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    Gunmen kidnap RCCG pastor in Lafia

Gunmen kidnap RCCG pastor in Lafia

John Egla, a pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), has been kidnapped by gunmen in Lafia, Nasarawa state capital.Nansel Ramhan, spokesman of the state police command, confirmed the incident.Ramhan said Egla was abducted at his residence in Shabu community on the outskirts of the state.He said the divisional police officer of Shabu reported hearing sporadic gunshots about 1:16am [...]

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    Gunmen kidnap nine persons in Abuja 

Gunmen kidnap nine persons in Abuja 

Nine persons, including a 12-year-old boy, have been kidnapped in Pegi, a community in Kuje area council, Abuja.Gunmen, wearing military fatigues raided the community,  on Monday night.In a statement issued on Tuesday, Anjuguri Manzah, FCT police spokesman, said the police are making effort to rescue the kidnap victims whose identities are not known as of the time of filing this [...]

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    Gunmen kidnap professor, kill brother in Yola

Gunmen kidnap professor, kill brother in Yola

Gunmen have Kidnapped Adamu Zata, a professor of soil science at Modibbo Adama University of Technology (MAUTECH), Yola, Adamawa state.Suleiman Nguroje, spokesman of the state police command, confirmed the incident on Monday.Nguroje said the kidnappers killed the professor's younger brother, Sheda Zata, a veterinary doctor.He said the incident took place about 2:00am while the professor and members of his family [...]

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    ’13 abducted’ as gunmen raid Kaduna communities

’13 abducted’ as gunmen raid Kaduna communities

Gunmen attacked two communities in Kaduna state between Saturday and Monday, abducting 13 people.The communities - Begiwa-Kaso and Dutse - are located along the Abuja-Kaduna expressway.A community leader in Begiwa-Kaso told TheCable that the gunmen attacked his village around 11pm.He said they came in "large numbers" and shot sporadically which made villagers run to safety.“They came at about 10:00pm on Saturday [...]

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    Police rescue four kidnapped passengers in Osun

Police rescue four kidnapped passengers in Osun

The Osun state police command says it has rescued four passengers who were kidnapped by gunmen on Sunday in the state.The gunmen were said to have attacked a commercial bus in Ajeoku village, Obokun local government area of the state, abducting some passengers.Speaking with TheCable on Monday, Sade Odoro, the police spokesperson, said the police have rescued four of the [...]

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    Two travellers shot dead in Plateau

Two travellers shot dead in Plateau

Two persons were killed by gunmen at Fanlo and Nding villages in Barkin Ladi local government area of Plateau state on Sunday.Terna Tyopev, spokesman of the state police command, confirmed the killings on Monday.He said the victims were travelling when they were attacked. He added that five people also sustained serious injuries during the attack.“Yesterday at about 8pm, our Barkin Ladi [...]

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    PDP national youth leader kidnapped on his farm in Enugu

PDP national youth leader kidnapped on his farm in Enugu

Some gunmen have kidnapped Udeh Okoye, national youth leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).He was on his farm at Ohumagu, Agbaogwugwu area of Enugu state on Monday, when he was kidnapped at gunpoint.Ebere Amaraizu, Enugu state police spokesman, confirmed this to TheCable on Tuesday.''The unfortunate incident happened around his farm in Ohumagu. His abductors are believed to be wearing [...]

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    Five shot dead, houses burnt as southern Kaduna boils again

Five shot dead, houses burnt as southern Kaduna boils again

At least five persons have been shot dead and many houses burnt in an attack in Kaura local government area of Kaduna state.Bege Katuka, interim management committee chairman of the local government, confirmed the incident in Kafanchan on Friday.Katuka said the attackers stormed the village around 4pm on Thursday.“Five persons were killed, while two others are still missing. A number [...]

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    Gunmen invade Sokoto village, abduct lawmaker 

Gunmen invade Sokoto village, abduct lawmaker 

Aminu Bodai, a member of Sokoto state house of assembly, has been kidnapped.Muhammad Abubakar, spokesman of the state police command, disclosed this to TheCable on Thursday.He said gunmen stormed the lawmaker’s residence in Denge Shuni local government and whisked him away in the early hours of the day.“At about 1:30am today, we received an information at Denge Shuni division that [...]

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    Gunmen abduct Benue College of Education provost

Gunmen abduct Benue College of Education provost

The Benue state police command has announced the abduction of Tsavwua Gborigyo, provost of the College of Education, Katsina-Ala.Catherine Anene, the state police public relations officer, confirmed the incident on Monday.Anene said the provost was abducted during the weekend at Ihugh in Vandiekya area of the state while returning from a burial.She said no contact had been established with the [...]

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    Market leader shot dead in Benue

Market leader shot dead in Benue

Tavershima Achinge, chairman of  Zaki Biam yam market association in Ukum local government of Benue state, has been killed.Catherine Anene, public relations officer of the police in the state, disclosed this in Makurdi, the state capital, on Tuesday.She said Achinge was shot dead on Monday evening, adding that the incident was reported on Tuesday through the Ukum divisional police station.The entire [...]

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    Gunmen kill Miyetti Allah leader in Adamawa

Gunmen kill Miyetti Allah leader in Adamawa

Some unidentified gunmen have killed Saidu Kolaku, a leader of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) in Adamawa state.The assailants were said to have invaded his home on Saturday at Sabon Pegi in Mayo Belwa local government area in the state and shot him dead.Prior to his death, Kolaku was the zonal vice-chairman of the MACBAN (Adamawa [...]

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    Gunmen abduct varsity lecturer in Kaduna

Gunmen abduct varsity lecturer in Kaduna

Abubakar Idris, a lecturer with the Federal University, Dutsinma in Katsina, has been abducted by gunmen.Yakubu Sabo, a spokesperson of the state police command, said the lecturer was abducted on Friday in his residence in Kaduna metropolis.Sabo said the Barnawa police division informed the command that two unknown persons gained entrance to Idris' apartment to whisk him away.According to him, [...]

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    Pregnant officer shot dead as gunmen raid Bayelsa police station

Pregnant officer shot dead as gunmen raid Bayelsa police station

Suspected gunmen have reportedly invaded a police station in Bayelsa, killing four officers, including a pregnant policewoman.According to PUNCH, suspected hoodlums invaded the station in Agudama community of Yenagoa local government area in the early hours of Monday, opening fire on the officers.Also said to have been killed was the divisional police officer (DPO) and two other policemen who were on [...]

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    Achieving peace in Niger Delta without military fire

Achieving peace in Niger Delta without military fire

BY TOPE JAMESIt has been peace in the Niger Delta without much of military fire since Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai was appointed Chief of Army Staff, COAS, by President Muhammadu Buhari in July 2015. The incessant clashes between military and communities in the region that hitherto dominated media space has disappeared with his emergence as COAS. Though there were few [...]

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    Gunmen abduct Niger Delta varsity lecturer’s wife

Gunmen abduct Niger Delta varsity lecturer’s wife

Some unidentified gunmen have abducted the wife of a lecturer with the Niger Delta University (NDU) at Gbarantoru community in Yenagoa.Sources in the community told NAN that the incident occurred in the early hours of Sunday and that the gunmen fired sporadic shots to announce their arrival.The gunmen reportedly entered the community through River Nun in a speedboat boat and headed [...]

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