John Ewa Suspended kidnap kingpin behind a series of high profile kidnap incidents in Bayelsa State has been arrested by operatives of Operation Puff Adder in Abuja and the police have revealed his real identity. As against the name Lyon John that trended on social media, the suspect’s real name is...
  Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Ikeja Special Offences Court on Monday sentenced kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, also known as Evans, and his co-defendant, Victor Aduba, to 21 years imprisonment for kidnapping one Sylvanus Hafia. They were accused of conspiring and kidnapping Sylvanus Ahanonu Hafia at about 5:30 pm on June...
  Five priests, a nun and two churchgoers were kidnapped by attackers who set fire to a church in western Cameroon, the Catholic Church said Sunday, the latest violence in an area hit by bloody conflict between anglophone separatists and the state. The church of St Mary in the village of...
  Nine people have been killed, while 10 others sustained injuries, in an accident that occurred along the Yangoji-Abaji road in the federal capital territory (FCT). Bisi Kazeem, public education officer, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), confirmed the development in a statement on Sunday. According to NAN, Kazeem said the crash, which...
By Ibe Pascal Arogorn The Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB has berated the Department of State Security Services for denying the claims of kidnapping Nigerians. The Nigerian secret police had on Thursday, in a statement by it's spokesperson, Peter Afunanya denied reports that the security agency has kidnapped many innocent Nigerians. However,...
  Operatives of the Imo State Police Command said they have arrested a wanted kidnap kingpin who has been on the run for a long time. They said that a kidnapped victim was also rescued unhurt during the raid. The Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Michael Abattam, said in a statement on...
  The Commissioner of Police in Cross River state , CP Aminu Alhassan on Thursday confirmed the abduction of a 24-year-old law student , Miss Dora Effiom from her residence at 17 Joseph Mkpang street, Calabar in Calabar Municipality Local government area of the state. Vanguard gathered that the girl was...
  More facts have emerged on the refusal of the military authorities to court-martial 10 soldiers, including their commander, Capt. Tijjani Balarabe, indicted by the police for involvement in the escape of a kidnap kingpin, Bala Hamisu, popularly known as Wadume. Wadume was assisted to escape from the custody of the...
  Bandits on motorbikes, Friday night invaded Unguwar Nabukka community in Bakori area of Katsina State and abducted a lecturer of the Federal University Dutsin-Ma, and one other person. Abdulmalik Sabitu, a senior lecturer at the department of Science Education, Faculty of Education, was abducted around 9:58 p.m., two University sources...
  The abducted Nasarawa State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Yakubu Lawal, has regained freedom after five days in captivity. Lawal was kidnapped by gunmen who stormed his residence on Monday night and whisked him away to an unknown destination. The incident occurred in the Nasarawa Eggon Local Government Area of...