POLICE FINALLY CHARGE WADUME, ARMY CAPTAIN TO COURT FOR TERRORISM

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has slammed 16 counts bordering on terrorism, murder, kidnapping and illegal arms running against the Taraba kidnap kingpin, Bala Hamisu (aka Wadume), Captain Tijjani Balarabe and 18 others. Also on the list of defendants are Staff Sgt. David Isaiah; Sgt. Ibrahim Mohammed; Corporal Bartholomew Obanye; Private Mohammed Nura; Lance Corporal Okorozie Gideon; Corporal Markus Michael; L/Corporal Nvenaweimoeimi Akpagra; Staff Sgt. Abdullahi Adamu; Private Ebele Emmanuel; ASP Aondona Iorbee and Insp. Aliyu Dadje and Auwalu Bala, aka Omo Razor. Others in the charge…

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Sunday Aborisade, Abuja The nominee of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.),  for the chairmanship of the Nigeria Communication Commission board, Prof. Adeolu Akande, has  blamed  wrong SIM card registration for  the rising cases of  kidnapping, banditry and armed robbery in the country. He stated this on Tuesday when he appeared for screening before  the Committee on Communication headed by Senator Oluremi Tinubu. Akande said, “There is no doubt that the use of communication as a tool on criminality has been on the rise. “All over the world,  emphasis…

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TARABA NBA CHAIRMAN VICE CHAIRMAN KIDNAPPED

Vice Chairperson of Nigerian Bar Association in Taraba State, Zainab Kishimi, has been kidnapped. Kishimi, who is also a senior member of the International Federation of Female Lawyers, was seized around 8:00pm on Friday from her residence behind Central Bank in Jalingo, the state capital; according to a close family friend. He said, “Zainab Kishimi, Vice Chairperson of the Nigerian Bar Association, Jalingo Branch, was abducted from her house at about 8:00pm last night. “It is sad and terrible that a principal state counsel with the Ministry of Justice could…

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BANDITS KIDNAP ZAMFARA TRADITIONAL RULER, SON

Maiharaji Altine, Gusau Bandits have kidnapped the District Head of Gayari District of Gummi Local Government Area in Zamfara State, Alhaji Hassan Mohammed and his son. An indigene of the town, Malam Abubakar Sani told our reporter that, the bandits arrived Gayari town Thursday night and went to the district head’s house where they kidnapped him and his son. According to him, the Ak-47 wielding bandits fired gunshots into the air to scare away neighbours who came out to rescue the traditional ruler. Abubakar further explained that the kidnappers had…

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GUNMEN KIDNAP FORMER DSS BOSS IN BENUE

George Okoh in Makurdi Unknown gunmen suspected to be kidnappers on Thursday abducted a former boss of the Directorate of State Services (DSS) in Benue State, Peter Unogwu. The victim, who operate a four-star hotel at Igumale, headquarters of Ado Local Government Area of the state, was said to be traveling on the Otukpo-Utonkon- Igumale Road when the kidnappers waylaid his car and forcefully took him to an unknown place. A source said on the phone that the former Chief Security Officer of Chevron Nigeria Limited, was kidnapped on the…

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BUHARI HAS NOT HELPED EVEN HIS HOME STATE IN COMBATTING BANDITRY, KILLING KIDNAPPINGS SAYS KATISNA NGOS, COORDINATOR

The Chairman of the Katsina State chapter of the Coalition of Civil Society  Organisations and  Special Adviser to the state Governor on Higher Education, Dr  Bashir  Ruwangodiya, laments renewed bandits attacks in the state in this interview with OLAIDE OYELUDE Last year, there were cases of kidnapping in the state, including the abduction of a traditional ruler close to the President. What was the implication then? The implication was that of portraying the level of insecurity that reached a point where nobody could claim to be safe, no matter how…

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4 SEMINARIANS ABDUCTED IN KADUNA

Four seminarians have been abducted by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers. The victims were reportedly abducted when the gunmen stormed the Good Shepherd Catholic Major Seminary in Kakau, along Kaduna-Abuja road on Wednesday night. The Registrar of the school, Rev Fr (Dr) Joel Usman, reported they were seized around 10:30pm and 11:00 pm. According to him: “Good Shepherd Major Seminary was attacked by armed bandits yesterday January 8, 2020, between 10.30-11:00 pm. ”After headcount of students with security agents, 4 Seminarians have been declared missing. Kindly say a prayer for…

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9 CHILDREN RESCUED FROM TRAFFICKERS BY ARMY IN ENUGU

The Nigerian Army in Enugu has arrested a suspected woman child-trafficker and rescued nine children in the process. The army gave the name of the 40-year-old child-trafficker as Mrs. Rebecca Nwachi. The suspect, who was arrested in Enugu, according to the army, specialises in moving children from Plateau State in North Central Zone to Rivers State in South-South Zone.The army said in a statement yesterday by its Deputy Director, Public Relations, 82 Division, Enugu, Col. Aliyu Yusuf, that the arrest was part of the ongoing “Exercise Atilogwu Udo 1’’.He said…

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6 ABUJA KIDNAP VICTIMS REGAIN FREEDOM AFTER RANSOM EXCHANGED HANDS

From Gbenga Omokhunu, Abuja Six residents of Bwari Area Council, who were reportedly kidnapped by unsuspected persons that took advantage of the festive season to perpetrate their dastardly act, have been released. The Nation gathered that on New Year Day when people were busy celebrating, a young girl in her early 20s, Josephine Danlami, was kidnapped while coming out of Zuma 1 village. The kidnappers abducted her on January 1. Zuma 1 one village is about two kilometres to Bwari. The village, according to findings, is where Veritas University is…

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HERDSMEN ABDUCT 3 IN KWARA DEMAND 15MIL NAIRA RANSOM

Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen have kidnapped three indigenes of Obbo-Aiyegunle, Ekiti Local Government Area, Kwara State. The kidnappers have also allegedly demanded a ransom of N15 million from the family members before the victims are release, it was gathered on Friday. The kidnapped persons include a lady and two men. The fourth person in the same vehicle with the victims escaped with serious injuries. The incident occurred on Tuesday along Osi-Obbo-Aiyegunle Road in Ekiti Local Government Area of the state. Speaking with our reporter on the phone, a former…

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