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INEC suspends Rivers by-election citing widespread violence

The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended the by-election for the Port Harcourt Constituency lll State Assembly seat held Aug. 18 in the State.
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Rivers bye-election witnesses high turnout, reports of ballot-snatching

The bye-election in Rivers State has witnessed a high turnout of voters with reports of ballot snatching at the polling unit.

Police arrest 28 suspected robbers, kidnappers in Rivers

The Rivers State Police Command on Wednesday paraded 28 suspected criminals arrested for armed robbery, kidnapping and other crimes.

Police in Rivers vow to come hard on politicians over ‘false accusations’ against anti-robbery...

The Command said the FSARS never accompanied the Chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Ojukaiye Flag Amachree, to attack the factional APC Secretariat as alleged in various media reports by supporters of Senator Magnus Abe.

Police arrest 11 kidnappers, recover 1,000 firearms, 15 vehicles in Rivers

The Rivers State Police Command said it has arrested 11 suspected kidnappers, robbers and recovered over 1,000 firearms and 15 vehicles at different locations in the State.

Welder arrested for sending kidnappers to customer’s house

A member of a notorious kidnap gang, Sunday Clark, who plotted the abduction of a businessman, Mr. Adewale Kazeem, has been arrested by operatives of Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad attached to the Rivers State Police Command.

Police arrest 20 robbery, kidnap suspects

The Police Command in Rivers says it has arrested 20 suspected high profile criminals in the state and recovered 16 exotic vehicles from them.

Delta Reps member accused of attacking court bailiff with thugs

A court bailiff, Aakoo Nwiyereka, has accused the member representing Ethiope Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Mr Lovette Idisi, of hiring thugs to attack him and his (lawmaker) younger brother.

Two policemen, three others killed in Rivers

Two policemen and a hoodlum have lost their lives during a gun duel between armed men and the police in Ozuoba community, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State.
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Security operatives rescue nine kidnapped passengers in Rivers

Nine passengers made up five females and four males who were kidnapped by armed men at Igwuirita in Ikwerre local government area of Rivers State were rescued by a combined team of policemen, soldiers and other security agencies in the early hours of Sunday.

15, 000 security personnel deployed for Rivers council polls

The Rivers State Police Command and other security agencies have deployed 15, 000 personnel ahead of the local government elections slated for Saturday, June 16.

Suspected killers of Rivers divisional police officer arrested

The Rivers State Police Command on Monday said it arrested seven suspects in connection with the killing of Mr Kingsley Chukwueggu, Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Rumuolumeni Division.

Soldiers storm police station over murder of colleague

There was commotion along Ada George Road in Port Harcourt on Thursday morning as soldiers sacked the Rumukpakani Police Station, allegedly over the killing of their colleague by a policeman.

Police recover 179 illegal firearms in Rivers

The Police Command in Rivers says it has recovered 179 arms and 577 cartridges from members of the public.

Police in Rivers launch man-hunt for killers of DPO

The Commissioner of Police in Rivers, Mr Zaki Ahmed, has launched a manhunt for the killers of SP Kingsley Chukwuegu, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Rumuolumeni Police Station in the state.

Bandits in police uniform kill DPO in Abia

Chukwueggu was said to have been killed by the hoodlums, who were in police uniform and mounted a roadblock around Asa in Obiehie, Abia State.

FRSC: Over 32,000 unclaimed driver’s license in Rivers

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Zone 6, has disclosed that there are over 32,000 drivers license in various licensing offices in Port Harcourt, zonal command in Rivers State capital.

Senate warns of military coup over political violence

The Senate warned Wednesday that allegations of state-sponsored violence in Kaduna, Kano and Kogi States, could create conditions that would undermine democracy in the country.

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