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Rivers police kill suspected kidnap kingpin in gun duel


The police said, on Thursday, that they had killed a dreaded and deadly kidnap-for-ransom kingpin, Henry Chibueze, popularly known as `Vampire’, in Omu Awa forest, Ikwerre Local Government Area in Rivers State. Force Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Jimoh Moshood, said Chibueze was killed by the Police Special Forces, led by the I-G’s Intelligence Response Team at 1:00 a.m. on …

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Police arrests 65 IPOB members in Port Harcourt


Rivers State Police Command has said it arrested over sixty five members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, who defiled the order against unauthorized gathering in the state. The police paraded the over sixty five suspected members of IPOB at the command headquarters, Moscow Road, Port Harcourt. The command also dismissed rumours that some pro biafra agitators were killed …

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Police Dismises Six Erring Officers, Aftermath of Rivers State Election


The Nigerian Police paraded six of its men that engaged in unethical practices during Rivers state election. This was contained in a press briefing by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Don N. Awunah,fsi, at the Force Headquarters Abuja. According to him, six of its men engaged in unprofessional and overzealous conduct when they were in the convoy of Rivers …

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Rivers rerun: International bodies call for transparent investigation into Killings, violence


Some notable international bodies have called on the federal government and its security agencies to thoroughly investigate the violence and killings that marred the December 10 legislative rerun election in Rivers State. They condemned the rate of violence, intimidation and killings by supporters of the major political parties in the State during the poll. A Deputy Superintendent of Police, DSP …

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Nigerian police officer beheaded in Rivers Rerun election


A Nigerian police officer, Alkali Mohammed, was beheaded during Saturday’s rerun election in Rivers State, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. Mr. Mohammed, a deputy superintendent of police, was killed during an ambush at Omoku, Onelga Local Government Area, CLEEN Foundation said in its report of the election. He was killed alongiside his police aide, the group which monitored the election and …

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Rivers Rerun: Amaechi charges APC supporters to fight back if confronted


Saturday’s Rivers State rerun election may not be peaceful after all, if a statement by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, is anything to go by. According to the former governor, APC supporters must wake up to the challenge and confront whoever confronts them during the election, describing the Saturday’s election as “the election of our lives.” Addressing a campaign …

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Rivers APC planning campaign of anarchy – Tam-George


  Rivers State Commissioner for Information and Communication, Dr Austin Tam-George, has raised an alarm over alleged plans by the State branch of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to launch a “campaign of anarchy” in Rivers State, in the coming weeks.   He said the APC might be working in close coordination with little known “civil society organizations and other …

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14 oil workers rescued by the police


Fourteen Nestoil workers who were abducted about two weeks ago while on their way to Port Harcourt along the notorious Omoku axis of the East-West Road in Rivers State, have regained their freedom. Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Nnamdi Omoni, made this known in a statement made available to newsmen in Port Harcourt, the state capital yesterday According to the …

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Policemen find human heads in Rivers State


The head of a middle-aged man simply named, Ebube who was kidnapped and later killed by suspected assassins has been found in a pit at Isiokpo community in Ikwerre Local Government area of Rivers state. It was gathered that some suspects who were arrested by men of the Special Anti Robbery Squad in a robbery attack confessed to have slain …

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4 commissioners suspended in Rivers


Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State on Wednesday suspended four commissioners, the Head of Service and Special Adviser on Lands for three months. Special Assistant to the Governor on Electronic Media Simeon Nwakaudu, announced this in a statement in Port Harcourt. The governor did not, however, state the reason for the suspension in the statement. According to Nwakaudu, the affected …

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See what these gunmen did in Rivers


A pastor with the Assemblies of God Church, Pastor James Enyidah, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen. Enyidah was whisked away along the Isiokpo-Elele Road, in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State. Popularly called Enyi Jesus, the cleric was kidnapped while going to Elele Town in search of one of his members, who was arrested by security men during …

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