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10 years after, DSS nabs notorious gunrunner Jonah Abbey

•Oher criminals terrorising Middle Belt Babatunde Abiodun  The Department of State Services (DSS) has finally arrested the dreaded gunrunner, Jonah Abbey and  key members of kidnapping, gunrunning and armed banditry syndicates terrorising Middle Belt states of Plateau, Nasarawa, Taraba and Benue. DSS in a statement yesterday by Mr. Tony Opuiyo,  said the that

Benue Community:16 killed in fresh herdsmen, farmers,clash

Sixteen persons including, a herdsman were on Monday killed in a fresh clash at Omutu community in Okpokwu local government area of Benue state. The killing is coming barely 24 hours after two persons were killed by herdsmen in Humeger, Guma local government area of the state. According to a statement by the Benue

Killings: Police boss sets up team to enforce ban on illegal firearms possession

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris on Thursday set up a task force to enforce the ban placed on illegal and prohibited firearms, ammunition, weapons and devices across the country. The operation is aimed at the full enforcement of the Firearms Act and to recover all prohibited firearms and illegally

Police can’t stop open grazing on airport runways in Nigeria- Official

Jesusegun Alagbe The Nigeria Police Force has said it cannot arrest herdsmen who allow their cattle to stray onto and graze on airport runways in the country. The Commissioner of Police, Airport Command, Mustapha Dandaura, stated this in an interview on Friday. According to Dandaura, this is because there is no prevailing directives

Dapchi Girls’ Kidnap: HURIWA blames ransom payments

•Condemns Lai Mohammed’s claim on the kidnap Jude Johnson The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has blamed the tragic abduction of over 100 girls of the Government Girls’ Science Technical College (GGSTC) Dapchi, Yobe state on the Nigerian government policy of paying heavy ransom to Boko Haram terrorists. The rights group

Police officers accused of killing Boko Haram founder, Mohammed Yusuf reinstated

The five Nigerian police officers who were accused of killing Boko Haram's founder Mohammed Yusuf while in their custody have been reinstated, a police oversight body said on Monday. The officers were charged with committing a terrorist act and unlawfully killing the Islamist group's spiritual leader during days of unrest in

Extrajudicial killings: CDHR indicts Nigerian Police, calls on IGP to resign

Jude Johnson The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) has berated the Nigerian Police over what it describes as senseless killings of innocent citizens, with crass impunity and recklessness. To this end, the rights group has called on the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris to resign with immediate