Tag: Gunmen

Gunmen abduct would-be couple in Ekiti

Gunmen struck at Ekiti East Local Government Area on Sunday and abducted a would-be couple planning to get married next week, the police said on Monday. Police spokesman in the state, ASP Sunday Abutu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that three persons had been arrested in connection with[Read More…]

Gunmen attack church in Kogi, kill 1, abduct 3

Gunmen on Sunday morning  attacked an ECWA church in Okedayo – Kabba.  The church is situated along the Expressway of Kabba – Okene road. According to a report by Vanguard, the assailants killed one of the church members and abducted three persons. The abductors were said to have attacked the[Read More…]

Gunmen abduct 18 Lagos-bound bus passengers

A Lagos-bound bus with 18 passengers was attacked by armed men on Thursday along Idoani-Ifira Road in Akoko South East, Ondo State. An undisclosed number of passengers were also abducted by the armed men. The incident, according to sources, occurred on the failed portion of the Idoani-Ifira Road. It was[Read More…]

Gunmen kill oil dealer, LG official, 7 others in Kogi community 

By Oladele Owodina At least, nine persons have reportedly lost their lives after gunmen invaded Bagana community in Omala Local Government Area of Kogi State in the late hours of Tuesday. A resident of the community who spoke to The PUNCH on condition of anonymity said the assailants attacked a[Read More…]

Unknown gunmen invade Rivers communities, murder six

Suspected cultist members have invaded Gwara and Kono-Boue communities, Khana local government area of Rivers State killing at least six persons. The unknown gunmen numbering over seven according to reports attack Gwara community on Monday shooting sporadically. According to an eyewitness identified as Lekia, the indiscriminate shooting by the gunmen[Read More…]

Harvest of Death: Over 3000 Nigerians killed by insurgents in the first half of 2021

By Steven Kefas Armed attacks and killings in Nigeria reached a disturbing height in the first half of the year 2021 according to a report from the International Foundation for Peace Building and Social Justice. Data contained in the report revealed that 3,186 people were killed between January and June[Read More…]

BREAKING: Gunmen ambush 18-seater buses in Jos, kill many

There was palpable fear in Jos, Plateau state capital on Saturday as gunmen ambushed a group of five 18-seater buses killing about 30 travellers. The attack according to report occurred around 10 am at Jos North Local Government Area of the state. Witnesses said the travellers, numbering about 80, ran[Read More…]

Gunmen attack police command in Anambra; kill four officers

Four policemen have been killed during an attack by gunmen on the Police Area Command in Nnewi, Anambra State. The attack which occurred on Monday was alleged to have been carried out by suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The spokesman for the Anambra State Police Command,[Read More…]

Ex-Kogi lawmaker, eight others abducted in Abuja

Unknown gunmen have abducted a former member of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Friday Makama, and eight others. They were reportedly abducted at the Hilltop International Premium Hotel at Tunga-Maje in Gwagwalada Area of the Federal Capital Territory on Wednesday night. NewsWireNGR gathered that Makama and some of his[Read More…]

Amnesty: Ex-militants threaten to sue FG over owed benefits

Some ex-militants in Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo state have threatened to sue the federal government over unpaid benefits. They alleged that their monthly allowances had not been paid for two years by the Presidential Committee on Amnesty Programme and threatened court action if the benefits were not paid[Read More…]