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Kogi Miyetti Allah Chairman was Arrested not Kidnapped – MACBAN
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Kogi Miyetti Allah Chairman was Arrested not Kidnapped – MACBAN

Adamu Abubakar, Secretary of Kogi state chapter of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), has said that Chairman of the group in the state, Wakili Damina was arrested and not kidnapped as speculated. Abubakar confirmed this to Channels Television in Lokoja on Sunday March 9. He said Damina was picked up from his house by some men in military uniform without explanation to members of the association or the state government as to why he was arrested. Insisting that the action of the security operatives was in violation of Damina’s fundamental human right, the MACBAN Secretary revealed that the national body of the association has taken up the matter for a thorough investigation to ascertain why the branch chairman was whisked away in such a manner. He not...
APC has Dragged Nigeria 50 Years Backwards – Governor Nyesom Wike
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APC has Dragged Nigeria 50 Years Backwards – Governor Nyesom Wike

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) which is the ruling party, has dragged Nigeria 50 years backwards due to its "abysmal performance." The governor said this when the Vice President of Rotary Club of Port Harcourt, Obiageli Ejezie, led other leaders of the association to the Government House, Port Harcourt, to confer on him the “2019/2020 Good Governance Award” for his outstanding achievements in project execution in Rivers. Speaking to the delegation in his office, Governor Wike said in 2015, the APC convinced Nigerians that they were going to offer better governance than former President Goodluck Jonathan. He said going by the results of the APC since it came into power in 2015, Nigeria has only being retrogressing under the its lea...
“My Brother Didn’t Die as a Coward” – Man Mourns Volunteer Killed by Bandits During Rescue of Kidnapped Victims in Kaduna
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“My Brother Didn’t Die as a Coward” – Man Mourns Volunteer Killed by Bandits During Rescue of Kidnapped Victims in Kaduna

LIB reported that troops rescued the victims from bandits in Gwagwada, Chikun local government area of the state after a fierce gun duel. The 13 citizens, originally from Dutse, were kidnapped when they went to work at a farm called Tanadi Farm, which is located around Bakin Kasuwa in Gwagwada general area. It was gathered that the two deceased volunteers, Ezekiel Iliya and Nasara Yohanna, had gone to rescue the kidnapped victims before the arrival of troops. "After the operations, the troops discovered that the bandits had shot two volunteers before their arrival," said Samuel Aruwan, the State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs. Facebook user, Mengu Mengu took to the social media platform on Wednesday, May 5, to mourn Ezekiel Iliya. "Just in today's att...
Kidnapped Ambrose Ali University Professor regains freedom
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Kidnapped Ambrose Ali University Professor regains freedom

The senior lecturer at the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Professor Osadolor Odia, who was kidnapped by gunmen has regained his freedom. MCI reported that the Professor of Engineering and former Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, was kidnapped on his way to the farm at Eboro area of Ekpoma, Esan West Local Government Area of the state last Thursday. The kidnappers later contacted the family and demanded a ransom of N18 million before he would be released. The wife of the Professor, Dr Amraibure, confirmed to journalists that her husband was released by his kidnappers on Saturday May 1 and that he had since reunited with his family. "I am happy to confirm to you that my husband has been released by the kidnappers. He received treatment for injurie...
Bandits threaten to kill 17 Greenfield University students if N100m ransom isn’t paid
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Bandits threaten to kill 17 Greenfield University students if N100m ransom isn’t paid

Bandits have threatened to kill the remaining students abducted from Greenfield University, Kaduna State. Recall that on April 18, the armed bandits stormed the school in the early hours of the day and abducted twenty-two students and a member of staff. Five of them have been killed by the bandits. In an interview with the Hausa Service of Voice of America (VOA), a leader of the bandit group who identified himself as Sani Idris Jalingo, threatened that if the Kaduna State Government or their families fail to pay a ransom of N100 million as well as provide them with 10 brand Honda motorcycles by Tuesday, the remaining students would be killed. According to Jalingo, 17 students are in their custody, comprising 15 females and two male students. ''“We heard the utterances of the ...
Abducted Mission School student regain freedom
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Abducted Mission School student regain freedom

