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The news of Cynthia Oneche’s corpse being found has thrown the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Benue state command into mourning again as the remains of a female officer who was declared missing 18 months ago have been discovered in a shallow grave in Obi Local Government Area of Benue State. Josephine Cynthia Inalegwu Onche, an Idoma native of Otukpo origin, was serving with NSCDC post in the Otukpo area of the state...

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AWKA — Gunmen yesterday evening attacked the Awka Police B division located along Anambra state secretariat road, in Awka the Anambra state capital. The attack which started around 8 in the evening, left the entire capital city deserted, with rumours that the gunmen have overpowered and burnt Police B division, from where they moved to the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission- INEC, which is just less than a minute drive away. However, the...

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The Executive Secretary Nigeria Police Trust Fund (NPTF), Ahmad Sokoto, says the National Assembly Joint Committee on Police Affairs has approved the 2021 budget of N74 billion for the Nigeria Police Trust Fund (NPTF). Sokoto who disclosed this in Abuja after a closed-door meeting with the National Assembly Joint Committee on Police Affairs said the N74 billion budget captured all the demands of the fund which include training and retraining of personnel of the Nigeria...

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KANO — A Police Sergeant Kabiru Isah, attached to Kano Command’s Motor Traffic Division (MTD) has returned the sum of one million, two hundred and ninety-four thousand, two hundred Naira (N1,294,200.00) found at the scene of an accident. The deceased was knocked down by a trailer along with Zaria Road Kano while carrying the said amount of money arranged in a shoebox on motorcycle. It was learned that the sergeant found the money while conducting...

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LAGOS — The police command in Lagos State says statistics have shown that armed hoodlums who operate on motorcycles, popularly known as Okada, are responsible for greater percentage of crime in the state. Hakeem Odumosu, the state Commissioner of Police made this known while appraising the security situation in the state at a stakeholders’ meeting on Monday in Ikeja. Odumosu said that this was so because the hoodlums had found motorcycles as a veritable means...

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YOLA —  The Police in Adamawa has confirmed the kidnap of a journalist, Mrs. Amra Ahmed, a Senior News Editor with the Adamawa State Broadcasting Cooperation (ABC). DSP Suleiman Nguroje, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Yola. Nguroje said that the incident occurred at about 1 a.m. on Tuesday in Ahmed’s residence at Mbamba Ward in Yola South Local...

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Kogi state pension commissioner, Adebayo Solomon has been killed by gunmen while returning from a trip on Saturday. The commissioner was attacked at Eruku village, a few kilometres to Egbe and on the boundary between the two states. The spokesperson of the police in Kogi, Williams Aya confirmed the incident. According to Premium Times report, Aya admitted that the incident is currently been investigated while the corpse of the deceased has been deposited at ECWA...

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The Police in Kebbi State have confirmed the killing of a Divisional Police Officer (DPO), eight other policemen, and two Yan Sa-Kai operatives (vigilantes) by bandits. Public Relations Officer of the command  DSP Nafi’u Abubakar told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that all died during a gunfight in Sakaba Local Government Areas on Sunday around 14:30 hours. The bandits hit Dankolo, Sakaba, Makuku, Dokar Kambari and Kurmin Hodo villages of Sakaba LGA. The attackers...

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Usman Baba, the new acting inspector-general of police (IGP), has said the frequent attacks on stations across the country have reduced the morale of the police officers. He started this on Monday, while briefing journalists following a meeting with President Mohammed Buhari. “I have promised to do my best to change the narrative. In view of the renewed attacks on police formations, the order is for me to do my best, and see how we...

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Former President Goodluck Jonathan has slammed Babangida Aliyu, ex-governor of Niger state, over the claim that the northern Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors worked against him in the 2015 elections. Last Friday, Aliyu had asserted that Jonathan’s bid for a second term was opposed by northern PDP governors because it was against their agreement not to seek another tenure. “Since this was against the grain of our earlier agreement in the party, and which we...

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