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…

Read More

Second ‘Most Wanted’ criminal kingpin killed in Benue – Nigerian Army

The Nigerian army has confirmed the death of a suspected notorious criminal, Terugwa Igbagwa in a special commando operation on a criminal hideout along the highway linking Zaki Biam and Katsina-Ala in Benue.   A statement released by the Coordinator of Defence Media Operations at the Defence Headquarters Major General John Enenche, revealed that Igbagwa whose alias is Orjondu died in an operation conducted by a combined team of troops of Operation Whirl Stroke Tracking Team and Special Forces of Sector 2 deployed in Zaki Biam.   One AK 47 rifle, one locally made rifle, one…

Read More

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…

Read More