Man Abducts, Kills Six-Year-Old Cousin, Throws Body In Well

By NewsBits The police command in Kaduna State said Its operatives have arrested a suspected kidnapper who allegedly abducted his cousin and killed her after she recognised him. The command’s police public relations officer (PPRO), ASP Mansir Hassan, confirmed the arrest in a statement issued on Sunday in Kaduna. However, the PPRO did not disclose when the suspect was arrested. Hassan said, “On February 12, at about 100hrs, Mr Saidu Dahiru, father of the victim and a resident of Angwan Juma’a, Zaria, reported to the Zaria City Police Station that…

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SERAP, BudgIT, 136 Nigerians Sue CBN Over Cybersecurity Levy

By NewsBits The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), BudgIT and 136 concerned Nigerians have filed a lawsuit against the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) “over its failure to withdraw the patently unlawful ‘Circular’ directing all banks and other financial institutions to deduct from customers’ account a ‘cybersecurity levy’.” This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Deputy Director of SERAP, Kolawole Oluwadare, on Sunday. The CBN had last week directed banks to implement a levy of 0.5% (0.005) equivalent to half per cent of all electronic transactions, and…

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Police Harassment: Enugu Villagers Protest Against DPO, Appeal To Governor Peter Mbah, IGP

By NewsBits The people of Obeagu in Awgu local government area of Enugu state, have petitioned Governor Peter Mbah and the Inspector General of Police for what they described as persistent harassment, persecution, and unlawful arrest of its indigenes by the DPO Awgu Division Police, Benjamin Egu and Inspector Obieze Augustin. Protesting against the alleged intimidation, the villagers carried placards with inscriptions such as “Stop the Police Brutality”, “DPO Awgu stop the harassment”, “CP/IGP call Awgu DPO to order”, chanting slogans and demanding an end to the said unjust treatment…

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Police Arrest Four Ex-Convicts For Armed Robbery

By NewsBits The Niger State Police Command has arrested four ex-convicts after they reportedly conspired and robbed a Minna resident of valuables worth millions of naira. The suspects, Yahaya Mohammed, Ayuba Simon, Menasse Makama and Nuhu Azuka were said to have confessed to their crimes during interrogation. The command’s spokesman, Wasiu Abiodun made this known on Friday in a statement in which he said the suspects were arrested following a complaint received from a concerned resident. “On 15/4/2024 at about 0250hrs, we received a direct complaint from the Brighter area…

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Nimbo Attack: Enugu Governor, Mbah Visits Community Over Killing Of 4 Villagers

By NewsBits Governor Peter Mbah of Enugu State has described the recent attack that resulted in the death of four natives in Nimbo as unacceptable to his administration, vowing that enough was enough, as the government would track down and bring the attackers to book. Mbah described the attack as a collective tragedy to the entire state, assuring that the government would work with community and security stakeholders to strengthen security not only in Nimbo, but also the entire Uzo Uwani LGA. This was even as the Nimbo community called…

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Bribe: Policeman Arrested For Killing Abia Businessman At Check Point

Men of the Abia State Police Command have arrested a police corporal, Obagi Njok, for shooting an Abia-born businessman identified as Emmanuel Okocha dead. This came following the call for justice by the residents of the Abiriba community in the Ohafia Local Government Area in the state following the alleged killing of Okocha by a trigger-happy policeman at a check point in Aba They alleged that officers from the Rapid Response Squad of the Nigeria Police Force, on Friday, shot the businessman dead along MCC Abayi-Aba for allegedly refusing to…

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Gunmen Attack Ebonyi Checkpoint, Kill Policeman, Set Patrol Van Ablaze

By NewsBits The Ebonyi State Police Command has confirmed the killing of a yet to be identified police officer by hoodlums who attacked the Ishieke Junction police check point at about 7:15am on Thursday, April 11, 2024. In a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Joshua Ukandu, the Command said that the hoodlums operated in an ash-coloured Sienna vehicle. Ukandu maintained that the hoodlums shot sporadically at the officers who engaged them fiercely, and were able to repel them. He added however that one of the officers…

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Human Capacity Building: Nigeria Police Officers Excel At U.S Training Programme

The officers of the NPF have excelled at the just concluded US Special Program for Embassy Augmentation Response (SPEAR) team mission at Amman, Jordan. The training, which commenced on the 10th of March 2024 and concluded on the 3rd of April 2024, was designed to enhance the team’s skills in responding to various emergencies and tactical situations. The program was conducted by the US Navy Seals and covered a wide range of topics, including several tactical drills and assessments, ensuring a well-rounded and thorough learning experience. The NPF is incredibly…

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Unknown Gunmen Kill Over 30 People In Kogi State

Gunmen have killed at least 30 persons in a renewed attack on Agojeju-Odo Community in Omala Local Government Area of Kogi state. The incident, which occurred on Friday morning when the armed assailants surrounded the community and proceeded to open fire, causing fatalities, and setting houses ablaze. Kogi State Police Command has confirmed the attack. The State Police Public Relations Officer, SP William Aya while confirming the incident in a chat with our Correspondent, said the Commissioner of Police has already deployed tactical squad to the location in order to…

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80-Year-Old Man, Wife Stabbed To Death In Abuja Apartment

Assailants have killed an 80-year-old man, Adebola Ezekiel, and his wife, Abiodun Ezekiel, at the Apo Legislative Quarters in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. It was gathered that the old couple was found dead around 11 pm on Monday, in their apartment in the Apo area after being hacked by some attackers. Daily Trust gathered that the Octogenarian, who was in a wheelchair, had his throat and that of his wife slit by their attackers. The deceased’s son was said to have contacted a security guard in the area…

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