Mr Bagudu Hirse, former Minister of State (Foreign Affairs), who was abducted by gunmen in Kaduna on Sunday, Nov. 20, has regained his freedom, his brother, Mr John Hirse, has confirmed.
“Bagudu was released in the early hours of Saturday,” John, retired permanent secretary in the federal civil service and currently District Head of Mangu, in Plateau, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Jos on Saturday.
He said that the former minister was “hale and hearty”, and thanked Nigerians for […]
A soldier attached to the Nigerian Army’s ‘Operation Delta Safe’ in Calabar, Lawal Musa, has been kidnapped.
Newsmen reported that the soldier was abducted by unknown persons on Wednesday, November after leaving a bank in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, around 9:30am.
It was reported that the abducted soldier, a member of the Nigerian Army Headquarters Boat Company at the 222 Battalion in the state, had obtained permission from the Commanding Officer to go to the bank.
Reports say the soldier failed […]
A Makurdi Magistrates’ Court on Thursday remanded a cleric, Elijah Ebimone, in prison for allegedly abducting three girls and turning them into sex slaves.
Ebimone, 32, is facing a two-count charge of abduction and causing miscarriage, punishable under Sections 274 and 233 of the Penal Code, Laws of Benue State, 2004.
The Magistrate, Mrs Theresa Wergba, ordered the remand of the accused and adjourned the matter till Dec. 28 for further mention.
Her action followed the application for adjournment made by the Prosecutor, […]
According to reports, The 21 recently freed Chibok girls were reunited with their parents yesterday in Abuja.
The Bible-clutching girls danced and sang with joy during the service attended by top government officials and a few other guests.
The event got to its high pitch as the parents arrived at the venue while the service was ongoing.
It was the first meeting after two and a half years of separation.
The excited girls ran, crying to parents who were equally so excited to see […]
It was gathered that the abducted students of Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, in Eredo Local Council Development Area of Epe, have narrated their ordeals in the kidnappers’ den.
Heavily armed men had invaded the school last week and whisked away Vice-Principal, Mr. A.O. Oyesola; the English Language/Civil Education teacher, Mr. Lukman Oyerinde; and four Junior Secondary School 1 pupils.
They were eventually freed yesterday.
One of the victims revealed to Newsmen that the journey from the school to the hideout took […]
According to reports, the Lagos State Government on Wednesday confirmed the release of the four pupils and teachers of the Lagos State Model College (Senior and Junior) Igbonla in Epe who were kidnapped by suspected ex-Ijaw militants on October 6, 2016, assuring that the Government would spare nothing until it rids the State of criminal elements.
The Government, in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde, said the children have undergone medical check-up after which they […]
Mrs. Margaret Emefiele, the wife of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), who was abducted in Ugoneki, a few miles from Benin City, Edo State, about 24 hours ago, has been released by her abductors.
A family source said she and other persons taken were released in the wee hours of Saturday following a massive police operation in the area.
Mrs. Emefiele was on her way from Lagos to her hometown in Agbor, Delta State when her convoy was […]
According to reports, the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 2, Abdulmajid Ali, on Friday said no ransom was paid before the landlords kidnapped in a Lagos State estate were released.
Ali, in a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the Zone 2 Police Command, Muyiwa Adejobi, rather commended the officer deployed for the operation for their steadfastness and professionalism.
The victims, who are landlords at Oshorun Heritage Estate, are Kennedy Ucheagwu, Dr. Omololu Bello and another simply […]
It was gathered that the three Lagos State landlords kidnapped last week Saturday have been released by their abductors, according to report.
The victims, who are landlords at Oshorun Heritage Estate, are Kennedy Ucheagwu, Dr. Omololu Bello and another simply identified as Mr. Esang.
They were whisked away by the kidnappers while observing their routine exercise on Saturday.
It was gathered that after a yet to be ascertained ransom was paid, the landlords were released late on Thursday.
The younger brother of one of […]
It was gathered that the Zone 2 Police Command has said it is not giving up on the search for the kidnapped landlords in the Isheri North area of Lagos State.
The zonal spokesperson, SP Muyiwa Adejobi, said on Wednesday that the police had deployed more personnel in the area to find the victims.
It was reported reported that masked gunmen, numbering nine, had emerged from the waterways around 8am on Saturday.
It was learnt that the assailants made straight for the men, […]
Oyebade, who said this while briefing newsmen on some of the major achievements of the command, noted that the baby was stolen on Monday in Umuahia.
He said that the suspected abductors, identified as Lawan Nuhu and Lawal Ahmed, took away the little Chinonye after drugging her mother, Mrs Chioma Chijindu at their residence at No. 8 Ohafia Street, Umuahia.
He said that the suspects were arrested following a tip off, while N170,000 cash and a 307 Peugeot car with Reg. No. […]