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Abducted Kogi ex-provost dies during rescue operation
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Abducted Kogi ex-provost dies during rescue operation

A former provost of the College of Education Technical Kabba, Chief Julius Oshadumo, has died 10 days after he was abducted at a church service in Kabba, Kogi State. Punch reports that the 78-year-old former Provost was killed during a rescue operation. Oshadumo was among those abducted from ECWA Church in Okedayo-Kabba together with a 70-year-old worshipper on September 26 during a church service. The kidnappers had demanded a ransom of ten million naira for the former Provost who was said to be asthmatic. However, two million naira was offered for his release. Oshadumo was said to have died when vigilantes attempted to rescue him and others abducted in a forest around the Ogori area of the state. He was said to have been hit by a bullet during an exchange of fire between vig...
Kogi: 11 bandits neutralized, victims rescued
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Kogi: 11 bandits neutralized, victims rescued

No fewer than 11 bandits have been neutralized in Kogi State by vigilantes. The bandits were neutralized in Koton Karfe Local Government Area of the state. Onogwu Muhammed, the Chief Press Secretary to the State Governor, Yahaya Bello, disclosed this in a statement, NAN reports. Muhammed said security operatives acting on intelligence also apprehended an officer of the Nigeria Civil Defence Corps (NCDC), Insp. Abdullahi Saidu, who alongside a friend supplies the criminals with weapons. Muhammed added that the NCDC officer is also alleged to be giving security information to the criminals to undertake their heinous crimes. “A group of bandits terrorising some parts of Koton Karfe Local Government Area of Kogi State have met their waterloo. “As officers of the State’s Vigil...
Three abducted persons rescued by Kwara police
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Three abducted persons rescued by Kwara police

The Kwara State Police Command has rescued three persons abducted on Monday by kidnappers. They were abducted at Elefo farm in Tafatafa village, Asa Local Government Area of the state at about 3.30pm. Spokesman of the state police command, Mr Okasanmi Ajayi, who announced the development, in a statement in Ilorin on Thursday, said the concerted efforts invested in the search and rescue of the kidnapped victims yielded fruitful results. He gave the names of the freed captives comprising one female and two males as Devine Favour (m), Tosin Arogundade (m) and Mariam Salihu (f), all of Elefo farm in Asa local government area. Okasanmi, disclosed that they were ” rescued unhurt and released to their families, through the collaborative efforts of the police, vigilantes, local hunters...
Police arrest three suspected kidnappers, rescue victim, recover two AK47 rifles in Delta
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Police arrest three suspected kidnappers, rescue victim, recover two AK47 rifles in Delta

A joint team of police in collaboration with vigilantes have arrested three suspected kidnappers just as they rescued an abducted victim. The suspects include, Joel Akatakpo, 28y, Eseoghene Ogbogbo, 36 and Telneson Juma, 30. The Police also recovered two AK-47 rifles with breach Nos. 04174 and 30746, with NPF inscription written on it, forty-two (42) live ammunition loaded in five magazines from the suspects. They were arrested at different locations by the Police following a case of kidnap reported by one Gloria Edowhouoro Ekpuda ‘f’ at Otu-Jeremi Division in Ughelli South Local Government Area. The police intercepted the kidnappers who quickly reversed and sped off. The first suspect, one Joel Akatakpo ‘m’ 28yrs was chased and arrested. The Delta State Commissioner of P...
Suspected thief Nabbed for allegedly Stealing Generators in Kano
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Suspected thief Nabbed for allegedly Stealing Generators in Kano

A suspected thief has been arrested in Kano after he allegedly entered a shop through a broken wall to steal generators. The suspect identified as Khamisu Salisu Sulaiman was nabbed by vigilantes in Tarauni Local Government Area of the state on Wednesday, August 4, while coming out of the generator repair shop with the stolen items.
Bandits Break into Zamfara Hospital
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Bandits Break into Zamfara Hospital

