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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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    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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