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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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    Man killed as gunmen kidnap mother, one-year-old child in Katsina

Man killed as gunmen kidnap mother, one-year-old child in Katsina

A woman and her one-year-old baby were kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Jibia local government area of Katsina state on Sunday.  Gambo Isah, spokesman of the state police command, who confirmed the incident, said one person was killed during the attack while another was also abducted. He identified the deceased as Ibrahim Usman, 20, and the other abducted person as Abu Abu. According [...]

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    Gunmen kidnap six-year-old son of Bayelsa commissioner

Gunmen kidnap six-year-old son of Bayelsa commissioner

Antonio Talbot, son of Nengi Talbot, commissioner of water resources in Bayelsa state, has been kidnapped. The gunmen, who were said to be four, invaded the commissioner’s residence at the commissioners’ quarters in Yenagoa on Sunday. Asinim Butswat, the police public relations officer of the Bayelsa police command, confirmed the incident. He said the four-member gang invaded Talbots’s home at 11:30pm on Sunday [...]

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    Edo football club proprietor kidnapped in Kogi

Edo football club proprietor kidnapped in Kogi

Bernard Jomah, proprietor of Dynamite Force football club in Iyamho, Edo state, has been reportedly kidnapped by gunmen. Jomah was abducted on Friday along Okenne-Lokoja road, Kogi, on his way from Abuja. His family said the his abductors ordered him to call with his phone to inform them that he has been kidnapped and demanded N20 million ransom. Shehu Momodu, media officer of [...]

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    How district head, three brothers were kidnapped in Kaduna

How district head, three brothers were kidnapped in Kaduna

Gunmen have kidnapped Yahaya Abubakar, district head, and Ibrahim Musa, former education secretary of Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state. Three brothers identified as Jonathan, Joakin and Benjamin Obi were also abducted at Sabon Tasha in Chikun local government area in the state. In a statement on Thursday, Yakubu Sabo, spokesman of the state police command, confirmed the incidents, saying the three [...]

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    Catholic priest kidnapped in Delta regains freedom

Catholic priest kidnapped in Delta regains freedom

Samuel Agwameseh, a Catholic priest kidnapped along Onicha-Olona in Aniocha north local government area of Delta state, has regained freedom. Agwameseh, who is the parish priest of St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Issele-Mkpitime, was reportedly abducted on Saturday. Charles Uganwa, director of social communication of the Catholic Diocese of Issele-Uku, had said the priest was on his way to Onicha-Olona to produce the [...]

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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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