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2023 GENERAL ELECTIONS: IGP TRAINS PILOTS, AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE OFFICERS FOR SEAMLESS AERIAL SURVEILLANCE

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2023 GENERAL ELECTIONS: IGP TRAINS PILOTS, AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE OFFICERS FOR SEAMLESS AERIAL SURVEILLANCE

– Holds Colloquy with Police Mobile Force Leadership, Squadron Commanders on Election Security Management

IGP TRAINS PILOTS

As part of the build up towards ensuring concrete security arrangements for the nation, particularly as the 2023 General Elections approach, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc(+), NPM, fdc, has approved the training of the first batch of Bell 412EP B1.3 Type-Training Course for Police Airwing Aircraft Maintenance Engineers comprising seventeen (17) officers, whose training is expected to improve the technical expertise of the Aircraft Maintenance Unit of the Police Airwing and prevent operational mishaps during aerial surveillance operations.

Similarly, the IGP has approved the training of more Pilots on Cessna Citation, the training and maintenance of a fully operational Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) squad, training of more Engineers on both Fixed Wing and Rotary Wing, as well as training for other auxiliary aviation staff to streamline operational inadequacies, improve human resourcefulness and ensure enhanced operational efficiency and cohesive operations. The trainings, which were run simultaneously, in partnership with foreign experts, came to an end on Friday 30th September, 2022, with presentation of certificates of participation to the trainees by the Inspector-General of Police at the FHQ, Abuja.

 

 

In the same vein, the IGP has recently met with the leadership of the Police Mobile Force (PMF) and Squadron Commanders at the Force Headquarters, Abuja, where he appraised the internal security situation of the country and unraveled the possible ways of positioning the Nigeria Police Force for effective service delivery through strategic restructuring. The IGP noted that the PMF, under his leadership and command would be adequately restructured, equipped, with effective  trainings, to align with its age-long tradition of basic unit concept and unit deployment.

The IGP reiterated the importance of proper election security management for the upcoming 2023 General Elections. He further challenged the Squadron Commanders to provide adequate security in their respective Areas of Responsibility, to support the conventional police not only during the general elections, but in ensuring and reassuring members of the public of their safety before, during, and after the elections.

 

 

 

 

The Inspector-General of Police further asserted that the present leadership of the Nigeria Police Force will continually embark on training and retraining of its officers to reposition the Police and invariably improve the general security of Nigeria even as the NPF attains its primacy in maintenance of law and order.

CSP OLUMUYIWA ADEJOBI, mnipr, mipra,
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
FORCE HEADQUARTERS
ABUJA

2nd October, 2022

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Terrorism: UK warns Citizens Over Attack In Some States In Nigeria

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Terrorism: UK warns Citizens Over Attack In Some States In Nigeria

UK warns Citizens

The United Kingdom has advised its citizens against travelling to 22 states in Nigeria.

This was as it cleared the Federal Capital Territory from the list, though with caution.

 

 

It may not be unconnected to the security situation in the country.

This was contained in a press release by the British High Commission, Abuja, on Monday titled, “Updated Foreign Commonwealth Development Office Travel Advice to British Nationals Traveling to the FCT.”

 

 

 

According to the high commission, the purpose of the travel update is to help its nationals make better-informed decisions about international travel and plan for a trouble-free trip.

The statement read, “FCDO travel advice exists to inform British nationals so they can make decisions about travelling abroad. There continues to be a number of states in Nigeria where we advise British Nationals against all but essential travel. These include: Bauchi, Kano, Jigawa, Niger, Sokoto, Kogi, Abia, Plateau, Taraba, within 20km of the border with Niger in Kebbi State and non-riverine areas of Delta, Bayelsa and Rivers States.

 

 

 

“We also advise against all travel to: Borno State, Yobe State, Adamawa State, Gombe State, Kaduna State, Katsina State, Zamfara state, and the riverine areas of Delta State, Bayelsa State, Rivers State, Akwa Ibom State and Cross River State.

“The UK keeps its travel advice under regular review and in making these assessments, and uses information from a wide range of sources. The travel advice is constantly reviewed to make sure it reflects the current situation in Abuja and Nigeria. Although, the FCDO Travel Advice no longer advises against all but essential travel to the Federal Capital Territory, including the city of Abuja, it makes clear that some risks remain.”

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Police Arrests Davido’s Domestic Staffs For Interrogation Over Son’s Death

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BREAKING! Police Reveals Real Cause Of Ifeanyi Adeleke’s Death As Autopsy Result Surface

Police Arrests Davido’s Domestic Staffs For Interrogation Over Son’s Death

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Following the death of Davido’s son, Ifeanyi, the Lagos State Police Command has confirmed that all members of the singer’s domestic staff are currently in police custody.

According to reports, Ifeanyi who celebrated his third birthday recently reportedly drowned in his father’s Banana Island home swimming pool and was rushed to Lagoon Hospital on Bourdillon road, Ikoyi, Lagos where he passed on, Monday night.

 

 

The command’s spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed this on Tuesday morning after report of Ifeanyi’s death went viral.

The DMW boss and his fiance, Chioma Rowland were away from the house when the boy drowned in a pool at his father’s house in Banana Island on Monday.

 

 

The Lagos PPRO said preliminary investigation is currently ongoing to unravel what led to the boy’s death.

He said, “Domestic staff at Davido’a home have been taken to the station to give their own account of what happened. I wouldn’t call that arrest yet.

 

 

“If after they all give their own account of what happened and after preliminary investigations, if anyone of them is found culpable, the person will now be placed under arrest”.

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Police Arrest Woman Who Allegedly Kills Tenant And Throws The Body Inside Well

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Police Arrest Woman Who Allegedly Kills Tenant And Throws The Body Inside Well

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Police in Ondo State have arraigned a 55-year-old woman, Cecilia Idowu, before an Akure Magistrate’s Court, for allegedly killing her tenant, Stephen Haruna, after which she dumped his corpse inside the well.

Police investigators are still unravelling the motive behind the killing.

 

 

The victim reportedly died after he drank palm oil given to him by the suspect at night.

Witnesses said the landlady was arrested on the day she committed the crime after the victim’s corpse was found inside the well in front of her house.

 

 

 

The incident occurred at Oke-Igbala Street at Oge area, Okeagbe, Akoko.

Cecilia was arraigned on two counts charges of conspiracy and murder but she pleaded not guilty to the charges.

 

 

 

Police prosecutor, Simon Wada, informed the court that the suspect conspired with others at large to commit the offence

Wada stated that palm oil the victim drank resulted to his death adding that the suspect invited some persons to assist her dumped the corpse.

 

 

 

“My Lord, the woman and the deceased were the only occupants of the house and she confessed to seeing him when he returned home by 10:00pm.

“A calabash filled with palm oil was found in the woman’s apartment,” Wada told the court.

 

 

 

He said the offence contravened Section 516 and 316 of the Criminal Code Law of Ondo State, 2022

Wada urged the court to remand the suspect at the Olokuta Correctional Centre pending legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

 

 

 

But lawyer to the suspect, A. Adedire, requested for an adjournment to enable him file a counter affidavit.

Presiding Magistrate, Musa Al-Yunnus, adjourned the case to October 31 for ruling on the remand application.

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