KIDNAPPERS COLLECT 3.5MIL, TUBERS OF YAM, PALM OIL IN OGUN

Tunji Bosun,Abeokuta Facts have emerged on how the three victims of kidnappers in Ode-Omi in the Ogun Waterside Local Government Area of Ogun state were released from their captors. A family source told our correspondent on Monday that the kidnappers collected a sum of N3.5m, a carton of Schnapps, 30 litres of palm oil and 10 tubers of yam before the victims were released. The police in the state had last Friday said they had rescued the son of the Chief Imam of Ode-Omi, Abdulazeez Sanni and two others –…

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STATES MAY ACQUIRE DRONES FROM US, SOUTH AFRICA, KOREA TO COMBAT KIDNAPPING

John Alechenu, Femi Makinde, Bola Bamigbola and Tunji Bosun There are strong indications that the  states  seeking to acquire drones to boost their fight against kidnapping, banditry  and other criminal activities may buy the machines from the United States, South Africa  and  North Korea. A top security source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told one of our correspondents that the  states would require the Federal Government’s support to approach the manufacturing countries to buy quality Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems. The sources stressed that the standard practice was for the states to first…

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ABDUCTORS OF KADUNA PASTOR REDUCE RANSOM TO 7MIL- CAN

  Godwin Isenyo, Kaduna Abductors of the Senior Pastor of the Nagarta Baptist Church, Makere, near Udawa in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State have reduced their initial N20m ransom to N7m before the pastor could gain freedom. Pastor Elisha Numan and his son, Emmanuel were on Wednesday reportedly abducted by heavily armed men at their residence. The son was later released to be used as negotiating contact. The abductors had earlier called the family through Emmanuel to demand a N20m ransom. The family was told to raise the…

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ENUGU MONARCH CHARGED TO COURT FOR ATTEMPTED KIDNAP

The Police Command in Enugu State has arraigned the traditional ruler of Obeagu Ugwuaji, Awkunanaw Autonomous Community of the state, Igwe Christopher Nyia for alleged attempted kidnapping, among other charges. According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Nyia, 60, was arraigned before an Enugu South Magistrates Court presided over by Mr A. P. C. Amalu on four count charges, allegedly committed with others at large in November, 2014. He was said to have conspired to commit misdemeanor to wit: malicious damage/unlawful detention, thereby, committed an offence punishable under Sect.…

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I OPERATED A 1-MAN KIDNAP GANG SAYS CROSS RIVER UNDERGRADUATE

 0 Rose Ejembi, Makurdi Godwin, a student of the College of Education, Obudu, Cross River State, claimed financial difficulty pushed him into the crime of kidnapping for ransom. He was among the 14 suspects paraded by the Commissioner of Police, Benue State, Mukaddas Garba, at the command headquarters, Makurdi.  Confessed: “I operate alone from start to finish. All I do is to identify people in the community who are doing well financially and can pay my ransom. Then I write letters to them threatening to kidnap them if they don’t pay me…

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15-YR OLD STAGES OWN KIDNAP IN JOS, DEMANDS 500K RANSOM FROM DAD

A 15-year-old boy has allegedly staged his own kidnap and demanded for the sum of N500,000 as ransom. The minor, who was paraded in Jos on Thursday, told newsmen that he initiated the plan with his friends in order to enable him buy clothes and celebrate his graduation. “I was the one who initiated the plan and not my friends. I wanted my father to give me money for clothes and to also celebrate my graduation,” he said. Briefing newsmen on the arrest of the minor, the Commissioner of Police,…

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KIDNAPPED KADUNA PASTOR: ABDUCTORS DEMAND 20MIL

Godwin Isenyo, Kaduna The abductors of the pastor in charge of Nagarta Baptist Church Ungwan Makiri, close to Udawa in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State, have demanded a ransom of N20 million. He was abducted on Wednesday. The Christian Association of Nigeria in Kaduna State confirmed the abduction of the pastor, whose name was given as Pastor Elisha Numan. The Kaduna CAN’s Chairman, Rev. Joseph Hayab made this known in a statement in Kaduna, the state capital. Our correspondent learnt that the gunmen numbering over 20 invaded the…

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DELTA DPO REGAINS FREEDOM AFTER PAYING 3MIL RANSOM

A Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in Delta State allegedly kidnapped at the weekend has regained freedom. The victim identified as Mr. Okoro, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), headed Galilee Police Station, Ute-Ogbeje Community in Ika North East L.G.A The Nation learnt that the victim was freed after a ransom of N3 million was paid. The police officer was kidnapped between Onicha-Ugbo and Issele-Uku along the Benin-Onitsha expressway by gunmen, who shot sporadically before whisking him to unknown destination. It was gathered that the victim was freed Sunday after the…

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GUNMEN ABDUCT IMO POPULAR BLOGGER

Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted Mr. Ifeanyi Onyenankeya, a popular blogger in Imo State. Onyenankeya is owner of two popular news blogs, Okigwe Arena and Imo Arena. He was reportedly abducted on Monday night at his father’s compound, No. 3, Duru Close, Ekeagbara, Okigwe. a family source said. According to the source, the three gunmen who abducted him operated in a Sienna SUV. They allegedly beat him before whisking him away. He was said to had resisted them initially. His relation had said on the…

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DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS ORDERS TARABA BATTALION TO PRODUCE FLEEING KIDNAP KINGPIN

 Killer soldiers moved to Abuja, Army grills commander John Ameh, Adelani Adepegba, Success Nwogu, Olaleye Aluko and Justin Tyopuusu The Defence Headquarters has ordered the 93 Battalion of the Nigerian Army in Takum, Taraba State, to produce the fleeing kidnap kingpin, Alhaji Hamisu Wadume, as evidence that its soldiers are not culpable in his escape after three policemen and a civilian were killed at a checkpoint in Ibi, last Tuesday. A top military source at the DHQ confided in one of our correspondents on Monday that the battalion had been…

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