ABDUCTORS OF KADUNA PASTOR, DAUGHTER AND 13 OTHER WORSHIPPERS DEMAND 15MIL RANSOM

Despite all the Police claim to be doing, criminals seemed to be having an upper hand in Kaduna and major parts of the North West, bandits and kidnappers seemed to be having upper hand. Gunmen who attacked the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) at Dankade village, Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Sunday and abducted 15 persons have demanded N15 million to free their hostages. They abducted the pastor, Rev. Zachariya Ido, his daughter and 13 other members of the church. This is as the state Police Public…

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KIDNAPPER TAKE OVER ABUJA AS RESIDENTS NOW LIVE IN FEAR

The authorities in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) are tackling criminals who seize residents and demand ransom, reports GBENGA OMOKHUNU Majority of residents in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) now live in fear of being kidnapped. This is due to the increasing rate of abductions in Abuja and the dreaded Abuja-Kaduna Expressway. Findings revealed that kidnapping has now become the most lucrative business that can catapult the poor into affluence overnight. When the first cases of kidnappings involving expatriate oil workers were reported in the Niger Delta in the early…

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ABDUCTOR DEMAND 22MIL FOR EKITI KIDNAPPED TWINS, 1 OTHER

Gunmen Two persons, said to be twins have allegedly been abducted at a spot in Ekiti State while they were travelling on Sunday, with the abductors demanding for N22 million ransom. The General Secretary of the Alumni Association of Christ School, Ado Ekiti, Mr Ayo Oladele, was also said to have been kidnapped earlier on Saturday in Ekiti. The Public Relations Officer of the Ekiti State Police Command, DSP. Caleb Ikechukwu, who confirmed the incidents in Ado Ekiti on Monday said the cases had been reported to the police. He…

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KIDNAPPERS NOW TRAIL PEOPLE TO THEIR VILLAGES IN NASARAWA

Kidnappers in Nasarawa State have shunned major roads and deviced new means of trailing their victims to remote villages to get them kidnapped. Investigation by our  correspondent shows that in the last few weeks, virtually all the kidnappings that took place in the state, were in remote areas. For instance, in the early hours of yesterday (Sunday), a business man, Alhaji Sarki and his wife who reside in Angwan Sabo Kudi, an outskirt of Toto town were kidnapped by unknown persons. In the same vein, last week, two brothers Nasiru…

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GUNMEN ABDUCT 3 TRAVELLERS IN ONDO

Peter Dada, Akure Unknown gunmen on Saturday abducted three travellers at Auga Akoko on the Kabba-Ise Akoko Expressway in the Akoko North-East Local Government Area of Ondo State. Before now, cases of kidnapping had reduced in the Auga-Ise- Akoko area after some suspected kidnappers were arrested in Edo State recently. According to a source, the victims, who were men and whose identities had not been ascertained as of press time, were abducted fromtheir Toyota Corolla car and a Mitsubishi pick-up van, while travelling on the highway. The source said the…

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KIDNAPPERS HAVE FIELD DAY: WEDDING GUESTS ABDUCTED IN ONDO

Gunmen abduct wedding guests in Ondo Three persons travelling to Ikare Akoko in a Toyota Corolla car and one Mitsubushi Pick up Van, for a wedding, have been reportedly kidnapped by suspected gunmen along Auga-Ikare road in Ondo state. The victims who are all male, were picked up on the same spot where Olori Agunloye, the wife of the Alauga of Auga and her driver were kidnapped last year between Auga and Ise Akoko. A woman who is a wife to one of the victims was left with her two…

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FULANI HERDSMEN ABDUCT 7 KILL 1 IN EDO

Mohammed Danmallam, Commissioner of Police in Enugu State. Jethro Ibileke/Benin Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen have allegedly shot and killed a passenger at Okada junction, Benin/Lagos highway, during the weekend Seven other passengers were also said to have been abducted by the hoodlums who allegedly hijacked the bus in which they were travelling. Meanwhile, police in Benin, however confirmed that the driver of one of the victims disclosed that the bus which belongs to one of the popular transport companies based in Benin, have been rescued by its operatives. The…

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IBINEDION LECTURER SHOT DEAD BY KDINAPPERS AS HE ATTEMPTED ESCAPING O

Commissioner of Police, Mr. Mohammed DanMallam, on Sunday confirmed the killing of a lecturer at the Igbinedion University, Okada, near Benin, by suspected kidnappers. DanMallam said the lecturer, Kelvin Izevbekhai, was killed in an attempted escape bid when the victims were being marched into the forest by the kidnappers. The News Agency of Nigeria gathered that the gunmen were operating near Okada junction along the Benin-Lagos highway. It was learnt that the gunmen abducted Izevbekhai and other passengers in the bus they were traveling in. The driver of the mini bus was said…

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LEADER OF THE KIDNAP GANG THAT ABDUCTED UBEC CHAIRMAN SHOT DIES AFTER ENCOUNTER WITH POLICE

A kidnapping kingpin and notorious armed robber, who recently masterminded the kidnap of the UBEC Chairman along Abuja- Kaduna road has died on Saturday May 18, 2019 following multiple injuries sustained from a shootout with police attached to Operation Puff Adder. The suspect, one Sumaila Sule, alias SHAHO, male (estimated be in his mid thirties), a native of Rijana village in Kachia LGA of Kaduna state, according to the police is one of the most vicious and most wanted kidnappers that has been terrorizing citizens in Kaduna and its environs.…

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AKWA IBOM KIDNAPPED EXPATRIATE REGAINS FREEDOM

[FILES] Kidnap.<br />PHOTO: google.com/search Mr Gasser Nasser, an expatriate worker with the Zenith Construction Company, Mbiaya, in Uruan Local Government Area (LGA) of Akwa Ibom has been rescued from kidnappers. Nasser was rescued by officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the state police command. Police Public Relations’ Officer, SP Odiko Macdon, disclosed this while briefing newsmen at the command’s headquarters in Uyo on Friday. Macdon said three suspect kidnappers who attempted to escape during the rescued operation were gunned down by the police. “On May 17, Special Anti…

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