Breaking: Again, Gunmen kidnap CAN chairman

May 28, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

Chairman Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Nasarawa state, Bishop Joseph Masin, has been kidnapped. Immediate past Secretary of the association Elder Yohanna Samari revealed this to Blueprint in a telephone interview in Lafia, the state capital. He said unknown gunmen stormed the resident of the CAN Chairman at Bukan Sidi in Lafia and whisked him away to an unknown Read More

Suspected kidnappers of Nasarawa monarch reduce ransom to N15m

May 3, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

Kidnappers of a second class traditional ruler in Nasarawa state Abdullahi Magaji, the Oron Akye of Uga, have slashed their demand for ransom to N15 million. The abductors had on Saturday contacted his family and demanded a sum of N50 million ransom to secure the monarch’s release. Magaji was kidnapped by unknown gunmen in his palace in Uga to unknown destination on Thursday Read More

Breaking: Popular cleric’s kidnapped twins regain freedom

May 3, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

The Ibadan-based Islamic Cleric and former Chairman of the Oyo state Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Sheikh Taofeek Akewugbagold, Sunday morning, announced the release of his abducted twins.  Sheik Akewugbagold in a message posted on his Facebook said the abducted twins were released by the suspected kidnappers at 5.30am on Sunday. His facebook message reads, “ALHAMDULILLAH, ! At 5.30am of Sunday Read More

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Breaking: Kidnappers free abducted Oba’s wife, daughter

April 16, 2020 Editor 0

The wife and daughter of Baba-Aso of Igbole, Oba Olusanjo Ojo, kidnapped on Monday by suspected herdsmen have been released by their abductors. Blueprint learnt that the King’s wife and her daughter were set free Wednesday  night by the suspected kidnappers after collecting N2.5million ramson.  Sources close to the Igbole’s palace said the ransom was taken to a bush around Igboora-Abeokuta road Read More

Breaking: Relief as kidnapped Nasarawa gov’s aide regains freedom

April 8, 2020 NAN 0

Mr John Mamman, Special Adviser (SA) on Local Government, Chieftaincy Affairs and Community Development to Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state has been released by his abductors. Mr Saidu Kurki, the Executive Chairman, Kokona Local Government Area of the state made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Garuku community. Kurki said Read More

Breaking: Kidnappers invade Nasarawa community, abduct gov’s aide

April 5, 2020 Editor 0

Special Adviser to the Governor of Nasarawa State on Local Government, Chieftaincy Affairs and Community Development Mr. John Waje Mamman, has been kidnapped. Report says Mamman was abducted in Dari, Konkona local government area of the state. Incidentally, there has not been an official confirmation top the latest development Details loading…

Breaking: Kidnapped Chinese nationals regain freedom in Ebonyi

April 2, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Two Chinese Nationals who were kidnapped in Ebonyi state have been freed. The Chinese were abducted last week in Ishiagu, Ivo local government area by kidnappers. According to a statement by the Ebonyi state Police Public Relations Officer, Loveth Odah, “It would be recalled that on March 29 the Command confirmed a kidnapped incident of two Chinese Nationals one Shen Read More

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Breaking: Tension as Kidnappers abduct 2 Chinese national in Ebonyi despite lockdown

March 30, 2020 Editor 0

Ebonyi state Police command, Monday, confirmed the kidnap of two Chinese Nationals in the state. The kidnapped victims whose names were given as Shen Gusmeh and Mao Xinmin were at site of Green filed Nigeria Limited located at Ihetutu, Ishiagu in Ivo local government area of Ebonyi state. They were reportedly kidnapped on Sunday by 11:40am despite the total lockdown in Ebonyi state. Read More

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In Kaduna, Gunmen kill prison warder, another, abduct 13-year-old girl

February 22, 2020 Editor 0

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have attacked Ungwan Alkali, Mararaban Rido, a suburb of Kaduna metropolis in Chikun local government area, killing two persons including a prison warder. The dare-devil men also kidnapped a 13-year old girl. The kidnappers, who were reported to have invaded the community at about 1:00am on Thursday, on arrival at the community headed for the Read More

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Breaking: Kidnappers invade Lafia, abduct top Nasarawa govt official

February 16, 2020 Editor 0

Police have confirmed early morning kidnap of a Permanent Secretary Jibrin Okaku Giza working with the Nasarawa state government. Giza who with the ministry of works was kidnapped Sunday morning in Lafia, Nasarawa state capital. Commissioner of police, Nasarawa State Command, Emmanuel Bola Longe, who confirmed the incident said already intense search for the abducted Permanent Secretary has been triggered. Read More

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As IGP, Senate broker truce on Amotekun, others… SCIA tells FG to declare emergency on security

February 6, 2020 Editor 0

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs Wednesday said President Muhammadu Buhari should declare a state of emergency on the nation’s security challenges. The position came three days after the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) carried out protest on the state of the nation’s security. Specifically, CAN said the sanctity of human lives was no more a rule in Nigeria Read More

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Gunmen invade Zamfara community, kill Policeman; kidnap district head, son