The student of Kings School otherwise known as Capro Secondary Mission School located at Gana Ropp in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State who was kidnapped by unknown gunmen on April 29, has regained freedom. LIB reported earlier that 4 students were kidnapped during the attack but while three of the students escaped,  one remained in captivity. Spokesman of Operation Safe Haven, Major Ibrahim Shittu said on Sunday May 2 that troops rescued the remaining student in captivity on Saturday May 1. Shittu who said no ransom was paid to secure the student’s release, added that the rescued student is in good health condition and has since been reunited with other students in the college.
Gunmen Abduct Ambrose Alli University Professor, Demand N18m Ransom
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Gunmen Abduct Ambrose Alli University Professor, Demand N18m Ransom

Gunmen have abducted a lecturer at the Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma, Edo State, Professor Osadolor Odia. Odia, a Professor of Engineering and former Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering was abducted on his way to the farm in Egoro, Ekpoma, in Esan West Local Government Area on Thursday morning, April 29. A source, who pleaded anonymity told Tribune the abductors had made contact with the family demanding for a ransom of N18 million. "I can confirm that Odia was kidnapped today on his way to the farm and a ransom of N18 million was demanded by the kidnappers,” the source said.
Kidnapped Hotelier, Wife, Children, Others Regain Freedom in Oyo
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Kidnapped Hotelier, Wife, Children, Others Regain Freedom in Oyo

The owner of Agbo Hotel in Ogbomoso in Oyo State, Oyedokun Oyeniyi; his wife, Busayo Oyedokun, and seven others including their children that were kidnapped by unknown gunmen, have regained their freedom. LIB had earlier reported that the gunmen stormed the hotel on Saturday night, April 24 and abducted the victims. Confirming their release, the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Adewale Osifeso, said “Yes, they have been released,” he said. Osifeso did not, however, disclose whether ransom was paid before the release of the victim.
Photo of Medical Doctor Shot Dead by Bandits in Kaduna Church Attack
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Photo of Medical Doctor Shot Dead by Bandits in Kaduna Church Attack

Dr. Zakariya Dogonyaro, a medical doctor with the Kaduna State Ministry of Health was killed when armed bandits attacked Haske Baptist Church at Manini Tasha village, Kuriga Ward of Chikun local government area of the state. LIB reported that the heavily armed gunmen stormed the church stormed the church on motorcycles around 9 am on Sunday morning, April 25  and shot sporadically at the worshipers. The State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed the incident said four other worshippers were abducted in the attack. Also confirming the incident, spokesperson of the Kaduna State Police Command, Mohammed Jalige said one Shehu Haruna was injured in the attack. "Preliminary investigation conducted so far revealed that, four persons are m...
Bandits Attack Church in Kaduna, kill Medical Doctor, Abduct Four Worshippers
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Bandits Attack Church in Kaduna, kill Medical Doctor, Abduct Four Worshippers

Bandits attacked Haske Baptist Church at Manini Tasha village, Kuriga Ward of Chikun local government area of Kaduna State killing a medical doctor while four worshippers were reportedly abducted. A survivor, Yakubu Bala, said the bandits stormed the church on motorcycles around 9 am on Sunday morning, April 25  and shot sporadically at the worshipers. Bala said his uncle. Dr. Zechariah Dogonyaro, a medical doctor with the Kaduna State Ministry of Health, was shot dead by the bandits. "Church service was going on when herdsmen just came and surrounded the church and started shooting. They came at about 9am. They were many and were riding on motorcycles. They started shooting indiscriminately as we scapered for safety," he narrated. "My uncle,  Dr. Zechariah Dogonyaro, was k...
President Buhari Condemns Killing of Three Abducted Greenfield University students
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President Buhari Condemns Killing of Three Abducted Greenfield University students

President Buhari has condemned the killing of three of the students kidnapped at Greenfield University, Kaduna State. In a statement released by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President described the students as bright youngsters who were cut down by evil people in their prime. “My thoughts are with their families in this time of grief. May their souls rest in peace,” said the President. On the recurring incidents of kidnappings and killings in Kaduna State in particular, the President condemned them as “barbaric terror attacks,” and described as “unfortunate the tenor of some political and religious leaders that seem to further incite and stoke the pain and anguish of mourning families who are forced to confront these atrocities. ''Addressi...
Bandits Kill Three Abducted Students of Kaduna Varsity
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Bandits Kill Three Abducted Students of Kaduna Varsity

