Sunday, July 14, 2019

Tag "Kidnappers"

    Senator Abbo’s uncle shot dead, stepmother abducted

Senator Abbo’s uncle shot dead, stepmother abducted

The Adamawa state police command has confirmed the killing of an uncle of Ishaku Abbo, senator representing Adamawa north, and the abduction of his step mother.Suleiman Yahaya, the command spokesman, confirmed the incident to NAN in Yola on Saturday.Yahaya said the incident occurred around 3am on Saturday at the family house of Abbo in Muchalla village of Mubi north local government [...]

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    Police nab ‘kidnapper’ of OAU lecturer

Police nab ‘kidnapper’ of OAU lecturer

The Osun state police command says it has arrested one of the suspected kidnappers of Yinka Adegbehingbe, a professor at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife.Parading the suspects on Tuesday at the command’s headquarters in Osogbo, Abiodun Ige, the commissioner of police, said the lecturer identified Ladan Usman from Sokoto state, among those who kidnapped him.In May, Adegbehingbe, who [...]

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    How Onitsha-bound passengers were abducted in Ondo

How Onitsha-bound passengers were abducted in Ondo

Some passengers travelling to Onitsha in Anambra state from Ado-Ekiti, capital of Ekiti state, were abducted at Ita-Ogbolu, Akure north local government area of Ondo state, on Tuesday.The incident, which happened in the early hours of the day, has yet again raised concerns about the high level of insecurity in the country.Although some security operatives initially denied reports of the incident, [...]

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    Gunmen ‘abduct travellers’ along Akure-Ado road

Gunmen ‘abduct travellers’ along Akure-Ado road

Some travellers in commercial buses have been allegedly abducted by gunmen along the Ado-Akure road in Ondo state.The gunmen were reported to have swooped on the travellers' vehicles on Tuesday while navigating through the bad portions of the road.According to residents of the area, the passengers were in two vehicles, an 18-seater bus and the other a 9-seater vehicle with [...]

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    PHOTOS: Police parade ‘kidnappers’ of UBEC chairman

PHOTOS: Police parade ‘kidnappers’ of UBEC chairman

The police have announced the arrest of the kidnappers of  Mahmoud Abubakar, chairman  of the Universal Basic Education (UBEC).Abubakar was abducted alongside his daughter on April 29, 2019, on Kaduna-Abuja expressway,while his driver was shot dead.Two months after the kidnap, the intelligence response team of the inspector-general of police said it had arrested one Abubakar Ahmadu who led a five-man gang for the operation.The [...]

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    Gunmen abduct director of Lagos fire service

Gunmen abduct director of Lagos fire service

Gunmen have kidnapped Rasaki Musibau, acting director of the Lagos fire service.He was abducted others along Itoikin-Epe road in Ikosi-Ejirin local council development area of the state.Seven other persons were reportedly kidnapped on the same spot in the area.Sources said the gunmen stormed the area around 8pm on Saturday and stopped vehicles conveying their victims.They were later whisked to an [...]

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    Police: We are tracking the kidnappers in Jos

Police: We are tracking the kidnappers in Jos

The Plateau state police command says it is tracking kidnappers in Jos, the state capital.Ahmad Salkida, journalist versed in security matters, had on Wednesday said unlike Zamfara state where the abductions occur mostly in the rural communities, kids between ages two and 10 years are being taken away in the capital city.There are between three and four abduction cases in [...]

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    Tension as armed gangs ‘go after children’ in Jos

Tension as armed gangs ‘go after children’ in Jos

There have been new incidents of kidnapping in Jos, Plateau state capital, with the victims being children between the ages of two and 10 years.Ahmad Salkida, journalist versed in security matters, dislosed this on Wednesday.In a series of tweets, Salkida said unlike Zamfara state where the abductions occur mostly in the rural communities, kids are being taken away in the [...]

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    Shehu Sani accuses northern elite of being silent on killings

Shehu Sani accuses northern elite of being silent on killings

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, has accused northern elite of being silent on the killings in the region.Sani made the accusation via his Twitter handle on Monday.He listed three reasons that could have made the northern elites taciturn, saying it could either be as a result of the the fear of being seen as anti-government, belief that President Muhammadu [...]

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    Kidnappers kill Ondo poly lecturer

Kidnappers kill Ondo poly lecturer

Taiwo Akinyemi, a lecturer of the Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo state, who was kidnapped last week, has been killed.He was kidnapped on Tuesday alongside four other health workers of the Federal Medical Center, Owo.The incident took place at Amurin village on Owo-Akure expressway.Akinyemi aged 52, TheCable gathered, was said to have been killed by his abductors following a [...]

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    DSS arrests medic linked to Boko Haram commanders, kidnappers

DSS arrests medic linked to Boko Haram commanders, kidnappers

The Department of State Services (DSS) says it has arrested a medic who treats Boko Haram insurgents and kidnappers.The medic, whose name was given as Yusuf 'Bala' Saliu, was apprehended at Sabon Birni in Igabi local government area of Kaduna.Peter Afunanya, spokesman of the service, made this known in a statement on Wednesday.He said the suspect was arrested on November [...]

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    Kaduna senators describe death of traditional ruler as a monumental loss

Kaduna senators describe death of traditional ruler as a monumental loss

Senators from Kaduna state have described the death of Maiwada Galadima, traditional ruler of Adara ethnic group in Kujuru local government area of the state, as a monumental loss.Galadima, who was abducted on October 19, died in captivity in the wee hours of Friday.He was killed after abductors allegedly collected ransom.Following his death, the state government reinstated the 24-hour curfew in the [...]

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    Police rescue five corps members kidnapped in Imo

Police rescue five corps members kidnapped in Imo

Dasuki Galadanchi, Imo commissioner of police, says five members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) have been rescued from kidnappers.The victims, who were traveling from Ibadan, Oyo state capital, to their orientation camps in Akwa Ibom and Rivers, were kidnapped on Wednesday along the Owerri-Port Harcourt expressway and taken to the Umuapu forest in the Ohaji/Egbema local government area of [...]

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    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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