The General Hospital at Dansadau, Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State was on Friday July 30, invaded by bandits. Daily Trust reported that a nurse and caregiver were abducted by the bandits who reportedly headed to the outpatient ward during the attack. An eyewitness said;   “When they couldn’t find anybody there, they starting going from one ward to another. A nurse and a caregiver were abducted. They then moved to staff quarters looking for doctors and nurses but could not find any. “The armed criminals had earlier attempted to attack Maigoge, a community located six kilometres north of Dansadau town. “But when they laid siege to the community, the vigilantes otherwise known as Yan Sakai firmly defended the village. The v...
Kidnapper Nabbed as Police and DSS Rescue 11 Bwari Residents
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Kidnapper Nabbed as Police and DSS Rescue 11 Bwari Residents

11 persons who were recently abducted along Bwari Axis and held hostage at an unknown location by gunmen have been rescued by a joint security operation led by the Police Command of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. The police tactical squad, operatives of the Department of State Security Service (DSS) raided the criminals’ hideout on Wednesday May 26, following actionable intelligence. Members of local vigilantes and hunters also provided useful information and support in the operation. One of the kidnappers was arrested by the police squad and efforts to apprehend others are ongoing.
Bandits kill 4 vigilantes in Kaduna
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Bandits kill 4 vigilantes in Kaduna

Four vigilantes were reportedly killed by armed bandits in Rafin Tukurwa village, close to Dogon Dawa in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Tuesday afternoon, May 11. Daily Trust reported that the vigilantes were ambushed by 2pm while on their way to Rafin Tukurwa after receiving a distress call from the villagers that bandits had attacked the area to rustle cows. Ibrahim Hassan, a resident of the community told the publication that the bandits killed Aliyu Ibrahim, the very popular secretary of the vigilante group in Dogon Dawa while others were Bara’u Khalid, Alhaji Bukar and Malam Dauda died in the hospital from gunshot injuries. Hassan said Aliyu, Bara’u and Bukar were buried together while Dauda was later buried in the evening when his corpse was retrie...
Bloodbath In Zamfara As Vigilantes Storm Market, Execute Bandits
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Bloodbath In Zamfara As Vigilantes Storm Market, Execute Bandits

THERE was bloodbath in Zamfara State on Friday as some vigilantes stormed Dansadau market in Maru Local Government Area and killed scores of suspected bandits in an execution-style manner. It was gathered that the vigilantes from Ruwan Tofa and other neighbouring communities carried out the massacre to avenge the killing of three farmers in the area. A trader who witnessed the incident, Bilyaminu Dansadau, stated that because of the development, many traders had deserted the livestock and grains market. “From where I was standing, I could see the bodies of the slain bandits in almost every corner of the market. “As I am talking to you, I am right inside my house. My house is close to the market. We are afraid of the consequences that might follow. In fact, some people have ...
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...
Two Killed As Herdsmen Attack Amotekun Corps, Vigilantes In Oyo
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Two Killed As Herdsmen Attack Amotekun Corps, Vigilantes In Oyo

TWO persons were said to have been killed during a fight between Fulani and Yoruba at Aba Abugudu Market in the Atisbo Local Government Area of Oyo State. Also, two members of the Oyo State Security Network Agency known as Amotekun and a vigilante were injured following the fight with happened on Monday. The cause of the fight is still sketchy as of the time of filing this report on Wednesday. Sources told our correspondent that the Amotekun men were trying to break the fight when a Fulani man drew out his cutlass and attacked the three security agents, inflicting varying degrees of injuries on them. The names of the injured Amotekun men were given as Michael Oguntade and Yekini Tijani, while the vigilante who was also reportedly injured and the two Amotekun were said to ha...
Herdsmen Carrying Guns On Social Media Are Photoshopped – Miyetti Allah
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Herdsmen Carrying Guns On Social Media Are Photoshopped – Miyetti Allah

The National President of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Bello Abdullahi Bodejo has declared that the pictures of herdsmen bearing guns and other weapons in the social media are usually photoshopped. In his opinion, Fulani herders are mostly uneducated and consequently have no skills to operate guns. In an interview with VINCENT KALU, the Miyetti Allah leader noted: “The people alleging this just want to create problems in Nigeria. A Fulani who is not educated; didn’t go to school, how will he know how to operate gun? The people carrying guns are the Amotekun and other vigilantes being created here and there. Herdsmen are not carrying any guns; they are just rearing their cows with their sticks.” He called on Christian pastors to join Sheikh Abubakar Ahmad Gumi, the famous Isla...
No Ransom Was Paid to Rescue Kagara Students – Niger state Governor, Abubakar Bello says
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No Ransom Was Paid to Rescue Kagara Students – Niger state Governor, Abubakar Bello says

