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Police arrest inspector for ‘beating widow to death’ in Akwa Ibom

The Akwa Ibom Commissioner of Police, Mr Imohimi Edgal, has ordered the arrest of a Police Inspector attached to the state police command, Bassey Ikpe, for the alleged murder of a widow.

Police arrest man for ‘killing friend to inherit truck’

Kwara State police commissioner, Mr Kayode Egbetokun, on Wednesday paraded a suspect one, Jamiu Suleiman, a truck driver based in Lagos who allegedly killed his friend, ’’Baba Oyin’’ because he wanted to possess his truck since he doesn’t have one.
The Nigeria Police Command in Rivers says it intercepted and arrested two fake soldiers allegedly involved in a robbery operation within new Port Harcourt GRA on Wednesday.

Groups fault police brutality accusation against DPO in Delta

Two groups, Committee for Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) Delta state branch, and Warri Urban Security Network (WUSN), have absolved the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Ekpan Division, SP Asanaenyi Ibok, of an allegation of brutality levelled against him by an aggrieved citizen.
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Police intercepts three persons with firearms in Zamfara

The Police special squad, “Operation Puff Adder” has intercepted three persons with guns concealed in sacks around Lalan area of Gusau, the Zamfara capital.
The Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu, has lamented the under-utilisation of the capacity of police lawyers.

Father of kidnapped Edo university student petitions police chief, governor

Thomas Ojemire, father of the kidnapped final year student of Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma, Edo State, Miss Faith Ojemire, has appealed to the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu and the State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, to help him rescue his daughter.

Gunmen invade Catholic seminary in Kaduna, abduct four students

Some gunmen broke into the Catholic Good Shepherds Seminary in Kakau, Chikun local government area of Kaduna state, in the early hours of Thursday, abducting four students.

Police nab five ‘kidnapper’ in Abia

The hoodlums had terrorised the people of Isiala Ngwa North and Isiala Ngwa South local governments and commuters within the Isiala Ngwa axis of the Enugu/Port Harcourt Expressway.

Police arrest three suspected kidnappers

The police in Benue State have arrested three people for allegedly kidnapping and collecting N200,000 ransom from their victim.

Police bursts three armed robbery syndicates in Jigawa

Police in Jigawa state has bursted three armed robbery syndicates terrorising the state.
Police parade Abuja bank foiled robbery suspects — in picture

Bank worker led Abuja robbery operation – suspect

Elijah David, a robbery suspect, says Larry Ehizo, an employee of First Bank of Nigeria, Mpape area of Abuja, led his gang to rob the bank.
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‘Herdsman’ rapes 54-year-old woman to death in Ebonyi

A suspected herdsman, Laulo Isa, 20, who reportedly raped a 54-year-old woman, Mrs Mary Okereke, to death, said alcohol and anger pushed him into committing the crime.

Herdsman: I was drunk, angry when I raped 54-year-old woman

Laulo Isa, the 20 years old Herdsman who reportedly raped a 54 years old, has said that he committed the act under the influence of alcohol.
Kebbi state Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has charged all the Civil Societies and Non- Governmental Organizations in the state to partner with state government for progress and energies youths through empowerment activities.

Governor Bagudu vows more support for security agencies

Kebbi State Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has pledged more support for all security agencies in the state to maintain law and order.
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Police: ‘Abductors’ of Kano children charged to court

All the suspects arrested in connection with the abduction and sale of ten Kano kids in Onitsha, Anambra State, have been charged to court for prosecution.

eSwatini police arrest opposition leaders, activists – parties

Police in eSwatini - formerly known as Swaziland - have arrested the head of the southern African country's largest opposition party and several other politicians and activists in raids on their houses, their parties said.

CDHR: Stop using govt apparatus to oppress people

Delta State branch of Committee for Defence of Human Rights (CDHR), has frowned at the use of government apparatus, especially the police by some political leaders to oppress indigenes of Uzere kingdom in Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State.
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) says it is optimistic that recent increase in the salaries of police personnel by the Federal Government would help check corruption in the organisation.

Police nabbed old man, son, 2 others with possession of 2 AK 47 rifles

The Katsina State Police Command on Sunday in Katsina announced the arrest of 65 year old Alhaji Harisu Sani, 65yrs, his son, Anas Harisu, aged 23 yrs,others were Ibrahim Rabi’u, aged 54yrs and Alhaji Abdulrahaman Harisu, aged 40yrs, all of Dallawa Magaji Wando and Arawa Tumburkai villages of Dandume LGA of Katsina state
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56 suspects paraded by police in Borno

The police in Borno have arrested 56 suspects in connection with various offences in continuation of the Operation PUFF ADER in the past one month in the state.

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Juergen Schedema, the Log Yard Manager of the ICC, was discovered dead early Wednesday morning, January 22.

German businessman shot dead in Liberia

Details of the incident are unclear, however, a government statement gave his name as Juergen Schedema and local media reported that he worked as a manager in a logging firm in the West African state.
China Eastern Airlines crew wear face masks after arriving in Australia on Thursday. There has been a rush for masks among people living in China amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus that originated in Wuhan in December [Joel Carrett-EPA]

China advises against travel to Wuhan as coronavirus deaths surge

Chinese authorities have urged people to stop travelling in and out of Wuhan, the city at the centre of a new virus outbreak that has killed 17 people.
Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has expressed his delight after he returned to action for Leicester City in their 4-1 win against West Ham United, in Wednesday’s Premier League game.

Brendan Rodgers praises Wilfred Ndidi’s ‘remarkable’ return from injury

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has opened up on Wifred Ndidi’s ‘remarkable’ return.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai has also intervened to ensure prompt settlement of the salary arrears that the local government councils owe to about 8500 primary school teachers that were employed in the second batch of recruitment of new teachers.

Kaduna introduces electronic traffic enforcement

The Kaduna State Traffic Law Enforcement Authority (KASTLEA) is being automated to make traffic enforcement in more efficient, a government statement said on Wednesday.
Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, has asked the Peoples Democratic Party to show proof of allegations that the state treasury is empty.

Governor Obaseki’s aide escapes gunmen, raises the alarm over threat to life

Comrade Solomon Okoduwa, Senior Special Assistant, (SSA) Edo State Governor on Anti-Human Trafficking Issues, on Wednesday cried out over what he described a series of threats to his life.