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How Angry Parents Vandalised School After The Kidnap Of Zamfara Schoolgirls
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How Angry Parents Vandalised School After The Kidnap Of Zamfara Schoolgirls

One of the teachers of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, Zamfara State, has narrated how some angry parents pulled down doors and windows of the school after Friday’s kidnap incident. Gunmen had stormed the school in the early hours of Friday, abducting many students. Speaking with Daily Trust, the teacher said many parents trooped to the school after the incident. He said some of those whose children were abducted slumped in the school while those who found their children unharmed, made efforts to take them away but the school authorities initially stopped them for safety concerns. However, the parents were said to have reacted negatively, forcing the authorities to allow them have their way. “Initially, the school authorities prevented them from going with 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...
Security Agents Foil Kidnap Attempt in Kogi, Arrest Armed Bandit
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Security Agents Foil Kidnap Attempt in Kogi, Arrest Armed Bandit

Security agents in Kogi State have arrested one of the armed bandits terrorising Yagba West local government council of Kogi state. It was gathered that the six-man gang attacked people along Oke-Ere road of Yagba West and atempted to abduct them when they were engaged in gun duel by the security agents. Mr Toba Abraham, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Chairman of Yagba West Local Government Area Council, Hon. Pius Kolawole, who confirmed the incident on Friday February 19, said the kidnap attempt was foiled by the ‘Special Security Taskforce’ set up by the chairman. According to Abraham, luck ran against the gang of notorious armed bandits while attempting to kidnap some people along Oke-Ere road of Yagba West when one of the victims who escaped to ...
Angry APC Senators Declare Buhari’s Government Incompetent
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Angry APC Senators Declare Buhari’s Government Incompetent

The kidnap students of Government Science Secondary School, Kagara (Niger State) has pushed some Senators into uncontrollable anger against the Nigerian Government. Senators Mohammed Enagi (APC-Niger South), Sani Musa (APC-Niger East), and Aliu Sabi Aliu (APC-Niger North) described as unacceptable, the worsening state of insecurity in Niger State and Nigeria in general. In a brief debate on a motion sponsored by Senator Musa, the lawmakers expressed worries that the state had become unsafe for education, agriculture, and other socio-economic engagements. Musa in defending his motion, informed his colleagues that the number of students in that school was more than 1000 adding that the actual number of those kidnapped was yet to be known. But a spokesman for Niger State Muham...
Bandits Learnt Kidnapping from Niger Delta Militants – Sheik Gumi
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Bandits Learnt Kidnapping from Niger Delta Militants – Sheik Gumi

Prominent Islamic cleric, Ahmad Gumi has continued his call for amnesty to be granted to bandits spearheading violent attacks in the Northern region of the country. Gumi who appeared on Africa Independent Television (AIT) on Tuesday February 16, said bandits learnt how to kidnap from Niger Delta Militants and should be granted amnesty just like them. According to the cleric, only a handful of herders are criminals and they took up weapons to protect themselves from extinction after their cows which is their ''oil,'' were rustled. Gumi said; “We didn’t take a different route of trying to solve this problem and that is why we are still here today. And when we say amnesty, we don’t mean that anyone proved to be involved in murder should go free as such. “They learnt kidnappin...
Beauty Queen Faces 50 Years in Jail after Being Accused of Being Part of a Kidnapping Gang
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Beauty Queen Faces 50 Years in Jail after Being Accused of Being Part of a Kidnapping Gang

A Mexican beauty queen is facing up to 50 years in prison after being arrested on suspicion of being part of a kidnapping gang. Laura Mojica Romero, 25, is currently being detained in Huatusco, a city in the Mexican state of Veracruz. She is one of three women and five men arrested by authorities. She was identified only by her first name in a statement released by investigators in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz. Ms. Mojica was described as one of 'eight alleged members of a criminal organisation specialising in kidnap' in the statement. Prosecutors said an elite anti-kidnap unit had acted to ensure there was 'no truce for people who cause serious harm to Veracruz' following their arrest. They added: 'The capture of Luis Antonio 'N'; Raúl 'N'; María del Ro...
NTA Portharcourt Reporter Regains Freedom after 5 Days in Kidnappers Den
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NTA Portharcourt Reporter Regains Freedom after 5 Days in Kidnappers Den

  Five days after her kidnap by unknown gunmen, a reporter with the Nigerian Television Authority, Chidiebele Julian Onyia has regained freedom. Julian, a nursing mother of a six-month-old baby with the NTA Port Harcourt was abducted at gunpoint on her way home from work around Railway within Woji area in Obio-Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State. The Rivers State Police Command said they were on top of the situation as soon as her kidnap was reported to secure her release. “The Rivers State Police Command is pleased to announce the unconditional release of Chidiebere Onyia, a reporter with NTA Port Harcourt who was kidnapped last week. “The rescue was made possible due to the intense pressure mounted by the Command as directed by the Authority. Her abductors...
Police Blame Bank For Kidnap Of Staff In Katsina
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Police Blame Bank For Kidnap Of Staff In Katsina

