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IGP Shakes Things up, Reorganizes Cybercrime Unit



The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has ordered that the cybercrime unit in the Nigeria Police Force be reorganized as some units were merged to make up the new cybercrime unit of the force.

Fidel Info reports that this was revealed in a statement by the NPF posted on its Twitter handle on Friday evening and signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi.

According to the statement, the reorganization was done to create a more formidable front against cybercrime-related offenses.

“The immediate reorganization of the cybercrime units in the Nigeria Police Force is to ensure effectiveness, efficiency, and a formidable front against cybercrime-related offenses provided for in the Cybercrime Prevention Act, 2015.”

“The reorganization means that all the various units under investigative departments, hitherto investigating cybercrimes, will be merged under the Nigeria Police Force National Cyber-crime Centre domiciled in the Force Criminal Investigations Department, Force Headquarters, Abuja,” the statement read.

It was also revealed that a Deputy Commissioner of Police, Henry Ifeanyi, has been appointed by the IGP to head the unit.

Ifeanyi, who holds a Master’s Degree in Security and Strategic Studies from the Nasarawa State University, Keffi, is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Cybersecurity at the University of Glasgow.

“He is a certified Ethical Hacker and a Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator, having attended several local and international courses on cyber security. He is equally a member of INTERPOL Cybercrime Advisory Body, Association of Cybercrime Specialists, amongst other professional associations,” the statement added.

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Canadian Visa Scammer Arrested By EFCC In Abuja



Enock Ogungbamigbe was detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Friday. He is accused of being a serial visa scammer who specializes in using phony job and visa offers to con desperate Nigerians into immigrating to Canada to work or further their education.

Fidel Info reports that When he showed up for a meeting to obtain a visa for a candidate planning to go to Canada, the 32-year-old man who owns a garden in the Abuja suburb of Mpape was picked up at the Transcorp Hotel by agents of the anti-graft organization.

He was unaware that it was bait.

This was disclosed in a statement released on Friday by Wilson Uwujaren, the EFCC’s director of media and publicity.

He noted that Ogungbamigbe’s arrest followed a petition by a victim who lost N5 million to the suspect as processing fees for visa to Canada.

Uwujaren said, “The suspect had also promised the victim a job upon arrival in Canada. But he only delivered fake Visas to his victims and all efforts to recover the money were futile.

“The suspect will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded.”

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Police Vow To Arrest Southern Kaduna Killings Culprits



The Kaduna State Police Command has stated that all of those responsible for the recent incident in Southern Kaduna will face harsh punishment in accordance with the law.

Fidel Info reports that DSP Muhammad Jalige, the command’s public relations officer, confirmed to news reporters in Kaduna, the state’s capital, that gunmen had really assaulted the southern region of the state early on Sunday.

The police spokesman stated that security personnel were in control of the situation and that all of the involved criminals will be apprehended.

He said, “From the briefing, I received from the Area Commander, trouble started a couple of days ago when a boy rearing cattle was murdered.

“We have been trying to manage the situation while investigating the sad occurrence before trouble broke out.”

“We have been trying to manage the situation while investigating the sad occurrence before trouble broke out.”

“But for the timely intervention of joint security personnel coordinated by the Area Commander, the terrorists would have had a field day.”

“Repelling  the hoodlums was a tedious task for our security agencies, but they were successful as the terrorists scampered away from the scene.”

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Bandits Killed By Nigerian Troops In Kaduna



Seven bandits were slain by Nigerian Army and Navy personnel during clearance operations in Kaduna State’s Kasso General area of Chikun Local Government Area.

Fidel Info reports that Samuel Aruwan, the state’s commissioner for internal security and affairs, revealed this on Friday. He said the troops came into contact with bandits near the Kasso village of Ungwan Rimi and engaged them in a fierce battle before finally subduing them.

Seven of the robbers, he claimed, had been slain, and he added that there was a good chance that more would be killed or injured.

According to Aurwan, the soldiers found five motorcycles, 153 rounds of ammo, seven magazines, and three mobile phones among other things.

He said, “A combined team of troops of the Nigerian Army and Navy have neutralised seven bandits during clearance operations in the Kasso general area of Chikun LGA.

“Operational feedback to the Kaduna State Government revealed that the troops embarked on the operations, and made contact with bandits around Ungwan Rimi village in Kasso, near a river.”

“The troops promptly engaged and subdued the bandits after an intense gun duel.”

“Seven bandits were confirmed neutralised during the operation, with the high possibility of even more eliminated and injured across the river.

“The troops recovered five motorcycles, 153 rounds of ammunition, seven magazines and three mobile phones during the operations.”

Receiving the report, Governor Nasir El-Rufai praised the troops for their doggedness and bravery.

“The Governor commends the leadership of Maj-Gen TA Lagbaja, GOC One Division, and Cdre ME Ejumabone, Commandant of Nigerian Navy School of Armament Technology, in the successful operation.”

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