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Kagara Abduction: Kidappers Threaten To Starve The Schoolboys To Death
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Kagara Abduction: Kidappers Threaten To Starve The Schoolboys To Death

Abductors of the 27 students and 15 workers of Government Science College, Kagara , Niger State, have threatened to starve them to death if the ransom they are demanding is not paid on time. One of the abductors stated this in an audio recording made available to one of our correspondents on Wednesday by a prominent Islamic cleric, Sheik Ahmad Gumi. In the audio recording, the abductor , who spoke in Hausa , was heard conversing with a negotiator , identified by Gumi as a top official of the school. He rejected N2 .7m offered him as ransom for the 27 abductees . The bandit stated , “ I don ’t have food for them. If anybody dies among them, we will tell you where to go and pick the corpse. “ You know these children are hungry . I don ’ t have food to give them, only water if th...
Kidnappers Kill Kaduna Businessman after Collecting N5m Ransom
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Kidnappers Kill Kaduna Businessman after Collecting N5m Ransom

The Kaduna State Police Command has arrested five members of a kidnap syndicate, who allegedly killed their victim after collecting N5m ransom from his family. Spokesperson of the command, ASP Mohammed Jalige, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, February 24, said the kidnap syndicate had abducted one Alhaji Ahmadu, a Kaduna resident last December. The suspects were said to have contacted the victim's brother, who subsequently paid a total of N5 million to secure the release of Ahmadu. However, they went ahead and killed the victim after collecting ransom. "On 30th December, 2020 the Kaduna Police Command was in receipt of a complaint through DPO Panbeguwa from one Abdullahi Salihu 'M' a resident of Panbeguwa village alleging that on the 9th December, 2020 his elder...
Niger State Government Confirms it is Holding Direct Negotiation with Kagara Schoolboys’ Abductors
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Niger State Government Confirms it is Holding Direct Negotiation with Kagara Schoolboys’ Abductors

The Niger State government says it is negotiating directly with the abductors of 27 students of the Government Science College, Kagara, their teachers and family members, for their release. The Secretary to the State Government, Ahmed Matane, made this known during an interview with Thisday. Bandits dressed in Military uniforms stormed the school on February 17, killing one student and abducting 27 others. During the interview, the SSG said there is no time fixed for the abductees to be released because negotiation is still ongoing with the bandits who abducted them. “If anyone tells you he knows when the schoolboys will be released that person is lying; it may be today or tomorrow; nobody can say; we are still negotiating.”he said Matane added that during the negotiations, ...
Grant Amnesty To Bandits — Sheik Gumi Tells FG
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Grant Amnesty To Bandits — Sheik Gumi Tells FG

Popular Islamic cleric Sheik Ahmad Gumi has asked the federal government to grant an unconditional amnesty to bandits and killer herdsmen terrorising the country. This, according to the cleric is the requirement needed to be met by the government for peace to reign in the country. Gumi stated this in a brief interview in Minna, Niger State shortly after he met with the gunmen believed to be abductors of staff and students of Government Science College, Kagara. “The Federal Government should give them blanket amnesty, then if somebody continues, then we will deal with them,” Gumi told journalists in a 1 minute video obtained Recall that the school was attacked on Tuesday night. One student was killed in the process. Sources said that Gumi met with the armed men on Thursda...
Bring Abductors Of Niger Students To Justice – Amnesty International To FG
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Bring Abductors Of Niger Students To Justice – Amnesty International To FG

Amnesty International has condemned the Wednesday’s abduction of 42 persons by gunmen at the Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State, saying attacks on schools undermine right to education. Its director, Osai Ojigho, urged the Federal Government to bring to justice, those responsible for the abduction and other human rights abuses, adding that the latest development has clearly shown that authorities are not doing enough to protect lives. “We condemn this appalling attack, which is the latest in a string of attacks on schools in northern Nigeria. Attacks on schools and abductions of children are war crimes. Those found to be responsible for the abduction must be brought to justice for these and other human rights abuses. “That this is coming only about three months aft...
11 people kidnapped from Abuja orphanage
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11 people kidnapped from Abuja orphanage

