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Gunmen Abduct Three Women on Ibadan/Ijebu Ode Road
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Gunmen Abduct Three Women on Ibadan/Ijebu Ode Road

Gunmen have abducted three women at Onipe community, Idi Ayunre along the Ibadan/Ijebu Ode Road. It was gathered that the gunmen emerged from the bush around Onipe community at about 8:20am on Monday, April 12 and shot indiscriminately to scare travellers before they whisked away the women to an unknown destination. The names of the abducted women were given as Mrs Temitope Okeowo, Mrs Abosede Adebayo and Mrs Bola Ogunrinde. It was learnt that Mrs Ogunrinde, said to be military officer, drove a Toyota RAV-4, with number plate AGL 66 FY. Mrs Okeowo is a teacher at the Itamarun Comprehensive High School, Oru-Ijebu, Ogun state while Mrs Adebayo, a dental therapist, works at the General Hospital, Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun state. Two men were said to have lodged a report on the kidnap in...
Gunmen Attack Ekori Police Station In Cross River
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Gunmen Attack Ekori Police Station In Cross River

Another Police Station in Cross River State has been attacked by unknown gunmen, carting away arms. The attack occurred in Ekori in Yahuu local government area of Cross River State. An eyewitness, who preferred anonymity, alleged that the gunmen carted away AK 47 after beating up policemen on duty. “The hoodlums invaded the Police Station located at Ekori community of Yakurr with heavy weapons and attacked the officers,” the witness alleged. According to him, the hoodlums scared away the officers on duty, beat one to stupor and made away with the AK-47 rifle of the policeman. It was learnt that the attack led to the closure of the Ekori Police Station indefinitely and officers asked to move to Ugep Divisional Police, at the local government headquarters. This is the t...
Bandits reportedly kill Eight in Katsina Communities
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Bandits reportedly kill Eight in Katsina Communities

Armed bandits have reportedly killed eight persons in two communities in Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State. It was gathered that bandits attacked Sabon Bilbis community on Friday morning, April 9 and killed four youths. PUNCH reported that bandits also stormed Yar Marafa Village, in Yar Malami ward on Saturday night, April 10, and started shooting sporadically, killing four persons. It was learnt that the gunmen stormed the village when residents were about to retire to bed in the night. Residents gave the names of the victims as Alhaji Lawal Damfuge, Samaila Namoali, Musdafa Senior and Ado Lafate. Although details surrounding the attack in Bilbis community were still sketchy, two residents, Umar Lawal and Alh Murtala Ibrahim posted photos of the four yo...
Gunmen Abduct 13-year-old Boy in Ogun, Demand N50m Ransom
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Gunmen Abduct 13-year-old Boy in Ogun, Demand N50m Ransom

Unknown gunmen have kidnapped a 13-year-old boy identified as Gbolahan Ajibola, in Obada-Odo, Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State. It was gathered that the gunmen numbering six and said to be on military uniform, invaded Destiny Estate Community Association in Obada-Oko around 9:15 pm on Saturday, April 10, shot sporadically in the air before whisking the boy away. The victim, his mother, and grandmother were returning from their shop after attending a programme at Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) when the incident happened. The gunmen, who were hiding in a nearby bush close to the victim’s house, ambushed the family when Ajibola alighted from his mother’s car to open the gate. They reportedly beat both the victim’s mother, Bisi Ajibola, and the grandmother to p...
Gunmen Abduct Catholic Priest in Imo
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Gunmen Abduct Catholic Priest in Imo

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted a Catholic priest, Rev. Prof. Izu Marcell Onyeocha, in Imo State. It was gathered that that the priest was abducted around 7:00 am on Sunday, April 11, at Ihube Community in Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo State, along Enugu -Port Harcourt Express Road The cleric is said to be a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Humanities at the Imo State University and a native of Avuru Community in Ikeduru Local Government Area. He was said to have been travelling back to Owerri from Enugu when the incident happened. According to an eyewitness, the priest was driving when the gunmen forced him to stop by shooting sporadically into the air The eyewitness said that the villagers heard sporadic gunshots and later confirmed the identity ...
“God we Need your Intervention” – Young Woman Mourns her Mother and Sister Killed by Gunmen at Mining site in Plateau
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“God we Need your Intervention” – Young Woman Mourns her Mother and Sister Killed by Gunmen at Mining site in Plateau

