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    Police: How kidnappers killed doctor, his son and friend after receiving N7.5m ransom

Police: How kidnappers killed doctor, his son and friend after receiving N7.5m ransom

The Nigeria police force says it arrested two suspects in connection with the kidnap and death of Audu Benedict, a medical doctor. Benedict, 70, was kidnapped alongside Iramon, his son, aged 32; and Samaila Akenjinba, his associate, aged 30; while travelling from Takum in Taraba state to Abuja on March 10, 2019. For several months, the abducted persons were in captivity despite [...]

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    APC deputy chairman, daughter kidnapped in Kaduna

APC deputy chairman, daughter kidnapped in Kaduna

Shuaibu Idris, deputy chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna state, has been kidnapped alongside his daughter. TheCable learnt they were kidnapped by gunmen from their residence located along Zaria-Kaduna road. The gunmen were said to have arrived at the area on Wednesday night before abducting the duo. When contacted, Umar Muri, the state commissioner of police, told TheCable to call back later [...]

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    Police arrest 23 suspects for kidnapping in Adamawa

Police arrest 23 suspects for kidnapping in Adamawa

The Adamawa state police command has arrested 23 suspects for alleged kidnapping in the state. Olugbenga Adeyanju, the state's commissioner of police, paraded the suspects at the police command headquarters in Yola, the state capital, on Thursday. He said the suspects committed offences in three groups across three local government areas. The commissioner said the first group comprises nine suspects charged with "criminal [...]

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    Don Jazzy: We don’t do shows like before due to insecurity in the country

Don Jazzy: We don’t do shows like before due to insecurity in the country

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    Police parade ‘attackers’ of emir of Potiskum

Police parade ‘attackers’ of emir of Potiskum

The police on Thursday paraded suspects "involved in the attack" on Umaru Bubaram, emir of Potiskum in Yobe. At least six aides of the first-class king were killed when his convoy was attacked along the Kaduna-Zaria highway  in December. Bubaram narrated how he slept in the bush overnight after the gunmen shot sporadically for two hours. He said 105 persons are suspected kidnappers, [...]

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    Court sentences five kidnappers to life imprisonment in Ondo

Court sentences five kidnappers to life imprisonment in Ondo

A high court in Akure, Ondo state capital, on Wednesday, sentenced five kidnappers to life imprisonment. Officers of the state police command had arrested the five men after they kidnapped one Unikiere Adodo, a nurse, at Araromi-Obu Rubber Plantation in 2015. The convicts, Tosin Adenikinju, Abiodun Olabowale, Omoniyi Akinsoyinu, Olatuyi Igbekele and Daso Oluwasiji, were arraigned on two counts bordering on conspiracy [...]

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    Police kill ‘kidnapper’, rescue victim in Katsina

Police kill ‘kidnapper’, rescue victim in Katsina

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    Report: 27 killed, 22 abducted in Abuja in one year

Report: 27 killed, 22 abducted in Abuja in one year

This might cause you migraine: 27 persons are reported to have been victims of extra-judicial killings in Abuja since February 2019. According to a new report released by SBM Intelligence, a data analysis group, 22 persons have also been kidnapped in the nation's capital. The report, which the organisation said was derived form interviews, media reports and desk research, added that there [...]

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    Police arrest Kaduna pastor who ‘kidnapped self, demanded N5m from family‘

Police arrest Kaduna pastor who ‘kidnapped self, demanded N5m from family‘

The Kaduna state police command says it has arrested James Clement, a pastor, who allegedly kidnapped himself and sought N5 million ransom from his family. In a statement on Wednesday, Yakubu Sabo, the command spokesman, said George Otokpa, who “conspired with Clement” to get the ransom, was also arrested. He said the duo were nabbed by operatives of the police anti-kidnapping unit on [...]

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    Catholic priest kidnapped in Enugu regains freedom

Catholic priest kidnapped in Enugu regains freedom

Malachy Asadu, the Catholic priest kidnapped in Nsukka local government area of Enugu state, has regained his freedom. Ebere Amaraizu, spokesman of the state police command, told NAN Asadu was released on Wednesday. “The kidnapped Nsukka Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Malachy Asadu, has been released and reunited with the Catholic Diocese of Nsukka this evening,’’ he was quoted as saying. The police spokesman, [...]

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    Wike: Kidnapping is business — impossible to end

Wike: Kidnapping is business — impossible to end

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says it is impossible to put an end to kidnapping in the country because it has become a business. Wike said this on Monday when received a delegation of Rotary International District 9141 in his office in Port Harcourt. The governor said the menace is "negatively affecting all states of the federation", adding that "it cannot [...]

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    Don’t associate Christ with criminality, CAN warns MURIC

Don’t associate Christ with criminality, CAN warns MURIC

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has asked the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) to desist from associating criminality with Christ. While condemning the abduction of nine children in Kano state, Ishaq Akintola, director of MURIC, had said: "kidnapping for Christ is disgusting, nauseating, wicked and reprehensible. Kidnappers have taken over the house of God. The phenomenon of kidnapping for Christ has now [...]

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    Gunmen kill Abuja resident, abduct his two children

Gunmen kill Abuja resident, abduct his two children

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have killed Ayuba Chashe, a resident of Yebu community in Kwali area council of the federal capital territory (FCT), Abuja. The attackers also abducted two children of Chase. Danladi Chiya, chairman of Kwali, confirmed the development to journalists, narrating how the gunmen struck on Monday night. The chairman assured the residents that measures were in place to get the [...]

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    How three ‘kidnappers’ were burnt alive in Abuja

How three ‘kidnappers’ were burnt alive in Abuja

Three suspected kidnappers were on Monday burnt alive in the Dutse Alhaji area of the federal capital territory. The three men were said to have been caught in a moving vehicle while trying to abduct a lady. Aminu Umar, a Vehicle Inspection Officer (VIO), said the lady was heard screaming for help from inside the vehicle around 8am on Monday. “The lady was [...]

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    Army sacks 3 soldiers for ‘kidnapping’ in Borno

Army sacks 3 soldiers for ‘kidnapping’ in Borno

The Nigerian army has sacked three soldiers for alleged kidnapping in Borno state. Olusegun Adeniyi, the theatre commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, made this known while handing over the dismissed soldiers to the police in Maiduguri, the state capital, on Sunday. He said the soldiers were arrested with 22 other suspects by a joint patrol team at a building on the outskirts [...]

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    Kidnappers free Abuja victim after ‘$15,000 ransom in bitcoin’

Kidnappers free Abuja victim after ‘$15,000 ransom in bitcoin’

Aishat Ardo, one of the residents of Abuja who was kidnapped on Saturday, has been freed after a ransom was paid by her father. TheCable learnt that she was released by her abductors on Sunday night after her father paid $15,000 in bitcoin. She was said to have been released in the Gwarimpa area of Abuja. Security sources had told TheCable that at least [...]

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