The governor of Niger State, Abubakar Bello, has said that no ransom was paid to secure the release of the Kagara schoolboys and their teachers from their abductors. Bandits dressed in military uniform stormed the Government Science College Kagara on February 17 and abducted 27 students, three teachers and 12 members of their family. All were released on Saturday February 27. Speaking to journalists after receiving the students in his office, the governor said; “There was no ransom. We, however, incurred a lot of logistics because we had to involve so many groups even the logistics to bring them, and to settle the stakeholders. I’m referring to security agencies, our local vigilantes, our traditional rulers and other stakeholders” he said
Bandits Kill Two bBothers in Kaduna
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Bandits Kill Two bBothers in Kaduna

Two brothers have been killed by bandits that attacked Gidan Maikudi hamlet, a herders' settlement in Kerawa ward of Igabi local government area on Thursday February 4. According to a statement by Samuel Aruwan, the Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, the deceased brothers are identified as Maikudu Husaini who died on the spot during the attack, and Nafiu Husaini who died from gunshot wounds after he was rushed to the hospital. The statement adds that local vigilantes in the community mobilized to repel the attack, and in the ensuing gunfight, beat back the bandits who withdrew with several casualties
Young Man Shot Dead in Anambra
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Young Man Shot Dead in Anambra

A young man identified as Victor Egbubie aka Cartel has been allegedly shot dead in Onitsha, Anambra state. Details are sketchy, however, it was gathered that the incident happened on Friday, January 29. According to one of the friends, Queen Shantel, he was allegedly killed by vigilantes. Meanwhile, friends have taken to Facebook to mourn the deceased. They kept repeating phrases like "I get no Joy, No joy, blood for blood" . One OGSweetin wrote: "Rip cartel m....Bloodline m.....Blood me personal no say you no get joy for that side you day like this......Victor your death pain me a lot the first time i heard the bad new i think is rumor but i went there and saw it with my two eyes... Blood i have nothing much to say than to pray hard and beast your spirit to concer all...
Nigerian Army has no Right to Declare any Citizen Wanted- Court rules
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Nigerian Army has no Right to Declare any Citizen Wanted- Court rules

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja has ruled that the Nigerian army has no powers to declare any citizen wanted. She gave the ruling today July 13 while delivering judgement in a suit filed by a Nigerian activist in diaspora, Issa Perry Brimah against the Nigerian Army. Brimah filed the lawsuit after the Nigerian Army in January 2019, said it was working with INTERPOL to declare him wanted for raising funds for troops and vigilantes fighting Boko Haram insurgents in the north-east. Brimah had launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds to provide food for the soldiers prosecuting the war against insurgents in the North East. The Nigerian Army however kicked against his gesture, describing it as a fraudulent venture he, Brimah, embarked upon to “ostensibly...
Borno State Government Recruits 12,735 Hunters, Vigilantes To Fight Insecurity
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Borno State Government Recruits 12,735 Hunters, Vigilantes To Fight Insecurity

Borno State Government has recruited 12,735 hunters and vigilantes as members of Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) to help fight insecurity in the state. Alhaji Sugun Mai-Mele, the state Commissioner for Local Government and Emirate Affairs, made this known on Saturday while briefing newsmen on activities and achievements of the ministry within the past one year. Mai-Mele revealed that N131.9 million would be spent monthly in paying the recruits to enhance security in the 25 local government areas of the state. “The initiative was geared toward return of peace at the local government level. This measure is aimed at providing complementary services to the security operatives and subsequently building the confidence of the populace." “The state has also sought the engagement o...
Herdsmen Invade Farms in Delta, Chase Out Farmers
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Herdsmen Invade Farms in Delta, Chase Out Farmers