The Katsina State Police Command has blamed one of the old generation banks for the eventual kidnap of one of its staff living at Shagari quarters in the outskirts of Funtua, Katsina State last Thursday. Spokesman of the Command, Superintendent Gambo Isah, told The Nation the failure of the bank to provide decent and secured accommodation for their staff often exposes them to several security risks He said:’’The bank staff was staying outside the metropolitan area, in fact on the outskirts of Funtua that is insecurity prone and the bandits kidnapped him. “In fact, I have called to speak with the manager of the bank. ‘’For somebody who is new in an environment where he is not an indigene of Katsina not even from the North to be employed by the organisation and left to hang o...
Suspected Herdsmen Kill OPC Member, Kidnap Farmer In Ondo
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Suspected Herdsmen Kill OPC Member, Kidnap Farmer In Ondo

A member of the Oodua Peoples Congress in Ondo State, identified as Adejuyigbe Daniel, has been reportedly killed by some suspected Fulani herdsmen in the Iju community in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State. The deceased was said to be one of the youths of the town who were searching for a missing farmer, Mr. Solomon Akinmeji, before he was attacked and killed by the bandits in the forest on Sunday. Akinmeji was reportedly abducted by the herdsmen in his farm on Saturday, at Okeji farm settlement in the town. The incident happened two weeks after the state governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, issued a four-point order to the herdsmen to vacate the state forest reserves, banned night and under-aged grazing and the movement of cattle on the highways and within the cities ...
Troops Arrest Suspected Kidnappers of Taraba Youths
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Troops Arrest Suspected Kidnappers of Taraba Youths

The Benue State Government said that 17 suspected criminals who kidnapped Taraba youths have been arrested. It will be recalled that 23 Takum youths were abducted along Wukari – Takum road in Taraba state last Wednesday. 19 were rescued by a combined team of soldiers and police from Benue and Taraba. Col. Paul Hemba, the Special Adviser to Governor Ortom on Security, who confirmed the latest development to journalists on Monday, February 1, said that those who abducted the youths were loyalists of the late terrorist, Terwase Akwaza aka Gana. Hemba said that the aim of the criminal elements was to trigger inter-communal crisis between the Tiv and Jukun tribes. The security adviser said that all the kidnap victims are all Jukuns from Taraba, adding that the youths were kept a...
Gunmen Kidnap, Monday Izu, DELSU SSANU Chairman
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Gunmen Kidnap, Monday Izu, DELSU SSANU Chairman

THE spate of insecurity in the Delta State University, DELSU, community, Abraka Thursday further nosedived with the abduction of the chapter chairman of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, Mr. Monday Izu. Mr. Izu was reportedly abducted along the Eku-Abraka road in Erho axis while returning from Warri where he had go to for an official engagement. Sources said the hoodlums had laid ambush on a failed portion of the road waiting for commuters to abduct adding that the DELSU staff might have been a random target of the incident. Confirming the incident, the state police public relations officer, DSP Onome Onowakpoyeya said the matter was reported at the Abraka police station by the wife of the labour leader. She said: “Yes, it is true. The wife was a...
Boko Haram kidnap Yobe District Head
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Boko Haram kidnap Yobe District Head

Thursday January 7 attack by Boko Haram insurgents in Geidam town of Yobe State, also led to the abduction of the district head. Eyewitnesses alleged that the terrorists looted goods before setting some shops ablaze. They also torched the house of a former chairman of a local government, Dr. Mulima Mato. Yobe police Command spokesman ASP Dungus Abdulkarim who said the police recovered a burnt Hilux vehicle containing two bodies, maintained that it could not be ascertained whether the deceased were Boko Haram members or not. Abdulkarim said the insurgents went to the general hospital and ordered the nurses to give first aid treatment to their colleagues, before they escaped. Following the attack, Governor Mai Mala Buni has ordered the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA)...
Teacher Fakes her Own Kidnap in Kwara to Extort N250, 000 From her Father
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Teacher Fakes her Own Kidnap in Kwara to Extort N250, 000 From her Father

The police in Kwara state have arrested a 24-year-old teacher, Medinat Ibrahim,  for allegedly faking her own kidnap just to extort N250, 000 from her father. Medinat, who was paraded alongside two other suspects identified as Amudalat Wahab (30) and Hammed Lekan (28) said she committed the crime to raise money to settle a debt which accrued from the monthly contribution at the private school where she serves as a teacher. She alleged she was maltreated by her stepmother who also caused friction between her and her father, adding that she decided to fake her own kidnap to get money to offset debts she incurred during COVID-19 lockdown.   I teach in a private school where I was paid N15,000. We organised monthly contribution which I collected and invested in a business, b...
Boko Haram Terrorists In Military Uniforms Kidnap UN Staff In Borno, Abubaka Gaba Idrils ‘Alooma’
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Boko Haram Terrorists In Military Uniforms Kidnap UN Staff In Borno, Abubaka Gaba Idrils ‘Alooma’

