IGP Inspects Kaduna Airport, Pledges Adequate Security For Passengers

IGP Inspects Kaduna Airport, Pledges Adequate Security For PassengersThe Inspector-General Of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has assured airlines and passengers flying into and out of the Kaduna Airport of maximum security.

IGP Idris made the pledge on Sunday when he inspected the security arrangement at the Kaduna airport and its environs.

The inspection comes as part of security preparation ahead of the closure of the Abuja International Airport on March 8 for repair works.

On arrival at the airport, the Police boss was received by the DIG Operations, Joshak Habila, and other top police officers.

He then proceeded to the terminal building where he inspected the security control room, arrival and departure halls among others.

From the airport, Mr Idris and his entourage moved to the Rigasa Railway which is a few kilometres away from the airport to ascertain the security arrangement at the train station.

Speaking to reporters after the inspection, he expressed satisfaction with the level of security arrangement in place.

IGP Idris said that in addition to maximum security already in place on the Abuja-Kaduna highway, there would be about three helicopters on aerial patrols, as well as additional personnel on ground to provide security to buses and trains that would be conveying passengers to and from the Federal Capital Territory.

Kidnapping: IGP Deploys Special Forces To Abuja-Kaduna Highway

kidnapping, igp, special forcesThe acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has deployed Special Forces to help curb activities of kidnappers, armed robbers, cattle rustlers and other criminal elements along the highway and surrounding states.

This is in response to the rampant cases of kidnapping along the Kaduna-Abuja highway.

Inaugurating the special strike force on Friday, the IG who was represented by the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) in charge of operations, Joshak Habila, said that the operatives would be dispatched to various locations in Kaduna, Niger and the Federal Capital Territory to protect lives and property of road users and residents of the areas.

The IGP assured citizens living around the area that the arrival of the special strike force, together with operatives of the Kaduna State Police Command would bring activities of kidnappers and other criminal elements to an end.

He appealed to members of the public to cooperate with men of the strike force and the command by providing useful information that would enable them track down the criminals that have been terrorising the state.

Meanwhile, the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 7, Alkali Usman, also joined the DIG in warning the officers and men of the squad not to exhibit acts capable of truncating the operation.

He also assured them that their welfare would be adequately taking care of.

Kaduna has recently gained notoriety as a hotbed for the kidnapping, with past victims including diplomats, judges, government officials and political figures.

For a smooth operation, operational patrol vans with communication gadgets have been procured for the troops.

As they move into their various units to commence operation, it is hoped that they will bring the activities of armed bandits to an end.

Police Offer 10 Million Naira For Information On Slain Plateau Monarch

Police, Plateau MonarchThe Plateau State Police Command has announced a ten-million-naira reward for anyone that can provide useful information leading to the arrest of perpetrators of the gruesome murder of a Plateau monarch, the chief of Bokkos, Saf Ron Kulere and three others.

Police Commissioner, Adekunle Oladunjoye, made the announcement at the police headquarters in Jos during the working visit of the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 4, Mr Agboola Oshodi.

The Police Commissioner said that investigation was still ongoing in the murder of the monarch and the reward placed on the suspected killers was an evidence of the commitment of the Police and the state government in finding the perpetrators of the crime.

The first class traditional ruler was gruesomely murdered by unknown gunmen on Monday, July 18, 2016 alongside three others while others sustained injuries from the attack.

He was attacked in his village, Sha, while coming back from the farm along Bokkos-Barkin Ladi Road on Monday evening in company of his son, the police orderly and the driver.

There had been protests by angry youths of Bokkos  aggrieved by the murder of their ruler.

The aggrieved youths took to the streets blocking the highway between Bokkos and Barkin Ladi to express their grievances on the killings.

The Police immediately launched an investigation into the killing.

The Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) in charge of Operations, Joshak Habila, said that a special investigative team from the Force Headquarters had taken over the case.

He disclosed that a helicopter had also been released for aerial surveillance of the community.

Police Investigate Plateau Monarch’s Murder

Police, Plateau, Kulere Lazarus AgaiThe Nigeria Police has launched an investigation into the killing of a first class traditional ruler in Plateau State, Saf Ron Kulere Lazarus Agai.

The Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) in charge of Operations, Joshak Habila, said this on Friday in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

DIG Habila said that a special investigative team from the Force Headquarters has taken over the case.

He disclosed that a helicopter has also been released for aerial surveillance of the community.

