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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]

167 Police officers abscond after learning they would join soldiers to fight Boko Haram [READ MORE]

  Afraid of joining the military to combat the dreaded Boko Haram terrorists in the North-east, 167 Nigerian police, who were on training at the Nigerian Army Special Forces Training School in Buni Yadi, Yobe State, Wednesday abandoned their duties and fled with their respective riffles. Reports have it that the wanted officers absconded immediately they learnt that they would be deployed to locations where Boko Haram fighters are still active, especially communities along Nigeria’s border with Niger and Chad Republic. Recall that the Inspector general of Police, Ibrahim Idris, had promised additional 2000 police officers that would complement the efforts of the military against rampaging terrorists in the volatile [Read]

Buhari May Extend IGP Ibrahim Idris Tenure by Six Months, CUPP Kicks [READ MORE]

  President Muhammadu Buhari may have approved a six-month tenure extension for the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris. The opposition political parties, under the aegis of the Coalition of United Political Parties, are threatening to drag President Muhammadu Buhari before the court over the planned tenure extension. The President was said to have agreed in principle to grant the IG additional six months in office to enable him to coordinate and supervise the forthcoming general elections in the country. Officially, Idris is due to retire from the Nigeria Police Force on January 3, 2019, having put in the mandatory 35 years in service. But he was said to have lobbied [Read]

Melete attack: Terrorists ambush evacuation troops, seize gun trucks, captain

  A week after the fighters of the Islamic State West African Province attacked the Nigerian Army 157 Battalion ’s base in Metele , Borno State , scores of dead and missing soldiers had yet to be located as air assets have been deployed in the area for search and rescue , according to military sources. Also , troops have found it difficult to evacuate the decomposing bodies of soldiers who were brutally killed by the terrorists in the attack on the Metele military base last Sunday. A military source told SUNDAY PUNCH on the telephone on Saturday that the troops that were sent to evacuate the remains of the [Read]

Ekweremadu, wife, son escape assassination attempt – READ MORE

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, his wife and son have escaped an assassination attempt, according to his Special Adviser, Media, Mr Uche Anichukwu. Anichukwu said in a statement in Abuja that the incident occurred at about 4 a.m. on Tuesday. He said some armed men discreetly evaded the security at Ekweremadu’s Apo Quarters residence to gain entry into his house. “The attackers, who could not immediately shoot in order not to attract the attention of the security personnel on duty, took hold of his son, and commanded him to lead them to the senator’s bedroom. “It was at the senator’s [Read]

CRIME: Lagos Task Force Arrests 62 Suspected Miscreants In Oshodi During Midnight Operation

  The Lagos State Task Force has invaded the Oshodi and its environment after which 62 suspected miscreants were arrested. One of them told the investigators that he pays the kingpin the sum of 100 Naira every night to secure a place to sleep. The Chairman of agency, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi said that the mid-night raid operations was part of on-going efforts aimed at flushing out miscreants and other criminal elements out of Oshodi and the State at large. He said the operations are also targeted at other identified areas such as Mushin, Fadeyi, Agege, Apapa, Lagos Island, Obalende, Oyingbo, Dopemu amongst others. READ ALSO: Gunman Kills DSS Personnel, Shoots DPO [Read]

Buhari sacks Seifa as Acting DSS boss, appoints another northerner, Magachi Bichi as New DG

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathered that President Muhammadu Buhari has removed Mathew Seiyefa as acting Director General (DG) of the Department of State Services (DSS). The President has replaced Seiyefa with Yusuf Magachi Bichi as new DG of the secret service. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a statement yesterday said the appointment is with effect from September 14. Following the sack of Lawal Daura as Chief Executive of the DSS, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo appointed Seiyefa in acting capacity on August 7, 2018. Daura was sacked for approving the illegal invasion of the National Assembly complex by personnel of the DSS. Garba, [Read]

Only God knows when Leah Sharibu will be released- Presidency

Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina on Tuesday said only God knows when Leah Sharibu who is in the boko Haram custody will be released.  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the media aide said this in reacion to the trending audio message from Leah Sharibu, the lone Dapchi schoolgirl, still held by Boko Haram terrorists. Leah, in the recording which was released on Monday, begged Buhari to come to her rescue. Reacting, Adesina, on Channels TV, said only God knows when Leah Sharibu will be released. Adesina said President Buhari had made a commitment to do anything to rescue the kidnapped girls even if [Read]

BREAKING: Acting President Yemi Osinbajo orders immediate overhaul of SARS

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has directed the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, to immediately overhaul the management and activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). The personal assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on new media, Bashir Ahmad, made it known in a tweet on Tuesday, August 14. He said: “Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, orders immediate overhaul of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).” Osinbajo said that based on the persistent complaints and reports on the activities of SARS that border on allegations of human rights violations, there should be overhaul of the management and [Read]

PHOTO NEWS: Buhari attends Graduation of Armed Forces Staff College, Kaduna SEE MORE PHOTOS HERE >>>

The President of Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari was today at the graduation ceremony of Senior Course 40 at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji, Kaduna State. NEWS FLAKES NG further gathered that the President Muhammadu Buhari was also accompanied by Commandant Armed Forces Command and Staff College, AVM Lawal Shittu, while Kaduna governor,  Mallam Nasir El-Rufai played host to the many dignitaries at the event. See more photos of the event below:   [Read]

2019 ELECTIONS: Police, Civil Defence Demand N317m To Feed Dogs, Horses

Security operatives are demanding millions of naira to feed security animals to make them more operational. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps will need N310m to feed and administer drugs to dogs that will be deployed in states for the 2019 elections. The Nigeria Police Force will also require N7m to feed 50 horses that would be used for patrol during the elections which will take place between February 16 and March 2, 2019. The information is contained in the 2018 virement proposal sent to the National Assembly for the 2019 general election by President Muhammadu Buhari. The total police budget for the elections [Read]