• Niger Delta militants are criminals, says Clark

    Niger Delta militants are criminals, says Clark

    Foremost Ijaw national leader, Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark, yesterday described militant groups behind the recent dastardly attacks on oil and gas installations across the region as criminals and enemies of the Niger Delta people.

    Speaking in his capacity as the leader of the Pan Niger Delta Elders Forum (PANDEF) at a news conference held at his Warri home, Clark noted the PANDEF would soon be taking a drastic decision on those various groups sabotaging its efforts especially after dialoguing with the […]

  • Nigerian Navy arrests 75 suspected criminals in Warri

    Nigerian Navy arrests 75 suspected criminals in Warri

    Determined to flush out criminal elements in its base, the Nigeria Navy (NNS Delta), yesterday arrested 75 persons suspected to be involved in illegal oil bunkering, militancy, kidnapping and impersonation of naval officers in Delta State.

    In the same operation, the Navy also impounded three vessels and 80 Cotonou boats loaded fully with stolen crude oil.

    While the Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice-Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas, yesterday said the navy had reduced incessant attacks on merchant ships by pirates on the nation’s […]

  • Navy to renew crackdown on maritime criminals, arrests two for impersonation

    Navy to renew crackdown on maritime criminals, arrests two for impersonation

    Concerned about the security risk posed by individuals and groups in the maritime sector of the economy, the Nigerian Navy has vowed to improve efforts to protect businesses in that area.

    A statement yesterday in Abuja by the Naval Director of Information (DINFO), Commodore Christian Ezekobe, said the decision to launch a fresh onslaught on criminal elements threatening businesses in the maritime environment was because of the current security challenges in the country.

    Also, he said the activities of illegal groups and […]

  • Stop celebrating criminals – Ribadu tells Nigerians

    Stop celebrating criminals – Ribadu tells Nigerians

    A former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, has said that for the war against corruption to succeed, Nigerians must stop celebrating criminals.

    Ribadu, who gave the advice at the 2016 conference of the Nigerian Institute of Management in Abuja on Monday, also said that security votes should be abolished.

    According to him, leadership is essential for the anti-graft war to succeed. He said that leadership at all levels should provide the needed example.

    He stated, “There should […]

  • We’re not criminals, economic saboteurs – Militants tell military

    We’re not criminals, economic saboteurs – Militants tell military

    The Co-ordinator of the Niger Delta People Volunteer Front (NDPVF), Mr Asu Simeon Mbi, popularly known as General Simba, has told the Nigerian military to stop tagging them as criminals and economic saboteurs.

    General Simba said that using derogatory words to describe them was provocative. Speaking yesterday on the heels of the Defense Headquarters’ vow to sustain the military onslaught in the Niger Delta and purge the region of “criminals and economic saboteurs”, the militant leader also vowed that they would sustain […]

  • Photos: Bauchi State Police arrests 96 criminals, rescues 28 hostages, recovers arms, stolen vehicles and animals

    Photos: Bauchi State Police arrests 96 criminals, rescues 28 hostages, recovers arms, stolen vehicles and animals

    Commissioner of Police, Bauchi State Command, Halilu A. Gwandu, during a maiden conference last month, reiterated his resolve to drastically bring down the soaring spate of kidnapping, armed robbery, armed banditry, rape, culpable homicide, cattle rustling and other violent crimes through robust synergy with other security agencies, Vigilante Groups and eminent persons in the State.

    Immediately after that interactive session, the Command with support of the State Government, security agencies, Vigilante Groups and local hunters carried out series and sustained operations […]

  • Governor Dickson vows to treat land grabbers as criminals

    Governor Dickson vows to treat land grabbers as criminals

    The Governor of Bayelsa State, Mr. Seriake Dickson, Thursday, warned persons encroaching on government land and property to desist or be treated as criminals.

    A statement signed by Dickson’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson, said the governor gave the warning when the State Special Task Force on Identification and Recovery of Government Lands, led by Chief Ige Iboro Edaba submitted its report to him.

    Dickson particularly called on persons still assuming ownership of land after collecting compensation to steer clear from […]

  • We’ll make Lagos uncomfortable for criminals – Ambode

    We’ll make Lagos uncomfortable for criminals – Ambode

    Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Monday commissioned the newly rehabilitated fuel dump for the State Police Command, just as he reiterated his unwavering commitment to keep Lagos safe, secured and uncomfortable for criminal elements and their collaborators.

    The facility, which has 33,000 litres capacity for both diesel and premium motor spirit (petrol), was rehabilitated by the State Government for the purpose of dispensing fuel to vehicles used for patrol and surveillance activities by the Police in the State.

    Speaking at […]

  • We are flushing out criminals in Niger Delta – Army

    We are flushing out criminals in Niger Delta – Army

    The Nigerian Army on Monday said it is flushing militants and criminal elements out of the creeks of Niger Delta as its military exercise, Operation Crocodile Smile enters the third day.

    The Army has also arrested several suspected oil thieves while destroying at least two illegal refineries operated by suspected oil bunkerers.

    According to the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, troops of the 4 Brigade have made tremendous progress in the raid on suspected criminal hideouts in the creeks […]

  • Criminals now carry weapons in bags – Lagos CP

    Criminals now carry weapons in bags – Lagos CP

    Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, has raised the alarm of the new method adopted by criminals to ferry arms and ammunition.

    Owoseni called on transporters to be security conscious and conduct checks on travellers’ luggage properly before beginning their journey.

    The police boss spoke yesterday at the launch of Eminent Persons Forum, Idimu Police Division chapter and the inauguration of a multipurpose hall built by the residents of the community.

    Owoseni said the transporters would help in no small measure […]

  • No room for criminals in Ondo – Army

    No room for criminals in Ondo – Army

    The Commander of the 32 Artillery Brigade, Brigadier-General Charles Ofoshe, has declared that the Nigerian Army is battle-ready for criminals in the state, saying criminals will be fished out of their hideouts.

    He also said the military and other security agencies would continue to protect the lives and property of the people of the state.

    Ofoshe said this on Friday while receiving some communication gadgets given by a businessman, Chief Rotimi Ibidapo, in Akure, the state capital.

    The army boss said his men […]