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Abiodun responsible for kidnapping in Ogun: Aderinokun

Chief Olumide Aderinokun, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has blamed Governor Dapo Abiodun for kidnappings in Ogun State.

Kidnapping: Abiodun employs security operatives for Ogun public schools

Worried by the recent kidnapping of students in schools by bandits in some parts of the country, the Ogun State Government said it has beefed up security in all its schools across the state.

Gunmen abduct travellers in Osun

Two unidentified travellers in Osun State have been kidnapped in Wasinmi, on the Ife-Ibadan expressway. 

Armed bandits learnt kidnapping from MEND: Sheikh Gumi

Renowned Islamic cleric, scholar and former military officer, Sheikh Ahmad Abubakar Gumi has called for amnesty for bandits in the North.

Lalong urges judges to handle kidnapping, rape cases firmly

Gov Simon Lalong of Plateau on Friday urged judges in the state to be firm while handling cases involving kidnapping and rape.

Death sentence for kidnappers, life jail for rapists

Governor Atiku Bagudu of the North western state of Kebbi, has assented to a law making kidnapping a capital offence.

2020: Nigeria in the throes of kidnapping

Undoubtedly, the state of insecurity in Nigeria has been so alarming, especially in 2020. Asides COVID-19 having its toll on the nation, insecurity, in the form of kidnapping for ransom has held the country in the jugular, with security agencies seemingly helpless, leaving hapless Nigerians to be preyed upon by men of the dark world.

Police kill kidnapper, foil abduction of Chinese in Taraba

By Saidu Adamu The Police Command in Taraba said that it had foiled an attempt by some armed men to abduct a Chinese national in...

Record $220,000 ransom paid to Nigerian kidnappers of Chinese expatriate

The Chinese expatriate, kidnapped in Ekiti state last week, has been released, with the payment of a record N100m ransom, about $220,000.

Police: Gunmen abduct 10 residents of Abuja community

Ayorinde Oluokun/Abuja The Federal Capital Territory, FCT Police Command said its operatives had rescued five out of the 10 residents of Tungan Maje, a community...

Daredevils: Kidnappers block Kano road, abduct 3

Daredevil kidnappers on Monday morning mounted a roadblock along Falgore Forest in Doguwa Local Government Area of Kano State and abducted three persons.

2 brothers, the Osujis kidnap younger brother for N7m ransom from granddad

Two brothers Lucky Osuji 25 and Reward Osuji 17 from Emekuku Owerri North local government area of Imo State, conspired with members of Black Axe Fraternity, a cult group and kidnapped their younger brother, Confidence, who is 14 years old.

AIT staff Osademe, wife rescued from kidnapper’s den in Port Harcourt

By Okafor Ofiebor Operatives of the Special Area Police Division, Rumuokoro and the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Squad, have rescued, Mr. Joseph Osademe, a...

Abducted Catholic priest regains freedom

Benue Police Command on Wednesday confirmed the release of Rev. Fr. David Echioda, a priest of Catholic Diocese of Otukpo, who was abducted on March 1 in Ado Local Government Area of the state.

Insurgency: Army focused, ready to deal with challenges

Maj. Gen. Abubakar Tarfa, Commandant, Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Minna, has said that the Nigerian Army was focused and ready to win the ongoing fight against insurgency, kidnapping and armed banditry in the country.

Kidnapping: Police create 2 MOPOL bases on Obajana-Kabba road, Okene

The Kogi Government in partnership with the Nigeria Police Force said it has established two Mobile Police Squadron Bases along Obajana-Kabba road and in Okene.

Meet Hauwa Yunus the beautiful Fulani woman who lures lovers to kidnappers

A beautiful Fulani woman is helping the Nigerian police to unravel the epidemic of kidnapping north of Nigeria, after she confessed that she was instrumental in the abductions of some of her boyfriends.

Gunmen abduct Permanent Secretary Jibrin Giza in Nasarawa

In another incident that underscores the insecurity in Nigeria, Alhaji Jibrin Giza, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works in Nasarawa State was in the early hours of Sunday, abducted by yet-to-be identified gunmen.

Police nab 13 over kidnapping, armed robbery, culpable homicide

The Police in Niger have arrested 13 suspects for alleged kidnapping, armed robbery, culpable homicide and abetment of banditry in different parts of the...

3 Airtel staff, 17 other abducted victims regain freedom in Kaduna

Three staff of the telecom company Airtel were among the 20 victims of abduction in the Kaduna axis freed by the police on Wednesday.

4 seminarians kidnapped in Kaduna named

Four seminarians kidnapped in Kaduna by gunmen have been named by a leading Catholic charity, Aid to the Church In Need.They are Pius Kanwai, 19, Peter Umenukor, 23, Stephen Amos, 23, and 18-year-old Michael Nnadi.

2 teachers kidnapped at gunpoint in Edo classroom

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers abducted on Monday two teachers at Obi Primary School, Obi Camp, in Avbiosi community of Owan West local government area of Edo state , but only one captive remains with them on Tuesday.

Police go after kidnappers of Cross River NLC Chairman

The Cross River Police Command has launched a manhunt for the abductors of the Nigerian Labour Congress Chairman in Cross River, Mr Ben Ukpepi.

Abducted Catholic priest Ndulue freed

The abducted Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Theophilus Ndulue, has been released, the police spokesman in Enugu said.

Pirates attack Norwegian ship off Benin coast , 9 kidnapped

Nine crew members of the Norwegian owned vessel MV Bonita were kidnapped weekend by pirates while the ship was anchored off the coast of Benin Republic.

Sexual abuse, kidnapping, cultism: NAWOJ calls for sensitization

The Delta Chapter of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) has stressed the need for sensitization on the dangers of the increasing cases of sexual harassment, kidnapping, and cultism in the society.

JUST IN: Army rescues 6 abducted schoolgirls in Kaduna

Troops of Operation Thunder Strike rescued on Thursday six female students of Government Day Secondary School Gwagwada in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

Gunmen strike in Abuja again, kill one, kidnap NSCDC officer, his two kids

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have struck again in Kuje suburbs of Abuja, killing one person and abducting a Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) officer, along with his two children.

Kidnapping, a threat to Nigeria – Dino Melaye

Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West in the Senate, has decried the threat posed by kidnapping to the Nigerian State, saying pragmatic approach must be put in place to tackle the malaise.

Fresh strike: 14 bus passengers kidnapped in Osun

Bandits, suspected to be Fulani herdsmen, have reportedly kidnapped 14 bus passengers, including the driver, along Otan/Imesi-Ile road in Osun.

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