Disregard IPOB’s Sit-At-Home Order, Police Tell Public


The Anambra State police command has announced that members of the public should disregard a sit-at-home order by members of the outlawed group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the state.

The Police command disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday. They added that IPOB remains proscribed and all its activities remain illegal.

“Information at the disposal of the Anambra State Police Command has revealed that the outlawed group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) are perfecting plans through public announcement and threats in Nnewi and other parts of the State in order to enforce a “SIT AT HOME ORDER” warning people to stay at home and not to come out for any business activities on the 30/5/2019.

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“For the avoidance of doubt, the indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is still a proscribed organisation hence all its activities remains illegal,” the spokesperson of the command, Haruna Mohammed said.

Mohammed added that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mustapha Dandaura “enjoined all “Ndi Anambra” to disregard alleged calls by any group urging them to sit at home on the 30/5/2019 and go about their lawful businesses.”

The commissioner of police however assured the public of adequate security.

According to the commissioner, adequate security arrangements have been put in place by combined Security forces in the State to proactively nip in the bud any threat emanating from such groups.

“Finally, the Command will therefore not hesitate to deal decisively with and in accordance with the law any individual or groups under any guise that will disrupt Public Peace in the State,” he warned.

Nasarawa Police Command Highlights Successes

Nasarawa Police Command Highlights SuccessesThe Nasarawa Police Command said it has achieved relative success in the months of November and December in its task of ridding the state of criminals.

This was disclosed during the parade of 39 suspects caught for various offences at different locations in the state, including five suspects who were involved in the killing of three staff members of Cedar-Bay Mining Company.

The incident happened on November 28, 2016 at Wugibi Hills in Alogani village of Nasarawa Eggon where the three, including a Chinese national and a Police sergeant, were ambushed in a commando-like operation while the staff were on their way back from the mining.

The Commissioner of Police, Abubakar Bello noted that “investigation is still ongoing as such further arrests are likely to be made”.

Another notable arrest, according to the Police boss, was that of two suspects that were involved in the kidnapping of a four-year-old girl in Nasarawa town on December 14, 2016.

He said that the two suspects have made confessional statements and a single barrel gun, a locally made pistol and 200,000 Naira cash which was the ransom collected from the father of the kidnapped little girl were recovered from them.

“Other cases of kidnapping are still under investigation and we are making progress on them. By the grace of God we will get the suspects all arrested and charged to court,” he said.

The Commissioner said that the command was able to record the successes because of strategies that were emplaced to counter activities of criminal elements.

“Such strategies include constant raids of black spots, deployment of more patrol teams on our highways, visibility policing within the cities and intelligence led policing,” he said.

In all, two AK47 riffles, five locally fabricated guns, two vehicles, one motorcycle and 205,660 Naira were recovered.

He concluded with gratitude: “I would like to conclude by thanking the government and all the good people of Nasarawa state for their support and cooperation which has contributed immensely to our success story in 2016.

“The command is looking forward to a robust collaboration and cooperation with stakeholders as we match forward in the fight against crime and criminality in 2017.”

Police Raid Abuja For Fleeing Boko Haram Terrorists

Police, Abuja, Boko Haram, TerroristsThe Police Command in Abuja says it has begun raid operations to identify Boko Haram sect members that might have infiltrated the Federal Capital Territory.

The operations follow the dismantling of the insurgents’ stronghold in Borno State, the Sambisa forest and the subsequent arrest of a suspected terrorist in the nation’s capital.

Briefing journalists on the development, the FCT Commissioner of Police, Mr Muhammed Mustapha, explained that security operatives have already apprehended some of the suspects.

Mr Mustapha assured residents in the FCT of their safety, stressing that the Police were working with other security agencies in all their operations.

The Police on Tuesday, December 20, arrested a suspected Boko Haram member in Abuja.

The suspect reportedly confessed that more members of the sect have found their way into the nation’s capital to seek refuge.

“As we are here, some elements of the Boko Haram, have always been with us… Definitely they will be all over Nigeria not only the FCT.

“We are conscious of that and we are doing raids and you are even aware that two or three of them were picked up, so it is a continuous process and our raiding is helping and we will continue to raid.

“The intelligence is there too. People should come out and give information.

“So as these people have been dislodged and they are coming, we will advise the general public to work with us. If you suspect any individual, if you suspect them to be people from those areas, please quietly give us this information,” the FCT Commissioner said.

Ondo Police Boss Demands Better Sensitization Of Citizens On Security

Ondo Police Boss Demands Better Sensitization Of Citizens On SecurityAll officers of the Ondo State Police Command have been urged to intensify efforts in sensitizing the members of the public towards ensuring the security of lives and property of the people.

