Insecurity: Let’s try state police 

February 23, 2024 Ibrahim Mustapha 0

For the first time, the federal government and state governors have agreed to establish state police. The agreement was reached during an emergency meeting between President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and state governors to address the rising cases of insecurity and food crisis in the country. It could be recalled that several attempts have been made in the past for the Read More

FG committed to police reforms – Perm sec

February 22, 2024 Benjamin Umuteme 0

 The permanent secretary, Ministry of Police Affairs, Dr. Sani Gwarzo, has reiterated the commitment of the federal government to implement a comprehensive police reform.  The permanent secretary, who stated this during the bi-monthly consultative meeting of the Directors/Heads, reform coordination, and service improvement in Abuja, said the reforms revolutionise the policing landscape by fostering inclusivity, community engagement, intelligence-driven operations, and technological integration.  The permanent secretary said currently, the ministry is spearheading Read More

Breaking: Terrorists invade Zamfara LG headquarters, set Police station on fire, kill DCO

February 19, 2024 Sanusi Muhammad, Gusau 0

A certain terrorist group late Sunday night into early Monday morning invaded Zurmi town, the headquarters of Zurmi Local Government Area (LGA) of Zamfara state. Resident of the area identified as Malam Lawali Zurmi in a telephone interview with Blueprint has said. According to him, the terrorists attacked the LGA divisional police station and set it on fire. “As I Read More

2Baba ‘shot dead’ in Rivers

February 18, 2024 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

Celebration has erupted in Ahoada area in Rivers state following report that a dare-devil cult leader Gift Okpara, popularly referred to as 2Baba, has been reportedly killed. 2Baba was reportedly shot dead in a combined security raid at the identical hideout of the Iceland cult leader and his gang at Idu-Ekpeye in Ahoada East Local Government Area (LGA) of Rivers Read More

Former AGF Malami speaks on arrest, detention of Mahdi Shehu

February 9, 2024 Ahmid Lawal, Abuja 0

Former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has reacted to a press statement on the purported arrest and detention of one Mahdi Shehu. A statement signed by M. E. Sheriff on behalf of A.A. Malami & Co and made available to Blueprint in Abuja on Thursday noted that the press statement “is totally not correct, Read More

Minna protest: Police arrest initiator Aisha Jibrin, 24 others 

February 8, 2024 Aideloje Ojo  0

The police in Niger state have arrested the initiator of the hunger-protest in Minna on Monday Aisha Jibrin and 24 others. The Police Public Relations Officer of the state command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, stated this in a statement issued in Minna on Wednesday.  He said, “In the course of this, the Police arrested the initiator of the protest one Aisha Read More

Delta Police Commissioner resumes duty, vows to smoke out criminals  

February 8, 2024 Amaechi Okwara 0

The new Delta state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Abaniwonda Surajudeen Olufemi, Wednesday, resumed duty with a vow to end armed robbery and other forms of criminality in the state.  CP Olufemi promised to review the existing security mechanisms to achieve better result. Addressing journalists shortly after assuming office, Surajudeen Olufemi assured Deltans  that the Command under his watch will ensure Read More

Police order restriction of movement in 26 states for bye-election

February 2, 2024 Blueprint News 0

The Inspector-General of Police (IG), Mr Kayode Egbetokun has ordered restriction of movements in 26 states, ahead of Saturday’s re-run and bye-election. A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuywa Adejobi, on Thursday in Abuja said the restriction applied to all forms of vehicular movement on roads, waterways and other forms of transportation. The IG said the restriction Read More

Propaganda on police transfers  infantile – PSC Chair

February 2, 2024 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), IGP Solomon Arase (retd.) has debunked reports in an online publication on the ongoing reorganisation in the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) involving  transfer of certain categories of officers from some states of the federation. This is as the commission’s boss has pledged to continue to contribute to the restoration of peace and Read More

Police nab suspected kidnappers in Ekiti

January 31, 2024 Blueprint News 0

The Ekiti State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of five suspected kidnappers, 24 hours after the killing of two traditional rulers in the state. The Command’s Public Relations Office stated that it could not confirm whether the kidnappers were connected to the killing of the traditional rulers until investigations were concluded. Police spokesman DSP Sunday Abutu said in a Read More

Police arrest Osun Prince over popular politician’s death

January 29, 2024 Blueprint News 0

The Osun State Police Command has reacted to the fatal shooting incident, which occurred in Ejigbo town, leading to the death of a United States-based Prof. Richard Idowu (Ade Ori Okin), saying one person has been arrested in connection to the incident. A statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Yemisi Opalola, on Sunday, stated that one Prince Read More

FCT: Police kill bandits’ leader Mai Gemu, 2 others 

January 26, 2024 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

  Operatives of the Special Intervention Squad, Federal Capital Territory Police Command, have neutralised three notorious bandits in a forest within the Bwari area of Abuja. The bandits were killed in the early hours of Friday, January 26, about 2 am, in a forest linking Abuja with Kaduna state. Amongst the three bandits killed was their gang leader, Mai Gemu Read More