Three of the students kidnapped from Greenfield University in Kaduna State have been killed by their abductors. LIB reported that armed bandits broke into the private university located along the Kaduna-Abuka Highway in Chikun Local Government Area on Tuesday night, April 20, shooting sporadically before whisking unspecified number of students away. The abductors later contacted their parents to demand a collective ransom of N800 million. Read Here In a statement on Friday, April 22, Kaduna State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan said the remains of the three students were found at Kwanar Bature village, a location close to the university. "In an act of mindless evil and sheer wickedness, the armed bandits who kidnapped students of Greenfield Un...
Kidnapped Ekiti Monarch Regains Freedom after 5 Days
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Kidnapped Ekiti Monarch Regains Freedom after 5 Days

Kidnapped Traditional Ruler of Ilemeso in Ekiti State, David Oyewunmi has regained freedom after spending five days in captivity. LIB reported earlier that Oyewunmi was kidnapped on April 16 at his palace after gunmen scaled the fence of the palace. Ekiti police spokesperson, Sunday Abutu who confirmed that the monarch has been released added that he is currently receiving medical attention at a health facility within the state following the trauma he experienced at the hands of the kidnappers. Channels Television reported that Abutu linked the release of the monarch to a combined effort of the police and local security outfits in the state.
Groom-to-be allegedly Murdered for Ritual Purposes by his Next-door Neighbor in Kwara
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Groom-to-be allegedly Murdered for Ritual Purposes by his Next-door Neighbor in Kwara

A staff of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS ) unit of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, Olokose Oluwasola Ojo, has allegedly been murdered for ritual purposes by his next-door neighbour, identified as Kazeem Mohammed, and his gang members. Vanguard reports that on Monday, March 8, the deceased who was at the peak of preparations for his wedding scheduled to hold in Akure, Ondo state on March 13, 2021, reportedly gave N350,000 to Kazeem to help him buy three cows. According to the report, Kazeem who hails from Patigi in Kwara North had previously convinced and tricked the deceased that cows are very cheap in his area. The duo had in the wee hours of March 8, travelled to Patigi with the intention of buying the three cows while the bride to be, planned t...
Before I Fled Boko Haram’s Den, Many Chibok Schoolgirls Were Pregnant – Escapee
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Before I Fled Boko Haram’s Den, Many Chibok Schoolgirls Were Pregnant – Escapee

A student of the College of Business and Management Studies in Konduga, Juliana Christopher, who was kidnapped by Boko Haram, has said she saw many Chibok girls in the insurgents’ camp. He added that many small girls were either pregnant or nursing children belonging to the insurgents. Christopher, in an interview with The PUNCH, said he spent three weeks in Boko Haram camp after the insurgents, who were dressed in military uniforms, stormed her school in Borno State and abducted her. She explained that after she and her colleagues were kidnapped by the insurgents, they took them into the forest, where she saw other victims who were pregnant and nursing babies of the Boko Haram insurgents. She said, “On reaching their camp, we met many young girls there and the whole place ...
Update: Three Women Abducted on Ibadan/Ijebu Ode Road Regain Freedom
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Update: Three Women Abducted on Ibadan/Ijebu Ode Road Regain Freedom

The three women who were kidnapped on Ibadan-Ijebu Ode Road, Oluyole Local Government Area of Oyo State, have regained their freedom. LIB reported that the women, Mrs Okeowo, Mrs Abosede Adebayo and Mrs Bola Ogunrinde., were abducted by gunmen around Onipe community on Monday, April 12. It was gathered that the victims were rescued by the police at Ogunmakin community at about 9 am on Friday, April 16. Spokesperson of the Oyo State Police Command, DSP Adewale Osifeso, who confirmed the development to Tribune, said the kidnappers released the victims due to pressure mounted by police operatives who invaded their hideout. "As a result of ceaseless, strategic and systematic utilisation of intelligence and operational assets, the tactical sweep embarked upon, as coordinated by ...
Ogun Health Workers go on Strike after Kidnapped Colleagues Regain Freedom
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Ogun Health Workers go on Strike after Kidnapped Colleagues Regain Freedom

Health workers in Ogun State have gone on strike to protest the government’s poor handling of the abduction of two colleagues. A doctor, Oladunni Odetola, and a nurse, identified as Bamgbose, were kidnapped in Ogun State and have been released. Despite their release, health workers in Ogun state have insisted on going ahead with the planned strike "until the safety of members is guaranteed." The State Chairman of NMA, Ogunlaja Oladayo confirmed the release of the kidnapped doctor and nurse after about six days in captivity. However, he told Daily Trust on Tuesday, April 13, that there is no going back on strike declared by health workers in protest against the kidnapping of their colleagues in the state. He said the health workers need to be assured of their safety and that...
Abducted Ogun Doctor, Nurse Regain Freedom
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Abducted Ogun Doctor, Nurse Regain Freedom

