Abuja-Kaduna train services set to resume, 8 months after terrorists’ killings, abduction 

December 4, 2022 Adeola Akinbobola 0

The  Federal Government has announced the resumption of the Abuja -Kaduna train services on Monday December 5, 2022.  This is coming after eight months when the train service was suspended due to terrorists’ attack on the line, where over 10 persons were killed and over 50 others abducted.  In a press release signed by the Managing Director of the Nigeria Read More

Getting rid of kidnappers, criminals on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

November 23, 2022 Blueprint 0

Oyo state government and governments of adjoining states are flushing criminals out of the popular Lagos/Ibadan expressway. BAYO AGOOLA reports. In the past few weeks, the ever-busy Lagos-Ibadan expressway has turned to another dangerous route with kidnappers gradually making it their operational base especially the Ibadan axis of the expressway with kidnapping taking place daily. In some instances, killing innocent Read More

Pictures: In Zamfara, Matawalle receives 5 rescued girls from kidnappers

November 7, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Governor Bello Mohammed of Zamfara state on Monday ay received at five kidnapped girls who were earlier rescued from terrorists. They were presented to the governor by the Assitant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 10, Bello Sani Deljan, along with the State Commissioner of Police, Kolo Yusuf. According to a press statement by the governor’s Senior Special Assistant Read More

How bandits abducted 39 children from Katsina farm – Police

November 3, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Katsina state Police spokesman, SP Gambo Isah, has confirmed that bandits abducted 39 children while working on a farm in the Faskari local government area of the state. In a statement Wednesday morning, Isah said the children were abducted Sunday when the heavily armed bandits in their large numbers, invaded the farm where the children were working. “Yes, the Read More

CBN currency change targeted at ambushing kidnappers, currency hoarders – Analysts

October 27, 2022 Blessing Anaro, Lagos 0

Nigeria’s central bank said it’s move to replace high-value currency notes will help prevent hoarding and stymie illegal activity and kidnappings in Africa’s largest economy. The country’s banking regulator plans to issue redesigned 200-, 500- and 1,000-naira notes from mid-December, Central Bank Governor Godwin Emefiele said at a briefing in Abuja, the capital, on Wednesday. Old bills will cease to Read More

Bandits attack convoy, ‘kidnap’ APC chieftains in Kaduna

September 24, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Some chieftains of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna state were abducted by bandits on Thursday night during an attack along Kachia – Kaduna road, while others escaped with gunshot injuries.  Blueprint learnt that the politicians were attacked at Tashar Icce near Kujama in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna state, on their way back to Kaduna from Read More

Benue’s Operation Zenda arrests 2 kidnap suspects

August 12, 2022 John Shiaondo 0

Men of Operation Zenda, a joint security outfit in Benue state, have arrested two kidnap kingpins that had been terrorising Makurdi, the state capital, and its environs. The suspected kidnappers were identified as Solomon Iorver andAchoho Teryima, both residents of Logo 1 along Makurdi- Otukpo road. They confessed that they started the kidnapping business since last year and had abducted Read More

Breaking: Kidnapped Nollywood stars regain freedom

August 4, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Actor Guild of Nigeria (AGN) has announced that two of its members Cynthia Okereke and Clemson Cornel Agbogidi have been released by their abductors unhurt. This was disclosed in a statement signed by the National President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Ejezie Emeka Rollas, and released by Monalisa Chinda-Coker, the Director of Communications for the Actors Guild of Read More

Breaking: Gunmen kidnap popular Nollywood actor, actress

July 29, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Two Nollywood actors identified as Cynthia Okereke and Clemson Cornell, have been reported kidnapped in Enugu State. Actress and Director of Communications, Actors Guild of Nigeria, Monalisa Chinda, revealed this in a statement on her Instagram page, on Friday. According to the statement, the two actors were reportedly missing after their family members confirmed they didn’t come back from a Read More

Twitter users react, trend #SaveAK9TrainPassengers as terrorists flog train victims in fresh video

July 24, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Twitter users in Nigerian have reacted to the viral video showing terrorists flogging the abducted passengers of the Abuja-Kaduna train attack. The Twitter users while showing solidarity to the abducted Nigerians also trend #SaveAK9TrainPassengers, as a way of demanding the Federal government move into rescue the abducted passengers. Mucktey tweeted, “One of the Train passengers abducted is Dr Imam Mustapha. Read More

Train attack: Terrorists free more hostages

July 10, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

After more than 100 days in captivity, bandits that attacked the Abuja-Kaduna train have released another set of seven hostages in their custody. Malam Tukur Mamu, one of the negotiators and media consultant to controversial Islamic Cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi said through his singular efforts, he successfully negotiated the release of “another seven victims.” Mamu noted that despite his resolve Read More

Ondo: Scores of kidnapped children allegedly found in Church underground

July 2, 2022 Punch 0

Scores of children were allegedly found in an underground apartment of a church in the Valentino Area of Ondo town, Ondo state, Friday evening. It was gathered that the children were allegedly kidnapped and kept in the underground apartment of the church. A source told Punch that the victims were over 50 while the police had rescued them and arrested Read More

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