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Nigerian Army court-martials 14 officers, soldiers for murder, kidnapping

The Nigerian Army said on Saturday it has begun proceedings to court martial 14 officers and soldiers accused of murder, kidnapping and desertion, among other criminal offences. Inaugurating the court proceedings in Port Harcourt, General Officer Commanding (GOC) Army 6 Division, Port Harcourt, Maj.-Gen. Jamil Sarham, said the suspects were officers

We’re now tackling insecurity with superior firepower – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said his administration was tackling the challenges of insecurity in the country with superior strategy, firepower and resolve. Buhari made this known in his Democracy Day address to the nation in Abuja, and recalled that when his administration assumed office in May, 2015, insecurity reigned in

We’ve arrested 2,175 for kidnapping, murder, others — IGP

...Recovers 834 arms, 19,009 live ammunition Godsgift Onyedinefu The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, said the police have arrested 2,175 suspects for kidnapping, Murder, armed robbery, cultism and banditry since the launch of the “Operation Puff Adder” A statement by the Force spokesman, Frank Mba, a Deputy Commissioner of Police, on

Police nabs 38 for arms smuggling, Kidnapping,

Nosa Enobhayisobo Police Operatives of the Intelligence Response Unit (IRT), Special Tactical Squad (STS), Police Mobile Force, Counter Terrorism Unit and the Special Forces attached to Operation Puff Adder have arrested 38 suspected criminals from different parts of the country. Frank Mba, the Force Public Relations Officer disclosed this in a

Katsina gov approves death penalty for kidnappers, cattle rustlers

Nosa Enobhayisobo The Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, has signed a law that prescribes death sentence for anyone convicted of kidnapping or cattle rustling in Katsina. Under the law, anyone convicted of rape is a liable to a mandatory life sentence in addition to a fine and compensation to victim. Speaking during a

How Buhari’s Administration is tackling insecurity — Presidency

The Presidency has listed the various measures and initiatives so far taken to address the spate of crime and criminality across the country, assuring that the “evildoers will be beaten, and badly, too.’’ The President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, who listed the initiatives in a statement in

IGP to SARS: take war against violent criminals to their door steps

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Adamu Mohammed has charged officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) anti-Kidnapping squad and other special units to the door steps of violent criminals. The IGP gave this charge on Thursday in Abuja at an interactive session with the SARS officers and the Anti-Kidnapping

Insecurity: Police ban motorcycle operators in Adamawa

The police in Adamawa have announced a total ban on motorcycle operators across the state. The command in a statement by its Public Relations Officer, SP Othman Abubakar, on Tuesday said the ban became necessary to check the incessant use of motorcycle by criminals for kidnapping, banditry and communal clashes. It warned

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