CRIME&SECURITY

Why El-Zakzaky Was Repatriated From India – FG

The Federal Government on Friday explained the circumstances that led to the “repatriation” of  the leader of the proscribed Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheik Ibrahim El-zakzaky, from India. Mrs. Grace Gekpe, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, in a statement on Friday in Abuja, said that “acts of misconduct exhibited by El-Zakzaky in India necessitated his repatriation”. ...

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Lagos to Demolish Structures around Oil Pipelines

…Declares War against Vandals …As Sanwo-Olu Holds Close Door Meeting with Security Chiefs ROTIMI ASHER Lagos State government is adopting a new security measure that will tighten the noose on criminals engaging in pipeline vandalism and kidnapping. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, at the weekend, held a close-door meeting with the commanders of all security formations in the state to review the ...

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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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