15 suspected kidnappers, rustlers arrested in Sokoto

The Police Command in Sokoto State says it has arrested 15 suspects for allegedly involving in kidnapping, animal rustling and armed robbery. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Cordelia Nwawe, made the disclosure at a news conference on Wednesday in Sokoto. Nwawe said the suspects, (names withheld), were arrested for alleged criminal conspiracy and kidnapping at Tulluwa village in Rabah Local Government Area of the state. “The police arrested the suspects for alleged robbery and terrorising innocent citizens of Tabani and environs of Rabah LGA. “Two of the suspects,…

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Kidnappers free journalist, wife, relations in Kaduna

Bandits terrorising Birnin-Gwari and its environs in Kaduna State have released a journalist, his wife and two siblings, who were abducted 13 days earlier. The Chairman, Birnin-Gwari Vanguards for Security and Good Governance, Ibrahim Abubakar Nagwari, who disclosed this in a statement yesterday, claimed that the kidnappers were paid N5 million ransom before they released the victims, who, according to him, are members of an extended family. Nagwari said the victims, Yahaya Isa (a journalist with the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) Kaduna), his wife, his cousin, Sama’ila Buhari, and another…

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Police arrest 14 suspected armed robbers, 2 kidnappers in Kaduna

The Kaduna State Police Command, on Friday said it had arrested 14 suspected armed robbers and two kidnappers in the last two weeks. The Commissioner of Police, Malam Ahmad Abdulrahaman made the disclosure at a press conference in Kaduna. Abdulrahaman said the command also arrested three people involved in currency counterfeiting and a motorcycle thief within the period. According to him, the command will work strictly based on international core values of policing with integrity and within the rule of law. “The police under my watch will respect the diversity…

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Kidnappers kill 4 Policemen in Kaduna forest

Policemen

Four operatives of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Intelligence Response Team, have been killed by suspected kidnappers. New Telegraph gathered from security sources, that the IRT operatives – three Inspectors and a Sergeant – were killed in an ambush at the Rigasa area of Kaduna. According to the source, the operatives were deployed In a settlement inside Rigama Forest, to fish out suspected kidnappers of Sheikh Ahmad Adam Algarkawy in Rigasa town, on August 2. The operatives, who had apprehended two of the suspects, were on their way out…

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Suspect: LG boss hired us to kidnap, kill Taraba lawmaker

Confession by a suspected kidnapper, arrested by the police on Friday, has put to rest mystery surrounding the abduction and murder of a lawmaker, Hon. Hosea Ibi, representing Takum II in Taraba State House of Assembly on January 14. Ibi was abducted on December 30, 2017 and murdered on January 14. He was believed to have been murdered 11 days after his abduction. This was after the kidnappers had collected N25 million ransom. Many, including Ibi’s aged mother and Barrister Fyafa Hosea Ibi, the deceased’s wife, all felt the abduction…

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Court remands suspected kidnapper in Lagos

Court

The police in Lagos on Tuesday arraigned a 26-year-old man, Frank Amos, over alleged kidnap and dishonest receipt of N200,000 from the Lagos State Government. Amos was brought before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court on a four-count charge bordering on kidnap, fraud and stealing. The suspect pleaded not guilty to the charges. The Prosecutor, Insp. Oladele Adebayo, told the court that the accused committed the offences sometime in April, at Itowu in Ikorodu, Lagos State. Adebayo said that the accused had kidnapped 41-year-old Okezie Iweogu, and demanded N2 million…

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Police storm Kuku’s house in search of kidnappers

Kingsley Kuku

Men of the Nigerian Police Force stormed the resident of former Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Niger Delta Affairs, Hon. Kingsley Kuku and made away with some undisclosed items. Led by Sunday Alli, a Supretendent of Police in the IGP Tactical Squad for Armed robbery, gun running and Kidnapping, the men stormed the Arogbo in Ese-Odo Local Government area of Ondo State and shot sporadically into the air to scare away residents. Kuku had left Nigeria for the United States of America (USA) for what he called medical…

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Kidnappers abduct commissioner’s wife, children

Suspected kidnappers have abducted the wife of the Zamfara State Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Alhaji Abdullahi Gurbin Bore, and his six children. The commissioner’s wife, Hajiya Hadiza, and her children were abducted last Tuesday night in their residence in Gurbin Bore town of Zurmi Local Government Area. It was learnt that since the abduction of the woman and children, mum has been the word from the kidnappers. Sources said that the abductors went straight to the commissioner’s house and later left with his wife and six children. A source…

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Police arrest 7 kidnap suspects in Edo

The police in Edo on Wednesday in Benin disclosed that its personnel had arrested seven members of a kidnap gang. The State Commissioner of Police, Mr Johnson Kokumo, announced this at a news conference on the command’s achievements in the fight against crime. Kokumo, who said the suspects were arrested on April 27, added that they were responsible for the kidnapping and killing of one Osagie Omayavbo in Benin on April 21. The commissioner also said that the gang had on April 19 shot one Ferdinand Osakwe, a journalist with…

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Kidnappers demand N55m to free LG staff, NURTW scribe

Barely 24 hours after the Secretary of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) of Ondo State was kidnapped, two staff of Akure North Local Government Area, Marcus Akinduko and Gabriel Ajayi, were abducted at the weekend. The local government staff were kidnapped on Owo/Ido- Ani Road in Ose Local Government Area. The victims and three other staff of the local government were coming from a funeral ceremony at Ifira in Akoko South- East Local Government Area when they ran into an ambush by gunmen. A source said yesterday…

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