3 abducted cattle breeders in Igangan regain freedom after N6m ransom

May 4, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Three cattle breeders abducted by gunmen at Idi- Ope kidnapped at Idi Ope, village in Igangan, Ibarapa North local government area of Oyo state have regained freedom from their abductors. According to the Convener of Igangan Development Advocate, Oladokun Oladiran, the three cattle breeders regained their freedom after payment of N6 million ransom by their families. “Yes. They kidnapped three Read More

‘Mastermind’ of 6-yr-old kidnap dismissed from Army in 2013-Yerima

May 4, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Army has debunked a video on social media alleging that a soldier, Lance Corporal Adamu Galadima, was involved in an alleged kidnapp and murder of his neighbour’s child after collecting the sum of N5m as ransom.Army spokesperson Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima in a statement, Tuesday said Galadima has been dismissed from the Army after Court Martial.The statement reads: “The Read More

Abductors of council chairman demands N100m

May 3, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

The abductors of Pius Kolawole the Yagba West Local Government Chairman in Kogi State  has allegedly demanded for N100 million for the release of the elected chairman The  kidnappers were said to have on Sunday night called one of the family member of the chairman to demand for the ransom. According to the source, The abductors  promised to called back by Read More

May Day: Prioritise security, workers welfare, NAAT tells FG

May 1, 2021 Moses John 0

The National President of National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) has urged the federal government to give priority to welfare of workers as well as the rising security situation in the country. President of NAAT, Comrade Ibeji Nwokoma, in his May Day message to the workers said this year’s celebration was very important to Nigeria workers as it reflect on Read More

CBN warns staff of increasing risk of kidnap

April 29, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Nigeria’s central bank warned its employees to take extra precautions against kidnappings because of deteriorating security in the West African nation. Staff should “take note of the elevated security alert condition around the country,” the Central Bank of Nigeria said in a memorandum to employees seen by Bloomberg and verified by one of its officials. Intelligence gathered by the organization’s Read More

APC chieftain, Jaji reveals how to end kidnapping, banditry in 3 months

April 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and immediate past chairman, House committee on internal security, Hon. Aminu Sani Jaji, has called on National Assembly to budget a special fund for the security agencies to acquire sophisticated weapons. Jaji said if the executive and the legislature could agree on such special fund for the security agencies to acquire Read More

Air force ‘blunder’: Group demands Amao’s sack

April 27, 2021 Editor 0

A group, Citizens Action for Peace and Justice (CAPJ), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately sack the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Amao, and reappoint a competent person that will deliver in the war against terror without mindless excuses and blunders. The group was reacting to report that an air force fighter jet mistakenly fired at Read More

Breaking: Nigeria’s insecurity is real, APC admits, sympathises with citizens

April 26, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has admitted that the current state of insecurity bedeviling the country is real even as it sympathised with Nigerians who have been victims. The ruling party, however, assured that it won’t play politics with matters of life and collective wellbeing of the country. In a statement released Monday in Abuja by the National Secretary, Caretaker/Extraordinary Read More

Terrorists kill 3 abducted Kaduna varsity students

April 23, 2021 Editorial II 0

Terrorists, otherwise known as armed bandits who kidnapped students of Greenfield University, have shot dead three of the abducted students, a statement by Samuel Aruwan, state commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, said. The armed bandits on Tuesday night kidnapped an unspecified number of students at the institution located at Kasarami village off Kaduna-Abuja Road in Chikun LGA. “The Read More

Police nab 30 secret cult members, 3 kidnappers in Oyo

April 22, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo state Commissioner of Police, CP Vivian Ngozi Onadeko, Thursday said the command has arrested 30 suspected secret cult members and three suspected kidnappers. CP Ngozi Onadeko stated this during a press briefing held at the Oyo state Police Command headquarters in Eleyele area of Ibadan on the activities of the command in the past few days. The Commissioner of Read More

Police arrest teenager in connection with attempt kidnap in Osun

April 21, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun State Police Command Wednesday said an 18-year-old man, Salisu Sulaiman, has been arrested in connection with the attempt kidnap in Koka village, Ibokun.  A statement by the Police Public Relation Officer, SP Yemisi Opalola, disclosed that the suspect was arrested about 12:15am on Tuesday.  According to Opalola, the suspect came from Idofihan in Kwara state.  Some suspected Fulani herdsmen Read More

