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SGF: 257 lives lost to herdsmen-farmers clashes this year

Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, has disclosed that 257 people were killed in clashes between farmers and herdsmen in at least seven states this year.

Calls for ‘proof of life’ after Chibok girls death claims

Nigeria is facing calls to establish how many of the missing Chibok schoolgirls are still alive, after claims that nearly 100 of them may have lost their lives in captivity.

NBA pledges support for efforts against corruption, insecurity

The Nigerian Bar Association, Barnawa branch, Kaduna, has called on its members to collaborate with government to proffer solutions to the key vices militating against the peaceful coexistence in the Country.

Police parade 15 crime suspects, recover arms

The Benue State Police Command at the weekend paraded 15 crime suspects who were arrested in connection with allegations of armed robbery, kidnapping and drug peddling.

Senator Saraki calls for rescue of Dapchi, Chibok girls

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has called for concerted efforts by governments, security agencies, religious and community leaders, to rescue the remaining 112 Chibok Girls and the Dapchi school girl, Leah Sharibu, from Boko Haram’s captivity.

Suspect: I went into kidnapping to take care of my family

A 25-year-old professional driver, Ihenacho Chizoba, now in police net, has confessed that he went into illicit business of kidnapping out of frustration occasioned by the economic recession in the country.

Farmer kidnaps 19-year-old, demands N4 million ransom

A Magistrate Court in Minna on Friday ordered the remand in prison custody of a farmer, Jibrin Adamu, for allegedly kidnapping a 19-year-old girl and demanding N4m ransom.

Four years after the Chibok kidnapping Boko Haram still a threat

As Nigeria prepares to mark the four year anniversary of the Chibok kidnapping, a recent copycat attack serves as a reminder that Boko Haram is anything but defeated.

Police arrest two for threatening to abduct oil workers, blow up facilities

The Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) has arrested two suspected members of the amalgamated Niger Delta Avengers who allegedly threatened to kidnap oil workers and blow up oil facilities.

Herdsman: I’ve made over N100m from kidnapping

The Edo State Police Command, yesterday, paraded a notorious kidnapper, Muritala Umaru, who confessed to have made over N100 million from kidnapping.

Police arrest 28 suspected kidnappers, robbers, cultists in Edo

The Police Command in Edo on Tuesday in Benin announced the arrest of 28 suspected kidnappers, armed robbers and cultists terrorising the state.

Police: We’ve degraded militant, Badoo groups in Lagos

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Imohimi Edgal, on Monday said the activities of the dreaded Badoo Cult Group hitherto prevalent in the Ikorodu axis of the State as well as militancy especially along the riverine communities have been degraded.

Police recover 420 illegal firearms in Anambra, Borno

No fewer than 357 firearms have been recovered from Anambra and Borno states by the police that have been mopping up registered arms across the country.

Oyo government sets up taskforce on kidnapping, farmers-herders clashes

The Oyo State Government has set up a task force to look into the rising cases of kidnapping and clashes between herdsmen and farmers at Oke-Ogun area and other parts of the state.

Security agencies in Sokoto, Kaduna, Katsina, Zamfara collaborate to tackle crime

Security agencies in Sokoto, Katsina, Kaduna and Zamfara states say they are collaborating to tackle criminality in their areas of operation.

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela passes on at 81

Nomzamo Winifred Madikizela-Mandela‚ a stalwart in the fight against apartheid‚ has died at the age of 81.

Senator Mark tasks federal government on review of security architecture, restructuring

Former Senate President, David Mark, has called on the Federal Government to bow to pressure and heed advice on the need to review the country’s security architecture, as well as, the general issue of restructuring.

Easter: We must love, sacrifice like Christ – Senator Oduah

As Christians around the World celebrate Easter, Senator Stella Oduah, has called on all Nigerians to emulate the virtues of love and sacrifice which Jesus Christ exhibited by dying on the cross.

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