Yobe Police Arrest Woman For Allegedly Killing Eight-Month Old Son

Police, Kaduna, CrimeThe Nigeria Police in Yobe State on Friday confirmed the arrest of a woman, who allegedly killed her eight-month old son, Mohammed Idi.

In a statement made available to Channels Television in Damaturu the state capital, the State Commissioner of Police, Mr Zannah Ibrahim revealed that the 25 year old woman, Yakura Idi of Gwange Ward, Damaturu is being interrogated for the said offence.

CP Ibrahim said in the statement that the arrest of the woman is sequel to a tip off, after which the suspect was detained for killing the eight-month old baby boy with a knife and buried him in a shallow grave within the compound.

The statement is coming barely few hours after the CP had applauded the improved security situation in the state where he called on the people to sustain the tempo.

The police, according to him, have exhumed the body of the child which will undergo an autopsy while a stained knife was also recovered as an exhibit for committing the offence.

Yobe Police Apprehend Teenage Abductor

police -oyoThe Yobe State Police Command has caught and charged to court, a woman arrested for abduction of a newly born baby in Damaturu, Yobe State capital.

Parading 15 other suspects allegedly involved in various serious offences on Friday, the State Commissioner of Police, Mr Zannah Ibrahim, said that the culprit visited the state specialists’ hospital to share the joy of the new born baby with the family only to cunningly steal the baby.

According to the Commissioner of Police, the abductor of the newly born baby, had been captured, quizzed and currently charged to court.

The Command also paraded 15 other criminals involved in culpable homicide, car theft, criminal conspiracy and office breaking among others.

Mr Ibrahim disclosed that three suspects involved in stealing and purchases of INEC computers, were also apprehended as well as a suspect alleged to had raped a teenage girl.

The suspects, according to him, would all be charged to court for the various offences committed.

Some of the suspects interviewed, agreed to have committed the offences and pleaded for leniency.

Ahmadu Dungulmashi, who spoke in Hausa, said: “Yes I raped a teenage girl and I completely know is a very wrong act. I have two wives and seven children as well as an aged mother, but I plead for leniency and promise never to go into that again.”

The Commissioner of Police also noted that though, crime rate has been on the decrease since the commencement of 2016, the police had foiled many crimes with the arrest of several criminals and attributed it to the effective synergy between the various security formations.

He, however, thanked the people of the state for the support accorded to security agencies for the reduction in crime and hope that would be sustained.

Yobe Police Recorded Less Serious Crimes In 2015 – Commissioner

RRS-yobe -policeThe Yobe State Police Command says it has recorded less serious crimes in 2015, compared to the year 2014.

Parading 17 suspects before journalists at the end of the year media briefing in Damaturu, the state capital, the State Commissioner of Police (CP), Zannah Ibrahim, said major crime statistics for the two years indicates that terrorists’ attacks recorded in 2015 stands at 19 cases, as against the 25 of last year.

According to the CP, other crimes that recorded decrease in 2015, compared to 2014 include; culpable homicide, kidnapping, unnatural offences, armed robbery, grievous hurt and wounding, as well as breach of public peace.

CP Ibrahim also revealed that rape and indecent assault offences against firearms and forgery of currency notes recorded various increase in 2015.

The Police Commissioner disclosed that four of the paraded suspects are believed to be involved in certificate forgery at the College of Education, Gashua.

While one is responsible for signing, stamping and issuance of forged certificates, two others were canvassing for interested “grandaunts” and the last person specialised in printing the certificate.

Musa Ahmed and Ali Yusuf, who are suspects to the crime, in an interview with newsmen, attributed his offence to an act of the devil.

The CP also disclosed that some of the suspects paraded were found to have engaged in the production and circulation of counterfeit currency, contrary to section 21 of the Penal Code Law.

He said further investigation revealed that the suspects had in their possession fake Nigerian currency totalling about 490, 000 Naira, Identity cards, a bottle containing mercury and forged land sale agreement, among others.

The Commissioner said that some of the suspects will be arraigned for culpable homicide, being in possession of dried leaves believed to be Indian herp or a control substances, suspected homicide and mischief, contrary to sections 221 and 327 of the Penal Code Law of Nigeria.

He appreciated the efforts of the state government, traditional institution, sister security agencies, the media and other security stakeholders in the state for their unflinching support given to the Police in the year under review, hoping similar synergy will be exhibited in the years ahead.

While assuring of a hitch free Christmas celebration, the CP said the command will intensify vehicular, foot and join patrol to ensure a crime free state.

