One Killed As Youths Clash In Bauchi

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Bauchi state is bordered by seven states, Kano and Jigawa to the north, Taraba and Plateau to the south, Gombe and Yobe to the east and Kaduna to the west.

 

One person has been confirmed dead and several others injured in a clash between youths in Yelwa area of Bauchi State.

The Bauchi State Police Command disclosed this to Channels Television via a statement issued on Saturday, adding that several houses were also razed.

Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Ahmed Wakil, blamed the development on rivalry amongst youths of Anguwan Taya and Yelwan Tsakani and then extended to other parts of Yelwa which includes Lushi and Anguwan Kusu.

“As a result, five houses were set ablaze, four persons sustained various degrees of injuries and one was certified dead by a medical doctor,” the statement read.

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As part of measures to bring the situation under control, the State Police Command deployed police operatives comprising Tactical teams, Mobile Police Force, Rapid Response Squad (RRS), and Quick intervention Unit(QIU).

This is even as visibility patrols are ongoing to maintain peace and prevent further breakdown of law and order in the affected area as well as the Bauchi metropolis.

“The Commissioner of Police CP. Umar Mamman Sanda has ordered a discreet investigation to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the incident and bring the perpetrators of the dastardly acts to justice.

“The CP further appeals to the general public for calm and to go about their lawful business as normalcy had since been restored in the affected area, please,” the police spokesman added.

Canada Police Shoot Man Seen With Rifle In Toronto

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A picture of the Canadian flag used to illustrate the story.

 

Police in Canada’s largest city Toronto on Thursday fatally shot a man armed with a rifle, local media reported, in an incident that forced several schools into lockdown just two days after a deadly assault on a US primary school.

Bystanders alerted police to the man’s presence in an eastern neighborhood of Toronto, and the circumstances of what transpired next were not immediately clear.

But city police chief James Ramer told reporters that the suspect, described as a man in his late teens or early 20s, was dead after he had “confronted” responding officers, without elaborating.

The police force’s Twitter account said that after officers located the man, a “police firearm” was “discharged.”

A spokeswoman for the Special Investigations Unit told the CBC that preliminary evidence showed that two police officers had fired their weapons, and the suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

It was not clear if the man was holding the weapon when police shot him.

Ramer said he was unable to offer more details, as the incident was under investigation.

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“There’s no threat to public safety,” he said.

“Due to the proximity to a school, I certainly understand the trauma and how traumatic this must have been for staff, students and parents, given recent events that have happened in the United States,” the chief added.

On Tuesday, a shooting at a Texas elementary school left 21 dead — 19 children and two teachers.

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Police Beef Up Security In FCT Ahead Of PDP Primary

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Ahead of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primary election, the police have beefed up security in the Federal Capital Territory.

The event is slated to hold on  May 28 and 29 at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja.

In a statement, the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Josephine Adeh said:  “Consequent upon the above and in a bid to ensure a hitch-free event, the FCT Police Command has designed a robust security arrangement defined by a generous deployment within and without the election ground and to every nooks and cranny of the Territory.

“The deployment prioritizes the protection of lives and properties of all and sundry by emplacing counter-insurgency measures, maintenance of clear road access, Robust stop and search at strategic points around the suburbs and city center, effective crowd control, and intelligence gathering but to mention a few.

“In the light of the above, the Commissioner of Police FCT Police Command CP Babaji Sunday while briefing the Divisional Police Officers, heads of the various Tactical and Intelligence Units of the Command scheduled for the operation, charged them to be on top of their games, discharging their duties with the utmost respect for fundamental human rights and by standard best practices.

“He, therefore charged the good people of the FCT to go about the discharge of their lawful duties without the fear of harassment or molestation of any kind from any quarters”, the statement read.

The police PRO said, “the good people of the FCT are therefore urged to remain vigilant and report any suspicious or abnormal occurrence to the Police through the following emergency lines: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883, While the Public Complaint Bureau (PCB) desk, could be reached on: 0902 222 2352”.

