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Bandits kill one, abduct scores in Sokoto
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Bandits kill one, abduct scores in Sokoto

One person has been confirmed dead with several others kidnapped after unknown gunmen attacked Tangaza Local Government Area, Sokoto State. The spokesperson of the state’s police command, ASP Sunusi Abubakar, who confirmed the attack to newsmen on Saturday, said the incident occurred on Friday evening. “We received a report of an attack by unknown gunmen who stormed the headquarters of Tangaza LGA on Friday evening. “The bandits killed one of the traders, abducted an unspecified number of persons and also carted away foodstuffs and drinks. “However, investigations are currently going on and the police, working in collaboration with other security agencies to rescue the kidnapped persons and arrests the perpetrators of the act,” he said. Also, a source who spoke to newsme...
Bandits kill Miyetti Allah chairman in Kaduna after he failed to pay N20m ransom
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Bandits kill Miyetti Allah chairman in Kaduna after he failed to pay N20m ransom

Gunmen suspected to be bandits have killed the Chairman of Lere Local Government branch of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) Kaduna State, Alhaji Abubakar Abdullahi Damba. The Fulani community leader popularly known as Dambardi, was killed in the early hours of Friday, September 17, in his village, Lere. The State Chairman of the association, Alhaji Haruna Usman Tugga, who confirmed the incident in a press release said the gunmen stormed the residence of the deceased at about 2am and brought him out According to Tugga, the kidnappers demanded N20m naira but he told them that he does not have such an amount. The bandits insisted that he must raise the money or they would kill him. The deceased took them to some butchers who raised only N250,000 for ...
Three abducted farm workers who work for Obasanjo have been released
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Three abducted farm workers who work for Obasanjo have been released

Three employees who work for former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, have been released two days after they were abducted. The farmworkers were abducted around Kobape area of Ogun State around 6 pm on Wednesday, September 8. They were said to be on their way to one of Obasanjo's farms at Seseri village around Kobape when they were abducted by gunmen who reportedly emerged from the bush and shot at the Hilux vehicle conveying them. The kidnappers then took them to an unknown destination inside the bush. On Friday evening, September 10, the Ogun State police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the rescue of the victims, saying they were released without paying any ransom. According to Oyeyemi, the kidnappers had no choice but to release the workers as pressure was mounted on th...
Abducted Niger traditional ruler regains freedom
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Abducted Niger traditional ruler regains freedom

The Dodo of Wawa, Dr. Mahmud Ahmed Aliyu of Borgu in Borgu Local Government Area of Niger State has regained freedom. Dr. Aliyu was kidnapped in his palace at about 10pm last Saturday night by gunmen. The gunmen who arrived on motorcycles, it was gathered, forced their way into the palace and whisked the traditional ruler to an unknown location without hurting members of his household. Confirming the release, the state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Wasiu Abiodun told DAILY POST that the Dodo of Wawa has been set free. However, he added that details on his release are currently sketchy.
Gunmen Abduct Three of Obasanjo’s Staff
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Gunmen Abduct Three of Obasanjo’s Staff

Three workers of former President Olusegun Obasanjo have been abducted by yet-to-be-identified gunmen at a village in Abeokuta, Ogun state, According to reports, the three workers including the Financial controller, group auditor and group store manager of the firm, Obasanjo Holdings, were riding in a Hilux vehicle when they were attacked by the gunmen who shot at their vehicle. They were later forced out of the vehicle and taken to an undisclosed destination. The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident and said efforts are being made to rescue the victims and arrest the culprits.
Gunmen steal £8million in jewellery from Paris Bulgari store
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Gunmen steal £8million in jewellery from Paris Bulgari store

A group of gunmen attacked a Paris Bulgari store on Tuesday September 7, and made way with £8million in jewellery. Three individuals, wearing sharp suits and armed with guns, robbed the recently revamped boutique on the Place Vendôme in central Paris, where the Ritz hotel is located, shortly before midday on Tuesday, police said. The three fled in a grey BMW while four accomplices took flight on scooters. Police fired shots at the car near the Les Halles shopping mall, forcing the trio to try to flee on foot. “Quick reaction by Paris police after a jewellery store robbery at Place Vendôme. Two suspects in custody,” the Paris police said on Twitter. A manhunt was under way for the remaining suspects. A source close to the inquiry said the thieves grabbed jewels worth €10m from...
18 people kidnapped in Kaduna community
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18 people kidnapped in Kaduna community

18 people have been kidnapped in Keke, a community in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State. Daily Trust reported that the gunmen who came in large numbers, invaded the community around 12 midnight. Though there is no official confirmation yet, it was reported that the police are presently in the area.
Taliban accused of killing 8 month pregnant police officer in front of her family and mutilating her face
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Taliban accused of killing 8 month pregnant police officer in front of her family and mutilating her face

