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The Director-General, All Progressives Congress (APC) Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Salihu Moh. Lukman, has advocated death penalty for kidnappers, bandits and their beneficiaries.
Director-General of the Progressive Governors’ Forum, PGF, Salihu Moh. Lukman has weighed in on the seeming altercation between the Federal Government and the Ondo State Government regarding the ultimatum given to unregistered Fulani herdsmen to vacate the forest reserves of the state in seven days and also halt night grazing with immediate effect.
Operatives of the Kwara State Police Command yesterday paraded two Fulani herdsmen over their alleged involvement in the 2019 abduction of four Turkish nationals in Gbugbu village in Edu Local Government Area of the state.
The police force headquarters in Abuja Wednesday paraded a 20-year old man, Abubakar Amodu, for allegedly kidnaping his father alongside with his gang members and collected N2 million as ransom before he was released.
The Cross River State Commissioner of police, Sikiru Akande, has warned criminals operating in the state to either leave or be smoked out.
Crime has no ethnic face. When criminality is defined according to ethnic origin or religion, social cohesion is threatened. There are people of criminal inclinations in every group, race, place and religion. In fact, we defeat the fight against insecurity if we lend ourselves to ethnic prejudices.
It was learnt that the two suspects had earlier abducted two persons in Mangu Council Area of the state and fled before the police shot them dead in a gun battle and rescued the victims
The Ekiti High Court also sentenced seven other persons, Solomon Ayodele Obamoyegun (39), Femi Omiawe (40), Damilola Obamoyegun (20), Bose Sade Ajayi (30), George Lucky (35), Chukwuma Nnamani (22), and Sunday Ogunleye (45) to five years imprisonment each without an option of fine for kidnapping.
Cross River State Governor, Prof Ben Ayade, on Monday came hard on criminals, as he began another phase of demolition of properties belonging to suspected kidnappers within the Calabar Metropolis.
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has condemned the recent abduction and killing of security operatives by terrorists, urging President Muhammadu Buhari to go the whole distance to put an end to all forms of killings across the country.
Delta State Governor Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa on Monday decried the rising cases of kidnapping, killings and attacks on clergy men and worship centres in the country.
Reports said several houses were razed during the clash, but herders association Miyetti Allah said the reports were untrue as the herdsmen were only complimenting the efforts of security agencies to clamp down on armed kidnappers in the area.
Six days after he was kidnapped by unknown gunmen, a lecturer at the Ken Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic, Bori in Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State, James Fenwi has regained his freedom.
At a press conference in Gusau on Sunday, the Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro, said the police command also recovered 200 rustled cows following its steadfastness in crime fighting.
The Commander, Ekiti Amotekun Corps, Brig. Gen. Joe Komolafe, on Saturday, warned residents against conniving with kidnappers to desist from such or face consequences.
Twelve health workers comprising of three doctors and nine nurses have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo, the Taraba state capital.
Director General of National Directorate of Employment, NDE, Mallam Abubakar Fikpo, has said the President Muhammadu Buhari’s led Federal Government was determined to eradicate poverty and unemployment in the country.
South African Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu, passed away on Thursday due to COVID-19 related complications, President Cyril Ramaphosa said.
The two had been convicted in August by a sharia court in Nigeria’s northern, mainly Muslim state of Kano. Teenager Omar Farouq was accused of making blasphemous comments during an argument, while Yahaya Aminu Sharif was accused of having shared a blasphemous message on WhatsApp.
The City of London on Thursday approved the removal from its ceremonial Guildhall home of statues of two figures that symbolise the financial sector’s historic role in slavery.
The federal government has warned Nigerians to desist from selling or allowing others to use their National Identity Number, NIN, for registration.
The Vice Principal of Community Secondary School Kadandani in Rimi Local Government Area of Katsina State, Mr. Ibrahim Sale, has admitted before police that he had sexual relationship with his 12-year-old student.
The Secretary to the Delta State Government, Barrister Chiedu Ebie, has urged political appointees under Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s administration to promote good governance in the state, through effective representation of government policy thrusts.
The Abia State Government on Monday warned the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and Self Acquired Tricycle Owners Association (SATOA) members against unleashing mayhem in the state.
A local official from India’s ruling Hindu nationalist party on Sunday registered a police complaint against an Amazon Prime web series alleging it insults Hindu gods and goddesses, and threatened to launch a protest at the company’s office in Mumbai.