  SECRETARY to the Delta State Government, SSG, Mr Chiedu Ebie, yesterday said the state government would soon set up a joint security task force as part of its efforts to tackle the growing insecurity occasioned by the incessant kidnappings, killings and maiming of Deltans by armed suspected herdsmen. This came as about onehundred farmers have fled their camp (residential area) in Ibusa, Oshimili Local Government Area of the state, following invasion of their farms by suspected armed herdsmen, who attacked them. Some fleeing farmers told Vanguard that armed herdsmen invaded their farms with their cattle and pounce on them, forcing them to run for their lives. Meanwhile, briefing newsmen in Asaba, Ebie said the state government was worried about the situation and express...
16 Family Members Were Burnt Alive In Kaduna Attack
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16 Family Members Were Burnt Alive In Kaduna Attack

According to NewTelegraph, armed bandits have reportedly killed 21, including 16 members of the same family in an attack in Kaduna. The act came as a revenge attack by criminal gangs on the village of Bakali. This was disclosed by residents on February 13. Gunmen on motorcycles had raided the village of Bakali in Kaduna State on Tuesday. They shot sporadically and set homes and vehicles on fire. The attackers were said to be on a mission to avenge a raid on their hideout by local vigilantes. A community leader in Bakali, Sani Nuhu, who confirmed this to journalists, said the attackers killed 21 people. Furthermore, residents revealed that the assailants burnt 16 members of the same family alive; including six children. Also, five members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (JT...
Herdsmen Convert Ondo Govt Forest Reserve Into Militia Camp
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Herdsmen Convert Ondo Govt Forest Reserve Into Militia Camp

Fresh facts emerged on Saturday that herdsmen have converted the Ondo Government reserve located in the Odigbo Local Government Area into a militia camp. This indication buttressed the widespread claim that killers of Mrs Funke Olakunrin, 58-year-old daughter of the leader of pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, Chief Reuben Fasoranti, were herdsmen who sneaked out of the reserve to rain bullets on the vehicle she was travelling in. Olakunrin was killed on Friday as the gunmen ambushed vehicles on the highway and abducted some commuters. Her maid reportedly sustained some gunshot injuries during the attack. Killers of Fasoranti’s daughter have their base in the forest, say villagers A former senator who represented Ondo South Senatorial District at the Senate, Bol...
Police Arrest 6 Suspected Robbers In Military Uniforms In Osun
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Police Arrest 6 Suspected Robbers In Military Uniforms In Osun

Police operatives in Osun State have apprehended six suspected highway robbers all putting in military camouflage uniforms operating along Ife-Ilesa Expressway in the state. The state Commissioner of Police, while parading the suspected robbers at the command headquarters in Osogbo on Wednesday, said the suspects were arrested at the scene of the robbery operation by his men with the aid of local vigilantes on Monday night. Adeoye said two other suspected highway robbers who planted spikes on the roads to puncture vehicle tyres in order to rob motorists and passengers were equally arrested. The suspected robbers, who made use of carved wood as guns for their operations, usually come from Lagos to operate in Osun and always returned to base. A suspect,Yekini Kareem, 62, who ...
Oh No! See What Happened After Soldiers Infiltrated Boko Haram Camp In Borno
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Oh No! See What Happened After Soldiers Infiltrated Boko Haram Camp In Borno

Boko Haram terrorists were dealt a terrible blow yesterday after gallant troops infiltrated their camps in Borno. The Boko Haram terrorists after they were captured Gallant troops of 22 Brigade Garrison Dikwa supported by vigilantes, on deliberate offensive patrol, infiltrated a Boko Haram terrorists camp at Kaltunbare in Borno State on Wednesday, 10th October 2018. During the encounter 3 terrorists were neutralised while others escaped with gunshot wounds. Two minors were also rescued. The Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen TY Buratai has commended the gallant troops and urged them to continue carrying out raids, deliberate patrols and attacks to decimate the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists in the North East.
Boko Haram Bomb Expert, Adamu Hassan Intercepted During ‘Stop & Search Operation
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Boko Haram Bomb Expert, Adamu Hassan Intercepted During ‘Stop & Search Operation