A pregnant policewoman has been shot dead by Taliban militants in Afghanistan, witnesses claim. Banu Negar was reportedly gunned down at home in the capital of central Ghor province, Firozkoh, on Saturday, September 4. Three gunmen speaking Arabic forced their way into their family home on Saturday and searched it before tying the family up, it is claimed. It was also reported that her face was mutilated in the savage attack which left blood splattered across a wall as seen in graphic images. She was killed in front of her husband and children, who had been tied up, BBC News reports. Negar's family say she was eight months pregnant and worked at a prison. Her death follows rising reports in Afghanistan of the Taliban abusing women and repressing their rights. Despi...
Police confirm death of injured person in Bauchi community attack
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Police confirm death of injured person in Bauchi community attack

The Bauchi State Police Command has confirmed the death of an injured victim of unknown gunmen attack in Birshin Fulani settlement on the Bauchi- Dass road in the early hours of Saturday. DAILY POST had reported that the gunmen, whose number could not be ascertained, had attacked the house of the Engineer of The Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi, Engineer Abubakar Garba Muhammad. The assailants, according to the state’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, also attacked and injured one other person, who was rushed to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH) in Bauchi for treatment. However, while giving an update on the unknown gunmen attack on the community, the police spokesman informed that the injured person, one Adamu Umar, died in t...
Unknown Gunmen Gun Down Forestry Guard In Abeokuta
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Unknown Gunmen Gun Down Forestry Guard In Abeokuta

It was serious tension that took over Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, as some unknown gunmen shot dead a man said to be a forestry guard. The incident happened on Friday around Leme, Abiola Way, Abeokuta at about 8pm. Residents of the area scampered for safety as the assailants reportedly accosted the forestry guard on the main road and shot him dead. The Ogun State Police Command confirmed the incident to DAILY POST on Saturday morning. However, the command’s spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the incident was a cult clash. According to Oyeyemi, the deceased was shot dead by some suspected cultists. “Yes, somebody was shot dead, but it was a cult clash. The information I have was that there was a cult clash around the Leme area yesterday, where a man who was also...
The Killers Of Sowore’s Brother Must Face Justice – Shehu Sani Condemns Shocking Murder
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The Killers Of Sowore’s Brother Must Face Justice – Shehu Sani Condemns Shocking Murder

Shehu Sani, a former Senator from the Kaduna Central Senatorial District, has joined several other prominent Nigerians to condemn the killing of Olajide Felix Sowore, the younger brother to human rights’ activist, Omoyele Sowore, by gunmen. Felix was murdered by gunmen suspected to be herdsmen in the early hours of Saturday. In a post via his Twitter page, Sani described the incident as tragic while calling on relevant authorities to ensure justice is done in the matter. He also commiserated with family of the deceased, adding that it was unfortunate that lives are no sacred in present day Nigeria. He said, "The assassination of Mr Olajide Sowore,the younger brother of @YeleSowore in Edo state is tragic & condemnable.The perpetrators of this heinous act must face justic...
Gunmen invade Oyedepo’s church, abduct members
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Gunmen invade Oyedepo’s church, abduct members

Unknown gunmen suspected to be bandits have attacked a branch of Living Faith Church Worldwide at Osara community, along Lokoja-Okene road in Adavi Local Government Council of Kogi State. DAILY POST gathered that the kidnappers, who invaded the church premises when some of its members were rehearsing during the weekend, abducted at least three members. The assailants were said to have stormed the area, shooting sporadically to scare away interveners before whisking the victims to an unknown destination. The Chairman of Adavi Local Government Council, Joseph Omuya Salami, confirmed the development to newsmen on Monday evening through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Habeeb Jamiu. According to him, the chairman had visited the scene in company of the Divisional Police ...
Gunmen kill female poly student, one other in Rivers community
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Gunmen kill female poly student, one other in Rivers community

