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Femi Falana urges President Buhari to direct all authorities to publish names of detainees

Activist lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to direct all authorities to publish names of all detainees in their custody and the locations they were being kept.

Petty jealousy, envy responsible for police, army rivalry – ex-police chief

A retired Assistant Inspector General, AIG, of Police, Ambrose Aisabor, says so long as there is no proper sharing of information among security agencies, the rivalry would remain a regular occurrence.

Kaduna Imams tackle CAN chair over comments on kidnap of Christians

The Council of Imams and Ulamas in Kaduna State have disagreed with the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on kidnapping of Christians in the state.

Muslim Council: Not only Christians are kidnapped in Kaduna

The Council of Imams and Ulama on Saturday said the claims that only Christians are being kidnapped in Kaduna State, were false.
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Police nab abductors of burrow pit owners

Abductors of some burrow pit owners in Edo State have been arrested by men of the Edo State Police Command.

Police confirm abduction of pregnant woman in Sokoto

Police in Sokoto State has confirmed the abduction of a housewife identified as Luba Bello in Dange Shuni local Government area of the state by suspected gunmen.

Police arrest 130 suspected kidnappers, 40 cultists in Nasarawa

The Commissioner of Police (CP) in Nasarawa State, Mr Bola Longe, said on Thursday that the police in the state arrested 130 suspected kidnappers and 40 cultists from January to date.

Gunmen kidnap pastor in Kaduna

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted another pastor, Reverend Elisha Noma of Nagarta Baptist Church , Angwan Makiri, near Udawa, Chikun local government area of Kaduna State.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army captain who ordered ‘police killing’ had 191 phone chats with ‘wanted kidnapper’

The Nigerian Army Captain who allegedly ordered soldiers on security check-point along the Ibi-Jalingo Expressway in Taraba State, to attack and kill police operatives attached to the Inspector General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team, IRT, has been identified.

Taraba killings: Police, Army blame game not helping against security challenges – NMA

The chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in Abuja, Ekpe Phillips, has blamed the intractable security challenges in the country on lack of coordination among security operatives.
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Benue college provost kidnapped

Benue Police Command said, yesterday, that gunmen have kidnapped the Provost, College of Education, Katsina-Ala, Mr. Tsavwua Gborigyo.
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with all the 2019 Nigerian pilgrims over the successful completion of their Hajj rites and the Eid-el-Kabeer celebration.

Policemen killing: President Buhari will take decisive action – Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari will soon take a decisive action on last week’s killing of three policemen in Wukari, Taraba State by soldiers allegedly mistaken for kidnappers, the Presidency said last night.
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Enugu governor orders immediate demolition of caves in Agwu forests

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, Monday, visited the Umuogbua Ihe tunnel along Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway by Awgu Local Government Area, which serves as a hide-out and escape route for kidnappers operating in the area.
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Korean government thanks Zamfara governor for rescuing kidnapped Korean doctor

The Korean Government has commended Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara for rescuing its national medical doctor from kidnappers.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

CSO urges Nigerian Army to apologise over Taraba police killing

Some activists have called on the leadership of the Nigerian Army to apologise to Nigerians over the killing of three policemen by soldiers in Taraba State.
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CAN: Kaduna churches pay over N300 million ransom to kidnappers

Kaduna State Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Joseph Hayab, has revealed that churches in Kaduna has paid over N300 million in ransom to kidnappers who have been terrorising Kaduna-Abuja Road axis of the metropolis.
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY MIKE SMITH Joint Military Task Force (JTF) spokesman Lt.Col. Onyema Nwachukwu speaks on illegal oil refineries and miltary operations to dislodge oil thieves in Bayelsa State of Niger Delta on April 9, 2013. Shell Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) had threatened to shut down production in April for nine days in the entire Nembe Trunk Line to remove a number of bunkering points on pipelines vandalised by oil thieves in the region. Since 2009, SPDC has experienced an upsurge in vandalisation of pipeline network by criminals causing severe environmental devastation and forcing the company to lose 60,000 barrels daily this year. AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

DHQ constitutes joint panel to probe killing of policemen in Taraba

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Friday announced a joint panel to investigate Tuesday’s killing of three police officers and a civilian by soldiers in Taraba State.
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Wife of slain Kaduna pastor regains freedom

Wife of the late pastor in charge of Living Faith, Romi new extension, Kaduna, who was abducted by kidnappers after killing her husband has been freed.

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African Games: Organisers formally welcome Team Nigeria

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Police found decomposing body of farm worker on mango tree

The Police in Ogun State have discovered the decomposing remains of a farm worker, who was allegedly murdered by his boss, over allegation of stealing.

Pastor blames devil, poor tithes for stealing N1.2 million SUV

The Pastor of Jesus Miracle Church at No. 16, Ado-Odo Road, Afan, Sango-Ota, Ogun State, Jeremiah Ehindero, has said he stole a N1.2million vehicle when his congregation’s tithes and offerings was not enough to pay off a N650,000 bank loan.