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Two Women, Five Girls Abducted By Bandits Regain Freedom In Kaduna

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A map showing Kaduna, a state in Nigeria’s northwest region.

 

Two women and five girls earlier kidnapped by bandits in Kaduna State have regained freedom, police authorities said on Wednesday.

The victims were rescued by operatives of the Kaduna State Police Command in the Kachia Local Government Area of the state.

Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mohammed Jalige, confirmed the release to Channels Television via a statement.

He said the victims were abducted by the bandits in Mai Goro Village in Kachia on Sunday and taken to an unknown destination.

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The command’s spokesman stated that the victims were found by police operatives during a routine patrol on Tuesday around the bush in Tsohon Gayan Village.

“The victims are identified as Godiya James, 30yrs; Beauty Mandela, 23yrs; Elizabeth Markus, 13yrs; Alheri Maichibi, 13yrs; Lydia Iliya, 6yrs; Bridget Obadiah, 4yrs; and Amama Hassan, 3yrs; all of Mai Goro Village, Kachia LGA,” he said.

They were said to have been immediately evacuated to the Toll Gate Divisional Police Headquarters, and when debriefed, they claimed to have escaped from captivity while the bandits guarding them were asleep.

Jalige said that all the rescued persons were stable but weak, adding that they have been profiled and taken to a medical facility for treatment with efforts ongoing to establish contact with their relations for proper handing over.

World Cup Police Brace For Huge Crowds In Qatar’s Capital

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Controlling hundreds of thousands of football fans in Qatar’s capital will be the biggest security challenge of World Cup 2022, FIFA told police chiefs from competing nations on Sunday.

Unlike previous World Cups, where only two teams and their supporters would generally converge on one city at any given time, all the games will take place in and around Doha.

The most geographically compact World Cup therefore represents the tournament’s biggest “challenge”, FIFA security director Helmut Spahn told a security conference for the tournament in Doha.

Qatar has predicted that 1.4 million people will visit during the 28 day tournament, that starts November 21, with “approximately 350,000” attendees in Doha “at the same time”, Spahn noted, speaking on the sidelines of the conference.

“You have to manage that,” he said. “But we can create history and I am pretty sure that we will manage it.”

Major General Abdulaziz Al-Ansari, head of Qatar’s World Cup security operation, also acknowledged that the numbers were the main concern.

“But we are very much confident that we have reviewed this over and over again,” Ansari said. “Of course there are going to be challenges, but the challenge is going to be part of the enjoyment.”

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The Gulf state’s police are preparing an intricate system of road closures and extra public transport to move rival groups of football fans around.

The gas-rich nation has spent billions of dollars on seven new stadiums and refurbishing an eighth for the World Cup.

The longest distance between any of the two stadiums is about 70 kilometres (45 miles).

Ansari said police delegations from competing nations would inspect the World Cup stadiums and review transport in Doha over the next two days.

Spahn claimed the threat from “terrorism” had eased since Germany 2006, South Africa 2010, Brazil 2014 and Russia 2018.

In the past “we had terrorist attack threats prior to a World Cup, we had strikes of private security and police, we had problems sometimes with infrastructure at stadiums not being ready. This is not the case here,” Spahn said.

The threat “is low and under control here in Qatar.”

European fans’ groups have been seeking clarity on Qatar’s tournament policy on alcohol consumption, women’s rights and LGBTQ rights.

Ansari said a guide for fans going to Qatar would be released next month.

At Least Three Injured In ‘Random’ Stabbing In Norway – Police

Police has cordoned off the crime scene where three people have been stabbed in the village of Nore in Numedal, Norway, on May 20, 2022. (Photo by Lise Åserud / NTB / AFP) / Norway OUT

 

 

At least three people were injured, including one critically, in a stabbing attack in southeastern Norway on Friday, Norwegian police said. 

A suspect has been arrested, police said on Twitter, without specifying the motive for the attack and saying people appeared to have been attacked at “random”.

“At this stage: three people injured and one person critically injured,” the police wrote in a tweet.

Minutes later, they said they had the “suspected perpetrator” under control.