Two persons were killed and one injured when gunmen suspected to be cultists invaded Ka-Bori community in the Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State. It was gathered that the gunmen stormed the community at 6am on Sunday, August 29, shot indiscriminately and killed a man and a female student of the Ken Saro Wiwa Polytechnic Bori, identified as Burabari Sunday. The Chairman of Khana LGA, Dr Thomas Bariere, who confirmed the incident, described it as an act of terrorism. "The two persons that were confirmed dead are from Gokana LGA. One of them is from Lewe. I am in touch with my colleague in Gokana. We are putting our heads together to forestall any crisis that may result from this," he said "You can agree with me that if this situation is not put under control, it ca...
Gunmen kidnap Secretary of Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission
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Gunmen kidnap Secretary of Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted the Secretary of the Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission, NASIEC, Barr. Muhammed Abubakar Opu. It was gathered that Okpu was kidnapped on Tuesday night, August 24, in Lafia Local Government Area of the state. Spokesperson of the State Police Command, ASP Ramhan Nansel, who confirmed the incident in a statement, said the gunmen stormed the house of the NASIEC Secretary located at Bakin Rijiya Village, along Lafia-Shendam Road around 11.45pm on Tuesday night, August 24,and whisked him away to an unknown destination.   "On 25/8/2021 at about 0145hrs, a complaint was lodged at C Division, Lafia that, on 24/8/2021 at about 2345hrs, unknown gunmen numbering about five stormed the residence of the NASIEC Secretary locate...
Insecurity: ”This madness must be brought to an end very swiftly”- Chief of Defence Staff, Gen Lucky Irabor, condemns attack on Nigeria Defence Academy
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Insecurity: ”This madness must be brought to an end very swiftly”- Chief of Defence Staff, Gen Lucky Irabor, condemns attack on Nigeria Defence Academy

  The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabor, has condemned the attack by gunmen on the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna, adding that this "madness" must come to an end. In the early hours of Tuesday, August 24, armed bandits stormed the Nigeria Defence Academy in Kaduna, killed two officers and abducted one other. While reacting to the unfortunate incident, Irabor who spoke with newsmen in Yola, the Adamawa state capital, gave the assurance that security agencies are on top of the situation. “The incident in Kaduna has been undertaken by bandits, but it’s more of an armed robber coming to your house. The infiltration didn’t come by virtue of the normal banditry action. But these are things we’re already looking at, and in due course, you’ll get the detail. ...
Gunmen kill 4, Abduct 50 Others in Zamfara community
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Gunmen kill 4, Abduct 50 Others in Zamfara community

Four people have been killed by gunmen who also abducted 50 others in Goran Namaye town in Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara. The state police command which confirmed the attack on Monday August 23, said the attackers invaded the town around midnight on Sunday August 22, in large numbers. Zamfara state police Public Relations Officer, SP Muhammad Shehu added that the police tactical operatives had been deployed to the area. The state commissioner of police, Yakubu Elkana has ordered immediate search and rescue operations for the victims, while urging residents of the state to be calm as there is an ongoing effort to bring the kidnappers to justice.
Three herders killed in reprisal attack on Kaduna community
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Three herders killed in reprisal attack on Kaduna community

Three herders have been reportedly killed in a reprisal attack by gunmen who stormed Ribok, Tsoriyang and Kankada areas of Zangon Kataf LGA, Kaduna state. Security agencies said the attack on Sunday August 22, was in retaliation to the earlier attack in Ungwan Dooh (Mado) area on Saturday night. One car, three houses, and eight herders’ huts were burnt, while scores of herders were evacuated to safety by a combined team of military and police personnel. Samuel Aruwan, commissioner for internal security disclosed that the gunmen targeted the residence of one Ardo Tanko Usman, where three occupants were killed. The deceased were identified as Bayero Wake, Isah Usman and Abu Usman. Aruwan said;   “Four residents were injured. They are Ambo Jamo, Sule Ambo, Muazu Ori a...
Gunmen abduct ex-NMA secretary’s son, demand N20m ransom
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Gunmen abduct ex-NMA secretary’s son, demand N20m ransom

Gunmen have abducted Adedamola Alayaki, son of a former National Secretary of the Nigeria Medical Association, Dr. Adewunmi Alayaki. The gunmen who are demanding for a N20million ransom, kidnapped Adedamola on his father’s farm at Isaga-Orile community, Abeokuta North Local Government Area of Ogun. The State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed the incident, adding that the police are on the trail of the abductors. Oyeyemi said; “We are on top of the situation. Our men are on the trail of the gunmen."
Gunmen attack Southern Kaduna again, Kill 1 and burn 4 cars
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Gunmen attack Southern Kaduna again, Kill 1 and burn 4 cars

One person has been killed following an attack by gunmen at Atuka village, otherwise known as Kangwaza, near Jankasa in Unguwan Gaya district in Atyap chiefdom of Zangon Kataf Local Government Area, Kaduna state. Chairman, Atyap Chiefdom Peace and Security Partnership Committee (ACPSPC), Mr John Bala Gora told Daily Trust that the attack also left one person injured while a house and four vehicles were burnt. Gora described the attack as sad and unwarranted, and further appealed to security operatives to step up efforts at containing the security challenges bedevilling the area.
Abductors Of Zamfara College of Agriculture students demand N350 million
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Abductors Of Zamfara College of Agriculture students demand N350 million

