Gunmen on Wednesday night invaded the main campus of the the Plateau State Polytechnic and abducted not yet known number of students. Details later….(NAN)
The Special Task Force Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) maintaining peace in Plateau and environs, has confirmed attack on Ancha community in Miango chiefdom of Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau by gunmen. Maj. Ishaku Takwa, the Media Officer of the task force, said on Wednesday in Jos that the criminals...
The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday in Abuja assured Nigerians that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is working to crush banditry and insurgency in the country. Sen. John Akpanudoedehe, the National Secretary, APC Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), gave the assurance in a statement while reacting to...
The Police Command in Ebonyi on Sunday confirmed killing of a member of Ebubeagu Security Network (ESN). The victim, Ifeanyi Orogbo, 32, was murdered and partially burnt by the assailants. The Police spokesman, Ebonyi Command, DSP Loveth Odah, said the incident occurred on Saturday night in Igweledeoha, Amagu, in Ikwo Local...
Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State on Sunday visited Omolege Junction, near Ute in Ose Local Government Area where gunmen on Thursday night killed three people and razed down buildings in the community. The governor’s visit is contained in a statement made available on Sunday in Akure by Mr Richard...
The Police Command in Niger has confirmed attack by suspected  bandits on  workers of Sino-Hydro Power Dam in Zungeru,  Wushishi Local Government Area of the state. This is contained in a statement by DSP Wasiu Abiodun, Public Relations Officer of the command  in Minna. He said  the workers comprised some Chinese...
The police has rescued a three-month-old baby and seized sophisticated weapons from bandits in Zamfara. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Ayuba Elkanah, made this known during an interview with newsmen in Gusau on Wednesday. He said that the victims were abducted from Ruggar Tudu village in Bungudu Local Government...
The Polytechnic of Ibadan has confirmed an attack by suspected armed robbers on the institution’s staff quarters in the early hours of Monday. The Public Relations Officer of the institution, Mr. Soladoye Adewole confirmed the incident in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan. The attack...
The Nigerian Correctional Service has set up a special security team to strengthen security around Custodial centres across the country. This is contained in a statement issued by the Service Public Relations Officer (SPRO) Mr Francis Enobore on Sunday in Abuja. The Controller General, NCoS, Mr. Haliru Nababa made this known after a...
Police in Kogi have confirmed the loss of three lives including that of an Inspector to a mob attack in Yagba-West Local Government Area of the state on Tuesday. The mob attack followed robberies at three banks in Odo-Ere and Egbe towns in the local government area. Police spokesman in Kogi,...
Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State, has said that the state government would initiate regular strategic meetings with Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) to deepen security coverage and peaceful coexistence in the state. The governor made this known in Bauchi on Thursday when he received the new Commissioner of Police deployed...
Concerned about insecurity in the country, China has offered to send a high-level delegation of criminal investigation experts to meet with Nigerian security agencies. Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Cui Jianchun disclosed this on Wednesday in Abuja while speaking to journalists on the sideline of the Oct. 1, China-Nigeria friendship award...
The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Kwara branch, has called for the release of its member, Dr. Zubair Erubu, who was abducted on Thursday night in his farm house. This is contained in a statement jointly issued on Monday in Ilorin by Prof. Baba Issa, the NMA Chairman and Dr. Tijani...
The Nigerian Army on Saturday debunked a rumoured abduction of travellers on the Maiduguri-Damaturu Highway on Dec. 11. Col. Ado Isa, Deputy Director Public Relations 7 Division/Joint Task Force (Northeast) of Operation Hadin Kai said the rumour was unfounded. “The attention of Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) has been drawn to series of...
Police in Imo have rescued abducted Eze Damian Nwaigwe, the traditional ruler of Mbutu in Aboh-Mbaise council area unhurt. Police spokesman in Imo, CSP Michael Abattam said in a statement issued in Owerri on Saturday that the traditional ruler had been reunited with his family. He added that security had been...
President Muhammadu Buhari has dispatched a high-level security delegation to Sokoto and Katsina States in response to the recent spike in activities of bandits. Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, confirmed this development in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, saying the...
The Police Command in Kwara has confirmed the kidnap of the Mogaji (community leader) of Erubu, Dr. Zubair Folorunsho on Friday.   This is contained in a statement by SP Ajayi Okasanmi, the command’s spokesman in the state.   Okasanmi said that the community leader was kidnapped at Afon in Asa Local Government...