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The Commissioner for Police (CP) Mr Lawan Jimeta, told newsmen, in Benin that the figure represented the suspects arrested for kidnapping, armed robbery, cultism, murder, fraud and car theft during the year under review.

Police comb Edo forest for kidnapped APC chieftain

The Edo police commissioner, Lawan Jimeta, has reportedly deployed its operatives to Ogbese, Okada forests in search of kidnapped chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) leader, Presley Ediagbonya.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

‘Ritualists’ nabbed with human bones

Delta State Police Command has arrested two suspected ritualists with human bones at Igbogidi in Udu Area council of the State.
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Suspected killer of UniJos lecturer nabbed as kidnapped daughter rescued

One of the suspected killers of Dr Mandi Drenkat, a lecturer with the University of Jos has been arrested at the Babale area of Jos North local government area of Plateau State.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Ondo: Police reads riot act to drivers, residents

Ondo State Commissioner of Police, Mr Undie Adie has warned residents of the state not to contravene the rules guiding movement across the state as part of measure to contain COVID-19.

NMA: Police blocking medical doctors in Akwa Ibom

Police officers enforcing the lockdown in Akwa Ibom State, on Monday, reportedly prevented several authorised persons, including medical doctors, from driving through major roads in Uyo.
Lesotho troops deployed by Prime Minister Thomas Thabane withdrew from the capital's streets on Sunday in a showdown between the octogenerian leader and opponents demanding his resignation.

Lesotho’s army withdraws as calls mount for premier to resign

Lesotho troops deployed by Prime Minister Thomas Thabane withdrew from the capital's streets on Sunday in a showdown between the octogenerian leader and opponents demanding his resignation.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police confirm killing of another Abia businessman

Police Command in Abia on Saturday confirmed the arrest of an unnamed police operative for killing one Mr Friday Arunsi, a middle-aged businessman at his Ebem Ohafia community.
The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered vehicular restriction from 6am – 6pm tomorrow 16 February during the election.

IGP redeploys Rivers police commissioner

Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the immediate redeployment of the commissioner of police in Rivers State, Dandaura Mustapha.

Woman’s body dumped on roadside after failed abortion in Osun

The body of a 30-year-old single mother of one allegedly impregnated by an Islamic school student was reportedly dumped on the street of Ikirun, Osun state by a quack doctor after a failed abortion.
Mr Asuquo Amba, new Ekiti Commissioner of Police

Lockdown: Ekiti police chief tasks security agencies on human rights protection

Following reported cases of alleged maltreatment of traders by security agents enforcing the lockdown order in Ekiti State, the Police Commissioner, Mr Asuquo Amba, has called for absolute respect for human rights as the COVID-19 restriction order lasts in the state.

Two killed in Edo cult clash

Two persons were reportedly killed in renewed cult violence in parts of Benin City, capital of Edo state.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

18 arrested for alleged kidnap of three in Nasarawa

The Nasarawa State Police Command says it has arrested 18 suspects over alleged connection with the kidnap of three persons in different parts of the state.
Residents of parts of Port Harcourt were forced off the streets on Tuesday by security personnel as Gov. Nyesom Wike imposed a dusk to dawn curfew in parts of the state.

Rivers governor dares federal government, declares Carveton helicopters ‘persona non grata’

The Rivers State Government has shut down Carveton Helicopters in the state for endangering the lives of Rivers people over what it tagged as “suspicious operation of the company in the state.”
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Tuesday declared that he is willing to set aside his immunity to testify against persons who violate the state’s border closure regulations aimed at preventing the spread of coronavirus.

Governor Wike: I am ready to set aside my immunity for coronavirus

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Tuesday declared that he is willing to set aside his immunity to testify against persons who violate the state’s border closure regulations aimed at preventing the spread of coronavirus.
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Gunmen kidnap Nasarawa governor’s aide

The Nasarawa Police Command has confirmed the abduction of Mr John Mamma, Special Adviser (SA) to Gov. Abdullahi Sule on Local Government, Chieftaincy Affairs and Community Development.

Two Chinese nationals kidnapped in Nigeria

Two Chinese expatriates working in Ebonyi State have been kidnapped.

Residents flee as one dies in pro-Juma’at riot in Katsina community

Kusada town in Katsina State was deserted on Sunday as many residents were reported to have fled to avoid being arrested in connection with Saturday’s riot during which one person lost his life while a police station, the divisional police officer official quarters and seven vehicles as well as 10 motorcycles were burnt.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (in blue) on Saturday with Service Commanders monitoring compliance with the closure of markets across the state to check spread of coronavirus in Port Harcourt.

Lockdown: Rivers governor satisfied with level of compliance

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has expressed satisfaction with the level of compliance with the State government’s directive on the closure of markets, saying that his administration is committed to checking the spread of coronavirus.

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