Yobe Police Task Residents On Neighbourhood Watch

cp---yobe-policeThe Yobe State Police Command has embarked on enlightening residents to watch out for strange faces in their neighbourhoods and to report any suspicious looks to security agents for prompt action.

Leading the campaign to the Damaturu Emirate Council, the State Commissioner of Police (CP), Zannah Ibrahim, appealed to the royal father to educate his subjects on the need to partner security agents in fishing out the miscreants, for a just society.

“The Police is ready and prepared to work with the communities in this regards. Community leaders, religious leader, youth leaders, as well as traditional institution have a role to play.

“Credible young men and women across wards, streets, households should be co-opted to form neighbourhood watch and the Police will give necessary guidance from time to time,” the CP said.

The CP also said that the Command had commenced registration of town service cars operating within the state capital, as well as registration of residents in some black spots within the metropolis, as ways of identifying criminals.

Mr. Ibrahim frowned at the disregard for curfew hours by residents, reminding them that the ‘dusk to dawn’ restriction was still in force.

“The Police Command is seriously dismayed at the disregard to the hours of the curfew and wishes to appeal to the good people of the state to adhere strictly to the stay at home orders between the hours of 10:00pm to 6:00am daily.”

The Emir of Damaturu, Alhaji Shehu Hashimi II Ibn Umar El-Kanemi, praised the efforts of security agents and state government towards finding lasting peace in the state.

The Emir gave the assurance that his emirate would partner with security operatives to speed up the restoration of peace in the state, the zone and Nigeria as a whole.

The Royal father said that the emirate had registered 400 youth volunteers who would soon be unveiled to assist the security agents in fighting insurgency.

The State Police command would take the crusade to all the 14 emirate councils in the state, as well as reaching out to various communities’ leaders, associations and groups, to ensure that the hoodlums have no hiding place.

Yobe Police Re-echoes Prohibition Of Fireworks

policeThe Yobe State Police Command on Wednesday re-echoed the prohibition of sales and usage of fireworks across the state.

The re-echoing of the prohibition is contained in a statement issued by the command’s spokesman, ASP Toyin Gbadegesin.

According to the statement, “the prohibition of the sale and use of fireworks is still in force and the public is hereby reminded that any use of fireworks before, during and after the Yuletide season is prohibited”.

It also warned that “any violation of this order shall be viewed as security saboteurs and shall be arrested and prosecuted”.

The re-echoing of the prohibition is in view of the approaching Yuletide period which may trigger the use of fireworks and other explosives in celebration, thereby constituting security threat to security operatives and residents alike.

Yobe Police Take War On Terrorism And Fundamentalism To Schools

Yobe PoliceThe Yobe State Police Command has embarked on a sensitisation campaign in academic institutions across the state, with a view to reshaping their minds to abstain from social vices.

The police said the move was to curb the adverse effects terrorism and fundamentalism had caused communities in the nation’s north-east and the country at large and to stimulate peace, harmony and tolerance among young people.

Addressing pupils and students in both public and private schools in Damaturu the Yobe State capital, the Police Public Relations Officer, Toyin Gbadegesin said “the Nigeria Police Force, under the order of the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), was carrying the enlightenment campaign to academic institutions to educate students against the adverse effects of social vices”.

The campaign, according to him, will also be expanded to markets, unions and associations, town hall meetings and motor parks among other areas of influence, so that “people will learn to desist from such vices which have caused severe insecurity in the country”.

Other wrongdoings the crusade is working against include cultism and drug abuse, which over the years have affected the society negatively.

“Drug addiction, cultism, fundamentalism and terrorism have led to the mess we are in now and if the youth can desist from such ill doings, lots of these problems would have been solved, considering the fact that most of these problems are childhood exuberance,” Gbadegesin said.

The Police spokesman  also warned the youths to avoid collecting and delivering messages from people they don’t know, stressing that such are the cause of the wave of suicide bombings and avoidable attacks on innocent people across the northern part of the country.

He also cautioned students from carrying metallic and non-metallic objects or empty cans they see around, saying such consignments might be Improvised Explosive Devices (IED).

One of the teachers, Mr Chinedu Williams, who spoke to Channels Television on the initiative of the Nigerian Police, praised the Command for the actualisation of the initiative of the Inspector-General of Police, saying it would go a long way to reduce crime in the society.

He, however, called on the Police to ensure that the crusade reached all the nooks and crannies of Nigeria.

