Breaking: Kidnapped Nasarawa council chair regains freedom

May 22, 2022 Mohammed Yangida, Lafia 0

The abducted chairman of Keffi local government area of Nasarawa state Hon. Muhammad Shehu and his aide Tanimu Mohammed have regained freedom. The Police Public Relations Officer Nasarawa state command ASP Rahman Nansel confirmed this on Sunday in Lafia. He said they were released around 3am on Sunday, at Kurmin Shinkafa, in Kokona local government area of the state and Read More

Ekweremadu relives kidnap experience, marks 60th birthday

May 12, 2022 Chuks Nweze 0

Former Deputy Senate President Chief Ike Ekweremadu on Thursday recalled a harrowing experience he had in the hands of kidnappers who whisked him away at Onu-Asata, Enugu and taken to somewhere in Anambra State before he moved to Benue State before he regain freedom. Ekweremadu, narrated that his abductors who set him free the following day, said his captors gave Read More

Again, Akwa Ibom televangelist’s kidnappers reduce ransom to N30m

April 22, 2022 Uko Etim 0

Kidnappers of the founder and President of the Solid Rock Church, Apostle John Okoriko, in the Mkpat Enin local government area of Akwa Ibom atate, have reduced the ransom from N100 million to N30 million. The cleric was abducted in the church’s premises on Tuesday around 5pm by the hoodlums, who scaled the fence and dragged their victim to the Read More

32 kidnap victims rescued in Zamfara

February 1, 2022 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Zamfara state Police command has rescued 13 kidnap victims through its Police Tactical operatives deployed along Mada axis, who were abducted along Sheme – Funtua road in Katsina state in two different operations. This was made known by the Public Relations Officer, SP Muhammad Shehu at a press conference, Monday. He said the victims who hailed from B/Magaji LGA Read More

Ex-Imo speaker, businessman abducted in Imo

January 11, 2022 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

A former speaker of the Imo state House of Assembly, Lawman Duruji, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen, Sunday. The incident happened in the night around Oriagu junction in Ehime Mbano local government area of Imo state.The lawmaker, who represented Ehime Mbano state constituency, was on his way to his hometown when he was forced out of his vehicle by Read More

[Breaking] Insecurity: Imo state government names Okorocha, son-in-law as sponsors

January 4, 2022 Editor 0

Ahead of scheduled stakeholders’ meeting on Tuesday inside government house Owerri, the Imo state government has identified Senator Rochas Okorocha and his son-in-law Chief Uche Nwosu as sponsors of kidnapping and banditry in the state. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary/Media Adviser to the Governor, Oguwike Nwachuku, alleged that Okorocha and Nwosu have been mentioned by suspects currently in Read More

How I perfected kidnapping strategies by watching Nollywood – Suspect

January 1, 2022 Editor 0

A 23-year-old suspected kidnapper identified as Ayobamidele Kudus Ayodele has said he learnt how to abduct school children by watching Nollywood movies. He particularly hinted that he understood kidnapping tricks via regular roles of a popular Nollywood actor, Zubby Michael. The suspect made the shocking revelation after he was arrested by the operatives of the Force Intelligence Response Team (FIRT) Read More

Breaking: Kidnapped Plateau paramount ruler released

December 31, 2021 Editor 0

The Military has confirmed the release of the paramount ruler of Gindiri in Mangu local government area of Plateau state, Chief Charles Mato. According to a press statement on Friday, “While the Paramount Ruler of Gindiri in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State, Chief Charles Mato was with his abductors, the commander Operation SAFE HAVEN Major General Ibrahim Ali Read More

Kidnappers free Ekiti chief, 2 others after N4m ransom

December 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

The abducted High Chief in Ijan – Ekiti, Gbonyin local government area of Ekiti state, Chief Emmanuel Obafemi and two cocoa merchants have been freed by kidnappers, having paid the sum of N4 million as ransom. The abductees were said to have been released along Ikere road around 3am on Wednesday and were said to have been reunited with their Read More

Yoruba nation unveils Pajawiri mobile app to fight insecurity

December 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

The umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, Monday, announced the unveiling of a mobile application designed to track kidnap victims and expose dangers across in Yoruba land. Speaking at the virtual unveiling ceremony held in Ibadan, leader of Ilana Omo Oodua, Prof Banji Akintoye, said the emergence of PAJAWIRI is an evidence that the Yoruba people are Read More

