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    Gunmen kidnap Dariye’s father

Gunmen kidnap Dariye’s father

Defwan Dariye, father of Joshua Dariye, former governor of Plateau state, has been kidnapped by gunmen. This is the second time Defwan would be kidnapped. He was once abducted at his residence in Plateau, in February 2015. The victim was later rescued by vigilantes at the Nasarawa/Plateau boundary. The gunmen were said to have attacked the victim's house at Bokkos local government area of [...]

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    Nyako’s 90-year-old brother abducted

Nyako’s 90-year-old brother abducted

Dahiru Nyako, brother to Murtala Nyako, former governor of Adamawa state, has been kidnapped. Sulaiman Nguroje, police public relations officer of the state command, said 90-year-old Dahiru was kidnapped at his residence at Mayo – Belwa town, Belwa local government area of the state around 2am on Thursday. "The command had already deployed anti-kidnapping and operation Farauta squads for quick response and rescue missions," [...]

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    ‘Nearly $11m paid as ransom in four years’ — report examines Nigeria’s kidnap industry

‘Nearly $11m paid as ransom in four years’ — report examines Nigeria’s kidnap industry

Families and friends of kidnap victims paid $18.34 million to secure the release of their loved ones between June 2011 and March 31, 2020, a new report by SBM Intelligence has shown. According to the report, seen by TheCable, a large proportion of the amount (just below $11 million) was received between January 2016 and March 2020. The report is titled Nigeria's [...]

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    Suspect: I lied to my wife that Oyo cleric’s kidnapped twins were my friend’s kids

Suspect: I lied to my wife that Oyo cleric’s kidnapped twins were my friend’s kids

The Oyo state police command has arrested seven suspects alleged to have kidnapped the twins of Taofeeq Azeez popularly known as "Akeugbagold" an islamic cleric in Ibadan. Akeugbagold was the chairman of the Oyo state pilgrims welfare board of the Muslim wing during the administration of Abiola Ajimobi, ex governor of Oyo. The twins, aged two years and four months, were abducted at [...]

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    Ekiti commissioner regains freedom — after 8 days in captivity

Ekiti commissioner regains freedom — after 8 days in captivity

Folorunso Olabode, Ekiti state commissioner for agriculture, who was abducted by gunmen on April 26 has regained his freedom.  Olabode was kidnapped on his way from Ado-Ekiti to his hometown in Iye-Ekiti, Ilejemeje local government area of the state. Olatunji Omotosho, councillor of Ilejemeje LGA who was with him at the time of the attack, was shot dead. A statement by Muyiwa Olumilua, the [...]

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    Gunmen kidnap Edo commissioner, kill police orderly

Gunmen kidnap Edo commissioner, kill police orderly

Suspected gunmen have kidnapped Emmanuel Agbale, commissioner for science and technology, in Edo state. The Edo police command confirmed the abduction on Saturday. Chidi Nwabuzor, the command’s public relations officer, said Agbale was abducted by yet-to-be-identified kidnappers on Friday evening by Ogbemudia farm, along the Benin-Auchi road in the Ehor divisional jurisdiction. He was said to have been travelling from Benin to Ekpoma when the [...]

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    Kogi: We know cause of insecurity in the state… criminals will be flushed out

Kogi: We know cause of insecurity in the state… criminals will be flushed out

The Kogi government says securing the people of the state is at the top of its agenda. In a statement on Friday, Kingsley Fanwo, commissioner for information and communication, said the recent security concerns spilled into Kogi from neighboring states. The commissioner said Yahaya Bello, the governor, is putting measures in place to rid the state of criminals. "We want to commend security [...]

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    CAN: Rehabilitation of Boko Haram suspects troubling

CAN: Rehabilitation of Boko Haram suspects troubling

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) says the rehabilitation and de-radicalisation of Boko Haram suspects is troubling.  Samson Ayokunle, CAN president, who spoke at a news conference in Abuja to mark the second year of Leah Sharibu's abduction, also said it is a shame that despite Nigeria's military forces, the killings in the country have not let up. He said the de-radicalisation and empowerment [...]

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    Army rescues female students ‘after gun battle’ with Boko Haram

Army rescues female students ‘after gun battle’ with Boko Haram

The Nigerian Army says it has rescued students of Federal Government Girls College, Maiduguri, who were abducted by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno state. Olusegun Adeniyi, theatre commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, announced this while presenting the rescued victims to their families in Maiduguri, the state capital, on Monday. He said the students, comprising a male and two females, were abducted on Maiduguri-Gubio [...]

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    REVEALED: Doctor who lost wife to kidnappers donated police station to his community

REVEALED: Doctor who lost wife to kidnappers donated police station to his community

The family of Philip Ataga, a Kaduna-based medical doctor, fell into the hands of the exact calamity he was trying to avert in his community, fresh details have revealed. Bola Ataga, his wife, was killed by kidnappers a week after she and two of their children were abducted from their residence at Juji, near Sabon Tasha, Chikun local government area of Kaduna. The kidnappers [...]

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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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    Police arrest lady ‘who staged kidnap and demanded N10m ransom’

Police arrest lady ‘who staged kidnap and demanded N10m ransom’

The Lagos state police command says its has arrested one Ataghar Namdoo for faking her own kidnap. The 26-year-old lady allegedly conspired with Emmanuel Idu, her boyfriend, and one Okpe David to stage the kidnap on January 9. Bala Elkana, Lagos police spokesman, said the aim of the trio was to extort N10 million from Namdoo’s employer. “On 16/1/2020 at about 2200hours, Operatives from [...]

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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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    Evans: I estimated the financial worth of my victims from their looks

Evans: I estimated the financial worth of my victims from their looks

Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike, suspected kidnap kingpin better known as Evans, says from a short distance, he estimated the financial worth of his victims.  Evans spoke in a video played at his trial in an Ikeja high court on Friday. Evans is standing trial alongside Uche Amadi, Ogechi Uchechukwu, Chilaka Ifeanyi, Okwuchukwu Nwachukwu and Victor Aduba over the alleged kidnap of Donatus Dunu, chief [...]

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    Police ‘rescue’ kidnapped six-year-old son of Bayelsa commissioner

Police ‘rescue’ kidnapped six-year-old son of Bayelsa commissioner

The Bayelsa state police command says it rescued the kidnapped son of Nengi Talbot, the state commissioner of water resources. Six-year-old Antonio was kidnapped around 11:30pm on December 23 at his parents' house in Opolo Commissioners Quarter. According to the police, the boy was rescued by a team of operatives of operation Puff Adder led by Chris Nwaogbo, a DSP, at Ikiebiri [...]

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    Gunmen kidnap woman, teenage son in Kaduna

Gunmen kidnap woman, teenage son in Kaduna

A woman and her 14-year-old son were on Tuesday abducted by gunmen at their residence in Juji area of Sabon Tasha, Chikun local government area of Kaduna state. The incident was said to have occurred in the early hours of Tuesday when the bandits invaded the community, shooting sporadically. The woman's son reportedly protested the abduction of his mother, insisting that he [...]

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