Grace Monday is mourning her mother, Mrs Dung Monday and sister and who were killed by gunmen suspected to be Fulani militia in Plateau state. LIB reported that the gunmen killed eight workers at a mining site in Kuru, Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State on Friday, April 9 The grieving young woman shared a photo of herself with her mother on Satuday April 10 and wrote; "Death why did you take my happiness away from me. I can't believe you are gone forever mummy why did you leave me alone I can't hold my tears I love you but God loves you more may it soul rest in peace." "I can't believe u are gone big sis why did you follow mummy who will look after me and ur kid my heart break anything I see this picture why will u take both of them away from me the same day I lov...
Gunmen Kill Five Women, Three men, Behead one at Mining Site in Plateau State
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Gunmen Kill Five Women, Three men, Behead one at Mining Site in Plateau State

Gunmen suspected to be Fulani militia have killed eight workers at a mining site in Kuru, Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State. The incident occurred at about 7 p.m. on Friday, April 9, at a mining site belonging to Cabitex Company. It was gathered that the gunmen opened fire on the miners, killing eight people and leaving several others iinjured. Among those killed were three men and five women while one of them was beheaded and the head taken away by the gunmen. Dalyop Mwantiri, of Emancipation Centre for Crisis Victims in Nigeria (ECCVN) , a non-governmental organisation based in Plateau, who confirmed the incident, gave the names of the victims as: Mrs. Talatu Sunday, Mrs. Jumai Useini, Mr. Davou Dalyop Pwol (beheaded) Mr. Gyang Joseph ...
Medical Doctor and Nurse Abducted in Ogun
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Medical Doctor and Nurse Abducted in Ogun

Unidentified gunmen have abducted Oladunni Odetola, a medical doctor, and Mrs. Bamgbose, a nurse, while traveling on Abeokuta-Imeko road, Ogun state on Wednesday night, April 7. Odetola who heads the General Hospital in Imeko, headquarters of Imeko-Afon LGA, was traveling with the nurse when they were ambushed and whisked away by the gunmen at Olubo village. Their vehicle, a Toyota Camry (Muscle) with registration number, KTU 584 FR, was left in the middle of the road, where it was discovered by the police. Police retrieved the doctor’s NMA card and a minute of the association’s meeting. Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said police detectives are currently on the trail of the kidnappers.
Imo monarch, Eze Charles Iroegbu, and his Chiefs Kidnapped
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Imo monarch, Eze Charles Iroegbu, and his Chiefs Kidnapped

Eze Charles Iroegbu, the traditional ruler of Umuezie community of Nguru Mbaise in Aboh Mbaise LGA of Imo State, has been kidnapped. He was kidnapped with some of his cabinet chiefs. The victims were said to be coming from a traditional wedding at Mbano when they were kidnapped by gunmen on Tuesday, April 6 at the popular Seven and Half junction in the Obowo area of the state. The kidnappers is yet to reach out to the families of the victims.
Two Policemen Injured in Yet Another Attack on  a Police Station in Imo
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Two Policemen Injured in Yet Another Attack on a Police Station in Imo

Two police officers are currently nursing their injuries they sustained after gunmen attacked the Mbieri divisional police headquarters on Wednesday night, April 7. Confirming the attack, the spokesperson of the state police command, Orlando Ikeokwu, said the gunmen stormed the police headquarters at about 10pm but the attack was successfully repelled by the police. He added that the two officers who sustained injuries during the attack are currently receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital. Police stations in Imo state have been under attack in recent times. On Monday, April 5, the state police headquarters was attacked by unidentified gunmen. The gunmen also attacked the state correctional center and released over 1800 inmates. While the police allege that IPOB members...
Panic As Bombs Hit Gunmen’s Hideouts, FG Goes After IPOB
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Panic As Bombs Hit Gunmen’s Hideouts, FG Goes After IPOB

There was panic among residents of the Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State on Tuesday as the military bombarded the Ikot Akpan forest in the area. The PUNCH learnt that the military operation was aimed at flushing out hoodlums who had been attacking police formations in the state. Residents, who share boundaries with hoodlums’ hideouts, told one of our correspondents that the bombing of the forest started at 8am and ended at 12 noon on Tuesday. The military exercise came barely 24 hours after gunmen attacked the Imo State police command headquarters and the Nigerian Correctional Service in Owerri, the state capital, where 1,844 inmates were freed. The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media ...
Gunmen raze another police station in Imo, free suspects
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Gunmen raze another police station in Imo, free suspects

Unidentified gunmen have razed another police station in Imo State, few hours after Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and outgoing Inspector General of Police (IGP), Muhammed Adamu left Owerri, the Imo State capital. Vice President Osinbajo led a delegation of Federal Government officials including the Minister of Interior Rauf Aregbesola, to visit the state over Monday, April 5, attack on the correctional center in the state as well as the police headquarters. Shortly after Osinbajo and his entourage left the state, the gunmen burnt Ehime Mbano Local Government Area Divisional Police Headquarters. The gunmen freed all suspects in detention before setting the Police Divisional headquarters ablaze. The state police command is yet to comment on this development.
Two killed as Gunmen Attack Rivers community
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Two killed as Gunmen Attack Rivers community

