Notorious and dreaded armed bandit in Zamfara State, Tsoho Buhari, also known as ‘Buharin Daji’, has been reportedly killed at Nakango village in Dansadau Emirate, Maru Local Government area of the state. Nakango is a border town between Dansadau Emirate in Zamfara and Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State. It was gathered that Buharin Daji was killed on Wednesday by some “repentant” armed bandits, who attacked him and his gang members following his refusal to lay down his arms after peace talks with Zamfara state authorities. The Sun reports that trouble started about a week ago when Buharin Daji’s gang rustled about 700 cattle, some belonging to the in-law of one of his former second in command, identified as ‘Jabe’, who confronted him. Da
The police yesterday arrested a self-acclaimed Chairman of kidnappers operating in Niger state, Maitarari Isa Saidu. Saidu, 63, was paraded in Minna by police spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, along with 48 suspects including two of his children. Moshood told newsmen in the state that the kidnap kingpin ran into trouble when his boys received and paid N400, 000 for a car which he quickly took to sell for N800, 000 in Kano. He said thirty-five stolen vehicles were recovered from Saidu. According to him, the suspects were arrested by men of ‘Operation Save Sanity’ deployed to deal with criminals within the five states. He said, “Five AK 47 rifles were also recovered from the suspects.” “The suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigations were completed.
Five people have been reportedly killed and several others injured in fresh attacks on Fulani communities by suspected Mambilla militia in Sardauna local government area of Plateau State. The state’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP David Misal, confirmed to the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday that the crisis erupted in Nyiwa and Yerimaru areas on Thursday as a result of a misunderstanding between a farmer and a herder. He said units of mobile policemen and soldiers from the 20 battalion in Serti had been deployed to the area to maintain law and order. Misal added that the situation, which led to the burning of several homes and killing of many cows, has been brought under control. A victim of the attack, Malam Abubakar Ardo, who escaped wi
The police have said that making phone calls at filling stations is a criminal offence which could land the offender in jail. The Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, stated that an offender could be prosecuted and jailed for attempted arson. He noted that police officers have the authority to arrest anyone found making phone calls or smoking at filling stations He described the filling station as a public facility where motorists cannot act as they like on account of the inflammable products like petrol and other petroleum products being dispensed there. Moshood, therefore, cautioned the public against violating the safety rules forbidding smoking and phone calls at filling stations. He said, “Making phone calls or smoking at filling stations is a criminal offence and the p
Operatives attached to Anambra State Police Command on Thursday raided a printing press in Onitsha and recovered thousands of pamphlets printed by the outlawed indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, members. CP Garba Baba Umar, Commissioner of Police, said the IPOB members were planning to distribute same to the public in order to cause apprehension and prevent people from exercising their franchise during the Anambra election slated for 18 November 2017. Suspects arrested were Udeagha Ebube Chukwu male aged 27 years of Oba in Idemili South LGA, Elochukwu Okoloji male of aged 37 years of Alor Town also in Idemili. Umar urged members of the public to “ignore any form of propaganda and false alarm by misguided elements in order cause fear and breach of public peace in the State”. He
The ongoing Senate probe into various allegations against the Inspector-General of Police Ibrahim Idris was stalled on Wednesday, following the inability of the Police Boss to appear before the committee. Senate, however, insisted that the IGP must appear next Tuesday. Senator Isah Hamman Misau (Bauchi Central), had accused IGP Idris of unduly promoting officers of the Police Force and also extorting money from Commissioners of Police before posting. Misau also accused Idris of extorting money from oil companies and private individuals, who enjoy special security services of the Police. Subsequent on the motion on point of order by Senator Misau, the Senate President Bukola Saraki, mandated an adhoc committee under the chairmanship of the Senate Deputy Whip, Francis Alimikhena ...
Anti-Robbery Policemen attached to the Delta State Police Command Asaba have arrested a 4 suspect for allegedly raping a mother of three after robbing her including others in the area. The Police Image Maker in the state, Mr. Andrew Aniamaka who confirmed the arrest of the suspects to journalists yesterday, said the suspects on Thursday during wee hours raided the nursing mother (name withheld) and others’ phones in the area after she was allegedly raped. DSP Aniamaka said that the suspects currently being detained, confessed to the crime upon interrogation, adding that they would be charged to court on completion of investigation. Meanwhile, investigation revealed that the armed bandits during their operation, subjected the nursing mother’s husband to punitive punishment after al
The Lagos State Police Command, has revealed the autopsy of Late Tagbo Umeike, a friend of Nigerian music star, Davido. Acting Police Commissioner, Imohimi Edgal, said Tagbo died from suffocation. Edgal made the disclosure during a press briefing, on Wednesday in Lagos. He also disclosed that Davido has been re-invited for questioning over Tagbo’s death. Details soon..
The Commissioner of Police in Anambra State, Garba Umar has declared that even if the Indigenous of Biafra, IPOB, members were spirits, security agencies will go after them if they try to disrupt the process of the November governorship election. Umar said the security agencies were ready to provide adequate security, before, during and after the November 18 governorship election in the state. Umar, who is the Chairman of INEC Inter Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security in the state, said this at the end of the INEC committee meeting on Tuesday in Awka. Addressing reporters, Umar said the meeting was a follow-up to the one held in September, noting that after a review of security issues, it became certain that “the coast was very clear for a peaceful condu
FCT Police command has advised members of the public to be security conscious in the ember months and as yuletide approaches. This is contained in a statement on Sunday by DSP Anjuguri Manzah, Police Public Relations Officer of the command. The command enjoined FCT residents ”and most especially foreign nationals assigned with police escorts, as a result of the sensitive nature of their work, to always endeavour to move along with their escorts when visiting remote and isolated areas”. “To reassure residents of their safety and protection, the Command has strategically deployed uniform and plain-clothe police operatives across the territory to keep vigil on a daily basis. “When in distress, the Command control Room can be reached through the following emergency numbers:08032003913, 0806158