Crime

The family of Aondoove Gwaza, a director at the Federal Housing Authority Mortgage Bank in the Federal Capital Territory, who was abducted from his home, during an attack about 200 metres close to a military base in Pwanbara in the Bwari Area Council of Abuja, have been devastated, as the bandits are yet to contact his relatives as of Thursday night. The bandits, who struck at about 12:30 am on Thursday, shot indiscriminately, causing panic in the area, before escaping through the bushes with the abductee. Residents who confirmed the development to our correspondent on Thursday revealed that soldiers were…
Thursday, 01 February 2024 04:51

Two teenage sisters abducted from Abuja home

Gunmen numbering six, last Sunday, broke into a home at Guita community, Chikakore, Kubwa, Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. During the attack, they took two sisters, said to be 16 and 14 years old. The gunmen, it was gathered, escaped through the bush track, which links the community to another village. Confirming the incident to our reporter, a resident who doesn’t want his name in print due to fear of victimization, said the attackers initially took three siblings; two girls and one boy, but they went away with two girls and sent back the boy from…
Kidnappers of five pupils of Apostolic Faith Group of Schools, Emure Ekiti, and four staff members have demanded N100m ransom for the release of the nine victims who were taken away on Monday. Principal of the secondary section of the school, Boje Olanireti, confirmed the ransom demand, in an interview with our correspondent on Tuesday. The abduction epidemic has continued to defy efforts of the security agencies as cases of kidnappings were being recorded in various parts of the country daily. On Monday, gunmen killed two Ekiti monarchs-the Onimojo of Imojo, Olatunde Olusola, and the Elesun of Esun Ekiti, Babatunde…
Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers on Monday killed two Ekiti State monarchs on the Ipao-Oke Ako Road. The gunmen killed the Onimojo of Imojo in the Oye Local Government Area, Oba Olatunde Olusola, and the Elesun of Esun Ekiti in the Ikole Local Government Area, Oba Babatunde Ogunsakin, while the Alara of Ara Ekiti, Oba Adebayo Fatoba in the Ikole Local Government Area, escaped. Sources said the traditional rulers were returning from a function in Kogi State when their vehicles ran into the suspected kidnappers, who had laid an ambush on the road. According to sources, while the bandits chased…
Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen on Saturday unleashed terror in some communities in Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State, killing eight people. Residents of the affected communities, such as Ogwumogbo, Ikpele, and Ejima, were reported to have fled their villages. Agatu communities have consistently witnessed armed herders attacks in the past two weeks, with troops and civilians killed. In the first attack, which happened on January 18, 2024, five people, including three troops, were ambushed and killed. Force Commander of Operation Whirl Stroke, OPWS, Sunday Igbinowanhia, a major general, who later confirmed the killing of three troops to journalists…
Three mobile policemen attached to PMF 51, Oghara, have been reportedly abducted by suspected herdsmen in the Ohoror community of the East-West Road in the Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State. Sunday Special gathered that the kidnappers also carted away the service AK47 rifles with ammunition of the policemen who were marched into the bush. It was learnt that the kidnapped cops were part of a team of six mobile policemen drafted to the Ughelli-Patani Road nipping point. It was also learnt that the news of the abduction created tension in the community. A police source said the…
Gunmen have abducted the deputy vice-chancellor of a Nigerian university. The victim, Godwin Emezue, of Abia State University, Uturu, was abducted from a petrol station at Umuekwule, Amachara, a community in Umuahia South Local Government Area of Abia State, south-east Nigeria. Emelue, a professor, was said to have driven into the station alongside his wife to buy fuel for their vehicle on Friday night when the gunmen attacked them. Sources said that the hoodlums, numbering about three, dragged the professor into their waiting Lexus SUV, collected his wife’s ATM card and zoomed off. When contacted on Saturday morning, the spokesperson…
Gunmen, on Saturday, kidnapped Akeem Akintola, Oyo State Chairman, Tipper, Lorry and Quarry Park Management System (PMS). Akintola, popularly known as KUSO, was kidnapped at his residence in the Ajiboye area, Omi Apata, Ibadan. A source, who did not want his name published, said that the gunmen stormed Akintola’s residence in the early hours of Saturday and abducted him to an unknown destination. Efforts by our correspondent to confirm the incident from the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Oyo State, Adewale Osifeso, proved abortive. Several calls put through to his number were not answered. NAN
Suspected kidnappers have abducted Philip Aivoji, chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos, and some members of the party. Hakeem Amode, spokesperson of the party in the state, who confirmed the incident, said Aivoji and his party members were abducted on Friday on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway while returning from a meeting. Amode said the PDP chairman was in Ibadan to attend a meeting convened by Seyi Makinde and Ademola Adeleke, governors of Oyo and Osun states, respectively. Amode said security agencies and government authorities at all levels should intervene promptly and secure the release of the party’s chairman.…
At least 30 people have been killed and several others injured in Nigeria's central Plateau state in a series of attacks around Mangu town, despite a curfew imposed by the state government, a community spokesperson said. Farmer-herder attacks and communal conflicts are rife in central Nigeria, an ethnically and religiously diverse hinterland known as the 'Middle Belt' where a circle of violence has claimed hundreds of lives in recent years. The latest violence on Tuesday and Wednesday came after a Christmas Day attack in the area which left at least 140 people dead. A dusk-to-dawn curfew was imposed on Jan.…
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