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Osinbajo orders immediate overhaul of Police’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad; IGP begins immediate implementation of directive

Following persistent complaints and reports on the activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) that border on allegations of human rights violations, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has directed the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to, with immediate effect, overhaul the management and activities of the Squad and ensure that …

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 Angry troops go on rampage, protest redeployment; General Dikko restores order   

By ABDULLAHI ISAH, MAIDUGURI Angry troops under  Operation Lafiya Dole, stationed at the Maiduguri International Airport, on Sunday  protested  their alleged redeployment to Marte local government area of Borno state  after spending over four years within the theatre. The soldiers in their hundreds, who were shooting and shouting “we will not …

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DSS to review position on Dasuki, other detainees – Acting DG ….Consider appointment of Spokesperson

  The Department of State Services (DSS)has promised to review all cases of illegal detention, especially that of the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki (rtd) and other related human rights violations allegedly carried out by the agency. The Acting Director General of DSS, Mr. Mathew Seiyefa …

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Police nab 43 kidnap, armed robbery suspects, others in Abia; One killed community leader for disconnecting his house over N800 electricity bill debt

By Leo Okachie The Police Command in Abia has arrested 43 suspects for various criminal offences including kidnapping, armed robbery, murder and defilement, within 40 days. The Commissioner of Police, Mr Anthony Ogbizi, disclosed this on Monday while briefing journalists in Umuahia on the efforts of the command to rid …

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Tricycle riders barricade major roads in Maiduguri; Protest alleged extortion by Police  

BY ABDULLAHI ISAH, MAIDUGURI Tricycle Riders Association, (KEKE NAPEP) members operating within Maiduguri metropolis have on Monday barricaded all major roads protesting alleged unlawful collection of money from their members by policemen . A Keke NAPEP rider,  Abubakar Ali said ” policemen have been disturbing us, when they meet us they just take …

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Zamfara: Gunmen kidnap 15, occupy over 18 villages, towns  – Speaker; FG raises 1,000-member military force 

By Ismaila Chafe/ Ibrahim G Ahmed /Abubakar Ahmed The Speaker, Zamfara House of Assembly, Alhaji Sanusi Rikiji, has said that 15 persons have been kidnapped by unknown gunmen on Saturday in Maradun Local Government Area of the state. Rikiji told newsmen in Gusau on Sunday that the security situation in the …

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