CRIME&SECURITY

Common Wealth Applauds Death Penalty Removal

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has welcomed reports the government of Brunei Darussalam has placed a full moratorium on the death penalty, inclusive of the Syariah Penal Code Order (SPCO).   The SPCO, which came into effect on 3 April, introduced punishments such as the death penalty, amputation and public flogging. She said, “I have been in contact with the government of ...

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NURTW Boss to Be Hanged For Killing Policeman

An Ikeja High Court on Wednesday sentenced to death, Saheed Arogundade, Chairman, National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Boundary/Aiyetoro Unit, Lagos State, for the murder of a 32-year-old policeman, Gbenga Oladipupo.   The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Justice Olabisi Akinlade discharged and acquitted Arogundade’s five co-defendants – Mustapha Layeni, Adebayo Abdullahi, Seyi Pabiekun, Sikiru Rufai and ...

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Buhari Approves Joint Operations with Niger to Tackle Bandits

In his determination to rid Nigeria of bandits, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the meetings between security and defence officials from Nigeria and neighbouring Niger Republic for joint operations that will sweep the forests. Buhari also gave a firm instruction to the new Acting Inspector General of Police, Mr. Adamu Mohammed, to quickly bring on board joint operations that would ...

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Nigerian troops Neutralize Over 100 Terrorists Northern Borno (View photos)

Nigerian troops from the newly-formed Nigerian Army Special Forces Command, supported by the Air Force and Navy, have cleared Boko Haram terrorists from Zare, Kukawa, Cross Kauwa and Gudumbali in Borno North. The army spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, confirmed this in a statement on Thursday. Immediately after the New Year, the army neutralized over 100 of the insurgents in Northern ...

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Bus Driver Rapes 70-Year-Old Woman in Lagos

The police in Lagos on Monday arrested a 41-year-old commercial bus driver for allegedly raping a 78-year-old woman and causing her serious injury. The commissioner of police in the state, Mr Imohimin Edgal, confirmed the arrest while briefing newsmen on the successes recorded by the command in the last one month. Edgal said that the Septuagenarian had asked for directions ...

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Air Force Helicopter Crashes in Boko Haram Combat

A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) helicopter crashed in combat on Wednesday night while providing close air support to troops of 145 Battalion at Damasak in Northern Borno State. Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, Director of Public Relations and Information disclosed this, but he did not disclose the model of the helicopter or how many personnel were inside it at the time ...

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Gunmen Kill Nigeria’s Ex-Chief of Defence Staff, in His Car

Nigeria’s former chief of defence staff, Air Chief Marshal, Alex Badeh (retd.) has been murdered. According to the Air Force Spokesman, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, Adamawa-born Badeh, aged 61, died on Tuesday from gun wounds sustained when his vehicle was attacked by gunmen on Abuja-Keffi Road. He was said to be returning from his farm. Daramola broke the news on ...

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Norwegian Police Station Receives Letter Bomb

Norwegian police said Thursday they had defused a potentially devastating letter bomb that had been sent to a police station, a rare incident in the tranquil Scandinavian country. The Ski police station, located southeast of Oslo, was evacuated early Wednesday after an employee alerted superiors to a suspicious package. It turned out to contain a homemade bomb primed to explode ...

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