The Head of the General Hospital, Imeko, Dr Oladunni Odetola, who was kidnapped on Wednesday night, alongside a nurse identified as Mrs Bamgbose, has been released. DAILY POST learn that the medical personnel were released on Monday night by their abductors. It will be recalled that Odetola and the nurse were kidnapped while driving along Abeokuta-Imeko road. The kidnappers were said to have emerged from the bush at Olubo village, dragged them away, leaving their car on the road. In an attempt to rescue them, the community had mobilised 26 local vigilantes to comb the forest, but they were attacked by the kidnappers, who shot them and also burnt their two vehicles and nine motorcycles. Confirming the release of Odetola and the nurse, the Balogun Isale of Imeko, Chief Gan...
Abducted Imo Catholic Priest Regains his Freedom
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Abducted Imo Catholic Priest Regains his Freedom

The Catholic Priest and lecturer with the Imo State University, IMSU, Reverend Father Izu Marcel Onyeocha, who was kidnapped by unknown gunmen on Sunday, April 11, has regained his freedom. The clergyman regained his freedom in the early hours of today Monday, April 12. A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, Ikeokwu Orlando, states that Father Onyeocha was abducted on April 10. He said one Bissong Isa Atugu had reported to the police that on April 10 at about 7:45pm while driving in the company of Father Onyeocha from Enugu to Owerri in a Nissan Exterra SUV, their vehicle developed fault around Ihube in Okigwe LGA, and as they stepped down to check the vehicle, a group of people believed to be Fulani herdsmen emerged from the bush and inflicted matc...
Police Accuse Fulani Herdsmen of Being Behind Kidnap of Imo Priest
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Police Accuse Fulani Herdsmen of Being Behind Kidnap of Imo Priest

The Imo state police command has accused Fulani herdsmen of being behind the abduction of a Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Marcel Izu Onyeocha. The state police spokesperson, Orlando Ikeokwu said  Rev . Fr. Marcel Izu Onyeocha of Mother Theresa of Golgotha Catholic Church, World Bank Owerri was kidnapped after his vehicle developed a fault around Ihube in Okigwe LGA. Ikeokwu said the  Commissioner of Police, CP Nasiru Mohammed has activated all the tactical teams of the Command with a view to rescue the priest and possibly arrest the culprits. The statement read; “On 11/04/21, one Bissong Isa Atugu reported that on the 10/03/21, at about 7:45pm ,while driving from Enugu to Owerri with a Nissan Exterra SUV, in company of one Rev . Fr. Marcel Izu Onyeocha of Mother Theresa of Golgot...
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...
I Won’t Pay Ransom Even If My Son Is Kidnapped – El-Rufai
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I Won’t Pay Ransom Even If My Son Is Kidnapped – El-Rufai

The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-rufai, has spoken against the payment of ransom to kidnappers, saying he won’t involve in such even if his son is kidnapped. El-rufai said this during a radio interview on Friday. “I mean it and I will say it again here. Even if my son is kidnapped, I will rather pray for him to make heaven instead, because I won’t pay any ransom,” he said. The Governor also said his administration is not considering paying ransom to secure the release of the students abducted by bandits from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Kaduna, in March. According to him, the government is “absolutely not paying ransom” but considering other means to ensure the students are returned to their parents. The PUNCH reported yesterday that El-rufai said...
Decomposing Body of Kidnapped Rivers Community Chairman Found Buried in Shallow Grave
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Decomposing Body of Kidnapped Rivers Community Chairman Found Buried in Shallow Grave

Men of the Rivers State Police Command have exhumed the decomposing corpse of a kidnapped community leader, Prince Deekia. The DPO of Bori Divisional Police Station, SP Bako Angbashim on Thursday, April 8, led his team and some family members to the forest near Bonny-Andoni waterways, where the decomposing body was exhumed from a shallow grave. Prince Deekia, the Community Development Committee (CDC) Chairman of Kereken-Boue of Babbe District, Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State, was kidnapped by gunmen few weeks ago. Details surrounding the incident are still sketchy, however, it was gathered that unknown gunmen broke into the home of the CDC Chairman and whisked him away to an unknown destination.
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.
Abducted RCCG Members Regain their Freedom
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Abducted RCCG Members Regain their Freedom

