5 insurgents killed in Borno By Boko Haram Troops

 

Troops of the twenty one Special Armoured Brigade deployed operative LAFIYA DOLE, during a joint trans-border operation with troops of the Cameroonian Defense Forces, killed 5 Boko Haram terrorists within the border villages of Yabiri Kote and Bula Dadobe of Bama authorities space Borno State.
The joint operations, tagged: “Operation RAINBOW fifteen” that was conducted from Saturday 15 – Sunday sixteen Sept 2018, came on the heels of the invention of makeshift bases, established by the terrorists in Yabiri Kote and Bula Dadode from wherever they launched attacks on villages in Cameroon and Nigeria.
A statement by Bigadier General Lone-Star State Chukwu, Director Army publicity same, throughout the joint trans- border operations, the gallant troops recovered some things from the terrorists.
“The things include: three American state forty seven rifles, 2 impermanent device ( IED) Shells, One fit impermanent device (IED) Belt, 2 motorcycles, Eight bicycles, impermanent device (IED) Vest, and One Boko Haram flag.
“The trans-border operations have with success cleared the insurgents from the overall space of Kote river.
“Members of the overall public area unit suggested to report any suspicious movements or activities to the enforcement agents for prompt action,” the statement additional.

82-Year-Old Native Doctor Arrested With Other Cultists Over Policeman’s Death


The police in Lagos have captured a 82-year-old botanist, Babatunde Rufai, said to be the head of Igunuko Disguise; Ariyo Elegbede and eight others for affirmed complicity in a week ago’s murder of Sergeant Collins Esiabor.

The policeman was lynched on August 29 by associated individuals with Aiye faction aggregate at Ifako-Ijaiye while challenging the demise of their partner.

Others captured regarding the murdering are: Adewunmi Suleiman, 28; Olorunda Michael, 21; Omoba Idowu, 27; Olarewaju Hammed, 20; Payoff Adewuye, 27; Ayo Adeyanju, 27; Anu Akinola, 24 and Ige Akanbi, 29.

Police Official Imohimi Edgal said the botanist professedly treated a self-incurred gunfire damage on one of the suspects, who misused an AK-47 rifle the horde seized from the killed Sergeant.

The police boss said Elegbede professedly participated in the lynching of the cop, including that the two men were authentic local specialists for the religion gathering and normally treated individuals’ shot injuries without educating the police, as stipulated by law.

In spite of the fact that Elegbede denied the assertion, Edgal said he shared in the treatment of the harmed part, said to have fled to Ondo State, and disguised the data from the police.

He stated: “On August 29 at Haruna Transport Stop in Ifako-Ijaiye, Ogba, a crowd, for reasons unknown and with no incitement at all, assaulted a police group and vandalized a watch van positioned to give security in the territory, prompting the passing of Sergeant Collins Esiabor.

“I guaranteed then that the order would unwind and arraign those behind the obnoxious demonstration. Examination propelled into the occurrence prompted the capture of 10 suspects.

“The suspects are cultists, as authenticated by one of them, Ayo Adeyanju, who passed on the bocy of their late part to the internment site. On their way, they chose to retaliate for the demise of the perished on the police watch group despite the fact that unmistakably the police had no physical contact at all with the expired.

“As per the suspects, the perished located policemen inside his region and endeavored to scale a fence, trusting they were after him. Tragically, he put the wrong foot forward and lethally harmed himself.

“In the mean time, Rufai and Elegbede, said as assistants to the gathering, were additionally captured. Recouped from them are a Dane firearm and grouped charms.”

The police boss said the suspects would be accused of murder, including that endeavors were to capture other escaping suspects.

Edgal stated: “Those folks defied the police and grabbed an AK-47 rifle from the policeman. They didn’t know how to work the firearm; in this way, one of them erroneously shot himself in the foot with the rifle.

“These (pointing at the presumed cultivators) are the babalawo who give them treatment. They are legitimate babalawofor the religion gathering. In this way, whenever they have gunfire wounds, they go to them for treatment and these men cover the data from the police.

“Furthermore, they live in that area and heard the end result for a policeman. However, they never enlightened us regarding a gunfire casualty they treated until the point that examination embroiled them.”

