22 Kidnapped Victims Rescued By Troops In Zamfara, Katsina

The Nigerian Army troops of Operation Sahel Sanity fighting banditry and kidnapping in the northwest region have foiled bandit attacks and rescued 22 kidnapped victims. The troops also recovered arms and ammunition in various operations in Zamfara and Katsina States. Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, the Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, made the disclosure in a statement issued in Gusau on Friday. According to him, troops deployed at Moriki and Jangeru, responded to a distress call on Sept. 13, and folied a planned bandits’ attack on Mai-Zuma village in Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara. This, he said, followed severe shoot out

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Kidnapping: PDP chieftain, Oboli demands unconditional release of Alice Fadeni

A chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State and a community leader, Engr. Ogunwa Niyi-Oboli (FCA), on Wednesday, condemned the abduction of Chief Mrs. Alice Fadeni, mother of business mogul Mr. Sehinde Fadeni in Ode-Aye, Okitipupa local government area of Ondo State. Oboli also called on the traditional ruler of Ode Aye to direct the local security team of the community to join hands with the police in search of the kidnapped victim and bring the perpetrators to book. He described the rising cases of kidnapping and banditry in Nigeria as a locust that must be terminated

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Man arrested for allegedly attempting to kidnap a baby in Okitipupa

The police in Okitipupa, Ondo State, have arrested a suspect who allegedly attempted to kidnap a baby in Omowa street of Okitipupa Local Government Area in Ondo State on Monday, Starnews can report. CSP Alabi Abiodun, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Okitipupa Local Government Police Station, on Wednesday, confirmed the incident to Starnews’ correspondent on phone. Starnews gathered that the suspect, known as Nsen Godwin, allegedly kidnapped the baby while playing outside the baby’s house with his elder brother. An Eye witness who spoke under the condition of anonymity alleged that the suspect carried the baby through various shortcut

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Osinbajo’s kidnapping comment: Buhari, APC have no concerns for Nigerians -PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the reckless dismissal of the alarming spate of kidnapping in the country by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo further confirmed that the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration has no iota of concern towards the pain and suffering of Nigerians. The party, in a statement Wednesday by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, said that by attempting to play down on the menace as not being “as massive as that”, Prof. Osinbajo clearly demonstrated that the APC and its government are not connected with the people but only pretend towards them during electioneering. “In dismissing the security

By |June 27th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Ado/Akure road abduction: only one person was kidnapped – Police

Starnews had reported that some Passengers of 18-seater bus and other in 9 seaters car and their the drivers were reported to have been kidnapped by unknown gunmen along Akure- Ikere road on Tuesday night. But in a swift reaction, Ondo state spokesman, Femi Joseph, a Superintendent of Police(SP) debunked the report, saying it was only the occupant of the vehicle, who was the driver that was whisked away by the suspected gunmen.

By |June 26th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

1,071 killed, 685 kidnapped in first quarter of 2019 – IG

The acting Inspector-General of Police, Alhaji Mohammed Adamu, said that 1,071 persons lost their lives in crime-related cases across the country in the first quarter of 2019. The IGP made this known during the quarterly Northern Traditional Rulers’ Council meeting held on Tuesday in Kaduna. Adamu said the crime statistics showed that between January and April, at least 685 persons were kidnapped across the country. He said 767 of the persons killed were from the North. Giving a further breakdown of the deaths, Adamu said the North-West topped the death list with 436; North-Central came second with 250; while the

By |May 1st, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Senate Summons Security Chiefs As Insecurity Continues In Nigeria

Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has tweeted that the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has once again summon the Inspector General of Police Mr Idris Ibrahim and other security Chiefs to come and explain why insecurity continue to happen in Nigeria. The Senate President has also hinted that 87 people in Nigeria were abducted yesterday along the nation's high way which is precisely kaduna -Abuja express way. See the comments below as posted on twitter by the Senate President : "Another 87 people abducted off our nation’s highways. We cannot continue like this! We have once again requested

By |May 16th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |0 Comments
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