FG declares Operation Amotekun illegal

  The Federal Government through the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami (SAN) has declared the new security outfit launched by the governors of the South Western States (Operation Amotekun) as illegal. He said the security and defence of the country are within the exclusive duties of the Federal Government. He said no state government, whether singly or in a group has the legal right and competence to establish any form of security organization or agency for the defence of Nigeria or any of its constituent parts. He said the law will take its course on any group or association linked with [Read]

Ohanaeze Ndigbo proposes “Operation Ogbunigwe” as South East Regional Security outfit

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide (OYC) has recommend a New Regional Security outfit with operation code name” Ogbunigwe”. The proposal is coming after the South West unveiled its Regional Security outfit known as “Operation Amotekun” to curtail insecurity challenges in some parts of Southern Nigeria. However, OYC, in a statement signed by its President General, Mazi okechukwu Isiguzoro, advocates for the creation of Ministry of Homeland Security across the South East, to coordinate the new Regional Security outfit, which is a non armed South East Regional Security outfits, that will assist in intelligence gathering for the National Security agents. The group further stated that the proposed Ogbunigwe Outfit, will include [Read]

Why we may soon fight Amotekun – Meyitti Allah

Herdsmen under the umbrella of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore have expressed scepticism over the inauguration of Operation Amotekun. Miyetti Allah warned that it would not condone acts of injustice meted out to any of its members by the officials of the outfit or any other vigilance group. The National Secretary of the group, Alhassan Saleh, said this on Friday during an interview with Saturday PUNCH. Saleh said, “We have no problem with them as long as they will not target our herders. We have our own defence mechanisms. We fight injustice anywhere, not only in Nigeria. So, if they end up meting out injustice to us, we will fight back. [Read]

Iran vs US: Missiles fired towards US embassy in Iraq

Two mortar rounds hit the Iraqi capital’s Green Zone Saturday and two rockets slammed into a base housing US troops, security sources said, a day after a deadly American strike. The precision drone strike outside the Baghdad airport on Friday killed Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani, top Iraqi paramilitary chief Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and a clutch of other Iranian and Iraqi figures. In Baghdad, mortar rounds on Saturday evening hit the Green Zone, the high-security enclave where the US embassy is based, security sources said. SEE ALSO: We Killed Soleimani To Avert War, Not Start One – Trump The Iraqi military said that one projectile hit inside the zone, while another landed [Read]

South-west ‘police’ takes-off January 9 – Fayemi

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State Wednesday said the joint security outfit, “Amotekun,” initiated by the six governors in the zone would commence work January 9. Governor Fayemi, who disclosed this in his New Year message to the people of the state, said the outfit would complement the efforts of the regular security agencies. ”On January 9, 2020, the Western Nigeria Security Network known as ‘Amotekun’ shall commence operations in all the six states in our zone. ”Ekiti is very active in this initiative which will go a long way in securing the people and protecting the state. ”The fact remains, however, that criminality cannot be totally eradicated even as [Read]

IGP Swaps New Ogun CP Edgal with Akwa-Ibom’s Barely Days After Resumption

  Barely a week after he was redeployed to Ogun State as the Commissioner of Police, the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has transferred Edgal Imohimi to Akwa Ibom State. Consequently, the Akwa Ibom police commissioner, Kenneth Ebrimson, is to assume duty in Ogun State to replace Imohimi in what looks like a direct exchange of baton. This was contained in a police signal from the office of the Nigeria Police Force, on behalf of the Inspector General and dated November 22. According to the signal, copy of which was made available to DAILY POST, the posting, as ordered by the Inspector General of Police, is with immediate effect. [Read]

Ogun Gets New Police Boss, As Imohimi Edgal Resumes Duty

  ABEOKUTA – The new Commissioner of Police in-charge of Ogun State Police Command, CP Edgal Oluwole Imohimi has officially resumed duty at the State Police Command headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta on Monday.  The CP who arrived the headquarters at about 11am was received by members of the Ogun State police management team led by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in-charge of Operations, DCP Edward A. Ajogun. In his maiden address to the management team, the CP directed that all policemen serving in Ogun State should return back to their duty post from wherever they maybe as there is going to be physical head count of all the personnel attached to [Read]

Multiple Awards As Anambra-born Nwama Emerges Overall Best NDA Graduate

2nd Lt. Ugochukwu Nwama from Anambra State has written his name in gold as a result of his sterling performance at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA). He was adjudged the best graduating Cadet Adjutant of the 2018 Course. The young officer, who is the son of Igwe Obosi Eze, A.C. Iweka 111, was presented with four different awards as rewards for his achievement at the Passing out Parade in Kaduna State last February. NEWS FLAKES NG gathered that according to records from the institution, Nwama not only emerged the best in the Army but was the overall best in the entire military–the Army, Air Force and the Navy in the [Read]

