As the people of Ondo State file out today to elect who will govern the state for the next four years after the expiration of the tenure of Governor Olusegun Mimiko, no fewer than 26,000 conventional policemen, 2,000 Police Mobile Force operatives, 10 cells of Counter Terrorism unit, Marine Police and sniffers dogs and horses have been deployed to the state as part of efforts to ensure that the election is free of criminal activities.
This is even as the state […]
Police deploy 26,000 personnel, 3 copters, 20 gunboats, 12 APCs for Ondo State governorship election
According to reports, the Nigeria Police Force said that it would deploy 26,000 personnel, three helicopters, 12 Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs) and 20 gunboats for the Nov.26 governorship election in Ondo State.
The Inspector-General of Police (IG), Mr Ibrahim Idris, said this on Tuesday in Akure during a meeting he held with INEC officials and representatives of the political parties in the state.
“Twenty-six thousand police officers will be deployed in the state, and five officers will be at each polling unit […]
It was gathered that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has raised the alarm over an alleged plan by President Barack Obama of United States to deploy 500 units of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) popularly called “Drones” with a view to using them to bomb and massacre Biafrans under the guise of stopping pipeline vandalism.
The group alleged that the deployment and bombings was supposed to have started about six months ago, but was put on hold because of the possible […]
According to reports, the Borno Police Command said on Sunday that it had deployed 100 female policemen to Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in the state following allegation of abuse of women by camp officials.
The Human Rights Watch, a non-governmental organization, had alleged mass abuse of girls and women by camp officials in its latest report.
Mr Damian Chukwu, the Commissioner of Police in the state, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri that his command was taking steps […]
A total of 1,900 military personnel would participate in the governorship election rescheduled for Wednesday, September 28.
In addition, two drones are to be deployed in each of the three senatorial districts and six gunboats for the riverine areas.
The Commander, 4 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier-General
Benbela Raji disclosed this yesterday evening while briefing journalists shortly after a combined security meeting with the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) and other sister agencies in Benin.
He explained that the military personnel would not be […]
It was gathered that the Zone 2 Police Command has said it is not giving up on the search for the kidnapped landlords in the Isheri North area of Lagos State.
The zonal spokesperson, SP Muyiwa Adejobi, said on Wednesday that the police had deployed more personnel in the area to find the victims.
It was reported reported that masked gunmen, numbering nine, had emerged from the waterways around 8am on Saturday.
It was learnt that the assailants made straight for the men, […]
The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, Friday expressed the desire of the bank to “employ every indispensable means, conventional or otherwise”, to help restore economic growth in the country.
It also emerged yesterday that the CBN has amended its foreign exchange manual; resident Nigerian nationals and companies that bring in foreign currency through the banks and other authorised dealers can now invest such funds in money market instruments, bonds and equities.
Emefiele spoke while delivering a […]
According to reports, the Anambra State Government has vowed to curb the activities of Fulani herdsmen who have been attacking farmers and villagers in the state by deploying helicopter for aerial surveillance.
Disclosing this in Akwa, the state capital, Governor Willie Obiano said his administration would deal ruthlessly with herdsmen should they become “needlessly hostile against their host communities.”
Obiano said, “There is routine helicopter surveillance across the borders of the state to ensure that any suspicious gathering of herdsmen or curious […]