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Kaduna Abuja Highway Shutdown By Locals Protesting Rampant Kidnappings1

Kaduna-Abuja Highway Shutdown by Locals Protesting Rampant Kidnappings

In a bold move to draw attention to their plight, residents of Gonin-Gora, located in the volatile Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State, took to the Kaduna-Abuja Expressway on Thursday, blockading the vital route to protest the recent surge in kidnappings within their community. The demonstration was sparked by a series of abductions that […]

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Eu Advocates For Community Centric Solutions To Combat Niger Delta Criminality

EU Advocates for Community-Centric Solutions to Combat Niger Delta Criminality

The European Union, through its Deputy Head of Mission to Nigeria, Zissimos Vergos, has emphasized the need to address the root causes of criminal activities in the Niger Delta region. Vergos endorsed the adoption of inclusive community approaches to mitigate the violence and criminality prevalent in this oil-rich area. A report by the Partnership Initiative

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Zamfara Assembly Removes Speaker Amid Insecurity Concerns

Zamfara Assembly Removes Speaker Amid Insecurity Concerns

The Zamfara State House of Assembly has taken decisive action by impeaching its Speaker, Bilyaminu Moriki, citing the escalating security challenges within the state as the primary reason. In an emergency session held on Thursday night, a motion introduced by Nasiru Abdullahi, a representative from Maru Constituency, received overwhelming support from 18 of the 24

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Abaribe Points To Security Complicity In Banditry And Kidnapping1

Abaribe Points to Security Complicity in Banditry and Kidnapping

Enyinnaya Abaribe, the former Senate Minority Leader, has voiced concerns over the apparent inability of security forces to effectively combat kidnapping and banditry, suggesting a possible collusion with criminals. Representing Abia South Senatorial District since 2007, Abaribe expressed his views on the program Inside Sources with Laolu Akande on Channels Television. He criticized the continued

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Zamfaras Police Chief Promises End To Insurgency Within Three Months

Zamfara’s Police Chief Promises End to Insurgency Within Three Months

Kolo Yusuf, the Commissioner of Police in Zamfara State, has boldly committed to eradicating insurgency in the region within the next three months. This declaration came during a meeting with representatives from the state’s organized labour unions, religious leaders, civil society organizations, and the media. Yusuf’s announcement was part of his plea to suspend the

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Governor Mutfwang Vows Safe Return For Plateau Displaced

Governor Mutfwang Vows Safe Return for Plateau Displaced

In a significant announcement, Plateau State Governor Caleb Mutfwang has pledged to ensure the safety and return of residents displaced by gunmen attacks to their ancestral homes. This commitment was made during a ceremony in Jos, where relief materials donated by the Victim Support Fund were distributed. Mutfwang expressed his administration’s determination to transition the

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Bandits Ambush Kill Soldiers And Vigilantes In Nasarawa1

Bandits Ambush, Kill Soldiers and Vigilantes in Nasarawa

The Katapka community in Toto Local Government Area, Nasarawa State, is enveloped in fear after bandits reportedly killed three Nigerian Army personnel and two vigilantes. The attack occurred on Tuesday, following a violent incursion on February 1, 2024, by unidentified gunmen in Katapka and Okudu communities, resulting in three fatalities and extensive property damage. In

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Abia State University Deputy Vice-Chancellor Freed After Kidnapping Ordeal

Prof. Godwin Emezue, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Administration of Abia State University, has been released from captivity after an 11-day ordeal with kidnappers. The abduction, which occurred at a filling station in Umuahia, the state’s capital, had the Abia State Police Command actively involved in the case. His release on Tuesday night came after a

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Ekiti School Abduction Kidnappers Seek N15M Ransom Fried Rice Drinks

Ekiti School Abduction: Kidnappers Seek N15m Ransom, Fried Rice, Drinks

In a distressing incident at the Apostolic Faith Group of Schools in Emure Ekiti, parents of five abducted pupils underwent a harrowing ordeal to secure their children’s release from kidnappers. The abductors demanded a N15 million ransom, alongside specific requests for fried rice, energy drinks, and cigarettes, marking a peculiar and demanding set of conditions

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Ransom Crowdfunding Continues Amid Kidnapping Surge Ekiti Families Pay N15M1

Ransom Crowdfunding Continues Amid Kidnapping Surge, Ekiti Families Pay N15m

Despite the Federal Government’s warnings against crowdfunding for ransom payments, families and communities across Nigeria are increasingly resorting to gathering funds through relatives, friends, and social media to secure the release of kidnapped victims. This trend persists as the fear of harm or death to the abductees overshadows legal admonitions. In a recent incident in

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