Eleven people have been kidnapped from an orphanage in the Federal Capital Territory.   The abductees, all orphans at Rachael’s Orphanage Home in Naharati, Abaji Area Council, were kidnapped on Saturday, Jan 23.   The gunmen, who arrived in large numbers with sophisticated weapons, also robbed the orphanage's security guard and his two wives.   They reportedly forced the gate open and went into the rooms of the orphans, and took 11 of them away at gunpoint.   The police has pledged to rescue those kidnapped and bring their abductors to justice.   Police spokesperson Yusuf Mariam said: "We have launched strategic operations to rescue them and arrest the perpetrators."
Gunmen Abduct DELSU Senior Staff Chairman
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Gunmen Abduct DELSU Senior Staff Chairman

Gunman suspected to be kidnappers have abducted the chairman of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Delta State University, Abraka branch, Mr Monday Izu. Izu and his driver were was reportedly abducted on Thursday night, January 21, along the Eku-Abraka road in Erho axis while returning from Warri. Spokesperson of the Delta State Police Command, DSP Onome Onowakpoyeya, who confirmed the incident on Friday, said the matter was reported at the Abraka police station by the wife of the labour leader. “Yes, it is true. The wife was at the station to report yesterday that the husband and his driver were kidnapped." Onowakpoyeya said. She added that efforts were on by operatives of the command to rescue the chairman as well as apprehend the abductors. ...
Kidnapped former Bauchi lawmaker regains freedom
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Kidnapped former Bauchi lawmaker regains freedom

Former member of Bauchi State House of Assembly, Abdulmumuni Hassan Ningi has been released by his abductors.   It will be recalled that the lawmaker, who represented Ningi Constituency in the last Assembly, was kidnapped by gunmen within Bauchi metropolis on Thursday, January 14.   A family member, who confirmed the development to Nigerian Tribune, said Ningi was released on Wednesday evening and got home at about 11 pm from an unknown destination where he was kept by the kidnappers all through the negotiation for his release.   The family member, however, refused to confirm if any ransom was paid or not.   "We are only grateful to Allah that our brother is back home hale and healthy though he is traumatic due to the experience," he said. &nb...
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Police Lied About Rescue Claims, We Paid N2m Ransom ― Kidnapped Couple

A couple, Mr and Mrs Gbenga Ibikunle who were abducted along Uso – Owo highway in Ondo state have narrated how their abductors collected N2m cash along the highway before releasing them. Recall that the couple who travelled to the wife’s home town in Ebonyi state with their three children were heading back to the state when they were kidnapped. While the couple were marched into the thick forest by the gunmen, their three children and the Lexus Jeep were abandoned on the highway. They were released after spending three days in the kidnapper’s den. Police PRO Tee Leo lkoro had claimed that two suspects were arrested after combing the forest by joint security operatives after the abductors demanded N2m ransom. But while narrating their ordeal to newsmen in Akure, the husband,...
“They Were Planning To Kill Me” – Female Port Harcourt Lawyer, Bisola Rescued From Abductors Speaks (Video)
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“They Were Planning To Kill Me” – Female Port Harcourt Lawyer, Bisola Rescued From Abductors Speaks (Video)

Female Port Harcourt-based lawyer, Bisola Ajayi who was abducted over the weekend, has shared her experience in the kidnappers' den after regaining freedom. Ajayi, 25, was rescued alongside an employee of the British High Commission Paul Nyulaku. They were both kidnapped on Sunday at different locations in Port Harcourt. Speaking to newsmen at Rivers Police command headquarters in Port Harcourt, Bisola said her ransom went up to N200m after everyone reported that she was missing. She further revealed that the kidnappers who shot at her, were surprised that she did not sustain any bullet wound. Bisola added that they attributed this to her having a charm. The lawyer who stated that some of the kidnappers were violent, said they became frantic and were planning to kill her...
Police rescue 60-year-old man from kidnappers, arrest one suspect in Delta
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Police rescue 60-year-old man from kidnappers, arrest one suspect in Delta

The Delta State Police Command has rescued a sixty-year old man Oghenekaro Isiakpere from his abductors. This is coming as the police also arrested a 38-year old suspect, Ogaga Iyeye in connection with the crime and recovered firearms from him, DAILY POST reports. The victim was attacked and abducted by three gunmen at his new building site, in his own Toyota Camry car, at gunpoint, about 1230hrs on 09/06/2020 at Okomo Grace Close, Aladja Community in Udu Local Government Area of Delta State. It was learnt that the police rescued the victim following a distress call. Swiftly, a Patrol Team and Vigilante mobilized to the scene and gave the hoodlums a hot chase. However, luck ran out of the hoodlums when the victim’s car they were using to escape crashed into a pavement on...
Two Chinese Expatriates Abducted in Ebonyi
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Two Chinese Expatriates Abducted in Ebonyi