Eight members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) who were kidnapped in Kaduna State have been released. The church members were abducted on the Kachia-Kafanchan highway while travelling in the church’s bus last Friday, March 26. Giving an update on his Twitter handle, the RCCG’s General Overseer, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, announced that they have been released. His tweet reads; “Today I got the exciting news that our brethren who were in captivity of kidnappers have all been released and taken to the Hospital for checkup and tests. Glory be to Jesus.”
Afaka 39: Army Releases Names Of Rescued Students
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Afaka 39: Army Releases Names Of Rescued Students

The Nigerian Army has released the names of rescued students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna who were kidnapped by bandits on 11 March 21. The recovered students, according to the Director, Army Public Relation, Brigadier General Brigadier Mohammed Yerima, are Abubakar Yakubu, Francis Paul, Obadiya Habakkuk, Amina Yusuf and Maryam Danladi. He said, “The rescued students are currently receiving medical attention in a military facility in Kaduna. “The GOC 1 Division, Maj Gen DH Ali-Keffi has commended the troops for their effort and charged them not to rest on their oars until all kidnap victims are rescued and returned to their families.” Daily Trust had earlier reported that parents of the students had neither met nor been told the identities of ...
Bandits released us on their own – Freed Kaduna student says
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Bandits released us on their own – Freed Kaduna student says

One of the students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Mando, Kaduna State who have been reunited with their families after being freed by bandits, has spoken about how they were freed. Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan who first announced the release of the students had said; “The Nigerian military has informed the Kaduna State Government that five of the many kidnapped students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Kaduna were recovered this afternoon and are presently in a military facility where they are undergoing a thorough medical check-up." Army Spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Yerima Mohammed while speaking about the "rescued" students, said the GOC 1 Division commended the troops for their "effort...
Two Policemen and an Expatriate Shot Dead as Gunmen Abduct two Chinese Engineers in Benue
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Two Policemen and an Expatriate Shot Dead as Gunmen Abduct two Chinese Engineers in Benue

Two policemen and an expatriate have been killed by unidentified gunmen who attacked them in Ukum Local government Area of Benue State on Wednesday, April 7. According to reports, the gunmen stormed Symmetry Trading Company located in Ukum area of the state and abducted two Chinese Nationals working as engineers in the company. It was in the process of kidnapping the Chinese officials that the gunmen killed the police officers Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Catherine Anene, in a statement released, said the police is currently on the trail of the kidnappers “On 7th April, 2021 at about 0730hrs, a distress call was received from Police officers posted to escort Expatriates from the above named company in Ukum Local Government Area that,...
Nigerian Troops Rescue 5 Out Of 39 Abducted Kaduna College Students
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Nigerian Troops Rescue 5 Out Of 39 Abducted Kaduna College Students

Five of the 39 kidnapped students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka Kaduna have regained freedom after 25 days in captivity. Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the development in a statement on Monday evening. He said the five students were recovered by troops of the Nigerian Army on Monday afternoon. Mr Aruwan said they were undergoing thorough medical check-up at a military facility. According to him: “The Nigerian military has informed the Kaduna State Government that five of the many kidnapped students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Kaduna were recovered this afternoon and are presently in a military facility where they are undergoing a thorough medical check-up. “The Kaduna St...
Police Rescue 13-year-old Old Girl from Kidnappers in Benue, Arrest two Suspects
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Police Rescue 13-year-old Old Girl from Kidnappers in Benue, Arrest two Suspects

Men of Benue Joint security outfit codename "Operation Zenda" have rescued a 13-year-old girl few hours after she was kidnapped by hoodlums in Kwande Local Government Area of the state. It was gathered that the girl identified as Mngusuur Iorlian was kidnapped at about 12 pm on Sunday night, April 4, from her father’s residence, located opposite NKST Church, Akpera in Adikpo. Upon the receipt of information, men of “Operation Zenda” trailed the suspects to their hideout at Mbawer community, Kwande, where they rescued the victim. One of the suspects, identified as Vershima Sunday was arrested alongside one Grace Yaaor. Four others were said to have escaped while a motorcycle used by the gang was recovered by the operatives. The commander of Operation Zenda, CSP Justin...
Kidnappers Murder Pastor after Taking N2m Ransom
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Kidnappers Murder Pastor after Taking N2m Ransom

