Global Peace Index and Nigeria’s resilience against all odds

September 24, 2020 Lawrence Audu 0

There have been insinuations in some quarters discrediting the efforts of the Nigerian government towards addressing the various security challenges in the country. This trend in recent times has assumed a pronounced dimension with an avalanche of reports by various organizations indicating government’s failure towards addressing the various security challenges in the country. Some concerned stakeholders have indeed voiced concern Read More

In Nasarawa, Police haul robbery, kidnapping suspects

August 10, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Nasarawa state Police Command, Monday, paraded 27 suspects over alleged armed robbery and kidnapping in the state, Blueprint reports. The state Police Commissioner (CP) Bola Longer, said the suspects were arrested from various locations across the state. Longe said 21 of the suspects were arrested for armed robbery while six were for kidnapping. He said the command arrested armed Read More

FCT Police arrest suspect wanted for murder, kidnapping

June 22, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The FCT Police Command, Monday, said its operatives have arrested a suspect on the command’s wanted list for culpable homicide and kidnapping.A press statement by Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, said: “Following an ongoing investigation, the FCT Police Command on June 21, 2020, at about 06:00hrs arrested one Bello Saleh of Dobi Village, who Read More

Breaking – Banditry: Nigerian soldiers ‘ve abandoned communities, foreigners now protecting natives in Sokoto – Senator

May 19, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate was stunned on Tuesday by Senator Ibrahim Gobir (APC Sokoto East), with damning report that people of his constituency are now at the mercy of Nigerien Soldiers for protection against armed bandits , as Nigerian Army has completely abandoned them . This is as the Senate accordingly urged President Muhamnadu Buhari to direct the military for immediate expansion of Read More

Northern govs mull mobile testing, decry inadequate centres

May 1, 2020 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Northern Governors Forum (NGF), Friday, said the region will soon have mobile testing vans for novel coronavirus, just as the forum decried inadequate number of testing centers in the region. The forum’s chairman and Plateau state governor, Simon Lalong, stated this at the end of their meeting held via teleconferencing. He said, “The Forum reviewed some of the issues Read More

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Gunmen abduct 2 siblings in Ibadan, demand N100m

March 18, 2020 Editorial III 0

Two siblings were on Monday kidnapped by suspected gunmen at their farm on Ile Ife road Ibadan, the Oyo state capital. One of the kidnapped siblings identified as Omobola was said to have arrived Nigeria  from Atlanta few weeks ago. It was learnt that Omobola was with her sister in her farm at a location on Ife road in Ibadan, Read More

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Insecurity: Kebbi donates hilux vehicles to Army

March 2, 2020 Editor 0

In its effort to further curtail the activities of criminal elements especially banditry, armed robbery, kidnapping and cattle rustling, the Kebbi state government, Sunday donated three Hilux vehicles to 8 division of the Nigerian Army in Birnin Kebbi. The keys of the vehicles were handed over to the representative of the General Officer Commanding 8 Division, Nigerian Army Major Muhammed Read More

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Insecurity: Persistent prayers’ll bring peace to Nigeria – Bishop Onaga

February 27, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Catholic bishop of Enugu Diocese, Dr. Callistus Onaga has expressed optimism that Nigeria will triumph in the prevailing insecurity in the land that has resulted in killings, kidnappings raping and armed banditry. He said the only way for Nigerians to triumph over the insecurity is prayers for divine intervention. “We should be persistent in prayers that peace will return to Read More

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Aso Rock top official murdered, police gun down 6 bandits in Niger

February 19, 2020 Editor 0

A top civil servant in the State House Abuja has been reportedly murdered Monday night. The development came as police in Niger state engaged bandits in a gun duel, killing six of the hoodlums in the process. Similarly, some gunmen also killed two soldiers attached to Operation Safe Haven in Jos, Plateau state Tuesday, even as three persons were killed in 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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2 abducted staff of Taraba NPC reigain freedom

January 16, 2020 Editorial III 0

Two abducted staff of the Taraba state National Population Commission (NPC)  Wednesday finally reigned freedom from their abductees. The Honorable Federal Commissioner for Taraba, Alhaji  Saany Sule Sale, while speaking to journalists in Jalingo said  two demacators of the National Population Commission (NPC) were kidnapped five days ago in Dan-Anacha, in Gassol LGA as part of a team working under Read More

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Gunmen kidnap INEC official in Adamawa