Gunmen suspected to be cultists invaded Kabangha community in Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State and shot two persons dead. It was gathered that the incident happened on Sunday night, April 4. One of the victims identified as Nwinee was shot in his bed and he died on the spot. The other person, an elderly man identified Basi Duuduu was rushed to the hospital. A source told The Nation that the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) visited the area at night and took the injured victim to the hospital. "We received information that some cult boys invaded Kabangha Community in Khana LGA and shot two persons. One of those shot called Nwinee died on the spot as he was shot on the neck in his bed while the other one was evacuated to a hospital in Bori by the Active DPO in Bori who...
Imo Prison Break: We’re On Top Of The Situation – Police
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Imo Prison Break: We’re On Top Of The Situation – Police

The Nigerian Police has confirmed the attack on the Owerri Correctional Prison in ​Imo State capital by gunmen on Monday morning. Speaking to reporters shortly after the incident, spokesperson of police in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, assured the people of the state that the security agencies were on top of the matter. The gunmen who razed the Imo State Police Command headquarters situated in Owerri and burnt almost all the vehicles parked at the command headquarters also freed over 1500 inmates from almost the cells at the State Criminal Investigation Department. The attack, according to an eyewitness started from around 1am and lasted till 3am on Monday. They sang solidarity songs at the Government House Roundabout for about 30 minutes before attacking the facilities, a secu...
IPOB Denies Attacking Imo Police Headquarters and Correctional Centre
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IPOB Denies Attacking Imo Police Headquarters and Correctional Centre

The Indigenious People of Biafra (IPOB) has denied carrying out Monday’s attacks on Imo Police Headquarters and Correctional Centre. It was reported earlier that over 2,000 inmates were freed after the attack on Monday, April 5. The group averred that it is not their mandate to attack security personnel or prison facilities. A statement released by IPOB's spokesperson, Emma Powerful read; “The attention of IPOB has been drawn again to the fallacious and fabricated news that IPOB and ESN are involved in the attack of prison and police headquarters in Owerri Imo State. “IPOB and ESN are known groups not unknown gunmen. ESN is in the bush chasing Fulani terrorists, why linking IPOB and ESN to this attack. IPOB and ESN were not involved in the attack in Owerri Imo State. and the ...
Gunmen Attack Imo Prison, Free Over 1500 Inmates
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Gunmen Attack Imo Prison, Free Over 1500 Inmates

Gunmen on Monday morning attacked the Owerri Correctional Prison in the Imo State capital and freed over 1500 inmates. The attackers also razed the Imo State Police Command headquarters situated in Owerri and burnt almost all the vehicles parked at the command headquarters. The hoodlums further freed the suspects in almost all the cells at the State Criminal Investigation Department of the command. The PUNCH gathered that the gunmen operated from 1am till 3am on Monday. They sang solidarity songs at the Government House Roundabout for about 30 minutes before attacking the facilities, a security source confided in our correspondent. On breaking into the prison facility with the aid of explosives and dynamite, the attackers told the inmates to go home. When contacted, t...
Gunmen Kill Chairman of Waterways Security in Bayelsa
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Gunmen Kill Chairman of Waterways Security in Bayelsa

Gunmen have killed the chairman of Bayelsa State Waterway Security (West District) Gen. Frank Seide. It was gathered that the deceased popularly known as General Frank, was shot dead by some gunmen in his hometown, Bilabiri community, in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State on Thursday night, April 1. It is not clear if his death is related to the reported killings in the community over security contract. Vanguard reports that four persons have reportedly died in Bilabiri Community in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State following a blood bath over disagreement on a proposed security contract. It was further gathered that the blood bath ensued over disagreement on who handles a major multinational oil company security contract in the area. An in...
Soludo Attack: We Have Arrested One Suspect – Police
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Soludo Attack: We Have Arrested One Suspect – Police

Less than 24 hours after gunmen attacked Prof Chukwuma Soludo, a former CBN governor and the governorship aspirant under the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in the forthcoming Anambra 2021 guber election, the Anambra State Police Command, says it has arrested one suspect in connection with the incident. The arrest was contained in a statement made available to journalists in Awka on Thursday by the State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ikenganya Tochukwu. According to Tochukwu, the State Commissioner of Police, Mr Monday Bala Kuryas, in the evening hours of March 31, 2021, led a crack team of police operatives for an on-the-spot assessment of the venue of a stakeholders/ community meeting at Isuofia Civic Centre in Aguata LGA, which came under attack same date at about...
Gunmen Storm Military Camp In Niger State, Kill Soldiers, Kidnap 10, Burn Cars
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Gunmen Storm Military Camp In Niger State, Kill Soldiers, Kidnap 10, Burn Cars

