Abductions

I pray Nigerians will elect a leader like Buhari in 2023: Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina, President Muhammadu Buhari’s media aide, is praying that Nigerians elect an individual like the incumbent to rule the country in 2023. Mr Adesina, in a Facebook post published Thursday night, asserted Mr Buhari was an exemplary leader.  “As 2023 approaches, I pray that Nigerians would consolidate on honest leadership by electing somebody who can move […]

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APC senator decries spike in abductions

Senator representing Kebbi central, Adamu Aliero has described the spike in cases of kidnapping across the country as a “national disgrace”. This was stated on Wednesday by Aliero while contributing to a debate on a motion sponsored by Bello Mandiya, senator representing Katsina south. Recall that Mandiya had drawn the attention of his colleagues to the […]

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Gunmen kidnap 15 in attack on Niger community

Following an attack by gunmen on a community in Niger state, no fewer than 15 persons have been abducted. This development was contained in a statement released on Sunday by police spokesperson, Wasiu Abiodun. According to Abiodun, the gunmen attacked Kulho, a village near Ibbi in Mashegu LGA and kidnapped 15 persons on January 14. […]

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Gunmen kidnap Plateau Deputy Chief of Staff’s wife, health director

Gunmen have kidnapped Dorcas Vem, the wife of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Plateau Government House, Silas Vem. It was gathered that the gunmen, in a separate operation, equally kidnapped Dr. Samuel Audu, a Director in the Plateau State Ministry of Health. According to PUNCH, sources within the Government House in Jos and the […]

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About 200 dead in attacks in northwest Nigeria, residents say

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – An estimated 200 people or more have been killed in villages in the northwestern Nigerian state of Zamfara during deadly reprisal attacks by armed bandits following military air strikes on their hideouts this week, residents said on Saturday. Residents gained access to the villages on Saturday after the military captured the communities to organize […]

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I May Be Eliminated If I Talk About My Successor In 2023 – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said he is not interested in who becomes the next president of the country in 2023 when he leaves office. Buhari said this during an interview with Channels Television on Wednesday evening, adding that he might be eliminated if he discussed about his successor. According to Buhari, the legacy and his […]

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Herdsmen kidnap seven people who returned for Christmas, New Year celebrations in Enugu

Suspected herdsmen have allegedly kidnapped in one week seven residents who returned for Christmas and New Year celebrations in Eha-Amufu, in the Isi-Uzo Local Government Area of Enugu State. Fear has gripped residents after about five persons were abducted on Monday along the Eha-Amufu-Agu-Amede-Ikem road. According to PUNCH, a community leader, Mr Divine Nwonye, who […]

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How Unplugging from the Matrix Became the New Matrix (Column)

The year “The Matrix” came out — 1999 — already had a very sci-fi sound to it. It was the year Prince had imagined as the run-up to the apocalypse, a premonition that would be echoed in the Y2K jitters. And 1999 is just such a cool number; it’s like the other side of the […]

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Kidnappers abduct wife, son of Atiku Abubakar’s security detail

Suspected kidnappers have abducted the wife and son of a security detail attached to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar in Yolde Pate, a surbub of Yola. Sources said Wednesday that the incident took place in the night when the target was believed to still be around after arriving town with the former Vice President last […]

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