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Gunmen Kill Inspector, Burn Police Station In Ebonyi

Gunmen Kill Inspector, Burn Police Station In Ebonyi

Unknown gunmen early hours of Thursday invaded Obiozara police station in Ohaozara local government area of Ebonyi state and killed one inspector on duty. The gunmen were said to have invaded the station at about 3am, burnt offices of the [...]

May 7, 2021 Crime
Security operatives rescue 13 abductees in Kaduna

Security operatives rescue 13 abductees in Kaduna

Hours after the release of the 27 forestry school students abducted by bandits in Kaduna, security operatives have rescued another 13 abductees from bandits in Gwagwada, Chikun local government area of Kaduna, an official has said. Hopefornigeriaonline reported the release of [...]

May 6, 2021 Crime
Bandits Release 27 Kaduna Forestry College Students

Bandits Release 27 Kaduna Forestry College Students

The 27 students abducted by bandits from Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna State, have been released. One of the persons who received the students said the release was facilitated by the Sheikh Ahmad Gumi dialogue committee with support [...]

May 6, 2021 Crime
Dozens killed in eastern Burkina Faso attack

Dozens killed in eastern Burkina Faso attack

At least 30 people were killed by gunmen in eastern Burkina Faso as rebels burned down villagers’ homes and shot them as they tried to escape. The attack occurred in Kodyel village in the Komandjari province on Monday near the [...]

May 5, 2021 Africa, Crime
Bandits attack Kaduna communities

Bandits attack Kaduna communities

The Kaduna State Government said suspected bandits killed two and injured six residents in separate attacks in Chikun and Kajuru Local Government Areas of the state. The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the incident in [...]

May 5, 2021 Crime
Unknown Gunmen Abduct Miyetti Allah Chairman In Kogi

Unknown Gunmen Abduct Miyetti Allah Chairman In Kogi

The Chairman of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) in Kogi State, Wakili Damina, has been abducted by unknown gunmen. The state secretary of MACBAN, Adamu Abubakar, told reporters in Lokoja on Tuesday that Mr Damina was [...]

May 5, 2021 Crime
Kidnappers kill two more captive students

Kidnappers kill two more captive students

Two more students were killed after being kidnapped with others last week by gunmen in northwest Nigeria, local authorities said Monday, bringing the death toll from the attack to six. The killings in Kaduna state by criminals known locally as [...]

April 27, 2021 Crime
Three UN peacekeepers wounded in northern Mali attack

Three UN peacekeepers wounded in northern Mali attack

Three United Nations peacekeepers have been seriously wounded in a rocket attack on a military base in northern Mali, UN and local officials said. Olivier Salgado, the spokesman for the UN peacekeeping mission in the West African country, MINUSMA, said [...]

April 26, 2021 Crime
Security officials killed in deadly attack in Rivers

Security officials killed in deadly attack in Rivers

It is yet another sad day in Nigeria as some security officers were killed on Sunday in Rivers State, Nigeria’s South-south, in yet another deadly attack on the nation’s security officers by unknown gunmen. The police spokesperson in the state, [...]

April 26, 2021 Crime
Teacher Arrested For Sleeping With Male Pupils

Teacher Arrested For Sleeping With Male Pupils

The Oyo State police command on Thursday paraded a primary school teacher, Ebenezer Olawuyi for sleeping with two of his male pupils.   The 30-year-old, Olawuyi said he lured the pupils to his house to mark examination scripts for him and [...]

April 23, 2021 Crime
Police arrest mother for inflicting blade cuts on daughter

Police arrest mother for inflicting blade cuts on daughter

Operatives of the Ekeki Division of the Bayelsa State Police Command have arrested a 35-year-old woman on the School Road in Okutukutu, a suburb of Yenagoa, for inflicting life-threatening injuries with razor blade on her teenage daughter, Ebimi Tokoye, over [...]

April 20, 2021 Crime
How Abia police division was attacked

How Abia police division was attacked

The police have confirmed the attack on a divisional station in Abia, saying the attackers “used dynamite and rocket launcher to burn down the building.” Abia police spokesperson Godfrey Ogbonna, however, said no life was lost to the incident. The attack on [...]

April 20, 2021 Crime
At least 19 people killed in west Niger attack

At least 19 people killed in west Niger attack

At least 19 civilians were killed when armed men raided a village in west Niger close to the border with Mali, officials have said, in the latest bloodshed in the troubled region. The governor of Tillaberi region said dozens of [...]

April 19, 2021 Crime
Lagos Police Arrest Two Suspected Armed Robbers

Lagos Police Arrest Two Suspected Robbers

The Police Operatives attached to Sagamu Road Division, Ikorodu, Lagos State, on 15th April, 2021, at about 1210am, arrested one Rasheed Isiaka, M, 40, of No 4, Olowonisaye Street, Ikorodu, Lagos State. The suspect, who has been alleged of perpetrating [...]

April 19, 2021 Crime
Eritrean troops open fire in Tigray’s Adwa

Eritrean troops open fire in Tigray’s Adwa

Eritrean soldiers have opened fire on civilians in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region, killing three people and wounding at least 19, according to Amnesty International. In a statement on Wednesday, the rights watchdog said the “unprovoked attack” took place in the [...]