A Lagos-based pastor, Frederick Aramuwa has been found dead after being kidnapped while travelling along the Ipele/Idoani Road in Ondo State. Aramuwa who was travelling from Lagos to his hometown, Ifira-Akoko in Ondo State had reportedly been missing since March 31. His kidnappers reportedly demanded for ?10 million ransom, which was reduced to ?2 million after negotiations. Channels Television gathered that after the ?2 million ransom was paid, it was the lifeless body of the pastor that was discovered in the forest. His remains have since been deposited in the morgue at the General Hospital, Ipe-Akoko. Ondo State Police Command, DSP Tee-Leo Ikoro who confirmed the death of the pastor said the deceased’s remains were discovered tied to a tree in the forest. Ikoro added ...
Sales Rep Fakes Own Kidnapping, Lodges in Edo hotel “to see if company would write off his N900,000 debt”
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Sales Rep Fakes Own Kidnapping, Lodges in Edo hotel “to see if company would write off his N900,000 debt”

Operatives of the Anti-kidnapping And Cybercrime Unit of the Edo State Police Command have arrested a sales representative of a popular pharmaceutical company for allegedly faking his own kidnapping . The suspect, Chikezie Precious, 25, was employed as a sales representative with the company three years ago and supplies drugs to most states in Southern Nigeria. According to Standard Gazette, Chikezie owns the company over N900,000 from drugs sales. In a move to get the company to write off his debt, the suspect went into hiding and raised a false alarm that he was kidnapped on the road. On his way back to Benin from Auchi, he dumped the company van along Ewohimi-Agbor road, left the key on the driver’s seat and took public transport to Benin City, where he lodged into a hotel....
How kidnapper abducted 16-year-old girl he met on Facebook, raped her twice daily for seven days and demanded N3 ransom from her family
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How kidnapper abducted 16-year-old girl he met on Facebook, raped her twice daily for seven days and demanded N3 ransom from her family

The Edo State Police Command has arrested a 19-year-old suspected kidnapper, Tajudeen Igikalo, who abducted a teenage girl he met on Facebook. The police operatives also rescued the victim, a 16-year-old Senior Secondary student from Benin City. It was gathered that the suspect met the teenager on Facebook in February, 2021. They chatted for one month, after which he invited her to his house at Egba on Benin-Auchi Road in Edo state                          Suspect On Thursday, 25 March 2021, the girl visited Tajudeen in Egba after school hours. To her greatest shock, the suspect allegedly kidnapped her on the spot and she spent seven days in captivity. The suspect then allegedly removed the sim card from her mobile phone and then contacted her family demanding N3 million...
#FreeRCCGMembers: Reno Omokri Speaks On Kidnapped RCCG Members
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#FreeRCCGMembers: Reno Omokri Speaks On Kidnapped RCCG Members

Following the abduction of RCCG Members in Kaduna ,Reno Omokri is stepping up efforts to ramp up pressure on the government to secure their release . He wrote: Please watch this video on the RCCG Members abducted in Kaduna. We need to act now. It tells you what you can do to help them get freed. If you were abducted by bandits and herdsmen would you not want the rest of us to work for your freedom? Please watch and help #FreeRCCGMembers
El-Rufai’s Wife, Hadiza Visits Her Farm Says Her Husband Won’t Pay Ransom If She’s Kidnapped
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El-Rufai’s Wife, Hadiza Visits Her Farm Says Her Husband Won’t Pay Ransom If She’s Kidnapped

Wife of Kaduna State governor Hadiza El-Rufai on Monday visited her farm and joked in a social media post that her husband Nasir El-Rufai had warned he would not pay a ransom if she were kidnapped. “At my farm today. Anyone thinking of ** me should not bother. The man has already warned me that he will not pay any ******,” she tweeted, preferring to have the words ‘kidnapping’ and ‘ransom’ in asterisks. Kaduna State has been enmeshed in communal clashes, attacks on communities by bandits and more recently kidnapping of students for ransom. About 39 students abducted at the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State in early March have not been released.
Lady Gaga’s Dog Walker Leaves Hospital with part of his Lung Removed over a Month after he was Shot
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Lady Gaga’s Dog Walker Leaves Hospital with part of his Lung Removed over a Month after he was Shot

Lady Gaga's dog walker has finally left the hospital after parts of his lung was removed after he was shot on duty. Ryan Fischer was walking Lady Gaga's three dogs in February when he was shot and the dogs were kidnapped. One of the dogs amended to escape and was recovered on the same day. The other two were recovered days later. Ryan was admitted to a hospital and stayed longer than anticipated due to complications with his lungs. Ryan says he was already feeling great just days after being shot and moving out of the ICU, and thought his recovery would be a simple process. Unfortunately, Ryan says one of his lungs didn't cooperate and kept collapsing and it reached a point where he was readmitted for surgery to remove portions of it. Ryan is now recovering and he sha...
Policemen Accused of Allegedly Kidnapping Traveler and Forcing him to Pay a N40k Ransom
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Policemen Accused of Allegedly Kidnapping Traveler and Forcing him to Pay a N40k Ransom