Boko Haram fighters have abducted staff of United Nations (UN) along Damaturu - maiduguri road Born state. Held captive is Abubaka Gaba Idrils, aka Alooma, a senior protection Assistant with UN High Commissioner for refugees (UNHCR). The terrorist ambushsd vehicles conveying commuters near Matari village between Minok Jakana Highway. One of the them, Alooma was seized around 8.30.a.m on Saturday. A source told PRNigeria the terrorist, in military uniform, mounted a road block with three Hilux pickup trucks and motorcycles. The witness said", while searching the passengers, Idris attempted to throw away his ID card but one of the insurgents sights him. He was then asked to step down from the vehicle along with two other passengers, while the rest of the passengers were as...
Gunmen In Southern Kaduna Kidnap Five Daughters Of Christ Embassy Pastor, Istifanus Tiswan
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Gunmen In Southern Kaduna Kidnap Five Daughters Of Christ Embassy Pastor, Istifanus Tiswan

No less than six people have been kidnapped after gunmen stormed Karaji suburb in Kaduna State. Among the victims of the incident, which took place less than 10 kilometres to the Government House, are five daughters of Pastor Istifanus Tiswan of the Christ Embassy Church. They are Faith, Godsgift, Ruth, Damaris and Michelle. The other victim is Haruna Barde, who escaped violence from his native village to take refuge in Karji as an Internally Displaced Person. The kidnappers are yet to make contact with the families or local authorities. Luka Binniyat, spokesperson for the Southern Kaduna People’s Union, in a statement described as worrying the deteriorating security situation in the area, which has led to the killing and kidnapping of residents. He said, “Kidnapping ...
Gunmen Kill Pastor Yohanna Abashiya, Kidnap His Daughter In Kaduna
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Gunmen Kill Pastor Yohanna Abashiya, Kidnap His Daughter In Kaduna

Gunmen suspected to be Fulani militia have killed one Rev. Yohanna Abashiya in Kaduna and kidnapped his daughter. The incident took place on October 1, in Agui, Maraban Rido in Chikun Local Government Area. The deceased was the resident pastor of Baptist Church in the community. Facebook user, Gideon Sarki John, stated that the gunmen stormed the pastor's residence at night, shot him dead and whisked away his daughter. He wrote: "Please Christian brethren, these family needs our prayers now, on first October ,2020 night hour Fulani herdmen came and kill this man of God Rev. Yohanna Abashiya he was pastoring at Baptist Church Agui Under Maraban Rido Kaduna state, and also took away with his child up to now no good news about the child. Ohh, God have mercy and comfort these fam...
Bandits Kidnap 17 Family Members In Udawa Chikun, Kaduna
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Bandits Kidnap 17 Family Members In Udawa Chikun, Kaduna

Suspected bandits have abducted 21 people in two separate attacks on Udawa village, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State. Seventeen of those abducted including four others, who sustained serious injuries from gunshots, were said to be members of the same family. Liman Hussaini, a community leader in Udawa, who confirmed the incident, said unknown gunmen stormed the area and started shooting sporadically, leaving several persons injured. According to Hussaini, four people were kidnapped on Friday, while 17 others were abducted on Saturday on their way to the farm at about 7:00am. He said by the time security personnel stationed in the village rushed to the scene of the incident, the bandits had escaped with their victims into the bush. “Yesterday, a family of 21 were ...
Bandits Kidnap 17 Family Members In Udawa Chikun, Kaduna
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Bandits Kidnap 17 Family Members In Udawa Chikun, Kaduna

Suspected bandits have abducted 21 people in two separate attacks on Udawa village, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State. Seventeen of those abducted including four others, who sustained serious injuries from gunshots, were said to be members of the same family. Liman Hussaini, a community leader in Udawa, who confirmed the incident, said unknown gunmen stormed the area and started shooting sporadically, leaving several persons injured. According to Hussaini, four people were kidnapped on Friday, while 17 others were abducted on Saturday on their way to the farm at about 7:00am. He said by the time security personnel stationed in the village rushed to the scene of the incident, the bandits had escaped with their victims into the bush. “Yesterday, a family of 21 were ...
Government burns down house belonging to kidnapper in Cross River
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Government burns down house belonging to kidnapper in Cross River

A house belonging to an alleged Kidnapper in Calabar South Local Government Area of Cross River State has been set ablaze by agents of the state government. The suspected kidnapper, Edet Effiong Nyong was reported to have been among the suspects declared wanted by the state government. The team who set the building ablaze was led by the State Security Adviser, South, Mr Ani Esin alongside DSS, Anti-Cultism and Kidnapping Squad and other stakeholder, Daily Post reports. The building which is located at Esiere Ebom Street in Calabar South local government area of the state was burnt on Saturday. It was learned that the suspect was responsible for the kidnap of the father of the former Director of DSS and he was also the brain behind the kidnap of a relative of the former De...
Army Troops Destroy Kidnappers’ Hideouts, Rescue Kidnapped Victims in Plateau
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Army Troops Destroy Kidnappers’ Hideouts, Rescue Kidnapped Victims in Plateau

