Gunmen

BREAKING: Unknown gunmen kidnap Sokoto lawmaker

SOKOTO – Unknown gunmen have kidnapped member representing Denge/Shuni State Constituency at the Sokoto State House of Assembly, Aminu Magaji Bodai. A close relation of the lawmaker said that he was kidnapped by hoodlums around 1:15am between Dange and Bodai town on Thursday.   “I can confirm to you that my brother was kidnapped by yet to be identified persons.“His whereabouts is unknown yet and his abductors are yet to contact his family members.” When contacted, the State Police Command confirmed the abduction. The Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Mohammed Sadiq Abubakar, who confirmed that the legislator was kidnapped said, “detail is still sketchy”. [Read]

Gunmen attack convoy of Nasarawa deputy gov, kill Three Policemen

LAFIA – Some gunmen attacked the convoy of Emmanuel Akabe, deputy governor of Nasarawa state on Tuesday, killing three policemen and a civilian. The incident happened around Gako hill in Nasarawa, Eggon local government. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the deputy governor was said to be heading to Abuja for the inauguration of ministers scheduled to take place on Wednesday. The escort commander was said to have reinforced his team when he learnt that there were gunmen on the road. Upon hearing gunshots from an oncoming Hilux van, the gunmen were said to have taken cover and ambushed the police officers and the driver killing all four. The rifles of [Read]

BREAKING: Unknown Gunmen Kill Head Hunter, Son in Kogi

KOGI – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the chairman of Bunu Hunters in Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area of Kogi State, Caleb Oshe and his son have been killed.  Oshe and his son, Sunday, were reportedly killed by gunmen in the early hours of Tuesday. The state government has condemned the killing, saying those behind it will be apprehended and made to face the law. In a statement through the Director General of Media and Publicity to the Governor, Kingsley Fanwo, Governor Yahaya Bello described the killings as unacceptable. He called for restraint, saying that “security agencies have been deployed to ensure the arrest [Read]

Gunmen Kidnap College Of Education Provost In Benue

BENUE – The Benue Police Command said on Monday that gunmen have kidnapped the Provost, College of Education, Katsina Ala, Mr Tsavwua Gborigyo. The State Police Public Relations Office, DSP Catherine Anene, told NAN in Makurdi that the provost was abducted during the weekend. Anene disclosed that the provost was kidnapped at Ihugh in Vandiekya on his way back from a burial. She said no contact had been established yet with the kidnappers and appealed to the public to assist with any information that would lead to the rescue of the provost. [Read]

BREAKING: Gunmen Kill Senator Elisha Abbo’s Uncle, Abduct Stepmother

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG  as at PRESS TIME has it that Unknown gunmen have killed an uncle to the embattled Senator representing Adamawa North, Elisha Abbo and abducted the nursing stepmother. Abbo is currently facing court case and under investigation by Senate committee over the slapping a woman in an Abuja sex toy shop. It was reported that the Senator had his country home invaded Saturday morning by gunmen who have now put him in the news once again. An eyewitness account has it that the gunmen struck the family house of the senator in Muchalla ward of Mubi North Local Government Area of the state at 1am [Read]

BREAKING: Unknown Gunmen Attack Police Station, Kill DPO, Three Other Officers

Suspected gunmen on Monday morning stormed a police station in Agudama community in Yenagoa Local Government of Bayelsa State, killing four police personnel including the Divisional Police Officer (DPO). NEWS FLAKES NG further gathered that the gunmen were reported to have carted away rifles, ammunition and police uniforms from the station. A source disclosed that no civilian was killed in the attack, which was carried out about 2:15 a.m., as there were no detainees in the station as of the time of the attack. “At dawn, we heard one policeman escape, while another, who was shot on the leg survived the attack”, the source said. The source stated that all [Read]

JUST IN: [Insecurity] Gunmen Abduct Former Minister’s Son [READ MORE]

