• FCT minister calls for calm among citizens over recent attacks

    FCT minister calls for calm among citizens over recent attacks

    Malam Muhammad Bello, Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, has called for calm over recent attacks on some villages in the territory, assuring that security agencies were in control of the situation.

    Bello gave the assurance while addressing newsmen after an emergency security meeting which was attended by stakeholders of the affected communities in his office in Abuja on Friday.

    The communities affected by the attacks suspected to have carried out by herdsmen are mainly in Kuje Area Council.

    In the attacks on […]

  • How we foiled kidnapping of oil magnate Otedola – Police explains

    How we foiled kidnapping of oil magnate Otedola – Police explains

    Operatives of Nigeria Police Force have foiled an attempt to kidnap a Nigerian oil magnate, Femi Otedola.

    The IGP’s Intelligence Response Team (IRT) accomplished this task when it arrested a three-man notorious kidnap gang on the 23rd June, 2016.

    According to Force PRO, Don Awunah, the arrest was achieved through coordinated intelligence gathering and deployment of technical investigative tools that spanned several weeks.

    “The Principal suspect, one Ikechukwu Daniel, a 28 year old indigene of Imo State, who is the mastermind of the […]

  • Two policemen arrested for kidnapping in Delta

    Two policemen arrested for kidnapping in Delta

    Two policemen have been arrested and are currently being interrogated in connection with the alleged kidnapped of an Asaba-based businessman in the university town of Abraka in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State.

    The two policemen, both of the rank of corporal attached to the Mobile (MOPOL) unit 31 of Delta State Police Command in Ogwashi-Uku, were said to have carried out the criminal activity in collusion with two civilians who were still at large, last Tuesday.

    It was learnt […]

  • Tricycle rider arrested for kidnapping, raping 15-year old girl

    Tricycle rider arrested for kidnapping, raping 15-year old girl

    It was gathered that the operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of Lagos State Police Command have apprehended a tricycle rider, popularly called, “Keke Marwa”, for allegedly abducting a 15-year old girl and turning her into sex slave.

    The suspect, Dada Azeez, 28, abducted Bukunmi on October 5 while on errand for her aunt in Agege area before the RRS operatives rescued her on October 21, 2016 from his hideout in Agege.

    The alleged abduction of the girl was disclosed by her […]

  • Operation Crocodile Smile reduced kidnapping, militancy in Cross River, says Buratai

    Operation Crocodile Smile reduced kidnapping, militancy in Cross River, says Buratai

    It was gathered that the joint military operation tagged: ‘Operation Crocodile Smile’ has reduced incidents of kidnapping, militancy and armed robbery in Cross River.

    The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen Tukur Buratai, stated this on Thursday at the ground-breaking ceremony of the Nigerian Army Post Housing Scheme at Adiabo community in the state.

    NAN reports that the project that is located in Odukpani Local Government Area of the state, is a collaboration between the Nigerian Army and the state Ministry of […]

  • Cultism, kidnapping no longer tolerated in Lagos – Ambode

    Cultism, kidnapping no longer tolerated in Lagos – Ambode

    According to reports, the Lagos State governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, yesterday said the menace of cultism and kidnapping currently sending jitters down the spine of many Lagos residents will no longer be tolerated in the state.

    Ambode who said this while commissioning the newly constructed Omo Alade Alafia and Oloruntoyin/Jebina Streets in Bariga Local Council Development Area, charged community leaders in all the 57 Local Government and Local Council Development Area to report known cultists, kidnappers and other criminals in their […]

  • Court remands civil servant over robbery, kidnapping in Kogi

    Court remands civil servant over robbery, kidnapping in Kogi

    A 35-year-old Civil Servant, Mr Samson Manyude, has been remanded in prison on the orders of a Lokoja Senior Magistrate Court over alleged armed robbery and kidnap of 70-year-old, Edward Amidu.

    Senior Magistrate Clement Kekere gave the order in his ruling on arraignment of the accused yesterday in Lokoja.

    He said the offences which Manyude was arraigned for were grievous and not ordinarily bail able.

    According to prosecution led by Sgt Oladele David, the complainant, Isah Amusa of opposite Uraye Bus Stop, Egume, […]

  • Rivers University student among suspects paraded by police for kidnapping, robbery

    Rivers University student among suspects paraded by police for kidnapping, robbery

    A student of the Rivers ‎State University of Science and Technology is among other forty-one suspects paraded by the state Police Command.

    ‎The paraded suspects include alleged perpetrators of heinous crimes in different parts of the state, including kidnapper, armed robbers, car theft, cultism among others.

    Some of those paraded confessed to committing the crime.

    One of the suspects told Newsmen that, “I was arrested when I went to deliver the ransom we collected from one customer. I went to give the ransom […]

  • Lagos vows to confiscate buildings and hotels used for kidnapping

    Lagos vows to confiscate buildings and hotels used for kidnapping

    Determined to tackle increasing crime rate in the state, Lagos State Government on Tuesday said it would henceforth confiscate houses and hotels used as hideouts for kidnapping and other criminal activities in the state.

    The Lagos State Commissioner for Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni, who dangled the axe while briefing journalists after the State Security Council meeting presided over by Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode said the government is poised to eradicate the menace of kidnapping and militancy in the state.

    He […]

  • Police burst kidnapping rings in Kogi, rescues victims

    Police burst kidnapping rings in Kogi, rescues victims

    The Nigeria Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) has again smashed more notorious kidnap gangs that have been terrorizing Kogi State and its environs.

    The team also rescued four kidnapped victims at different locations in Kogi State.

    Force spokesman, DCP Don Awunah, in a statement said a special intelligence operation conducted by the operatives of the Intelligence Response Team of the IGP’s Monitoring Unit at different black spots in Kogi State, unmasked three members of a notorious kidnap gang that had operated in […]

  • IGP Mr. Ibrahim Idris Orders Policemen To Curb Kidnapping, Militancy

    IGP Mr. Ibrahim Idris Orders Policemen To Curb Kidnapping, Militancy

    The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, has ordered policemen and officers especially those in the mobile unit to rise up and nip the security challenges in the country in bud.

    Idris said this at the passing out parade of squadron commanders seminar/combat operation course at the Police Mobile Force Training School, Ila Orangun on Saturday.

    Idris said, ” This training is coming at a very crucial time when the present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is determined to build […]