Gunmen Abduct Two Persons, Shoot Driver In Ekiti

Chief Imam’s Son, Two Others Kidnapped In Ogun Community
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Gunmen have abducted a senior federal worker and another person in Ode, Gbonyin Local Government Area of Ekiti State.

The gunmen were also said to have shot the driver of the Hilux van conveying the victims before whisking them away.

Confirming the development to Channels Television, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Sunday Abutu, said the driver is currently receiving treatment at a health facility within the state.

The police spokesman noted that the gunmen, numbering about 10, first attacked and robbed some people at a Sawmill where they abducted two persons, out of which one later escaped.

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According to him, the Force is already on the trail of the perpetrators and will ensure the release of the abducted persons.

This comes three months after the Ekiti Commissioner for Agriculture, Folorunso Olabode, was kidnapped and a politician traveling with him shot dead.

Gunmen Abduct Two Aides Of Ondo Politician

 

Some gunmen have abducted two men along the Ifira- Sosan Akoko Road in Akoko South/East Local Government Area of Ondo state.

Channels Television gathered that the victims who were abducted on Tuesday night, are personal aides to a politician from the state.

The Public Relations Officer of Ondo State Police Command, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro also confirmed the incident to Channels Television.

According to him, four men were initially abducted, but the kidnappers decided to release two of them.

Ikoro further stated that the police and other security agencies in the area have been combing the nearby bush to rescue the victims and apprehend the kidnappers.

He added that the police is also investigating the reason the kidnappers released two of the victims.

Gunmen Abduct Delta NLC Chairman

Chief Imam’s Son, Two Others Kidnapped In Ogun Community
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Gunmen have abducted the Delta State chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Goodluck Ofobruku.

The victim was abducted on Saturday night after the hoodlums intercepted his official Sienna car along the Ibusa road axis of the Ughelli-Asaba highway.

Ofobruku was said to have driven out of his house and was intercepted at a drinking joint by the hoodlums

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Speaking to Channels Television, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Hafiz Inuwa, confirmed the abduction of the labour leader.

He, however, noted that operatives of the State Police Command are combing the bushes to rescue the victim from his abductors.

Gunmen Kill Medical Doctor In Zamfara

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Gunmen have killed Dr Enoch Okpara, a medical doctor at the Federal Medical Centre in Gusau, the Zamfara State capital.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Zamfara, Mohammed Shehu, confirmed the killing to Channels Television on Monday.

He revealed that the body of late Okpara, who was a consultant obstetrics/gynaecologist, was discovered at his residence in Mareri area of Gusau on Saturday.

Shehu said the late medical doctor was declared missing two days before his death, stressing that the police were already on the trail of the attackers with a view to bringing them to justice.

He added that the Criminal Investigation Department of the Zamfara State Police Command has launched an investigation into the incident.

Meanwhile, members of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in Zamfara has condemned the brutal killing of their colleague, describing it as inhuman and barbaric.

The NMA Vice Chairman in the state, Dr Mannir Bature, decried that Okpara’s killing was a clear case of assassination, adding that he was brutalised by his assailants who later burned his body.

Bature said the doctor was last seen at work on Thursday last week until his body was discovered on Saturday evening when they broke into his apartment.

According to him, the burnt body of the deceased was discovered in the courtyard of his compound while bloodstains were seen on the walls of the room.

Village Head Reported Killed By Gunmen In Katsina

Chief Imam’s Son, Two Others Kidnapped In Ogun Community
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Gunmen have reportedly killed the Village Head of Mazoji in Matazu Local Government Area of Katsina State.

The late village head, identified as Dikko Usman, was said to have been killed in the late hours of Friday at his residence in Mazoji.

Although the police have yet to speak about the incident, a brother to late Usman confirmed his death to Channels Television on Saturday.

He blamed authorities for releasing bandits a short time after being arrested, saying this led to the resurgence of banditry in the state.

“It was last week that some bandits were apprehended and were given shelter in the deceased house,” said the village head’s brother who pleaded anonymity.

He added, “Vigilante members arrested the hoodlums and presented them to the police and finally, they have been freed as I am talking to you. I even doubt if they are not the ones responsible for his death.”

Since the beginning of June, villages in Katsina have come under renewed bandit attacks, especially in the frontline LGAs of the state.

The bandits have been terrorising innocent residents, raping their women, and taking away their livestock among other belongings.

As of the time of this report, the State Police Command has yet to confirm the incident or react to the allegations as the Police Public Relations Officer, Gambo Isah, did not pick the calls put across to him.

Gunmen Abduct Chinese National In Ebonyi

Chief Imam’s Son, Two Others Kidnapped In Ogun Community
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Gunmen have abducted a Chinese national from a mining site at Ishiagu in Ivo Local Government Area of the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Ebonyi, Loveth Odah, confirmed the incident to Channels Television on Thursday.

She explained that the abduction was reported to the police on Wednesday, saying an employee of the mining company revealed that the armed men numbering about 20 stormed the site and started shooting sporadically into the air.

Odah, however, noted that the police have yet to establish the motive behind the abduction, although they have begun a preliminary investigation into the kidnap.

According to her, the gunmen initially abducted two Chinese nationals but later dropped one along the bush after much pressure from the local vigilante officials and the police.

The command spokesman urged the residents to go about their lawful activities with an assurance that the police were doing everything possible to ensure the Chinese national was rescued.

Eight Policemen, One Civilian Killed By Gunmen In Kogi

Chief Imam’s Son, Two Others Kidnapped In Ogun Community

 

Gunmen have killed eight policemen and one civilian on duty at Isanlu in Yagba East local government area of Kogi state. 