The Defence Headquarters says troops of operation Safe Heaven have destroyed kidnappers’ hideouts and rescued kidnapped victims in Plateau State. The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday. Enenche said that three bandits were killed during the operation while others escaped with gunshot wounds. According to him, all the suspects have been handed over to authorities for further investigation and prosecution. The statement reads “In continuation of intensive clearance operations under Operation ACCORD aimed at curbing the activities of bandits and other criminals in the North West and North Central region, troops under Operation SAFE HAVEN have neutralized 3 kidnappers hideouts during a commando operation ...
Man Accuses SARS of Driving him and his Wife to an ATM and Asking them to Withdraw 500,000 Naira
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Man Accuses SARS of Driving him and his Wife to an ATM and Asking them to Withdraw 500,000 Naira

A man has claimed that SARS tried to extort him and his wife of 500,000 Naira after they were seen outside past curfew. Bruce Bateman said the incident happened 2 weeks ago. He claims the SARS officials drove him and his wife from Lekki to Marina and asked them to withdraw 500K from the ATM. He said 250K was the fine levied on him and 250K on his wife. He made this revelation while discussing kidnapping and armed robbery. He insinuated that Nigerian policemen are kdinappers and armed robbers because of the way they arrest and extort civilians. He wrote: "We need Nigerian police to stop kidnappers and armed robbers. "SARS that drove my wife and I from Lekki to Marina and asked us to withdraw 500k from the ATM if we wanted to be released. Shey that one is not kidnap and armed...
90-year-old Brother of Ex-Adamawa State Governor, Nyako, has Been Kidnapped
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90-year-old Brother of Ex-Adamawa State Governor, Nyako, has Been Kidnapped

The police in Adamawa State have confirmed the kidnap of 90-year-old Dahiru Nyako, the elder brother of former governor of the state, Murtala Nyako. Dahiru Nyako was abducted in the early hours of Thursday, June 11, at his residence in Mayo-Belwa town. Spokesperson for the state command, DSP Suleiman Nguroje confirmed the incident, saying, "The Commissioner of Police has dispatched a combined team of intelligence, anti-kidnapping and anti-robbery operatives to rescue him." A family member said gunmen stormed Dahiru Nyako's residence in the middle of the night. They shot sporadically before taking the old man with them.
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...
17-yr-old Girl Arrested in Ogun for Faking Kidnap with her Boyfriend
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17-yr-old Girl Arrested in Ogun for Faking Kidnap with her Boyfriend

A teenager and her boyfriend have been arrested by the police in Ogun state, after the pair faked her kidnap to extort cash from her parent. The two suspects, 17-year-old Seun Adekunle and her boyfriend 25-year-old, Basit Olasunkanmi, were nabbed by the police after a complaint was lodged by her mother. The teenager’s mother, Bukky Adekunle, on June 4th reported at Enugada police division, that her daughter hasn’t returned home after being sent to the market three days back. According to her, she received a call from someone two days later who claimed to have kidnapped the girl and demanding for the sum of N500,000 as ransom. Bukky Adekunle also revealed that the caller warned her not to make the mistake of reporting to the police if she still needs her daughter alive. H...
Soldier, Deserters Who kidnapped an undergraduate from Imo and Killed him in Anambra have been Nabbed
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Soldier, Deserters Who kidnapped an undergraduate from Imo and Killed him in Anambra have been Nabbed

  A soldier and other suspects have been nabbed over the kidnap and murder of Leo Micah Isiah, whose death angered people and birthed the hashtag #JusticeForLeo. The suspects confessed to killing the 22-year-old student of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, after collecting the N800,000 in his account. LIB initially reported how one of the members of the gang, named Godson Chimezie, led SARS officers to the place where the body of Leo Micah Isaiah was dumped in Anambra after he was kidnapped in Imo State. Beside the victim's decaying body was the large stone he said they used to kill him. He said they had stopped him when they saw him with his car and they accused him of being a Yahoo boy. They then led him away with his car and took his money before kil...
Pregnant Teenager Fakes her Kidnap so she Could Give Birth and Sell her Child Without her Mother’s Knowledge
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Pregnant Teenager Fakes her Kidnap so she Could Give Birth and Sell her Child Without her Mother’s Knowledge

