Gunmen miss Rev, Father abduct Catechist in Ikulu-Pari, Kaduna

Gunmen on Thursday abducted Mr Kefas Ishaya, the Catechist of St. Monica Catholic Church, Ikulu-Pari, in Chawai Chiefdom of Kauru Local Government, Kaduna State. The gunmen picked the Catechist when they could not get his boss, Rev Fr Joseph Shekari, who was not in when his residence was attacked. Fr Shekari, who was abducted in similar circumstances in February 2022, had travelled out of the village and was not available for a second ordeal in captivity. The Parish had held its annual Thanksgiving Service on Sunday and its members suspect…

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Alleged kidnapping: Police arrest 10 suspects, others in Jigawa

The Police Command in Jigawa says it has arrested ten suspects for alleged kidnapping and other offences in the state. The Police Commissioner, Emmanuel Ekot announced this while parading the suspects in Dutse on Tuesday. He said the police arrested four suspects, aged between 24 and 30, in connection with alleged kidnapping of one Alhaji Ahmadu Garba, on Nov. 11 at about 12:30 a.m. at Kwadabe village in Kiyawa Local Government Area of the state. Ekot said the command’s Special Investigation Bureau (SIB) acting on credible information trailed and succeeded…

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Buhari, presidential candidates condemn Raheem’s killing

President Muhammadu Buhari, as well as leading presidential candidates for Nigeria’s 2023 general elections have condemned the alleged extra-judicial killing of a Lagos-based lawyer, Bolanle Raheem by a trigger-happy Assistant Superintendent of Police, Drambi Vandi. The President, in an issued statement by his media aide, Garba Shehu, on Tuesday, condemned the “heinous and senseless”. Buhari said he was deeply shocked and saddened to learn of the brutal killing, and directed the Police authorities to take “the strongest possible action” against the culprit already held in detention. He assured the Late…

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INTERPOL arrests over 70 suspected fraudsters linked to Black Axe cult in Nigeria

The International Criminal Police Organisation, (Interpol), says it has arrested 75 persons linked to one of Nigeria’s biggest cult groups, Black Axe. In a report, Interpol said it coordinated a global operation, codenamed: ‘Operation Jackal’, specifically against Black Axe. The operation involved 14 countries across four continents from September 26 to September 30, 2022. The international police described the group as one that is “rapidly becoming a major security threat worldwide”. “Black Axe and similar groups are responsible for the majority of the world’s cyber-enabled financial fraud as well as…

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NDLEA intercepts over N1bn worth of 2.4m Tramadol pills from Pakistan at Lagos airport

Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have intercepted over 2, 465, 000 tablets of tramadol worth N1 billion at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos. The tramadol tablets in 225mg and 250mg, weighing 2,356kg, were reportedly being imported from Pakistan. The NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemi, in an issued statement yesterday, revealed that following credible intelligence, the Agency had shown interest in the consignment of 52 cartons that came into Nigeria from Karachi, Pakistan, with six different airway bills via an Ethiopian Airline flight, comprising seven cartons…

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Drama, as pickpocket breaches tight security, steal ex-VP Namadi Sambo’s phone in Abuja

A pickpocket has allegedly stolen the mobile phone of a former Nigerian vice president, Namadi Sambo, at the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) Conference Centre in Abuja. A former federal lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani, who made this known yesterday, said someone breached the tight security line and stole Sambo’s phone at the on-going Solomon Lar’s book launch in Abuja. “It’s incredible that someone can breach the tight security line and steal the phone of the former VP Sambo at the on-going Late Governor Solomon Lar Book launch in Abuja”, he wrote…

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Lagos: NDLEA discovers N8.8bn worth of drugs in VGC mansion, impounds 13m Tramadol pills

…Arrests billionaire drug baron The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA), has said it has uncovered a large consignment of drugs worth N8.86billion from one of the mansions of the Chairman of AutoNation Motors Ltd, Ugochukwu Nsofor Chukwukadibia, in a highbrow residential estate in Lekki area of Lagos.   The substances are contained in hundreds of cartons kept in a house in Victoria Garden City (VGC) estate, which is mostly occupied by the rich, located along the Lekki-Ajah corridor. In an issued statement released yesterday by the agency’s Director of Media,…

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DSS arrests soldier ‘supplying guns to kidnappers’ in Abuja

Operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS) have reportedly arrested a soldier attached to the Muhammadu Buhari Cantonment in Tungan-Maje, in Abuja, for allegedly hiring and selling guns to kidnappers. The soldier was reportedly arrested last week during an operation carried out by the DSS in collaboration with members of the Vigilante Group around Dankogi Park, in Zuba, near the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT). According to a source, who spoke to newsmen, the DSS from Gwagwalada office sought the assistance of the local security group in Zuba to arrest…

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House of Reps urges IGP on thorough investigation of alleged killing of Ummita by Chinese boyfriend

late Ummulkulthum Buhari and estranged lover Geng Guaroung

The House of Representatives has urged the Inspector General of Police (I-G) to direct a thorough investigation into alleged killing of Miss Ummulkulthum Buhari, by a Chinese national, Mr Geng Quanrong in Kano. The resolution was sequel to a unanimous adoption of a motion by Rep. Kabiru Rurum (APC-Kano state) at the plenary on Wednesday. Moving the motion, Rurum said that the suspected murder of the young lady occurred last week, in her house in Janbulo, Dorayi Babba in Gwale Local Government area of Kano State. The lawmaker said that…

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Ummitta Murder: Kano Court remands Chinese lover in Correctional Custody

Gereng and Ummitta.

A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Kano, on Wednesday, ordered that a 47-year-old Chinese National, Geng Quanrong, be remanded in a correctional centre for alleged murder of his Nigerian girlfriend, Ummukulsum Sani, 22. The police charged Geng, who lives in Nassarawa GRA Quarters Kano, with culpable homicide. Chief Magistrate, Hanif Sanusi-Chiroma, who did take the plea of Geng, ordered that he should be remanded in Kurmawa Correctional Centre, pending legal advice. Sanusi-Chiroma adjourned the matter until Oct.13, for further mention. Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Khalifa Auwal-Hashim, said that Geng committed the offence on…

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