• Armed bandits kill 31, kidnap 40 in Zamfara

    Armed bandits kill 31, kidnap 40 in Zamfara

    Suspected armed bandits on Friday killed at least 29 people in fresh attacks on four villages in Maradun Local Government Area, Zamfara State.

    According to a source who spoke to newsmen, the rampaging gun men who stormed the four villages in their dozens arrived on motorbikes and began shooting sporadically.

    The source added, seven people were killed at Yan’ kamoji, nine at Sabon Gida, 11 at Tubali and two at Kaya villages respectively.

    The incident happened even as another set of gunmen struck […]

  • Armed robbers write Ogun residents, warn them to keep Christmas money, gift at home

    Armed robbers write Ogun residents, warn them to keep Christmas money, gift at home

    According to reports, the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, CP, Ahmed Iliyasu, has called on residents of Anglican Road, Ilupewo community in Ado-Odo-Otta Local Government Area of the state to remain calm after they reportedly received a letter from suspected armed robbers of an impending visit.

    The robbers posted the letters on gates and doors informing residents of the boundary community between Lagos and Ogun States, to keep Christmas gifts for them as they would be visiting anytime soon.

    Following the development, […]

  • Recession forced us into armed robbery – Suspect confesses

    Recession forced us into armed robbery – Suspect confesses

    Two brothers, Elijah Okpara and Prince Okpara, have been arrested by men of the Ondo State Command for allegedly taking part in some of the robbery incidents that occurred in Akure in recent times.

    The suspects were specifically arrested at Abusoro in Ijoka area of Akure, the capital of Ondo State .

    One of the suspects, Elijah said he and his brother went into burglary and robbery when they lost their jobs due to the economic hardship in the country.

    But he said […]

  • Police arrest suspected armed robbers, kidnappers in Ogun

    Police arrest suspected armed robbers, kidnappers in Ogun

    Operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Sqaud (SARS) in Ogun have arrested three armed robbery and kidnap suspects.

    Abibu Onasanya, Kamorudeen Abdulahi and Olalekan Ogunbowale were apprehended on Wednesday at their hideout in Ipoji, Shagamu.

    The suspects, who were alleged to have been terrorising residents of Ijebu-Ode and Shagamu for a long time, were rounded up following a tip off.

    It was gathered that two pump action rifles, a double barrel gun, an English barrel gun and three locally made single barrel guns were […]

  • Troops Arrest Several Notorious Armed Bandits In Kaduna, Zamfara

    Troops Arrest Several Notorious Armed Bandits In Kaduna, Zamfara

    The Nigerian Army has disclosed that its troops have rounded up several armed bandits in the Northern part of the country.

    In a statement by its spokesman, Sani Usman, he said the troops’ clearance operations were aimed at getting rid of criminal elements in Kaduna and Zamfara States respectively.

    According to the statement, “Troops of 1 Division Nigerian Army on operations aimed at dealing with the menace of livestock rustling, armed banditry and other forms of criminality have killed an armed bandit, […]

  • Police arrest soldier caught in armed robbery

    Police arrest soldier caught in armed robbery

    The Imo State Police Command said it had arrested a soldier attached to the 33 Artillery Brigade, Bauchi State for leading an armed robbery gang of four.

    The Commissioner of Police, Taiwo Lakanu, who presented the suspect to newsmen on Wednesday in Owerri, said the culprit (name withheld) was the leader of an armed robbery gang known to operate along Oha-Asa in Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area.

    Lakanu said the soldier and his gang were intercepted by operatives of the police command in […]

  • Armed Policemen Take Over Sagamu As Cultists Plan to Unleash Mayhem Again

    Armed Policemen Take Over Sagamu As Cultists Plan to Unleash Mayhem Again

    Armed policemen have taken over the whole of Sagamu, Ogun State, blocking both remote and strategic entrances to the town, following plans by suspected cultists to attack residents again, the Nation is reporting

    According to the Police, intelligence gathered suggested that the cultists, who killed seven people in the Town last week, are planning to attack Sagamu and neighbouring villages with sustained violence.

    It was learnt that the cultists had planned to storm Sagamu from Ago – Iwoye between Friday or Saturday.

    The […]

  • Military priest conducts service armed with his AK47 in Yobe (photo)

    Military priest conducts service armed with his AK47 in Yobe (photo)

    This photo was reportedly taken at St. James Catholic Cathedral, Military Base, Yobe State.

    Asides Borno and Adamawa state, Yobe state has also witnessed a high number of Boko Haram attacks in recent

  • Bus conductor gets 21 years imprisonment for armed robbery

    Bus conductor gets 21 years imprisonment for armed robbery

    An Ikeja High Court on Thursday sentenced a 24-year-old bus conductor, Toyin Rilwan, to 21 years imprisonment for armed robbery.

    Justice Sedotan Ogunsanya handed down the verdict after finding the convict guilty of a two-count charge of conspiracy and armed robbery.

    Ogunsanya, while delivering her judgment, said:“The prosecution was able to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the defendant conspired with another to rob one Alhaja Rasheedat Irawo.

    “In view of Section 295 (2) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, the defendant is […]

  • Armed Ijaw youths shutdown Ben Bruce’s radio station in Bayelsa

    Armed Ijaw youths shutdown Ben Bruce’s radio station in Bayelsa

    Heavily armed members of the Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide on Thursday invaded the Rhythm FM radio station, owned by Senator Ben Murray-Bruce in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

    The visibly enraged youths, who invaded the studio in buses and other vehicles, were after two executive members of the IYC and guests on a live radio programme, Talk of the Town, anchored by Lishman Onisodemuya.

    It was gathered that the youths, on arriving the premises of the radio station, released gunshots into the air, forcing […]