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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

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I remember Uncle Suberu

April 27, 2019 Editor 0

When I got an invitation to be in Kaduna for a very important assignment mid last week, my heart suddenly leaped into my mouth. I did not like the timing of the invitation at all. Travelling from Abuja to Kaduna in the past couple of months could be likened to venturing into a wildlife park swarming with dangerous animals. 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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4 kidnappers to die by hanging in Asaba

March 31, 2019 Editorial II 0

A Delta High Court sitting in Asaba has sentenced a four-man armed syndicate specializes in robbing and snatching exotic cars as well as kidnapping to death by hanging. The court presided over by Justice Flora Ngozi Azinge  while delivering judgement in a criminal case between the State and five defendants, Uche Vincent Uzondu, Emeka Amukali, Paul Egwom, Festus Oghali, and Read More

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Edo: Abducted policeman found dead

March 27, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Edo State Police spokesman, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, said a search party of the police tactical unit has discovered the body of the DSP Godwin Oshiogbuwe who was abducted by gunmen at Ubiaja, Esan South East local government Wednesday. His body was found in a forest on Ubiaja-Ewohimi-Agbor road. Blueprint gathered that Godwin was killed because the kidnappers discovered his identity Read More

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Gunmen hijack passenger bus, abduct policeman in Edo

March 27, 2019 Editorial IV 0

There was confusion Wednesday in Ubiaja, headquarters of Esan South-east local government area of Edo State after gunmen suspected to be kidnappers whisked away police officer simply identified as DSP Goodwin and held four others hostage. The ugly development is coming  two weeks after armed men attacked the divisional police headquarters in Afuze, Owan East local government area of the State and Read More

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Another Ekiti official, driver kidnapped

January 9, 2019 Editorial III 0

Suspected kidnappers have again struck in Ekiti state, abducting the Director of Administration of the Gbonyin local government, David Jejelowo. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the director was abducted along with his driver, whose name was not disclosed. Both victims were taken to an unknown destination. The latest abduction came barely a week after an Accountant with Read More

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Police foil kidnap attempt on 4 -year-old boy

January 8, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Lagos state Police Command has arrested a 37-year-old man who allegedly attempted to kidnap a four-year-old boy at the Okokomaiko area of the state. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Imohimi Edgal, who confirmed the arrest yesterday said the suspect was arrested following a tip-off. “On Jan. 6, at about 9:55pm, information was received from a credible source Read More

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Army kills bandits, arrests informant

October 14, 2018 Editorial III 0

The Nigerian Army has arrested an informant and killed some armed bandits in some troubled areas in Kaduna state. The 1 Division Nigerian Army Kaduna, on Sunday killed armed bandit in Kidandan and arrested an informant at Doka-Rijana road both in Birnin Gawri and Kachia Local Government area in Kaduna State. The 1 Division, Deputy Director Army Public Relations, Col. Read More

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Police smash 20 notorious kidnappers in Delta

December 31, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Amaeechi Okwara Asaba Delta state Police Command has smashed 20 notorious kidnappers suspected to have been terrorising the state capital and its environs. The suspected kidnappers were arrested by the men of the command in separate kidnap operations in the state. The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Zannah, who stated this in Asaba said Mrs. Martina Waka of Read More

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Mother of 4 escapes kidnappers’ den

December 2, 2017 Blueprint 0

  A widow, Enobong Effiom Joseph, who was abducted with her four little children on November 19, in Calabar, has escaped the kidnappers den in Aba, Abia state, She, however, was unable to escape with her four children: Elijah, Promise, 3; Samuel, 2; and an 8-month5 -old Moses. Blueprint Weekend learnt that Enobong and her children were allegedly abducted by Read More

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Killings persist along Abuja – Kaduna road

November 25, 2017 Blueprint 0

    Past killings in Rijana town Before the killing of Malam Haruna in Sabon Gaya, the kidnappers had had earlier terrorized neigbhouring Rijana town. Last July, when the Minister of Interior, Lt-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazzau (rtd) led Police Inspector General Ibrahim Idris and other police officers to Rijana, the villagers lamented that they had lost 18 people who were providing Read More

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Gunmen place N16m ransom on DPO, 5 others in Niger

October 24, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Aideloje Ojo, Minna, Oyibo Salihu, Lokoja and Muhammad Tanko Shittu, Jos Barely three weeks after an Assistant Commissioner of Police, Emmanuel Agene was abducted while travelling with his family along Birnin Gwari road, Kaduna state, gunmen again struck yesterday as they kidnapped the Divisional Police Officer of Munya local government area of Niger state, a Superintendent of Police Amos Read More