There was confusion in the ancient town of Oyo, as an operative of the Oyo State Security Network Agency otherwise known as Amotekun shot a policeman, Fatai Yekini.
Globaltimesnigeria.com gathered that the Amotekun officer identified as Ibrahim Ogundele, opened fire on one of the policemen immediately they arrived at a carnival to dislodge attendees.
The incident was said to have happened around 3 pm on Saturday around Sanga area of Oyo town, after which the operative was promptly arrested and has been put in police custody while the injured cop is said to be receiving treatment in hospital.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr Olugbenga Fadeyi, confirmed the incident when contacted.
He said, “This happened when police personnel at Ojongbodu Division, Oyo were responding to calls to dislodge recalcitrant youths staging carnival after several warnings that such should not be staged.
“The Amotekun personnel has since been arrested and currently being investigated at Ojongbodu Police station.”
Gov Masari Says Prevailing Security Situation In Katsina State Giving Him Sleepless Nights.
Governing Katsina Doesn’t Give Me Joy, Insecurity Is Too Much, Governor Aminu Masari revealed.
Aminu Masari, Katsina governor, says he has no joy governing a state plagued by insecurity.
Masari said this during an interview with DW Hausa on Friday.
He said the security situation in Katsina state has been giving him sleepless nights.
“In this difficult time and uncertainty, all the issue of governance has been dominated by security matters from sunset to dawn. I receive security reports at any moment through many channels daily,” he said.
According to him, the insecurity level in Katsina is alarming, adding that “no sensible leader who has the feeling of his people at heart will be happy in such situation”.
“Governing in this difficult time I see no joy that people are saying we are enjoying,” he said.
“In this kind of situation we are having sleepless nights. You only have a few hours to sleep with your phone beneath your ears and whoever calls you at midnight won’t do that to greet you but to tell you a problem that is happening.
“People misunderstood us (governors) as people enjoying themselves. Some people are just assuming things and we must not assume what we think is right because if someone is not in the system, he cannot understand the situation.
“The irony of this life is that a governor is being escorted with screaming siren so is the criminal being taken to prison, the dead person in an ambulance and firefighters all use sirens. So what is the joy about the sirens?
“The paramount thing about governance is that once you are at the helm of affairs, always prepare to leave. You must not allow yourself to be carried away by the arrogance of power.”
Police Nab 3 Notorious ‘One Chance” Robbers In Abuja.
By Sadiq Abubakar, Abuja.
The FCT police command has arrested three suspected notorious ‘one chance’ robbers along Kubwa and Lugbe axis of Abuja.
The police commissioner, Bala Ciroma, while parading the suspects at the command headquarters in Abuja, on Saturday, gave their names as Uchenna Eleke, Alex Akiti and Suleiman Nasir.
He said the suspects were arrested by the detectives of the command’s Anti-Violent Crimes Section along Wuse axis during a routine patrol.
According to him, the suspects, who were identified by some victims confessed their involvement in the heinous crime.
“And in addition, a 38 years old one Micah Ohah, was also arrested alongside the other suspects who identified him as a receiver of the items they steal during their operations, ” he said.
He said exhibits recovered from the suspects are a green colour Gulf 3 car with registration number GWA SJ and two mobile phones, saying effort is ongoing to arrest the fleeing member of the syndicate.
Ciroma, said the suspects will be arraigned in court upon conclusion of investigation, even as he implored residents to always report any suspicious movement or distress through the command
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Insecurity: Kogi CP urges students of security studies to proffer solution to the current challenges.
By Yahaya Idris, Lokoja.
The Commissioner of Police, Kogi State Command, CP Ede Ayuba Ekpeji, has advised the students of the Security and Strategic Studies course 5 as well as those of the Peace and conflict resolution course 3 of the Nasarawa state University Keffi to proffer solution to the current security challenges facing the country.
CP Ayuba Ekpeji, who made the appeal on Friday when he played host to the PhD Students on Study tour to Kogi State, briefed them on the security situation in the State.
He commended the heads of security agencies for exhibiting high level of synergy in the fight against crime and criminality, pointing out that on several occasions the heads of security agencies embarked on joint operations across the State, adding that the level of peace the State is enjoying is as a result of the commitment and dedication exhibited by the heads of security agencies.
The Commissioner recalled that when he took over leadership of Kogi Command, there was little upsurge of criminal activities across the State, but with the level of commitment, dedication and passion displayed by the personnel of the Command and the support and encouragement received from the State Government under the leadership of His Excellency, Alhjai Yahaya Bello, the Executive Governor of Kogi State, crime rate has reduced drastically.
He therefore wish the Course participants the very best in their studies while urging them to make use of the knowledge they acquired during their studies at the Institute to add values and provide solutions to the current security challenges facing the country.
Leader of the delegation Professor Andrew E. Zamani, Director, Institute of Governance and Development Studies, Nasarawa State University Keffi, commended the Commissioner of Police for the good work he is doing in Kogi State.
“Kogi State used to be in the news, but now, the State is one of the safest State in Nigeria and that is attributed to the commitment by the Police and other security agencies in the State”, Prof.Zamani stated.
He therefore congratulated the Commissioner of Police on his recent promotion to the rank of Assistant Inspector-General of Police, and prayed for more wisdom to discharge his duty in his new capacity.
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