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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
Southern Kaduna: Herdsmen Kill 100 People In Six Days

Southern Kaduna: Herdsmen Kill 100 People In Six Days

The Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU), has lamented that suspected armed Fulani herdsmen have killed not less than 100 Atyap natives in the last six days. They said about 24 villages were also burnt and hundreds of hectares of farmland bearing [...]

July 15, 2021 Crime
That DSS attack on citizen Sunday Igboho

That DSS attack on citizen Sunday Igboho

Whichever way one looks at it, the raid carried out by the Department of State Services (DSS) on the residence of Sunday Igboho in Ibadan is callous, blood-thirsty and not synonymous with a government that lays a claim to civil [...]

July 13, 2021 Crime
EFCC Arrests Three Bankers For Alleged N51.9m Fraud

EFCC Arrests Three Bankers For Alleged N51.9m Fraud

The Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested three bankers for an alleged case of conspiracy, stealing, forgery and obtaining money by false pretence. The suspects, Kagha Emmanuel Uchenna, Okoro Chinasom Davidson and Egbogu [...]

July 13, 2021 Crime
Buhari condemns attacks in Adamawa

Buhari condemns attacks in Adamawa

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over brutal killing of some citizens, including a vigilante leader and Village Head of Dabna, a village in Dugwaba, Hong Local Government Area of Adamawa. The president made his feelings known in a statement [...]

July 9, 2021 Crime
How bandits attacked police HQ, hospital in Kaduna

How bandits attacked police HQ, hospital in Kaduna

At least eight people were kidnapped when gunmen attacked a federal medical facility in Kaduna State, the police have said. Hope For Nigeria Online reported the attack on the residential quarters of the National Centre for Tuberculosis and Leprosy in Zaria by the gunmen. [...]

July 5, 2021 Crime
Officers Injured As Gunmen Attack Police Station In Uyo

Officers Injured As Gunmen Attack Police Station In Uyo

Some unknown gunmen on Saturday attacked a divisional police station in the Udung Uko Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, leaving three police officers injured. According to Punch, the hoodlums stormed the police station in a vehicle and opened [...]

July 5, 2021 Crime
One Killed, Many Injured As Gunmen Rob Bank In Ekiti

One Killed, Many Injured As Gunmen Rob Bank In Ekiti

A policeman has been reportedly shot dead and many people injured as a new generation bank was robbed in Otun-Ekiti, the headquarters of Moba Local Government Area of Ekiti State on Thursday evening around 5:30 pm.  Hope For Nigeria Online [...]

July 2, 2021 Crime
Sunday Igboho's Wife Abducted By Gunmen

Sunday Igboho’s Wife Abducted By Gunmen

A wife of Yoruba activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo alias Sunday Igboho has been abducted by armed gunmen who attacked his Ibadan home on Thursday. This was announced by the leader of the Umbrella Body of Yoruba Self-Determination Groups, Ilana Omo [...]

July 2, 2021 Crime, Government and politics
7-year-old, three others killed in Plateau communities

7-year-old, three others killed in Plateau communities

No fewer than four people have been killed in two separate attacks on farming communities in Plateau State. Three lives were lost in the attack in Zanwra area of Bassa local government area on Sunday and one Bitrus Manzere was [...]

June 30, 2021 Crime
EFCC Arraigns 5 Sokoto Officials For ₦554 Million Pension Fraud

EFCC Arraigns 5 Sokoto Officials For ₦554 Million Pension Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday arraigned five Sokoto State Primary Education Staff Pension Board officials before Justice Muhammad Muhammad of the State High Court. They are facing a 27-count charge bordering on alleged conspiracy, forgery, criminal [...]

June 30, 2021 Crime, Law
Insurgency has killed ‘almost 350,000 in North-east’

Insurgency has killed ‘almost 350,000 in North-east’

Insurgency-related conflicts claimed the lives of almost 350,000 lives in the North-eastern part of Nigeria up till the end 2020, a new report of the United Nations Develop Programme (UNDP) has said. The report said insurgency directly resulted to the [...]

