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    Gunmen ‘kill 35’ in Kaduna, demand ‘N100m ransom’ for 58 victims

Gunmen ‘kill 35’ in Kaduna, demand ‘N100m ransom’ for 58 victims

About 35 people have been reportedly killed and another 58 abducted after suspected bandits invaded 10 communities in Chikun and Birnin Gwari local government areas of Kaduna state. The gunmen were said to have invaded the villages and carried out the attacks on January 6, and subsequently demanded the payment of N100 million ransom for the release of their victims. The attacks had [...]

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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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    FG to UN: Provide evidence we paid ‘huge ransom’ for Dapchi schoolgirls

FG to UN: Provide evidence we paid ‘huge ransom’ for Dapchi schoolgirls

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, has insisted that the federal government did not pay ransom for the release of schoolgirls from Dapchi, Yobe state. A faction of Boko Haram had abducted over 100 girls from Dapchi in February but they were released in March. At the time of their release, Mohammed told journalists that there was a prisoner swap but [...]

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    Kidnappers free rep after N10m ransom

Kidnappers free rep after N10m ransom

Sani Bello, member of the house of representatives from Mashi/Dutsi federal constituency, Katsina, has been released by his captors. According to Daily Trust, Shittu Shittu, Katsina state chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), disclosed this, saying a ransom of N10 million was paid. Bello was kidnapped on Wednesday around Gobirawa village of Birnin Gwari, Kaduna. “The abductors asked that the member’s driver [...]

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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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