Feminist, Ozzy Etomi has narrated how the teenage daughter of a domestic staff faked her kidnap in Ikoyi just so she could go and give birth to her child, then sell it without her mother knowing she was ever pregnant. According to the narrator, the teenager was living in Cotonou with her uncle and his wife when the wife called the girl's mum, who works here in Lagos, to tell her that she thinks her daughter is pregnant. The girl denied it and her mother asked for her to come to Lagos. While in Lagos, the girl, who is plus-sized, managed to hide her pregnancy and was allegedly pretending to have her period by cutting herself. As her delivery date drew close, she faked her kidnap when she was sent to Falomo on an errand two weeks ago. The police were involved in the investiga...
We Were Recruited In Mosques, Trained In Libya – Suspected Terrorists Confess
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We Were Recruited In Mosques, Trained In Libya – Suspected Terrorists Confess

A top police source at Louis Edet House, who was part of the team that intercepted the suspects, said the gang’ operation base is at Birnin Gwari Bush. The source revealed that the gang was responsible for the kidnap of two expatriates, Zaid Alas from Jordan and Isah Jabour a Syrian, both working with Traicta Ltd, Shiroro, Niger State, in December 2019, and only released their captive after collected N120m ransom. The terrorist gang led Dogo Gide and Mahmud, both on the run, were also responsible for the kidnap for ransom of some employees of Mothercat Construction Company, as well as Magajin Garin Daura in Katsina State. The arrested suspects were: Aminu Mustapha (alias China), 23; Aminu Saidu (alias Dawud), 26; Aminu Shuaibu (alias Abu Mus’an), 33; Ishak Khalid (alias Uztaz), 30...
I Helped Collins Ezenwa E-Money Kidnap Rich People But He Left Me Poor – Suspect
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I Helped Collins Ezenwa E-Money Kidnap Rich People But He Left Me Poor – Suspect

A suspect, Ifeanyi Asiegbuelam, has narrated how he helped the late billionaire kidnapper, Collins Ezenwa, popularly known as E-money, to kidnap many rich people from the South-East, especially in Imo and Abia states. However, Asiegbuelam, 32, lamented that despite aiding Ezenwa to perpetrate the crimes, he did not make him rich. Ezenwa, a dismissed police corporal, was killed in January 2018 during a gun duel with policemen attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Imo State Police Command when he attempted to kidnap a South-African-based Nigerian businessman in Owerri. More than 13 buildings including a hotel, belonging to the late kidnapper were reportedly traced by operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team to Abia, Imo and Enugu states,...
”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...
Suspected Kidnapper  Kaduna Seminarian Because he was Always Preaching About Jesus to Him
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Suspected Kidnapper Kaduna Seminarian Because he was Always Preaching About Jesus to Him

Mustapha Mohammed aka Mairutuwa, the leader of the kidnap gang that murdered Catholic seminarian, Michael Nnadi, of the Good Shepherd Major Seminary in Kaduna state in January 2020, has given a reason why he killed late Nnadi depsite collecting ransom from the seminary school. Recall that on January 9, some armed men stormed the Catholic seminary and kidnapped four seminarians, murdered one of them and released the remaining three on January 31 after they received a ransom from the seminary. The remains of the fourth seminarian, 18-year-old Micheal Nnadi, was found in a bush on February 2nd. He was buried on February 11th. In a chat with The Sun, Mustapha said from the day Nnadi was abducted, he kept preaching the gospel of Jesus to him and told him to his face to change his evil...
27-year-old man Nabbed in Imo Over Murder of Kidnapped Victim
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27-year-old man Nabbed in Imo Over Murder of Kidnapped Victim

A 27-year-old man, Chinonso Nnaemeka, from Umudim, Umutanse Village in Orlu local government area of Imo state, has been arrested by police operatives in the state over the murder of a kidnap victim, Tobias Okeke Ugo. The State Police Public Officer, PPRO, Orlando Ikeokwu, who confirmed this yesterday, revealed that the suspect had taken the police to a place where the lifeless body of Okeke (victim) was dumped. He said: “On the 22/02/2020 at about 9.50am, the command received a distress call around Umudim, Umutanse Village in Orlu LGA, that some armed men abducted one Tobias Okeke Ugo ‘m’ and also took away his ash coloured Toyota Camry car “In view of the above information, operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad SARS responded and arrested one Chinonso Nnaemeka ‘m’ age...
Three Suspected Kidnappers Arrested in Cross River State
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Three Suspected Kidnappers Arrested in Cross River State

Three suspected kidnappers have been arrested by operatives of the Anti-Cultism and Kidnapping Squad of the Cross River State Police Command. The suspects who were paraded before newsmen on Friday March 6, were arrested around 4:30am in a building at Etagbor in the state capital with illegal fire arms following a rape complaint the police received. A kidnap victim identified as Grace Adams was also rescued by the police. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Nkeruwem Akpan said; “The victim was kidnapped last night, March 5, in Calabar metropolis. We never knew she was kidnapped. We only got information that the said building is used by kidnappers. “When we struck, we found out that a lady has been kidnapped and kept in their custody and we immediately rescued her. “I...
Over 30 People Killed as Bandits Attack Kaduna Villages
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Over 30 People Killed as Bandits Attack Kaduna Villages

