EL RUFAI’S CONVOY CLEARS KIDNAPPERS OFF KADUNA ABUJA ROAD AFTER HOURS OF BRIGANDAGE

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna. Scores of motorists forced to park along Kaduna-Abuja highway on Wednesday following blockage of the road by kidnappers, were saved when the convoy of Gov. Nasiru El-Rufai arrived the scene. The arrival of the governor to the scene at about 3:45 pm, made the kidnappers to evacuate after wounding some of their victims. It is not clear whether any of the motorists were abducted, but according to Samuel Aruwan, the governor’s spokesman, El-Rufai ordered the evacuation of those injured to hospital for medical attention. Aruwan…

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40 FEARED KILLED BY GUNMEN IN ZAMFARA

At least 40 people are feared killed in Shinkafi Local Government Area of Zamfara State, following attack by armed bandits. DAILY NIGERIAN gathered that the attackers invaded Kurya, Kursasa and Gidan Achali communities of the local government area and opened fire on residents. Although the police said only 10 people lost their lives in the attack, residents said over 40 people were killed in the attacks. “At Gidan Achali community alone, over 20 people were killed,” an official told journalists. “At Kursasa community, 10 people were killed while at Kurya,…

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BANDITS KILL 10FARMERS IN ZAMFARA

The Police in Zamfara State yesterday confirmed the killing of 10 people in the state by suspected kidnappers and cattle rustlers. The spokesman of the state police command, Mr. Mohammed Shehu, said yesterday that bandits on motorcycles invaded onion fields on Saturday outside the village of Kware in the Shinkafi district and shot dead farmers. “We received a report of an attack in Kware by bandits in which 10 people were killed. Security personnel were dispatched to the area to restore order,” Shehu explained. However, he did not give details…

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NIGERIA SURELY NEEDS A REVOLUTION SAYS ACTRESS OMOTOLA, SEE WHY

Nollywood star, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, has lamented the level of insecurity in the country and called for a state of emergency in troubled zones. She also said she believes Nigeria needs some kind of ‘revolution’ to get better. The 41-year-old actress said this while fielding questions from her fans in a tweet chat, #Osexyfriday, on Friday. “I am appealing to the government to immediately see to the rising rate of depression, suicide, police brutality, ritual killings and general lack of safety in the Country. It’s at an all-time high now, there…

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POLICE ARRESTS 37 IN ABUJA FOR KIDNAPPING, ROBBERY AND RELATED

FCT Police Commissioner, Bala Ciroma The FCT Police Command has arrested 37 suspects for various crimes including kidnapping, armed robbery, hard drugs peddling among others. The Commissioner of Police for the command, Bala Ciroma, who paraded the suspects, yesterday, also announced the rescue of two children, Rejoice Godwin and Seke Godwin 7 and 9 years old, who were abducted on March 8 from Yimi village in Zuba. He said the victims were rescued at Lambata in Niger State where they were held hostage by their abductors. “The following suspects were…

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HOW WE RESCUED ISLAMIC SCHOLAR, SHEIKH AHMAD SULEIMAN – NIGERIAN ARMY

The Nigerian Army on Wednesday says a sustained covert surveillance and tactical lines of operations orchestrated concurrently with other security agencies led to the rescue of Sheikh Ahmad Suleiman. The Commander, 17 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Lt. Lukman Omoniyi, while presenting the rescued Islamic cleric to newsmen said immediately after the kidnap incidence, a marching order was given by the COAS for 17 Brigade Nigerian Army to carry out an immediate rescue operation in order to rescue the kidnapped victims. According to him, the operation was structured to reflect robust synergy…

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ABDUCTED POLICEMAN FOUND DEAD IN THE FOREST

A Deputy Superintendent of Police, Godwin Oshiogbuwe, who was abducted at Ubiaja in Esan South East Local Government Area of Edo State, has been found dead. His body was found in a forest on Ubiaja-Ewohimi-Agbor Road by a police tactical team. Police sources said he was killed because the kidnappers discovered that he was a policeman through his ID card and pictures in his phone. The deceased hailed from Auchi in Edo State and served in Abuja. It was learnt that the body had been deposited in a mortuary. Police…

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GUNMEN ATTACK JOURNALIST, ABDUCT WIFE, 3 OTHERS

Gunmen, on Wednesday, attacked Suleiman Abubakar, Chairman of Correspondents’ Chapel of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Nasarawa state and abducted his wife, Yahanasu Abubakar. Suleiman told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the incident happened at about 7 p.m. along Gudi-Garaku road in Akwanga Local Government Area of the state. According to Suleiman, the gunmen shot at the union bus they were travelling in from Keffi, where his wife went to register at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation camp. He said the bus ran into a…

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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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