Tag: kidnapping

Despite evidence in handbook, NYSC disowns advice that asked travelling corps members to prepare ransom 

Despite overwhelming evidence of advising travelling corps members to make ransom provisions, the management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has made a u-turn and denied its own recommendations.  The NYSC had in page 56 of a handbook issued to corps members advised those travelling on “high-risk” roads to[Read More…]

Swiss National, driver kidnapped in Ogun State

Switzerland authorities confirmed on Monday that a Swiss national and his driver have been kidnapped in Ogun State after gunmen opened fire on his Police escort. The Swiss foreign ministry said in a statement that it was working with the Nigerian authorities, but could not provide further details on who[Read More…]

Breaking: Niger state Commissioner for information, has been kidnapped

Niger state Commissioner for information, Alhaji Muhammed Sanni Idris, has been kidnapped. NewsWireNGR learnt that he was abducted from his home town Baban Tunga in Tafa local government area of the state, in the early hours of Monday. Secretary to the Government of Niger state, Alhaji Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, confirmed the[Read More…]

A 39 year old man has been sentenced to death by firing squad in Bayelsa

A Bayelsa State High Court, Ogbia judicial division, sitting in Yenagoa, has sentenced a 39 year old man to death by firing squad. The defendant, Charles Nikson was convicted and sentenced for his involvement in the November 2020 thwarted abduction of Vivian Okoye, wife of a popular businessman and a[Read More…]

Gunmen have kidnapped the Baale of Araromi and his wife in Ibadan

The Baale of Araromi Village, Chief Tafa Apanpa and his wife, have been abducted by some unidentified gunmen. The couple was reported to have been kidnapped by gunmen, who stormed the village located in the Bakatari area of Ibadan, on Tuesday night. Bakatari in Ido Local Government Area of Ibadan[Read More…]

School teacher kidnapped as gunmen hijack a school bus in Ondo

Unidentified Gunmen have hijacked a bus belonging to a school in Oba Ile Estate of Akure north LGA of Ondo state. According to a CableNg report, the gunmen also abducted a staff member who was on duty to convey students to school. The incident reportedly occurred on Thursday around 7am[Read More…]


Gunmen abduct two Catholic priests in Katsina

Terrorists on Thursday attacked a Catholic church in Katsina, St. Vincent Ferrer Malunfashi, and abducted two priests – Katsina is also the home state of Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari. The corpse of one of the priests was however found behind the Church premises on Friday morning while one is still[Read More…]

Lawmakers move to criminalize ransom payments to kidnappers

A bill to criminalise payment of ransom in Nigeria has passed second reading in the Senate on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. Leading debate on the bill on Wednesday, Senator Francis Onyewuchi (Imo East – PDP), said it seeks to amend the Terrorism (Prevention) Act 2013 with a new section which[Read More…]

Just In: Gunmen have abducted about 21 people in Katsina

One person has been reported dead and 21 others mostly women and children abducted in Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State. An eyewitness told Channels Television that the armed bandits arrived in Batsari town at about 10:20 pm on Tuesday shooting sporadically and eventually abducted 21 persons. The eyewitness[Read More…]

Police arrest clan head, son and wife for Kidnapping in Calabar

A Governor Ben Ayade backed security outfit “Operation Akpakwu” have arrested a traditional ruler and two members of his family for suspected kidnapping. Two houses belonging to the suspect were also demolished early this week, with the security operatives accusing the suspect of using the place as a shrine to[Read More…]