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Police to establish Explosives Ordinance Training School in Borno

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, yesterday disclosed that the Police plan to establish an Explosive Ordinance Training School in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, to train more personnel to address life-threatening issues relating to explosive ordinance handling [...]

March 24, 2018 Military

Director who was fined N750,000 for stealing N33 billion now to spend six years in prison, pay N23 billion fine

John Yusuf, a former assistant director of the federal civil service, whose 2013 sentencing of two years in jail with an option of N750,000 for stealing N33 billion of police pension fund caused widespread outrage in the country, will now [...]

March 22, 2018 Military

11 soldiers feared dead in Kaduna armed bandits’ attack

Armed bandits, believed to be herdsmen yesterday, stormed a military camp in Doka community in Birni Gwari local government of Kaduna State where they opened fire on the soldiers who were sleeping, killing 11 in the process. The soldiers were [...]

March 22, 2018 Military

DSS arrests Kwankwaso’s ex-commissioner for alleged insurgency alarm

The Department of State Services (DSS) yesterday arrested former Kano State Commissioner for Water Resources, Dr. Yunusa Adamu Dangwani, over alleged insurgency plot in Kano schools. Also held for igniting the false security alarm was one retired Captain Umar Abdullahi. [...]

March 22, 2018 Military

‘Militant General’ killed in gun battle with police, weapon recovered

An alleged kidnapper and militant, Prosper David, popularly known as ‘Militant General’ was on Wednesday killed by operatives of the Inspector-General of Police’ (IGP) Intelligence Response Team (IRT). He was killed during a gun battle with the operatives at his [...]

March 16, 2018 Military

UPDATED: Tension as Police, soldiers clash with Road Safety officers in Abuja

A major fracas broke out amongst Nigerian law enforcement agencies in Abuja on Wednesday, after an attempt to seal a Road Safety office went awry. Hope For Nigeria learnt that the violence broke out after soldiers and policemen attached to [...]

March 15, 2018 Military

PDP, Afenifere, ex-minister flay Buhari for admitting IGP’s disobedience

The main opposition, People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, and former Minister of State for Defence, Dr. Olu Agunloye, have tackled President Muhammadu Buhari over his remarks on Monday in Makurdi that he was unaware that the Inspector [...]

March 14, 2018 Military

In Benue, Buhari finds IGP Idris defied relocation order

Two months after he directed Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris (IGP) to relocate to Benue State and stop killings by herdsmen, President Muhammadu Buhari discovered only yesterday that his order was not carried out. But the revelation that Idris [...]

March 13, 2018 Military

Army reads riot act on murders in Benue, Taraba states, others

The Nigerian Army has warned perpetrators of the killings and destruction of property in Adamawa, Benue and Taraba states to desist forthwith, saying the Rules Of Engagement (ROE) against arson and murder were to apply henceforth. In a statement by [...]

March 12, 2018 Military

How police boss is using his office to steal land in Enugu

The Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, Mr. Danmallam Mohammed is currently enmeshed in a controversy over the ownership of multi-million Naira plots of land. The plots of land can be found at Cattle Lairage, Emena Industrial Layout, Enugu. CP [...]

March 7, 2018 Military

EFCC arrests woman who accused snake of swallowing N36m in JAMB office

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested and grilled a JAMB official based in Makurdi, Philomina Chieshe, who claimed that a snake swallowed N36m. The money was part of the proceeds of the sale of scratch cards. Detectives at [...]

March 6, 2018 Military

Army reacts to allegations that it is shielding Fulani Herdsmen

The Nigerian Army has denied allegations that its men in Benue state are shielding Fulani Herdsmen. The Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 707 Special Forces Brigade, Major Olabisi Olalekan Ayeni described the allegations as false. The President of the Mzough [...]

February 23, 2018 Military

IGP Idris reveals only solution to herdsmen/farmers’ clash in Nigeria

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has said that the only genuine solution to herdsmen/farmers crisis in some parts of the country is through dialogue. IGP Idris said this at the public launch of his book titled: ‘Security and [...]

February 16, 2018 Military

Four officers missing as ‘herdsmen’ ambush police team in Benue

The police in Benue are searching for four officers following an attack on a patrol team in Logo Local Government Area on Saturday afternoon, Hope For Nigeria has learnt. The men were returning from a confidence-building mission in remote villages [...]

February 11, 2018 Military

Fulani herdsmen: Police go tough on herders, arrest 32 for violating Benue open grazing law

The Benue State Police Command has arrested no fewer than 32 persons for allegedly violating the Benue S‎tate Open Grazing Prohibition Law which took effect on November 1. The Commissioner of Police in charge of the State, Fatai Owoseni, who [...]

