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Yobe Woman Killed Three Stepchildren With Poison

Yobe Woman Killed Three Stepchildren With Poison

A 22-year-old housewife, Khadija Yakubu, has allegedly killed her three stepchildren with poison in Potiskum town, Yobe State.  The incident occurred at Makara-Huta area of Potiskum in the early hours of Friday when the three deceased drank a poisoned tea [...]

September 18, 2021 Crime
Civilians and soldiers killed in Mogadishu suicide attack

Civilians and soldiers killed in Mogadishu suicide attack

At least nine people have died in a suspected suicide bombing in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, police and witnesses said. The attack on Tuesday has killed and wounded civilians and members of the security forces. “There are still investigations going on [...]

September 15, 2021 Crime
Over 120 killed in Ethiopia’s Amhara region

Over 120 killed in Ethiopia’s Amhara region

Doctors and local officials have said more than 120 civilians were massacred in Ethiopia’s Amhara region earlier this month, but forces from neighbouring Tigray rejected allegations they were responsible. The killings in Chenna village, near the town of Dabat, took [...]

September 11, 2021 Crime
Enugu Man Beats Pregnant Wife To Death For Not Provide Dinner

Enugu Man Beats Pregnant Wife To Death For Not Provide Dinner

A resident of Uburu-Ekwe Street in Ugwuagor, Abakpa Nike, Enugu State, Eke Nweofia, has been arrested by the police for beating his eight-month-old pregnant wife to death during an altercation over dinner on Wednesday. The suspect said to be a [...]

September 10, 2021 Crime
Several civilians burned, hacked to death in DR Congo

Several civilians burned, hacked to death in DR Congo

Nineteen civilians in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo have been burned and hacked to death by Ugandan rebels, a local official said. Fourteen bodies were found on Saturday, a day after the incident, Kakule Kalunga told the AFP [...]

August 31, 2021 Crime
Niger governor confirms death of kidnapped Islamiyya pupil

Niger governor confirms death of kidnapped Islamiyya pupil

Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello, on Friday, said one of the kidnapped pupils from Salihu Tanko Islamic School Tegina on May 30 died in the captivity of their abductors. The governor disclosed this on Friday when he received 90 of the [...]

August 28, 2021 Crime
20-year-old Who Defrauded American Of $500 On Facebook

20-year-old Who Defrauded American Of $500 On Facebook

A High Court sitting in Ilorin, Kwara State has sentenced 20-year-old Udoh Sunday Okon to one-year imprisonment for defrauding an American, Kimberly, to the tune of $500 on Facebook. The Ilorin Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), [...]

August 26, 2021 Crime
NDA: How gunmen attacked, killed, abducted officers

NDA: How gunmen attacked, killed, abducted officers

The Nigerian Army has confirmed the killing of two of its officers and abduction of a senior officer at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), in Afaka, Kaduna State. A statement by the Academy’s spokesperson, Bashir Jajira, a major, said unknown gunmen carried [...]

August 25, 2021 Crime, Security
Bandits attack another Zamfara community

Bandits attack another Zamfara community

Bandits have kidnapped at least 60 people in a fresh attack on a community in Zamfara State, an official has said. The Zamfara State Commissioner of Information, Ibrahim Dosara, told TVC News Friday evening that the bandits stormed Rini community on [...]

August 21, 2021 Crime
At least two killed in Mogadishu suicide attack

At least two killed in Mogadishu suicide attack

At least two people have been killed and five others wounded after a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device inside a cafe in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, police and witnesses said. The bombing on Thursday targeted a tea shop near a [...]

August 20, 2021 Crime
Armed Robbers Attack Bullion Van In Ondo

Armed Robbers Attack Bullion Van In Ondo

Some gunmen suspected to be armed robbers have attacked a bullion van in Ondo State. The bullion van belonging to a commercial bank was attacked at Emure-Ile junction, in the Owo Local Government Area of Ondo state. The details of [...]

August 19, 2021 Crime
Dozens killed in Niger village attack

Dozens killed in Niger village attack

More than 30 people were killed in a rebel attack in the West African country of Niger, the Ministry of Interior has said. Armed assailants on motorcycles attacked the village of Darey Dey in the Tillaberi region close to the [...]

August 18, 2021 Crime, Security
Full list of students, staff kidnapped from Zamfara college

Full list of students, staff kidnapped from Zamfara college

Hope For Nigeria Online has obtained the names of 19 people kidnapped by bandits in Zamfara State College of Agriculture and Animal Sciences, Bakura, in a Sunday night attack. This newspaper reported how the bandits went into the school and killed four [...]

August 18, 2021 Crime
NGF condemns Plateau killings, calls for calm

NGF condemns Plateau killings, calls for calm

The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) has condemned the killing of 23 travellers in Rukuba road, Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State. The forum in a statement said the killing had all the colourations of several others like it where locals [...]

August 17, 2021 Crime
46-year-old Suspect: How We Emptied Bank Accounts

46-year-old Suspect: How We Emptied Bank Accounts

A 46-year-old suspect, Zakarriyah Yahaya, also known as ”His Excellency”, on Monday revealed how and his gang emptied the bank accounts of many Nigerians using lost or stolen SIM cards Yahaya, among 39 suspects, was paraded for various crimes at [...]