The Commissioner of Police in the State, Hilda Ibifuro-Harrison stated this while chatting with journalists after meeting with Police officers in the state at the Police Officers’ Mess in Akure, the state capital.

She said that they should go back to their various communities to organise stakeholders’ meetings with the farmers, herdsmen, market women, artisans and government workers ‎and sensitize them that security is everybody’s business.

She said: “All officers have been gathered here again to sensitize them as ‎to their role in this period. They must ensure they go back and continue with the stakeholders’ meetings between farmers, herdsmen, market women, persons in the local government areas, traders to ensure that they are sensitized as to the fact that security is everybody’s business.

“Very soon, persons will be travelling out of their homes and we need to talk to them to ensure that their environment is safe for them to.”

The CP warned criminals to steer clear of Ondo State and equally appealed to youths in the state to remain law abiding.

“I always tell them to steer clear of Ondo State, the youths, you’re good, you have been good, you have demonstrated ‎it before now, I know you will continue to demonstrate your usefulness to Ondo. State. Please remain law abiding,” she said.

Bauchi Police Command Foils Attempted Jail Break

Nigeria_Police_Armoured_Personnel_CarrierThe Bauchi State Police Command says it has foiled an attempted jail break at the Bauchi Federal prison.

The jail break, according to the Police, was an attempt to free a suspect standing trial in a case of terrorism.

Addressing journalists on the activities recorded in the last one month at the State Police Headquarters in Bauchi, the Commissioner of Police, Bauchi State Command, Mr. Zaki Ahmed stated that intelligence report led to the arrest of the suspect and his accomplices in the jail break attempt.

The Police command said it has been able to also apprehend other suspects allegedly involved in various crimes ranging from kidnapping to armed banditry, cattle rustling and rape.

Some hostages were also rescued by the security operatives in the course of raids on hideouts of criminals following intelligence report on a kidnap syndicate operating in the state.

Various locally manufactured weapons and other exhibits recovered from the suspects were paraded alongside the suspects including over 40 motorcycles that were used by the suspects to kidnap their victims.

The Police says it has achieved all these in spite of the security challenges confronting Bauchi state in the Northeast region of Nigeria, couple with difficult terrain of forests scattered across the state.

The Police boss further gave the assurance that the hideouts of the criminals especially at the forests will be thoroughly searched with the assistance of other security agents.


Ensure Proper Monitoring of Domestic Staff, Police Urge Nigerians

Police Commissioner, domestic staffThe Kwara State Police Command has appealed to Nigerians to always ensure proper monitoring and documentation of details about their serving and former domestic staff.

The Commissioner of Police made this plea while parading three men suspected to have attacked and robbed a professor at the University of Ilorin.

CP Olusola Amore said that the three-man armed robbery gang was led by a former driver of Professor Abdullahi Onimisi to commit the crime.

Addressing journalists, the Police boss emphasized the need for citizens to have proper documentation of the identity of their domestic staff for security purposes.

According to him, the former driver, Opeyemi Esan, allegedly left Lagos to recruit two others in Ilorin to rob Professor Abdullah Onimisi of his belongings, inflicting bodily injuries on him during the attack, as they were armed with machetes and other dangerous weapons.

The Police Commissioner said that his men had acted on intelligence to arrest two of the suspects in Ilorin, who confessed to have conspired with Opeyemi to rob the professor.

The gang leader took policemen to four different locations before he finally took them to where the stolen items were kept.

Valuable items like jewelries, mobile phones and a Toyota Camry were recovered from the suspects.

The suspect, Opeyemi Esan admitted that he indeed committed the crime but explained that it was as a result of the professor’s refusal to settle his salary arrears after being sacked for allegedly inflating the money to fuel his car.

The Police boss also said that the suspects would be charged to court after investigations.

Eid-el-Kabir: Police Beef Up Security In Delta State

Police, Delta State, Eid el KabirThe Delta State Police Command has assured residents of adequate  security as they celebrate the Eid El Kabir.

The police said security has been beefed up not just for the purpose of the Sallah celebrations, but also for the last four months of the year known as the “ember months”.

The assurance was given by the Commissioner of Police, Mr Zanna Ibrahim, during an interview with Channels Television in Asaba, the Delta State capital in Southsouth Nigeria.

The police assertion comes as the people of the state say the Sallah celebrations would to go on, even in the face of the harsh economic situation in Nigeria.