Gunmen suspected to be bandits have reportedly invaded the camp of the Joint Security Task Force comprising of the Army, Police, Civil Defence and Vigilantes at Allawa and opened fire on them, killing an undisclosed number of soldiers in the process in Niger State. An officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) was also killed in the attack while many security personnel sustained injuries. They also abducted over 10 persons, stole seven motorcycles and burnt down military vehicles in attacks that happened on Wednesday and in the early hours of Thursday. The communities attacked by the bandits are Allawa, Manta, Gurmana, Bassa and Kokki in Shiroro council. Eyewitnesses said the bandits attacked Manta, Gurmana and Bassa villages on Wednesday, where they ki...
Gunmen Attack Soludo, Kill 3 Policemen (Graphic Photos)
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Gunmen Attack Soludo, Kill 3 Policemen (Graphic Photos)

Gunmen, a while ago, attacked the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Charles Soludo, killing three policemen guarding him. The incident took place in his community, Isuofia, in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State during a meeting with the youths of the community. Eyewitnesses at the event told Daily Sun that Soludo was safe but his whereabouts was unknown. Unconfirmed reports have it that the Commissioner for Public Utilities, Emeka Ezenwanne, who was at the event was taken away by the gunmen. Police spokesperson in the state, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, confirmed the incident but said that he was still gathering information on the ugly development.
Gunmen kill Catholic priest, three parishioners in Benue
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Gunmen kill Catholic priest, three parishioners in Benue

Gunmen have killed a Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Moses Fanem Ngugban and three parishioners in Agu Centre, Mbatyula/Mberev council ward in Katsina-Ala local government area of Benue State. It was gathered that the incident happened around 7:00 am on Tuesday, March 30, when the church was rounding off its morning mass. Several houses were said to have been set ablaze during the attack said to have been carried out by the gunmen. One of the residents who spoke to Nigerian Tribune said the gunmen stormed the village around 7:00 am and demanded to see the parish priest. "We directed them to go inside but within split seconds we heard gunshots and everyone scampered for safety. By the time we came back, the Rev. Fr. and others were found dead" he said. Katsina-Ala local gov...
Bandits Kill Traditional Ruler and Two Others in Fresh Attack on Sokoto Community
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Bandits Kill Traditional Ruler and Two Others in Fresh Attack on Sokoto Community

Suspected armed bandits have attacked Tunga community in Illela Local Government Area of Sokoto State, killing the village head and two others. According to reports, the armed bandits stormed the village on Wednesday evening March 24, shooting sporadically into the air.  The village head was reportedly shot dead after he refused to follow the bandits who wanted to kidnap him. The attack comes few days after gunmen attacked Amarawa community, also in Illela LGA, killing at least 10 persons. Sokoto, like many other states across the North, has witnessed sporadic attacks by bandits and kidnappers that have claimed the lives of many.
200 Gunmen Camped In Abia By APC To Unleash Mayhem – Gov. Ikpeazu Raises Alarm
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200 Gunmen Camped In Abia By APC To Unleash Mayhem – Gov. Ikpeazu Raises Alarm

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has raised the alarm over alleged presence of Gunmen brought in from outside the State and camped at an undisclosed location. The hoodlums, who are said to be up to 200, are allegedly armed with guns. On Wednesday, the state government raised the alarm in a statement by Honorable Commissioner for Information, John Okiyi Kalu and sent to us. According to the statement, the hoodlums were brought into the State by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to cause mayhem in the forthcoming Aba North/Aba South Federal Constituency election. The statement also alleged that hoodlums are disguised in fake military uniforms made available to them by an "Abia born retired Army General who only recently joined the opposition party". The statement re...
Lawyers in Anambra Protest Over Insecurity, Kidnap, murder of colleague
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Lawyers in Anambra Protest Over Insecurity, Kidnap, murder of colleague

Lawyers in Anambra State on Monday, held a peaceful march in Awka over the rising cases of insecurity and the murder of their colleague, Francis Onwuachi, by gunmen. The lawyers under the aegis of Committee of Chairmen and Secretaries of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), also announced that they will stay away from courts in the state between March 22 and March 24.                       Late Onwuachi LIB reported that the late Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, Onitsha branch, was kidnapped by gunmen along Ezu River/Anaku road on Friday, March 12. His corpse was found a week later after series of intensive and coordinated attempts by the state government through the various security agencies to rescue him alive. The legal practitio...
Armed Bandits Assassinate Fulani Community Leader in Kaduna
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Armed Bandits Assassinate Fulani Community Leader in Kaduna

