Tag: Kidnap

Gunmen kidnap students in Lafia, demands N25m ransom

Some students of the Federal University of Lafia, Nasarawa state were reportedly abducted by gunmen Saturday night. Although there are varying reports of the number of students kidnapped, the gunmen reportedly stormed Mararaba Akunza community area of the University in the Lafia Local Government Area of the State in their[Read More…]

Gunmen kidnap Air Vice Marshal Sikiru Smith in Lagos

A retired general, Air Vice Marshal Sikiru Smith has been abducted by unknown gunmen in Ajah area of Lagos State. The Punch reports that Smith, who owns an engineering firm was supervising work on a site on Monday when masked gunmen invaded the place and shot sporadically. The gunmen then[Read More…]


Kidnap: Bandits reject 9 bags of rice offered by Bethel school

Bandits who abducted students from Bethel Baptist High School, Damishi in Kaduna State, have rejected food supplied to them by the school.  On Tuesday, just a day after the abduction, the bandits contacted the school to assure the safety of the students, they then asked the school to send food supplies[Read More…]

Alleged Kidnap kingpin, Wakili charged for murder

Alleged Kidnap kingpin, Iskilu Wakili has been ordered to be remanded in a correctional facility by an Iyaganku Chief Magistrate Court, Ibadan The court issued the order in a sitting on Tuesday after the police charged Wakili alongside his sons Abu, 45; and Samaila, 27; as well as Aliyu Manu,[Read More…]

Kidnapped Cross River State doctor finally regains freedom

A Senior Registrar in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Dr Vivien Otu, has regained her freedom barely a week after being kidnapped. Chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Calabar branch, Dr Innocent Abang, confirmed her release to Channels Television on[Read More…]

Samson Siasia’s Mum Freed

By Chris Nomjov The mother of Nigeria’s Under-23 national team coach Samson Siasia has been released, after unidentified gunmen took her in captivity, 13 days ago. Madam Beauty Siasia was seized by kidnappers on November 16, from her residence in Odoni community of Sagama Local Council Area of Bayelsa state.[Read More…]

Patients To Bear The Brunt As Ekiti Doctors Down Tools Over Kidnap Of Ex-CMD

By Chris Nomjov The Ekiti State chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has declared an indefinite strike to protest the kidnap of a former Chief Medical Director of Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Dr. Patrick Adegun, and a theatre nurse with the Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido Ekiti, Mrs Margaret[Read More…]

Breaking: Orekoya Missing Boys Have Been Found

The three kidnapped Orekoya boys have been found. Boys, Aderomola Orekoya, 11 months, Adedamola Orekoya, 4 years and Demola Orekoya, 6 years, who were kidnapped by their 23 year old nanny, Mary Akinloye, on April 8th. Their mother,  Busayo Orekoya took to her Facebook wall to share the good news.[Read More…]

Mobil Confirms Kidnap Of Oil Workers In Akwa Ibom

by Chukwu Obi A subsidiary of America oil giant, ExxonMobil, Mobil Producing Nigeria (MPN), on Thursday admitted that unknown gunmen kidnapped three national oil workers of a contract firm supporting operations of MPN at the Qua Iboe oil Terminal (QIT) in Ibeno Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. Although[Read More…]

Abducted American Missionary, Rev. Phyllis Sortor Freed

By Chris Nomjov Christian missionary and American citizen, Rev. Phyllis Sortor, who was kidnapped last month by masked gunmen in Kogi State, has been freed, a U.S. official confirmed, in the late hours of Friday. Officials refused to provide details of her release, but said it involved some form of[Read More…]