ABDUCTORS OF TURKISH EXPATRIATES IN KWARA STATE THEIR DEMANDS

Hammed Shittu in Ilorin The abductors of four Turkish expatriates in Gbale village, Edu Local Government Area (LGA) of Kwara State have demanded N16 million ransom to free their captives A community leader in Lafiagi, the headquarters of Edu LGA stated this while addressing journalists in Ilorin, the state capital, last night on the abduction of the four expatriates by unknown gunmen. But the state police command has has denied any knowledge about ransom being demanded by the abductors. The police said they had warmed the family of the abducted…

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KANO KIDNAPPERS KILL ABDUCTED 8-YR OLD GIRL, SEE PIX

A young girl of eight years, Aisha Sani, who was abducted two weeks ago in Tudunwada quarters of Kano State by an unidentified lady who later turned out to be an ally to kidnappers has been found dead. Aisha, who was abducted when they closed from an Islamiyya School with her siblings, was taken away by another lady who covered her face with veil and  for three days no formal communication was made with her parents. A week later, a text message was said to have been sent to her…

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GUNMEN KIDNAP 3 WOMEN IN ESO, DEMAND 30MIL RANSOM

Gunmen have kidnapped three women who were traveling from Lagos to Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, Igbere TV reports. A lady identified as Princess Grace, resident in Bayelsa, was quoted saying the women were kidnapped at noon on Sunday in Okada area of Edo State. She named the victims as her sisters-in-law, Okuboere and Seifefa, and their friend from Abia State, Amara. “They are from Sagbama LGA in Bayelsa State while their friend is from Arochukwu in Abia State,” she said. Grace added that two children aged 4 and 12 who…

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INSIDE ENUGU WHERE FAMILIES FIGHT BY KIDNAPPING EACH OTHER

In Nigeria, even so-called men of God fake their own kidnap; same with husbands and wives. Sometimes, children also fake their own kidnap. Kidnapping has become fashionable in Africa’s most populous nation. There is no end to kidnapping in Nigeria as kidnappers are often handsomely rewarded and sometimes given amnesty. Even in Zamfara State, bandits who killed, kidnapped and razed houses were given ‘palatial’ treatment as they sat among policemen, traditional rulers, etc., to decide how peace could be maintained in the state. No arrest was made. You kill, kidnap…

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SEE WHAT SOUTH WEST GOVERNORS ARE PLANNING FOR KIDNAPPERS IN THE REGION

Peter Dada, Bola Bamigbola, Abiodun Nejo and Ademola Babalola South-West governors and state assemblies have resolved to enact laws that will impose capital punishment or life sentence on kidnappers in the region. Officials of the state governments who spoke on the issue in separate interviews with Saturday PUNCH on Friday confirmed this. They spoke against the backdrop of rising insecurity in the region, especially the recent killing of Mrs Funke Olakunri, daughter of Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, by yet to be identified gunmen. Already, Lagos and Ogun states have passed a…

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GUNMEN KILL 2 SOLDIERS, KIDNAP EXPATRIATES IN AKWA IBOM

On Wednesday, unidentified gunmen killed two soldiers and kidnapped an expatriate at a road construction site in Ukanafun council area of Akwa Ibom State. The two soldiers were shot dead while escorting an expatriate engineer in a routine inspection of a road project along Idim Okpok mini bridge in Inen Ekeffe the boundary village between Oruk Anam and Ukanafun local government area of the state, the reports gathered. An eyewitness, Friday Idiok, told newsmen that the gunmen whisked the expatriate engineer away immediately the two soldiers were shot dead on…

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SAMSON SIASIA’S MOTHER’S KIDNAPPERS DEMAND 70MIL RANSOM

Kidnappers of ex-Super Eagles coach mother, Beauty Ogere, are demanding N70m ransom to release the aged woman from their den. According to The Nation, ex-Super Eagles coach Samson Siasia, spoke with his mother, Beauty alongside two others kidnapped by the gunmen from their family house in Odoni community, Sagbama Local Government Area Bayelsa State. The report further revealed that the kidnappers reportedly reached Siasia with a foreign number to state their demand. However, reports from security details suggest the gunmen whisked away the aged-woman from her home at Adoni community…

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GUNMEN KILL NAVAL OFFICER, ABDUCT 17 OTHER PASSENGERS IN EDO

Suspected bandits have killed a Naval Warrant Officer, Felix Akanbi, on Benin-Lagos Expressway in Edo State. The gunmen said to be herdsmen, bearing sophisticated weapons, kidnapped 18 passengers, among who was Akanbi, travelling in a commercial bus from Akwa Ibom State to Lagos en route Edo State on Tuesday. After receiving a distress call, policemen in the state swung into action and rescued the remaining 17 passengers. Four of the armed men with AK47 rifles were said to have opened fire on the 18-seater bus carrying the passengers on the…

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GUNMEN KIDNAP LOCAL GOVT CHAIRMAN’S WIFE IN NIGER

Laleye Dipo in Minna Gunmen have kidnapped the wife of the acting Chairman and Director of Personnel Management of Paikoro Local Government Area of Niger State, Hajia Suaiba Sani Balarabe. The husband of the victim is also believed to be the younger brother of Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe, the newly appointed Chief of Staff to Governor Abubakar Sani Bello. Also kidnapped by the gunmen was the wife of the Manager of Crystal Talc Nigeria Limited, Kagara, a firm owned by the late Brigadier General Danstoho Mohammed. According to THISDAY sources, the…

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HOW FEAR OF BEING KIDNAPPED HAS KEPT ME FROM MY CONSTITUENCY DEPUTY SENATE LEADER, BOROFFICE

The Senator representing Ondo North Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Prof. Ajayi Boroffice has disclosed that he can no longer travel to his home town of Oka-Akoko in Akoko South West Local Government Area of Ondo State for fear of being kidnapped. Boroffice, who is the Deputy Majority Leader at the upper chamber of National Assembly revealed this while speaking to newsmen at the Akure home of Pa Reuben Fasoranti during a condolence visit over the death of the Afenifere Leader’s daughter, Mrs Funke Olakunrin. The deceased was shot…

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