Armed bandits have assassinated a Fulani community leader in Doka, Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna state, Alhaji Lawal Musa, popularly known as Alhaji Maijama'a. The State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed this in a statement on Monday March 21, said that late Musa was brutally killed by armed bandits in his settlement, right before his family on Sunday, March 21. Aruwan said that the deceased worked closely with with other community leaders towards the success of peace building efforts in Doka area of Kajuru. "He was on a motorcycle with his elder brother Alhaji Gide Musa when some assailants opened fire on them. Alhaji Gide Musa escaped with gunshot injuries, while the gunmen got hold of Alhaji Maijama'a and hacked him to...
One Police Officer Dies after Gunmen Attacked Police Station in Imo
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One Police Officer Dies after Gunmen Attacked Police Station in Imo

One police officer has been confirmed dead after hoodlums attacked the Divisional Police Head quarters,  Isiala Mbano, in Imo state on Saturday, March 20 at about 6.30pm. The hoodlums stormed the station in their numbers and started shooting sporadically into the air. Operatives of the Division however successfully repelled them. After the encounter, it was discovered that the hoodlums destroyed some doors and windows. Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Ikeowku Orlando, said no arm(s) was taken away but that an Inspector who was on duty at the time of the attack, gave up the ghost while receiving treatment as a result of injuries sustained during the melee. During an on-the-spot assessment of the station, the state Commissione...
Kidnapped Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association Onitsha found dead
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Kidnapped Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association Onitsha found dead

Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, Onitsha branch, Barrister Francis Onwuachi, has been killed by his abductors. Onwuachi, President General of Omor, a community in Ayamelum Local Government Area, was kidnapped was kidnapped along Ezu River/Anaku road on Friday, March 12, while on his way to his town by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen. According to a THISDAY report, the lawyer, who was the Vice President of the University of Nigeria Alumni Association (UNAA), Onitsha branch, was found dead on Friday night, March 19. Meanwhile, the Committee of Chairmen and Secretaries of the Nigerian Bar Association Branches in Anambra State has bemoaned what it described as the worsening security situation in the state. In a in a statement signed by all the chairmen and sec...
Man allegedly shot while trying to rescue kidnapped Ogun community leader
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Man allegedly shot while trying to rescue kidnapped Ogun community leader

Gunmen has kidnapped a community leader at Imope -Ijebu, in Ijebu North Local Government Area of Ogun State, Chief Tajudeen Omotayo. Omotayo, popularly known as Oba Alade Meta, was abducted by the gunmen at Oke-eri area of the town, while returning from a trip to Ijebu-Ode on Saturday, March 20. It was gathered that the gunmen accosted the victim at about 3pm and whisked him away, leaving his car on the road. According to one Kehinde Ola, a Benin Republic national was shot by the gunmen while trying to rescue the community leader. Spokesperson of the command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the incident, said that operatives of the Anti-kidnapping unit, Area Commander and DPOs have launched a manhunt for the suspected abductors towards rescuing the community leader....
Gunmen kidnap, kill former Sokoto Governor, Senator Wamakko’s personal aide
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Gunmen kidnap, kill former Sokoto Governor, Senator Wamakko’s personal aide

Gunmen suspected to be bandits have killed Abba Abbey Gidan Haki, the personal aide to former Sokoto State Governor, Senator Aliyu Wamakko.   The Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to Senator Wamakko, Bashir Rabe Mani, who confirmed the incident said that Abbey,50, was abducted on Thursday night, March 18.   His corpse was found dumped along a road to Durbawa town in Kware Local Government Area of Sokoto on Friday, March 19.     The deceased was buried on Friday night according to Islamic rites. His funeral prayer was led by the Chief Imam of Sheikh Uthman Bin Fodiyo Juma’at Mosque, Sokoto, Sheikh Abubakar Shehu Na Liman.   The funeral prayer was attended by Senator Wamakko, the Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Muhammad...
Gunmen Attack Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom’s convoy
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Gunmen Attack Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom’s convoy

Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen attacked the convoy of the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom today March 20. Governor Ortom's convoy was moving at Tyo Mu along Makurdi/Gboko road in Makurdi Local Government Area of the state when it was attacked. Briefing journalists, the governor who described the gunmen as ‘herdsmen’, said about 15 of the attackers trailed him to the river bank where he was on foot. He said he was saved by his security details who worked so hard to protect him and repelled the attack. “My lawyer is going to make a petition against the leadership of MACBAN because they came out to target me and behind the scene they are planning to eliminate me on my own land. If I can’t go to the farm as governor with entire security around me then who else can go to the f...
Policemen feared killed again in Anambra
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Policemen feared killed again in Anambra