Two Chinese expatriates working at a mining site in Ebonyi State have been abducted by unknown gunmen. According to reports, the Chinese Nationals were working for a private company in Ihietutu, Ishiagu in Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State when they were abducted on Wednesday, June 3. Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, Loveth Odah said the command is already investigating the matter. “We got the information yesterday. A detachment of our tactical team was dispatched to the area with a view to unraveling the true situation and also to rescue the victims. The team is yet to return to furnish us with relevant information about the incident. But I can confirm to you that we received a distress call from the area yesterday informing th...
Gunmen Abduct Military Officer in Ondo
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Gunmen Abduct Military Officer in Ondo

A military officer has been kidnapped by gunmen along Auga-Akoko in Akoko North-East Local Government Area of Ondo State. The officer, identified as Captain Gana was reportedly travelling alone in his car when he was kidnapped and taken into a nearby bush. ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, the Public Relations Officer of Ondo State Police Command confirmed the incident to Channels TV. According to him, the military officer was on his way from Abuja to Ibadan when he was accosted by the gunmen who abducted him in the Auga-Akoko area of Ondo State. “He was taken into a nearby bush and the abductors allowed him to call a relation who informed our men in the Ikare-Akoko division. “Unfortunately, before a team of police detectives got to the area, he had been moved away from the place, but ...
Kidnappers Release Twin Children Of Popular Ibadan Islamic Cleric
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Kidnappers Release Twin Children Of Popular Ibadan Islamic Cleric

Abductors who kidnapped the twin children of popular Ibadan-based Muslim cleric, Sheik Taofeeq Akeugbagold, have released them after eight days in captivity. The Sheikh announced the release of his children via his Facebook page this morning. “ALHAMDULILLAH! AT 5.30 AM OF SUNDAY 3RD MAY, MY ABDUCTED TWIN KIDS ARE RELEASED TO ME BESIDE A BUSH AFTER 8DAYS IN AN UNKNOWN LAND. THANKS TO U ALL FOR FOR YOUR PRAYERS AND SUPPORT, JAZAKUMULLAHU KHAIRAN. ABERE MI BO SINU OKUN, OLOUN YO PADA FUN MI.” he wrote On Saturday April 25, gunmen stormed Sheik Taofeeq Akeugbagold’s home in Ibadan, Oyo state and abducted his children. They contacted Taofeeq asking for £100, 000 ransom. Yesterday when we spoke with him, he said he was in talks with the abductors to reduce the ransom.
”My Children’s Abductors have Asked for £100, 000 Ransom” – Father of twin Children Abducted in Oyo State one Week ago, Reveals
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”My Children’s Abductors have Asked for £100, 000 Ransom” – Father of twin Children Abducted in Oyo State one Week ago, Reveals

It's been one week since the two year old twin children of popular Oyo state Islamic cleric, Sheik Taofeeq Akewugbagold, were abducted from their home in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital. The cleric who disclosed the kidnap in a post on his Facebook page in the early hours of Sunday April 26, announced that his children, a boy and a girl, were kidnapped at gunpoint at his Ojoo residence on Saturday night, April 25. The spokesperson of the state police command, SP Fadeyi Olugbenga, who confirmed the incident to LIB, said efforts are being made by the state operatives to locate the abductors and rescue the children alive. However it's been one week now and the twins are still with their abductors. LIB reached out to children's father, Taofeeq Akewugbagold, who disclosed that the ab...
Abducted Nigeria international Dayo Ojo regains freedom
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Abducted Nigeria international Dayo Ojo regains freedom

The midfielder has been released three days after he was abducted while returning home following the suspension of the NPFL due to Covid-19 outbreak Football players Dayo Ojo and Benjamin Iluyomade have been released by abductors on Wednesday, Enyimba have confirmed. The duo fell into the hands of gunslingers while returning home from team camp on Sunday in the wake of Nigeria Professional Football League’s suspension owing to Covid-19 outbreak. The incident which took place along the Benin-Owo expressway saw the duo of Ojo and Iluyomade taken away with Emmanuel James escaping the attack. But three days after, the players were set free according to a press statement made available to Goal by the People’s Elephant. “Enyimba midfielder Ekundayo Ojo and Abia Comets' Benjamin ...
Gunmen Abduct Permanent Secretary in Nasarawa
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Gunmen Abduct Permanent Secretary in Nasarawa

