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Armed men kidnap nursing mother, 23 other travellers in Kaduna

The notorious armed bandits operating in the Birnin-Gwari axis of Kaduna State have kidnapped 23 travellers, including a nursing mother, on Friday morning.

Suspected herdsmen kidnap Delta monarch

Unknown gunmen, suspected to be Fulani herdsmen, have kidnapped the Obi of Ogodor, HRM Sunday Olisewokwu.

Police begin manhunt for kidnappers of three university students

The Akwa Ibom Police Command has begun a manhunt for the abductors of three female students of Obong University, Obong Ntak, Etim Ekpo Local Government Area of State.

Eight bodies found in restive Cameroon: opposition

The bodies of eight young men were discovered in Cameroon's restive Northwest anglophone region, an opposition MP and eyewitnesses told AFP on Friday.

Man docked for impersonation, abduction

The Police on Tuesday arraigned a 22-year-old man, Bright Solomon, in a Kubwa Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, for alleged impersonation and abduction.

Man jailed for attempting to win back wife

A 25-year-old man, Nura Abdullahi, has been jailed by a Katsina Senior Magistrate’s Court for attempting to win back his former wife.

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.

Kidnappers release Ibadan chief’s twins after N10m ransom

The abducted twins of the Otun Olubadan of Ibadan land, Dr. Lekan Balogun, have been released by suspected kidnappers who seized them and their mother in front of family house in Akobo area of Ibadan last week.

Ahmad Salkida: Only 15 of 113 Chibok girls alive

Salkida said the surviving 15 have been married off, indoctrinated and may no longer be interested in returning home. He advises government in negotiating for the release of the 15 girls to demand ‘proof of life’.

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.

Tanzania opposition cries foul, church speaks out

The woes of Tanzania’s opposition continued last week, with six Chadema leaders, among them chairman Freeman Mbowe, sitting in jail over the East holiday after they were charged with sedition, incitement to violence and unlawful assembly.

‘Kidnapped’ Tripoli mayor under arrest – prosecution

The mayor of Libya's capital Tripoli has been arrested and is under interrogation, the prosecution said on Thursday, hours after the city council reported he had been kidnapped.

NAPTIP: We have rescued 13,000 and rehabilitated 8,000 trafficked persons

Dame Julie Okah-Donli, Director-General, National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), said no fewer than 13,000 trafficked persons have been rescued by the agency.

President Buhari’s visit to Taraba, others an after-thought – Governor Fayose

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Taraba and planned visit to Benue, Zamfara, Yobe and Rivers states, as an after-thought.

Governor Shettima urges northern residents against further abduction by insurgency

Borno Governor Kashim Shettima on Sunday called on residents of the entire northern region to be extra vigilant and remain on guard against the moves of boko haram especially as it concerns rampant abductions.

Ministry, stakeholders harp on protecting children against violence

The Federal Ministry Of Women Affairs and Social Development in partnership with stakeholders have organised a sensitisation and awareness seminar for secondary school students aimed at protecting children against violence.

Convicted Chibok girls’ abductor bags fresh 15 years jail term

The physically challenged 35-year-old Haruna Yahaya, earlier sentenced on Monday to 15 years imprisonment for participating in Boko Haram members’ abduction of over 200 schoolgirls in Chibok, Borno State, in April 2014, has bagged fresh 15 years jail term.

Shehu Sani: Nigerians Must Set Aside Politics To End Killings

Senator Shehu Sani on Tuesday in Abuja said there was the need to set aside politics in the efforts to address the security challenges confronting the country.

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