Prof. Akintoye Ilana Omo Oodua leader not kidnapped – Spokesman

April 19, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The Coalition of Yoruba Self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, Sunday dispelled the rumour making the rounds about kidnap of its leader, Professor Banjo Akintoye. Ilana Omo Oodua in a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan by the communications manager to Professor Banji Akintoye/media and communications secretary, Ilana Omo Oodua, Comrade Maxwell Adeleke, said Prof. Akintoye is hale, healthy and Read More

PDP members benefiting more from Buhari’s govt – Okechukwu

April 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Director General of the Voice of Nigeria (VON) Osita Okechukwu, has said that members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have majorly benefited from President Muhammadu Buhari’s continuity trademark. The President promised continuty on his return from medical check up which the opposition PDP frowned at. But in a statement he Read More

Breaking: Another 5 kidnapped Kaduna students freed

April 8, 2021 Editor 0

From Kaduna state comes a report that five more kidnapped students have regained their freedom from Bandits enclave on Thursday. The freed students were among the initial 39 abducted from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation Kaduna. The latest release brings to 10 the number of those who are now free. Five released earlier this week have already reunited with Read More

Imo villagers set fleeing prisoner ablaze

April 8, 2021 Chidiebere 0

Angry residents of Umuawom village, Ihodimeze community in Ikeduru council area of Imo State on Wednesday set ablaze a fleeing prisoner, who returned home from the Owerri Correctional Centre. The fleeing prisoner, whose identity could not be ascertained as at press time, was said to have hailed from the nearby Ogwa community in Mbaitoli LGA of Imo State but grew Read More

50 armed herdsmen nabbed, under prosecution over insecurity – NSCDC boss

April 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Dr. Ahmed Audi, said the Corps has arrested over 50 suspected armed herdsmen, in ongoing operations to check the escalating insecurity in the country. The NSCDC boss said this at the agency’s headquarters Wednesday in Abuja, where licences were presented to new private guard operators. The CG, however stressed Read More

Osun: Abductors of Chinese expatriates demand N10m – Police

April 7, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun State Police Command Wednesday disclosed that abductors of two Chinese expatriates have demanded a ransom of N10million for release of their victims.  The spokesperson of Osun police command, SP Yemisi Opalola, disclosed this on a private radio station, Rave FM, in Osogbo.  She said the abductors have demanded N10 million ransom noting that security operatives have launched a rescue Read More

In Kaduna, Police rescue toddler, 3 women, 11 others from kidnappers

Kaduna state Police Command has rescued 15 people including a toddler and three women from suspected kidnappers in Chikun local government area, Kaduna state government has said.    According to an official statement, “15 kidnapped citizens have been rescued by security operatives in Kaduna state. This was disclosed by the Kaduna state Police Command in an operational feedback to the Read More

Police rescue kidnapped village head, 3 others in Ebonyi

April 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

The police in Ebonyi state have rescued four victims of an alleged kidnap in Oshiagu Amia-Ngbo, Ngbo community in Ohaukwu local government area of the state. One of the victims is the village head. The Command’s public relations officer, DSP Loveth Odah, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abakaliki on Friday that the victims were rescued in collaboration Read More

After Blueprint reports, Abiodun inaugurates Amotekun in Ogun

April 1, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Rising from Blueprint Newspaper report on the cases of kidnapping and Banditry in Ogun State, the state Governor Thursday inaugurated the Joint Security Outfit, code named ‘Amotekun’ to fight criminality in the state. Speaking at the inauguration held at the Arcade Ground of the Governors Office, Oke Mosan, Abeokuta, Gov. Abiodun stated that with the inauguration, no part of Ogun State Read More

Breaking: Buhari gives Service Chiefs fresh marching orders on banditry, Boko Haram, kidnapping

March 30, 2021 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has handed down a fresh clampdown order to the Service Chiefs and other security heads by identifying the sponsors and perpetrators of banditry, Boko Haram, kidnapping and other insecurity issues. A media aide to the President Bashir Ahmad who revealed this via his verified twitter handle wrote, “During his meeting with the service chiefs and other heads Read More