Crime

Gunmen struck the Bmuko Community in the Dutse Baupma area of the Bwari Area Council, Abuja, on Monday night, abducting four residents in the latest incident of violence to rock the area. According to a resident named Isah, the assailants, numbering more than 30, arrived around 11:50 pm and targeted the home of a man named Patrick, whose wife and brother were among those taken. The community has been plagued by similar attacks in recent months, including the abduction of 22 individuals in January and the tragic killing of a university student. Isah recounted the harrowing experience of the latest…
An improvised explosive device (IED) allegedly planted by terrorists linked to the Islamic State's West Africa Province (ISWAP) has claimed the lives of at least eight members of the civilian joint task force (CJTF) in Gamborun Local Government Area of Borno State. Three others were reported to have sustained injuries in the attack. According to Zagazola Makama, a publication focusing on counter-insurgency efforts in the Lake Chad region, the victims were killed instantly after triggering a landmine suspected to have been planted by ISWAP militants on Saturday. The CJTF members were en route from Gamborun Ngala to Maiduguri when the…
Gunmen attacked a military base in Allawa town, Niger State, causing residents to flee for safety. The incident occurred around 1:30 am, with witnesses reporting that about 200 armed insurgents on motorcycles invaded the town. It is believed that the attack may have been a reprisal following a previous clash where the military neutralized around fifty insurgents. The gunmen overpowered the military camp and looted properties from residents before the military deserted the area. Residents from Allawa town and neighboring communities, such as Pandogari, Kukoki, and Bassa, have begun fleeing to safer areas. Just last week, suspected Boko Haram members…
German authorities announced on Wednesday the apprehension of 11 suspected members of a Nigerian mafia faction linked to a widespread dating scam. The group, known as the Black Axe gang, was found to be engaged in various criminal activities internationally, with a focus on romance scams and money laundering in Germany, according to Bavarian police. Describing the dating scam as a "modern form of marriage fraud," law enforcement officials revealed that the fraudsters utilized false identities to feign intentions of marriage and subsequently extorted money from their victims under false pretenses. The funds obtained were then funneled back to Nigeria…
Wednesday, 24 April 2024 04:32

Why we’re after Yahaya Bello - EFCC chair

During an interactive session with media executives in Abuja, Ola Olukoyede, the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), made startling revelations about Yahaya Bello, the former governor of Kogi State. Olukoyede disclosed that Bello withdrew a staggering $720,000 from the state's funds to prepay his child's school fees. According to Olukoyede, Bello orchestrated the transfer of state funds directly to a bureau de change operator, utilizing the money for advance payment of his child's education expenses. This brazen act, executed under the guise of preparing for his impending exit from office, raised serious concerns about financial mismanagement,…
Babcock University, located in Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, is mourning the loss of Yinka Olomojobi, a professor, who was tragically shot by suspected gunmen over the weekend. Olomojobi, a lecturer at the university's School of Law and Security Studies, was attacked at Ajadeh Event Centre in Iperu, Ogun State. Joshua Suleiman, the university's Director of Communication and Marketing, confirmed the incident, expressing the institution's shock and sorrow. While details of the incident are still emerging, witnesses reported that the gunmen, dressed in black attire, also abducted two individuals and injured others while fleeing the scene. The Ogun State Police Command has…
Suspected terrorists have launched devastating attacks on multiple communities in Kankara Local Council of Katsina State, resulting in at least 15 deaths and the abduction of several married women. The assaults, which occurred at Unguwan Maikawo, Gatakawa, and Unguwan Topa communities, left a trail of destruction and trauma. In Katsina alone, the terrorists killed five individuals, including children playing football, and abducted married women, some of whom were nursing mothers. The attacks in Tsafe town, Zamfara State, further heightened the sense of insecurity, with two locals killed and five injured. Residents expressed fear and called for increased security presence to…
Reports have it that a tragic ambush occurred on Friday in Niger State, where bandits attacked soldiers and civilians in the communities of Roro, Karaga, and Rumace in Shiroro Local Government Area of the State. The ambush resulted in the loss of six soldiers, with an army captain reportedly abducted. Additionally, a hunter and two farmers were killed, and several properties were destroyed. The incident occurred as the soldiers responded to a distress call, with the bandits launching their attack near Roro village. Despite attempts to reach military and police authorities for comment, there has been no official response. However,…
Tragedy struck in Plateau State on Thursday as armed assailants unleashed violence in two communities, claiming the lives of at least 15 individuals. Among the victims was a 200-level Computer Science student at Plateau State University in Bokkos. Reports from local sources indicate that the attacks targeted the communities of Tilengpat and Butura, catching residents unaware as they slept. The assailants, armed and masked, reportedly initiated the assault by firing indiscriminately around 9 p.m. Thursday night. While security agencies have yet to provide official statements regarding the incident, Samson Zhakom, a spokesperson for Operation Safe Haven, acknowledged that investigations are…
Bandits struck Anguwar Danko village in the Kakangi constituency of Birnin Gwari Local Government Area, Kaduna, on Wednesday night, leaving 23 people dead. The attack, characterized by indiscriminate gunfire and mass abduction, plunged the community into chaos. Eyewitnesses recounted how the bandits, numbering a large group, descended on the village, terrorizing residents and unleashing violence with impunity. The village, situated approximately 10 kilometers from Dogon Dawa village within the same local government area, became a scene of horror as the assailants roamed freely. Yahaya Musa Dan Salio, the area's representative in the State House of Assembly, confirmed the grim toll…
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