February 11, 2018 Military

Troops nab arms supplier in Nasarawa

Troops nab arms supplier in Nasarawa: Troops of the Guards Brigade deployed to Mararaba, Nasarawa state for internal security operations arrested a man with arms and ammunition on Thursday during a stop and search operation at a checkpoint. Director of [...]

February 9, 2018 Military

APC youths want Police PRO sacked for attacking Ortom, threaten to retaliate killings

The North-central zonal youths forum of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) has asked Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Moshood Jimoh, to apologize for calling Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, “a drowning man.” The youths also said he should be [...]

February 9, 2018 Military

Nigerians blast Police Spokesman, Jimoh Moshood for calling Gov. Ortom ‘drowning man’

Nigerians blast Police Spokesman, Jimoh Moshood for calling Gov. Ortom ‘drowning man’: The sour relationship between the Benue State Government and the Nigeria Police Force took a dramatic twist on Tuesday. This was when the Police Public Relations Officer, Mr [...]

February 7, 2018 Military

Army to conduct Operation Crocodile Smile, Python Dance again

Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, says Nigerian Army will conduct more exercises in 2018 to assist civil authorities to deal with internal security challenges in parts of the country. Speaking with newsmen on Friday after leading troops on [...]

February 3, 2018 Military

How IG of Police, Ibrahim Idris, disobeyed Buhari’s order on Benue crisis

The Inspector-General of Police Ibrahim Idris has yet to relocate to Benue State, in an apparent affront to President Muhammadu Buhari’s order last month. In a directive issued on January 9, Mr. Buhari asked Mr. Idris, whom he appointed in June [...]

February 2, 2018 Military

Senate summons Police IG over Benue ultimatum, vows matter won’t be overlooked

The Senate had on Wednesday resolved to summon the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, for failing to apprehend perpetrators of the Benue killings. The Senate had upon resumption of plenary this year, given the IGP a 14-day ultimatum to [...]

February 1, 2018 Military

Police dismiss claims that an aircraft, loaded with arms, landed in Taraba

The Taraba Police Command has dismissed media reports claiming that an aircraft, loaded with arms, landed in Jibu part of the State last Sunday. “I want to state that the report is totally false, misleading, unfounded and a deliberate attempt [...]

January 24, 2018 Military

Nigeria police nab 3 armed robbers during gun duel with officers in Ogun

Men of the Ogun State police command have arrested three persons suspected to be part of an armed robbery gang that have been terrorizing Ogijo and its environs. The trio were arrested around 9:00.m, on Saturday, during a robbery operation. [...]

January 22, 2018 Military

Government uncovers Islamic State network in Nigeria

A group, Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA), is operational in North Central and South South Nigeria. It deploys foreign terrorists that unleash mayhem on communities, with a view to exacerbating ethnic and religious tensions. This disclosure was made in [...]

January 22, 2018 Military

Benue Killings: Peace meeting led by IG adjourned

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, on Monday convened a peace meeting with governors and stakeholders from Benue and Nasarawa to address the disputes between the two states. The meeting, which was meant to find a lasting solution to the [...]

January 16, 2018 Military

DR Congo army launches new operation against Ugandan rebels

The Congolese army on Saturday announced a new operation against armed groups, notably the ADF Ugandan Islamist rebels suspected of murdering 14 UN peacekeepers last month. Army vehicles transported some 300 troops to the operation’s headquarters near Beni in the [...]

January 14, 2018 Military

Fulani Herdsmen: Buhari orders IGP Idris to relocate to Benue

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris to move immediately to Benue State to restore law and order. Buhari gave the order on Monday night, according to a statement by police spokesman, Jimoh Moshood. The [...]

January 9, 2018 Military

Police kill suspected armed robber on Sagamu-Ore highway

The Ogun State Police Command yesterday gunned down an armed robbery suspect, at Ososa junction, along the Sagamu-Ore expressway. According to a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the effort followed a distress call [...]

January 8, 2018 Military

Benue killing : Police arraign six Fulani herdsmen

Six Fulani herdsmen are currently been arraigned at the Chief Magistrate Court 1 sitting in Makurdi for their alleged involvement in the killing of 19 farmers in Akor village of Guma Local Government Area of Benue State. The incident occurred [...]

January 5, 2018 Military

30,000 Nigerian soldiers homeless – Former Army chief, Ihejirika

30,000 Nigerian soldiers homeless: Former Chief Of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant-General Azubuike Ihejirika (retd), has revealed that about 30,000 soldiers have no accommodation. Gen. Ihejirika, said the situation had forced army authorities to keep troops fighting Boko Haram insurgents for [...]

January 2, 2018 Military