The abductors of the students and staff of the College of Agriculture and Animal Science, Bakura in Zamfara State have demanded N350 million as ransom for their release. The provost of the college, Habibu Mainasara, disclosed this in an interview with Channels TV. Recall that armed men with sophisticated weapons stormed the school on Sunday night, August 15 and abducted the students. Mainasara while speaking on the development, said a total of 20 people were abducted, including 15 students, 4 staff, and a driver. During the attack, the gunmen killed two watchmen and a police officer. Meanwhile, the Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, has promised to secure the release of the victims of the latest abduction by bandits in the state. In a statement by his spokesman, Yusuf Gus...
Four dead as gunmen attack oil workers in Imo
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Four dead as gunmen attack oil workers in Imo

An attack by gunmen at Assa community in Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State, has left at least four workers of Lee Engineering Company dead. The oil workers were on their way to an oil plant Assa community when the gunmen opened fire on them, killing four and leaving many others severely wounded. National president of Congress of Ohaji Youths, Emmanuel Ugorji confirmed the incident and told Punch that some community leaders and security agents, including himself, have visited the scene. Ugorji called on government to beef up security in the area as gunmen have been terrorising the area in recent times. He said;   “The first attack by this group was attacked on Oil Serve company and second was the kidnapping of the Cluster Development Board Chairman, Go...
Freed engineer, Ayodele Alabi, dies a day after N4.5 million was paid to kidnappers
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Freed engineer, Ayodele Alabi, dies a day after N4.5 million was paid to kidnappers

One of the five abducted in Kwara State, who regained freedom from kidnappers on Thursday night, is dead. Engineer Ayodele Alabi and 4 others were freed by their kidnappers on Thursday, August 12, after spending about six days in captivity. Unfortunately, he died in the early hours of Friday in a hospital in Ilorin following trauma and injuries he sustained from the torture of the abductors. A friend who mourned him on Facebook said he had been "beaten, battered, brutalized and traumatized" and was in "such a bad shape so much that he could not walk nor stand" when he was freed. Alabi, who retired as an engineer with the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency, was among the seven passengers kidnapped in a Toyota Sienna Commercial bus by gunmen on Saturday, August 7, 2021, b...
Osun APC Chieftain Escapes Alleged Assassination Attempt
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Osun APC Chieftain Escapes Alleged Assassination Attempt

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State, Biyi Odunlade, on Saturday escaped a suspected assassination attempt. DAILY POST gathered that gunmen attacked the residence of the former Commissioner for Youths, Sports and Special Needs in the Rauf Aregbesola administration around 8pm and succeeded in vandalising his house and cars while also looting his wife’s shop, carting away valuables and cash. Odunlade disclosed that the armed men arrived at about 8:15 pm and harassed his wife, who immediately locked herself in her room for safety, and their house help. He added that they went away with the keys to his wife’s shop. He explained that the men wielding dangerous weapons arrived in two cars, including a white jeep. “They forced the gate open, shooting sporad...
Bandits tied me up without food for 48 hours. My release was a miracle – Niger commissioner narrates his ordeal with his abductors
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Bandits tied me up without food for 48 hours. My release was a miracle – Niger commissioner narrates his ordeal with his abductors

The Niger state Commissioner for Information, Mohammed Idris Sani, has recounted his ordeal in the hands of abductors. Recall that Idris was abducted on Monday morning, August 9, after gunmen broke into his residence at Babban-Tunga, a community off Abuja/Kaduna highway. They were said to have attacked his wife and baby before whisking him away. He regained his freedom on Thursday night, August 12. Speaking to newsmen after he was received by the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Alhaji Abdullahi Bawa Wuse and some members of the Executive Council, Idris said he was made to sleep in the rain for two days before his abductors decided to give him their own trampoline to shield him from the weather. “I went through a lot of trials in their hands, a lot of dehumanizing thin...
Bandits shoot former Zamfara councillor, kidnap his wife and 8-month-old baby
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Bandits shoot former Zamfara councillor, kidnap his wife and 8-month-old baby

Gunmen suspected to be bandits invaded Damba area of Gusau, Zamfara State, shot a former councillor and abducted his wife and their eight-month-old baby. Haruna Babangida Damba, the former councillor of Tudun-Wada Gusau ward said the gunmen invaded their residence at the Government Residential Quarter in Damba, on Wednesday, August 11, shooting him and taking his 26-year-old wife, Hassana Saudaki. Speaking to Channels Television, Damba said the gunmen who were about four started their operation from 12: 00 am shooting sporadically for over one hour, before whisking his wife and son to an undisclosed location. Damba said he put a distress call to the police immediately to come to his rescue but they did not show up until 3:00 am after the criminals...
Gunmen Kill Man in Ekiti, abduct his Wife Daughter
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Gunmen Kill Man in Ekiti, abduct his Wife Daughter