The investigation is coming after the Plateau State Security Council had imposed a 24-hour curfew on Bokkos Local Government Area following the protest that trailed the brutal murder of the monarch and some of his aides.

Rising from an emergency meeting of the Security Council over the unfortunate incident, Secretary to the State Government, Rufus Bature, advised the public and residents of the affected areas to comply with the imposition of the restriction order and cooperate with security personnel deployed to the area to maintain law and order.

NDLEA Seizes 278kg Of Drugs In Abia

NDLEA Seizes 278kg Of DrugsThe National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has seized 278 kilogram of drugs ranging from cannabis, heroine, cocaine among others in Abia.

The NDLEA Abia Commandant, Bamidele Akingbade, made this known during the parade of three suspects at Aba on Tuesday.

Mr Akingbade  hinted that the seizures were made in the last quarter of the 2015 while about 74 suspects had been arrested and about 50 kilogram of cannabis were seized.

The hoodlums have specialized in the act of carrying illicit drugs inside the boots of the vehicle where they dispersed them to buyers.

However, luck ran out on Louis Nwabata, a 30- year-old man who claimed that he buys the cannabis from the roadside at Ariaria market and engaged the under age children to sell it for him.

The State Commissioner of Police, Joshak Habila, hinted that the Abia Command would not leave any stone unturned in its commitment to rid the state of criminals and mischief makers.

The CP assured Abia residents and visitors to the state of adequate security. He urged the public to be cognizant of their environments and report any unwarranted lurking and loitering within their domain.

He said that residents should join hands to assist them in any way possible to prevent crime and ensure that they play safe by adhering to security tips.

Abia Residents Urge Police To Be Proactive

Abia Residents Urge Police To Be ProactiveResidents of Umuahia and its environs in Abia State have called on the Police to beef up security within the city and the highways.

The troubled inhabitants also asked the Police to put up strategies to monitor the activities of tricycle operators popularly known as Keke and their passengers.

Although, the people are willingly to do their part by offering information, one of the residents, Morgan Odikemere, maintained that the Police should be more proactive.

Speaking with Channels Television in Umuahia, the Abia State capital in Southeast Nigeria, the Commissioner of Police, Joshak Habila, hinted that the command was not leaving any stone unturned in its commitment to rid the state of criminals and mischief makers.

He assured the residents of adequate security and urged them to be cognisant of their environments and report any unwarranted loitering within their domain.

The Police commissioner also disclosed that four suspected kidnappers within the ages of 20-30 years were killed by men of the Abia State Police Command during gunfire exchange while trying to abduct a businessman.

He said the incident, which took place at Okpuala-Ngwa, also led to the recovery of some deadly weapons such as guns amongst others.

According to Mr Habila, strategy “had been put in place to monitor the activities of criminals who use keke to perpetuate their crime”, warning that the police would not relent in maintenance of peace and order.

Police Arrest Baby Traffickers, Criminals Involved In Arms Dealing

Child-trafficking-women-children-arrestedThe police have arrested some baby traffickers and criminals involved in arms dealing in Abia State, in south-east Nigeria.

Some women and teenage girls in the age bracket of 16 and 18 years were nabbed by the police for their involvement in stealing, buying and selling of babies under the age of one year.

According to security agencies, a baby was stolen from the mother by one “Ekwutosi”, who used one of the teenage girl, disguised as the child’s mother, to pave way for her to sell the child to another desperate person who desires a child.

While briefing reporters on Tuesday in Umuahia, the capital of the State, the Commissioner of Police, Joshak Habila, said that the arrests were outcomes of efforts to end criminal activities in the state.

Mr Habila reiterated that security of lives and property would always remain the priority agenda of the command, which he said would not relent in flushing out criminals and those involved in trafficking humans in disguise of adopting children.

He warned that there was no room in the state for thieves and kidnappers and urged residents to be security conscious while observing unknown faces who loiter around residential buildings.

The criminals, who were paraded by the police, were involved in buying and selling of arms, used for their various crimes. Luck ran out on them when the police, through a reliable information, caught up with them.

According to the Police Commissioner, the criminals buy the weapons and use them to kidnap and terrorise innocent citizens.

He advised the public to be security conscious, watchful and also report suspicious persons to the police.

He called on the communities in Abia State to desist from carrying machetes and guns during festivals, as directives had been issued to the Divisional Police Officer to arrest them.