'Hisbah police is ok but Amotekun is illegal'- FFK tackles FG for labelling Yoruba security outfit illegal Femi Fani-Kayode has reacted to the decision by the Federal government to declare Amotekun, the security outfit set up by South West governors, an illegal organization       The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami,  in a statement released, said that Amotekun is not backed...... read more
Abia State Police Command Endorses Ministry of Homeland Security   The Commissioner of Police in Abia state, Mr Ene Okon, has said the Abia State Government has been in constant consultation with the police since the Ministry of Homeland Security was established. Okon said, “Security is not a one-man business; the duty of the police is to protect lives and...... read more
Wanted kidnap kingpin arrested in Abia Darlington Olewumbu, a member of a notorious kidnapping gang that has been on the wanted list of the Intelligence Response Team, IRT of the Nigerian Police, has been arrested by men of the Abia state police command.   Confirming his arrest, the spokesperson of the Abia state police command, Ene Okon, said...... read more
Boko Haram attacks army commander’s convoy in Borno A driver attached to Olusegun Adeniyi, commander of operation Lafiya Dole, may have been killed in an attack by Boko Haram insurgents on the commander’s convoy, military sources have told TheCable.  The incident happened on Monday when Adeniyi, a major-general, was on his way back to Maiduguri after a visit to...... read more
Nigerians stranded as Boko Haram attacks communities on Damaturu-Maiduguri road Many people have been stranded since Sunday when suspected Boko Haram insurgents launched attacks on communities along Damaturu-Maiduguri road. Damaturu is Yobe state capital, and Maiduguri, Borno state capital. The distance between both towns is about 130 kilometres, and there are a number of villages along the axis. A Maiduguri resident...... read more
Gunmen kill 8, sack senator’s community Barely one week after armed bandits abducted two expatriates and six others working for former Senator David Umaru, armed men suspected to be bandits have attacked Umaru’s community, Kaure, Kwaki Ward in Shiroro Local Government Area. The bandits killed eight other villagers in the attack, which occurred in the early hours of...... read more
Police uncover new strategy used in robbing bank customers The Ebonyi Police Command on Thursday said it has uncovered a new strategy used by criminals to rob bank customers. The command’s spokesperson, Mrs Loveth Odah, made this known in Abakaliki. Odah warned members of the public, especially bank customers, to always be security conscious whenever they make bank transaction. According...... read more
10 soldiers allegedly detained since July without trial for protesting inhumane treatment 10 soldiers attached to the 143 Battalion of the Nigerian Army have reportedly been in detention since July 15 for allegedly protesting against poor feeding, lack of special promotion and poor welfare on the battlefield.        The soldiers who were inducted into operation Lafiya Dole in Adamawa State on November 30, 2014,...... read more
Boko Haram attack Chibok community again, set houses on fire. Suspected Boko Haram insurgents on Friday, October 4th reportedly launched an attack on Mifa, a village in the Chibok Local Government Area of Borno State.       According to reports, several houses were said to have been razed during the attack by the insurgents, who arrived at about 8pm.    ...... read more
Nigerian Army is Key Institution of our National Unity - Ikpeazu   Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has described the Nigerian Army as one of the most fundamental institutions of our National Unity and  assured that Abia State would remain a partner in progress in ensuring that it succeeds in its efforts to securing the people and territorial integrity of the nation. Governor Ikpeazu...... read more
Abia: Ikpeazu attributes drop in crime rate to 'grace of God' The Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu, said that the sharp drop in criminal activities in Abia State in the last five years is attributable to the grace of God, coupled with deliberate steps by his administration to fight criminality to a standstill through equipping the security forces, strengthening community involvement in...... read more
Gunmen Kidnap Six On Kaduna-Abuja Highway Six persons have been abducted by unknown gunmen suspected to be kidnappers on the Kaduna-Abuja highway. The incident was confirmed in a statement by the Public Relations Officer of Kaduna police command, DSP Yakubu Sabo, who said that it happened on Sunday evening. This is coming barely 24 hours after police...... read more
We've arrested 1,154 suspected kidnappers in 2019 - Police Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector General of Police says 1,154 suspected kidnappers were arrested across the country between January and August.           Adamu, who made the disclosure on Monday, September 2nd during the Southwest Geopolitical Zone Security Summit held in Ibadan, said that 147 of the arrests were made in...... read more
123 persons, 48 motorcycles intercepted by Lagos govt The Lagos state government on Friday August 30, intercepted a truck from Jigawa state loaded with 123 persons and 48 motorcycles in Agege area of the South-West state.    The truck was impounded by operatives of the Special Taskforce on Environmental Sanitation and Special Offenses, after residents of the Lagos community raised an...... read more
Bandits attack Catholic priest, set him ablaze inside vehicle Barely 24 hours after gunman raided villages in Taraba State killing two people, some bandits have ambushed and killed a Catholic priest at Kufai Amadu in Takum local government area of the state.     According to reports, the cleric was on his way to Takum for a peace meeting with...... read more
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