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works in Nasarawa State,  Jibrin Giza,  was abducted by yet to be identified gunmen in the early hours of today Sunday February 16th. Confirming this to newsmen, the state commissioner of Police, Bola Longe, said Giza was abducted by gunmen from his residence at Shabu, a suburb of Lafia at about 12:40 a.m., to an unknown destination. His family members say no word has been heard from his abductors. The police boss says the DPO in the area had already mobilised some officers and men who are on the trail of the fleeing abductors and their victims.
Kidnappers Release Children of Kaduna Based Medical Doctor
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Kidnappers Release Children of Kaduna Based Medical Doctor

The two children of kaduna-based medical doctor, Philip Ataga, have been released by their abductors two weeks after they were abducted alongside their deceased mother from their home in Juji, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna metropolis on January 25th. Dr Philip Ataga who confirmed their release, said the children were dropped by the kidnappers at Ungwar Kati area along the Juji bypass at about 7pm on Thursday night February 6th. They were later picked by one of his relatives who brought them back home. Their release comes barely a week after the kidnappers killed their mother, Bola, and dropped her body along the Abuja-Kaduna highway.
Kidnapped Taraba NBA Vice Chairman Released by Abductors
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Kidnapped Taraba NBA Vice Chairman Released by Abductors

Vice Chairperson of Nigerian Bar Association in Taraba State, Zainab Kishimi, has regained her freedom. Kishimi, who is also a senior member of the International Federation of Female Lawyers, was abducted around 8:00pm on Friday from her residence behind Central Bank in Jalingo, the state capital; according to a close family friend. The director of Taraba Lawyers media, who confirmed the release, said that she was freed at around 12:00am on Sunday morning.
Ahmadu Bello University students kidnapped along Abuja-Kaduna road
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Ahmadu Bello University students kidnapped along Abuja-Kaduna road

Three final year students of the Faculty of Law, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria have been kidnapped on Abuja-Kaduna expressway. The students were said to be on their way to school when the vehicle they were traveling in, was attacked by their abductors.   The Abuja-Kaduna road is notorious for being a flash-point of kidnappings.   Recall that the chairman of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Abubakar Mahmood, and his daughter were kidnapped on the same road in April.
IGP Deploys Detectives To Enugu, Ogun To Fish Out Killers Of Priest, Abductors
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IGP Deploys Detectives To Enugu, Ogun To Fish Out Killers Of Priest, Abductors

The Inspector General of Police(IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has deployed detectives to Enugu and Ogun States to fish out killers of a catholic priest and abductors of some pastors from the Redeemed Christain Church of God. Force public relations officer Frank Mba who made this known said the detectives from IGP-Intelligence Response Unit (IRT), the Forensic and Homicide sections of the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID), would work along the police State command to bring the killers and abductors to book. Mba, in a statement said “The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, has ordered massive manhunt for the killers of Rev. Father Paul Offu, a Catholic Priest in charge of St. James the Greater Parish Catholic Church Ugbawka in Enugu state. Consequently, crack detective...
Freed Ex-Minister’s Son Speaks On His Ordeal In The Hands Of His Abductors
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Freed Ex-Minister’s Son Speaks On His Ordeal In The Hands Of His Abductors

Son of Prof Isaac Adewole, former Minister of Health, Mr. Adedayo Adewole, who was freed by kidnappers on Tuesday and released within 24 hours, has recounted his ordeals in the hands of his abductors. The freed victim who said no ransom was paid to get his freedom, spoke to journalists at the headquarters of Oyo State Police Command, Eleyele, Ibadan, on Thursday. Adedayo, a United Kingdom trained medical biochemist, was kidnapped by gunmen at 5:30 p.m on Tuesday in his farm at Iroko, a rural community in Akinyele Local Government Area of the state, and was freed the following day. He was released after the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Shina Olukolu, and Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 11, comprising Oyo, Osun and Ondo states, Mr. Leye Oyeb...
Plateau State Specialist Hospital Hands Over Stolen Baby To Biological Parents
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Plateau State Specialist Hospital Hands Over Stolen Baby To Biological Parents