Some villages in Igabi and Giwa local government areas of Kaduna State suffered an attack by bandits over the weekend, which left at least 30 people dead and many others injured. Victims of the attack are reportedly residents of Kerawa, Rago, Marina, Zariyawa, Hashimawa, Gidan Musa Saidu, and Unguwar Barau villages. It was alleged that the bandits launched the attack against residents of the villages for reportedly providing information about their activities to security operatives. An eyewitness said; “If you remember, few weeks ago, Policemen raided the bandits’ camp and killed over 200 of them. Soldiers and Air Force also attacked the bandits few days ago and they also killed many of them. So, these people believe we are the ones giving the security operatives informatio...
I’m a Disgrace to Womanhood – Mother of two Arrested for Kidnapping
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I’m a Disgrace to Womanhood – Mother of two Arrested for Kidnapping

The Niger State Police Command has arrested a 32-year-old mother of two identified as Hassan Bala of Usuba for the attempted kidnap of one Umar Sarkin Turaku of Kawo village in Kontagora Local Government Area of the state. Hassan who was arrested after a tip-off, joined the kidnapping business following a seperation from her husband. She reportedly planned to abduct Turaku on February 19, 2020, but her prospective victim reported the incident to the police before the plan was perfected. Turaku reportedly filed a complaint with the police after receiving threatening phone calls, asking him to pay a ransom of N5million or risk being kidnapped. Confessing to the crime, the mother of two said; “After separating from my husband, I got a man friend who introduced me to this busin...
How A 14-Year-Old Schoolgirl Was Kidnapped And R*ped For 27 Days In Anambra
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How A 14-Year-Old Schoolgirl Was Kidnapped And R*ped For 27 Days In Anambra

The mother of a 14-year-old schoolgirl who was allegedly abducted by a three-man kidnap syndicate recently, Mrs Ukamaka Onyechi, was terribly alarmed when she got a call from her daughter’s guardian in school decrying her absence several days after school had resumed. At first, the rattled mother found the message strange as her daughter, who is in boarding school, according to her, had left home for school days before the call came in; exactly on January 12, this year. That could be her return to school after the last Christmas break. But the stark reality, according to her, stared her in the face when she got a text message from a phone number, demanding a ransom of N10 million. The sender made it clear to her that the ransom must be paid to them if she would see her daughter a...
Angry Youths Burn Down Mansion Of Kidnap Kingpin, Okechukwu Uche In Imo
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Angry Youths Burn Down Mansion Of Kidnap Kingpin, Okechukwu Uche In Imo

NO fewer than three houses belonging to a suspected leader of a kidnap gang, Okechukwu Uche, in Owaelu, Uratta in the Owerri North Local Government Area of Imo State have been demolished. Uche, who is currently in jail at the Owerri Correctional Centre, was said to have masterminded the kidnap of the wife of the traditional ruler of the community, Ugoeze Comfort Okoro. The 76-year-old woman was murdered in the kidnapper’s den after her family had allegedly paid ransom for her release. Her corpse was later found on a village road in Akabor community in Oguta council area of the state. Angered by the death of the septuagenarian, people suspected to be members of the community and backed by the police, demolished the three mansions belonging to the suspected kidnap kingpin. T...
Four NSCDC Officers Kidnapped in Kogi
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Four NSCDC Officers Kidnapped in Kogi

The Kogi State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has confirmed the kidnap of four of its personnel by unknown gunmen. The security operatives who were reportedly on their way to Benue State for a promotion examination, were kidnapped at a spot in Alo-Offoke community on Itobe-Ayingba road. Spokesman of the state police command, William Aya confirmed the abduction and also revealed that 3 victims of the incident who sustained injuries during the attack were rushed to the hospital. Aya said the police team who responded to a distress call found two abandoned vehicles riddled with bullets; one Volkswagen Sharon bus with registration number Kogi KNA 220 LG and a Volkswagen Gulf car with registration number Lagos EZ 376 SMK. Though a joint team of p...
Lady Arrested for Attempting to Kidnap her Friend’s Mother
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Lady Arrested for Attempting to Kidnap her Friend’s Mother

  A lady who attempted to kidnap her friend's mother has been arrested by the Nasarawa State Police command. Paulina Santos who was paraded before newsmen on Wednesday February 19, was accused of planning the kidnap of the mother of her friend whose husband works with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, (NNPC). The State's Commissioner of Police, Mr. Bola Longe revealed that the lady who is a casual staff in a primary healthcare facility, lives in Azuba Bashayi of Lafia North local government area. He said she contacted someone to help her organize a criminal gang to execute the task, with a plan of extracting a large sum from the kidnap. Longe said; On February 11, at about 2030hrs, based on credible intelligence, police operatives attached to the Command’...
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Police nabs kidnap syndicate in Anambra, rescue 14-year-old girl held hostage for 27 days and repeatedly gang raped by the suspects

