Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Tag "kidnap"

    Police parade teenager who ‘faked her kidnap’

Police parade teenager who ‘faked her kidnap’

The Lagos state police command on Monday paraded some suspects, including Dorcas Adilewa, a 19-year-old girl who allegedly faked her kidnap to defraud her father.Imohimi Edgal, the state commissioner of police, said Adilewa planned with one Ifeoluwa Ogunbanjo, her friend, who allegedly provided her with a phone.According to Edgal, Adilewa called her father, Adilewa Taiwo, demanding N600,000 ransom while claiming that [...]

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    Okonjo-Iweala: How oil marketers plotted to confine me to a wheelchair

Okonjo-Iweala: How oil marketers plotted to confine me to a wheelchair

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance, says there was a plan to confine her to a wheel chair and force her out of office during the time she served under ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.She said some oil importers and marketers whom the federal government owed money were behind the plot.According to the world-renowned financial expert, a friend to one of her [...]

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    Kidnapped Taraba lawmaker found dead

Kidnapped Taraba lawmaker found dead

Hosea Ibi, a member of the Taraba state house of assembly, kidnapped earlier, has been found dead.His body was found on Monday, 16 days after he was kidnapped by unknown gunmen.David Misal, spokesman of the Taraba police command, confirmed this to TheCable.He said Ibi's body was discovered by some residents on Monday afternoon in Takum local government area of the [...]

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    Three reverend sisters regain freedom after 53 days in captivity

Three reverend sisters regain freedom after 53 days in captivity

The three reverend sisters of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus Convent kidnapped in Edo state have been released.According to PUNCH, the sisters were freed on Saturday.They spent a total of 53 days in custody.While one of them – Veronica Ajayi – was reportedly released on Saturday evening, the other two were said to have returned late in the night.Also reportedly freed [...]

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    How Boko Haram ‘threatened to kill Salkida’ when he attempted linking Jonathan’s govt with Shekau

How Boko Haram ‘threatened to kill Salkida’ when he attempted linking Jonathan’s govt with Shekau

Ahmad Salkida, a journalist known to have access to the leadership of Boko Haram sect, risked his life during the negotiation for the release of kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls.Of the 276 girls abducted from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok in Borno state, 163 are now free: 57 fled in the early days after their abduction, three more escaped later, and a [...]

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    Shehu Sani’s aide ‘kidnapped in Kaduna’

Shehu Sani’s aide ‘kidnapped in Kaduna’

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says Bashir Ahmed, his aide, has been kidnapped by masked gunmen in the Tudun Wada area of Kaduna state.According to a Facebook post by Sani, the kidnap took place on December 8, with witnesses stating that the kidnappers mistreated Ahmad before carting him off to an undisclosed location.Prior to his kidnap, Ahmad had received [...]

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    Militants kidnap four British missionaries in Delta

Militants kidnap four British missionaries in Delta

Four British nationals involved in missionary activities have been kidnapped in Enukorowa community in Burutu local government of Delta state.Aniamaka Andrew, the state police spokesman, confirmed this to TheCable on Wednesday.Andrew said the kidnap occurred around 2am on October 13.“Armed Karowen militants stormed the community and kidnapped the four white missionaries namely David Donavan, Chilly Donavan, Alana and Tyan (both [...]

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    Assistant police commissioner kidnapped in Zamfara released

Assistant police commissioner kidnapped in Zamfara released

Emmanuel Adeniyi, an assistant commissioner of police in Zamfara state, who was kidnapped last Wednesday, has been released.A source at the police headquarters in Abuja confirmed this to TheCable on Sunday. He said the police officer and members of his family were released owing to pressure from the force.The kidnap happened on Wednesday when the police officer serving in Gusau, Zamfara [...]

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    Catholic priest murdered 24 hours after kidnap

Catholic priest murdered 24 hours after kidnap

Cyriacus Onunkwo, a Catholic priest in Imo state, has been murdered by unknown gunmen.Chris Ezike, the state commissioner of police, Cconfirmed the development Channels TV on Sunday.Onunkwo was said to have been abducted from his vehicle in Orlu, a town in the state on Friday morning.Following a manhunt, a body was discovered in the bush in Omuma village in Orlu [...]

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    Driver shot as gunmen kidnap Lagos-bound passengers in Rivers

Driver shot as gunmen kidnap Lagos-bound passengers in Rivers

Some gunmen attacked a bus belonging to God is Good Motors at Elibrada, Emohua axis of east-west road in Rivers state on Monday, abducting at least five passengers.Nnamdi Omoni, spokesman of the Rivers state police command, confirmed this to TheCable, saying the driver of the bus was shot.Omoni said three of the passengers were rescued following the intervention of the [...]

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    Pirates kidnap Moroccan crew in Rivers

Pirates kidnap Moroccan crew in Rivers

Suspected pirates have kidnapped five crew members, including three Moroccans, from a general cargo vessel identified as the Panama-flagged Oya 1 around 15 nautical miles south west of Bonny Island, Rivers state.The kidnapping, according to World Maritime News, quoting Moroccan media, occurred on 31 July.The attack was confirmed by IMB Piracy Reporting Centre (IMB PRC).“The incident was reported to the [...]

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    Joy, relief as kidnapped Igbonla students reunite with parents

Joy, relief as kidnapped Igbonla students reunite with parents

Parents of the six kidnapped students of the Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, Epe, were ecstatic and relieved to reunite with them on Friday, after more than two months of tensed anxiety.The reunion came exactly 65 days after the students were captured from their school by armed abductors, 20 of whom were killed in a gun duel with the police [...]

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    We’ve taken steps to secure all schools, says Lagos after release of Igbonla students

We’ve taken steps to secure all schools, says Lagos after release of Igbonla students

The Lagos state government says it has taken steps to secure all schools in the state.The government also expressed excitement over the release of the six students of Model College, Igbonla, Epe, who were abducted in May.The students were released on Friday - 64 days after they were kidnapped in their school premises.In a statement issued by Steve Ayorinde, the [...]

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    INTERVIEW: God will take care of my children, says ‘most notorious’ kidnapper

INTERVIEW: God will take care of my children, says ‘most notorious’ kidnapper

Chukwudubem Onwuamadike, the billionaire kidnapper who was arrested last week, says God will take care of his children.In an interview with Channels TV, the alleged kidnap kingpin also known as Evans said one Uche and another unnamed male were in charge of the house where the victims were kept in the Igando area of Lagos state.The suspect, who disclosed that [...]

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    Police arrest ‘militants’ involved in Lagos school kidnap

Police arrest ‘militants’ involved in Lagos school kidnap

Three suspected militants involved in the kidnap of six pupils of Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, Epe, have been arrested.The inspector general of police intelligence response team (IRT) disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.Abba Kyari, assistant commissioner of police, who led the team said the police arrested the suspects in Benin, Edo state capital.They were said to be on [...]

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    Two businessmen kidnapped in Sokoto

Two businessmen kidnapped in Sokoto

Labbo Giyawa and Murtala Dantata, two businessmen, were kidnapped in Sokoto state on Sunday.El-Mustapha Sani, spokesman of the Sokoto state police command, confirmed the kidnap of the men.He said they were abducted at Giyawa, Goronyo local government area of the state.“I can confirm the abduction of the two businessmen on Sunday night, at around 10pm.,” Sani said.“They were seized by [...]

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