The police referred to what they call a PLIVO emergency, meaning an ongoing violent event where lives could be in danger.

The attack occurred in a valley called Numedal just north of Kongsberg, where a man killed five people using knives and a bow and arrow last October.

The trial of the Danish national accused of that attack, who experts say suffers from psychiatric problems, started on Thursday.

Police Arrest Man For Allegedly Trafficking Wife, Son In Ogun

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The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a man for allegedly trafficking his wife and two-year-old son to Mali.

Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, identified the suspect as Kingsley Essien.

He was nabbed for selling his son for N600,000 while moving his wife out of the country for prostitution.

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“The suspect was arrested following the report lodged at Agbara divisional headquarters by his wife, Bright Essien, who reported that sometime in October 2021, her husband, Kingsley Essien, informed her that he had secured a job for her in Bamako Mali and that he has assisted many people to that country for greener pastures before,” the statement issued on Thursday read in part.

“She explained further that being her husband, she didn’t suspect any foul play until she got to Mali only to discover that she has been sold to a human trafficker cartel headed by a woman at the rate of One million four hundred thousand naira.”

Oyeyemi said that while in Mali, the suspect’s wife was forced into prostitution, but later found her way to the Nigeria embassy in Bamako where she was assisted back to Nigeria.

The police spokesman explained that on getting to the country from Mali, Bright discovered that her son who was in the care of the suspect was nowhere to be found.

After lodging the report, the Divisional Police Officer in the Agbara division, Abiodun Salau, dispatched his detectives to go after the suspect and he was eventually arrested.

Upon interrogation, Oyeyemi said the suspect confessed to the commission of the crime, admitting that he sold the boy to somebody at the rate of N600,000.

While reacting to the arrest, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Lanre Bankole, ordered the transfer of the suspect to the Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.

This is even as he ordered that the buyer of the son must be traced and arrested in order to recover the stolen child.

Police Arrest Illegal Dealer Of Explosives, Recover Devices In Edo

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The Police have arrested an illegal dealer of explosives and recovered explosive devices in Edo State.

The Commissioner of Police, Edo State Command, CP Abutu Yaro, in a statement assured residents of reducing crime to the barest minimum.

He directed all area Commanders, tactical heads, and Divisional Police Officers to engage in intelligence gathering, bush combing in their areas of jurisdictions, and hideout of criminals have since started yielding positive results.

“On the 18/05/2022 at about 1400hrs, operatives of the Command attached to Fugar Divisional headquarters while on routine patrol along Auchi/Aghenebode Road, intercepted a Sienna bus en route Aghenebode with ten (10) passengers, on the spot search was conducted on the vehicle and items suspected to be explosive devices were found in a bag of one of the passengers, Michael Akhigbe ‘M’ (46) a native of Iyuku Uzairue, Auchi in Etsako West LGA of Edo State”.

The item recovered from the suspect bag were five high explosive 60mm and 50 supreme card relay.

He noted that the suspect is cooperating with police investigation while further investigation led to the arrest of two more suspects namely; Yesufu Blessing ‘M’ (45) a native of Iyuku Uzairue resident in Auchi a quarry blaster and Haruna Braimah ‘M’ (35) a tipper driver also a native of Iyuku Uzairue and resident in Auchi also

The police commissioner further directed the command’s Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit (EOD) to take over the recovered explosive devices for technical analysis while the investigation continues and assured the residents to be calm and go about their lawful businesses.

Police Parade Suspected Kidnappers Of Greenfield Students

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A photo combination of suspected criminals paraded in Abuja and weapons recovered by the police.

 

The police in Abuja have paraded the duo of Aminu Lawal and Murtala Dawu for allegedly being responsible for the kidnap and murder of two police and one vigilante in Abuja.

Police spokesperson Olumuyiwa Adejobi said the suspects confessed to the kidnap of students from the Greenfield University in Kaduna State.

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They also confessed to the murder of five of the Greenfield victims before the payment of ransom and eventual release of the others.

