Woman kidnaps 3-year-old girl in Minna

November 11, 2023 Musa Mohammed 0

Operatives of the Niger State Police Command have arrested a woman, Mrs. Blessing Jeremiah, for abducting a three-year-old girl in Minna. The Command Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Wasiu Abiodun, who disclosed this in a press statement on Friday, November 10, 2023, said the 51-year-old woman stole the child identified as Rahanat Abubakar, from a compound in Tudun-Natsira area of Read More

Village head murder: Court orders police to produce Batagarawa LG boss 

October 23, 2023 Hamidu Sabo  0

A Chief Magistrate’s Court 3 sitting in Katsina, Monday, ordered the police to produce the chairman of Batagarawa local area of katsina state, Alhaji Bala Garba Tsanni, November 27, 2023 over alleged murder. The presiding magistrate, Abdulkarim A. Umar, issued the order at the court sitting in Katsina on Monday. The council chairman, Tsanni and 11 others were brought before the Read More

I would’ve escaped from kidnappers but…, freed popular Anambra native doctor boasts

July 29, 2023 Okechukwu Onuegbu Awka 0

Freed Anambra state native doctor, Mr. Chidozie Nwangwu, popularly known as Akwa Akuko Tiwaraki has boasted that he willingly offered himself to be kidnapped last Sunday July 23, 2023. Speaking shortly after he regained his freedom from kidnappers’ den, six days after on Saturday morning, Nwangwu said, “Let me tell you all what happened. While I was in the kidnappers Read More

Kidnapped Imam regains freedom in Ondo

June 19, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The kidnapped Chief Imam of Uso community in Owo local government area of Ondo State, Ibrahim Bodunde Oyinlade, has been released. The cleric was released after his family allegedly paid N2m ransom to the abductors. Recall that the cleric was kidnapped on Saturday while working at his farm. Sources close to the family revealed that he was released on Sunday Read More

What kidnapping has done to farming

Rotimi Williams was seen as one of Nigeria’s most successful rice farmers seven years ago, but now the 42-year-old’s land stands idle with no crop being planted. The problem is insecurity, which has ground his farms to a halt. In 2012, Mr Williams left his career as a banker and ventured into agriculture. He was profiled in international media and Read More

FCT Police rescue 58 kidnap victims, CP lauds synergy with local security

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has rescued 58 kidnapped victims held hostage at Udulu Forest, Gegu LGA of Kogi state, bordering Sardauna Forest, Nasarawa state, and other identified kidnappers den in communities contiguous to the FCT.  Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the Command, SP Josephine Adeh, made this known in a press statement in Abuja. She said, Read More

Kidnapping: 9 days after, Imo Catholic priest regains freedom

April 30, 2023 Iwuoha Chidiebere 0

The priest in charge of St. Paul’s Catholic Church Parish, Osu in Isiala Mbano local government area of Imo state, Reverend Father Michael Asomugha, who was kidnapped recently has been freed by his abductors, nine days after he was abducted. This was revealed Sunday by one of the residents and a parishioner, who introduced herself as Ijeoma Njoku, but refused Read More

Missing lady, 25, found dead in Abuja

April 29, 2023 Admin III 0

A 25-year-old lady identified as Mirabel Ladi Agada Abraham, who was declared missing has been found murdered by unknown assailants in Abuja. In a Facebook post by One Abdullahi Haruna, Mirabel was declared missing on April 7, after she left her place of work at Gwarimpa but never reached home. According to him, her mutilated body was found dumped along Read More

Breaking: Missing Lautech student found dead

April 29, 2023 Admin III 0

A missing 400-level student of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Oluwatobi Ogunmola, who was declared missing a few days ago, has been reportedly found dead. A campus source disclosed that his body was found dead hanging in a bush at Gambari in Ogbomoso, in the Surulere Local Government area of the state. Ogunmola, a student of Physics Read More

Husband, wife kidnapped in Osun

April 18, 2023 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A man and his wife whose name could not be ascertained have been kidnapped in Iragbiji, Boripe local government, Osun state. The spokesperson of the police in the state, Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the incident. She said the incident happened Saturday along Osogbo-Iragbiji way. Opalola said security operatives have been combing the bush, with assurance that the efforts of the police Read More

Husband, wife kidnapped in Osun

April 17, 2023 Admin III 0

A man whose name could not be ascertained and his wife have been kidnapped in Iragbiji, Boripe local government, Osun state. The spokesperson of the police in the state, Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the incident. She said the incident happened Saturday along Osogbo-Iragbiji way. Opalola said security operatives have been combing the bush, assuring that the efforts will yield positive results. Read More

Fears as killings, kidnapping escalate in Kaduna, Kogi, Kano, Niger

 A sudden surge in security concerns recently came to limelight in Kaduna, Kano, Niger, Kogi, Delta and Osun states with killings and kidnapping dominating the affected states.   In Kaduna for instance, the state government confirmed the abduction of eight students of Government Day Secondary School, Awon and other residents in Kachia local government area by gunmen suspected to be Read More

Troops foil kidnap, rescue 3 in Kaduna community

August 19, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu Kaduna 0

Security agents have foiled an attempted kidnap in Ungwan Madaki, Chikun local government area of Kaduna state, rescuing three captives. The Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, in a statement on Friday said the bandits fled after they were engaged by soldiers. He said the victims have been reunited with their families. “Troops of Read More

How to end kidnapping in Nigeria?