The Anambra State Police Command has arrested members of a suspected kidnap syndicate and rescued a 14-year-old girl held hostage for 27 days and repeatedly gang raped by the suspects. Spokesperson of the Command, SP Haruna Mohammed, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday, said that the suspects including a 24-year-old woman, kidnapped the teen on December 12, and demanded ten million Naira ransom from her mother which they later reduced after much pleading. The suspects Onyemechi Aniobi, Elochukwu Okudo and Pauline Elechi were arrested at their hideout in Ogidi, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State on Sunday, February 9, 2020. See statement below: "On the 8/2/2020 at about 5:30pm,the Command Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS)trailed and arrested at their h...
3 Ansaru Terrorists Arrested in Kaduna
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3 Ansaru Terrorists Arrested in Kaduna

3 members of Ansaru Terror Group have been arrested by the Nigerian Police in Kaduna State in the ongoing mop up operation in Kuduru Forest. The arrested suspects were identified as Munkailu Liman Isah a.k.a Babban Driver’m’ 32yrs, Abdullahi Saminu a.k.a Danmunafiki ‘m’ 21yrs and Aminu Usman. The Kaduna Police Command said the arrested Ansaru members are already helping out with information relating to the group's membership, criminal/operational records, logistics and general modus operandi. Read the statement below; “Preliminary investigation reveals that the arrested suspects were actively involved in the recent attack and attempted kidnap of the Emir of Potiskum that resulted in the gruesome killing of the Emir’s Police escorts. They were also involved in several other ...
Soulja Boy Sued for Gun-whipping and Tying up his Bitter Ex-girlfriend
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Soulja Boy Sued for Gun-whipping and Tying up his Bitter Ex-girlfriend

Soulja Boy has been sued by Kayla Myers, the lady he described as his bitter ex-girlfriend over an alleged kidnap and assault. Kayla accused the rapper of bashing her head "with a large gun" and telling her she was going to die after she got into a heated argument with one of Soulja's female assistants after a party at his Malibu home on February 1, 2019. The lady who alleged that she was knocked to the ground when she attempted to leave around 2a.m, said Soulja Boy who came to the scene of the altercation kicked her in the stomach, bashed her in the head "with a large gun", told her she was going to die as he held the gun to her head, before telling his assistant to drag her to the garage, tie her up with duct tape and give her a shower. Kayla said a male assistant who came o...
Six kidnap victims rescued by police in Katsina
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Six kidnap victims rescued by police in Katsina

  The Katsina police command has rescued 6 female kidnap victims abducted by unrepentant bandits terrorising Batsari Local Government Area of the state. The kidnap victims were rescued after the police were alerted about the abduction of women working inside a farm at Mata-Mulki village of the local government on Wednesday January 1, 2020 at about 12:30hrs. Katsina state police spokesperson, SP Gambo Isah said the kidnappers engaged the police officers in a gun duel upon arriving the scene. Isah said; “Operation Puff Adder led by the DPO Batsari swiftly moved to the area and gave the hoodlums a hot chase into the forest and engaged them into a gun duel  “Consequently, the bandits abandoned the victims and ran into the forest. And the team succeeded in rescuing a 16-y...
Court Rules British MI5 Agents Can Murder, Kidnap And Torture
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Court Rules British MI5 Agents Can Murder, Kidnap And Torture

Britain’s domestic intelligence service MI5 can authorize its agents to engage in criminal activities, potentially including murder, kidnap and torture, a London court ruled, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s new government prepares to overhaul espionage laws. Judges on the Investigatory Powers Tribunal declared in a majority decision that MI5 has the power to permit informants to operate in criminal groups, even if the policy itself confers no legal immunity. The case focused on powers that were only disclosed last year by then-Prime Minister Theresa May. “The case raises one of the most profound issues which can face a democratic society governed by the rule of law, Judge Rabinder Singh said in the ruling. The decision comes as Johnson seeks to update laws to bring them in l...
There Are People Trying To Kidnap And Kill Me – Governor Ortom
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There Are People Trying To Kidnap And Kill Me – Governor Ortom

Gov Samuel Ortom of Benue alleged on Sunday in Makurdi that he once heard that some people are planning to kill his security aides, kidnap him and dismember his body parts by parts until he dies. Ortom who prayed against this also stated that he had dismantled all negative tendencies often believed to deter progress in the Government House and the state. He said this during a Special Thanksgiving Service organised in his honour by the Independent Print-Media Publishers Association of Nigeria (IPPAN), at the Chapel of Grace, Government House, Makurdi. “Since my arrival, I have dedicated a special time on daily basis to be with God because He works in miraculous ways; those working against me are wasting their time and will never succeed. “I have dismantled the devils in Benu...
Gunmen in army uniforms kidnap five people in Kaduna State
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Gunmen in army uniforms kidnap five people in Kaduna State

