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Police kill fleeing suspected kidnapper in Niger

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An attempt by a suspected kidnapper to escape arrest by the operatives of the Niger State Police Command, on Wednesday, failed as he was gunned down during a gun duel. The suspect, who was a member of a four-man kidnap ring that threatened a businessman to pay N3m ransom or be kidnapped, could not escape […]

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Again, FCT police arrest kidnapper, rescue victim

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The Federal Capital Territory Police Command had once again rescued an abductee, Suleiman Sabo, from kidnappers in Sauka, along Airport Road, Abuja, on Sunday. The victim, who sustained injuries from being manhandled by the kidnappers, was rescued by FCT police officers at about 11:30 am on Sunday. Revealing details of the development in a statement […]

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Outrage As Kidnappers Kill Student In Captivity, Hold Sisters For N100m Ransom

  Tragedy has struck a family in Abuja after bandits killed one of their six children, Nabeeha Al-Kadriyar, whom they kidnapped two weeks ago. The 400-level biological science student at Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, was murdered on Friday, leaving her siblings Najeebah (500 level, Quantity Surveying), Nadheerah (300 level, Zoology), and three others in […]

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Police Arrest 10 Suspected Kidnappers, Destroy Camps In Rivers

Operatives of the Rivers State Police Command have arrested 10 suspected kidnappers during a raid on their camps in Port Harcourt, the State capital. The team was led by the Commissioner of Police, Olatunji Disu, accompanied by Deputy Commissioner of Police in-charge of Operations, Adepoju Olugbenga, and some Area Commanders as well as heads of […]

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Ondo: No incidents of bandits overwhelming Amotekun— Adeleye

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Adetunji Adeleye, the commander of the Amotekun Corps in Ondo state, has debunked a report that some villagers in some
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Delta Police Rescue Kidnapped Victim, Recover Vehicle, Ammunition

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The Delta State Police Command has successfully rescued a kidnap victim and retrieved the victim’s vehicle. The incident occurred when a 23-year-old male (name withheld) parked his Black-colored GLK 350 Benz SUV along Jakpa road, leaving his brother (name withheld) inside the vehicle while attending to other tasks. He was alerted that the vehicle had […]

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Bandits invade Niger village, abduct child, couple

Barely a week after bandits invaded Garam village, a Niger community boadering FCT, and killed one person, residents of the community have again been thrown into pandemonium as the kidnappers returned to the village and abducted three residents. A resident of Garam, Lucky Barnabas, who confirmed the latest kidnap incident, said it happened around 12:13:am […]

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Former Senate President, Mark, Urges FG To Review Security, End Bloodshed In Plateau

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Nasarawa police hunt kidnappers of LG chairman

The Nasarawa State Police Command says it is investigating the abduction of the Chairman, Akwanga Local Government Area of the state, Safiyanu Isa-Andaha, by gunmen. The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ramhan Nansel, said this to the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Lafia. The PPRO said the state Commissioner of Police  Umar […]

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Foundation seeks justice, medical aid for victims of kidney harvest

The Boy Child Advancement and Protection Foundation (BCAPF); an international non-profit foundation dedicated to empowering and safeguarding the future of the boy child has called on the Nigerian government, and international bodies to ensure justice for the victims of kidney harvest, especially minors who were lured to sell their kidneys in Abuja. The BCAPF team […]

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Teenager Arrested For Kidnapping 3-Year-Old Cousin In Kano

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  By Hafsat Bello Bahara The Kano State Police have confirmed the arrest of 18-year-old Salisu Adamu from Danbatta Kano, suspecting him of orchestrating the abduction of his three-year-old cousin, Auwalu Aminu. The distressing incident was reported at the police command by the victim’s father, Mallam Aminu Garba Danbatta, on December 19, 2023. Five days […]

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Kidnappers Attack Cross River Village Again, Abduct 1, Kill Baby

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Just three days after gunmen tragically killed Mr. Akpang Ayambem and abducted four others from Nde Three Corners village in Ikom Local Government Area of Cross River State on Christmas Day, another kidnapping and killing has shaken the community. Early on Thursday, December 29, 2023, at around 7:00 am, assailants stormed the village, located roughly […]

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Kidnappers Of Car Dealer’s Wife Arrested In Calabar

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The Police in Cross River State have arrested two members of a four-man kidnapping gang responsible for the recent abduction of the wife of a popular car dealer in Calabar. Police spokesperson, SP Irene Ugbo, confirmed the arrests and revealed that the suspects had confessed to the crime. They had previously released their victim after […]

