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Angry Abuja Residents Burn Robber’s Corpse After Policeman’s Death

A brazen armed robbery attempt on Thursday in the Abaji area council of the, Abuja Federal Capital Territory (FCT) turned deadly, resulting in the killing of a police officer and the death of two suspects. The robbers, who arrived at…

Crisis at Aces School: Father attacks teacher over alleged beating of daughter

A crisis erupted at Aces Nursery, Primary, and Secondary School in Abuja when a father, Muhammed Jimeta, assaulted a teacher, Sekinat Adedeji, for allegedly beating his daughter, Karima Jimeta. The incident occurred on Tuesday, May 28, 2024.Sekinat Adedeji recounted that…

Two women, boy killed in FCT community clash

Three persons, including two women and a young boy, have reportedly been killed in a clash between local scavengers, otherwise referred to as Baban bola, and residents of the Byazhin community, in Kubwa, Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital…

Abuja residents helpless as refuse dumps, cow dung take over FCT

Residential neighborhoods within the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, are increasingly becoming inhospitable due to the proliferation of refuse dumps, raising concerns about public health and environmental degradation. A recent survey conducted in areas such as Karu Site, Jikwoyi, Kurudu, Kubwa,…

FCT police confirm receipt of N20m bounty placed on wanted kidnappers by Wike

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Commissioner of Police, CP Benneth C. Igweh, has announced that the command has received the N20 million bounty previously offered by FCT Minister Nyesom Wike for the capture of two notorious kidnappers. This revelation was…

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Police Gun Down Wanted Kidnap Kingpin Terrorising FCT

Operatives of the Nigerian Police attached to the Department of Force Intelligence – Intelligence Response Team (DFI-IRT) as well as anti-violent crimes section, anti-kidnapping section and other state commands have neutralised a wanted kidnap kingpin, Mai Gemu also known as…

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President Tinubu has no plan to move FCT to Lagos — Onanuga

President Bola Tinubu’s Special Adviser on Information and Strategy, Bayo Onanuga, has denied the allegation that the president is planning to relocate the federal capital territory from Abuja to Lagos. Onanuga, who was reacting to the backlash against the President’s…

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IGP launches special intervention squad to tackle insecurity in FCT

The Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Kayode Egbetokun on Wednesday inaugurated a Special Intervention Squad (SIS) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to address the increasing rate of crime in the territory. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony in Abuja, Egbetokun said…

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Father of six arrested while trying to sell 6-yr-old son for ₦20m to raise others

The operatives of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) FCT Command have arrested one Mr Chinana Tali over alleged trafficking and attempt to sell his six-year-old son for ₦20 million in Abuja. The NSCDC FCT Commandant, Olusola Odumosu, told…

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BREAKING: Wike speaks after crucial meeting on rising insecurity in Abuja

FCT minister, Nyesom Wike, has reacted to the rising spate of kidnappings and bandit attacks on some communities in Abuja. At an emergency security meeting on Tuesday, Wike assured residents of the FCT that their safety remains a top priority…