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Widow of former Edo Speaker released by abductors

The widow of Zakawanu Garuba, a former speaker of Edo state house of assembly, has been released by her captors.

Armed thugs invade FMC Lokoja

Armed political thugs on Wednesday invaded the Federal Medical Centre in Lokoja, carting away cash, laptops, and telephone handsets, among others.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Eid-el-Filtri: Police issues warning to Islamic leaders

The Kogi State Police Command has warned Islamic leaders against breach of public peace during the coming Friday and Eid-el-Fitri prayers.

Kogi community demands protection, justice over incessant killings

Following the rise in number of incessant killings by hoodlums in the area, people of Omala Local Government Area of Kogi state have called on Governor Yahaya Bello and security agencies to unravel those behind the killings and bring them to book.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police launch manhunt for killers of two herdsmen in Kogi

The Police Command in Kogi says it has launched a manhunt for some youths that allegedly killed two Fulani herdsmen in Egume, Dekina Local Government Area of the state.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police rescue one kidnapped JAMB staff, searching for others

The state police command spokesman, DSP William Aya, told newsmen that the man was rescued inside the bush where he was abandoned by the abductors.
Kidnap Victim

Gunmen kidnap six passengers in Kogi

The victims, whose identities had yet to be ascertained, were reportedly kidnapped around 6pm on Sunday.

Police rescue three from kidnappers in Kogi

The police in Lokoja on Saturday rescued three kidnap victims from their abductors after six days in captivity.
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.

Scores killed as ‘herdsmen’ attack Kogi community

No fewer than twenty persons have been reportedly killed by suspected militias that invaded Tawari community in Kogi LGA, of Kogi State.

Police ban fireworks in Kogi

The statement signed by the command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP William Aya, quoted Busari as saying that the ban on the use of firecrackers was due to the threat it posed to the security of lives and property.

Yuletide: Police ban firecrackers in Kogi

The state Commissioner of police, Mr Akeem Busari, announced the ban in a statement in Lokoja on Friday.
Nigeria Police

Six arrested over murder of Kogi PDP women leader

Barely 24 hours after President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the police to arrest the killer of the Women Leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at Ochadamu, Ofu Local Government Area (LGA) of Kogi State, Mrs. Salome Abu, the state Police Command has announced the arrest of six suspects in connection with the murder.

Police arrest suspected ‘killers of Kogi PDP women leader’

The Police Command in Kogi has arrested six suspects in connection with the killing of one Mrs Salome Abu, at Ochadamu, Ofu Local Government Area (LGA) of the state, on Nov. 18.
Plateau Commissioner of Police, Isaac Akinmoyode, has said that INEC supplementary election in the state was so far going on peacefully.

INEC declares adhoc staff missing in Kogi

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared about 30 of its adhoc staff who took part in Saturday’s governorship election in Olamoboro local government area of Kogi state missing.
Nigeria Police

Kogi guber: 10 truckloads of policemen arrive Lokoja

No fewer than 10 trucks loaded with police have arrived Lokoja, the Kogi State capital ahead of Saturday’s governorship election and Kogi West senatorial district rerun.

Three ‘kidnappers’ shot dead in Kogi

Three suspected kidnappers have been shot dead in Kogi State during a shooting encounter with a combined team of soldiers, policemen and local hunters.
Kidnap Victim

Gunmen kidnap Kogi miners’ chairman

A brother to the victim, Prince Oruma told newsmen on Wednesday that his brother was relaxing in his house when gunmen numbering eight invaded the place at about 8pm on Sunday and began shooting sporadically.

Kogi guber: One dead as gunmen invade PDP primary

One person has been confirmed dead following shooting at the Kogi Peoples Democratic Party governorship primary in Lokoja, the state capital in the early hours of Wednesday.

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NIPOST, FIRS war escalates over stamp duty collection

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