DPO rejects N1m bribe as Police in Kaduna arrest suspect kidnapper 

January 26, 2024 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Operatives of Kaduna state Police Command have arrested a suspected kidnapper in Tafa, Kagarko local government area of Kaduna state and recovered over N2 million believed to be proceeds from ransom payment. Kaduna state Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Mansir Hassan, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday said the Tafa Divisional Police Officer (DPO) rejected a Read More

Breaking: Police takeover Plateau House of Assembly complex

January 23, 2024 Blueprint News 0

Armed policemen on Tuesday January 23, 2024 took the Plateau State House of Assembly complex. Reports also indicate that the sacked 16 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members of the Assembly were teargassed by the Police personnel. Blueprint correspondent reports that the incident occurred when the lawmakers arrived at the Rayfield Old Government House in Jos alongside their supporters, preparatory to Read More

Police arrest protesters in Nasarawa

January 20, 2024 Blueprint News 0

Police in Nasarawa State, Friday, arrested 38 suspects in connection with the protest which trailed the Supreme Court verdict. The commissioner of police in the state, Mr. Umar Shehu Nadada, who revealed this in Lafia, the state capital said 29 motorcycles were also recovered from those arrested. Mr. Nadada said those arrested violated the peace accord signed by the leadership Read More

Police issue warning over ‘No gree for anybody’ slogan

January 11, 2024 Blueprint News 0

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has warned Nigerian youths that the trending ‘no gree for anybody’ slogan could lead to crisis. Since the beginning of the new year the slogan has taken over the social media space, majorly being used by youths. The Police believed the catchphrase, which has been jocularly adopted as the nationwide motto for 2024, could breach Read More

Police arrest 2 suspected robbers in Enugu

January 10, 2024 Chuks Nweze 0

Police operatives from the Nkanu East Division of the Nigeria Police, Enugu State Command, have arrested two male suspects that had been terrorising the indigenes of the area for some time now. One Chekwube Nwobodo aged 27, and Ifeanyi Edeh aged 30, both males, were arrested at Obinagu-Etiti Nara-Unateze in Nkanu East local government area on January 3, 2024, at Read More

Osun gets new Commissioner of Police

January 5, 2024 Admin III 0

The Osun State Police Command has a new Commissioner of Police. The new Commissioner of Police, Bzigu Dali Kwazhi, will replace CP Isyaku Mohammed. Mohammed had assumed office in the state on November 10, 2023. In a statement by SP Yemisi Opalola, Osun Police Spokesperson, the new CP reported at the state police command in Osogbo on Thursday. “The deployment Read More

Killings: Police begin special operation in Plateau

December 30, 2023 Admin III 0

The Inspector-General of Police (IG), Mr. Kayode Egbetokun, said the police had begun a special operation to tackle security challenges currently confronting Plateau state. He disclosed this when he paid a condolence visit to Governor Caleb Mutfwang on Friday in Jos. Egbetokun said he had directed the Deputy Inspector-General (DIG), in-charge of Zone 4, to relocate to Plateau. “We have Read More

Anambra: Confusion as Police ‘block’ women, others from entering communal land

December 23, 2023 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Police officers deployed to Agu-Nawgu in Awka, Awka South Local Government Area (LGA), Anambra State, Saturday, clashed with some women, youth and men from the capital city under the auspices of Ezinano community. Blueprint correspondent who was at the scene, reports that trouble started when about 50 people from the community visited Four-ways estate, a property at Agu-Nawgu on a Read More

Police ministry holds retreat for staff, assures on improved Police Force

December 22, 2023 Helen Oji 0

The Minister of Police Affairs, Senator Ibrahim Gaidam, has assured on the ministry’s determonation to ensure a better and more efficient Police Force for the country with improved service delivery to Nigerians. A press statement by the Ministry’s spokesperson, Bolaji Kazeem, Thursday in Abuja, disclosed that the ministry has engaged its top management staff in a two-day retreat to brainstorm Read More

2024: Police to screen 416,270 applicants as Constable in January

December 22, 2023 Helen Oji 0

The Police Recruitment Board is set to screen 416,270 applicant for the position.of Constables into the Nigeria Police Force (NPF). Spokesperson for the Police Service Commission (PSC), Ikechukwu Ani, on Thursday in Abuja, said the board has set January 8, 2024 as date for the commencement of the screening exercise. It read, “As of the recruitment portal’s closure earlier this Read More

Katsina school principal suspended over sexual assault allegations

December 8, 2023 Admin III 0

Katsina State Governor, Malam Dikko Umaru Radda, has suspended Lawal Ibrahim, the Principal of Government Day School in Dantankari, Dandume Local Government Area (LGA), following allegations of sexual assault against a female student. The suspension came after a report was filed detailing the alleged incident. According to a press statement released by the Director of Press, Office of the Secretary Read More

Defence, infrastructure get lion share of N27.5trn 2024 budget 

November 30, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

  The Defence and Security sector N3.25trillion of 12 percent budget, N1.32trillion on Infrastructure sector both gulped the 2024 budget of N27.5 trillion budget based on the exchange rate. The Minister of Budget and Economic Planning,  Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu during the public presentation of the Federal Government of Nigeria 2024 Budget proposals in Abuja said Defence and Security sector Read More