The Plateau Specialist Hospital, Jos has handed over the baby stolen from its maternity ward, to the biological parents, after medical and police investigation. Handing over the baby to the parents, the Chief Medical Director, Dr Philemon Golwa, expressed happiness over the recovery of the stolen child from its abductors. “Today is not a day of mourning; it is a day of celebration of life that was thought to have been lost but now found. When this special baby was stolen from this hospital, I was worried, but with our efforts and that of the Police, God has made it possible for us to celebrate. We had a breakthrough on Thursday with the recovery of the baby from the woman who “technically” snatched her. The woman has confessed to the Police that she actually stole the child," said D...
Police Rescue Toddler Kidnapped From MFM Church in Lagos
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Police Rescue Toddler Kidnapped From MFM Church in Lagos

Men of the Lagos state police command have rescued a two-year-old child, Esther Ojo, abducted from the Mountain of Fire and Miracle Church (MFM) regional headquarters in Agege in March. Baby Esther was in church with her parents when she was kidnapped by two men and held for over two months while they demanded a ransom. The spokesperson of the state police command, Bala Elkanah, says the police had in the last two months been on the trail of the abductors of the little girl. The abductors, Nwaigbo Magnus and Sixtus Osunwoke Egwim, were apprehended today Monday May 6th while waiting to collect the ransom demanded from her parents at the location they asked them to bring the money to. Bala while speaking on the rescue operation, said “The Commissioner of Police has commended ...
Rohr Raises Concern over Kalu’s Fitness for AFCON 2019
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Rohr Raises Concern over Kalu’s Fitness for AFCON 2019

Super Eagles Head Coach, Gernot Rohr is worried over one of the players, Samuel Kalu who is battling to be fit for the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt after suffering a relapse from an injury which he has nursed for two months and half. According to Owngoalnigeria.com, Kalu is yet to play for Bordeaux the past three weeks and he is not close to returning for the team due to the injury set back, which according to Rohr became worse after he tried to force his return back to action in a league game against Monaco on the 9th of March, a game he ended up playing just 29 minutes. The Franco-German coach revealed that Kalu’s family issues particularly when his mother was kidnapped for ransom also aggravated the injury as the 21 year old didn’t sleep for nights in his bid to secure the...
48 Hours After, Abductors of Ibadan-based Lawyer, Adetunbi, driver yet to Contact Family
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48 Hours After, Abductors of Ibadan-based Lawyer, Adetunbi, driver yet to Contact Family

Forty eight hours after an Ibadan-based lawyer, Barrister Musibau Adetunbi and his driver were kidnapped; their abductors are yet to contact any of his family members or colleagues. A colleague of the legal practitioner, who was kidnapped in Iwaraja in Osun state on Monday on his way to Akure told DAILY POST that up till now, no information of the where about of the legal practitioner has been received. DAILY POST recalls that Adetunbi and his driver were kidnapped by some unknown gunmen on Monday. They were kidnapped in Iwaraja in Osun state, on their way to Court of Appeal in Akure, the Ondo state capital. Chairman of the Ibadan branch of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Dr. Oluwole Akintayo, who confirmed the kidnap maintained that the incident has b...
Gunmen Abduct Father Of Bayelsa LG Chairman
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Gunmen Abduct Father Of Bayelsa LG Chairman

Unidentified gunmen numbering about seven at the weekend abducted Mr. Wellington Magbisa, the father of the Caretaker Chairman of Sagbama Local Government Area, Michael. It was gathered that the kidnappers gained access to their victim’s house through an unprotected window, seized him and took him away. Sources said the incident, which happened early hours of Sunday, caused panic in Sagbama and caused confusion in Magbisa’s family. The abductors reportedly whisked their victim away to an unknown place through the waterways. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Butswat Asinim, confirmed the incident and said the police were investigating the matter. “The gunmen numbering about five gained access to the house of the victim through an unprotected widow and took him away ...
Man Narrates Ordeal After Being Kidnapped By Suspected Fulani Herdsmen In Edo.
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Man Narrates Ordeal After Being Kidnapped By Suspected Fulani Herdsmen In Edo.

