Saturday, September 7, 2019

Tag "kidnappings"

    ABU law students kidnapped on Abuja-Kaduna road

ABU law students kidnapped on Abuja-Kaduna road

Three students of the faculty of law, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria have been kidnapped on Abuja-Kaduna expressway. The students are said to be in their final year at the university.Abuja-Kaduna road is notorious for being a flash-point of kidnappings. In April, Mahmood Abubakar, chairman of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), and his daughter were kidnapped on the road.The latest incident [...]

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    Kaduna CAN chairman kicks as imams accuse him of politicising insecurity

Kaduna CAN chairman kicks as imams accuse him of politicising insecurity

Some Islamic clerics in Kaduna have accused Joseph Hayab, the state chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), of  politicising the insecurity in the state.The Islamic clerics were reacting to a statement by Hayab who had said the church in the state had spent over N300 million to secure release of members who have been kidnapped in the last [...]

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    Ex-bandits: Police harassment forced us into kidnapping

Ex-bandits: Police harassment forced us into kidnapping

Some repentant bandits in Tsafe local government area of Zamfara state, on Monday, said they went into crime because of harassment from security personnel.Speaking at a peace meeting held at the palace of Muhammadu Bawa, emir of Tsafe, the ex-bandits said they "were harassed and intimidated" by the police and vigilantes, locally known as ”Yan Sakai".Hassan Dantawaye, one of the [...]

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    Monumental tragedy has befallen our people, says Afenifere on kidnappings

Monumental tragedy has befallen our people, says Afenifere on kidnappings

Afenifere, the apex Yoruba socio-political organisation, says people are now afraid to travel on the roads in the south-west due to frequent cases of kidnapping.In a statement on Sunday, Yinka Odumakin, national publicity secretary of the group, described the situation as a monumental tragedy for people living in the region.Afenifere accused governors in the region of trivialising what the people [...]

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    Group accuses A’Ibom APC of planning to attack INEC

Group accuses A’Ibom APC of planning to attack INEC

Candidates of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom State who are challenging the outcome of the general elections are reportedly planning to attack the election petitions tribunal and INEC.A socio-political group in the state, Akwa Ibom Liberation Movement, made the allegation in a statement.It said it is aware of a grand plot by candidates of the party to plant [...]

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    UBEC chairman, daughter regain freedom

UBEC chairman, daughter regain freedom

Muhammed Mahmood, chairman, board of Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), and his daughter have been released by their abductors.Their release was confirmed by Hussain Danladi, one of Mahmood's aides.Mahmood and his daughter were abducted along Kaduna-Abuja road on Monday afternoon while travelling from Kaduna to the federal capital territory (FCT).His driver was shot dead when armed bandits opened fire on [...]

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    Benin NBA bars members from defending kidnappers, armed robbers

Benin NBA bars members from defending kidnappers, armed robbers

The Benin branch of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) has barred its members from handling cases of kidnapping and armed robbery.According to NAN, the branch disclosed this in a communiqué signed by Collins Ogiegbaen and Pius Oiwoh, its chairman and secretary respectively, on Thursday.The association said it was withdrawing its services from all suspects whose offences are related to kidnapping [...]

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    Blood-thirsty demons of Zamfara (II): Killing for fun, kidnapping for ransom

Blood-thirsty demons of Zamfara (II): Killing for fun, kidnapping for ransom

BY BANJO DAMILOLAZamfara state has been a hot tub of killings and kidnappings. The media is awash with reportage of these incidents, daily reeling out figures of lives lost. These lives are fathers, mothers, sons and daughters who have been gruesomely uprooted from their families. ‘Blood-Thirsty Demons of Zamfara’ is a four-part series that chronicles the pains, losses and sufferings [...]

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