Tag: Nigerian Police

14 killed after an attempted attack on a police station in Benue

Nigerian Police authorities in Benue State say 14 bandits were killed following an attempted attack on a police station on Sunday morning. A spokesperson for Benue police, Catherine Anene, said in a statement that the gunmen numbering about 50 launched an attack in early hours of Sunday on a police[Read More…]

Court rules President has powers to extend retiring IGP’s tenure

The Federal High Court in Abuja ruled that Nigeria’s president can extend the tenure of a retiring Inspector General of Police (IGP) pending the completion of the process for the appointment of a substantive successor. President Muhammadu Buhari had on February 4 extended the tenure of Mohammed Adamu as inspector-general of police[Read More…]

Akwa Ibom Police Command arrests General Overseer for killing his wife, a mother of five

Akwa Ibom Police Command has arrested a cleric, 49 for allegedly killing his wife, a mother of five, over infidelity claims. The clergyman, Ukachukwu Enoch Christopher, who is the founder of Omega World Global Ministry (Fellowship Church), reportedly committed the crime last week, but the corpse of the wife, Patience[Read More…]

Police arrests woman for allegedly selling her two biological daughters who are aged four and two

The Police in Ogun State have arrested a woman, Blessing Ebuneku Agoro (35) for allegedly selling her two biological daughters who are aged four and two. According to a statement issued on Sunday by the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspect was arrested following a report[Read More…]

Nigerian police justify its use of force on protesters #June12thProtest

The Nigerian police on Saturday justified its use of tear gas on protesters who took to the streets to mark Democracy Day by voicing their grievances against the government of the day. According to police spokesman, Mr Frank Mba, the actions of officers were in line with international best practices[Read More…]

Police confirm NewsWireNGR report on the murder of Unilorin female student, raped to death

The Kwara State Police Command has confirmed the death of a female student in University of Ilorin, Olajide Omowunmi Blessing who was raped to death. The deceased, who is a 300-level student of the Agricultural Science Department was reported to have been raped to death in her Tanke, Ilorin home[Read More…]

Breaking: Two officers killed as gunmen attack another police station in Delta

Gunmen have attacked Umutu Police Divisional Headquarters in the Ukwuani Local Government Area of Delta state, killing at least two officers. NewsWireNGR learnt that the hoodlums attacked the facility around 2:30am on Friday but did not burn down the station. It was however not clear if the assailants carted away[Read More…]

Cheta Nwanze: Hostile policing, Let’s look at some numbers…

On Tuesday, 26 March 2019, a police Deputy Superintendent, Godwin Oshiogbuwe, was kidnapped from a checkpoint along the Ubiaja-Ewohimi-Agbor road by unknown gunmen. His body was found the next day by a police tactical team at about 1640 hours. It had been mutilated, and his gun had been taken away.[Read More…]

Police Repel Attack On Ebonyi Division, Kill 1

The Police Command in Ebonyi State, on Sunday, repelled an attack on its division, killed one of the attackers and recovered an AK47 rifle. DSP Loveth Odah, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Abakaliki. “At 1200hrs of Sunday, hoodlums,[Read More…]

Breaking: Police on red alert as Boko Haram plots to attack Abuja

Acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has raised the alarm that members of Boko Haram terrorists are planning to carry out an attack on the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and the Plateau State capital, Jos. Baba, however, put the commissioners of police in both places on red alert, saying intelligence[Read More…]