Wednesday, March 18, 2020

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    Driver shot dead as gunmen abduct three UTME candidates, baby in Kaduna

Driver shot dead as gunmen abduct three UTME candidates, baby in Kaduna

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    ICYMI: Gunmen kidnap five female students, teacher in Niger

ICYMI: Gunmen kidnap five female students, teacher in Niger

The Niger state police command says it is on the trail of the gunmen who abducted five female students from Tular Academy, a private boarding school in Moruba, Mariga local government area of the state. A teacher and two security guards said to be on duty were also kidnapped. Adamu Usman, the state police commissioner who led a combined team of police [...]

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    Two killed as gunmen abduct teenage girl in Kaduna

Two killed as gunmen abduct teenage girl in Kaduna

Two people were killed while a 13-year-old girl was abducted by gunmen in Kaduna on Thursday. The gunmen were said to have invaded  Angwan Alkali, Mararaban Rido area, a suburb of Kaduna metropolis around 1am. They reportedly headed for the resident of a prison warder and killed him. However, while the assailants were breaking into the warder’s house, a neighbour was said to [...]

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    Over 30 killed as ‘bandits’ raid two villages in Katsina

Over 30 killed as ‘bandits’ raid two villages in Katsina

More than 30 persons were killed after suspected bandits raided villages in Batsari local government area of Katsina state. Gambo Isah, police public relations officer (PPRO) of the state, who confirmed the incident, said that the victims were killed in Tsauwa and Dankar villages in the area. Isah said gunmen stormed the two villages on motorcycles and opened fire on residents. He said [...]

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    Man shot dead in fresh Plateau attack

Man shot dead in fresh Plateau attack

A resident of Bokkos local government area of Plateau state has been killed in the latest wave of violence in the state. Abuh Gabriel, spokesman of the Plateau police command, confirmed the incident on Monday. Gabriel said the attack was carried out on Ruboi and Marish communities on Monday morning. He, however, said security forces had been deployed in the communities while "calm had [...]

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    Gunmen kidnap 17-year-old student in FCT

Gunmen kidnap 17-year-old student in FCT

Gunmen have kidnapped Gift Abiikor, a 17-year-old student of Federal Government College (FGC), Rubochi, Abuja. Abiikor was said to be sleeping in the residence of one Ahmed Adamu when the gunmen broke in about 1 am and kidnapped him on Tuesday. Adamu was said to have reported the incident to the police. In a statement on Tuesday, Anjuguri Manzah, spokesman of the FCT [...]

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    Gunmen abduct INEC official, seize election materials in Cross River

Gunmen abduct INEC official, seize election materials in Cross River

Gunmen have abducted an ad hoc staff member of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Cross River state. The electoral official, whose identity is yet to be confirmed, was abducted while conveying election materials for the rerun in Abi constituency on Saturday. Mohammed Lecky, commissioner in charge of south-south, confirmed the victim was the state's presiding officer (SPO) for the poll. Lecky told [...]

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    Gunmen ‘kill 35’ in Kaduna, demand ‘N100m ransom’ for 58 victims

Gunmen ‘kill 35’ in Kaduna, demand ‘N100m ransom’ for 58 victims

About 35 people have been reportedly killed and another 58 abducted after suspected bandits invaded 10 communities in Chikun and Birnin Gwari local government areas of Kaduna state. The gunmen were said to have invaded the villages and carried out the attacks on January 6, and subsequently demanded the payment of N100 million ransom for the release of their victims. The attacks had [...]

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    Gunmen abduct Jigawa lawmaker’s wife

Gunmen abduct Jigawa lawmaker’s wife

Gunmen have kidnapped the wife of Haruna Dangyatun, a member of the Jigawa state house of assembly who represents Miga constituency.  Abdu Jinjiri, police public relations officer (PPRO) of the state, said the victim, Zahra’u Haruna, was kidnapped by three gunmen on Saturday around 4am at Dangyatum village in Jahun local government area of the state. “Today at about 4am, a housewife [...]

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    Man shot as gunmen abduct wife, daughter in Abuja

Man shot as gunmen abduct wife, daughter in Abuja

Suspected kidnappers have shot a man simply identified as Anyinu and abducted his wife and daughter in Abaji area council of Abuja. The incident reportedly occurred at Nuku village off the road leading to Rubochi in the early hours of Saturday. Some people who witnessed the incident were said to have taken the man to a nearby hospital. Anjuguri Manzah, FCT police spokesman, [...]

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    Soldier killed as gunmen attack Jonathan’s country home in Otuoke

Soldier killed as gunmen attack Jonathan’s country home in Otuoke

Gunmen have attacked a security post within the country home of former President Goodluck Jonathan at Otuoke, Ogbia local government area of Bayelsa state. A source confirmed the attack to TheCable. He said the security post is located just 100 metres to the residence of Jonathan. He said the gunmen made an attempt to snatch a gunboat around the area near a creek. He [...]

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    Catholic priest kidnapped in Delta

Catholic priest kidnapped in Delta

Gunmen have kidnapped Samuel Agwameseh, a Catholic priest based in Delta state. Agwameseh, who is the parish priest of St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Issele-Mkpitime, was reportedly abducted on Saturday. He was ambushed along Onicha-Olona in Aniocha north local government area of the state while on his way to Onicha-Olona to produce the church's Sunday bulletin when the incident happened. Charles Uganwa, director of social [...]

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    ICYMI: Gunmen kill OAU prof in Edo

ICYMI: Gunmen kill OAU prof in Edo

Jerome Elusiyan, a paediatrics professor at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has been killed by gunmen. Elusiyan, who was the chairman of the medical advisory council of the OAU Teaching Hospital Complex, was shot dead along Benin-Ekpoma expressway in Edo, on Friday. The late professor was said to be heading back home from Ambrose Ali University in Ekpoma where he went to supervise [...]

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    Gunmen kidnap litigation director in Adamawa

Gunmen kidnap litigation director in Adamawa

Gunmen have kidnapped Samuel Yaumande, a director of litigation in the Adamawa state ministry of justice. Suleiman Nguroje, spokesman of Adamawa police command, confirmed the incident to journalists in Yola, the state capital, on Tuesday. He said the gunmen also abducted a school principal and three other persons during the raid. ''The kidnappers quietly made their way into Yaumande’s residence and abducted him,” [...]

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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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