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Okene oil merchant abducted, masquerade, 2 others killed

Lokoja Owner of Always Petroleum and Gas, Okene, Kogi state, Alhaji Otinau Momohjimoh was on Sunday evening kidnapped by gunmen. The oil mogul in his early 40’s was said to have been kidnapped at Okene Central mosque around 8pm where he often spent time with friends and business associates. An eye witness account revealed that […]

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Zamfara police nab 4 ‘kidnappers,’ 3 bandits

Gusau Zamfara state police command has apprehended four syndicates of kidnappers at Dan-Kadon Daji village of Talata-Mafara local council of the state. This was announced by the state commissioner of police, Mr. Kenneth Ebrimson, while addressing journalists in his office today. According to him, the suspects were arrested following information that, the syndicate do originated […]

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Police nab 6, recover 18 cars, arms, ammunition

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has smashed a robbery and car-snatching gang, said to be operating in various parts of the Territory allegedly under the leadership of a medical doctor, Dr. Ola Solomon Jimade. Parading five members of the gang who were arrested during the operation, the Commissioner of Police in charge of […]

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Catholic bishops hold prayers for victims of Benue killings

Makurdi The four Catholic dioceses in Benue yesterday held prayer to mark one month memorial session for the 73 victims who were given mass burial on January 11. The prayer session was led by the Catholic Bishop of Gboko, Williams Avenya; Makurdi, Chikpa Anagbe; Otukpo, Michael Apochi; and Katsina Ala, Peter Adobo. Chairman of the […]

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1,697 cattle recovered from rustlers in Niger

Minna At least 1,697 cattle have been recovered in the last three months from rustlers by security operatives of the Operation Karamin Goro launched about three weeks ago to flush out criminal elements from three local government areas of Niger state. The state’s Director-General on Nomadic, Ardo Abdullahi Babayo, made this known in Minna yesterday […]

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Police arrest cleric for armed robbery in Ogun

Abeokuta A Pastor, Daniel Onwugbufor, has been arrested by the men of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS), in Ogun state, for alleged armed robbery. The suspect, who is the General Overseer of God’s Favour Ministry, Iba, in Lagos state, and reportedly leader of a three-man syndicate which specialises in car snatching. A press statement […]

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Osun court remands 3 for alleged robbery, illegal possession of arms

An Osun state Magistrate court, sitting in Osogbo, the state capital, on Monday, remanded three persons in Ilesa prison custody for alleged armed robbery. The accused persons, Bayo Ajisafe (27), Wale Makinde (29), and Olatoke Taiwo (32), are facing a seven-count charge bothering on conspiracy, theft, unlawful possession of fire arms, armed robbery and attempted […]

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Kidnappers targeting Igbo – Calabar residents

Calabar Residents of Calabar, the Cross River state capital, have expressed concern that most victims of kidnap cases in Cross River had been of Igbo extraction, particularly with the recent kidnap of five of them within the last few weeks. In his reactions, the president of Igbo community in Calabar, Chief Albert Enya, described as […]

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NSCDC arrests 3 job racketeers

An Army deserter, Jatau Lazarus, 33, and two others who specialise in job racketeering have been arrested by operatives the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command. The gang paraded by the Commandant FCT Command, Patrick Upkan, was said to have been collecting money from people in the name of […]

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Senate summons IGP over community policing

The Senate yesterday mandated its Committee on Police Affairs to invite the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to suggest ways and means of actualising community policing in the country. The resolution followed a motion, tagged: “The need to Post Junior Cadre of the Nigeria Police Force to their States and Local Governments to Enhance […]

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FG’ll no longer tolerate killings, Buhari warns Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday called on Nigerians to desist from attacking each as a result of differences or issues concerning herdsmen and farmers, saying the federal government would not tolerate such barbaric acts. Speaking during commissioning of a Comprehensive Special School in Lafia, Nasarawa state, the president said government was working hard to ensure peace […]

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‘Katsina records 210 rape cases in 2017’

By Hamidu Sabo Katsina Katsina state Police Command has said it recorded 210 cases of rape and unnatural acts in the state in 2017. The command’s spokesman, Isa Gambo who made the disclosure in an interview yesterday said 275 persons allegedly involved in the various rape cases were arrested during the period, adding that 207 […]

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Badoo hypnotises, smashes victims’ head before taking blood – Police

By Sadiq Abubakar   Maiduguri The Commissioner of Police in Lagos, Edgal Imohimi, yesterday disclosed how three arrested Badoo suspects hypnotised and smashed their victims’ heads while asleep. Imohimi said this while presenting the suspects to journalists in Lagos. He gave their names as Chibuzo Igwe, Samuel Akaeze a.k.a Samito, Gift Akaeze, Omotayo Abamoyegun and […]

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Suspected herders kill woman, destroy farmlands in Akure

By Temitope Adedeji   Akure Akure, the Ondo state capital was yesterday thrown into apprehension and tears following the gruesome killing of a woman in her farm while over 200 hectares of farm lands and crops were destroyed by suspected herdsmen invasion in Arodoye community in Akure South local government area of the state. The […]

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Robbers raid Suleja town in Niger

By Aideloje Ojo Minna Dare-devil robbers armed with sophisticated weapons in the early hours of yesterday raided Thaza community in Suleja town of Niger state. The robbers, said to be about 30 in number, stormed the community in three buses about 6.30 am and blocked all the entry and exit to the community. It was […]

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Osun Court jails two for murder, each bags 21years

An Osun State High Court, sitting in Ilesa, on Tuesday, sentenced two persons, Olabisi Olajuwon and Kayode Opeolu, to 21 years imprisonment over murder. The convicts, Olajuwon (42) and Opeolu (55), were arraigned before the court on three count charges of conspiracy, attempted murder and murder, which according to the charge sheet was contrary to […]