A five-man trans-border kidnapping syndicate operating between Adamawa State and Burha, Fituha and Kesu in Cameroon were equally paraded alongside 24 others who were allegedly involved in various crimes, including rape, armed robbery, unlawful possession of firearms and culpable homicide.

APC Governorship Primary: Police Warn Against Violence, Thuggery In Niger

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Ahead of the governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the police authorities have warned residents of Niger State against violence and thuggery.

The warning was contained in a statement issued on Tuesday by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Wasiu Abiodun, saying adequate security measures have been put in place to prevent a breakdown of law and order.

“Niger State Police Command wishes to inform members of the public and party actors, that the Police Command and other security agencies in the state have emplaced adequate proactive security measures before, during and after the exercise,” the statement read in part.

“The Command hereby warns that anyone who has no business with the exercise should stay away from the venue and all delegates are equally advised to conduct themselves maturely and properly, as the Command is battle-ready and will not condone any acts of violence and thuggery.”

The police spokesman also warned that “anyone who has no business with the exercise should stay away from the venue and all delegates are equally advised to conduct themselves maturely and properly, as the Command is battle-ready and will not condone any acts of violence and thuggery.”

This is even as he advised parents and guardians to talk to their wards against being used as political thugs to disrupt public peace or political activities, as anyone found in the act of thuggery shall be dealt with in accordance with the law.

Deborah Samuel: Police Declare Suspects In Viral Video Wanted

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The police in Sokoto have declared the men seen in the viral video of the murder of Deborah Samuel wanted for culpable homicide.

Public Relations Officer of the Sokoto Command, ASP Sanusi Abubakar, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, a day after two other suspects were arraigned for killing the 200-level student of Shehu Shagari College of Education.

“Prime suspects that claimed responsibility for the murder of Deborah Samuel in the viral video were declared wanted,” Abubakar said.

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He called on members of the public to cooperate with the police and report to the command or any security outfit in their domain if they have information on the suspects.

He also assured that the Sokoto Police Command is committed to apprehending the suspects, adding, “The command has already deployed all its intelligence and is on the lookout for the suspects.”.

 

Alleged Blasphemy

Deborah had been killed on Thursday last week by a mob after she was accused of blasphemy.

The gruesome murder sparked outrage and drew condemnation from many and led the Sokoto State government to shut down the school.

As the news spread and videos of the murder went viral, the police announced the arrest of two suspects.

Catholic Bishop of the Sokoto Diocese, Mathew Kukah, and the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, were among those who condemned the killing.

Amid calls for justice, the situation in the state degenerated on Saturday after an angry mob held a violent protest attacking the Holy Family Cathedral and another Catholic Church facility in the state while demanding the release of those arrested.

In reaction, the state government imposed a 24-hour curfew on the state.

The curfew was relaxed on Monday and the two arrested suspects were arraigned on the same day. They were both remanded in custody.

Meanwhile, the remains of Deborah were buried in her home town, Tunga Magajiya, in the Rijau Local Government Area of Niger State over the weekend

Police Defuse Bomb Allegedly Planted By Boko Haram In Borno IDP Camp

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The Borno Police Command said it has successfully defused a bomb planted by Boko Haram and Islamic State of the West African Province(ISWAP) insurgents at Dalori Internally Displaced Persons Camp(IDPs) in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno.

Dalori camp is located a few kilometres from Maiduguri, along the Maiduguri-Bama road.

The bomb scare began at about 6:00 am when an item concealed in a sack thought to be an Improvised Explosive Device, was spotted causing panic as the resident at the camp abandoned their shelters and flee.

The Commissioner of Police(CP) Abdu Umar, who confirmed the incident in a press briefing at the Command Headquarters in Maiduguri, said that the Explosive Ordnance Disposal(EOD), personnel of the command were immediately dispatched to the scene for disposal and evacuation.

Umar said “An unidentified element suspected to be an IED Planted inside a plastic bucket with a panel close to the fence of the camp by suspected insurgents was discovered.

“The IED was successfully defused by the EOD team without causing any casualties,” he said

The Commissioner of Police noted that the general area has been sanitised urging people to go about their lawful business.