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August 16, 2018

Why I Snubbed the Senate – Police IG

  Arresting the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, for failing to appear before the Senate is not something the lawmakers may want to consider. But the IGP still has no plans to do as he was told by the National Assembly. He has snubbed the Senate three times and ignored their request to come before it to answer questions relating to the incessant killings across the country and the inhuman treatment meted to Dino Melaye, the Senator representing Kogi west senatorial district The Senate has called the Idris an enemy of democracy and he has accused them of trying…

Disarming Vigilante  Groups – Bad Idea!

  We do not need a Nigeria where everyone must carry a gun to feel safe for sure. We also don’t want to live in a state where people are afraid to go to sleep at night for fear of being attacked. But it is a concern that we may be heading that way, if the excesses of gun-toting Fulani herdsmen are not checked. It is worrying that we now have herdsmen who carry guns and must feed their cattle on people’s farmland. What is more? Rather than arrest and discipline these killer herdsmen, the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim…

Police to sew uniforms in Calabar garment factory, says IG

The Inspector General of Police (IG), Ibrahim Idris, has expressed the intention of the Nigeria Police Force to partner the Cross River State Government on the Calabar Garment Factory by sewing uniforms for its officers and men. This is coming barely a week after the National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria (NUTGTWN) expressed similar intention to partner the state on the garment factory. Idris disclosed the intention when he received Governor Ben Ayade in his office at the Force Headquarters in Abuja. According to a statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Chief…

Army to deploy 1,900 personnel, 6 drones, 6 gunboats

A total of 1,900 military personnel would participate in the governorship election rescheduled for Wednesday, September 28. In addition, two drones are to be deployed  in each of the three senatorial districts and six gunboats for the riverine areas. The Commander, 4 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier-General Benbela Raji disclosed this yesterday evening while briefing journalists shortly after a combined security meeting with the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) and other sister agencies in Benin. He explained that the military personnel would not be found at either the voting or collation centres but would cordon off adjoining routes to the polling…

Idris is a big liar, I didn’t steal police vehicles – Ex-IGP, Arase

A former Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase on Monday in Abuja described as lies, the allegation by his successor, Ibrahim Idris that he took away 24 police vehicles. According to him, Idris should cross check his handover notes which contains every information needed by his successor on vehicles bought by the police. The ex-IGP in a statement issued from London, United Kingdom, where he went for his son’s graduation also denied getting any letter from Idris since he has been out of the country. According to him, all vehicles bought by the police under him were distributed to the state…

Buhari Appoints Idris as Acting IG

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday approved the appointment of Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIGP), Ibrahim Kpotum Idris, as the Acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP). Presidential spokesman, Mr. Femi Adesina said the new IGP hails from Kutigi, Lavun in Niger State (North-West). Idriswas born on January 15, 1959. He was enlisted into the police force in 1984, after graduating from the Ahmadu Bello University, (ABU), Zaria with a Bachelors degree in Agriculture. He also holds a degree in Lawfrom the University of Maiduguri. Adesina said the new IGP has served in various commands and formations in the force, working in the Police…

Christmas: Watch out for explosive laden hampers – Police warn Nigerians

The Police High Command Monday joined other security agencies in calling on Nigerians to be security conscious and vigilant during the Yuletide season and warned all citizens to be extra alert while receiving gifts from unknown persons that may pose as friends during the season, to avoid explosive-laden hampers as gifts. Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase who gave the warning in a statement, also cautioned against the use of fireworks such as knockout, “bangers” and other explosives in the celebrations as they could cause distraction that may further heighten fear of insecurity. The statement signed by Force Public Relations officer,…

Roadblock: IGP distributes 259 patrol vehicles -Launches webs site to fight corruption, others

  The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. Solomon Arase, recently distributed 259 patrol vans to replace police roadblocks on highways across the country. Similarly, the IGP has made arrangement the daily feeding and payment of allowances of policemen deployed for essential duties. That way, Arase said, the problem of corruption in the service would be reduced and the authorities would sanction corrupt personnel. The IGP, who made this known while commissioning the vehicles at the Force Headquarters in Abuja, also announced the launch of an official website, “www.stopthebrib.net, to enable Nigerians monitor and report any act of bribery, intimidation, corruption and…

Police begin vehicle registration Sept 16

The Force Headquarters said in Abuja that it is set to commence the Digital Biometric Central Motor Registration (BCMR) system of vehicles, tricycles and motorbikes from the old analogue CMR, beginning from next Monday, September 16. This, the police said, was necessary to effectively combat terrorism and high incidence of car thefts, carjacking, kidnappings and other crimes and criminalities in the country.  Under the new arrangement, vehicle owners are expected to pay N3,500, while tricycles popularly called “Keke Marwa” or “Keke NAPEP” and motorbikes would pay N1,500. The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Dahiru Abubakar, who made this known in…

National Assembly may take over Rivers State Assembly …As police seal off chamber

The political crisis rocking the Rivers State House of Assembly persists, House of Representatives, Wednesday, passed a resolution urging the National Assembly to take over the legislative functions of that House of Assembly immediately. The Lower Chamber also asked the Inspector General of Police to re-deploy the State Police Commissioner, Joseph Mbu, accusing him of compromise.  Both the House and the Senate must concur before the House can take over any State Assembly. However, two lawmakers from the embattled state, Hons. Ken Chikere and Kingsley Chinda opposed the decision saying the resolution was hasty and unpopular. RiversState has been engulfed…

Insecurity: States to fight crime with helicopters – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan has pledged to give one helicopter to each state of the federation to enable them to tackle insecurity, especially armed robbery, insurgency and kidnapping. He said the reason his government was investing in air power for the Nigeria police, was to ensure it became a thing of the past, a scenario where armed robbers took over a state and operated for hours without any challenge from the police. The President made the charge at the ceremonial parade marking the 2013 police week celebrations at the Eagle Square, Abuja.  Jonathan who rewarded 17 deserving police officers including two…