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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Enugu Zonal Command in conjunction with a Joint Task Force from Nigeria Police Force (5 teams) and Nigeria Customs Service (3 teams) in a sting operation arrested 115 suspected currency racketeers in Enugu. The team recovered One Hundred and Ten million, Seven Hundred Thousand Naira (N110,700,000.00); Eight Thousand, Three Hundred and Sixty-eight United States Dollars ($8,368); One Hundred and Forty-Five Pounds (£145.00); Two Thousand, Seven Hundred Twenty-Five Euros...

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A cleric, Adewale Adelu, and five others have been sentenced to death by hanging over their role in armed robberies in Ondo state. The Ondo State High Court sitting in Akure said the convicts, Adelu, including Ikechuckwu Maduagwu, Fayemi Olubusuyi, Ropo Adeleye, Dele Otopka, and Bayo Omotosho were found guilty of attacking and robbing two commercial banks in Akure, the state capital and Idanre 13 years ago. The robbery incidents occurred at the defunct Diamond...

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The Nigerian Army (NA) on Tuesday smoked out terrorists in Yadi Forest in Kidandan village in Kaduna. The “deep clearance operations”, according to the NA spokesman Major General Onyema Nwachukwu on Wednesday, led to the killing of one of the terrorist gang members. The terrorist fighter was killed in the heavy firefight between the soldiers and the outlaws. Other gang members subsequently took to their heels to avoid meeting a similar fate. “During the operation,...

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Terrorists stormed Yan-Nasarawa village in Faskari LGA of Katsina State on Monday night, leaving a trail of six corpses, with burnt houses and motorcycles. Katsina State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Abubakar Aliyu, confirmed the attack on Tuesday Aliyu said that the attackers were armed to the teeth with sophisticated AK-47 rifles. Sounds of heavy gunshots at about 11:30 p.m. jolted the locals from sleep. “They shot and killed six persons, injured 10, and set...

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Nasarawa State Police Command has arrested no fewer than 10 suspected human traffickers, including eight females and two males for stealing six children from different locations in the country for transactional purposes. Umar Nadada, the State Commissioner of Police disclosed this in Lafia while parading 57 suspects arrested for committing various crimes in the state. He said 45 children had been stolen and sold by the 10-member syndicate to clients who paid huge sums of...

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The people of Gurjaje and Malari villages in Fika county of Yobe State are dressed in sorrow after a devastating attack on their communities on Monday night by herdsmen of the Fulani tribe. According to a Chad Basin security and counter-insurgency expert, Zagazola Makama, the attack was a reprisal for the pushback of the villagers after their watermelon farms were destroyed by the herdsmen’s cattle. The incident reportedly happened in January and in retaliation, the...

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Some officials of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) who were on enforcement operation against substandard drugs at Area 1 Motor Park Abuja were attacked by hoodlums on Monday. The NAFDAC officers and journalists were able to scamper for safety after police officers shot into the air several times, and released teargas to disperse the hoodlums. The hoodlums harassed the enforcement officers, including mobile policemen, and stoned the Agency’s vehicle,...

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Borno State High Court sitting in Maiduguri has convicted Aisha Alkali Wakil, popularly known as Mama Boko Haram, and two others, Tahiru Saidu Daura and Prince Lawal Soyade to 10 years imprisonment for a fraud worth N40 million. The presiding judge, Justice Umaru Fadawu on Monday convicted the trio of Wakil, Daura, and Soyade after they were arraigned by the EFCC on two counts of conspiracy and obtaining by pretense to the tune of forty...

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The Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission has confiscated ten warehouses containing assorted foodstuffs in the Dawanau area of Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area of Kano State have been confiscated by the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission for alleged hoarding of grains to maximize profits. Mr Muhyi Magaji, the commission’s Chairman, disclosed this to newsmen shortly after confiscating the warehouses in Dawanau International Grains Market, Singer Market, and Kwari Textiles Market on...

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One of the syndicates of Kidnappers that has been terrorizing Jada, Ganye local government areas of Adamawa state has been gunned down by the Police. According to a statement by image maker of the Adamawa Police Command SP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje the feat was achieved in a coordinated crime-fighting strategy carried out in collaboration with Hunters at Gamu Hill. He said one AK-47 rifle and live ammunition were recovered. In a similar development, four suspected...

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