Saturday, July 20, 2019

Tag "kidnap"

    Gunmen abduct Zamfara budget director, kill deputy

Gunmen abduct Zamfara budget director, kill deputy

The Zamfara state government has confirmed the kidnap of Hamza Salihu, its director of budget.Yusuf Idris, director-general of press affairs to Bello Matawalle, governor of the state, confirmed the incident in a statement on Monday.According to him, Kabiru Ismail, the state's deputy director of budget, was killed during the incident while two others were kidnapped alongside Salihu.The incident was said [...]

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    PHOTO: The suspects arrested for allegedly kidnapping father-in-law of Buhari’s ADC

PHOTO: The suspects arrested for allegedly kidnapping father-in-law of Buhari’s ADC

The police have arrested two suspects in connection to the abduction of Musa Umar, father-in-law of President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide de camp (ADC).The suspects were paraded on Tuesday.Umar, the district head of Daura, Buhari’s hometown in Katsina state, who was kidnapped on May 1, was rescued in Kano, in the early hours of July 2.He was said to have regained freedom [...]

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    Ex-minister’s son regains freedom

Ex-minister’s son regains freedom

Dayo, abducted son of Isaac Adewole, former minister of health, has regained freedom.He was abducted at his farm in Iroko, Akinyele local government area of Oyo state around 6pm on Tuesday.Shina Olukolu, commissioner of police in Oyo, confirmed the release of the minister’s son on in an interview with NAN.Olukolu said the information he got was that the victim had regained freedom [...]

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    Wike gives community leaders 72 hours to secure release of abducted expatriates

Wike gives community leaders 72 hours to secure release of abducted expatriates

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has given a 72-hour ultimatum to chiefs and leaders in Andoni local government area of the state to ensure the immediate release of three kidnapped expatriates.Simeon Nwakaudu, his special assistant on electronic media, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday.According to the statement, the expatriates, who until their kidnap worked for Raffoul Nigeria Limited, [...]

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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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    Gunmen kidnap Taraba permanent secretary

Gunmen kidnap Taraba permanent secretary

Susana Jonathan, permanent secretary in Taraba state ministry of water resources, was on Sunday abducted by unknown gunmen.Jonathan was kidnapped from her residence in the ATC area of Jalingo, the state capital.Confirming the attack, David Misal, spokesman of the state police command, said her whereabouts is unknown.The gunmen were said to have fired shots in the air before making away [...]

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    ‘No student abducted’ — police speak on attack at Zamfara girls’ school

‘No student abducted’ — police speak on attack at Zamfara girls’ school

The Zamfara state police command has confirmed that no student was among the five persons abducted from Government Girls Secondary School Moriki in Zurmi local government area of the state.Suspected bandits attacked the school on Wednesday night and abducted the five persons in the process.Muhammad Shehu, the command's spokesman, who confirmed the attack in a statement on Thursday, however, said no [...]

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    Father-in-law of Buhari’s ADC kidnapped in Daura

Father-in-law of Buhari’s ADC kidnapped in Daura

Musa Umar, the district head of Daura in Katsina state, has been kidnapped by gunmen.Umar, a former customs officer, is reported to be the father of Fatima Musa, wife of Mohammed Abubakar, Buhari's aide de camp (ADC).NAN reports that police officers are on the trail of the criminals.Witnesses told NAN that the kidnappers stormed his residence at 7pm on Wednesday [...]

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    Chibok parents: APC hasn’t done enough to rescue our daughters

Chibok parents: APC hasn’t done enough to rescue our daughters

Parents of the abducted Chibok girls have alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) used the abduction of the girls as a campaign tool to ride into power in 2015.Ayuba Alamson, spokesman for parents of the abducted girls, made the allegation in an interaction with reporters in Maiduguri, on Monday.The girls were kidnapped from the Government Girls Secondary School by [...]

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    Abducted Lagos fire service director regains freedom

Abducted Lagos fire service director regains freedom

Rasaki Musibau, acting director of the Lagos fire service, and six others who were abducted on Saturday have regained freedom.The victims were abducted along the Itoikin-Epe road in Ikosi-Ejirin local council development area in Ikorodu, Lagos.Confirming their release in a statement issued on Wednesday morning, Bala Elkana, public relations officer, Lagos state police command, said they were rescued on Tuesday [...]

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    Eight Nigerians kidnapped in South Africa regain freedom

Eight Nigerians kidnapped in South Africa regain freedom

The Nigerian community in South Africa says eight of its members abducted by South Africans in Evander, north-west of Secunda in Mpumalanga province of the country have been released.Adetola Olubajo, president of the Nigerian union in South Africa, told NAN that the abducted Nigerians were released on Wednesday following pressure by the union on the South African authorities.Olubajo said Nigerians [...]

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    Masari’s mother-in-law regains freedom — after one week in kidnapper’s den

Masari’s mother-in-law regains freedom — after one week in kidnapper’s den

The 80-year-old mother-in-law of Aminu Masari, governor of Katsina state, has regained freedom after one week in custody of her abductors.The governor's mother-in-law was abducted last Friday at her home in the Sabon Gari area of the state.In a statement on Friday, Gambo Isah, spokesman of the Kaduna police command, said Maistiyari, mother of Binta, the governor's wife, was released [...]

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    Lebanese kidnapped in Kano found dead

Lebanese kidnapped in Kano found dead

A Lebanese engineer, who was kidnapped in Kano state on Tuesday, has been found dead.The late expatriate, a construction engineer, was abducted by unknown gunmen while inspecting an underpass bridge at Dangi roundabout, Zoo road in Kano.While his driver was  killed on the spot, he was whisked to an unidentified location.The deceased was an official of Triacta Construction Company.Confirming his death, [...]

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    Kidnappers release Abia APC chairman after 72 hours

Kidnappers release Abia APC chairman after 72 hours

Donatus Nwankpa, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia state, who was kidnapped on Monday, has been released. According to Punch, Nwankpa was released on Thursday in good health.Benedict Godson, publicity secretary of the APC in the state, said party members pleaded with the abductors to release their chairman as he was a good man.We thank God for his [...]

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    APC chairman in Adamawa LG kidnapped hours to governorship rally

APC chairman in Adamawa LG kidnapped hours to governorship rally

Hamisu Mijinyawa, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Demsa local government area of Adamawa state, has been kidnapped.Othman Abubakar, spokesman of the state police command, disclosed this to TheCable on Wednesday, saying efforts were in place to secure his release.Mark Dauda, an official of the APC in the state, said Mijinyawa was abducted on Wednesday few hours to [...]

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    Traditional ruler kidnapped in Katsina

Traditional ruler kidnapped in Katsina

The ward head of Zandam in Jibia local government area of Katsina has been kidnapped.According to Daily Trust, the traditional ruler was seized alongside a businessman in the village.The kidnappers were said to have stormed the village Sunday night, and broke into their homes to abduct them.Some residents who, reportedly, tried to rescue the victims were injured in the process.So [...]

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