A Nigerian film maker and actor, Femi Ogedengbe, has taken to social media to narrate on behalf of a victim – his horrifying experience at the hands of gunmen alleged to be Fulani herdsmen over the weekend in Edo state.   Oh Nigeria ! I weep… ARMED ROBBERY AND KIDNAPPING BY ARMED FULANI HERDSMEN ON ORE-BENIN EXPRESSWAY – OFOSU (INCIDENT HAPPENED AROUND 3 PM LAST SATURDAY MARCH 16, 2019). For my personal safety and to avoid a reprisal or repeat attack, God forbid, let me call myself Barrister A. I was on my way to Jattu, near Auchi in Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State Nigeria for my younger sister’s traditional marriage billed to take place in Jattu. I set out from Lagos and was having a very smooth ride until I entered Edo State. At Ofusu just before Okada Tow...
Kidnapped Enugu Catholic Priest Found Dead
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Kidnapped Enugu Catholic Priest Found Dead

A Catholic priest, Reverend Father Clement Ugwu, who was kidnapped from his Parish, St Mark Catholic Church, Obinofia Ndiuno, Enugu State, has been found dead. His decomposing body was found in a bush on Wednesday morning, a week after he was kidnapped. According to a report, Rev. Fr. Ugwu was kidnapped on Wednesday, March 13, 2018, around 9:00 p.m. after they had shot him in his church premises. Speaking shortly after his remains were laid to rest at the Catholic cemetery at the Holy Ghost Cathedral , the Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Most Rev . Callistus Onaga, called on the police to fish out the killers of the priest. Bishop Onaga decried the spate of violent killings around the country, advising that Christians should intensified their prayers for the survival of t...
Mother of Super Eagles Midfielder, Samuel Kalu, Kidnapped in Aba, Abia State.
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Mother of Super Eagles Midfielder, Samuel Kalu, Kidnapped in Aba, Abia State.

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted the mother of Super Eagles’ midfielder, Samuel Kalu and are demanding a N50m ransom for her release. According to reports, Mrs. Kalu was driving with some of her children along the Okpulu Umuobo area of Aba in Abia state last week when the unidentified gunmen blocked her vehicle, ordered the children out of the car and took the player’s mother away to an unknown destination. The kidnappers contacted the family and made an initial demand of N50 million ransom, but later increased the money. The state police command have vowed to rescue Mrs Kalu and apprehend her abductors.
Jimoh Ibrahim Mum’s Death: Big Loss to Me, Says Jimoh Ibrahim
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Jimoh Ibrahim Mum’s Death: Big Loss to Me, Says Jimoh Ibrahim

News on business mogul and legal practitioner, Jimoh Ibrahim mum’s death, Theresa Jimoh broke on Saturday evening and the business man, who is not in the country at the moment, has described it as a big loss to him. According to him, the death is “a big loss” because she was “somebody you won’t like to part with.” Ibrahim, who spoke with PUNCH Metro from the United Kingdom, said “death must occur; something must cause death.” He stated, “I’m not in Nigeria; I’m at the Cambridge University and not yet home. As a PhD student, I need to get the permission of the university to travel. All I can say is that mama will be given a befitting burial; she is right now in the mortuary. “When the family announces the date for the burial, we will make it known. Her family will have to h...
Kidnappers Free Abducted LG Workers in Ekiti
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Kidnappers Free Abducted LG Workers in Ekiti

The Ekiti State Police Command Saturday disclosed that the two officials of the Emure Local Government Area of the state, who were kidnapped by gunmen have been freed. The two council staff, Pastor A. Onaade and Dr. O. Fashina, were kidnapped along Ikere-Ise-Emure road Wednesday night while returning to Ado Ekiti. Onaade is an accountant while Fashina is in charge of primary health care in the council. Speaking with journalists in Ado Ekiti on Saturday, the Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Caleb Ikechukwu, told journalists that the captives were freed from their abductors by the police. Ikechukwu said the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Asuquo Amba, had visited the kidnap victims in their respective homes. “The commissioner of police had visited them, they are in good s...
Again, Kaduna Relaxes 24-Hour Curfew
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Again, Kaduna Relaxes 24-Hour Curfew