January 31, 2020 Editor 0

Scores of suspected kidnappers numbering over 50 besieged Thursday Gayari district in Gummi local government council of Zamfara state, and killed police officer. The fierce-looking men later kidnapped the district head of Gayari Alhaji Hassan Muhammad and his son. A resident of the area identified as Muhammadu Ibrahim Gayari in an interview with Blueprint via telephone conversation said,“They came to Read More

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How Police nabbed 60 suspected kidnappers, robbers on Kaduna highway

January 21, 2020 Editor 0

As part of the on-going Operation Puff Adder, the Nigeria Police have arrested 60 suspected kidnappers and armed robbers on the Abuja-Kaduna highway. Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO) DCP Frank Mba stated this Monday while parading the suspects at the Police Divisional Headquarters, Katari, Kaduna state. He said the choice of Katari for the maiden briefing of the year was informed Read More

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Gunmen abduct woman, teenage son, in Kaduna

January 9, 2020 Editorial III 0

A woman and her 14 –year- old son have been abducted by unknown gunmen at their residence in Juji area of Sabon Tasha, Chikun local government area of Kaduna state. The incident was said to have occurred in the early hours of Tuesday when the bandits stormed the community and started shooting sporadically. The bandits were said to have abducted Read More

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Angry mob set ‘one chance robbers’ ablaze in Abuja

September 30, 2019 Editor 0

Angry Mob Monday morning burnt to death three suspected kidnappers at Dutse Alhaji area in Abuja, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The suspects were three young men and a female victim, who has been rushed to Kubwa General Hospital for treatment. At the scene of the incident, a Vehicle Inspection Office (VIO) officer, Mr Aminu Umar, told NAN Read More

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In Nigeria, Kidnappers demand dollars in bitcoins to free victims

September 16, 2019 Editor 0

A criminal gang in South Africa which kidnapped a teenage boy on Sunday is demanding a ransom in bitcoin cryptocurrency of nearly 120,000, dollars police said. Police spokesperson Leonard Hlathi said, Katlego Marite, 13, was dragged into a car while playing with two friends near his home in Witbank, a town in the eastern province of Mpumalanga, on Sunday afternoon. Read More

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Breaking: Kidnappers relocate to Abuja, abduct top politician

August 30, 2019 Editor 0

National chairman of the Action Alliance (AA) Kenneth Udeze, has been kidnapped by gunmen in Abuja. The AA chairman was said to have been kidnapped Friday morning outside a Zenith Bank branch in Dutse Alhaji, Abuja. Speaking to reporters after the attack, Genevieve, wife of the kidnapped AA chairman, said her husband woke up Friday morning and found several text Read More

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Kidnapping: Niger police reward 15 officers, arrest 85 suspects, recover 19 rifles, others

August 9, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Niger Commissioner of Police, Adamu Usman Thursday presented commendations and rewards to 15 gallant policemen for the successful combat of kidnappers and robbers in the state. Their reward also followed  their role in the arrest of two suspects involved in the kidnap of a traditional ruler in Katsina state, Magaji Daura, which led to the rescue of the victim. Presenting the Read More

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Insecurity: Nasarawa Assembly calls for peace submit

July 15, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Monday passed a resolution urging the state government to organise peace and security submit over the rising spate of insecurity across the state. While moving a motion on the need for urgent steps to be taken to address insecurity across the state, Oga  Ogazi (APC-Kokona East) expressed concern over the rising case of insecurity Read More

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Puff Adder hits Kaduna: Burst kidnappers’ den, arrest 93

May 17, 2019 Editor 0

The ongoing Operation Puff Adder initiative of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) is yielding the desired results as the force Thursday arrested 93 suspected kidnappers, across Kaduna, Niger and Katsina states. The suspects are believed to be masterminds of the spate of kidnapping along the Kaduna-Abuja Highway. Operation Puff Adder was launched by Acting Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu Read More

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Operation Puff Adder: Police nab 9 ‘kidnappers’, recover arms, ammunition, 200 cows

May 14, 2019 Editor 0

A combined team of police operatives attached to Operation Puff Adder has arrested  nine suspected  kidnappers, recovered of two AK47 Rifles, four AK47 Magazines, 54 rounds of live ammunition, five dane guns as well as 200 stolen cows. Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), DCP Frank Mba, who made this known in a press statement, Monday in Abuja, said: “The kidnap suspects Read More

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Uneasy calm as Kidnappers strike again, abduct UBEC boss, others along Abuja-Kaduna highway

April 29, 2019 Editor 0

Report reaching Blueprint indicates that some Gunmen on Monday evening, abducted the chairman of the Governing Board of Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Mohammed Abubakar. According to Daily Nigerian, family source confirmed the abduction and said Mr Abubakar was kidnapped alongside his daughter while traveling to Abuja. His driver was reportedly shot dead on the spot even as assailants shot Read More

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Police nab suspected killer of Kajuru monarch, 17 others

April 29, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Nigeria Police Force said it had arrested Abubakar Ibrahim, 37,  suspected killer of  Maiwada Galadima, the traditional ruler of Adara chiefdom of Kajuru local government area of Kaduna state. Galadima was abducted and murdered by his abductors in October 2018 after being held captive for days. Other suspects arrested were: Johnson Okafor, 44, Shaibu Iliyasu, 20, Ishiak Dabo, 38, Read More