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The police on Wednesday confirmed the arrest of the leader of a syndicate who allegedly specialises in adulterating Nigerian-made fertilisers in Niger. The Command PPRO, ASP Wasiu Abiodun, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday over the telephone that the arrest was made possible following intelligence report. He said the suspect, identified as Alhaji Maikudi Abdullahi, was arrested following intelligence reports of the “surreptitious activities” in his factory called “Farm Centre ”. According...

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The southeast Governors Forum on Wednesday resolved its differences with the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, and reaffirmed its support for community policing in the zone. Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi, the forum’s Chairman, disclosed this in Abakaliki while addressing newsmen, after its virtual meeting with the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Adamu Abubakar. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the governors in its meeting on Sunday in Enugu differed with the...

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As peace now returns to the warring communities of Tingno in Lamurde Local Government Area of Adamawa state, residents have asked the Federal government to site an army base to stem the perennial violence between Hausa and Chobo ethnic nationalities in the area. Tingno, a rice-producing community in Lamurde had last week witnessed ethnic clash resulting in loss of lives and properties. Appreciating the state government and security agencies for prompt action, a community leader...

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Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara, on Sunday, announced his administration’s readiness to train and engage about 700 youths in community policing across the state. Matawalle made the disclosure while addressing people at his Maradun country home, as part of activities lined up for this year’s Eid-El Fitr celebrations. The governor, who said that 50 youths would be selected from each of the 14 local government areas of the state, added that the beneficiaries would be...

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Southeast Governors on Sunday refused implementation of Inspector General of Police’s recent communication on the composition of Community Policing. Gov. Umahi, chairman of the southeast governor’s forum, explained that the composition as directed by the IGP did not reflect the resolutions arrived at the Southeast geo-political zone security summit held in Enugu. “We the Southeast Governors and leaders in the zone therefore request Mohammed Adamu, IGP to revert to our initial agreement reached on Community...

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Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has turned back over 100 offending vehicles entering Enugu State land boundary area from Ebonyi for violating inter-state travel ban. The Senior Special Adviser on Media to Enugu State Government, Mr Louis Amoke, made this known in a statement on Sunday in Enugu. Amoke said that the governor turned backed the offending vehicles on Saturday night at the Amechi Idodo/Nkalagu land boundary area of the two states. “Gov. Ugwuanyi,  evening of Saturday,...

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The Ebonyi state governor, David Umahi has instructed that a 5-man committee be set up to investigate the torture of a cleric and social critic, Okochi Obeni in Amasiri, Afikpo North Local Government Area. Days back, a video of the cleric being tortured went viral on social media. Obeni had received strokes of the cane from the Isi-Oru age grade for a post on his Facebook account about some leaders of the community which considered...

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The Police Command in Bauchi has arrested a 19-year-old suspected leader of a kidnap gang, Mohammed Jibrin alias Al-amin, with three others for kidnapping a 15-year-old school boy. Mr Philip Maku, the Commissioner of Police in the state, disclosed this while parading the suspects on Thursday in Bauchi. He said the gang of four kidnappers were arrested for criminal conspiracy, kidnapping and culpable homicide. Maku said that the leader of suspects, Jibrin, was arrested with...

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The  Police Command in Rivers, on Thursday, began community policing in the state, following the launch of the Community Policing Advisory Committee (SCPAC) in the state. The Commissioner of Police (CP) in the state, Mr. Joseph Mukan made  the disclosure in a statement in Port Harcourt. According to him, the committee is the outcome of current policy in the recruitment of Special Constables, as recommended by the Police Force Order 291 on community policing. “The...

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The Enugu State House of Assembly on Tuesday moved a motion of urgent public importance urging the Enugu State Government to demolish and evacuate the New Artisan Market situated along Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway. In his words, the sponsor of the motion, Chinedu Okwu, member representing Aninri constituency described the horrendous activities going on at the New Artisan market as worse than that committed in Sodom and Gomorrah in the Bible. “The New Artisan Market has...