April 15, 2021 Crime
Suspected ritualist kills food vendor, cuts off hands, head

Suspected ritualist kills food vendor, cuts off hands, head

On Sunday, the Osun State Police Command said a suspected ritualist has killed and cut off the head and hands of a female food vendor in Ile-Ife on Saturday. The Command Spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, who said this in a statement, said that [...]

April 12, 2021 Crime
In Osun, ‘Omo Oniles’ are property developers’ nightmare

In Osun, ‘Omo Oniles’ are property developers’ nightmare

For several days between last December and January, Dare Adeniyi was in hospital after ‘Omo Oniles’ attacked him in Osogbo, Osun State. Mr Adeniyi, a bricklayer, and his colleagues were constructing of a three-bedroom apartment on December 23 when the [...]

April 8, 2021 Crime
How 19-year-old raped woman to death in Kwara

How 19-year-old raped woman to death in Kwara

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has nabbed Sodiq Adams, 19, for allegedly raping a woman to death. Mr Adams allegedly raped Aishat Sanni on Friday at a farm in Esie in Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State. According [...]

April 7, 2021 Crime
Gunmen Sack Army Personnel From Checkpoint

Gunmen Sack Army Personnel From Checkpoint

Dare-devil gunmen continued their assault in the South-East region of the country by attacking a checkpoint of the Nigerian Army on Sunday, burning down the operational vehicles. According to an eyewitness, the gunmen invaded the Ukworji Checkpoint along Owerri-Onitsha Road [...]

April 6, 2021 Crime
Many Prisoners Escape As Gunmen Set Owerri Prison On Fire

Many Prisoners Escape As Gunmen Set Owerri Prison On Fire

Gunmen in the early hours of Monday set the correctional facility in Owerri, the  Imo State capital, on fire. Hopefornigeriaonline gathered that the gunmen struck the prison and freed an unconfirmed number of inmates and suspects. Heavy gunfire also rang [...]

April 5, 2021 Crime
Soludo: How Gunmen Attacked Me & Killed 3 Of My Police Orderlies

Soludo: How Gunmen Attacked Me & My Police Orderlies

Former Central Bank Governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, has narrated how he narrowly escaped death when gunmen unleashed terror on him and his security aides on Wednesday evening. Soludo also described the killing of three of his police orderlies as senseless [...]

April 3, 2021 Crime
Gunmen kill 30 people in western Ethiopia

Gunmen kill 30 people in western Ethiopia

Witnesses said on Wednesday that gunmen killed at least 30 civilians in an attack on a village in the Ethiopian region of Oromia, the latest outbreak of ethnic violence to challenge the federal government. Farmer Wossen Andaege, 50, said his [...]

April 1, 2021 Africa, Crime
Dozens of ‘defenceless’ civilians killed in Mozambique attack

Dozens of ‘defenceless’ civilians killed in Mozambique attack

Mozambique’s government has said dozens of civilians were killed in an attack this week on the northern town of Palma, including seven people whose convoy of vehicles was ambushed as they attempted to flee. Omar Saranga, a spokesman for the [...]

March 29, 2021 Crime
Nigeria to partner three African countries on crimes

Nigeria to partner three African countries on crimes

Nigeria will soon sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Cameroon, Benin, and Equatorial Guinea to check rising insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea. Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awaal Gambo, stated this while briefing journalists in Calabar, Cross [...]

March 29, 2021 Crime
Special police team arrives Benue to investigate attack on Gov Ortom

Special police team arrives Benue to investigate attack on Gov Ortom

On Sunday, a special investigation task sorce set up by the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, arrived Makurdi, Benue State capital. This is in continuation of the ongoing investigation into the reported attempted murder of Governor Samuel Ortom, the spokesperson [...]

March 29, 2021 Crime
MSF says Ethiopian troops executed 4 men

MSF says Ethiopian troops executed 4 men in Tigray

International medical charity Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres, or MSF) has said its staff witnessed Ethiopian soldiers killing “at least four” civilians in the country’s embattled Tigray region. In a statement, the organisation said three staff members had been [...]

March 25, 2021 Africa, Crime
Bandits Currently Attacking Zamfara Community

Bandits Currently Attacking Zamfara Community

Armed bandits are currently attacking Farin Ruwa village in Dankurmi District, Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State. Hopefornigeriaonline gathered that the heavily armed bandits came into the village on Tuesday evening, shooting indiscriminately. “Bandits are currently attacking our community, [...]

March 24, 2021 Crime
Gunmen on motorbikes

Gunmen on motorbikes raid Niger villages

Attackers on motorbikes have raided several villages in southwestern Niger, killing at least 137 people in the bloodiest violence to hit the country in years, the government said. The gunmen on Sunday attacked the villages of Intazayene, Bakorat and Wistane, [...]

March 23, 2021 Africa, Crime
Gunmen attack yet another police station

Gunmen attack yet another police station in Imo

Gunmen have yet again attacked another police station in Imo State, Nigeria’s South-east. The police, according to a report by the Punch newspaper, have confirmed the attack which took place on Saturday against Isiala Mbano Divisional Police Headquarters in Umuelemai. The police [...]

March 22, 2021 Crime
Gunmen attack police patrol

Gunmen attack police patrol, kill officer in Anambra

A police officer has been confirmed dead after some gunmen on Thursday attacked a police patrol team in Anambra State, Nigeria’s South-east. The police spokesperson in the state, Ikenga Tochukwu, confirmed the incident in a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES. Mr Tochukwu, [...]

March 19, 2021 Crime