How governors spent N2trn on Nigeria police – NGF


The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) Secretariat on Tuesday said governors of the 36 states have collectively spent more than N2 trillion in augmenting police operations nationwide in the last decade alone.
Mr Abdulrazaque Barkindo, Head, Media and Public Affairs, who made this known in Abuja, said the amount, was outside the contributions of Borno, Yobe, Adamawa and Gombe states, hitherto referred to as the frontline states and critical flashpoints at the peak of the war against insurgency in the country.
He said that the revelation was part of a research conducted by the media department of the NGF monthly magazine “The Executive Summary” July edition.
He said that the purchases by the governors have covered such items as Hilux trucks, Armoured Personnel carriers, Helicopters, River Gun Boats, Horses, Communication equipment, uniforms and handcuffs among others.
“For example, the magazine which has as its cover story State Police: The Time is Now, related that in 2015 alone Lagos State, under Governor Akinwunmi Ambode spent over N4.765bn on helping to sustain the Federal Police.
“It also reported that in subsequent years going forward, the state also bought and donated to the police, 100 four-door Saloon cars, 55 Ford Ranger Pick-up trucks and 10 Toyota Landcruiser Pick-up trucks.
“These also include 15 BMW power-bikes, 100 Isuzu trucks, three helicopters, two gunboats, 15 Armoured Personnel Carriers, revolving lights, sirens, communication gadgets, helmets, handcuffs among many other police requirements,” he said.
Barkindo added that looking at the donations in retrospect, Ambode’s predecessor, Babatunde Raji Fashola also donated 50 patrol vehicles, 10 Armoured Personnel carriers, 100 walkie-talkies and 200 bullet-proof jackets.
He added that the state government also established an ICT Resource Centre for the police in Lagos State.
“It is not Lagos alone that has donated generously to the police. Kano, Kaduna, Kwara, Cross Rivers, Ebonyi and Abia States have all, at various times, donated generously to the police force towards ensuring the safety and security of their peoples and their property,” he added.
He recalled that in July 2017 the Inspector-General of Police Ibrahim Idris approached the NGF at their meeting in Aso Rock Villa seeking cap-in-hand, the sum of N3trilion as assistance from states.
He said that the magazine also quoted the lamentations of some of the state governors, who in spite of these donations had been unable to enjoy even the partial loyalty of the federal police at their most critical hour of need.
He said that Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State, for example, was quoted in the magazine as saying “I am sitting here as governor, but I cannot control one police troop whenever crises break in my state.”
“His Zamfara State counterpart and Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar had, at one time, even relinquished his position as the Chief Security Officer of his state, in frustration.
“The report added that even Benue State, which very recently had its state assembly sealed and overtaken by the Nigeria Police Force, had spent a substantial part of its security vote in ameliorating the problems of the same police force that was to later humiliate the state.
“Indeed, to give spice to the argument for the agitation of the states, the National Assembly only recently lent its voice to the agitation by state governors and also endorsed the formation of state police, saying it is about time.
“Most others who canvas the same position as the governors allude to the countries whose system Nigeria is emulating, saying community policing is a necessity if crime is to be prevented and insurgency is to be curtailed to the barest minimum,” he added.

Offa bank robbery: Nigeria Police want to implicate me – Saraki cries out


Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has reacted to the claim by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Moshood Jimoh, linking him (Saraki) to the recent Offa robbery incident.

The Police had invited Saraki, for questioning over his alleged involvement in the offa Bank robbery attack in Kwara State.
Saraki was asked to report to the Louis Edet House, Police Force Headquarters in Abuja this week.

Reacting, however, the Senate President called on the general public to disregard the allegation, stressing that it was another desperate attempt by the police to implicate him.
He said, “I want the entire public to disregard this claim as a baseless allegation and another ploy by the Police to implicate him by all means”
A statement signed by Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki’s media aide and made available to News  in Abuja, stated, “Let it be known that there is no way I could have been associated with armed robbery against my people. When the Offa robbery incident happened, I was the first top public official to pay a visit to the place and right there in the palace of the traditional ruler, I put a call through to this same Mr. Ibrahim Idris, the IGP, requesting him to make certain specific security arrangements as demanded by the people.
“Members of the public will remember that on May 16, 2018, I alerted the Senate about the information passed on to me by my State Governor, Dr. Abdulfatai Ahmed, over a plot by the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, to frame me up by getting some suspected cultists arrested in Ilorin to implicate me. It is believed that the timely leakage of the plot in that case aborted the use of the suspected cultists to implicate me. Now, it is the Offa bank robbery suspects that are about to be used.
“This plot is concocted to embarrass me and, in the mind of the IGP, it is his own response after his refusal to honour the invitation by the National Assembly, headed me, for him to come and offer explanations on the rampant killings and violence across the country.
“Like the earlier one, this frame-up will also fail as I hereby state categorically that I have no link with any band of criminals.
“As a person who has utmost respect for the rule of law and all constitutional institutions, when the invitation from the Police is formally extended to me, I will be ready to honour it without any delay.”
“It is however sad that this abuse of the criminal investigation process aimed at intimidating and over-overawing the legislature, thereby obstructing it from doing its work, is a big threat to our democracy “, the Senate President stated.