OPERATION PUFF ADDER II – Police arrest 48 notorious criminal suspects   …. Recover 14-AK47 Rifles, 27 other prohibited firearms, 4 POS Machines, others

Following the flag-off of ‘Operation Puff Adder II’ by the Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, on 15th February, 2021, to reinvigorate the ongoing fight against violent crimes in the country and bring the perpetrators to book, operatives of the FIB Intelligence Response Team and Special Tactical Squad of the Force attached to the Operation Puff Adder II have arrested forty-eight (48) criminal suspects, including forty-seven (47) male and one (1) female, for their involvement and indictment in cases of armed robbery, kidnapping, unlawful possession of firearms, cybercrime/financial fraud and other heinous crimes…

ATTACK ON POLICE STATION: Police neutralise four attackers, arrest eight, recover arms 

The Police in Abia State Command successfully neutralised (4) four attackers, arrested (8) eight persons and recovered arms and ammunition from hoodlums who carried out an unprovoked attack on Abayi Police Station, Aba in Osisioma Ngwa LGA of Abia State in the early hours of 23rd February, 2021. Recall that hoodlums numbering about two hundred persons, armed with AK47 rifles and matchetes invaded the station and set part of it ablaze with the aid of petrol bombs and other explosives. Following the attack, two officers, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP…

Shell staff, two others lured to death by fake lover met on dating site

A worker with Shell Oil Services Company has been killed after hooking up with a supposed “lady” on a dating site, Tinder.   The victim, Progress Benin Disi, was lured to an isolated area and killed. Unfortunately, Disi didn’t know the “lady” he had been chatting with on the dating site was actually a man and member of a five-man gang, which specialised in using dating sites to lure people to lonely spots and thereafter collect their valuables. The suspects do not only pretend to be women, but rich women.…

NAPTIP to establish Training Academy in Nasarawa

The Director General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), has disclosed plans to establish a regional training academy for the entire West Africa in Nasarawa State. Director General of NAPTIP, Hajiya Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim, made this known when she led her team on a courtesy call at the Lafia Government House, on Monday. While commending Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, for supporting the agency carry out its mandate, the NAPTIP DG, specifically thanked the Governor for accepting the agency establish its regional training academy,…

FCT Police launch Anti-kidnap operations, arrest six kidnappers, rescue victims

The FCT Police Command acting on credible intelligence,on Saturday 6th February,2021 arrested six suspected kidnappers along Apo axis. The suspects were: Frank Ozor 26years, Nweke Uche 19years, Chester Uzor 25years, Chukwu Bethrand 27years, Chukwu Samuel 25years and Kelechi Ngene 26years all male . The suspects who had earlier abducted three persons were arrested by Police Operatives on routine patrol while attempting to relocate one of their victims. Further investigation led to the successfully rescue of two other victims who identified the suspects. FCT Police Public Relations Officer,ASP Yusuf Mariam in…

Ensure full enforcement of COVID-19 health protection regulations 2021 – IGP orders AIGs, CPs

The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu has ordered the Assistant Inspectors General of Police in the seventeen (17) zonal commands and their constituent Commissioners of Police in the thirty-six (36) States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, to carry out full enforcement of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Health Protection Regulations 2021 signed into law by His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR on 26th January, 2021. They are to ensure full compliance with the Regulations in their respective Areas of Responsibilities (AoR). The IGP gave…

Police arrest 7 for multiple abduction, car theft,women abuse,Int’l child pornography

The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu has said that the action plan being implemented by the Force to curb Sexual and Gender Based Violence, particularly all forms of abuse on women and children in the country, was yielding positive results. The IGP made the affirmation on the heels of the arrest of five (5) members of a kidnap for ransom gang which specialized in the abduction of women and the girl child, sexually abusing them and obtaining ransom from their families before their release.   The five (5)…

Manna-from-Heaven: Ilorin Driver bags 2 years imprisonment over N2m Credit Alert 

A 45-year-old driver, Adetunji Tunde Oluwasegun, has been sentenced to two years imprisonment for fraudulently converting to personal use a sum N2million that was erroneously transferred into his account.   The Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had on Monday, January 18, 2021 arraigned Oluwasegun on one-count charge bordering on stealing before Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of the Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin.   The offence contravenes Section 286 and punishable under Section 287 of the Penal Code. The charge reads: “That you, Adetunji…

 ​2021: IGP assures Nigerians of improved security   ….  presents 2020 police scorecard

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu has assured Nigerians of improved security in the year 2021. The IGP stressed that the Force will be unrelenting in the fight against all forms of crimes especially kidnapping, armed robbery, banditry, cultism, cybercrime, Sexual/Gender-Based Violence (SGBV), amongst others in the country in the year 2021.  The IGP assured that Police will implement aggressive, proactive, intelligence-driven and community-based crime fighting strategies in its quests to make the country safer. He promised the Force will take the battle to the door steps of the…

Food Security: Police clampdown on ‘illegal’ revenue collectors, arrest kingpin

In a bid to eradicate touting and multiplicity of vehicular taxes and levies imposed by Local Governments on farmers moving food produce along Federal highways, the Nigeria Police has arrested one Mike Eboziegbe alias Otumba for allegedly leading a team that harasses as well as extort money from motorists through introduction of strange levies not backed by law.   Briefing Journalists in Abuja, the National Taskforce Commander of Joint Mobile Sanitation Agency of Nigeria (JOMSAN), Chief Martins Njoku, said the arrest was carried out by men of the Inspector General’s…