The Kaduna State government has relaxed the 24-hour curfew which was re-imposed on Kaduna metropolis and its environs on Friday. There was tension in the state Friday following the news of the killing of a traditional ruler, the Agwom Adara, Mr. Maiwada Raphael Galadima, by his abductors. The traditional ruler, who was abducted on October 19 while travelling from Kaduna to his palace in Kachia, was killed a week after his abductors collected an undisclosed sum of money as ransom. The state government, in a statement on Sunday by Samuel Aruwan, the spokesman to Governor Nasir el-Rufai, announced that the curfew had been relaxed in Kaduna metropolis and environs. He said: “Residents can move around today (Sunday) till 5pm. From tomorrow, Monday, 29 October, residents are free to ...
Africa’s Youngest Billionaire Freed By Kidnappers – Police
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Africa’s Youngest Billionaire Freed By Kidnappers – Police

Africa’s youngest billionaire snatched a week ago off the street outside a luxury hotel in Tanzania, has returned home unharmed after being released by his kidnappers, police said on Saturday. Mohammed Dewji, the 43-year-old CEO of the METL Group family conglomerate, was seized as he arrived for a morning workout in Tanzania’s commercial capital Dar es Salaam last week. Forbes estimates his net worth as $1.5 billion, making him Africa’s 17th richest man and its youngest billionaire. Lazaro Mambosasa, Dar es Salaam’s police commander, told the media that Mr Dewji was abandoned by his kidnappers in the city’s Gymkhana area at 2:30 a.m. local time. Mr Dewji had been held in a house in an area where police were about to conduct a house-to-house search, he said. “He was tied legs, ...
Boko Haram Plans to Kill Leah Sharibu in October – Mother Cries Out
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Boko Haram Plans to Kill Leah Sharibu in October – Mother Cries Out

Mrs. Rebecca Sharibu, the mothers of the captured Dapchi girl, Leah Sharibu, has pleaded with Federal Government to ensure her daughter’s release, as the Boko Haram captors have threatened to kill her in the 2nd week of October. She said this, yesterday in Jos, at a meeting organised by Rev. Gideon Para-Mallam, founder of the Citizen Monitoring Group (CMG), Guardian reports However, she did not mention the demands, saying the negotiation is between Federal Government and Boko Haram, and that the sect notified her some days ago. Speaking in Hausa and interpreted in English by one Dr. Gloria Samdi Pudlu, Mrs. Sharibu appreciated the concern shown by the entire world over their plight, and urged Federal Government, President Buhari, Vice President Osinbajo and Secretary to the Govern...
Just In: Bandits Kidnap 7 In Zamfara, Demand N100m
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Just In: Bandits Kidnap 7 In Zamfara, Demand N100m

The police in Zamfara said armed bandits have abducted seven people from Nahuche village of Bungudu Local Government. The police said the villagers, including a former councillor, Bello Daniya, were kidnapped in the early hours of Sunday. Kidnap An eye witness, Malam Sani Ibrahim, had earlier told newsmen that the bandits besieged the village in large numbers, fired guns into the air and ordered the villagers to show them the house of Bungudu local government APC chairman, Alhaji Hamisu Coordinator. He said that the abductors, however, found themselves in the former councillor’s house, who is a neighbour to the APC chairman, where they took him, four boys and two girls. Ibrahim said the abductors later released one of the victims with a note demanding N100 million as ransom to...
Kidnappers Abduct Enugu Senatorial Aspirant’s Father-Chief Lawrence Eya , Demand N15m Ransom
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Kidnappers Abduct Enugu Senatorial Aspirant’s Father-Chief Lawrence Eya , Demand N15m Ransom

The tension in Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area of Enugu State, following the abduction of Chief Lawrence Eya, father of a senatorial aspirant. The kidnappers are now demanding N15 million ransom for his release. Kidnap Eya, who is about 68 years old, was trailed to Kogi State and abducted two days ago. His son, a Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, a senatorial aspirant for Enugu North District, Mr. Chinedu Eya, who confirmed the incident, begged his father’s abductors to release him. Eya, who said political coloration might not be ruled out, said it was unhealthy for any person to introduce brigandage into Enugu politics. According to him, “right now, I really feel pains as a man. I cried because the old man should not be suffering. He put his life on the line for some of us ...
Abductors Release Oba Lekan Balogun’s Twins After Collecting N10m Ransom In Ibadan, Oyo State
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Abductors Release Oba Lekan Balogun’s Twins After Collecting N10m Ransom In Ibadan, Oyo State

