HOW ARMED KIDNAPPERS ABDUCTED AND TORTURED ME BEFORE I PAID 4MIL RANSOM- PHILLIPPINE NATIONA

It must have been an experience he would live to remember as he relived it with much trepidation in court. An Ikeja High Court has heard how four armed men kidnapped a 60-year- Engineer, Jaime Garcia Lacar from Philippine, who works in Lagos and held him hostage for a week after collected a N4 million ransom from his company. Mr Lacar, a mechanical engineer and manager at Mateod Industries West Africa, told the court that he has lived in Nigeria for 10 years and was kidnapped on his way home…

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HOW NGE DEPUTY PRESIDENT’S DAUGHTER WAS ABDUCTED IN KANO AS ARMY COMES TO HER RESCUE

  More facts have emerged over how the Nigerian Army rescued from kidnappers den Dr. Habiba Abdulsalam-Suleiman, daughter of Deputy President of the Nigerian Guild of Editors, Suleiman Uba-Gaya. Speaking with journalists yesterday in his Kano residence, Gaya gave a graphic detail of what happened. He said: “My daughter, who is a married woman, went to a neighbourhood called Tukuntawa in Kano metropolis to plait her hair, after which she boarded a tricycle to her husband’s residence on Sultan Road, Nassarawa GRA. Strangely, however, the cyclist stopped over when flagged…

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REPS MEMBER BEMOANS BANDITRY, KIDNAPPINGS IN KATSINA

Deputy Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Loans, Aids and Debt Management, Ahmed Safana (APC, Katsina), has called on the federal government to save Katsina State from the menace of armed bandits, kidnappers and cattle rustlers. Safana, who made the plea via a press statement in Abuja yesterday, lamented that his Safana/Batsari/Dansuma Federal Constituency has been taken over by armed bandits, who constantly harass and kidnap the people for ranso According to the lawmaker, just two days ago, five persons were killed at Kasai village in Batsari LGA,…

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JUNGLE JUSTICE: KATSINA RESIDENTS KILL KIDNAPPERS

The incessant cases of kidnapping and armed banditry in Katsina State have taken a new dimension in Kankara town, in Kankara Local Government Area of the state. PRNigeria reports that residents of the area on Thursday night mobilized and killed two bandits out of several number of them who besieged the town to cause mayhem. However, a car dealer and a businessman of Yandaki Village in Kaita Local Government Council, was not lucky as they were kidnapped from their residence. Kankara town has a major highway connecting travelers from Abuja…

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75-YR OLD KIDNAPPER WHO ABDUCTED NIGER BUSINESSMAN CHARGED TO COURT

A Minna Magistrates’ Court on Friday ordered that a  75-year-old man, Lawali Tukur, who allegedly kidnapped a businessman be remanded in prison to allow the police to complete their investigations. The police charged Tukur with two counts of criminal conspiracy and kidnapping. Magistrate Hafsat Abdullahi thereafter adjourned the matter until April 1, for further mention. Earlier, the Police Prosecutor, Insp Emmanuel Danladi, told the court that the accused was arrested by a team of policemen in Tafa Local Government Area of Niger State on March 2. Danladi said the accused,…

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MAN DRAGS UNILORIN EX-VC TO COURT OVER ABDUCTION OF WIFE

Success Nwogu, Ilorin A complainant, Mr. Abubakar Abdulkareem, has dragged former vice-chancellors of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede and Prof. Abdulganiyu Ambali; Chief Imam of the school, Prof. Abdulganiyu Oladosu, and 13 lecturers from the institution before a magistrates’ court in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital. According to some documents sighted by our correspondent on Friday, Oloyede, who is the current Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, had been summoned before the court. Abdulkareem had lodged a criminal complaint of conspiracy, false information, kidnapping and abduction…

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GUNMEN ABDUCTS LABOUR PARTY NATIONAL CHAIRMAN’S MOTHER

Success Nwogu, Ilorin Four gunmen have abducted Mrs. Elizabeth Omotosho, the mother of the National Chairman of the Labour Party, Dr. Mike Omotosho. Mike, who confirmed the kidnap of the 71-year-old woman to journalists on Monday, said she was abducted at her No 23, Lobalade Street, Tanke, Ilorin, Kwara State, residence between 7pm and 8pm on Sunday. Mike said the Police headquarters in Abuja and Kwara State had been contacted on the abduction. He appealed to members of the public with useful information that could lead to the rescue of…

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KIDNAPPER LURES 2-YR OLD AWAY WITH BISCUIT

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja A two-year-old girl, Khadijat Yusuf, has been abducted by an unidentified man in the Gwagwalada Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The girl was reportedly playing with her four-year-old sister near her parents’ house at Angwan Gede, in the Tungan Maje area of the FCT when she was abducted on October 28, 2017 by a certain bearded man. The suspected kidnapper allegedly gave the impression that he wanted to buy biscuit for the girl and took her away before neighbours were alerted to Khadijat’s disappearance.…

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GUNMEN KIDNAP TWO ALONG ONDO ROAD, CLOSE TO POLICE POST

Afeez Hanafi Eight days after they were kidnapped by gunmen, the families of an artisan and his cousin are still confused about their fate. The victims – Olugbade Ibikunle and Rafiu Isiaka – were reportedly waylaid by the assailants on Akunu Road, Ondo State. PUNCH Metro learnt that the scene of the incident was not far from a police post. Operatives attached to the post were said to have engaged the kidnappers in a gun duel, but they escaped with their targets. The captors were said to have contacted the…

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3 KIDNAPPERS NABBED AT UNIABUJA AFTER RETURNING TO ABDUCT ANOTHER SET OF STUDENTS

3 kidnappers nabbed at UNIABUJA, after returning to abduct another set of female students Young / 6 hours ago 3 Kidnappers who returned to UNIABUJA (University of Abuja) to kidnap more female students on Friday, met their waterloo as some students recognized them, pounced and beat them to stupor before they were rescued and taken away by the school’s security. According to a student of the school, Damilola, the alleged kidnappers had come to the school on Tuesday to pick up some ladies but the ladies never came back. It was also…

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