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Gunmen abduct Suleja LG chair

Enyioha Opara, Minna Barely 48 hours after a clash between supporters of two aspirants of the All Progressives Congress in Suleja, the Chairman of the Suleja Local Government in Niger State, Abdullahi  Maje, has been allegedly kidnapped by unidentified gunmen. Maje was said to have been abducted on his way home from the local government […]

Herdsmen killed 50 security operatives in Benue in eight months –Ortom

John Charles Makurdi Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom on Friday revealed that herdsmen killed closed to 50 security operatives in the state between January and August 2018, In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, the governor further stated that attacks on Benue communities by militia herdsmen had only subsided due to the […]

Immigration arrests Libyan salon operator for human trafficking

Olaide Oyelude, Katsina The Nigeria Immigration Service, Katsina State Command has arrested a Libyan-based salon operator, Mrs Asia Rita, for alleged human trafficking. The 44-year-old mother of three was paraded by the immigration service on Monday alongside seven suspected victims of human trafficking. The suspect and her victims were reportedly intercepted by NIS operatives at […]

Shiites protest in Kaduna, call for release of El-Zakzaky

Godwin Isenyo, Kaduna Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, otherwise known as ‘Shiites’, on Friday in Kaduna called on the Federal Government to free their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeena, from detention. Members of the sect, who marched on major streets of the city carrying placards bearing the portrait of El-Zakzaky […]

‘How Sokoto Shi’ite leader died from police gunshot injuries’

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The leader of the Shi’ite sect in Sokoto State, Malam Kasim Rinintawaye, who died in Kano on Monday, has been buried in Sokoto. The deceased was said to have travelled to Abuja from Sokoto to participate in a protest for the release of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Ibrahim […]

Car robbers escape lynching in Abuja

Olaleye Aluko Two suspected car robbers have been mobbed along the Solomon Law Way in the Utako area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Our correspondent learnt that the suspects, whose names had yet to be ascertained, were beaten with iron rods and stones, after they were caught trying to steal a car. The incident […]

10-year-old nabbed for vandalising Bauchi lawmaker’s house

Olaleye Aluko, Abuja  The police in Bauchi State have arrested a 10-year-old boy, Salisu Musa, and four others for allegedly vandalising the residence of the lawmaker representing Gololo/Gamawa Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Mohammed Gololo. Apart from Musa, the other suspects are Abdullahi Suleh, 28; Ayuba Tongu, 16; Mahmud Ahmed, 25, and 18-year-old […]

Police nab robbers, rescue victims in Niger

Enyioha Opara, Minna  The Niger State Police Command said on Thursday that it had arrested three armed robbers terrorising Lapai and Gurara. It was gathered that the command’s Special Anti-kidnapping Squad arrested the suspects, Abdullahi Sani, Mohammed Rufai and Jibril Elias in Lapai and Gurara communities, following a tip-off. The state Commissioner of Police, Zubaru […]

DSS arrests kidnapping syndicate in Sokoto

Adeniyi Olugbemi, Sokoto  Men of the Department of State Security Service, Sokoto State Command, have arrested a seven-man kidnapping gang operating in the Goronyo Local Government Area of the state. Parading the suspects at the command’s headquarters, the DSS state Director, Alhaji Tijani Kafa, said the suspects were arrested between April 15 and 19, 2017. […]

Six passengers die as FRSC nabs 111 offenders

Umar Muhammed and Olaleye Aluko The Federal Road Safety Corps, Nasarawa State Command, has said about six persons lost their lives, while 111 persons were arrested for allegedly committing various traffic offences during patrols in the state. The sector commandant of the FRSC, Mrs. Faustina Alegbe, said this on Tuesday in an interview with the […]

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