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Amaechi Attacking Rivers Police Because We Refused To Release Hardened Criminals – CP



Dan BatureThe Rivers State Police Commissioner, Mr. Dan Bature, has reacted to a statement credited to the state governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, that the state police command was exposing the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, to danger by withdrawing his police details.

Denying the allegation in Port Harcourt on Wednesday, CP Bature accused the governor of embarking on a smear campaign against the police because of their refusal to grant the state government’s request to release criminals involved in cases of murder.

Amaechi had raised the alarm over the plot by the Peoples Democratic Party to assassinate Peterside just as he expressed lack of confidence in the police in the state.

The governor had accused the police of working for the PDP, saying while policemen attached to APC members had been withdrawn, those attached to their counterparts in the PDP remained intact.

But Bature said that the police had merely replaced the C4I operatives around Peterside with men of the Special Protection Unit.

The C4I is a special police unit trained in Israel to combat violent crimes in the state.

The police commissioner expressed surprise that Gov. Amaechi could interpret that to mean withdrawal of police protection for the APC governorship candidate.

He described Amaechi’s allegations as false and delicate.

He said, “The Rivers State Police Command is once again constrained to respond to the spurious and wispy allegations against it and the false alarm raised by His Excellency, Rt Hon. Chibuike Amaechi, the Executive Governor of Rivers State, to the effect that the Command exposes Hon. Dakuku Peterside to danger by withdrawing policemen attached to him, and unsubstantiated killings and plan to arrest supporters of his party.

“It is strongly believed that the vituperations are frustrating signs of the government’s inability to pressure the Command to release hardened criminals involved in heinous cases of murder, deadly cult activities, unlawful firearms possession, kidnappings and sundry acts of lawlessness that ordinarily would have been charged to court, but for the industrial action of the Rivers State Judiciary.

“Redeployment of C4I Policemen from Hon. Dakuku Peterside to their traditional duties of fighting violent crimes and their immediate replacement with the elite Special Protection Unit has now been attributed to withdrawal of the policemen attached to him.

“Cases of cultists-related clashes that sometime resulted in deaths have suddenly been attributed to killing of political party supporters. The alleged killing of seven supporters of a political party is not only unfounded as the Command has not received such report.

“What a mathematical wonder! Six suspects arrested and charged to court for unlawful possessions of firearms have now become over 400 supporters of a political party in our custody.

“The allegation of the purported plan to arrest 307 leaders of a political party is nothing but a ruse to whip up public sympathy. The Command has no plan to arbitrarily arrest anybody. Anyone who is not planning to cause or foster violence or breach public peace has no cause to fear or raise false alarm”.

Reacting to the Bature’s statement, the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Ibim Semenitari, said the police boss was economical with the truth.

Semenitari said, “The Rivers State Commissioner of Police is economical with the truth. Everybody knows that Amaechi cannot support the request that hardened criminals should be released from police custody.

“Amaechi refused to support amnesty programme because he was not in support of pampering people who have committed crimes. The whole world knows that Amaechi does not condone crime.

“It is uncharitable of the CP to say such a thing about the governor. He (Bature) should focus on the issues. Does the CP mean that the only criminals in Rivers State belong to the APC?

“The fact of the matter is that the police in Rivers State are arresting innocent people for no reason and try to hang charges on them. The police are arresting members of APC in Rivers State for no reason”.

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  1. domjay

    March 19, 2015 at 8:18 am

    ameachi and your fat pig commissioner for information you’re all liars you can’t blackmail our police, we all know the truth and also believe the police,ameachi you’ve completely gone mad.


    March 19, 2015 at 10:04 am

    Amaechi,first it was Mbu,now this,what is your problem and what do you want?

  3. first born

    March 19, 2015 at 10:47 am

    Amaechi stop lying.U want to destroy River State by ur own Hand.U better Repent or u go to hell.liar Amaechi

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Nigeria Ranks Third On Global Terrorism Index Despite Drop In Deaths – Report



Nigeria Ranks Third On Global Terrorism Index Despite Drop In Deaths – Report

Boko Haram

Nigeria has been ranked as the third most terrorized country in the world according to a 2020 report by the Global Terrorism Index (GTI).

The report which was released on Wednesday, ranked Nigeria third only behind war-torn countries of Afghanistan and Iraq.

According to the GTI report, Nigeria witnessed an increase in Boko Haram attacks in the period under review, witnessing her worst terrorist attack in 2019 in northeastern Borno State, where at least 70 people were killed and 10 others wounded when insurgents attacked at a funeral.

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“Over the past year, Boko Haram increased attacks on military targets, with deaths rising from 26 in 2018 to 148 in 2019,” the report said.

However, the report recognized that terror-related incidents in the country fell by 27% in the same period due to a significant reduction in violence attributed to killer herdsmen.

“This reduction occurred despite a small increase in deaths attributed to Boko Haram, which has been the most active terrorist group in the country over the past decade. Deaths from terrorism in Nigeria are now 83 percent lower than at
their peak in 2014.”


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Nigeria’s Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter



Nigeria's Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

Communications minister, Isa Pantami

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has announced the loss of his 13-year-old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali.

The Minister took to his Twitter account on Monday night to announce this sad news.

Pantami stated that the funeral prayer for the deceased will be conducted in Abuja on Tuesday at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2.

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The post by the minister announcing the incident reads; “Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun! My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.

“Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer In sha Allah. May Allah forgive and be merciful to her.”


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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu



Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.

The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.

The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.

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Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.

He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.

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