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Delta Police Make More Arrests, Recover Truck, Bags of Cement Others

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The Commissioner of Police Delta state command CP Ari Muhammed Ali FCIA, Psc+ has continued to press it on officers and men of the command on the need to be proactive at all times by continuous raiding of black spot and Continuous stop and search mostly on black spots and vulnerable areas. According to the CP, the Command have a duty to perform which is to ensure that the state remains peaceful, life and properties protected which is the core mandate given to him by the Inspector General of Police IGP Alkali Baba Usman, psc+, FDC, NPM.

1. On 31/08/2021 at about 0930hrs while Illah divisional patrol team were on aberdeen patrol along Illah-Asaba road, they received a report from one Bature Ibrahim a driver of Dangote company truck, that at about 0300hrs of the same date while trying to park his truck with Reg. DAS. 690 ZY loaded with nine hundred (900) bags of cement at Okpella in Edo State four (4) armed men emerged from the bush dragged him and his conductor into the bush gave them several machete cuts and tied them with rope then made away with the truck.

The patrol swung into action immediately and after due intelligence led investigation, they located the truck somewhere in Illah where it was parked at Aniegele along Illah-Asaba road. On sighting the patrol vehicle the suspects jumped into the bush and took to their heels, the police in a combined effort with the local vigilantes chased them and four (4) suspects namely Ozioma Umez ‘m’, Uchenna Idenyi ‘m’, Chibuike Nwamgbo ‘m’ and Chiolada Nomha ‘m’ were arrested in connection with the crime. Two (2) cutlasses were also recovered from the suspects. Investigation is ongoing.

2. On 31/08/2021 at about 2125hrs, Dragon 02 patrol team of the command while conducting stop and search along Agbor/Asaba expressway by Issele-Uku intercepted one red colored Qlink Motorcycle with reg number LEG 326 QN conveying three occupants who upon sighting the patrol team abandoned the motorcycle and ran into the nearby bus. They were chased and consequently one of the suspects named Musa kabiru ‘m’ 42yrs of Onitsha was arrested. Upon searching the suspect, one locally made pistol one live cartridge and four mobile handsets were recovered from him. The owners of the phones have identified the phones as theirs and also identified the suspect as one of the gang who robbed them. Effort is on top gear to arrest the other fleeing members of the gangs while investigation is ongoing.

The CP urged residents of the state to be vigilant at all times and to be security conscious. He also advised Deltans to avail themselves with the distress numbers issued by the command for them to reach the command as soon as the need arises while also thanking members of the public for their continuous support in the fight against crime and criminality in the state.
The PPRO’s Office can be contacted through the following numbers
+234 915 557 0008
+234 915 557 0007
+234 902 907 0037
Or the command control room via +234 803 668 4974

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LSSTF’s Balogun Tours EPAIL Facility, Commends Management for Contributions to Security

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The Executive Secretary/CEO of the Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF), Dr. Abdurrazaq Balogun, has paid a visit to the Equipment and Protective Applications International Limited (EPAIL) mega factory, with the Chairman/CEO of EPAIL expressing delight at the Fund’s visit while conducting his guest on a tour of the facility.

During the visit, the ES witnessed the production of security equipment such as armored hard body for vehicles, ballistic plates, helmets, vests, etc. from scratch using locally sourced materials. A test was also conducted on one of the locally made crowd dispersal water cannon and other crowd control equipment.

Speaking on the visit, Balogun said: “The security challenges in the state continue to increase as a result of the harsh economic situation in the country hence the visitation which was in furtherance of the Fund’s commitment to continue to source for and provide the required equipment and home grown state of the art security gadgets and technological solutions that meet international standards, fit for our terrain and useable by security agencies to combat crime in the State.”

The LSSTF CEO also commended EPAIL Nigeria for its outstanding work and contributions in the area of security, noting that “The importance of a strong and formidable security outfit cannot be overemphasized as it is one of the hallmarks of a thriving society.  As we approach the 2023 general elections, it is critical that we strengthen our security agencies to enable them proactively combat crime and maintain law and order in the State, therefore we call on our donors to do more by way of contributions in cash or kind to the Fund towards improved security in the State in our collective self-interest”.

Subsequently, the Chairman of EPAIL thanked the Executive Secretary of the Fund for his visit and pledged his continuous support to the Fund.

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Many Feared Killed As Explosion Rocks Kano

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Many are feared dead after an explosion on Aba Road in the Sabon Gari area of Kano State.

While details of the blast are still sketchy as of the time of filing this report, visuals from the scene showed that many buildings, one of which is suspected to house a primary school, were affected.

One of the videos that surfaced online also showed injured schoolchildren being moved from the scene of the incident.

Parents were also searching for their children.

One of them was heard shouting “my children”.

Meanwhile, the Kano State Commissioner of Police, Sama’ila Dikko, has clarified that gas and not a bomb exploded in the state on Tuesday morning. He made the clarification during his visit to the scene of the incident.

Dikko, who spoke in Hausa, also confirmed that four persons were dead.

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News of Closure of Ogui, Trans-Ekulu Stations Fake – Enugu Police

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The Enugu State Police Command has said that the news making the rounds in the closure of Ogui and Trans-Ekulu police stations is fake, urging the public the disregard the false publication.

A statement by the Command’s PPRO, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, and made available to the National Association of Online Security News Publishers (NAOSNP), quoted the Commissioner of Police, Abubakar Lawal as describing the story as not just unfounded, and a figment of the publisher’s imagination, but also a misinformation targeted at creating panic among peace loving citizens of Enugu State.

The statement also expressed the CP’s resolve to continue to “deliver the statutory mandates of the Nigeria Police Force in the State, including ensuring that Police Stations remain opened to members of the public and maintain robust crime detection/prevention patrols and visibility policing of their assigned areas of responsibilities.”

CP Lawal therefore, urged the “general public and residents of Enugu State in particular, to disregard such untrue publications and continue to promptly report security situations and criminal activities to Police Stations nearest to them, noting that Police Stations in the State remain open to the general public on a twenty-four hour a day, seven days a week (24/7) basis.”

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