Troops of 7 Division Nigerian Army, Operation Lafiya Dole, have rescued 85 people, mostly women and children held hostage by insurgents in Borno north, bordering southern fringes of the Lake Chad.
A statement by the army spokesman, Col. Sani Usman on Sunday, said the hostages were rescued when the troops conducted a decisive clearance operation into the remnants of Boko Haram strategic town of Chukungudu.
Usman said the operation was led by the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the 7 Division, Brig-Gen. […]
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 mild drama played out last weekend when the newly relocated Vegetable and Fruits market women held journalists including Daily Sun correspondent hostage for several minutes as a way of forcing them to make their position known to the government.
The traders numbering more than hundred had barricaded a spot in the new market behind Power Mike Stadium, Atani Road, Ogbaru near Onitsha, Anambra State and threatened to deal with reporters who dared cross over to their side without hearing and […]
Gunmen attack restaurant in Dhaka’s diplomatic quarters, customers, including foreigners taken hostage
Several foreigners are said to be among a number of hostages taken by gunmen who attacked a restaurant in the diplomatic quarter of the Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka yesterday. Eight or nine attackers were said to have stormed the Holey Artisan Bakery, located in the city’s diplomatic quarter.
One kitchen staffer said that the gunmen were armed with firearms and bombs, entering the bakery at around 9:20pm local time and taking customers and staff hostage at gunpoint.
Bangladesh’s police chief has confirmed that […]
Suspected Fulani herdsmen yesterday, kidnapped eight persons in Obiaruku, Ukwuani Local Government Area of Delta State and held them hostage for several hours.
The victims were said to be working in their farmland when the herdsmen stormed the farm at about 6am and seized the farmers on the ground that they were responsible for the killing of four cows in the neighborhood.
Youth leader of the community, Comrade Chika Uwabuofu, however, said the victims were later released at about 2.30pm as tension was […]