Thursday, September 20, 2018

Tag "Kidnappers"

    Killers of Kaduna reverend demand N5m to release wife

Killers of Kaduna reverend demand N5m to release wife

Abductors of Talatu, wife of Hosea Akuchi, pastor of a Baptist church in Kaduna, have demanded a N5 million ransom for her release.The victim was abducted after her husband was killed while resisting the kidnappers at their residence in Guguwa, Igabi local government area of the state.The tragic incident happened on Sunday morning.A source in the church said the suspected [...]

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    How four policemen were gunned down after arresting kidnappers in Kaduna forest

How four policemen were gunned down after arresting kidnappers in Kaduna forest

The police officers who were killed in an ambush in Kaduna state on Saturday were on the trail of the suspects who abducted Ahmad Adam, a prominent Islamic cleric, in Kaduna.TheCable understands that Adam was abducted in the Rigasa area of the state 10 days ago.His family members were said to have paid an undisclosed sum to his abductors as ransom after [...]

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    Hunger looms in Zamfara as kidnappers raid farmlands

Hunger looms in Zamfara as kidnappers raid farmlands

Two years ago when President Muhammadu Buhari  launched Operation Harbin Kunama, a military taskforce  targetted at banditry and cattle rustling in Zamfara state, many residents heaved a sigh of relief.Despite the efforts of the government and security forces, attacks have not stopped but taken a worse dimension. Farmers in different parts of Zamfara have abandoned their farmlands over fear of [...]

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    Gunmen abduct assistant commissioner of police in Zamfara

Gunmen abduct assistant commissioner of police in Zamfara

Emmanuel Adeniyi, an assistant commissioner of police in Zamfara state, has been abducted alongside members of his family.The incident was said to have occurred on Wednesday when the police officer serving in Gusau, Zamfara state capital, was travelling to Kaduna state.Adeniyi's Hi-lux van ran into the gunmen who ordered he and his family members into another vehicle and whisked them away.Also, another [...]

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    12 ‘Ile-Zik kidnappers’ sent to Ikoyi prison

12 ‘Ile-Zik kidnappers’ sent to Ikoyi prison

Twelve suspected kidnappers, including a woman, arrested by the police in connection with a suspected kidnappers’ den at Ile-Zik bus stop in Ikeja, were on Friday remanded at Ikoyi Prisons on the orders of a Lagos magistrate.Tajudeen Elias, chief magistrate, said the accused are to remain behind bars pending a legal advice from the state director of public prosecutions (DPPs).The [...]

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    Kidnappers ‘kill 18’ people who exposed their activities in Kaduna

Kidnappers ‘kill 18’ people who exposed their activities in Kaduna

Suspected kidnappers have killed at least 18 people in Rijana, a village along Kaduna-Abuja expressway in Kaduna state, for providing information to security agencies.Activities of armed robbers and kidnappers are on the rise in the community.Abdulsalam Abubakar, a community leader, disclosed this when Abdulrahaman Dambazau, minister of interior, visited the community.Abubakar served as special assistant on rural development to Ahmed [...]

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    Tension as kidnappers threaten fresh abduction in Lagos school

Tension as kidnappers threaten fresh abduction in Lagos school

One month after kidnappers abducted six students from Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, Epe, the suspects have threatened to carry out yet another attack at the Lagos State Model College, Kankon, Badagry.In a letter written to the school in Badagry, the suspects claimed responsibility for the Epe incident and vowed to kidnap six students and the principals of both the junior [...]

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    Four suspected kidnappers arrested in Sokoto

Four suspected kidnappers arrested in Sokoto

The Sokoto state police command has confirmed the arrest of four suspected kidnappers in the metropolis.The command spokesperson, El-Mustapha Sani, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Sokoto on Saturday.Sani said that the suspects were arrested at Bazza area of the metropolis, sequel to “sustained surveillance and intelligence sharing"."The suspects are being detained at [...]

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    ALERT: Militants, kidnappers now disguise as security guards

ALERT: Militants, kidnappers now disguise as security guards

The Lagos state police command has alerted residents of the new strategy deployed by militants and kidnappers.According to Fatai Owoseni, commissioner of police in Lagos, kidnappers and militants have infiltrated private security companies, and use their jobs as security guards to spy on potential victims.He advised estate managers and private guards to stop denying policemen and security agencies access to [...]

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    Lagos assembly approves death penalty for kidnappers

Lagos assembly approves death penalty for kidnappers

The Lagos state house of assembly on Monday approved death sentence for kidnappers, whose victims die in custody.The approval followed the adoption of a report presented by Adefunmilayo Tejuosho, chairman of the house committee on judiciary, petitions, human rights and Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC).Tejuosho had presented the report of a stakeholders meeting on a bill entitled; “A Bill [...]

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    Kidnappers release wives of Nasarawa commissioner

Kidnappers release wives of Nasarawa commissioner

Rabi Aliyu and Larai Aliyu, wives of Tijjani Aliyu, Nasarawa state commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs, who were abducted from Nasarawa town, have regained freedom.Kenedy Idrissu, spokesman of the state police command, disclosed this to NAN on Sunday.Idrissu said the women were released by their abductors around 11pm on Saturday.He said the kidnappers were forced to release the [...]

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    Emefiele’s wife regains freedom

Emefiele’s wife regains freedom

Margaret Emefiele, wife of Godwin Emefiele, governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has regained freedom.She was abducted on Thursday along the Benin-Agbor road.Details of how she regained freedom are still unclear.Quoting sources, Saharareporters which broke the news of the abduction, had said captors of the woman demanded a ransom of N1.5 billion.The police had deployed helicopters along the axis, [...]

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    Boko Haram bomb maker arrested ‘just before joining the army’

Boko Haram bomb maker arrested ‘just before joining the army’

The Department of State Services (DSS) says it has arrested Idris Audu, a suspected bomb specialist of Boko Haram, who had "perfected plans to join the Nigeria army".The secret police said this on Sunday, in a statement signed by Tony Opuiyo, its agent.“In response to the regrouping of Boko Haram elements in Kano state, the service in concert with the [...]

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    Kidnappers of Lagos monarch demand N500m ransom

Kidnappers of Lagos monarch demand N500m ransom

Kidnappers of Yushau Oseni, Lagos monarch, have demanded N500 million before he is set free.Suspected militants kidnapped Oseni on Saturday, shooting one of his wives and killing one of his guards.Dolapo Badmos, police public relations officer (PPRO) in Lagos, said the police would not relent its its efforts to secure the release of the monarch and nip the activities of militants.She [...]

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    ALERT: ‘Undesirable elements’ plotting to kidnap underage children

ALERT: ‘Undesirable elements’ plotting to kidnap underage children

"Undesirable elements" have infiltrated Bauchi and are planning to kidnap underage children, Haruna Mohammed, spokesman of the police in the state, has said.In a statement released on Monday, Mohammad said intelligence report indicated that the abductors intend to seize minors for ransom or other motives."Against this backdrop, the Command urged members of the public especially parents and guardians to monitor [...]

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    Police arrest gang ‘terrorising’ Kaduna residents

Police arrest gang ‘terrorising’ Kaduna residents

A gang of kidnappers have been arrested in Kaduna state, the police have said.Olabisi Kolawole, police spokeswoman, said in a statement on Saturday that the gang had been terrorising the state until their arrest.She also said that the six-man gang would be arraigned in court soon.“In line with the resolve to make the country safe and secure for the citizens [...]

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