Law Enforcement Agencies

Soldiers Arrest ISWAP Commander’s Errand Boy In Borno

Troops have arrested Wida Kachalla, an “errand boy” to Modu Sulum, a notorious commander of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP), according to PRNigeria. Sulum was said to have been killed by troops of Operation Hadin Kai in Borno State. Kachalla is a native of Murguba Settlement, a stronghold of the terrorists in …

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ICPC Calls For Strict Law Enforcement To Tackle Corruption

ICPC Chairman, Prof. Bolaji Owansanoye, has declared that effective enforcement of the law would tackle corruption. He made the declaration in a message he sent to a one-day South-South stakeholders’ dialogue on the implementation of the National Ethics and Integrity Policy held on Tuesday in Uyo. The policy was launched by President Muhammadu Buhari on …

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NYSC Suspends Corpers’ Accounts Over Alleged Fraudulent Redeployment

THE National Youth Service Corps has said it suspended the accounts of corps members belonging to the some 2021 Batch A, Streams 1 and 2, who sought redeployment from the original states they were posted to. The Deputy Director of Press and Publicity, NYSC, Emeka Mgbemena, in an interview on Tuesday accused the affected corps …

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Army Warns Niger, Kogi, Kwara Residents Over Fleeing Bandits

The Nigerian Army yesterday alerted residents of Kogi, Kwara and Niger states to be vigilant and report movements of bandits to security agents. The warning came as the army said the bandits had begun fleeing their haven in the North-west following offensives launched by security forces on their locations. The alert followed the arrest of …

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NDLEA Arrests Ex-Soldier, Doctor For ‘Drug Trafficking’

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested a medical doctor, Jane Chioma Ofoma, in Auchi, Edo State, for allegedly operating an online catering service, Omachi’s Kitchen, through which she sells drugged cookies and biscuits. Also the agency arrested a 52-year-old ex-Soldier, Sgt Ibrahim Musa for allegedly being in possession of 12.167 kilograms of …

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No Graduate Should Be Employed Without Certificate Of National Service – DG NYSC

All Employers of labour in the public and private sector have been warned against employing graduates without demanding for Certificate of National Service. The Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim, gave the warning yesterday at the opening ceremony of Corps Legal Aid Workshop, yesterday in Abuja. Speaking further, he advised all …

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Two Burnt, 13 Vehicles Razed As Tanker Explodes On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Two persons were burnt to death and 13 vehicles, including trucks razed when a petroleum tanker fell on the road and exploded at the proposed new Kara Market, Ogere-Remo, Ogun State, along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The tanker explosion which occurred around 4am on Tuesday, touched – off a huge inferno, razing vehicles parked by the …

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Immigration CG: We’ll Limit Jobs Available To Foreigners So Nigerians Can Get More

The Comptroller-General (CG) of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Alhaji Muhammad Babandede, says the Service is planning to limit job opportunities other nationals can be employed to do in Nigeria. Babandede said this when he paid a courtesy visit to the Emir of Katsina, Dr Abdulmuminu Kabir-Usman, on Wednesday in Katsina. According to him, the …

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Buhari: We’ll Modernise Police Operations In Line With 21st Century Expectation

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he would bequeath “a citizen-led policing system” to the nation, assuring that his administration has already demonstrated firm commitment towards changing the principle and strategy of policing in the country. He gave the pledge on Tuesday in an address at the passing out parade of 418 officers of the …

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Police Neutralize Bandit, Foil Attempted Kidnap Of Indian Expatriate

…Recovers AK47 Magazines Kaduna State Police Command said its men have neutralized one bandit and foiled attempted kidnap of an Indian expatriate at Dankande area of Igabi council. The command said its men also recovered four fully loaded AK47 magazines. The states police Command said, “on the 21st June 2021 at about 2133hrs while escorting …

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Senate confirms Yahaya as Chief of Army Staff

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed the nomination of Major General Farouk Yahaya for appointment as Chief of Army Staff (COAS). The confirmation of Yahaya followed the presentation and consideration of the report of the Joint Senate Committee on Defence and Army at plenary. Chairman of the Senate Committee on Defence, Senator Aliyu Wamakko presented the …

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Troops Nab Bandit Fleeing From Niger To Oyo State – Army

The Nigerian Army says its troops operating along Mokwa-Jebba road, intercepted and arrested a fleeing bandit in a vehicle traveling from Zuru to Ibadan during a stop and search operation on Sunday. The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, said this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja. Nwachukwu said the vigilant troops spotted …

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Dismissed Soldier Who Fled North-East Arrested In Imo For Aiding Jailbreak

The Imo State Police Command has arrested an Army deserter, Godwin Chukwuemeka, 35, for alleged involvement in the April 5 jailbreak in the state. Parading the suspect, the Special Adviser on Media to the state Commissioner of Police, Mike Abatam, said the suspect was also involved in the attack on the police command headquarters in …

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Police Parade 50 Suspected Killers Of Army, Police Officers In Ebonyi

The Police Command in Ebonyi on Monday, paraded 60 suspects including a teenager over alleged attacks on its personnel and public facilities, among other offences. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Aliyu Garba, while parading the suspects, remarked that over 50 of them were directly involved in various attacks on police personnel, facilities and …

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[FULL LIST] Buhari Appoints Ekpungu EFCC Secretary, Names Board Members

President Muhammadu Buhari has made new appointments in the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). He appointed George Abang Ekpungu as the Secretary with Luqman Muhammad (South South), Anumba Adaeze (South East), Alhaji Kola Raheem Adesina (North Central) and Alhaji Yahya Muhammad (North East) as board members. The Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, …

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Only Six Private Jet Owners In Nigeria Have Been Verified – Customs

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has warned that private jet owners who fail to carry out verification of their aircraft after the expiration of the exercise on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 risk detention of their aircraft. This is even as the service revealed that only six aircraft owners have thus far come forward with documents …

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Reshuffling Looms In NIS, As CG Accuses Officers Of Collecting Bribe

The Comptroller General (CG) of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede, may have perfected plans for mass movement of officers, particularly those at the land borders to tackle what he termed collection of bribes and extortion by the officers. Babandede, while addressing NIS personnel at the Katsina Command Monday, said some of the personnel …

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Police Intensify Search For Super TV CEO’s Killers, Block Account

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has said efforts are on to arrest the suspected killers of the Chief Executive Officer, Super TV, Usifo Ataga, in the Lekki area of the state. Odumosu also said Ataga’s account had been blocked to prevent further withdrawals from it by those taking advantage of his untimely …

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Tinubu’s Probe Ongoing – EFCC Chair

Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, says a former governor of Lagos State and national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is under investigation. In an exclusive interview published by ThisDay on Sunday, Bawa said investigation does not end in a day. He said: “You asked …

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Troops Rescue More Abducted Kebbi Students, Teacher

Troops of Operation Hadarin Daji, have rescued two more students of the Federal Government College Birnin Yawuri and one of the teachers. The abductees were rescued at Makuku during search and rescue operations with one of the bandits killed. According to a statement by the Director Army Public Relations Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, more troops …

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