Politicial analyst, Oluyemi Fasipe has accused some policemen at Ekan Meje police station in Kwara State of allegedly kidnapping a traveler and forcing him to pay a N40k ransom. Fasipe alleged that the policemen kidnapped the Ondo State youth travelling to Ilorin and collected N40k as ransom before releasing him. It was further learnt that one Adeoba Isimioluwa Henry received the money. He tweeted; Good morning @PoliceNG_CRU, Your men at Ekan Meje @PoliceNG station in Kwara State kidnapped an Ondo State youth travelling to Ilorin and collected 40k as ransom before releasing him. One Adeoba Isimioluwa Henry received the money. I demand immediate refund, cc:@OkasanmiAjayi   The victim also corroborated the claim. He wrote; I'm Adeoba Isimioluwa the owner of the b...
We kidnapped Edo Immigration PPRO and sold her to Fulani herdsmen in Ahor forest – Member of notorious kidnap syndicate
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We kidnapped Edo Immigration PPRO and sold her to Fulani herdsmen in Ahor forest – Member of notorious kidnap syndicate

Innocent Emonyon and his fulani accomplices The Edo State Police Command has arrested one Innocent Emonyon, a member of the notorious kidnap syndicate that abducted the PPRO of Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) in the state, Mrs Bridget Esene. Two Fulani herdsmen identified as Baguba Usman and Yusuf Ismaila, were also arrested in connection with the abduction of Mrs Esene and other victims. It was gathered that the kidnappers, said to be from the Southern part of Nigeria allegedly kidnapped people in Benin metropolis and sell them to Fulani herders in Ahor forest near Benin. LIB reported that the PPRO was abducted around Iqueniro area off Agbor Road, on Sunday morning, January 24, on her way to church in Benin City. After her release, Esene narrated how she was abducted by...
8 RCCG Members allegedly Kidnapped in Kaduna
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8 RCCG Members allegedly Kidnapped in Kaduna

Eight members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) have reportedly been kidnapped by bandits in Kaduna State. They were reportedly abducted on Friday evening, March 26 while on transit along Kachia Road in the southern part of the state. Leader of the men’s fellowship of the church in the province, Elder Adaji told Channels Television that the abducted persons were on their way to Kachia for an evangelical outreach programme before their bus was ambushed by the bandits. It was gathered that the victims were transferred to another vehicle by the bandits who zoomed off to an unknown location, leaving behind the church bus. Former senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani who confirmed the incident tweeted; The report of the Kidnapping of RCCG members along Ka...
8 RCCG Members And 39 Students Kidnapped In Kaduna Still In Captivity
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8 RCCG Members And 39 Students Kidnapped In Kaduna Still In Captivity

Amid continued confinement of 39 students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna State 17 days after they were abducted by armed bandits, no fewer than 8 members of Redeemed Christian Church of God, Region 30, Trinity Sanctuary, Kaduna, were on Friday abducted by gunmen. MCI gathered the victims were on the church bus travelling for a programme when they were attacked. A Facebook user, Eje Faraday, around 7pm broke the news on his page with a picture of the white vehicle. “All passengers in this bus were just kidnapped along Kachia Road, 63 km from Kaduna,” he wrote. A credible source and official of the church confirmed the report. He said, “They were 8 in the bus. They were going to Kachia in preparation for the Let’s Go a Fishing Easter programme. Gunmen took...
Father of One of the Students Kidnapped from Kaduna School Dies from Heart attack
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Father of One of the Students Kidnapped from Kaduna School Dies from Heart attack

Ibrahim Shamaki, father of one of the students kidnapped from Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation in Afaka, Kaduna state is reportedly dead. Channels Television reported that Ibrahim who is the father of Fatima Shamaki, one of the girls with hijab seen in the video that was released by bandits, died of heart attack after he fell ill shortly after he was told of his daughter’s abduction . Family sources said he died on Friday evening, March 26, when relatives were about to take him to a hospital for further medical treatment. This comes as Fatima Shamaki and the other abducted students prepare to spend their 15th night in the captivity of the bandits.
Negotiate With Bandits To Release Our Children – Parents Of Afaka Students To El-Rufai
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Negotiate With Bandits To Release Our Children – Parents Of Afaka Students To El-Rufai

