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TAKE FIGHT AGAINST CRIME TO HIDEOUTS OF CRIMINALS, CP ODUMOSU DIRECTS OFFICERS

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Hakeem Odumosu Orders Lagos Area Commanders, DPOs To Enforce All Covid-19 Protocols

 

TAKE FIGHT AGAINST CRIME TO HIDEOUTS OF CRIMINALS, CP ODUMOSU DIRECTS OFFICERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Concerned about security and safety of law-abiding citizens in Lagos State, the Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has directed all Area Commanders, DPOs and other field commanders to take the ongoing fight against crime to the hideouts of criminals in the State.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Commissioner of Police gave the fresh directive during his routine briefing with Area Commanders, DPOs and HODs held at the Police Officers’ Mess, GRA, Ikeja on 20th December, 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The CP disclosed that the directive became imperative so as to clip the wings of criminal elements in the state, and reassure the public of adequate security before, during and after this festive season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

According to the police boss, ‘it is my determination to ensure safety of Lagosians during this Xmas and beyond’. He added that, ‘whatever I can do within the ambit of the law, I shall do it in the interest of peace, security and public safety’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

As part of strategies to win the war against criminals, the CP has also directed that special massive and intelligence-driven raid of identified, targeted criminal hideouts and other black spots in the state. This is to ensure that all residents and those visiting the State enjoy relative peace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Similarly, special tactical foot and vehicular patrols have been put in place. Personnel drawn from the Police Mobile Force (PMF), Counter Terrorism Unit, Special Squad, Tactical Team, X-Squad, Monitoring Unit, State Intelligence Bureau and others have been deployed for aggressive, confidence-building visibility policing of the entire State.

This important duty, we assure the public, will be performed professionally without infringing on the fundamental human rights of law-abiding citizens.

Considering the invaluable place of intelligence in crime control and management, the Commissioner of Police once again enjoins the public to cooperate with the police by giving prompt and credible information that could help in the current onslaught against criminal elements in Lagos State.

SIGNED:

CSP ADEKUNLE AJISEBUTU (ANIPR),
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,
LAGOS STATE COMMAND.

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Armed Fulani herdsmen kills six in Benue

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Armed Fulani herdsmen kills six in Benue

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Barely a week after the inauguration of the state security outfit known as Volunteer Community Guards in Benue State, armed herders on Wednesday killed six people at two communities in Logo Local Government Area.

The incident, according to locals, happened at Tse Ngojov and Tse Valem Yaweh in Mbagum communities, Tombo council ward in Logo Local Government Area of the state.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was gathered that the suspected herders invaded the communities around 9pm on Wednesday, shot sporadically, killing six people and injuring three others.

The source identified the deceased as Ander John, Vihior Mtomga, Morgan Varem, Saaior Uyoosu, Aondoyima Tarbo and Peter Asondo.

 

 

 

 

The injured ones were identified as Terngu Tyavkase Usue, Igbaule Valem and Chiater Tarbo (a. k. a Ajimmy)

 

One of the locals who simply identified himself as Terhemen said, “On August 10, 2022, at about 9:00pm, armed Fulani herdsmen attacked Tse Ngojov and Tse Valem Yaweh in Mbagum community Tombo council ward, Logo LGA and murdered the following persons

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The injured persons are receiving treatment at the Primary Health Care Ayilamo”.

The Security Adviser to the governor, Lt Col Paul Hemba (retd.), confirmed the killing.

 

 

 

 

 

“It is true, the council chairman briefed me which I have relayed to the governor and the governor has directed that the deceased be buried while the injured ones be evacuated to the University Teaching hospital, Makurdi”, he said.

However, the Commissioner of Police, Wale Abass, confirmed the incident but said he had yet to get details.

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Abuja-Kaduna Train Attack: Army General’s Son and 6 Others regain freedom

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Abuja-Kaduna Train Attack: Army General’s Son and 6 Others regain freedom

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Terrorists who attacked the Abuja-Kaduna train on March 28, 2022 have released seven more hostages.

The victims were released on Wednesday morning after spending 135 days in the custody of the terrorists.

 

 

It is however not clear if any ransom was paid to the terrorists for their release.

Although the police authorities are yet to confirm the development, a member of the negotiating team, Tukur Mamu told Channels Television that six of the released hostages are members of the same family, which include a couple and their four children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The father of the four kids, Abubakar, is the son of a former Military Administrator of Kano and Benue States, to Mamu, Major General Chris Garba, and also a staff of the National Assembly Commission.

The terrorists also released a 60-year-old woman, one Hajia Aisha Hassan who was said to have been freed due to life-threatening health challenges that deteriorated recently.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The names of the six family members that were released are Abubakar Idris Garba who is the father of the four kids, his wife Maryama Abubakar Bobbo and their eldest son, Ibrahim Abubakar Garba who is 10 years old.

Others include Fatima Abubakar Garba 7 years, Imran Abubakar Garba 5 years old and youngest Zainab Abubakar Garba who is only one and half years. The husband, Abubakar is the son of Maj Gen Idris Garba (rtd). Gen. Garba who is an indigene of Niger State and was a former Military Administrator of Kano and Benue States during the administration of former Head Of State, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So far, 42 victims have regained their freedom. The number of those still in captivity now stands at 35.

Gunmen had on March 28 blown up the rail track, killing some and abducting scores of passengers, a situation that called for serious concern about the safety of the nation’s trains.

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday’s release is coming a few days after five other victims the abducted Kaduna-bound train was freed by the terrorists.

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Car Owners Scrambled For Their Lives As Armed Robbers Operate On Lagos-Ibadan Long Bridge

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Car Owners Scrambled For Their Lives As Armed Robbers Operate On Lagos-Ibadan Long Bridge

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A video has surfaced on the internet showing the moments after a robbery on Long Bridge along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway in the early hours of Wednesday.

Facebook user, Kehinde Alasholuyi, who posted the video said, “ALERT 06h33 –10 August: Armed robbers operating on the heavy traffic on Long Bridge opposite Mikano/Karameh city on Lagos/Ibadan Expressway. Many motorists and commuters rushed out and abandoned their vehicles.”

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