Tag "Kidnappers"

    Police kill ‘six kidnappers’, rescue 13 corps members in Katsina

Police kill ‘six kidnappers’, rescue 13 corps members in Katsina

The Katsina police command says it rescued 13 members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) that were abducted by gunmen on March 9. Gamba Isah, the police public relations officer (PPRO) in the state, said the corps members, who are from Ondo state, were kidnapped along Funtua-Gusua highway on their way to the NYSC camp at Tsafe, Zamfara state. The gunmen [...]

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    Nasarawa prescribes death penalty for kidnapping

Nasarawa prescribes death penalty for kidnapping

Abdullahi Sule, governor of Nasarawa, has assented to the bill that prescribes death sentence for anyone found guilty of kidnapping in the state. Sule signed into law the Nasarawa state kidnapping act prohibition law 2020 and child-protection executive order bill on Wednesday. “I need to state that the Nasarawa State Kidnapping Act Prohibition Law was extensively deliberated and passed by the State [...]

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    Gunmen open fire on bus in Abuja, abduct passengers

Gunmen open fire on bus in Abuja, abduct passengers

Gunmen have abducted passengers of a public transport in the federal capital territory (FCT). Anjuguri Manzah, spokesman of the FCT police command, said the gunmen opened fire on the bus before whisking their victims away. Manzah said the incident happened on Sunday evening along Piri Kwali expressway — barely one week after a student was abducted in the nation’s capital. The police spokesman said [...]

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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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    Kaduna district head ‘escapes’ from kidnappers’ den

Kaduna district head ‘escapes’ from kidnappers’ den

Yusuf Abubakar, a district head in Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state who was abducted by kidnappers, has reportedly escaped from captivity. Abubakar was abducted at gunpoint alongside, Ibrahim Musa, a former education secretary of the LGA, along the Kaduna-Birnin-Gwari highway on  December 18. A total of N3.5 million was said to have been paid as ransom of the duo but [...]

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    Police ‘arrest’ kidnapper, rescue 8 victims in Kaduna

Police ‘arrest’ kidnapper, rescue 8 victims in Kaduna

The Kaduna state police command says it arrested a suspected kidnapper and rescued eight kidnap victims in separate operations in the state. In a statement issued on Friday, Yakubu Sabo, the command's public relations officer, said the operation took place between Tuesday and Thursday at Igabi and Chikun local government areas of the state. He said a 13-year-old boy was one of the [...]

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    Kidnapped Enugu Catholic priest regains freedom

Kidnapped Enugu Catholic priest regains freedom

Arinze Madu, the Catholic priest kidnapped in Enugu on Monday, has regained freedom. TheCable learnt that the priest was released unhurt on Wednesday afternoon. Madu, who is the vice-rector at the Queen of Apostle Spiritual Year Seminary, Imezi-Owa in Ezeagu local government area of the state, had been abducted at the gate of the institution. It could not be immediately confirmed if a [...]

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    Kidnapped female students still in custody despite ‘N3.6m ransom’

Kidnapped female students still in custody despite ‘N3.6m ransom’

Abductors of the six female students and two staff of Engravers College, Kakau Daji, in Chikun Local government area of Kaduna state, are yet to release their victims. The victims are still in custody after their captors have collected a ransom of N3.6 million, according to sources close to the families of the victims. The parents reportedly said there had been no communication [...]

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    Army ‘rescues’ six abducted students in Kaduna

Army ‘rescues’ six abducted students in Kaduna

The Nigerian army says troops of operation thunder strike have rescued six students from kidnappers in Kaduna state. Ezindu Idimah, spokesman of the army in Kaduna, said the victims, who are students of Government Day Secondary School in Chikun local government area of the state, were kidnapped on their way to school on Thursday morning. Idimah also said three "motor boys" were rescued while [...]

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    Kaduna CP: We’re negotiating with kidnappers of six students

Kaduna CP: We’re negotiating with kidnappers of six students

The Kaduna state police command says it is negotiating with the kidnappers of six female students and two teachers of the Engraver’s College in Kakau Daji, Chikun local government area of the state. Ali Janga, the commissioner of police in the state, made this known at a news conference in Kaduna. The victims were abducted on October 3 at the school. The kidnappers were [...]

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    Six female students, two teachers abducted at Kaduna school

Six female students, two teachers abducted at Kaduna school

At least six female students and two teachers have been abducted at the Engraver's College in Kakau Daji, Chikun local government area of Kaduna state.  One of the parents whose daughter was abducted told TheCable that he received a call from the abductors on Thursday morning. "They told my daughter to give them a number to call, and that was when they [...]

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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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    Kidnappers take N250k ransom, kill victim in Kaduna

Kidnappers take N250k ransom, kill victim in Kaduna

The family of Esther Katung, who was abducted on September 14, have lamented how kidnappers took a ransom of N250,000 after killing her. The deceased, whose husband is the pastor of the ECWA church in the village, was abducted in Bagoma, Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state, when bandits broke into their home about 11:30pm. Ishaku Katung, her husband, was said to [...]

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    A lecturer, two teenagers… five persons missing as kidnappers finally hit Abuja

A lecturer, two teenagers… five persons missing as kidnappers finally hit Abuja

The high rate of kidnapping across the country has finally taken its toll on the nation's capital with at least five persons missing in the last 24 hours. Security sources told TheCable that the victims, including Abubakar Alkali, a lecturer at Base University, Abuja, as well as two teenagers who were returning from Quranic lecture at Wuse zone 6, were all abducted in the [...]

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    PDP national youth leader regains freedom — after 24 hours

PDP national youth leader regains freedom — after 24 hours

Udeh Okoye, national youth leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has regained freedom 24 hours after reports that he was kidnapped went viral. He was said to have been kidnapped at gunpoint while on his farm at Ohumagu in Agbaogwugwu area of Enugu state. But in a statement on Tuesday, Louis Amoke, spokesman to Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, the state governor, said Okoye [...]

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    Kidnappers are having a field day on Buhari’s watch

Kidnappers are having a field day on Buhari’s watch

On the 14th of April, 2014, on His Excellency Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan’s watch, two bombs exploded at a crowded bus station in Nyanya, Nasarawa, killing at least 88 people and injuring at least 200. The bus station is 8km southwest of central Federal Capital Territory. What a very poignant day in the history of our beloved country! Also, on the [...]

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