• How we rescued kidnap victims -FCT minister

    How we rescued kidnap victims -FCT minister

    Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, Minister for FCT, has announced that all the 10 persons kidnapped in the Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory have been successfully rescued alive by FCT security agencies.

    Bello said this was sequel to the joint operation carried out by the FCT security agencies in which they successfully routed out the notorious gang of hoodlums who specialize in robbing and kidnapping residents in that area.

    The Minister made this disclosure at a press conference attended by the FCT Permanent […]

  • Hirse’s kidnap like a scene from a horror movie -Eyewitness

    Hirse’s kidnap like a scene from a horror movie -Eyewitness

    Mr. Samuel Pukat, an eyewitness who saw the abduction of Mr. Bagudu Hirse, has described the kidnap of the former Foreign Affairs minister as something “like a scene in a horror movie.”

    Pukat, an Abuja-based businessman, told newsmen in Jos on Monday, that he was with Hirse when the gunmen pounced on him.

    He said, “We were in Kaduna and decided to pay a condolence visit to Alhaji Mamman Daura over the death of the former Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki.

    “Mamman’s wife is from the late Dasuki’s family, so […]

  • Police in Kaduna confirm kidnap of Bagudu Hirse, former Foreign Affairs minister

    Police in Kaduna confirm kidnap of Bagudu Hirse, former Foreign Affairs minister

    Police in Kaduna on Sunday, confirmed the kidnapping of a former minister of foreign affairs Bagudu Hirse, by suspected kidnappers.

    Kaduna State Police Command’s Public Relation officer, ASP Aliyu Usman, confirmed the incident but said no arrest had been made so far. He said the command had intensified efforts to track down the gunmen and free the former minister unhurt.

    “The command will not sit and allow criminals to take laws into their hands. We will make sure that we arrest those criminals […]

  • Gunmen Kidnap The Two Wives Of Nasarawa State Commissioner

    Gunmen Kidnap The Two Wives Of Nasarawa State Commissioner

    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 […]

  • Governor Umahi vows to sign death warrants of persons convicted of kidnap, robbery and others

    Governor Umahi vows to sign death warrants of persons convicted of kidnap, robbery and others

    Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has vowed to sign the death warrants of persons convicted of kidnapping, cultism, armed robbery and other crimes in the state.

    Umahi made the pronouncement when he visited the 20km rice field disputed by the Onweonweya and Mkpumekweoku communities in Izzi Local Government Area.

    Umahi remarked that in keeping with the government’s prison decongestion programme, murder, armed robbery, kidnapping and related cases must pass through the entire judicial process.

    Umahi said: “We will not pardon such convicts […]

  • Soldiers rescue kidnap victims, impound hard drugs

    Soldiers rescue kidnap victims, impound hard drugs

    Troops of the Operation Delta Safe in the Niger Delta have freed nine kidnap victims, impounded 56 bags of Indian hemp, and arrested two suspected drug dealers during an operation.

    Lt.-Col. Olaolu Daudu, the Coordinator of the Joint Media Campaign Centre of Operation Delta Safe, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Yenagoa on Saturday that measures had been put in place to restore peace in the region.

    “Troops in Delta foiled an armed robbery attempt and rescued six civilians returning from […]

  • JTF frees kidnap victim, foils another abduction in Niger Delta

    JTF frees kidnap victim, foils another abduction in Niger Delta

    It was gathered that the Joint Military Operation in the Niger Delta on Friday said it had freed a kidnap victim and foiled another kidnap attempt in a bid to halt oil theft and criminality in the area.

    According to a statement issued in Yenagoa by Lt.-Cdr Thomas Otuji, Spokesman for the Joint Force, codenamed “Operation Delta Safe’’, the feats were achieved on Wednesday.

    “On Oct.19, 2016, Operation Delta Safe gallant troops’ resilience paid off when in conjunction with the Nigeria Police […]

  • Gunmen kidnap Muslim cleric, wife, others in Kano

    Gunmen kidnap Muslim cleric, wife, others in Kano

    Some unknown gunmen have reportedly whisked away a prominent Muslim cleric, Sheikh Muhammad Madoki, while he was traveling on the Abuja-Kano Expressway on Thursday.

    Madoki was said to have been abducted along with his wife, her sister and the wife of his younger brother.

    It was gathered that the cleric is the head of the Sokoto state government’s charity and endowment commission.

    It was learnt that the incident had been reported to the police, which had commenced investigation into the abduction.

    But the Force […]

  • Police officer, ex-government official sponsored my kidnap business in Enugu – Suspect confesses

    Police officer, ex-government official sponsored my kidnap business in Enugu – Suspect confesses

    A notorious kidnap kingpin, Odinaka Uja, who was arrested in Enugu State, has revealed that a police officer and an ex-government official in the state were the brain behind his successful kidnap business, as they sponsored him.

    His arrest came after the abduction of a 75-year-old man, Pa Fidelis Ojobo, at Umuogbo Ulo in Igboeze North Local Government Area of the state.

    Uja, who confessed to abducting Ojobo, said he and his accomplices had demanded N50 million as ransom and were on […]

  • Ijaw militants behind Lagos school kidnap, says Ayorinde

    Ijaw militants behind Lagos school kidnap, says Ayorinde

    It was gathered that the Lagos State Government on Wednesday said suspected militants from the Niger Delta were behind the abduction of four pupils and teachers, who were whisked away from their school, Lagos Model College (Senior and Junior), Igbonla, Epe on October 6.

    The state government, however, said the victims, comprising two pupils, vice-principal and head teacher had already gone through medical checkup and safely reunited with their families.”

    The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, said this in […]

  • Gunmen invade Lagos school, kidnap principal, students

    Gunmen invade Lagos school, kidnap principal, students

    According to reports, the police in Lagos state on Thursday confirmed that gunmen suspected to be militants kidnapped the vice principal of Model College, Igbonla.

    The kidnappers also whisked some students of the college away, but Newsmen gathered that two of the students have been recovered.

    The police image maker in the state, Dolapo Badmos, told our correspondent that: “The vice principal and four students of the college were abducted by gunmen.

    “They invaded the school in the Epe area of the state […]