BREAKING: South-East Governors set up EBUBE AGU outfit to Fight Insecurity

OWERRI/Nigeria: Governors from the South East of Nigeria have established a security outfit called EBUBE AGU as part of plans to checkmate the rising unrest in the region, stemming from an increase in criminal activities. According to a communique put out by governors of the Southeast, the agency is to oversee and monitor the activities of vigilante groups in the region. Chairman of the Southeast Governors forum, Dave Umahi who read the statement after a meeting in Imo State on Sunday, noted that the headquarters of EBUBE AGU security outfit…

Gabriel Oyibode Congratulates Newly Appointed IGP, Usman Alkali …..Commends President Buhari For A Well Scrutinized And Effective Exercise

ABUJA/Nigeria: As President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of the Deputy Inspector-General, DIG, Usman Alkali Baba to be the Acting Inspector-General of Police, IGP, the Chief Executive Officer of Geotag Oil and Gas Limited and Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Delta North Senatorial District, Chief Dr. (Amb) Gabriel Chukwuma Etaoghenevwegba Oyibode (JP) has joined the league of family members, friends and well wishers to congratulate the newly appointed Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba. Amb. Oyibode through his media assistant, Itodje Okiemute Godstime described the appointment of…

Police Thwart Kidnap Attempt along Warri-Sapele Road, Rescue Six

WARRI/Nigeria: The Delta State police command says it has rescued six passengers kidnapped along Warri-Sapele road by armed men. A statement by the Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Edafe Bright says the rescue mission was made possible due to the combined efforts of the police and army personnel, making the kidnappers to abandon the victims in the bush. It explains that the driver of the Toyota bus conveying the passengers was fatally shot, while a wounded victim died at the hospital after the rescue operation. The police stated expended shells…

NSCDC Destroys Illegal Oil Refining Camp in Warri Southwest, Arrests Six

ASABA/Nigeria: The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, says the force has arrested six suspects for bunkering and illegal refining of petroleum products at some camps in Olokpobiri, in Warri South West area of Delta State. The State Commandant of the NSCDC,  Chike Ikpeamonwu, announced the arrest in Asaba, the state capital while parading the suspects who are between the ages of eighteen and thirty. One of the suspects Godstime Aremu explained the processes of oil bunkering and the channeling of crude to their camps for refining into various petroleum…

LG ELECTION: Police In Delta Order Restriction On Vehicular Movement

ASABA/Nigeria: To ensure a peaceful conduct of Saturday’s Local Government election in Delta State, the Commissioner of Police, Delta State Command, Mr Ari Muhammed Ali, has ordered a restriction on vehicular movement across the state from 12 midnight on Friday, March 5 to 4pm on Saturday, March 6, 2021. The CP, who gave the order on Wednesday in a statement issued by the Acting Police Public Relations Officer of the Command, CSP Edafe Bright, however, explained that persons going to exercise their civic right would not be prevented from doing…

Jubilation In Obiaruku As Local Vigilante Group Apprehends Kidnappers

By Uche Okei OBIARUKU/Nigeria: Residents in Obiaruku, the administrative headquarters of Ukwuani Local Government Area of Delta State, have since Tuesday, February 23, 2021, taken to the streets to celebrate the arrest by the local vigilante group of some notorious kidnappers who have been terrorising the people, particularly farmers in the area. The arrest, which some have described as miraculous, happened on the 22nd of February as one of the kidnappers, who simply identified himself as Chidi,   an indigene of Obiaruku, reported himself to the Onotu-Ukwu General (the most senior…

Delta State Commissioner of Police Storms Area Command Sapele

By Steve Temienor SAPELE/Nigeria: The New Delta State Commissioner of Police. Mohammed Aliyu has visited Sapele Area command to bring the issue of community policing closer to the people. According to him the purpose of the visit to Sapele Area command is to partner with the community to have a good security and he also assured Sapele community of adequate security. However Mohammed disclosed that a place where there’s no security and peace investors cannot establish there, adding that the police cannot fetch the bad eggs alone that he needs…

Military Plans New Method To Fight Insurgency, Banditry

ABUJA/Nigeria: The Defence Headquarters, yesterday, said that the recent changes in the leadership of the Armed Forces of Nigeria would usher new methodology in the counter-insurgency war. It said the new service chiefs had already hit the ground running with a visit to all operational areas across the country. Co-ordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, stated this during the weekly media briefing with Defence Correspondents. According to him, “you are all aware of the recent changes in the leadership of the Armed Forces of Nigeria. There is no doubt…

Army Designates 63 Brigade Asaba for Military Assessment Test, Urge Residents to Maintain Calm

ASABA/Nigeria: The 63 Brigade of the Nigerian Army in Asaba the Delta State capital, has urge residents to remain calm as the force commences the Lieutenant to Captain Promotion Examination in the area. The General Officer Commanding 6 Division, Major General Ibrahim Jallo made the appeal in an address to launch the exercise slated for 8-12 February. According to the GOC, over two hundred Lieutenants of the Army across the nation are participating in the process. Major General Ibrahim Jallo said plans have been perfected to ensure the comfort of…

Community Policing: Delta Ready with 378 Special Constabularies

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Government on Wednesday presented 378 Special Constabularies who recently graduated from training to the people of the state as part of efforts towards establishing community policing in the state. Governor Ifeanyi Okowa made the presentation at the Community Policing Sensitisation Awareness Campaign held at the Events Centre Asaba. He said that with the overwhelming increase in crime rate, the approach to community policing has become inevitable. Represented by Secretary to the State Government, Chiedu Ebie, Governor Okowa urged the Special Constabularies to see their engagement as a clarion…