Kidnappings: ‘Cooperate with kidnappers for your safety’ – Police urges Nigerians

The Police High Command has counseled members of the public to cooperate with kidnappers if they fall victim for their own safety and to avoid being killed. The Force Public Relations Officer, (FPRO), Frank Mba, a Commissioner of Police, gave the advice in Abuja,  on Tuesday, while parading 48 suspected high tech criminals including one 25-yr-old Haliru Mohammed, who allegedly masterminded the kidnap of his cousin, one Binta, for ransom when he could not repay a loan from her. CP Mba, in the company of the Commander of Police, Police…

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Orgy of killings in the nation: Over 2,000 killed in third quarter of 2021 – SBM Intel Report

..495 in Zamfara, 306 in Niger  In what appears to be a festival of killings, at least 2,287 people were killed in numerous violent attacks across the country between July and September 2021. The figure was released in a report by SBM Intelligence, a research organisation that compiles and analyses data about happenings in the country. The report was a compilation of media reports on killings in Nigeria in the third quarter of 2021. The violent incidents include those perpetrated by Boko Haram, militia herdsmen, gang clashes and bandits. The…

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Kidnappers now use motor parks as operational centres, Police warn

The Police High Command on Tuesday has warned motor parks operators to be vigilant over the new means being used by kidnappers to carry out their nefarious activities across the country. Parading 34 suspects for kidnapping, cattle rustling, armed robbery, gun running, car snatching amongst others in Abuja, the spokesman of the command, CP Frank Mba, said that kidnappers are now using designated motor parks as their operational centres to commit crimes. Mba stated that kidnappers would go to a designated motor park, load passengers, depart the park innocently, and…

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Under-aged boys, 12, 14, kidnap 3-yr old in Yobe

Operatives of the Nigerian Police Command in Yobe State have arrested two under-aged suspects are aged 12 and 14 principal suspects in the kidnap of a three-year-old boy in Potiskum. The State’s Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Dungus Abdukarim, disclosed this to newsmen in Damaturu on Tuesday. Abdulkarim said to a bewildered audience that the “The victim, aged three, was kidnapped and later released by his assailants after they collected N50,000 ransom. The police apprehended two principal suspects. The first one is 14-years-old while the second suspect is aged…

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Masked gunmen kidnap AVM Sikiru Smith in Lagos

Some masked unknown gunmen have abducted Air Vice-Marshal Sikiru Smith (rtd), in the Ajah area of Lagos State. Smith is a cousin to a former Inspector-General of Police and current Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Musiliu Smith. It was learnt that the retired general, who is currently the Chairman of Double Wealth Ventures Limited – a dredging and engineering firm – was supervising work on a site in the Ajah area of Lagos State on Monday evening, when masked gunmen invaded the place and shot sporadically and then whisked…

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Bandits abduct Emir of Bungudu along Abuja-Kaduna highway

The Emir of Bungudu in Zamfara State, Alhaji Hassan Attahiru, was yesterday kidnapped along the Kaduna-Abuja highway. The incident happened yesterday near Olam Factory, few kilometers from the city of Kaduna. It was gathered that the attackers opened fire on the convoy of the emir and successfully demobilised some of the vehicles, including that of the traditional ruler, before he was taken away. Local sources disclosed that the emir was kidnapped around Olam Factory, a few kilometres to the city of Kaduna, while he was heading back to his domain…

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NDA abduction: Military friends of Major abducted from the  raise ransom secretly

Some friends and colleagues of the officer kidnapped by suspected bandits who struck during the attack on Nigeria Defence Academy, (NDA), Major Christopher Datong, have taken it upon themselves to secretly raise the ransom to rescue him from bandit terrorists, according to reports. Recall that Major Christopher Datong was the officer kidnapped by the terrorists, with two other officers losing their lives. The kidnappers later reportedly contacted the military authorities and demanded a ransom of N200m be paid for his release but no official update has been given since then. It was…

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Gunmen attack Kaduna community, abduct 18 residents

Some unknown gunmen, suspected to be bandits, have attacked the Keke community in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State and abducted at least 18 residents. It was learnt that the incident occurred early hours of Tuesday, when the assailants invaded the area. According to reports, the gunmen numbering about 20, stormed the area at about 12 am with sophisticated weapons, shooting sporadically before whisking the victims away. When contacted by newsmen, the state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, said he would inquire and revert. Kaduna has been…

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Bandits storm Niger, abduct monarch of Borgu kingdom

A traditional ruler in New Bussa, headquarters of Borgu LGA of Niger State, the Dodo of Wawa, Dr. Mahmud Aliyu, has been abducted by unknown gunmen suspected to be kidnappers. It was learnt that the traditional ruler, who is the ruler of Borgu kingdom, was abducted from his palace on Saturday. The development was confirmed to newsmen yesterday by the State’s Police Public Relations Officer, Wasiu Abiodun. According to Abiodun, security operatives have been deployed to arrest the culprits and rescue the victim. Similarly, bandits have killed 15 persons in…

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Just In! Bandits kidnap District Head of Wawa-Borgu, Dr. Mahmud Ahmed Aliyu, in his palace in Niger

The Dodo of Wawa, in Borgu local government area of Niger State, Dr. Mahmud Ahmed Aliyu, has been kidnapped. It was gathered that the chieftain was abducted from his palace in Wawa town on Saturday night and taken to an unknown destination. Wawa was one of the oldest emirates carved out of Kwara State when Niger was created. The Dodo of Wawa used to be a second-class chief under the old Kwara State but was downgraded to a District Head in the present Niger State. A source close to the…

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