A big relief, Tuesday, came to the Otun-Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun, following the release of his children by the hoodlums who abducted them at his Akobo residence in Ibadan. The twins, a boy and a girl, aged six were said to have been set free in Lagos where their abductors took them to. Oba Balogun confirmed the payment of N10m as ransom to the hoodlums before the children were released. Balogun said the twins were released unhurt. He said that he has heard their voices, but he has not seen them. He confirmed the payment of N10 million to the kidnappers to secure the release of the twins, adding the money paid could not be compared to the joy of their safe return. According to him, “my wife and the mother of the twins, Mrs. Funmilayo Balogun had gone to Lagos to...
Kidnapped DELSU Lecturer Escapes
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Kidnapped DELSU Lecturer Escapes

A lecturer from the Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka, Dr Boniface Anyanwu, was, at about 2a.m on Saturday, kidnapped from his Obiaruku home, with the abductors demanding N20m in ransom. Anyanwu, who was later crammed in the booth of his Toyota Camry and driven away to an unknown destination, reportedly escaped from the kidnappers' den yesterday.
DSS Nabs Germans’ Abductors In Abuja
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DSS Nabs Germans’ Abductors In Abuja

The Department of State Services (DSS) has announced the arrest of suspects who abducted the five German expatriates, as well as Boko Haram fighters and gunrunners. In a release signed by Tony Opuiyo, the Service revealed that it recovered items including pistol, AK-47 magazines, FN rifles, 989 rounds of ammunition, one round of 9mm ammunition, Beretta magazine and the sum of N457, 140 during the exercise. According to the statement, the kidnap syndicate that snatched the Germans off Bayelsa coastline in Brass Local Government area was smashed at the Federal Housing Authority Estate, Lugbe, FCT. The members are Ebifagbe Dickson, Williams Jephter, Messiah Philips, Sample Reuben, Prosper Ebitari and Charles Krobo James. The DSS said the gang was intercepted while plotting to perp...
Abductors Reduce Ondo Perm Sec Ransom To N20m
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Abductors Reduce Ondo Perm Sec Ransom To N20m

The abductors of the Permanent Secretary of the Ondo State Hospital Management Board, Dr. Niran Ikuomola , have reduced the ransom placed on the victim to N 20m . Ikuomola , together with his driver, was kidnapped in Kogi State on his way to Abuja for an official assignment on Sunday. It was gathered that shortly after, the abductors called the family on the telephone and demanded for N 70m ransom. A source close to the family said on Thursday that the abductors had called the wife of the victim , Mrs . Omonike Ikuomola , to inform the family about the reduction of the ransom, adding that the family could not still raise the money. He said , “ The wife was contacted on the telephone again and they ( abductors) reduced the money to N 20m , the wife begged them to accept N 2m , but...
We Paid N15 Million To Abductors, Family Tells Court
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We Paid N15 Million To Abductors, Family Tells Court

“My abductors demanded N500million ransom but my family paid N15.1 million to free me” the traditional ruler of Iba Town, Oba Goriola Oseni told a Lagos High Court sitting at Igbosere. Oseni said this on Friday while giving evidence at the commencement of trial of the four men accused of kidnapping him. The accused are: Duba Furejo, Ododowo Isaiah, Reuben Anthony and Yerin Fresh, who were first arraigned before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo on Oct. 24. They are standing trial on an eight-count charge bordering on conspiracy, murder, attempted murder, robbery, armed robbery, stealing and kidnapping preferred against them by the Lagos State Government. At the commencement of hearing, the Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Adeniji Kazeem (SAN), who led a team of...
Adamawa Singer Who Was Kidnapped After Releasing Anti-Corruption Song Speaks From Hospital bed
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Adamawa Singer Who Was Kidnapped After Releasing Anti-Corruption Song Speaks From Hospital bed

Popular Adamawa based musician, Ado Daukaka, who went missing on Saturday June 25th after he released his controversial new song titled "Gyara kayanka" condemning some politicians in the state, has recounted his ordeal in the hands of his abductors.  Ado, who was found unconscious at a farm in Lamurde village in the state yesterday, was rushed to the hospital where he is receiving medical examination. Narrating his experience in the hands of his abductors, he said: “They asked me why I sniff around other people’s affairs, which clearly shows that my kidnap had to do with my work as a singer. I was never physically harmed by my captors, but I was quite traumatized by being abducted and held captive”he said