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CP presents N45m Cheques to Deceased Officers’ Families 

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The Commissioner of Police in Kebbi, State, CP Chris Aimionowane, on Thursday presented over N45m cheques to 10 deceased police officers’ families, who lost their lives in active service of their father land.

Reports says that the cheques worth N45,245,892:84k were claim settlement “Group Life Assurance and IGP Family Welfare Schemes”.

NAN also reports that the cheque presentation by the CP was done on behalf of the Acting Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun.

Presenting the cheques at the state command headquarters in Birnin Kebbi, the CP charged the beneficiaries not to waste the token but to ensure optimal use of it for the benefit of their entire family members.

He encouraged them to use the money in pursuing academic career of their children in addition to doing something substancial in solving their immediate problems.

The police chief equally prayed for the gentle souls of the deceased police officers to have an eternal rest and give their immediate families and friends the fortitute to bear the irreparable loss.

Speaking on behalf of other beneficiaries, Lawal Muhammad and Saratu Garba, who did not hide their joy, praised and appreciated the magnanimity of the IGP and prayed to Almighty Allah to continue to guide and give him the wisdom to lead the force to greater heights.

They equally praised the CP and prayed for the duo for more health, wealth, wisdom and strength to pilot the affairs of the Nigeria Police Force.

Similarly, in his determination to enhance productivity of officers and men in the command, the Commissioner of Police had lectured detectives at the State Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Birnin Kebbi.

The lecture, which was interactive in nature dwelled more on how to investigate cases thoroughly, how to recover and package exhibits, diligent prosecution of cases, the need to be self disciplined and truthfulness.

Others are; developing a culture of savings, the need to upgrade themselves and do away with all forms of torture, extortion and corrupt practices in discharging their duties.

Responding, the Deputy Commissioner of Police, CID, DCP Ibrahim Lukunche, appreciated the CP’s kind gesture, who according to him, despite his series of schedules found time to present lectures and shared wealth of experience with the officers.

He assured that the officers and men of the department had assimilated the content of the lecture, while promising that they would ensure its maximum utilisation in their day-to-day activities for the betterment of the command. (NAN)

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NDA Alerts Kaduna Communities Ahead of Shooting Practice

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The Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna has urged residents of Mando, Tsamiya, Kauya and Afaka general areas not to panic over its scheduled shooting exercise.This

This is contained in a statement issued by the NDA Public Relations Officer, Maj. Mohammed Maidawa, on Wednesday in Kaduna.

Maidawa, said the exercise is for the Army cadets of 73 and 74 Regular Courses.

The exercises, he said, are scheduled to hold from April 18 to April 20 abd from April 26 to April 27.

“The NDA assures the general public that all necessary safety measures have been put in place for the successful conduct of the exercise.

“However, the general public is advised to avoid trespassing in the general area throughout the period of the exercise,” the army said.

.(NAN)

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Police Arrest Enugu Resident with Fake Naira Notes

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The Police Command in Enugu State has arrested an Enugu resident, one Mmaduabuchi Okonkwo, 24, suspected to be in possession of, and transacting in, fake Naira notes.

A statement by the Command’s spokesman, Daniel Ndukwe, said that operatives serving in Abakaliki Road Police Division, with the support of law-abiding citizens, arrested Okonkwo of Mkpologu, Emene, Enugu, at the Old IMT Bus Stop, Abakaliki Road, Enugu, on April 10.

According to him, the suspect’s arrest is sequel to his alleged possession, and transacting in, counterfeited Naira notes.

“A total of ₦40,000 suspected counterfeited one thousand denominated Naira notes were recovered from him.

“A preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect boarded a minibus from New Haven Junction to Old IMT Bus Stop, Enugu, and gave the driver one of the counterfeited notes.

“The driver, however, scrutinised and observed that the currency was fake, and quickly raised an alarm that led to the suspect’s arrest.

“Upon interrogation, the suspect confessed to having paid the sum of ₦25,000 genuine Naira notes to his cohort at large for the counterfeited Naira notes worth ₦50,000,” he said.

Ndukwe said that he further confessed to having spent ₦10,000 out of the fake notes, with the remaining ₦40,000 recovered from him.

“The suspect will be arraigned and prosecuted once investigations are concluded,” he said. (NAN)

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NSCDC Official Calls for Increased Vigilance to Enhance Security

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Umar Mohammed, the Kwara Commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), on Tuesday in Ibadan called for an increase in vigilance.

He said the appeal was necessary to confront the challenges of insecurity, violence and other social vices in various communities in the state.

The Commandant said the recent rise in security challenges in the state necessitated the upgrading of the police outpost to a fully operational divisional office.

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”This is in order to address insecurity more effectively.

“The establishment of the division will no doubt improve operational efficiency, thereby reducing possible threats to peaceful coexistence,” he said.

The Commandant applauded the people of Ipee community, most especially Mr Olayiwola Oyebode, Deputy Speaker of Kwara House of Assembly, for their unwavering commitment and support for the project.

He assured the community that their efforts would not go in vain.

”I promise utmost security and well-being, and the NSCDC will work tirelessly to address all your security challenges,” Mohammed said.

He urged members of the community to remain vigilant and actively support the Corps by providing credible and timely information that would enhance their operations.

“Security is a collective responsibility and everyone should play their part in keeping their community safe, by working together and sharing information promptly,” the Commandant said.

The Deputy Speaker of State House of Assembly, Mr Olayiwola Oyebode, thanked the Commandant for his cooperation and efforts in ensuring the protection of lives and properties in the community and the state in general.

He urged the Commandant to deploy additional personnel to the new division in order to increase the safety and security of the people in the community.

In his remark, the Onipe of Ipee, Oba Lawal Adebayo, expressed gratitude to the Corps for the steadfast dedication to ensuring safety in the community and urged for sustained efforts.

Oba Adebayo also thanked Gov. Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq for his continuous support in upholding peace and security within the state.(NAN)

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