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The Anambra State Police Command has apprehended 18-year-old Anichede Akachukwu, also known as “Star B”, a “notorious and most wanted” armed robber and cultist, according to a statement released by the police spokesperson, SP Tochukwu Ikenga. Akachukwu was arrested on 17th May 2024, in Uruagu village, Oba, within the Idemili South Local Government Area (LGA). Ikenga revealed that Akachukwu was the leader of a criminal gang terrorising not only Ogbaru LGA in Anambra but also...

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Abba Kyari, the suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP, facing drug trafficking charges, has been temporarily released from custody by a Federal High Court in Abuja. Mr Kyari, once celebrated as a “supercop,” has been incarcerated since his arrest in February 2022. The court presided over by Justice Emeka Nwite, granted him a two-week bail on compassionate grounds to allow him to attend his mother’s burial in Borno State. The court ruling followed an application...

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…CP Uzuegbu Condemns Culture Abuse The Commissioner of Police, CP Kanayo Uzuegbu has condemned the constant abuse of masqueraders on citizens; he warns those intending to hide under the guise of cultural celebration with masquerades to commit such criminal act of assault against fellow citizens to desist forthwith. A press statement signed by the Enugu Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Daniel Ndukwe reveals that Oriokpa, a popular masquerade in the Nsukka West constituency has abuse...

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Due to the high rate of Gender-Based Violence and other harmful practices in the West Africa region, stakeholders across West Africa have pledged their commitment to combat the menace. The stakeholders pledged St during the Annual High-Level Gender-Based Violence Summit with Traditional and Faith Leaders in West Africa, organized by the UN Women in partnership with the Ford Foundation held in Abuja. The UN Women representative to Nigeria and ECOWAS Ms. Beatrice Eyong, said despite recorded...

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In a troubling development, suspected terrorists have abducted a Catholic priest from his parish rectory in Adamawa State. The incident occurred on 21st May 2024, at the St Rita Catholic Church located in Bare, Numan Local Government Area. The abducted priest, Reverend Father Oliver Buba, was reportedly taken by gunmen who stormed the church premises. Details about the circumstances surrounding the kidnapping remain unclear at this time. The Catholic Bishop of Yola Diocese, Most Rev....

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Suspected members of the Islamic State West Africa Province, ISWAP, terror group launched a deadly attack on a police team in Borno State on Monday night. The assault, in Marte local government area, resulted in the death of a Divisional Police Officer, DPO, and injuries to two other officers. According to local sources, the heavily armed insurgents stormed the community at about 7:30 p.m., targeting a health worker who narrowly escaped abduction. The resident ran...

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In a major blow to criminal gangs in Taraba state, Nigerian Army troops apprehended six suspected kidnappers during separate operations on 19th May. The arrests were conducted by troops of the 6 Brigade Nigerian Army/Sub Sector 3 Operation Whirl Stroke, OPWS. Acting on intelligence, soldiers from the 93 Battalion raided Chinkai village in Wukari local government area. Their swift action resulted in the capture of two suspects, Usman Gide Ali (25 years old) and Abdulrahman...

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No fewer than 127 persons have been arrested by operatives of the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps (KAI) on Monday for not using pedestrian bridges in the state. It was gathered that many state residents have shunned the government’s directive on using pedestrian bridges instead of crossing the highway in some areas. Some pedestrians who preferred to cross the highway, especially at night attributed their actions to insecurity on the bridges. On Monday, Tokunbo Wahab,...

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Renewed violence has erupted in Ebonyi state, with gunmen launching a deadly attack on Ikachi village in the Akparata area of Effium in Ohaukwu local government area. According to reports, the attackers struck early Sunday morning, leaving a trail of death and destruction. Two villagers were brutally killed and beheaded in the raid. The attackers abducted seven others, including five women and two men. Additionally, at least twelve residents suffered gunshot wounds, and five houses...

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Kaduna State witnessed a successful intervention by a mobile police unit on Friday, 19th May 2024. The unit, recently deployed to Kuriga in the Chikun Local Government Area, thwarted an attempted attack on local farmers. According to a statement by Samuel Aruwan, the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, the police received distress calls about an ongoing attack on the outskirts of Kuriga village. Responding swiftly, the security forces engaged in a shootout with...

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