The Governor of Kadunna state, Nasir el-Rufai, has been asked to negotiate with bandits to release the kidnapped Afaka students. Sani Friday, a parent of two of the abducted students and a representative of the parents of the kidnapped Afaka students, disclosed this in an interview with ChannelTv on Thursday. According to him: “It is the same state government which some time ago told the entire Kaduna state that if it cost him paying bandits to stop killing the citizens of Kaduna state, he will pay them. But that statement was about a year or two ago. “One of the fears we have is if the government feels they can use force to bring out these children, it will be a disastrous move because these bandits are well-equipped. They may decide to eliminate the children if they discover...
Army Denies Killing Woman During Protest in Southern Kaduna
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Army Denies Killing Woman During Protest in Southern Kaduna

The Nigerian army has denied killing a woman during a protest at Gon Gora, Zango Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State. Ibrahim Shittu, Media Officer of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) described the claim as "malicious and false". Shittu said the woman was hit by a stray bullet during another violent protest staged by a group of women in the community. He said; “To set the record straight, on March 5, following a reported case of the destruction of a farmland belonging to one Mr Ibrahim Amako by a group of herders numbering five, the Secretary to the District Head of Gon Gora, Mr Ayuba Bungon, intervened in the case where he facilitated the payment of the N300,000 compensation to appease the victim. “On March 6, at about 6:55 p.m. while on routine patrol, our troops were...
Obiano Gives Families Of Slain Police Officers ₦1 Million Each
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Obiano Gives Families Of Slain Police Officers ₦1 Million Each

Families of seventeen security officials who were victims of the recent unfortunate incidents in some parts of Anambra state in the last six months, have recieved sympathy and aid from the state government. They were given cash donation of one million naira each. Governor Willie Obiano who performed the function at the Governor's Lodge, Onitsha, also compensated the family of the late President General of Omor community, Barrister Francis Onwuachi who was kidnapped and murdered. While eleven police officers were killed, four naval personnel were killed, as well as two murdered personnel of the Nigeria Correctional Service. Governor Obiano who expressed optimism that the aid will provide relief to the family members of the officers who fell in the line of duty, explained tha...
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...
Cross River NLC Chairman kidnapped
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Cross River NLC Chairman kidnapped

Chairman of Cross River state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Ben Ukpekpi has been reportedly kidnapped. Ukpekpi was kidnapped while standing in front of his house at CROSPIL Estate, Akpabuyo, in the outskirt of Calabar with his wife around 8pm on Sunday March 21. It was gathered that they took him through the river at the bridge head at Atimbo, while his son got into another car and chased after them. The Nation reported that they shot at the tyres of the car the NLC Chairman's son drove, bursting them. This is reportedly the second time Comrade Ukpekpi would be kidnapped in front of his house after the first incident in December 2019.
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....
Kidnapped UNIPORT lecturer regains freedom
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Kidnapped UNIPORT lecturer regains freedom

A lecturer with the Department of Linguistics and Communication Studies, University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT), Dr Joe Ayuwo, who was kidnapped by gunmen last month has regained his freedom.   It will be recalled that Dr. Ayuwo was kidnapped on February 21, 2021, while returning from a function in Andoni local government area of Rivers State.   The university don was kidnapped on the same day as his traditional ruler, King Aaron Ikuru, King of Ikuru Town and Chairman Andoni Council of Traditional Rulers in Andoni LGA.   Spokesperson of the Rivers State Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni, who confirmed the development on Tuesday March 16, said the victim was rescued on Monday, March 15 and is currently receiving medical attention.   Omoni said his relea...
Troops foil attempted kidnap of four women in Kaduna, neutralize two bandits
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Troops foil attempted kidnap of four women in Kaduna, neutralize two bandits

Troops of Operation Thunder Strike have neutralized two bandits at "Five-Thirty" village in Chikun local government area of Kaduna state. The State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, March 16, said the armed bandits attempted to kidnap four women from the village. The troops responded to a distress call and mobilized swiftly to the area to engage the bandits. Following a gunfight, the bandits abandoned the captives who were then able to escape. After the skirmish, the corpses of two bandits were recovered, with the others having escaped with possible gunshot wounds. One soldier sustained a bullet injury to the face during the exchange, and is recuperating in hospital. Aruwan said Governor Nasi...

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