Some of the students, who benefited from the enlightenment campaign, said the initiative of the Police would greatly eradicate terrorism, fundamentalism and drug addiction, pledging to utilise the knowledge acquired in their day to day lives.

They also expressed willingness to educate others for the benefit of mankind.

In the coming week, the campaign would be taken to tertiary institutions in the state with the aim of making students become right thinking members of the society.

The enlightenment campaign was carried out under the auspices of the Public Relations Department of the Yobe State Police Command.

Yobe Police Command Re-iterates Readiness To Combat Crime

Yobe Police Command Reveals Readiness To Combat CrimeThe Yobe State Police Command has re-iterated its determination to be on the watch to tackle any criminality within the State.

The development is coming as security forces deepen efforts towards tracing criminals to their hideouts by intensifying highway patrol, following the removal of check points across the country.

Meanwhile, there were mixed feelings among Yobe State residents on the Federal Government’s directives that check points across highways be dismantled.

While some expressed that it would curtail corrupt practices of some overzealous security personnel, others opined that it would pave way for free entrance and exit of the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents.

Yobe State Commissioner of Police, Mr Markus Danladi, who unveiled 35 patrol vehicles received from the force headquarters, expressed hope that the gesture would assist the Command in fighting crime.

Presenting the vehicles on Wednesday to the State Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, Mr Danladi explained that the police had taken delivery of 35 vehicles so far and would be effectively used for the purpose intended.

He observed that with what was delivered, coupled with the ones on ground, previously supplied by the State Government, the police would be fully equipped to face any security challenges.

Inspecting the vehicles, Governor Gaidam praised the Federal Government for the supply of the vehicles aim at combating crime in the state, noting that the gesture was the first by the Federal Government since the commencement of the insurgency.

The Governor tasked security operatives to make the best use of the vehicles for the purpose intended and assured of his administration’s support in the discharge of their duties.

However, the state’s residents praised security operatives for their patriotism and resolve to fight the activities of the insurgents, assuring to cooperate with them to end the insurgency in the north-east geopolitical zone.

Yobe Police Command Decorates Six Senior Officers

police The Yobe State Police Command has decorated six newly promoted senior officers of the command.

One was elevated from Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) to Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), while the remaining five were promoted from Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) to the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP).

Decorating the promoted officers, the State Commissioner of Police, Mr Markus Danladi, said that the promotion was an added responsibility on the officers and challenged them to justify the confidence reposed in them.

He noted that the added responsibilities bestowed on them were based on their commitment to hard work and challenged them to do more to salvage the country from its current security challenge.

Mr Markus also tasked the upcoming officers to work assiduously towards feeling the vacuums created by the promoted officers

Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mr Vwamhi Felix, expressed appreciation to the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) and the Police Service Commission for considering them worthy of the promotion.

He promised to work hard towards the fight against insurgency and the restoration of peace in the state and the country as a whole.

Police chief visits Damaturu, commends JTF and police officers

The Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 12 comprising; Bauchi, Borno and Yobe state, Ibrahim Abdu, today, paid a visit to the Yobe State Police Command to boost the morale of officers in the state to stand firm in the face of  security challenges bedeviling the Zone.

In a chat with news men after addressing the officers and men of the command, the AIG applauded the efforts of the Joint Task Force (JTF), comprising all security agencies, for their efforts in repelling attacks in Damaturu and other areas of the state and implored them to be resolute.

He said the security men on ground have worked hard towards the restoration of peace in the state saying “this is glaring with the recovery of arms and ammunitions in the various operations carried out by the JTF in the recent past”.

The visit, he stressed, is to further encourage the officers and men of the command who have done well in checkmating the hoodlums to continue in that regard for the restoration of peace across the state.

Abdu also said he is in the state to restore the confidence of the Nigeria Police in the minds of residents in the wake of the rising security challenges,

He commended the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar on the reforms initiated, saying it will restore the lost glory of the Nigeria Police Force.

He calls on Nigerians to assist the security agents with useful information towards overcoming the security challenges the nation is passing through presently.

One dead as gunmen attack police vehicle in Damaturu

Unidentified gun men at the early hours of today attacked a police vehicle conveying officers of the Yobe state police command command to the command headquarters along Gashua road in Damaturu the state capital.

Witnesses say a civilian woman was killed during the attack. At the moment, no official statement has been made concerning the attack.

Activities in the town have come to a standstill with civil servants and business men deprived of going to their places of work as movement has being temporarily suspended.

This is happening just two days after some security men on patrol were ambushed by unknown gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect at the Nasarawa Ward of Damaturu killing a police man in the process.