August 17, 2021 Crime
Police arrest college staff for allegedly raping student

Police arrest college staff for allegedly raping student

The police in Ogun State on Tuesday said they had arrested a suspect, Olawale Jamiu, an administrative staff, College of Health Technology, for allegedly raping a student. Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Command’s public relation officer (PPRO), confirmed this in a statement made [...]

August 11, 2021 Crime
19-year-old bags life imprisonment for attempted robbery

19-year-old bags life imprisonment for attempted robbery

An Ekiti State High Court in Ado Ekiti, on Monday, sentenced one Ademola Oluwaseun, 19, to life imprisonment for attempted armed robbery In his judgment, the judge, Lekan Ogunmoye, said although the convict was charged for the offence of armed robbery, evidence [...]

August 10, 2021 Crime, Security
Armed group attacks villages across northern Burkina Faso

Armed group attacks villages across northern Burkina Faso

An armed group has killed at least 30 people in a series of attacks in villages across northern Burkina Faso. The unidentified assailants struck villages near the town of Markoye around midday on Wednesday and then attacked security forces responding [...]

August 6, 2021 Crime
Robbers attack banks in Osun, kill two

Robbers attack banks in Osun, kill two

Two persons were feared dead as suspected armed robbers on Thursday attacked two generation banks in Iree, Boripe Local Government Area of Osun. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) learnt that the robbers arrived at the two banks, in the [...]

August 6, 2021 Crime, Security
Several killed in Djibouti as communal violence erupts

Several killed in Djibouti as communal violence erupts

At least three people died after a rare outbreak of intercommunal violence in Djibouti during which the police intervened, the public prosecutor said. Fighting broke out on Sunday in several parts of the capital Djibouti, between the ethnic Afar group, [...]

August 3, 2021 Crime, Security
Gunmen kidnap night club operator in Bayelsa

Gunmen kidnap night club operator in Bayelsa

Armed men have abducted the proprietor of a popular night club in Yenagoa, Bayelsa capital, Tari Ajanami. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) learnt that Mr Ajanami, who also works as a cash officer with a commercial bank, was at his [...]

July 30, 2021 Crime
Three Policemen Injured As Robbers Attack Bullion Van

Three Policemen Injured As Robbers Attack Bullion Van

Some men, suspected to be armed robbers, on Thursday afternoon attacked a bullion van conveying cash to Akure, the Ondo state capital. The attack happened in Ondo town, headquarters of Ondo West Local Government Area. The robbers however failed in [...]

July 30, 2021 Crime
Two more Bethel school students escape from kidnappers

Two more Bethel school students escape from kidnappers

The police say two more students of Bethel Baptist Secondary School in Kujama, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State have escaped from their kidnappers. The police spokesperson in Kaduna, Muhammad Jalige, stated the development in a press statement on Thursday. The [...]

July 23, 2021 Crime, Security
Imo Police Arrest Six Bandits, Rescue Victim

Imo Police Arrest Six Bandits, Rescue Victim

Michael Abattam, the State’s Police Public Relations Officer, in a press release, said the suspected kidnappers were arrested in Tebegbe water side in Delta State. According to the release, the tactical team of the command acted on a tip off and [...]

July 22, 2021 Crime
Man Commits Suicide In Delta After Raping A Minor

Man Commits Suicide In Delta After Raping A Minor

A man identified as Henry Jegbe, also known as Pastor, has reportedly committed suicide after having a canal knowledge of a minor in Agbor, in the Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State. Jegbe allegedly killed himself after he [...]

July 21, 2021 Crime
Gunmen Kidnap Medical Doctor in Kogi Hospital

Gunmen Kidnap Medical Doctor in Kogi Hospital

A medical doctor, Dr. Solomon Ndiamaka, working with General Hospital Ugwolawo, Ofu Local Government Area of Kogi State has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen. It was gathered that the medical practitioner was forcefully taken away by the kidnappers around 8:30 [...]

July 20, 2021 Crime
Bandits kill mobile police officers in Zamfara

Bandits kill mobile police officers in Zamfara

The Zamfara State government has confirmed the killing on Sunday of many mobile police officers on special duty by bandits in Kurar Mota area of Zamfara State. A spokesperson of Governor Bello Matawalle confirmed the incident but did not provide details. He [...]

July 19, 2021 Crime
Kidnappers On The Loose In Kogi Communities

Kidnappers On The Loose In Kogi Communities

Residents of several communities in Kogi State are now living in daily fear as their areas have become safe haven of bandits and kidnappers. The crisis of kidnapping and banditry has worsened in the recent years which residents lamented have [...]

July 19, 2021 Crime
Zenith Bank Security Aide Arrested For Kidnap Bank Manager

Zenith Bank Security Aide Arrested

The police in Ekpoma, Edo State Police Command have arrested Felix Alika, a security aide at Zenith Bank Ekpoma branch for allegedly conspiring to kidnap his manager, Raphael Ibodeme. Alika had been locking horns with his manager over his promotion [...]

July 16, 2021 Crime
Bandits Killed Nearly 300 Nigerians in June

Bandits Killed Nearly 300 Nigerians in June

Groups of criminals, popularly known as bandits who have been terrorizing the northwestern part of the country, have killed no fewer than 283 Nigerians in June alone, according to a tally by the Civic Media Lab, a nonprofit organization based [...]

July 15, 2021 Crime, Security