BREAKING: Gunmen kill 7 policemen in Abuja

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Unknown gunmen on Monday night opened fire on eight policemen on duty at Galadimawa roundabout in Abuja, killing seven and critically injuring one. It was reported that the gunmen lowered the windows of their car, fired the shots and zoomed off. This latest killing occurs about three days after two police officers were killed in Akwa Ibom. The force spokesman and Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police, Jimoh Moshood, made the disclosure while briefing newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja. “Investigation has commenced into the killing of the seven policemen by armed…

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Policemen pose as buyers to arrest gunrunner

Police in Bayelsa State have arrested a gunrunner and recovered two Berretta pistols and an AK47 rifle.   According to the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Asinim Butswat, said that the achievement came while the command was strictly adhering to the directives of the Inspector- General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, on mopping up arms and ammunition from unauthorised people.   He said: “In a coordinated covert operation, detectives from the Anti- Cultism Unit and the State Intelligence Bureau (SIB), Bayelsa State Police Command, lured a notorious gunrunner, Markus…

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51 families of dead policemen get N29m

About 51 families of police officers who lost their lives while serving yesterday received cheques of N29,836,378 from the Nigeria Police Force. Beneficiaries cut across the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Niger State and Kaduna State. The Assistant Inspector- General (AIG) of Police in charge of Zone 7, Taiwo Lakanu, who presented cheques to the beneficiaries in Abuja, said it was the duty of the force to take care of officers and their families. According to him, Commissioners of Police in the states under the zone will present the remaining cheques…

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Dismissed policemen, military men and robbery gangs

Stories abound about dismissed soldiers and policemen who joined robbery and kidnapping gangs to torment and turn the guns against men and women who contributed money through payment of taxes to train them before their dangerous voyage into the world of crime. When such men chose to be on the wrong side of the law and turned to a life of violent crimes, they do it with uncanny precision. Having received formal training on how to handle arms and ammunition, their dexterity in handling guns coupled with the sophistication of…

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Alleged salary fraud: Policemen fume, threaten mutiny

  Hundreds of policemen and women are presently seething over what they described as fraud and diversion of their salaries. Most of these policemen are those promoted to the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), from Inspectors. These allegations came just as it has been discovered that 80,115 ghost officers were on Nigeria Police payroll. According to them, aside from the fact that the police hierarchy is owing them over 12 months’ salary arrears, someone is allegedly attempting to fraudulently diver the new pay pack that comes with their…

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2,000 policemen deployed to 300 North-East schools

No fewer than 2,000 policemen have been deployed to 300 public primary and secondary schools across the troubled North-Eastern states. This is part of efforts to curb the menace of the rising violent attacks in the region by Boko Haram, especially following the recent abduction of 110 students of the Government Girls’ Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State. This is as the Minister of Defence, Brig-Gen. Mansur Dan-Ali (rtd) denied issuing a timeline when the Federal Government would ensure the return of the abducted Dapchi schoolgirls. The minister said…

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Policemen, civilian get death sentence for armed robbery

Six years after they used the weapons assigned to them for robbery, two policemen, Henry Ubogu and Emmanuel Moses, attached to Ondo State Police Command have been sentenced to death by hanging. An Akure High Court presided over by Justice David Kolawole yesterday convicted Ubogu and Moses for conspiracy and armed robbery. The two policemen had earlier been dismissed by the State Police Command before the trial commenced. Kolawole also convicted their driver, Mr. Ige Onukun, for the same offences. Ubogu, Moses and Onukun were found guilty of conspiracy to…

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Party agents, policemen, 100 others arrested for electoral offences

Lagos Island: APC 14692, PDP 925, LP 1211 Ikoyi LCDA: APC 7120, PDP 756, LP 542 Epe Ward A6, Polling Unit 033: APC 299, PDP 0, LP 1 Eredo LCDA: APC 10910, PDP 737, AD 136 Malete/Kajola: APC 133, PDP 8, LP 20   Temitope Ogunbanke, Taiwo Moshood   Over 110 suspects, including two policemen and party agents were arrested for ballot box snatching and other electoral offences in the Lagos State Local Government elections. The election which took place in all the 20 local government areas and 37 Local…

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Policemen, armed robbers in gun duel

Babatope Okeowo Armed robbers and policemen Wednesday exchanged gun fire in Ireje village in Ondo East Local Government Area of Ondo State as the bandits attempted to snatch a bullion van conveying money between Ondo and Akure, the state capital Although there were no life lost, both the suspected armed robbers and the policemen attached to the bullion van sustained various degrees of injuries. Also, the robbers did not succeed in snatching the money from the safe in the van as they could not break into it. When reporters got…

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Eight die, 24 injured in Lagos, Ogun

Eight people lost their lives yesterday while about 19 others were injured in auto crashes in Lagos and Ogun states. Five people were burnt to death yesterday while five others were injured at the popular Barracks Bus Stop, Surulere when a Volkswagen commercial bus known as Danfo caught fire while descending from the popular National Stadium Bridge on Funsho Williams Avenue. Pedestrians and other sympathisers could hold back tears watching the gory scene of the mangled and burnt bodies of the victims which littered the road. A child, three women…

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