Gunmen on Friday evening attacked a family travelling along Ewu–Ayetoro Ekiti Road in the Ido/Osi council area of Ekiti State, killing a man and abducting his wife and daughter. According to reports, the family members had come from their base in Lagos for a social event at Ewu Ekiti and were driving along the road when the gunmen attacked them and killed the man. An eyewitness said   “They were four persons in the Lexus car. A lady escaped; the kidnappers shot the man dead and took his wife and daughter away into the bush. The community has since been making efforts to rescue them. The gunmen contacted their family that very night and demanded N50m. You can see how callous they are.”   Confirming the incident to Punch, the Police Public Relations Officer in the...
APC Chairman Abducted in Niger state
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APC Chairman Abducted in Niger state

  Aminu Bobi, Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Zone ‘C’ has reportedly been kidnapped by gunmen in Mariga local government area of Niger state. Bobi was abducted on Saturday evening, August 7 while supervising farmhands working for him at his farm. It was learnt that he gunmen who shot sporadically, invaded the farm on six motorcycles with three people on each. Daily Trust reported that the APC Zonal Chairman was the only one abducted during the attack.
Five killed, Houses Razed as suspected Fulani militias attack Plateau Communities
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Five killed, Houses Razed as suspected Fulani militias attack Plateau Communities

Five people have been confirmed dead in two separate attacks carried out by suspected Fulani militias in Riyom and Bassa Local Government Areas of Plateau State. It was gathered that one person identified as Amos Danladi was shot dead in Gwa Rim community in Riyom LGA on Friday, July 30, while four persons were killed in Nche-Tahu community, Miango district in Bassa LGA on Thursday, July 29. The assailants were said to have also burnt about 10 houses and injured two persons during the attack. "It was last night that the gunmen attacked Nche-Tahu community in Miango, Bassa LGA and killed three of our people and injured two other persons. Ten houses were burnt to ashes in the same Nche-Tahu Village and valuable items and domestic animals carted away by the attacker...
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70-Year-Old Ex-Mechanic, Palm Wine Tapper’s Heads Cut Off, Displayed In Imo Market

According to a report by The PUNCH, there was tension in Orlu, Imo State, on Wednesday, after yet-to-be-identified gunmen beheaded a 70-year-old retired mechanic, Felix Okechukwu, popularly known as Akaonyewetere, in Okporo community, in the Orlu Local Government Area of the state. The assailants also beheaded a palm wine tapper, Berechukwu Udemba. After severing the heads, the gunmen reportedly paraded them at the community market at Orie Okporo. A village source said, “They were killed in the early hours of today (Wednesday). They beheaded the two men and displayed their heads on a table at Ori Okporo market square. They beheaded Felix Okechukwu. He was about 70 years old. He was from Ududu village and was a retired mechanic. “The second person, Berechukwu Udemba from Amanato...
Young man shot by gunmen on his way home from church in Benue
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Young man shot by gunmen on his way home from church in Benue

Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers have shot a young man identified as Aondofa Michael Terkende in North bank, Makurdi. It was gathered that Aondofa was returning from church on Wednesday morning, July 21, when he was ambushed by the hoodlums. The suspects were said to have made away with his motorcycle after shooting him. He is currently in the hospital receiving medical treatment.
Gunmen Kill Ijaw Activist in Bayelsa
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Gunmen Kill Ijaw Activist in Bayelsa

Gunmen suspected to be cultists have killed the Chairman of the Movement for the Survival of the Ijaw Ethnic Nationality (MOSIEND) in Koluama Clan, Bayelsa state. The deceased MOSIEND leader simply identified as Comrade Big J also known as Don Cici, was shot at close range about 7 am on Sunday, July 18, at Osuale market on his way to pick up money from a local money transfer which is said to be delivered by local boat. Comrade Big J, according to some Ijaw youths who spoke with Tribune Online, was a dedicated Ijaw youth advocate and also a strong member of the Ijaw Youths Council (IYC), until he left the council following a fall-out after the last National Executive Election of IYC. A source in the Koluama community said that Comrade Big J is a known advocate of peace and welf...
Pastor Assassinated by Gunmen laid to rest in Taraba Amidst tears
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Pastor Assassinated by Gunmen laid to rest in Taraba Amidst tears