The incident is said to have taken place at about 12pm today.

The gunmen were said to have attacked the Isanlu police station, killing the Divisional Police Officer in charge of the station alongside five policemen and two female police officers.

After killing the officer, the gunmen then carted away weapons in the station’s armoury.

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Then the gunmen proceeded to the local government branch of First Bank Plc where a female civilian who was at the bank to conduct business was also killed, bringing the total casualty figure to nine.

According to witnesses, the gunmen attacked the bank for more than one hour without any interference.

Confirming the incident, Spokesman to the Kogi State Police Command, DSP Williams Ayah, an investigation has been launched, stressing that the Commissioner of Police CP Edeh Ayuba directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of operations to head the investigation.

Ayah assured that the perpetrators of the heinous crime will be arrested and prosecuted.

Gunmen Kidnap Chinese National In Ebonyi

Chief Imam’s Son, Two Others Kidnapped In Ogun Community

 

Gunmen have kidnapped one Chinese expatriate working at a mining site in Ishiagu, Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State

The State Police Command confirmed the abduction to Channels Television during an interview on Thursday.

According to the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Loveth Odah, the incident was reported on Wednesday by a staff of the mining company that unknown gunmen numbering about 20 abducted the worker after shooting sporadically into the air.

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She disclosed that the police are yet to establish the motive behind the abduction, adding that preliminary investigation had commenced.

The police spokesperson explained that the gunmen initially abducted two Chinese national but later dropped one along with the bush after much pressure from the local vigilante and the police.

While urging indigenes of the state to go about their lawful activities, she said the command is doing everything possible to ensure the victim is rescued unhurt.

Police, LG Chairman Disagree Over Death Toll In Benue Attack

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Conflicting figures have emerged following an attack by gunmen at Itakpa community in Benue State.

The deaths were recorded when a group of armed men wearing military uniforms invaded Obi Local Government Area of the state.

They were said to have attempted to kill the lawmaker representing Obi State Constituency in the Benue State House of Assembly.

Although the police authorities in the state confirmed the attack, they insisted that the number of people who lost their lives was not up to 13.

In a telephone chat with Channels Television on Tuesday, the Commissioner of Police in Benue, Mohammed Mukandas, revealed that the police could only recover three bodies.

He insisted that the timely intervention of policemen in that area forced the gunmen to flee the scene, adding at about 70 personnel have been deployed to keep the peace.

The death toll given by the police commissioner was, however, contradicted by the local government chairman in Obi.

On his part, Mr Joseph Ipenyi told Channels Television that the armed men who were suspected to be herdsmen stormed Itakpa community and killed 13 people.

He added that they attacked other communities in the area, and described the act as a militia campaign to scare people out of their homes.

Gunmen Abduct Naval Officer In Ondo

Ondo is a state in Southwest Nigeria.
Ondo is a state in Southwest Nigeria.

 

Gunmen have abducted a naval officer, Lt. Commander Ajare Uchegbulah Amadi and two other persons along the Owo/Ikare Road in Ondo State.

The Public Relations Officer of Ondo State Police Command, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the incident to Channels Television on Wednesday.

According to him, the victims were travelling to Abuja last Sunday when the gunmen suspected to be kidnappers emerged from the bush and abducted them along the Ose/Oba Akoko road, in Akoko North-East Local Government Area of the state.

Ikoro, however, noted that the two other occupants of the vehicle have been rescued.

According to him, a joint rescue team of military, police and civil defencemen have been combing the bushes around the vicinity to rescue the victim.

He, therefore, appealed to residents of the area to be vigilant and inform the police if they notice any strange persons and movements in the area.

Meanwhile, the PPRO assured the law-abiding residents of the state not to entertain any fear, saying that the police remains committed to the security of their lives and property.

Gunmen Kidnap Kaduna APC Deputy Chairman, Daughter

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Gunmen have kidnapped the Deputy Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Kaduna State, Shu’aibu Idris, and his daughter.

The politician and his daughter were said to have been kidnapped by armed men on Wednesday in the Zaria area of the state.

APC Chairman in Kaduna State, Retired Air Commodore Emmanuel Jekada, confirmed the abduction to Channels Television on Thursday.

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According to him, the party’s deputy chairman and his daughter were abducted in the night from their house located at Kwanar Zango along the Zaria-Kaduna Expressway.

Jekada described the incident as unfortunate, adding that the party was making effort to secure the release of the APC chieftain and his daughter from their abductors.

However, the police authorities in Kaduna have yet to confirm the incident.

Gunmen Abduct Military Officer In Ondo

 

A military officer has been kidnapped by some gunmen along Auga-Akoko in Akoko North-East Local Government Area of Ondo State.

The officer was said to be travelling alone in his car when he was kidnapped and taken into a nearby bush.

The Public Relations Officer of Ondo State Police Command, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro confirmed the incident to Channels Television.

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He said, the man abducted is an army officer identified as Captain Gana. He was said to be on his way from Abuja to Ibadan and was accosted by the gunmen who abducted him in the Auga-Akoko area of Ondo State.

“He was taken into a nearby bush and the abductors allowed him to call a relation who informed our men in the Ikare-Akoko division.

“Unfortunately, before a team of police detectives got to the area, he had been moved away from the place, but his car was recovered by our men”.

Ikoro noted that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Undie Adie has ordered for a thorough search for the victim and secure his rescue as soon as possible.

He appealed to the law-abiding residents of the state not to entertain any fear assuring them of adequate security of their lives and property.