The Abuja police spokesman, Mariam Yusuf has in a statement on Monday, announced the arrest of eight suspects in connection with a kidnapping in Shengwu-Tunga Maje, Gwagwalada, Kabusa, and Durumi areas of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Yusuf said that three of the suspects were linked to the kidnap attempt on the Vice President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Gwagwalada Branch, Mr David Aigbefoh.
She disclosed the suspects were arrested during a coordinated intelligence operation on April 8, by Police operatives from the command’s anti-kidnapping squad, and that they were arrested at Shengwu Mountain, on the border between FCT and Niger.
Yusuf noted that the suspects had provided useful information on the activities of their syndicate.
The Kano State police command has revealed that they have arrested 101 suspects 22 days after its new Commissioner of Police Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko took over in the state.
The new police chief disclosed that 27 of the suspects are armed robbers, 14 kidnappers, six fraudsters, three hard drug users, five motor vehicle thieves while 46 are thugs.
Six rifles, including AK-47 rifles, were also recovered alongside 16 motor vehicles, three tricycles, nine motorcycles, 36 knives, 130 parcels of Indiana hemp, 57 cartons of expired Diclofenac tablets, and a Hi-sense television.
“In our effort to effectively police Kano State, we have sustained the Puff Adder Operations, robust Community Policing Engagements, Intelligence-led, and Visibility Policing, sustained synergy with other security agencies, massive campaigns against Drug Abuse (Kwaya) and Thuggery (Daba) and adherence to the ethics of the police force,” Dikko said.
Protesting Shiites were intercepted at the federal secretariat when anti-riot policemen swooped in on them, firing teargas canisters at the IMN members.
One person was said to have sustained an injury when police officers in Abuja reportedly fired teargas canisters at members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria during a peaceful protest to demand the release of their leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky.
There was confusion in the area as some members of the sect were beaten to a pulp by police officers while many others ran in different directions to avoid being assaulted.
One person, who reportedly sustained gunshot injury during the fracas, was whisked away by the police.
Abdullahi Musa, the Secretary of Academic Forum of the Movement, who confirmed the incident described the attack as wicked, barbaric and unwarranted.
The Police force in Zimbabwe has apologized for detaining a woman and two minors in a cell in the capital, Harare.
This was made known by the police in a statment while adding that investigations were ongoing to find out what really happened.
This unfortunate incident will not be allowed to happen again. We appeal to members of the public to allow the police to conduct investigations so that appropriate decisions can be made,” the statement said.
A picture of the trio standing at the holding cells of Rhodesville police station went viral on social media.