December 30, 2019 Editorial III 0

A staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Adamawa, Ibrahim Hammawa Waziri, is suspected to have been abducted by alleged kidnappers. A relative of the victim, who does not want his name in print, told reporters over the weekend that the incident took place around 1 a.m. on Thursday. “The gunmen, in their numbers, stormed his house at Read More

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Commonwealth medical association wants security for healthcare professionals

December 27, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Commonwealth Medical Association (CMA)  Thursday called  on the federal government to improve security to prevent the killings and kidnappings  of medical doctors and other health professionals in the country.   President of CMA, Dr Osahon Enabulele, made the call in a condolence message to  the family of late Professor  Jerome Elusiyan who was killed while returning from the  Ambrose Read More

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Police parade 9 suspects over kidnap, fraud, others in Anambra

December 23, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Anambra State Police command has arrested nine suspects over alleged kidnapping, fraud and other criminal acts in some parts of the state.The suspects included Mr  Stanley Ngala, 20; Mr Onyedika kanu, 29; and Mr Chiemelie Obi, 20, accused of abducting a lecturer of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Engr. Emeka Chiaghana on October 10, 2019 and taken to an unknown destination.The state Read More

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Police rescue abducted corps member, arrests kidnaper

December 4, 2019 Editorial III 0

Men of Nigeria Police in an operation led by the Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu psc, have rescued one Onyiwara Chinwe Faith, a Corp member serving at ABC Farm, Ilamija Nla Village. The Corp member who was abducted on 29th of November, 2019 was rescued at about 2.20am on Tuesday in a swamp forest around Ilamija Nla Read More

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Teenage girl kidnaps uncle’s daughter for N6m ransom

September 21, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Gombe State Police Command has arrested an 18-year-old girl, Hadiza Babayo, for allegedly kidnapping the five-year old daughter of her uncle. Hadiza, who hails from Lafiya Lamurde Local Government Area of Adamawa state, was arrested on Friday by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Gombe. She allegedly conspired with one Bala Shuaibu of the same address and Read More

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Wadume speaks again: I’m in pains, now I ‘ve lost my manhood

August 28, 2019 Editor 0

Suspected kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Bala popularly known as Wadume, has claimed he can no longer have sex, having lost his manhood in the incident in which three policemen and a civilian were allegedly killed by soldiers. The suspected kidnapper is undergoing interrogation since he was re-arrested in Kano by police detectives. A source told The Nation that “Wadume is giving Read More

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Kidnap kingpin Wadume makes another shocking revelation

August 24, 2019 Editor 0

Notorious kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Bala, popularly known as Wadume, has made some shocking revelations about his criminal activities. Wadume, who said he dropped out of school after junior secondary education, also revealed that one Babangida Musa introduced him to crime, according Vanguard report. The kidnap kingpin also revealed that he is currently a member of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Read More

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Wadume: Why not wait for report of presidential panel

August 22, 2019 Editorial III 0

 Following the arrest of millionaire kidnap kingpin and his video broadcast which was released by the police, certain pertinent questions have become necessary. It is no secret that an all-encompassing Presidential Investigation Committee set up by the Defence Headquarters is currently investigating the allegations of his escape. Why have the Police decided to come out with statement directly accusing the Read More

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Kidnapping, banditry, others: When revolution isn’t desirable

August 17, 2019 Editor 0

In the past three weeks, the word revolution has become one of the most used words across Nigeria. This is so because of a protest tagged #RevolustionNow and the subsequent arrest of the leader, Omoleye Sowore, a presidential candidate in the last general elections. ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU in this report takes a look at when a call for revolution is desirable Read More

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Enugu monarch, wife kidnapped

August 6, 2019 Editorial III 0

A monarch in a local government area of Enugu state, Sunday Orji, has been kidnapped. The kidnappers also took away the monarch’s wife who was with him in the car. They were kidnapped along the Enugu-Port Harcourt expressway near Ogbaku town, Sunday around 5 p.m. A source in the community said they were going for a thanksgiving service of a Read More

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Adeboye urges prayers as gunmen abduct 5 pastors

August 3, 2019 Editorial III 0

The general overseer, The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has disclosed that five ministers of the church who were on their way to attend the church’s Ministers’ Conference in Lagos were abducted. Adeboye made the disclosure Friday while giving a talk at the Redeemed Camp on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway. Adeboye said the abduction took place on Read More