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Tinubu Directs Arrest Of Culprits In Plateau Killings

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President Bola Tinubu has strongly condemned the heinous and brutal attacks in Bokkos and Barkin-Ladi Local Government Areas of Plateau State, which resulted in the tragic loss of many lives. President Tinubu in a statement by presidential spokesman Ajuri Ngelale on Tuesday directed security agencies to immediately move in, scour every stretch of the zone, […]

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Plateau killings: Envoys of death, sorrow won’t escape justice, Tinubu vows

President Bola Tinubu on Tuesday directed security agencies to scout for and apprehend culprits of the Christmas Day attacks in Bokkos and Barkin-Ladi Local Government Areas of Plateau State, which left at least 100 persons dead. Condemning what he called a “primitive and heinous” attack, Tinubu said, “These envoys of death, pain, and sorrow will […]

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Cross River police arrest two suspected kidnappers

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The Cross River State Police Command, on Tuesday, confirmed the arrest of two members of a four-man kidnap gang. The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Irene Ugbo, who confirmed the arrest, stated that the gang was responsible for the abduction of the wife of a popular vehicle dealer in Calabar. They released their kidnap […]

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Suspected cultists kill Edo broadcaster on Christmas Eve

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A broadcast journalist with the Independent Television and Radio, Hillary Nosa Odia, has been shot dead by suspected cultists around 2nd East Circular, Benin City, Edo State capital on Christmas Eve. A colleague of the deceased who spoke with PUNCH Metro said the late Odia left the office at about 4pm on Sunday while the […]

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2,719 kidnapped in six months, military rescued 721 – Report

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No fewer than 4,258 incidents of insecurity have been witnessed across 573 local government areas of the country between May 31 and December 24, 2023. From the incidents caused by non-state actors across the LGAs,  at least 5,691 persons were killed,  while 2,719 were kidnapped within the period under review.  However, 721 of the kidnap […]

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8 Traders Killed, Others Kidnapped In Katsina

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Not fewer than eight traders have been killed by gunmen suspected to be fleeing bandits at Kukan Babangida village in Katsina State. The traders were returning from a weekly market in Jibia local government area of the State when they were attacked by terrorists escaping from a military offensive in some parts of the neighbouring […]

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Osun NSCDC Spokesperson, 745 Other Promoted Officers Decorated

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The spokesperson of the Osun State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), ASC Adeleke Kehinde, alongside 745 newly promotedofficers were on Friday, decorated at the command headquarters, Osogbo. The list includes; six Deputy Commandants of Corps, thirty-three (33) Assistant Commandants of Corps, thirty Six (36) Chief Superintendents of Corps and one […]
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Rivers Police Arrest Notorious Kidnapper, Rescue 4 Victims

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Operatives of the Rivers State Police Command on Wednesday killed a wanted notorious kidnapper, Sunday Amadi, popularly known as “Occasion,” and a member of his gang during a raid in their hideout in the forest of Emohua Local Government Area of the state. Amadi, who is suspected of being behind a series of kidnappings along […]

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Ex-DIA boss seeks stiffer punishment for kidnappers

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A former Director, Defence Intelligence Agency, Jeremiah Adamu, has called for punitive punishment for kidnappers in the country. He said the existing punishment for those convicted was insufficient as a deterrent to discourage criminals from committing the offence. Speaking at the dialogue on kidnapping organised by the National Counter Terrorism Centre in Abuja on Wednesday, […]

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Rivers police kill wanted kidnapper, rescue four victims

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The Rivers State Police Command said its men gunned down two notorious kidnappers, including a gang leader nicknamed ‘Occasion’ during a shootout in a forest in Emuoha Local Government Area of the state. The command also said four persons blindfolded and found in the kidnappers den were rescued. Spokesperson for the command, Grace Iringe-Koko, disclosed […]

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I sold 3-bedroom house to pay ransom – Kidnap victim

A man, Isyaka Labaran, has narrated how he was compelled to sell a three-bedroom flat to pay ransom when he was kidnapped by gunmen at Kwaita village in Kwali Area Council of the FCT. Labaran, who sells veterinary drugs at Kwaita village, spoke exclusively with City & Crime on Monday, recalling how the gunmen broke […]

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Kaduna Police Rescue Man After Six Months In Kidnappers’ Den

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The Kaduna State Police Command has rescued a kidnapped victim who had been held captive for six months. ASP Mansir Hassan, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) on Tuesday in Kaduna, said that the rescue operation took place on Monday around 4.00 pm during an anti crime patrol mission in the Madachi-Galadimawa area within […]

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