Ghana Arrests Three Suspected ‘coup’ Plotters, As Plan To Overthrow Govt Fails

ACCRA – Ghana’s security forces have arrested at least three suspects over an alleged plot to destabilise the government, the information minister said. “The joint operation was to neutralise an elaborate plot targeted at the presidency, and with the ultimate aim of destabilising the country,” Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said in a statement Monday. He said those arrested last Friday included a medical doctor whose premises –- Citadel Hospital, in the capital, Accra — were being used to manufacture weapons for the alleged plot. The security agencies had been monitoring the activities of the suspects including their contacts with some soldiers over the past 15 months, he said. “We also have [Read]

Police recruitment: Constable doesn’t know who Nigeria’s president is — DCP

Mr Sola Okediji, the Deputy Commissioner of Police, FCT, has said that some constables aspiring to join Nigeria Police could not give the name of Nigeria President and the Chief Justice of the country. Okediji disclosed this at the investigation and sensitisation on rule of law training for FCT police officers, organised by the Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption (RoLAC), on Friday in Abuja. RoLAC programme is funded by the European Union and managed by the British Council. Okediji, who said he was posted to Rivers State as part of those to interview prospective constables to be enlisted into the Nigeria police, said he was stunned when a constable could [Read]

Police Nab illegal Gun Runners, Seize Over 10,000 Arms, Ammunition

Four arms dealers have been arrested in Oyo State for allegedly supplying arms to robbery gangs in the State, over 10,000 arms were recovered from them. This was disclosed by the Commissioner of Police, Shina Olukolu while briefing newsmen on latest achievements by the command. According to him, two females who concealed and conveyed arms and ammunition to any location where male robbery gangs planned to operate were also arrested by SARS operatives of the command in Iseyin. These were part of 21 suspects paraded by the Oyo State police command for alleged criminal activities. [Read]

Ogun Police Rescue Seven, Arrest 41 Suspects Over Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Kidnap

Men of the Ogun state Police command have arrested no fewer than 41 suspects, including one strongly believed to have participated in the abduction of three staff of Lafia Hospital Ibadan along the ever busy Lagos – Ibadan expressway last week Tuesday. A statement issued on Monday by the command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abimbola Oyeyemi said four other victims were also rescued along with the Lafia hospital staffers last Saturday when a high powered security operatives bombarded the scene of the incident and thoroughly combed the adjourning bush. Though he declined to give names of the suspects, Oyeyemi explained that a total of seven victims, which included Kayode Sule, [Read]

INSECURITY: South-West Govs Push for Creation of State Police [READ MORE]

Six governors in the South West of Nigeria have unanimously demanded the creation of state police to tackle the rising insecurity –kidnapping, armed robbery, drug abuse, cultism, farmer/herders clashes, ritual killings, and other vices in the region. They reached the conclusion during the region’s stakeholders’ security summit held at Theophilus Ogunlesi Hall, opposite the main gate of University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Oyo State on Tuesday. The summit was organised by Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) Commission. NEWS FLAKES NG further gathered that the governors highlighted the security challenges in the region and how people the area have been living in fear, saying state police should be the major [Read]

BOOM! DSS to begin crackdown on anti-govt social media users [READ MORE]

The State Security Service on Wednesday announced a nationwide crackdown on individuals allegedly caught posting inciting materials on the Internet, in a move that could provoke fresh debates about the potency of Nigerian Constitution’s free speech safeguards. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the SSS said it had recently observed that some social media users were skewing Nigeria’s history to promote ethnic violence and tip the nation into crisis, a development it said must be urgently reversed through state interference. The secret police’s spokesperson, Peter Afunanya, said in a statement to PREMIUM TIMES that some “unpatriotic” Nigerians have been using social media platforms to make “unguarded public statements and/or use the [Read]

MAY 29: Army Uncovers Plot To Scuttle Democracy, Derail Buhari’s inauguration

The Nigerian Army on Saturday said it had uncovered a plot to derail the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari for second term in office by those it referred to as mischief makers and unpatriotic elements. It said the elements, after failing to prevent the 2019 general elections from holding successfully, were sponsoring Boko Haram terrorists as well as bandits to put the country and security agencies on edge. “Some of these mischievous elements thought that we would not have a safe and successful general elections but were proved wrong, hence they want to derail the scheduled handing over later this month and to scuttle the democratic process in the country”, [Read]