Barely 24 hours after unknown gunmen killed three policemen at Neni and three naval ratings at Awkuzu, some policemen have also been feared killed in Ekwulobia Aguata local government area of Anambra State. It was gathered that an attempt to set the police station ablaze was repelled by the policemen on duty at 4am on Friday March 19. The state police spokesperson, Ikenga Tochukwu who confirmed the attack told newsmen that he is still expecting further reports.
Police Confirm Abduction Of RCCG, Bank Staff By Gunmen At Quarry Site In Ibadan
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Police Confirm Abduction Of RCCG, Bank Staff By Gunmen At Quarry Site In Ibadan

The Oyo State Police Command has confirmed the abduction of staff of RCCG and staff of a new generation bank by gunmen at a quarry site in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. It was gathered that some gunmen stormed a quarry site in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital and kidnapped two people. According to report on Tuesday, the gunmen stormed the quarry site located along Ijebu-Ode/Ibadan Road and kidnapped the victims on Monday. It was gathered from a source that one Mr Popoola Isaac, a staff of RCC and Mr Ismail Adeoye, a staff of one of the new generation banks were the two abducted. The case was consequently reported at the Idi Ayunre Police Station. The kidnap of the duo happened a few months after some gunmen stormed a quarry site at Akinyele local government area in Ibadan ...
Two OOU Students Abducted In Ogun Regain Freedom
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Two OOU Students Abducted In Ogun Regain Freedom

The two female students of the Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye abducted by gunmen have regained their freedom. Police authorities in Ogun State confirmed the release of the children to Channels Television on Tuesday night. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, noted that the students, identified as Adeyemo Precious and Oyefule Abiola, returned unhurt. He said the victims who have spent two nights in the custody of their abductors would be reunited with their families thereafter. Asked if any money was paid to secure their release, the command’s spokesman stated that no ransom was paid, to the best of his knowledge. Precious is said to be a student of the Department of Forestry and Wildlife Management, while Abiola is of the depa...
See Photos of OOU Students who were kidnapped in front of their hostel by unknown gunmen
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See Photos of OOU Students who were kidnapped in front of their hostel by unknown gunmen

Photos of students of Olabisi Onibanjo University, Ago-Iwoye in Ogun state who were kidnapped by unknown gunmen on Sunday March 14, has been shared online. It was learnt that the students were kidnapped in front of their hostel at Ayetoro campus of the institution, and those behind the act are allegedly demanding for N50m. They have also been identified as Tife and Tosin.
Deputy speaker, Idris Wase explains why he rejected petition on insecurity from Nigerians living abroad
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Deputy speaker, Idris Wase explains why he rejected petition on insecurity from Nigerians living abroad

Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Idris Wase has explained why he rejected a petition on insecurity from Nigerians living abroad which was presented on the floor of the lower chamber of the national assembly by Mr Mark Gbillah who represents Gwer East-Gwer West constituency of Benue State. Wase in a statement released by his media aide Umar Puma, stated that the petition from a socio-cultural association based in the United States which alleged that indigenes of their community have not been resettled in their ancestral land after being sacked by gunmen, was rejected "based on rules of parliamentary procedures”. The Deputy Speaker who alleged that the reports in circulation had been “doctored, slanted and bent to give political and ethnic coloration to an event that...
Gunmen Abduct Teachers and Students in Edo State
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Gunmen Abduct Teachers and Students in Edo State

The National Institute of Construction Technology, Uromi in Esan Northeast Local Government Area of Edo State on Wednesday night, March 10, reportedly came under attack by unknown gunmen who also abducted yet-to-be-ascertained number of teachers and students. The kidnappers abducted the teachers and students after shooting sporadically. The Nation reported that the incident led to heightened tension in the area, as parents and guardians are storming the institute to ascertain the whereabouts of their children and wards. Edo state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Bello Kontongs who confirmed the incident said he was awaiting the details from the commander of anti-kidnapping unit of the state’s police command.
Gunmen attack Nigerian WBF boxing champion, Ridwan Oyekola shortly after he received N10m cheque from Governor Makinde
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Gunmen attack Nigerian WBF boxing champion, Ridwan Oyekola shortly after he received N10m cheque from Governor Makinde

