovered 834 arms, 19,009 live ammunition, two rocket launchers and other exhibits in the last two months.
The Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu, has called for tougher legislations against kidnapping and banditry, including possible state seizure of assets linked to illicit proceeds from kidnapping and other heinous crimes.
No fewer than 60 bandits popularly called ‘Sara Suka’ were arrested within the Bauchi metropolis, the Bauchi Police Command has said.
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.
Zimbabwe head coach Sunday Chidzambwa admitted that Egypt deserved to win their opening 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) clash.
Huawei filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Commerce Department on Friday challenging whether telecommunications equipment it sent from China to the United States, and then back to China, is covered by Export Administration Regulations, according to a court filing.
Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe, former minister of works, says Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is the “ideal person to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari”.
A Nigerian student Muhammad Baba has emerged overall winner out of the 600 conference submissions at the United Nations International Students Conference on Environment and Sustainability (ISCE) in Shanghai, China.
In November 2013, former US Secretary of State John Kerry created a social media frenzy with a speech delivered at the Organization of American States (OAS), the world's oldest regional forum.
The National Industrial Court, Abuja, on Thursday issued a garnishee order on bank accounts of Nigeria Immigration Service, to pay an ex-staff, Oguntoyinbo Made his salary arrears of N9.7 million.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the invasion of the Abuja residence of Taraba state Governor, Arc. Darius Ishaku, by police operatives, alleged to have been detailed by Presidential authorities.
Monarchs in Effium autonomous community in Ohaukwu local government area of Ebonyi state at the weekend called for expulsion of a lawmaker, Awo Chinedu representing Ohaukwu north constituency in Ebonyi state house of assembly from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for allegedly sponsoring cultism.
Malawi's constitutional court ruled Friday in favour of opposition parties pursuing a case over disputed election results, an opposition leader said, as further protests erupted over alleged vote fraud.