Crime

A group of armed herdsmen injured an officer during an attack on a police convoy in Kirikassamma local government area of Jigawa State. Police were sent in after the residents reported that some herdsmen had invaded their communities and were ravaging farms and stealing crops in the area. Residents who spoke with our correspondent on Tuesday said the injured police officer was hit with arrows while some residents were also injured in the attack which occurred on Saturday. Police confirmed that the injured officer was taken away for treatment at Nguru General Hospital in neighbouring Yobe State. Police spokesperson in…
The first thing 15-year-old Burhani saw when he arrived at an Islamic reformatory school in October was rows of youths and young men sitting on a courtyard floor, naked, bleeding and in chains. His father had sent him to the school, famous across northern Nigeria for correcting bad behaviour, because he had been getting into fights and stealing, he said. Thirteen days later, police descended on the school in the northwestern town of Daura. It was one of at least eight raids on Islamic schools in the region over the past six weeks that local authorities say have uncovered horrific…
Governor Babagana Umara of Borno State has said the whereabouts of Boko Haram fighters is known to the security agencies, monarchs and some members of the public in North-East. He said this during the North-East Security Summit organised by Office of Inspector-General of Police, which was hosted by Borno State Government in Maiduguri on Tuesday. Umara said, “The whereabouts of these criminals is known to Nigerian military, police, civil defence corps, Department of State Services, traditional rulers and most members of the public. All that we need to do is take the war to these criminals’ doorsteps. Another important thing…
Police officers from Oyo State Police Command on Monday raided an Islamic school located at Ojoo area of Ibadan, the state capital and freed 259 ‘students’ who were being maltreated, an official has said. The school is operated by Mr Ismail Olore. Commissioner of Police, Mr Sina Olukolu, who led his men to the scene of the incident, said he freed 34 females, 191 males, 11 children, “and 23 sick ones who were allegedly detained and chained for the past two to 10 years ago.” Olukolu who addressed journalists at the school, said that four suspects have been arrested. Police…
Federal Government has raised the alarm over the movement of unrepentant bandits from Zamfara and Katsina states to neighbouring states and beyond. Permanent secretary, Special Services, Office of Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mrs Amina Shamaki, who made the disclosure at the Federal and States Security Administrator’s Meeting in Jalingo, Taraba State, said it was an indication that the bandits were making efforts to spread the menace to other areas. She noted that some states in North Central and South West zones have started experiencing upsurge in kidnap incidents perpetrated by the dislodged bandits. Shamaki urged security agencies…
Friday, 01 November 2019 05:56

Hunters kill, arrest kidnappers in Taraba

Local hunters have invaded hideouts of kidnappers in Taraba, killing several and arresting a good number of others during the combing of forests and mountains in the state. Though the casualty figure remains hazy as at press time, a hunter said “as I am talking with you now, more than 200 of us are in the forests and some on the mountains battling the kidnappers and I can confidently tell you that we are succeeding in the battle. “ Areas that had been successfully rid of abductions include Mallam Ali in Ardo-Lola Local Council. The hunters, who said they have…
Senior government officials in multiple U.S.-allied countries were targeted earlier this year with hacking software that used Facebook Inc's (FB.O) WhatsApp to take over users' phones, according to people familiar with the messaging company's investigation. Sources familiar with WhatsApp’s internal investigation into the breach said a “significant” portion of the known victims are high-profile government and military officials spread across at least 20 countries on five continents. Many of the nations are U.S. allies, they said. The hacking of a wider group of top government officials’ smartphones than previously reported suggests the WhatsApp cyber intrusion could have broad political and…
Mrs Chioma Nwosu, a judge at Benin Division of Court of Appeal, was kidnapped on Wednesday. A police officer was killed during the incident along Benin-Agbor Highway, police said. The judge was abducted on Wednesday morning while heading out for an assignment. Edo State police commissioner Mr Mohammed Danmallam, said rescue efforts had commenced for the senior judge and a manhunt launched for the attackers. The police chief said the abductors ambushed the judge and her police orderly on the highway and opened fire. The officer died on the spot. A picture allegedly of the slain officer laying lifeless on…
Nigerian community in South Africa has again been thrown into mourning following the killing by unknown gunmen of one of its members who also left two others injured. Mr Odefa Ikele, national spokesperson of Nigerian Union South Africa, has announced. Ikele said the incident that led to the death of Mr Chikamso Ufordi, who hailed from Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State and injuries sustained by the two others happened at about 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, in Nigel. Nigel is a small gold mining town in Gauteng Province, East Rand near Johannesburg. “One of the witnesses informed…
The private Islamic boarding school in Daura, northern Nigeria, was not somewhere you would want a child to stay for more than a few minutes, let alone months or years. The Koranic and Rehabilitation Centre was one of series of institutions raided over the past month where parents have been sending troublesome children and young men who may be addicted to drugs or have committed petty crimes. But the raids have revealed them to be more akin to "torture houses", officials say. The centre in Daura, President Muhammadu Buhari's hometown, was made up of two main buildings, one clean and…
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