• No ransom paid for release of 21 Chibok schoolgirls – DHQ

    No ransom paid for release of 21 Chibok schoolgirls – DHQ

    According to reports, the Nigerian military said on Saturday that no ransom was paid for the release of the 21 Chibok girls freed by the Boko Haram.

    The girls were among the over 200 female students kidnapped from their government owned school in Chibok, Borno State, in April 2014. Scores of the remaining g girls are still with the insurgents.

    The federal government had in October denied swapping Boko Haram members in detention for the freed girls, saying the release was “the […]

  • Police parade Emefiele’s wife’s abductors, display N15m ransom recovered … See photos

    Police parade Emefiele’s wife’s abductors, display N15m ransom recovered … See photos

    The Police in Edo State on Monday paraded suspected kidnappers, who abducted the wife of Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Margaret Emefiele.

    The police also displayed N15 million ransom recovered from the suspected kidnappers.

    Recall that Margaret was recently abducted by a group of heavily-armed gunmen along the Benin-Agbor

  • Kidnappers of Lagos schoolgirls reduce ransom to N30m

    Kidnappers of Lagos schoolgirls reduce ransom to N30m

    It was gathered that the kidnappers of four students, a teacher and the Junior School Principal of Lagos State Model College, Igbonla in Epe, Lagos State have reduced their ransom demand to N30 million.

    Sources put the initial demand at N120 million.

    The abduction was carried out on Thursday as the school was resuming.

    It was gathered that while one of the parents was told to produce N20 million, another was asked for N10

  • Buhari rejects N1.7 Trillion ransom for Chibok girls

    Buhari rejects N1.7 Trillion ransom for Chibok girls

    Boko Haram demanded from the Federal Government €5billion (about N1,706,850,000,000) to free 219 Chibok girls . (Using  N341.37 Euro exchange rate)

    President Muhammadu Buhari allegedly got wind of the August 27, 1985 coup d’état against him as a military Head of State but he did not foil it to avoid executing some senior Army officers.

    These facts are contained in the book, “Muhammadu Buhari: The challenges of leadership in Nigeria”, authored by Prof. John Paden.

    The book, which was presented to the public […]

  • Emefiele’s wife kidnap: Police arrest two, declare six wanted, recover ransom money

    Emefiele’s wife kidnap: Police arrest two, declare six wanted, recover ransom money

    Two people have been arrested by police for alleged complicity in the kidnapping of the wife of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Margaret Emefiele.

    The police have begun a manhunt for four other accomplices while the ransom money has been recovered.

    A source said: “The police have in their custody the money that was paid to the criminals as ransom before Mrs. Emefiele was rescued.”

    Gunmen abducted Mrs. Emefiele along with her driver and three other females riding with […]

  • You Can’t Hold Nigeria To Ransom – Buhari Warns Niger Delta Militants

    You Can’t Hold Nigeria To Ransom – Buhari Warns Niger Delta Militants

    President Muhammadu Buhari has warned Niger Delta militants that they could not continue to hold Nigeria to ransom. The President’s warnings were contained in his broadcast yesterday.

    Buhari’s warning to the militants came barely a week after the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) resumed hostilities following several weeks of ceasefire to facilitate dialogue on issues in the area.

    “I will deal with Niger-Delta militants”

    “A new insurgency has reared up its head in the shape of blowing up gas and oil pipelines by groups […]

  • Fulani Herdsmen who kidnapped Catholic Priest in Enugu demand for N2.5 million ransom

    Fulani Herdsmen who kidnapped Catholic Priest in Enugu demand for N2.5 million ransom

    Some Catholic priests were attacked by Fulani Herdsmen in Enugu State on Sept 26th, (Read here). According to reports, the priests Rev Fr Chetanna Jude Chukwuneke, Fr Emmanuel Dim and Fr Prof Ezeokana were in a car passing along Obimo in Uzo-Uwani when the suspected herdsmen emerged from a bush in a bad spot of the road, and attacked. While Fr Chukwuenke and Fr Prof Ezeokana escaped, Fr Emmaniuel Dim was abducted. A 2.5 million Naira ransom has now been […]

  • No ransom was paid for rescue of abducted Lagos landlords – AIG

    No ransom was paid for rescue of abducted Lagos landlords – AIG

    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 […]

  • Kidnap suspect in police net after collecting ransom in Abia

    Kidnap suspect in police net after collecting ransom in Abia

    Operatives of the Abia Police Command have arrested a kidnap suspect identified as Ugochukwu Nwafor after he reportedly collected a ransom of N2m deposited in a Sport Utility Vehicle along Ibeku Ngwa axis of Enugu-Port Harcourt expressway.

    It was learnt that the suspect had earlier sent a threat through text message to one Mr. Silas Kanu on his GSM number from another mobile phone, demanding N2m from him or else, he would face the risk of being kidnapped.

    Worried about the development, […]

  • Ten ‘big boys’ holding Nigeria’s economy to ransom – AMCON boss

    Ten ‘big boys’ holding Nigeria’s economy to ransom – AMCON boss

    At least 10 of such individuals, referred to as the “big boys”, are collectively owing the government about N1 trillion, which is about 17 per cent of the N6 trillion 2016 national budget.

    With this, efforts by the Federal Government to shore up the economic activities through debt recovery from individuals and organisations are not adding up, as the high-profile debtors are using the courts to mount blocks in the way of government.

    The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Asset Management […]

  • Gunmen kidnap another ECWA pastor in Kaduna, demand N2m ransom

    Gunmen kidnap another ECWA pastor in Kaduna, demand N2m ransom

    Unknown gunmen on Thursday kidnapped Rev. Yusuf Magaga, a senior pastor with the Evangelical Church Winning All, serving at Kabene-surubu Village in Kauru Local Government Council of Kaduna State.

    It was gathered that the kidnappers have slammed a N2 million ransom for his release.

    A resident of Kabene-surubu village, Mr. Jacob Wakili, told Newsmen that Magaga was kidnapped around 2a.m Wednesday.

    He said the kidnappers established contact with the victim family on Thursday.

    “This was when they now requested for the N2million as ransom.

    “The […]