• Police in Ekiti rescue three kidnap victims without paying any ransom

    Police in Ekiti rescue three kidnap victims without paying any ransom

    Policemen from the Ekiti State Police Command have rescued three persons abducted at different locations of the state.

    The identities of the kidnap victims are Lola Akintunwa (F), Soji Jegede (M) and Adeyomoye (F).

    This was contained in a statement signed by the command’s Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Alberto Adeyemi made available to newsmen in Ado Ekiti, the state capital yesterday.

    Adeyemi said Akintunwa and Jegede, a driver were kidnapped along Igbara Odo-Ogotun Ekiti road on November 30 around 7.15 pm were […]

  • 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 […]

  • Buhari’s $29.9bn loan will rescue Nigeria from recession, says Gbajabiamila

    Buhari’s $29.9bn loan will rescue Nigeria from recession, says Gbajabiamila

    It was gathered that the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has applauded President Muhammadu Buhari’s external borrowing plan of $29.9bn for the execution of projects from 2016 to 2018, in the interest of Nigerians.

    Gbajabiamila noted that borrowing to finance infrastructural projects will pull Nigeria out of recession.

    According to a statement issued on Saturday by his media aide, Olanrewaju Smart, Gbajabiamila said this during a grassroots empowerment programme in Lagos where he donated equipment to his constituents.

    According […]

  • Boko Haram: Troops rescue 85 women, children held hostage in Borno

    Boko Haram: Troops rescue 85 women, children held hostage in Borno

    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. […]

  • Police rescue 10 year-old girl imprisoned by father

    Police rescue 10 year-old girl imprisoned by father

    According to reports, the police command in Oyo State on Saturday rescued a 10-year-old girl, who was allegedly unlawfully imprisoned by her father, the spokesman for the police, SP Adekunle Ajisebutu, said.

    Ajisebutu told newsmen that the victim was allegedly locked up in a room for three days without food by her father, who was currently at large.

    He said that the girl was rescued by policemen from the Challenge Police Station.

    “The police had acted on a tip-off from neighbours. The police […]

  • Troops rescue women, children from Boko Haram in ‘Operation Hard Knock’

    Troops rescue women, children from Boko Haram in ‘Operation Hard Knock’

    It was gathered that the troops of eight Task Force Division on Tuesday rescued women and children in an operation code-named ‘Operation Hard Knock’ in Borno State launched to clear pockets of Boko Haram terrorists hiding in remote areas.

    The captives – 19 women and 19 children – were rescued in northern Borno State, along Nigeria-Niger borders.

    As the operation progresses, troops cleared pockets of insurgents from their hideouts in Momo and Tunshe villages around Marte general area Borno State.

    The women and […]

  • Lagos police storm church, rescue 11 kids used for street begging

    Lagos police storm church, rescue 11 kids used for street begging

    According to reports, the Lagos Police Command has rescued 11 children used for street begging by a church in Ikorodu, Lagos State. As a result, a female evangelist with the church has been arrested and is being interrogated at the police headquarters, Ikeja .

    The Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni who paraded the suspects yesterday said the lid was blown off when two of the under aged children were seen begging for arms.

    Owoseni said detectives after interviewing the children, stormed […]

  • Buhari has silenced critics with rescue of 21 Chibok girls – Shettima’s wife

    Buhari has silenced critics with rescue of 21 Chibok girls – Shettima’s wife

    Wife of Borno State governor, Hajiya Nana Kashim Shettima, has said that the release of 21 abducted Chibok Schoolgirls from the hands of the insurgents by security operatives has made her the happiest woman on earth, and commended President Muhammadu Buhari and security operatives, whose unflinching efforts also shamed critics and other opposition parties.

    The Borno First Lady disclosed this when she led a high powered delegation from the state to pay a visit to the 21 released schoolgirls who are […]

  • Police rescue 12-year-old girl in Ogun, arrest suspected kidnapper

    Police rescue 12-year-old girl in Ogun, arrest suspected kidnapper

    According to reports, the Ogun State Police Command has arrested a suspected kidnapper, Odele Tosin.

    Tosin is said to be behind the recent kidnap of a 12-year-old girl, Eniola Oyekanmi, in the Ketu area of Lagos.

    Oyekanmi was said to have been kidnapped on Friday by the gang at the Orimerunmu area of Ketu.

    Policemen from Mowe Division of the command reportedly rescued Oyekanmi around 1am on Saturday in a hotel at Mowe, Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of the state. The victim was […]

  • Police rescue 2-month-old baby sold for N450, 000

    Police rescue 2-month-old baby sold for N450, 000

    A 51-year-old woman, Rose Edward, is in police net for allegedly buying a 2-month-old baby for N450,000.

    Cordelia Nwanwe, the Akwa Ibom Police Command’s spokesperson, told journalists that a homeopathic doctor, Eneyo Nyang, was arrested in connection with the crime.

    He said Ms. Edward, from Rivers State, confessed to have bought the baby because she needed a baby of her own.

    Confessing to the crime, the mother of the baby, Comfort Effiong, said she sold her baby because there was no one to […]

  • Police rescue 12 kidnapped victims in Kano

    Police rescue 12 kidnapped victims in Kano

    Twelve hostages, including rural women have been rescued from kidnappers at Falgore Forest, the police said in Kano yesterday.

    The victims breathed the air of freedom last Tuesday after a gun battle between officers of the Nigeria Police Anti-Kidnapping Unit and the kidnappers.

    Police Commissioner, Rabiu Yusuf, who disclosed this during a briefing, gave the names of the rescued victims as Bello Saleh and Muhammad Sani, all of Rafin Kura village in Doguwa Local Government Area.

    He said others include Halima Saidu Doguwa, […]