Rev. Timothy Damisa, the slain pastor of the Christian Reformed Church of Nigeria (CRCN), in Baissa, Kurmi LGA of Taraba state, has been laid to rest. The late Damisa,45, was shot dead by the gunmen believed to be assassins, who invaded his house in Baissa in the early hours of Monday, July 12. His wife, Rahab Damisa, said that the gunmen left after ensuring that the pastor was dead. "When they came in their large number, they kept shooting to scare the entire community and then forced their way into our home. The assailants did not ask for money or anything before shooting him several times." she said. The late pastor was laid to rest in his hometown in Wukari Local government Area of Taraba State on Friday, July 16, amidst tears. Meanwhile, the Christian Reformed C...
Igangan Attack: How Fulani Herdsmen Killed Amotekun Commander, Three Others
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Igangan Attack: How Fulani Herdsmen Killed Amotekun Commander, Three Others

According to a report by SaharaReporters, some gunmen who are suspected to be Fulani herdsmen, who invaded Igangan, Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State, killed four residents including a commander of the South-West security arm, Amotekun. SaharaReporters had reported that the gunmen, who disguised in custom uniform, stormed the town on Friday night, shooting sporadically. The Commander of Amotekun Corps in Ibarapa Central simply identified as Muri and three other villagers were killed in the attack, a source said. The attackers were said to have stormed the town in Hilux vans, an 18-seater Hummer bus, and a Toyota Sienna bus wearing customs camouflage. The convener, Igangan development advocate, Oladiran Oladokun confirmed the attack saying the incident was an atte...
Again, Gunmen Invade Ibarapaland, Number Of Victims Unknown
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Again, Gunmen Invade Ibarapaland, Number Of Victims Unknown

According to a report by The PUNCH, serious panic gripped residents of communities in Ibarapaland, Oyo State, on Friday night, as gunmen invaded Igangan, Ibarapa North Local Government Area of the state and allegedly opened fire on some persons. Residents of the town told our correspondent that the gunmen, who allegedly dressed in Customs uniform, invaded the town around 7 pm, shot and killed an unspecified number of people they met at the entrance of the town before fleeing. The eyewitnesses said they did not know the number of persons killed by the gunmen, but that one of the sources had claimed that one person was shot dead by the rampaging hoodlums. The gunmen were said to have loaded themselves in four vehicles, two of which were a Toyota Hilux and Sienna. Some of the ...
Bandits Abduct Medical Worker in Sokoto
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Bandits Abduct Medical Worker in Sokoto

One of the victims abducted by bandits in Unguwar Lalle village, Sabon Birni Local Government Area of Sokoto State have been identified as Garba Zolo, a medical worker. LIB reported that the gunmen attacked the village at about 2 p.m. on Thursday, killed two soldiers, wounded several others and abducted many people. A source, Musa Gobir, who spoke to Premium Times confirmed that the medical worker was among those abducted. He said the bandits stormed a primary healthcare centre in the village and whisked away Mr Zolo and two persons. "The remaining healthcare centre staff were lucky to have escaped.” he added. Gobir, however, said the gunmen were yet to make contact with the family of Mr Zolo.
Udala FC boss, Philip Udala, assassinated by unknown gunmen in Anambra
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Udala FC boss, Philip Udala, assassinated by unknown gunmen in Anambra

The Chairman of Udala FC, Philip Udala, has been assassinated.   Udala was murdered by unknown gunmen who attacked his convoy in Eke-Agu community in Idemili North Local government area of Anambra state on Tuesday night, July 13. Idemili North     The gunmen had reportedly attacked a local police station in the community and were fleeing the scene when they met the convoy of Udala in Abatete. They killed late Udala, his club manager Godsent Eriobu and the three police officers in his convoy.   The spokesperson of the state police command, Tochi Ikenga, confirmed the incident and said an investigation is ongoing.
Gunmen kidnap final year student in Plateau, demand N1m ransom
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Gunmen kidnap final year student in Plateau, demand N1m ransom

Suspected kidnappers have abducted a final year student of the Federal College of Education, Pankshin, Plateau State, Gele Felix Gonzuk. It was gathered that the student, who operated a provision shop close to the institution, was abducted by the gunmen on Wednesday night, July 7. The President of the Students’ Union Government, Mr Zuma Francis Fwanshiwa, who confirmed the kidnap on Friday, said the FCE Pankshin students are presently not happy over the incident. "From what I gathered, he was in his shop in Pankshin with a relative when the gunmen who pretended to be customers arrived at the place around 8pm on Wednesday. One of the gunmen who first arrived at the shop actually bought bread from the shop, and while he was still there, another of his gang member came and asked fo...
Kidnapped Jos lawyer regains freedom
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Kidnapped Jos lawyer regains freedom