Combined Operatives of Operation Lafiya Dole and the Department of State Service conducting Counter Terrorism Operations in north eastern Nigeria have arrested a Boko Haram terrorist who specializes in making Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) for the terrorists group. Adamu Hassan aka Baale was nabbed by the operatives at Kaltungo in Gombe State during a Stop and Search Operation along Bauchi – Gombe road. In a separate operation, troops of operation Lafiya Dole in a joint operation with Vigilantes on Monday evening busted a raid operation by elements of the Boko Haram terrorists rummaging for food and logistics at Kudiye community , along Dikwa – Gulumbagana Road. The four man raid team was intercepted by troops following a tip- off that the insurgents were on their way to loot the co...
Drama As Vigilantes Prevent SARS From Arresting Dino Melaye At Buba Jubril’s Fidau Prayer
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Drama As Vigilantes Prevent SARS From Arresting Dino Melaye At Buba Jubril’s Fidau Prayer

There was mild drama, yesterday, at 8th fidau prayers for late Deputy Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Buba Jubril, in Lokoja, Kogi State, as operatives of Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, failed to arrest the senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, who was at the event. The Police had a few days ago, declared the senator wanted over his implication in handing over illegal weapons to some kidnappers who claimed to be his thugs. The SARS’ operatives had stormed Kabawa Primary School, Lokoja, venue of the fidau prayers, in efforts to arrest Senator Melaye but were awe-struck as local vigilante men encircled him and made it impossible for the SARS operatives to get close to him. Melaye actually stole the show on the occasion, raising his two fingers to ackn...
Oyinbo Man And His Family Attacked By Armed Robbers In Sapele, Delta State
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Oyinbo Man And His Family Attacked By Armed Robbers In Sapele, Delta State

Whiteman from Spain living with his family in Delta state has been dealt with mercilessly by armed robbers who attacked them two days ago. Notorious armed robbers have destroyed properties worth millions of naira after they attacked the home of a White man from Spain living with his family members in Sapele area of Delta state. Narrating the incident, Sapele Oghenek wrote: Quote "Hoodlums came to my mum's Residence destroy properties shot and injured my mum and her Husband as well as my Brother. This happened in Sapele Delta state Nigeria on the 25th of March 2018 they operated for close to 3hours without response from police or vigilantes from 12:00AM to 3:30AM. They came with guns cutlasses and iron cutter which they used on the burglary proof. What gave them tough time was th...
Photos Of Suspected Badoo Cult Members Arrested By Vigilantes In Lagos
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Photos Of Suspected Badoo Cult Members Arrested By Vigilantes In Lagos

Some group of suspected Badoo cultists who have been terrorizing residents of a Lagos community have been arrested yesterday at Magbon Alade, Ibeju-Lekki area of Lagos State. The suspected cultists were handcuffed and bundled into a car before they were handed over to the Nigerian Police, Akodo Division Tuesday afternoon by a local security outfit. Various items were said to have been recovered from the suspects.  
Boko Haram Terrorist ‘Pepper’ Arrested By Soldiers
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Boko Haram Terrorist ‘Pepper’ Arrested By Soldiers

On Sunday 14th May 2017, troops of 233 Battalion, 27 Task Force Brigade, Nigerian Army, stationed at Forward Operation Base Potiskum in conjunction with vigilantes, arrested a suspected notorious Boko Haram terrorist, Abubakar Adamu, aged 35 years, popularly called "Pepper" around New Prison area, Potiskum, Potiskum Local Government Area (LGA) of Yobe State. Preliminary investigation shows that the suspected terrorist hailed from Yerimara village, Potiskum LGA and that he has participated in carrying out attacks and other terrorists activities in the north east. Investigation is still ongoing. In a related development, combined troops of 231 and 331 Battalions foiled an armed robbery attempt at Chanchara village, Shani LGA. They recovered an AK-47 Rifle, Machetes and ammunition. B...
Lil Wayne Says He Feels No Connection To The #BlackLivesMatter Movement
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Lil Wayne Says He Feels No Connection To The #BlackLivesMatter Movement

US rapper Lil Wayne caused an outrage on social media after he gave a shocking reply during a Nightline interview, saying he feels no connection to the #BlackLivesMatter, a liberation movement, a call to action and a response to the anti-Black racism that permeates the society and extrajudicial killings of Black people by police and vigilantes. #PressPlay #LilWayne speaks on #BlackLivesMatter ? Thoughts? A video posted by HOLLYWOOD UNLOCKED (@hollywoodunlocked) on Nov 1, 2016 at 7:36pm PDT

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