The current World Boxing Federation, WBF, International Super Featherweight Champion, Ridwan Oyekola popularly known as Scorpion, has survived an alleged attempt on his life by unknown gunmen. It was gathered that the Oyekola was attacked by the gunmen shortly after receiving a cheque of 10 million from the Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde at the state Secretariat on Thursday evening, March 4. Oyekola had defeated his counterpart from Argentina, Lucas Montesino at Ilaji Sports Resorts, Ibadan in December 2020 and he was decorated as the World Boxing Federation (WBF) International Super Featherweight Champion. Governor Makinde had presented the check to Oyekola for making the State proud with his victory over his Argentine counterpart. Narrating his experience, Oyek...
Gunmen Kill Policeman, Set Station Ablaze in Benue
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Gunmen Kill Policeman, Set Station Ablaze in Benue

. A policeman was killed by unknown gunmen in Tse Harga community of Katsina-Ala Local Government Area in Benue State, in the early hours of Thursday March 11. The gunmen who are suspected to be loyalists of the slain criminal kingpin, Terwase Akwaza popularly known as ‘Gana’, stormed the rural area at about 4:00 am, shot sporadically and also set several buildings including a police station and police pick-up van on fire. Troops of Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS) however quelled the attack in collaboration with the Police. They reportedly killed one of the suspected bandits in a swift counter-response. Council Chairman of Katsina-Ala, Alfred Atera who spoke to Daily Trust confirmed the attack and also disclosed that one policeman was killed in the attack while the police station...
Gunmen Abduct Minister of Women Affair’s niece in Plateau state
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Gunmen Abduct Minister of Women Affair’s niece in Plateau state

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted a niece to the Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Talen. The incident happened at Rantiya Locost, Dapit Karen, in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State in the early hours of Monday, March 8. A family source, who confirmed the incident to Daily Trust, said the gunmen stormed the house around 5am when residents were still sleeping and whisked the the victim away. He said the kidnappers didn’t go with the victim’s mother who was staying with her. The relative further disclosed that the kidnappers had contacted the family and demanded N5m naira ransom.
Bandits Kill 15 People In Sokoto, Kidnap Hundreds
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Bandits Kill 15 People In Sokoto, Kidnap Hundreds

Gunmen suspected to be bandits have killed at least 15 people in Tanau village, Sabon Birni Local Government Area of Sokoto state. SaharaReporters gathered that the bandits with sophisticated weapons stormed the village on Friday morning and started shooting indiscriminately. According to a source, the gunmen also abducted over 100 villagers, including nursing mothers and children. He alleged that the attackers were Fulani herdsmen who have been attacking the villages persistently. “They carried out deadly attacks and looted our village. At least 15 people were killed while over 100 people were abducted. They were shooting sporadically, they did not even spare any one, including women, nursing mothers and children. They herded them into bush,” the source said. Sokoto is ...
Bandits Attack Military Outpost In Marina, Katsina, Many Soldiers Feared Killed
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Bandits Attack Military Outpost In Marina, Katsina, Many Soldiers Feared Killed

An unspecified number of soldiers were feared killed as gunmen laid ambush and launched an attack Thursday afternoon on a military outpost in Marina, Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State. The attack was carried out around 1pm on Thursday, according to eyewitness’ account. It was not clear the casualties suffered on either side, but some soldiers were feared killed. The soldiers were said to be returning from a military operation from nearby forests when they were ambushed. A resident of the area, who spoke under condition of anonymity, said: “Unknown to the soldiers, the bandits had laid ambush in their outpost. The bandits opened fire immediately the soldiers returned to the posts”. “It is unfortunate because the soldiers were just returning from another operat...
Bandits Kill 1 Person In Osun, Kidnap Chinese Expatriate In Ekiti
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Bandits Kill 1 Person In Osun, Kidnap Chinese Expatriate In Ekiti

Gunmen suspected to be bandits have killed one person in an attack on a passenger bus at Ajebandele village in Obokun local government area of Osun State. LEADERSHIP gathered that the incident that had two others injured occurred on Tuesday evening at about 7:30 pm. It was further gathered that the gunmen intercepted the bus plying Osogbo/Ibokun road and started shooting at the passengers. Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of Osun State Police Command, Yemisi Opalola, said while the remains of the victim of the attack has been deposited at a morgue, those who sustained injuries are receiving treatment at the hospital. In another development, gunmen have kidnapped a Chinese expatriate at Igbemo Ekiti in Irepodun Ifelodun Local government area of the Ekiti State. H...
Gunmen abduct 50 Passengers in Niger state
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Gunmen abduct 50 Passengers in Niger state

Over 50 passengers have been abducted by unknown gunmen along the Tegina-Minna road in the Rafi Local Government of Niger State. The passengers who were in three vehicles, were abducted by the gunmen who blocked the road at Kundu town, a few kilometres from Zungeru town. Channels Television also reported that armed bandits kidnapped unknown numbers of villagers at Gidigori town in Rafi Local Government Area, burning five cars and carting away valuables. A senior government official who craved anonymity said nothing has been heard from the bandits to enable the authorities to know the identities of those kidnapped. This is coming less than three weeks after 40 NSTA passengers were kidnapped.
Gunmen Attack Iboko Police Station In Ebonyi
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Gunmen Attack Iboko Police Station In Ebonyi