A lawyer who was kidnapped by gunmen in Jos on Monday evening, July 5, has regained freedom. Gyang Zi was driving home after closing from work when the gunmen attacked him within the Little Rayfield Government House in Jos and kidnapped him, leaving his car behind. His car was later found on Tuesday morning, July 6, with the windows wound down on an untarred road beside the fence of the Government House. The bread he had bought was visible in the car seat. A resident who saw the car filmed it and expressed concern that the owner of the car might have been kidnapped since the car had been there since the previous night and a beeping sound was coming from the car. The senior lawyer eventually regained freedom on Tuesday evening allegedly after N10 million ransom was paid.
One killed, another kidnapped as gunmen attack quarry site in Nasarawa
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One killed, another kidnapped as gunmen attack quarry site in Nasarawa

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers attacked a marble quarry site at Ugya village in Toto local government area of Nasarawa state, killing a quarry worker, Ibrahim Aliyu, and abducting another, Abdul Umar Ekuji.   It was gathered that the incident happened around 4:43 pm on Monday, July 5.   According to a resident of the community simply identified as Salihu, the gunmen armed with AK47 rifles invaded the quarry marble site, which he said was two kilometers away from the community.   Aliyu, who operates a marble quarry, had left for home but was alerted of the invasion.   "He just returned from quarry site not more than 20 minutes when he alerted that kidnappers have invaded quarry site,” Salihu told Daily Trust.   "He took two vigil...
BREAKING: Panic As Bandits Abduct Sudents Of Bethel School, Kaduna
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BREAKING: Panic As Bandits Abduct Sudents Of Bethel School, Kaduna

As the insecurity in the country worsens, unknown gunmen have stormed Bethel Secondary School on Monday morning, Maramara Chickun Local Government Area of Kaduna State and abducted scores of students. Bethel Secondary School is a boarding school located at the outskirts of Kaduna. According to Mr. Daniel Muhuta, a security guard in the school, “I escaped narrowly. They came around 1.00am and started shooting. I was at the back of the school domentary when I heard shooting and decided to pin down.” As of the time of filling this report, security personnel have cordoned off the area, even as parents and relatives of the kidnapped students gathered at the main entrance in a sorrowful mood. Kaduna State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige did not pick his calls...
Taraba NLC chairman abducted again by unknown gunmen
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Taraba NLC chairman abducted again by unknown gunmen

The Taraba State chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Peter Jediel, has again been abducted by unknown gunmen. The Chairman who was early this year kidnapped and later regained his freedom was again kidnapped at his residence located in Sunkani, the administrative headquarters of Ard-Kola local government council of the state. Jediel was kidnapped a second time around his home seven months after an initial abduction. The leader of the Southern Conference of the United Methodist Church Rev. Philip Micah Dopah, where Jediel worships, called on Tarabans to cry to God in one voice for the safe release of the labour leader who was abducted, Sunday, DAILY POST reports. Some past labour leaders who spoke with DAILY POST expressed dismay at the manner kidnappers have continu...
Police Arrest Suspected Killers of Father of Four in Delta
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Police Arrest Suspected Killers of Father of Four in Delta

The Delta State Police Command has arrested the suspected killers of a father of four in Delta State. LIB reported that the deceased, German Enameg was shot dead by gunmen along Ivwrekpokpo, Imoniyame junction in Ughelli North LGA on Thursday, June 25. Acting spokesperson of the command, DSP Bright Edafe confirmed the arrest of the suspects in a statement on Saturday, July 3. "On the 02/07/2021 at about 0230 – 0600hrs, the Area Commander Ughelli Detailed a combined team of Police operatives/vigilante groups and raided  suspected hideout of cultists," he stated. "During the raid, one Timothy Ononeme ‘m’ 35yrs old of Imowhe Ekiugbo Ughelli North and one Junior Ogboso ‘m’ of Ogheneweta Street Ughelli were arrested "Preliminary investigations revealed that  the suspects ...
Gunmen kidnap six ceramic workers in Kogi
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Gunmen kidnap six ceramic workers in Kogi

Six staff of West African Ceramic Company in Ajaokuta Local Government Area of Kogi State, were on Wednesday morning, June 30, kidnapped by gunmen. Eyewitnesses told Channels Television that the workers were abducted while loading stones which were expected to be delivered in the ceramic site located at Itobe in the same council area. The state police spokesperson, William Aya who confirmed the attack by the fully armed gunmen said officers are operating in collaboration with other security agencies to see that the victims are rescued. Aya disclosed that operatives are still combing the bushes in the local government to see if the gunmen are still close by.
UNIBEN final year student shot dead after writing last exam
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UNIBEN final year student shot dead after writing last exam

A final year student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) has been shot dead by yet-to-be identified gunmen. Augustine Izu was killed after gunmen invaded his compound in Ugbowo, Edo State on Tuesday evening, June 29, 2021, hours after his final paper and signing out. While the Political Science student died on the spot after being shot by the mask-wearing gunmen, his friend Walter Emeka survived after being shot in the arm. Emeka is said to be responding to treatment.
Abducted Ekiti monarch regains freedom after ransom payment
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Abducted Ekiti monarch regains freedom after ransom payment