June 29, 2021 Crime
Three MSF workers ‘brutally murdered’ in Ethiopia’s Tigray

Three MSF workers ‘brutally murdered’ in Ethiopia’s Tigray

Three employees of the international medical charity Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres, or MSF) have been “brutally murdered” in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray regional, the organisation said. The group said in a statement emergency coordinator Maria Hernandez, assistant coordinator Yohannes [...]

June 28, 2021 Crime
Man beats wife to death over N2,000

Man beats wife to death over N2,000

A 45-year-old man identified as Christopher, on Saturday night, beat his wife to death over N2,000. The incident happened at No. 1, Agbontaen Street, beside Ebvareke Secondary School, off Agboniro Street, Uselu, Benin City. The man was said to have [...]

June 28, 2021 Crime
Unknown Gunmen Kidnap Oba Benjamin Oso In Ekiti State

Unknown Gunmen Kidnap Oba Benjamin Oso In Ekiti State

The Commander of the Ekiti State Security Network (Amotekun), Brigadier Joe Komolafe, has confirmed the abduction of another traditional ruler and Eleda of Eda Ile, in Ekiti East Local government area of Ekiti State, Oba Benjamin Oso. The monarch was [...]

June 28, 2021 Crime
Bandits Invade Kaduna Barracks, Steal Cows

Bandits Invade Kaduna Barracks, Steal Cows

Gunmen suspected to be bandits have invaded the military barracks of the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji, Kaduna State, and carted away a herd of cattle in the early hours of Thursday. The incident happened around 2:00 am [...]

June 25, 2021 Crime
Northeast Nigeria conflict killed more than 300,000 children

Northeast Nigeria conflict killed more than 300,000 children

A 12-year-old conflict in northeast Nigeria has caused, directly and indirectly, the deaths of some 350,000 people, the vast majority of which are children below the age of five, the United Nations found in a new report. The death toll, [...]

June 25, 2021 Crime
NSCDC nabs man, 22, for defiling 7-year-old girl in Kwara

NSCDC nabs man for defiling 7-year-old girl in Kwara

Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Kwara Command, has arrested a 22-year-old man over alleged rape of a seven-year-old girl. The command’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Mr Babawale Afolabi, made the disclosure in a statement issued on Thursday in [...]

June 25, 2021 Crime
Southern African nations agree to deploy forces to Mozambique

Southern African nations agree to deploy forces to Mozambique

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has said it agreed to deploy troops to Mozambique to help it tackle escalating violence in the country’s north – but offered little specific operational details. Nearly 3,000 people have been killed and almost [...]

June 24, 2021 Africa, Crime, Human rights
Burkina Faso says 11 police officers killed in ambush

Burkina Faso says 11 police officers killed in ambush

Burkina Faso’s government has said an ambush on a police unit in the country’s conflict-hit north has left at least 11 officers dead, with four others missing. In a statement released on Tuesday, Security Minister Ousseini Compaore said the officers [...]

June 23, 2021 Crime
Lagos Police Arrest Man For Defiling Maid

Lagos Police Arrest Man For Defiling Maid

Officers of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a man, Kingsley Achugbu who was alleged to have raped his home help and 2-year-old biological daughter. This was made known in a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer, [...]

June 23, 2021 Crime
Dislodging traffic robbers in Lagos State

Dislodging traffic robbers in Lagos State

Rising incidents of robbery attacks on motorists and commuters plying various highways, including Eko Bridge, in Lagos have assumed a very worrisome dimension which Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the security authorities can no longer ignore or wish away. The regularity [...]

June 22, 2021 Crime
Unrepentant ​Indian Serial Rapist Hacked To Death

Unrepentant Indian Serial Rapist Hacked To Death

A sardonic retelling of how a serial rapist and killer was stabbed to death by 200 women outside an Indian court house has struck a chord with youngsters across the world. A TikTok video explaining how Akku Yadav met his “very satisfying end” in [...]

June 22, 2021 Crime