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Some unknown gunmen on Tuesday evening abducted Dayo Adewole, who is the son of the immediate past Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole. The military, the police, security agents and local hunters were already on the trail of the kidnappers as at press time. The ex-minister has however been forced to cut short his trip abroad. The abductors were yet to contact the family on their motive and the condition  of their victim. According to a source, Dayo Adewole was waylaid at gunpoint on his farm in Iroko, near Fiditi in Afijio Local Government Area of  [Read]

Gunmen Storm Daura, Kidnap President Buhari’s in-law [READ MORE]

KATSINA – Gunmen have stormed Daura, kidnapping the father-in-law to President Buhari’s ADC. The victim Musa Umar who is said to be the Magajin Garin Daura was abducted in his Daura residence, Katsina North shortly after observing Maghrib prayer. A credible source in Daura told Channels Television that “the attackers shot sporadically to disperse the crowd and picked the traditional ruler in a Peugeot 406”. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the traditional ruler who is the father of Fatima Musa, wife of Colonel Mohammed Abubakar, the Aide de Camp, ADC, to President Muhammadu Buhari, he was a retired customs comptroller. The Katsina state command of the Nigerian police force when [Read]

Unknown Gunmen kidnap Channels TV reporter, demand N50m ransom [READ MORE]

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Friday Okeregbe, a Channels TV reporter who covers the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, has been kidnapped. Okeregbe was kidnapped along Games Village in Abuja while on his way from his mechanic’s workshop. Those who saw him at work on Friday said he was wearing the same clothes as in the photo insert below. Sources close to Okeregbe’s family that the kidnappers have demanded a ransom of N50m, saying they’re aware he works for Channels TV. The Police, Channels Television and the family are all yet to issue a statement or discuss the incident with the media. Okeregbe’s wife first [Read]

INEC collation officer shot in Benue [READ MORE]

The local government collation officer for Gboko Local Government Area, Comfort Dooshima, has been shot by unknown gunmen in Makurdi, the Benue State capital. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Ms Doshima, a professor and lecturer at the University of Agriculture was on her way to the INEC headquarters, Makurdi, to present results from the local government. Premium Times gathered that she has been rushed to the Benue State University Teaching Hospital. Benue is one of five states where supplementary governorship elections were held on Saturday. The others are Sokoto, Plateau, Bauchi and Kano. In all the five states, the contest is between the APC and the PDP. Details later….. [Read]

66 people Killed by gunmen in Kaduna, Gov El-rufai Confirms [READ MORE]

  Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el -Rufai, on Friday confirmed the death of 66 people in Kajuru Local Government Area of the state. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that among the victims were 22 children and 12 women, while four wounded persons were rescued alive, the government stated in a public statement. The time of the massacres and the incident leading to them were, however , not explained in the release. The governor, in the statement, regretted the development and vowed that those responsible for the massacres will be brought to justice. The Kaduna State Governor had, through his verified Twitter handle @elrufai, tweeted: The Tweet leads to a Facebook statement [Read]

Gunmen Attack Nollywood Actor Femi Adebayo in Lagos – READ MORE

  Actor, Femi Adebayo, has revealed his encounter with gunmen on Thursday in Lagos. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that On his Instagram page, the son of veteran actor, Adebayo Salami, revealed that his vehicle was accosted by gunmen at 7UP bus stop, along Lagos Ibadan Expressway. He said that two men bearing arms came down from their vehicle and tried to force his car open and when they were unable to,  bashed his vehicle with the butt of their guns. In the post, which showed no photos of the allegedly damaged vehicle, Adebayo said he was grateful no one was hurt. See the caption of his post: “I thank God for [Read]

Gunmen abduct journalist, one other in Nasarawa – READ MORE

  LAFIA — Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Police in Nasarawa State has confirmed the abduction of staff of the state Broadcast Service, NBS, Keffi office, and his friend by unknown gunmen. The Command’s spokesman, SP Kennedy Idirisu, told journalists in Lafia that the staff of the broadcast station were abducted at about 10p.m., weekend, while returning from work. Idirisu said a friend of the victims reported at Keffi Police Station that the victims, whom he saw the previous night, after closing from work did not return to their houses. According to Idirisu, the Police began investigation and found the Honda CRV [Read]