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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.