March 17, 2022 Admin III 0

Kidnapping has become a big challenge in Nigeria. There is no day in Nigeria when we do not read on the pages of newspapers about cases of kidnapping. Kidnapping refers to an action of abducting someone and holding them captive. It is one of the most serious criminal offences with which a person can be charged. Kidnapping began as a Read More

[Breaking] Kidnapping: Court convicts Evans, 2 others

February 25, 2022 Admin III 0

Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike also known as Evans and two others Uchenna Amadi and Okuchuwkwu Nwachukwu have been convicted of kidnapping by a Lagos High Court in Ikeja. The sitting presided over by Justice Hakeem Oshodi declared Evans and two other guilty of kidnapping the Managing Director of Maydon Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Donatus Dunu on February 14, 2017, and collecting 223,000 Euros as Read More

[Breaking] Insecurity: Imo state government names Okorocha, son-in-law as sponsors

January 4, 2022 Admin III 0

Ahead of scheduled stakeholders’ meeting on Tuesday inside government house Owerri, the Imo state government has identified Senator Rochas Okorocha and his son-in-law Chief Uche Nwosu as sponsors of kidnapping and banditry in the state. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary/Media Adviser to the Governor, Oguwike Nwachuku, alleged that Okorocha and Nwosu have been mentioned by suspects currently in Read More

Kidnapping for ransom: Kwara raises alarm over plot to siphon funds

December 21, 2021 Admin III 0

Kwara state government Monday raised the alarm that some persons were collaborating with kidnapers to siphon state funds under the pretext of negotiating ransom to save lives of abducted victims. To this end, the government has advocated for a review of the provision of the laws regarding presumption of innocence of defendants with respect to some crimes threatening the cooperate Read More

Letter to Mr President

December 13, 2021 Admin III 0

Dear Sir, I write to you this letter at the most disturbing epoch. This is glaring. I highly doubt this message will reach you or even any of your numerous aides. But it is the least I can do for the only country I have, I truly believe in, and love a lot.  Even as I write this long letter,  Nigeria Read More

Rule of Law, Nigeria’s only hope of survival (1)

December 12, 2021 Hassan Gimba 0

Our current situation of a glaring failure of the rule of law must disturb any Nigerian who has come of age. The average citizen today lives in fear. When you retire into your house, you pray to God to deliver you from evil marauders who have removed peace from the calmness of the night. When the sun rises, you again Read More

Release of 13 kidnapped LG workers: NULGE felicitates with Zaria LG boss

December 6, 2021 Admin III 0

The Nigerian Union of Local Governments Employees (NULGE), Kaduna state chapter, has felicitated with the chairman, Zaria local government area of Kaduna state, Aliyu Idris Ibrahim, otherwise known as Magani Sai da Gwaji, over the recently released Kidnapped workers of Zaria local government workers. The president of the union, Comrade Rayyanu Isyaku Turunku, who led other executives of the union Read More

Senatorial aspirant, Deway, condemns kidnapping, killing of Onijala’s brother

November 26, 2021 Admin III 0

The leading Kwara South Senatorial Aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Otunba Olabode Oyedepo, popularly known as Deway has condemned in its entirety, the kidnapping and killing of Amb. Onijala’s brother, Oni-Jay in Isin Local Government Area of Kwara State by unknown gunmen. Deway in a statement he released on Thursday through Adebayo Olodan, his Special Assistant on Media, Read More

Ogun Police seek residents’ support to end kidnapping, cultism

November 19, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Ogun state police command Thursday solicited the support of residents of the state to end incessant kidnappings, cultism and other criminal activities. The Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, made the appeal during the induction of Asiwaju of Orile Imo, Olakunle Olalekan as the patron of the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC), Ogun state chapter. In the last three weeks, Read More

Insecurity: Sack FCT minister within 72hrs, Abuja group begs Buhari

November 2, 2021 Admin III 0

An indigenous Civil Society Organisation under the auspices of Abuja Grassroots Advocacy Projects (AGAP) has called for the immediate sack of the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Malam Muhammad Musa Bello over none implementation budgetary allocations. The CSO who made this call in a statement Tuesday in Abuja on the state of the capital city which the group Read More