Armed men have attacked the Iboko Divisional Police Station in Izzi local government of Ebonyi State. Though details of the attack were still sketchy at the time of this report, it was gathered that the attack took place around 1 am on Monday. The attackers were said to have set the building ablaze with fire bombs. Police Commissioner Aliyu Garba confirmed the incident. He said no casualties were recorded in the attack adding that the fire did minimal damage to the station. “Yes they attacked the station around 1 am but there were no casualties. They threw improvised fire bomb at the station and it ignited but it only affected a small part of the building,” he stressed. The CP said the Command was taking steps to protect police facilities and personnel in the state. ...
Update: How gunmen slit the throats of father, two sons in Zamfara and left without taking a dime
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Update: How gunmen slit the throats of father, two sons in Zamfara and left without taking a dime

The Zamfara State Police Command has confirmed the brutal murder of a father and his two sons in Tsafe Local Government Area of the state.   LIB reported that Zaharadeen Sani Tsafe (Sani Na Indo) and his two sons were slaughtered by gunmen suspected to be bandits after a raid on the family’s residence near Agama Lafiya community.     Spokesman of the command, SP Muhammad Shehu, said they had received the report of the incident and five prime suspects had been arrested in connection with the case.   "They are currently undergoing a discreet investigation at the state CID and will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded,” he stated.   The victims' neighbours to Daily Trust that the gunmen slit the throats of Zahara...
Armed bandits kill 10 in Sokoto village, abduct wealthy businessman
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Armed bandits kill 10 in Sokoto village, abduct wealthy businessman

Armed bandits attacked Amarawa village in Ilela local government area of Sokoto state on Monday, March 1 and killed ten persons while others sustained injuries.   It was gathered that the gunmen, who stormed the village on motorbikes, kidnapped a wealthy businessman but the villagers tried to free him.   According to BBC Hausa report, the gunmen had warned the locals to stay away but they refused and attempted to free the man.   The attackers overpowered the locals, killing many including one man identified as Rabiu Mika Ilu before whisking the businessman away.   One of the locals killed in the attack The police in Sokoto had confirmed the attack but told the BBC Hausa they could not give details as investigation is ongoing.  ...
Bandits Severely Punished Kagara Students Who are Children of Security Operatives
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Bandits Severely Punished Kagara Students Who are Children of Security Operatives

Some students of Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State who regained freedom after being abducted by unknown gunmen, have shared their experience in captivity. Recall that the gunmen had invaded the school on February 17, whisking staff and students into the forest after operating unchallenged for over two hours. Some of the students narrated their experience after meeting with Governor Abubakar Sani Bello at government house in Minna on Saturday February 27. Twenty-year-old Abubakar Sidi, an SS3 student, said they were punished based on their parents’ occupation. He told Daily Trust that those who were children of security operatives, were punished severely. He said; “We didn’t get food to eat till night the first day but they later fed us, and after feeding us t...
Bullets Won’t Solve Banditry — Adamu Garba
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Bullets Won’t Solve Banditry — Adamu Garba

Former presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba , on Friday, said raining bullets on bandits won ’t end the security menace in the country. Garba was reacting to the abduction of over 300 schoolgirls from Jangebe in Zamfara State by gunmen suspected to be bandits . The rate of mass abduction of students by bandits in the north has become alarming in recent times. Just a week ago , bandits kidnapped dozens of students and workers of Government Science College in Kagara , Niger State . Bandits had also last year kidnapped over 300 schoolboys from Government Science Secondary School in Kankara , Katsina State. Aside from Kankara and Kagara , non- state actors had also abducted hundreds of secondary school girls from Chibok , in Borno State ; and Dapchi in Yobe State. In a string of twe...
35 Persons Reportedly Killed in Fresh Bandits Attack in Zamfara Community
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35 Persons Reportedly Killed in Fresh Bandits Attack in Zamfara Community

No fewer than 35 persons have reportedly been killed after suspected bandits attacked Sabuwar Tunga village, Dankurmi district in Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State on Thursday night, February 25. According to SaharaReporters, the gunmen stormed the community on motorbikes and unleashed terror on the defenceless residents. A resident of the community said the attack was well-planned and coordinated attack. He said the gunmen after attacking the village carted away livestock and escaped to the forest. “We have recovered over 35 bodies after the attack and many more residents have not been accounted for. They came at the midnight and opened fire on the village, shooting anyone on sight and burning houses,” the source said

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