However, a visit to a livestock market in Asaba by Channels Television crew clearly shows that sales are very poor and nothing to write home about, even as individuals lament the high cost of livestock and food stuff generally.

A dealer at the popular livestock market said that the weakness of the Naira against the Dollar has affected the price of livestock.

Meanwhile, the Asaba Airport appeared to be very scanty in operations, which was a fall out of the announcement of one of its major carriers, Aero contractors, saying it has shut down operations in Nigeria.

Police Launch Eminent Persons Forum In Kwara State

Police, Eminent Persons Forum, KwaraKwara State Police Command has inaugurated the Eminent Persons Forum in the state in southwest Nigeria.

The forum was held in compliance with the directive of the Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris, aimed at reducing crime across Nigeria.

Addressing the Eminent Persons Forum, the Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Olushola Amore, stressed the need to inaugurate the forum.

He said the directive was given by the Police boss, to carry various communities along in the fight against crime.

The Police Commissioner, who noted that fighting crime could not be solely the police business, called on the eminent persons which include the traditional rulers and politicians, to join hands with the police to rid the state of criminals.

He promised to carry everybody along in his community-oriented policing, in order to achieve a lasting peace in the state.

Police Arrest Suspects Involved In Car Theft

Police, Nyesom Wike, RiversThe New Commissioner of Police in Abia State, Leye Oyebade, on Wednesday said that the command would maintain zero tolerance to all forms of criminality as it is ready to flush out hoodlums and those involved in hideous crime.

He made this known at a media briefing in Umuahia where he also paraded two suspects involved in car theft.

According to the Police Commissioner, ignorance to a crime is not an excuse, as he reminded the public that those involved in selling and buying of stolen goods would also be prosecuted.

He urged all citizens to verify the authenticity of goods before purchase.

Mr Leye hinted that any officer involved in any culpable act would face the music, as he would only condole professionalism. He also urged them to shun corruption.

The suspects, Prince Will Ezekiel, 40 and Chibunna Onyenwaku, 33, a pastor presently with Redeemed Assembly at Elu Ohafia from Mbaise in Imo State specialised in stealing Toyota vehicles using a molded key.  The duo, however, regretted committing the crime.

Akwa-Ibom Police Ready To Eradicate Crime

police obianoThe Akwa Ibom State Police Command has expressed its readiness to stamp out all forms of crime in the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer for the command, ASP Cordelia Nwawe, stated this in Uyo while parading some suspected criminals now in Police net for their involvement in various crimes including murder, robbery and trading in human parts.

The paraded suspects were between the ages of 19 and 30 years.

She warned criminals to turn a new leaf or leave the state as the command would not tolerate any form of criminality in the state.

Some of the suspects confessed their involvement in the crimes for which they were arrested.

The Akwa Ibom State Police Command recently introduced the stop and search operation in its effort to eradicate crime in the state.

This has yielded positive results in recent months.

Groups Condemn Security Personnel’s Excesses In Bayelsa

Police-Beats-Up-GirlThe human rights community in Bayelsa State has raised an alarm over the alleged excesses of armed uniformed men in Yenagoa and the violation of the fundamental human rights of citizens.

The Civil Liberties Organization, International Federation of Women Lawyers and other human rights organizations in a joint press briefing condemned the trend.

A student, Mrs Philomina Briggs, and Tonye Yemoleigh, a journalist with the state broadcasting corporation, were allegedly assaulted by armed security men recently.

Meanwhile the Bayelsa State Police Command says investigations are still on in the cases.

Four Killed In Fulani, Gwari Reprisal Attack In Niger

Fulani, Reprisal attack, Niger StateFour persons were at the weekend killed in a reprisal attack between Fulani men and some farmers at Barakuta in Bosso local government of Niger State.

Many houses, four cars and 17 motorcycles were burnt in the attack.

The Niger State Police Command, Police Public Relations Officer PPRO, DSP Bala Elkana said that unidentified gunmen attacked the village, killed four people, injured one person and burnt down many houses and valuables like their food stores.

Elkana stated that the situation has been brought under control with the deployment of Police and military. He gave the assurance that the invaders numbering about 200 would not escaped arrest.

He added people of the community should remain calm because the security agencies were on top of the situation.

Investigation revealed that the crises began last Thursday when some men suspected to be Fulani gathered to celebrate Sallah and two of them chased a girl into a Gwari man’s house allegedly in an attempt to rape her.

The men were denied entry into the compound and a fight broke out, during which the son of the family head was injured and later died.

The reprisal attack, according to report, was the result of the Gwaris’ attempt to get revenge on the Fulani men.