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Anambra: 2 drivers threaten bank manager, caught in Police net

June 18, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Anambra State police command has arrested two drivers of First Bank PLC Awka branch over alleged conspiracy and threat to kidnap their branch manager, Ms Chinwe Ezenwa. The suspects, Mr Izuchukwu Nebolisa, aged 33 and Mr Simeon Obiakor, aged 35, through anonymous text messages, allegedly threatened to kidnap their boss if she refused to pay them N2,000,000. According to the Read More

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Kidnapping, a booming business?

April 13, 2019 Editor 0

ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU in this piece takes a look at the many cases of kidnapping as a business that is probably booming in most parts of the country and writes on the possible way out. The act of abducting someone and holding him/her captive – kidnapping – was 10 years ago considered alien to Nigeria. However, in recent times the rate Read More

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ACF worried over kidnapping, killings in North

April 5, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has lamented the increasing spate of kidnapping and killings in the country, particularly in the North, while calling for deployment of troops to affected states to go after the bandits.  The Northern socio-cultural group, who urged the Federal Government to re-examine its security apparatus, increase the number of police personnel and provide equipment and other logistic to Read More

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Breaking: Army rescues popular Islamic Cleric Sheik Ahmed, 5 others

March 27, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Troops of 17 Brigade of the Nigerian Army has rescued Sheik Ahmed Suleiman and five other clerics.Sheik Suleiman, a renowned Islamic cleric and five others of the Jammaatul Izalatul Bidia Wa Iqamatus Sunna were kidnapped along Kakumi – Kankara Road, Kankara local government area of Katsina State on March 14, 2019.  According to a statement by the Army, the victim were rescued Read More

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Nigeria Decides: NRM Reps candidate kidnapped on election eve in Abuja

February 23, 2019 Editor 0

National Rescue Movement (NRM) Reps candidate for AMAC/Bwari federal constituency Nixon Odimbu Chukwuka was last night kidnapoed along Kubwa Expressway, Abuja. Blueprint gathered that the Politician was kidnapped on his way to Bwari. The case was reported at Owner Occupier Housing Estate, Kubwa Police Station.

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Police arrest 4 kidnap suspects in Kebbi

April 16, 2018 Blueprint 0

Kebbi Police Command has apprehended four suspected kidnappers in Koko-Basse local government area of Kebbi and retrieved N800,000 ransom allegedly collected from their victims. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mustapha Suleiman, told newsmen in Birnin Kebbi yesterday that the kidnappers were apprehended by police patrol team along KokoBasse- Fakai road after the gang completed their operations. “The Read More

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Kidnapped Mopol Commander: police arrest a former recruit, 4 others

February 3, 2018 Blueprint 0

The police have arrested a former  recruit and four others for allegedly kidnapping ASP Solomon Aniefiok,  the  Unit Commander of Mopol 55, based in  Aba, Abia state. The kidnapping gang also collected an undisclosed ransom, before the police officer was freed. A reliable source close to the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) confirmed the arrest to the News Read More

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Breaking: Troops rescue another Chibok school girl

January 4, 2018 Blueprint 0

Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole deployed in Pulka today rescued one of the Chibok girls abducted by Boko Haram terrorists earlier in 2014. A statement issued Thursday by Col Onyema Nwachukwu Deputy Director Public Relations Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole said so far, preliminary investigations reveal that the young girl identified as Salomi Pagu is the same as the  Chibok girl Read More

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Gunmen abduct Taraba lawmaker

December 31, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Chizoba Ogbeche Abuja Taraba Police Command yesterday confirmed the abduction of a state legislator, Hosea Ibi, by three unidentified gunmen. The lawmaker represents Takum 1 in the state Assembly. The command’s spokesman, David Misal said Ibi was kidnapped in Takum, his hometown on Saturday night. “I can confirm to you that the lawmaker was kidnapped last night in Takum. Read More

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Nigeria remains top global piracy hotspot, says IMB

October 20, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria remains a piracy hotspot with 20 attacks reported against ships within the fi rst nine months of this year . The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) in its latest piracy report stated that 16 of the 20 attacks occurred off the coast of Brass, Bonny and Bayelsa IMB said guns were used in 18 of the incidents and vessels were Read More