The Police in Kaduna State have confirmed the kidnap of five persons by armed men on Friday at Danbushiya Village, at the outskirt of Kaduna metropolis.   The Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo, confirmed this in a statement saying, 'on August 23rd at about 2300hrs, DPO Malali reported that he received a distress call that armed men in military uniform blocked access road to Baba Tunde Fashola Housing Estate, Danbushiya Village, at the outskirt of Kaduna and intercepted a Honda Accord Reg. No. LND 753 AL and five other vehicles and kidnapped seven persons.'   According to him, patrol teams within the metropolis led by the DPO were quickly mobilised to the scene of the incident but the hoodlums had already escaped with the victims. “However, due to pres...
Igbo miscreants are exploiting the herdsmen situation to kidnap fellow Igbo – Ohaneze Ndigbo
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Igbo miscreants are exploiting the herdsmen situation to kidnap fellow Igbo – Ohaneze Ndigbo

The President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, has said some Igbo are taking advantage of the attack of herdsmen to kidnap and murder innocent Igbo. He made the claim on Saturday. According to him: “Assassinations, kidnapping and invasion of one or two holy places have been reported in the social and regular media,” he added. He, however, praised the actions of security personnel in the region while calling on traditional rulers to complement the efforts to keep southern Nigeria secured by handing over killers and kidnappers in their communities to relevant authorities. He said, “Worthy of note is the arrest of those responsible for the murder of two Catholic priests and the kidnap of a Traditional ruler. Useful confessions have been made. . Ohaneze also notes that a few m...
MURIC Reacts To Kidnap Of 5 RCCG Pastors, Members
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MURIC Reacts To Kidnap Of 5 RCCG Pastors, Members

The Muslim Rights concern group, MURIC has reacted to the abduction of Five pastors of the Redeemed Christian Church of God by unknown gunmen.In a statement sent to POLITICS NIGERIA on Saturday signed by its leader, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, the group urge Nigerians to pray for the safe return of the Pastors. “We are deeply distressed by this ugly development. We empathise with Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the RCCG. We urge Nigerians to join Pastor Adeboye in prayer for the quick and safe return of the kidnapped pastors.“Our appeal for prayers is to all Nigerians regardless of religion or tribe. We are one from Adam and Adam was from ordinary sand. It must be humanity first. Let us unite in prayers. A nation that prays together stays together.“In particular, we besee...
Police Arrest Two In Possession Of Human Skulls In Oyo
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Police Arrest Two In Possession Of Human Skulls In Oyo

The Oyo State Police Command on Friday paraded two men found in possession of human skulls in Ogbomoso town. The Commissioner of Police, Mr Shina Olukolu, while parading the men with 55 other suspects arrested for various offences including armed robbery and cultism, said the duo of Abdullahi Basiru and Adekola Martin were arrested on July 11, for being in possession of human skulls. He said, “On July 11, 2019, at about 1600hrs patrol team attached to Ikoyi Ile/Ogbomoso road led by inspector Benjamin Olayiwola intercepted Abdullahi Basiru and Adekola Martin both of Oja Funi Area, Ede, Osun state with two human skulls.” He said upon interrogation, they were unable to give satisfactory account of the two human skulls in their possession. The CP also paraded a man, Tajudeen Olaler...
5-Yr-Old Boy Dies After Being Kidnapped, Drugged By His Cousin
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5-Yr-Old Boy Dies After Being Kidnapped, Drugged By His Cousin

A boy identified as Ibrahim Ahmad, 20, has been arrested for conspiring with his friends, Abdumajid Mohammed,18, and Musa Sanusi, 18, to kidnap his 5-year-old cousin, Ahmad Ado, at Karkasara Quarters, Kano, Kano State. The suspects kidnapped Ado at his school, Ma’ahat Nursery and Primary School, Karkasara, on July 10, 2019 and initially demanded a ransom of N20million but later reduced it to N100k. According to the police, the victim died after being drugged to sedate him. The suspects then buried him in a shallow grave at an uncompleted building. They were, however, caught while trying to collect the ransom.
3 Female Kidnappers Caught In Abuja And Stripped Unclad
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3 Female Kidnappers Caught In Abuja And Stripped Unclad

The city of Abuja is currently in shock over what happened in the early hours of Tuesday 26th of June, 2019. A gang of three female kidnappers and a male driver were chased, caught and stripped Unclad. Video shows how they were being shamed by crowd who gathered to take a glimpse of the beautiful kidnappers' body as some of the guys there were seen in the video that emerged online fixing their eyes on the ladies exposed private parts. According to Daily Diet TV, their car was burnt beyond recognition after a car driven by a man who witnessed them kidnap a woman in Dutse. However, a lady condemned the Stripping of only the females. Lowensbridals: "Good they were caught. But why is the man still wearing his trousers.while the ladies are stack Unclad..?"