February 25, 2024

February 25, 2024

Owo Attack: IGP Orders Deployment Of Specialised Operatives

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Usman Baba, has ordered the deployment of specialised operatives to unravel the perpetrators of Sunday’s attack on St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo State.   The Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said this in a statement on Monday in Abuja.   He said the specialised […]

Three Suspected Kidnappers Killed By Police In Delta

The Delta State Police Command has gunned down three suspected kidnappers/armed robbers in the state.   The Police spokesman in the state, DSP Bright Edafe, confirmed this on Monday in Asaba.   He said, “On June 5, 2022, at about 12:35 pm, operatives of Command’s Rapid Response Squad, while on undercover of anti-crime patrol along […]

No Terrorist Attack On Abuja Estate – Police

The Police in Abuja has debunked reports claiming that terrorists attacked and kidnapped residents of a housing estate in the Gwarinpa area of the city in the wee hours of Monday.   However, in a statement, the Police noted that a robbery attack did take place in the estate, but it was repelled by security […]

Police Disburse Over N64m To Families Of Deceased Officers In Niger

Niger State Police Command has disbursed over N64.7 million to families of policemen who died in active service between 2020 and 2021 in the state.   Presenting the cheques on behalf of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Alkali Baba Usman, the Niger state Commissioner of Police, CP Monday Bala Kuryas, said the cheques were for […]

Gunmen Abduct AA Zaura’s Mother In Kano

Hajia Laure Mai-Kunu, the aged mother of the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) for Kano Central Abdulsalam Abdulkarim Zaura, was on Monday kidnapped by gunmen.   She was abducted at her residence in the early hours of Monday before the Muslims’ call to prayert.   Kano Police spokesman Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, confirmed the incident. […]

Suspected Boko Haram Terrorists Attack Borno, Abduct Several Passengers

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents on Monday attacked Lawan Mainari village near Mainok along Damaturu-Maiduguri Road in Borno State.   According to an eyewitness, the incident happened in a community less than 40 kilometers away from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.   The terrorists were said to have abducted several passengers while setting nine vehicles and […]

Gunmen Invade Abuja Estate, Kidnap Residents

Gunmen suspected to be bandits in the early hours of Monday attacked Gwarinpa Estate in the Federal Capital Territory.   Daily Trust learnt that the gunmen operated on the estate between 1am and 4am, abducting a yet-to-be-identified number of residents.   Although details remain sketchy, a resident, who simply identified himself as Mohammed said the […]

Police Confirm Abduction Of Catholic Priest In Kogi


The Kogi State Police Command has confirmed the abduction of Rev. Fr Christopher Onotu, a Catholic Priest by unknown gunmen.   Onotu was kidnapped on Saturday evening by unknown gunmen from his Church in Obangede, Okehi Local Government Area of Kogi State.   Reacting to the kidnap on Sunday evening, the Police Public Relations Officer, […]

Notorious Car Thief Apprehended By Police In Kano

Police in Kano State have arrested a 34-year-old notorious car thief, identified as Ibrahim Usman.   Spokesman of the command, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa confirmed this in a statement issued.   He said a team of Operation Puff Adder while on routine patrol along BUK Road Kano intercepted the suspect in possession of a white […]

Ondo Catholic Church Massacre: Hospital Seeks Blood Donors As Death Toll Rises

Following the massacre of worshipers at the St.Francis Catholic Church, Owaluwa Owo, Ondo State, on Sunday, blood donors are needed at the Federal Medical Centre, FMC, where most of the injured victims were taken to.   Scores of worshippers were killed while service was ongoing in the church, which is located in the heart of […]