Ex-soldier arrested for kidnap and murder of 6-year-old boy was dismissed in 2013 for attempted murder – Nigerian Army

  The Nigerian Army has said that Adamu Galadima, who was arrested for the kidnap and murder of 6-year-old Mohammed Kabir, was dismissed in 2013 for attempted murder.   LIB reported that Galadima, was paraded alongside three other accomplices at the Kaduna Police headquarters on Monday May 3, for killing Kabir after collecting a ransom of N1m from his parents.   The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig-Gen, Mohammed Yerima, stated in a release on Tuesday, May 4, that the suspect was duly dismissed from the Nigerian Army after a General…

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Confusion In Ekiti As Gunmen Kidnap Traditional Ruler

The Police in Ekiti State on Friday confirmed that gunmen have kidnapped Oba David Oyewumi, the Obadu of Ilemeso in Oye Local Government Area (LGA) of the state. The spokesman for the police in Ekiti, ASP Sunday Abutu, confirmed the incident and described it as “unfortunate and regrettable,’’ NAN reports. Abutu explained that the gunmen stormed the traditional ruler’s palace on Thursday and kidnapped him. He said, “Yes, the incident happened yesterday night at the Oba’s palace. We’re already doing everything necessary to rescue him and apprehend the culprits.’’ Sources…

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Lawyers in Anambra protest over insecurity, kidnap, murder of colleague

Lawyers in Anambra State on Monday, held a peaceful march in Awka over the rising cases of insecurity and the murder of their colleague, Francis Onwuachi, by gunmen.   The lawyers under the aegis of Committee of Chairmen and Secretaries of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), also announced that they will stay away from courts in the state between March 22 and March 24.   Late Onwuachi LIB reported that the late Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, Onitsha branch, was kidnapped by gunmen along Ezu River/Anaku road on Friday, March 12. His corpse was found a…

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Gunmen kidnap Minister of Agriculture, Sabo Nanono’s brother in Kano

Suspected kidnappers have abducted Babawuro Tofai Nanono, the younger brother of the Minister of Agriculture, Sabo Nanono.   The gunmen were said to have stormed the minister’s home in Tofai Village under Gabasawa Local Government Area in Kano around 1:00am on Monday November 23 and whisked the man to an unknown destination after firing warning shots.   The spokesperson for the Kano State Police Command, Abdullahi Haruna, confirmed the incident and said efforts are being made to rescue the victim.

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Suspected herdsmen kidnap nine travelers in Ondo; demand N100 million ransom from their families

Nine persons traveling from Lagos to Abuja have been abducted by suspected herdsmen along lsua highway in Akoko South East area of Ondo State.   A family member of one of the victims, Bamidele Ojo, who confirmed this to Vanguard, said the victims were on board a Toyota Sienna space bus when they were ambushed by the suspected herdsmen.  The victims were allegedly marched into the forest by their abductors after their vehicle was stopped on the highway.   Bamidele said the abductors have reached out to the families of the abducted travelers and are…

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Taraba ‘kidnap kingpin’ Wadume and six others arraigned for ‘terrorism’

Suspected Taraba kidnap kingpin, Alhaji Hamisu Bala aka Wadume was on Monday June 8 arraigned before before a Federal High Court in Abuja.   Wadume was arraigned alongside Aliyu Dadje (a police Inspector), Auwalu Bala (aka Omo Razor), Uba Bala (aka Uba Delu) Bashir Waziri (aka Baba Runs), Zubairu Abdullahi (aka Basho) and Rayyanu Abdul on amended charge of 13 counts bordering on terrorism, kidnapping and related offences.   Though the case was initiated through a 16-count charge filed on January 21 this year, by Simon Lough (an Assistant Commissioner of Police) in the…

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17-year-old girl arrested for staging her kidnap with the help of her butcher boyfriend

A 17-year-old girl has been arrested for faking her own kidnap in Ogun State.   The girl identified as Seun Adekunle was arrested alongside her 25-year-old boyfriend, Basit Olasunkanmi, after her mom, Bukky Adekunle, reported at Enugada police division on the 4th of June 2020 that she sent her daughter to Lafenwa market on the 1st of June 2020 and she has not been seen since then.   The mother disclosed that she received a call from someone two days later and the caller claimed to have kidnapped her daughter.…

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Kidnap kingpin killed in Rivers state, large cache of arms recovered

The Rivers State Police command has confirmed the death of Samuel Naakpo, a suspected notorious kidnapper and leader of a gang terrorizing the East-West axis of Ogoni-Uyo road.   Spokesman of the Command, DSP Nnamdi Omoni said detectives of the Anti-Kidnapping Unit attached to Operation Sting of the Command who acted on an intelligence they received, killed the suspect who was trying to escape from a raid on his hideout inside a forest in Ogu-Bolo Local Government Area of the state.   The police officer recovered one GMP No NN 07150, two G-3 rifles and other ammunitions…

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Teacher arrested for allegedly spreading fake news on kidnap of Kaduna Doctor’s wife and children

A 34-year old female teacher identified as Grace Ibrahim has been arrested by operatives of the Intelligence Response Team, Force Headquarters of the Nigeria Police for allegedly spreading false information on the abduction of Dr Philip Ataga’s wife and two children in Kaduna State.   Grace was accused of being responsible for rumours of a policeman being involved in the kidnap of the Kaduna doctor’s family members. She reportedly claimed that one of the children identified a neighbour who is a policeman, as the person that ordered the shooting of their mother.   Upon…

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