According to information reaching newsmen, Sen. Shehu Sani’s residence has been attacked again by gunmen on Sunday evening while the senator was hosting members of his party, the All Progressives Congress. This was coming after his office was invaded few days by unknown gunmen .
Sani had accused the Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, of being behind the attack on his office.
Sunday’s attack was allegedly carried out while Sani was entertaining party faithful from the seven local government areas that […]
Gunmen have shot and killed four personnel of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Obeafor community in Omoku, Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State.
There was confrontation between the NSCDC operatives and suspected criminals, which led to the death of the victims on Monday.
The personnel were guarding oil facilities of the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) in Obeafor when the bandits dressed in military fatigue ambushed them.
The state’s spokesperson of the corps, Mr. Michael Oguntuase, who confirmed […]
Gunmen on Thursday night abducted the two wives of Nasarawa State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Aliyu Tijani, from his residence in Nasarawa town.
Nasarawa State Commissioner of Police, Abubakar Sadiq-Bello, who confirmed the incident on Friday, said the police was on the trail of the kidnappers and would soon apprehend them.
He said, “We are aware of the abduction and as we speak now, we have gotten information about their location and we are closing in on them.”
When contacted […]
Unknown gunmen have abducted a 72-year-old retired principal, Chief Sunday Festus, in Bayelsa State.
The septuagenarian, it was learnt, was abducted by a four-man gang in his residence at Bomo clan in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state in the early hours of Monday.
His son, Leigh, confirmed the abduction.
Leigh said his father, who is diabetic, was critically ill when his abductors whisked him away to an unknown destination.
He said, “The incident occurred at about 3:26am. The four-man gang of […]
Former running mate to the deceased All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate in Kogi State, Prince Abubakar Audu, James Faleke has claimed that some gunmen attempted to assassinate him.
Faleke, currently a member of the House of Representatives alleged that the assassination attempt occurred along the Lokoja-Abuja highway at about 7 p.m on November 6.
A statement by the Director of Media and Publicity of the Audu/Faleke Political Organisation, Duro Meseko on Friday, said the gunmen shot severally at Faleke’s vehicle but […]
Gunmen have killed at least one person and injured several others in Kasada Local Government Area of Katsina State.
Eyewitnesses told newsmen that the armed bandits numbering about 12 invaded the town on motorcycles at about 3 a.m. on Wednesday.
The witnesses who craved for anonymity, said the hoodlums searched many houses in Makera, Marina, Yara-gabas, Yara-arewa and Kofar-fada areas of the city.
They said the bandits blocked roads linking to those areas and shot sporadically to pave way for their operation.
According to […]
According to reports, the Police in Zamfara said several people were killed by gunmen suspected to be cattle rustlers at a mining site in Gidan Ardo Village of Bindin district of Maru Local Government Area.
The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, in the state, Shehu Muhammad, disclosed this to journalists in Gusau on Tuesday.
Mr. Muhammad, however, said the command had yet to ascertain the actual number of those killed during the mayhem; although residents said over 40 people were killed.
He said […]
No fewer than 10 gunmen stormed three courts in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, on Wednesday when they held a sitting judge hostage.
The gunmen, who shot into the air, caused panic in the capital city as residents fled in various directions, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
The courts the gunmen invaded included Benue State High Court 9, Chief Magistrate’s Court and the Upper Area Court.
An eyewitness told our correspondent that the gunmen stormed the premises of the three courts, which […]
A three-man gang of armed robbers at the weekend raided the popular Bureau De Change market along Sakpoba Road in Benin the Edo State capital and carted away over N12million in the process.
The gun wielding robbers, who were dressed in the outfit of men of the Special Anti- Robbery Squad (SARS), were said to have trailed one of the Hausa traders at the exchange market who went to the bank to cash money for his office.
Some of the traders at […]
It was gathered that the Chairman, Kogi Chapter of Wuro Miyetti-Allah Association, Alhaji Ibrahim Abubakar, has been assassinated by unknown gunmen who invaded his residence in the early hours of Saturday.
The unknown gunmen numbering about eight, invaded the Peace Community, Road 3, Ganaja road, Lokoja residence of Abubakar at about 2:05am on Saturday to carry out the dastardly act.
Residents of the area, who spoke with newsmen, said they were gripped with fear when they started hearing gunshots from the residence […]
At least seven people have been killed and several others injured following an attack by suspected herdsmen at Kaninkon village in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna state.
The latest attack came barely two weeks after gunmen invaded Godogodo village in the same local government, killing over 40 people and burning down houses.
According to a resident of the area, the gunmen invaded the village on Thursday. They killed the village head and six others.
The latest attack has ignited tension in neigbouring […]