Gunmen attack Katsina villages, kill 7, kidnap others

December 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

Armed persons Tuesday night attacked two villages in Faskari local government area of Katsina state. Residents said at least seven people were killed in the attacks while some residents were kidnapped. Lawal Mamman, a native of the area, who lives in Katsina town, told Premium Times that the attacks commenced at about 9 p.m. He said the attacks occurred at Read More

2 kidnappers terrorising Ogun communities arrested

December 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

Operatives of Ogun state police command have arrested two members of a kidnap syndicate terrorising Ijebu-Ode and its environ. The arrest was contained in a press statement made available to Blueprint Monday, by the police spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in Abeokuta. Oyeyemi stated that the suspects, Samuel Oke Abiodun and Denis Blessing, were arrested following series of kidnap cases in Read More

NSCDC assures of raw deal for kidnappers, bandits

December 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) Thursday assured the citizenry of her intention to wage serious war against kidnapping and banditry and most especially in all schools across the country. The NSCDC also assured that it will do everything possible to prevent the kidnapping of teachers and students in all parts of the country. The Commandant General of Read More

Breaking: Kidnappers demand N50 million ransom per abducted UNIAbuja victim

November 4, 2021 Editor 0

Two days after, the abductors of the six persons that were kidnapped from the University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) staff quarters on Tuesday morning have contacted their families to demand ransom, Blueprint has learnt. They have reportedly demanded N50 million on each of the abductees, totaling N300 million for all the six abducted persons. A lecturer, two of his children, and three Read More

Soldiers engage gunmen in Ekiti shoot-out, rescue 6 abductees

October 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers engaged solders in a shoot-out in two different locations in Ayebode and Ilasa communities in Ikole local government area of Ekiti state Thursday. The Police spokesman, ASP Sunday Abutu, who confirmed the incident to newsmen in Ado-Ekiti on Friday, said the gunmen abducted three persons during the confrontation. Abutu said the combined forces of the Read More

(Breaking) 61st Independence anniversary: Buhari exposes those sponsoring agitations, violence, preaches unity

Pesident Muhammadu Buhari has said  Nigeria must remain a strong and united country despite the current challenges.In a nationwide broadcast to mark the 61st independence anniversary, the president reiterated that the country’s unity is not negotiable. “Nigeria is for all of us. Its unity is not negotiable. And its ultimate success can only be achieved if we all come together with a Read More

Breaking: Ex-FCT Minister kidnapped

September 29, 2021 Editor 0

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers has reportedly abducted former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory. Ewuga, who also served as a Senator was kidnapped in the late hours of Tuesday in Plateau State. The former Senator, who represented Nasarawa North Senatorial district from 2011-2015, was returning home when the gunmen waylaid and abducted him. His abduction happened same day the Read More

Out-of-school-children and kidnappings: Matters arising

September 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

Boarding schools have become a hunting ground for kidnappers according to The New York Times.Following this, observers have noted that kidnapping and abduction of pupils and students in various schools, especially in some parts of the northern part of the country, have amplified the roles of gender discrimination, disaster, conflict, poverty, language barrier, child labour and forced marriage in forcing Read More

Police burst kidnap syndicate, recover arms, vehicles in Imo

September 22, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Operatives of the  Imo State Police Command has bursted a kidnap and armed robbery syndicate in the state, recovering arms and vehicles from the gang. In a press briefing at the Command’s headquarters Owerri, Wednesday, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Rabiu Hussaini said the breakthrough followed the kidnapping of one Okechukwu Mbata, 42 years of age, in 2019 and Kelechi Read More

Kidnappers kill Miyyeti Allah chair after demanding N20m ransom

September 17, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Tragedy has struck the Miyyeti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigerian (MACBAN), Kaduna state, as the chairman of its Lere local government chapter, Alhaji Abubakar Abdullahi Dambardi, was killed Friday by suspected kidnappers. The chairman, Kaduna state chapter of MACBAN, Alhaji Haruna Usman Tugga, who confirmed this to Blueprint Weekend on Friday, said his abductors killed him in the early Read More