The Eleda of Eda-Ile in Ekiti East local government area of Ekiti State, Oba Benjamin Osho, who was abducted by gunmen last week has regained his freedom. The traditional ruler was abducted while working on his farm in the community on Thursday evening. The kidnappers had earlier demanded N20 million ransom which the family said it could not afford and pleaded for it to be reduced. A source close to the palace informed newsmen that Oba Osho was released late on Sunday night at a bush in one of the neighbouring communities. ” Yes, Kabiyesi has been freed on Sunday night by the gunmen after the family paid about N2 million from the N20 million initially demanded by the gunmen. The money was raised by many people and I have someone who contributed to it. “As I speak with you no...
Update: Abductors of Ekiti monarch demand N20m ransom
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Update: Abductors of Ekiti monarch demand N20m ransom

The gunmen who abducted the Eleda of Eda Ile in the Ekiti East council area of Ekiti State, Oba Benjamin Oso, have demanded N20m ransom.   MCI  reported that Oba Oso was abducted by the gunmen on his farm at Eda-Ile on Friday. His wife who was with him at the time of the incident was left behind after he begged them.   A family source said that the abductors contacted the family of the traditional ruler and demanded N20m.   "Their demand is on the high side, but when the family attempted to negotiate it downwards, they (abductors) switched off their phone. The entire community is troubled over the development.” the source told Punch on Sunday,   Police spokesperson in the state, Sunday Abutu, said the command was not aware of the ransom demand. ...
Unmask killers of Titus Badejo – Oyo journalists tell Police, DSS
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Unmask killers of Titus Badejo – Oyo journalists tell Police, DSS

Journalists in Oyo State have appealed to security agencies in the state to without further delay, reveal the identities of the killers of one of their colleagues. The Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) made this disclosure in a communique issued at end of its congress. DAILY POST recalls that a journalist, Titus Badejo was on Saturday, 19th June killed by yet to be identified gunmen. But the police and other security agencies have reportedly not been able to arrest those who masterminded the killing. But, the journalists in the communique signed by the trio of Oluseye Ojo (Chairman), Promise Inumisan (Member) and Nike Aderibigbe (Member), urged security agencies including the Police, Department of State Service (DSS) and other security agencies to unmask, without further dela...
Another Ekiti Monarch Abducted by gunmen
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Another Ekiti Monarch Abducted by gunmen

The traditional ruler of Eda-Ile Ekiti in Ekiti East Local Government Area, Benjamin Osho was on Friday June 25 abducted by gunmen. Ekiti police spokesperson, Sunday Abutu said the monarch was abducted from his farm alongside his wife by gunmen. The monarch’s wife was said to have been immediately released by the gunmen apparently to enable her to mobilize for payment of ransom. Abutu said the police is now collaborating with other locals to ensure that Mr Osho regains his freedom and the perpetrators are brought to book. This is coming two months after the monarch of Ilemosho Ekiti, David Adegboyega was abducted and later released after spending five days in the abductors’ den.
Gunmen Kidnap Ekiti Monarch
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Gunmen Kidnap Ekiti Monarch

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted Oba Benjamin Oso, the Eleda of Eda Ile, in the Ekiti East Council area of Ekiti State. It was gathered that the traditional ruler was abducted from his farm in the presence of his wife on Friday evening, June 25. A source in Eda Ile said his wife would have been kidnapped but the monarch pleaded with the gunmen to leave her. "The Oba and the wife went to farm and were accosted by these gunmen. The two would have been kidnapped, but the monarch begged the bandits to free his wife, which they agreed with.” the source said. The Commander, Ekiti State Amotekun Corps, Brig Joe Komolafe, who confirmed the abduction said all the security outfits in Ekiti including police, soldiers, Amotekun Corps, local hunters and vigilance groups, ...
Gunmen kill wife of former Oyo Commissioner
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Gunmen kill wife of former Oyo Commissioner

Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers have killed Mrs Olayemi Grace Odetomi, wife of Peter Oluremi Odetomi, the former Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters under the administration of late Governor Abiola Ajimobi. It was gathered that Mrs Odetomi was shot dead by the gunmen at their family house around Ashi, Bodija, Ibadan in the early hours of Friday, June 25. The robbers were said to have stormed the victim’s residence on motorcycles, shooting sporadically before gaining access into the premises. Details of the incident were still sketchy, however, there are unconfirmed claims that the woman was assassinated. Spokesperson of the State Police Command, Adewale Osifeso, who confirmed the incident said it was a robbery incident. "The deceased, Olayemi Ode...

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