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]

BREAKING: Police Arrest Notorious Taraba Kidnap Kingpin, Wadume

JALINGO – Hamisu Wadume, a suspected kidnap lord in Taraba State, has been re-arrested, NEWS FLAKES NG has gathered from official sources. It was not immediately clear when and where Mr Wadume was taken into custody, but a source informed about the development informed our correspondent about it on Tuesday. Mr Wadume was sighted at the Force Headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday. The police are expected to release a statement on his arrest later. Mr Wadume was the ‘high profile’ kidnapping suspect arrested by the police on August 6. He was being driven to Jalingo by the police team when soldiers opened fire on them along Ibi-Wukari Road, killing three [Read]

BREAKING: Police Seals-off Lagos venue where Soyinka is to speak on insecurity

LAGOS –  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the police have sealed off the venue of a symposium where Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, and other speakers where to address the state of insecurity in the country. The programme organised by a group known as Coalition for Revolution (CORE) was billed to hold at 46, Ibijoke street, Oluyole bus-stop, Oregun, Lagos. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, Affiong Affiong, a lawyer, and Femi Aborishade, an activist, has as its theme: “Democracy, State Repression and the State of insecurity in Nigeria”. When our source visited the venue on Monday morning, police vans [Read]

Jubilation in Bama as inhabitants celebrate First Sallah in 5 years

BORNO – The Shehu of Bama Kingdom of Borno State, Kyari Ibn Umar El-Kanemi, has expressed delight after his people joined the rest of the world to mark the first Eid-el-Kabir celebration in his domains. According to the monarch, this was the first time in almost five years the community partook in the religious feast celebrated across the globe by all Muslims. “Today we are celebrating Sallah in Bama which we were not privileged to celebrate for the past five years,” an utterly elated Shehu stated on Monday. “ Indeed we have to be grateful to Allah SWT for sparing our lives and non among us here today that is [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]

Miyetti Allah bans herdsmen without family in south-east from grazing in the region

ENUGU – The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has banned herdsmen whose families are not resident in the south-east from grazing in the region. The organisation took the decision alongside the Northern Leaders and Livestock and Perishable Goods Market traders after a meeting in Enugu state on Saturday. Speaking to journalists about the development, Gidado Siddiki, MACBAN south-east chairman, said the step is part of the associations’ efforts to curb criminal activities. Siddiki explained that if a herder is found wanting of a crime, the presence of his family would prevent him from running away “and leaving us with the problem”. “Part of the things we are [Read]

BREAKING: Nigerian Army Has Captured Bobrisky – Gov Wike

A suspected gang leader, popularly known as Bobrisky of Gokana has been arrested by the Nigerian Army. Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, South South Nigeria, has announced the capture of notorious cultists, Bobrisky who was declared wanted on Thursday. Governor Nyesom Wike had earlier placed a 30 million naira ransom for his capture on Thursday. Announcing this at a security meeting at Government House in Port Harcourt, elated Governor Wike promises to pay any amount of money to get trouble makers arrested. Governor Wike who is also calling for the profiling of lecturers of the Rivers State University to ascertain their involvement gang groups, challenges community leaders to speak [Read]

INSECURITY: CAN kicks as gunmen kill Winner’s Chapel Pastor, abduct wife

Gunmen have killed a resident pastor of Living Faith Church aka Winner’s Chapel in a Romi Extension, a local area of in the suburb of Kaduna, Kaduna state, Jeremiah Omolara, while his wife was abducted. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that that chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Kaduna, lamented over the high level of insecurity in the state. The incident happened along the Kaduna-Abuja road on Sunday, while the pastor, his wife and son were traveling to Abuja when he was killed. The gunmen were said to have opened fire on their vehicle, killing the pastor on the spot before taking his wife into an unknown destination [Read]

‘Harbour Criminals And Go To Jail’ – Dapo Abiodun Warns Ogun Landlords, Property Owners

ABEOKUTA – Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has warned landlords and property owners in the state to scrutinize their tenants before admitting them or risk jail term. The governor sounds the note of warning on Monday at the governor’s in Abeokuta while addressing journalists on the recent kidnap of five people including a Redeemed Church Pastor along Lagos -Ijebu axis of the State. The governor maintained any landlords or property owners harbouring criminals will not be only arrested, but such property would be demolished. He noted that, the state government would soon launch the security trust fund, with a bill before the state House of Assembly where there will [Read]

Court grants El-Zakzaky bail to seek medical attention abroad

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Kaduna State High Court has granted the bail application filed by the embattled leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife Zeenat to seek medical attention abroad. Giving his ruling on Monday, Justice Darius Khobo ordered that the IMN leader be accompanied abroad by officials of the Kaduna State government. El-Zakzaky has been in detention of the DSS since 2015 after a clash between his men and men of the Nigerian Army. More Details Shortly!! [Read]

Obasanjo To Fulani Herdsmen: Peace Must Return To Southwest

ABEOKUTA – Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday met with leaders of Fulani cattle breeders in the Southwest as well as Kogi and Kwara States, over the wave of banditry and insecurity across the region.  Obasanjo said what people knew about the security challenges in the Southwest before were all myths and not clarity, darkness and not light, hence the need for the meeting to properly interrogate the root cause of the banditry, kidnapping and other security challenges in Yorubaland. He charged the group to evolve a system that would enable them effectively police their settlements in the Southwest so that the region could enjoy once more the peace it [Read]

BREAKING: Police Rescue Abducted Victims Alleged To Be RCCG Pastors

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the police in Ogun state has rescued four more kidnap victims suspected to be Pastors of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, earlier reported to be kidnapped. Although, the police did not categorically say they were the kidnapped victims as investigation continues to ascertain that. [READ ALSO] Police Release Names of Kidnapped RCCG Pastors, Says They May Be Freed Soon Few hours ago, a Deaconess who was also kidnapped was rescued and duly identified by the police as one of those earlier kidnapped. Deputy Supritendent of Police (DSP) Abimbola Oyeyemi who is the Police spokesperson in Ogun state confirmed [Read]

Bandits Attack Vehicle, Kill Three in Benue As Journalist, Others Escape Death

  MAKURDI – Unknown gunmen in the early hours of Monday shot at a vehicle conveying passengers from Kastina-Ala to Makurdi, the capital city of Benue State, killing three people and injuring one other. The injured person is the Benue State correspondent of Business Day Newspapers, Benjamin Agesan. A source in the locality informed our correspondent that the vehicle was ambushed at Ogboma a few kilometres from Kastina-Ala. It was gathered that the gunmen shot indiscriminately at the vehicle and in the process punctured the tyres, making it to summersault. A colleague of the journalist, Jerry Iorngaem, who narrated the incident said Agesan was returning from Katsina-Ala from Makurdi when [Read]

BREAKING: FG Set to Declare Shi’ite Islamic Movement “A Terrorist Organization’

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the Federal Government has been granted an order to proscribe the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, popularly known as Shi’ites Islamic Sect, as a terrorist organisation. In an ex-parte application filed by the Federal Government, the Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday ordered the proscription of the Shi’ites’ movement which members have been protesting in Abuja. The court granted the four prayers contained in the application moved by the Solicitor-General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Justice, Dayo Apata. The court also restrained any person or group of persons from participating in any form [Read]

Tension Rising As Iran Writes Nigeria To Release El-Zakzaky To Them For Treatment

The Prosecutor-General (Attorney-General) of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mohammed Montazeri, has asked the Federal Government of Nigeria and the judiciary to allow the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Shiekh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, to come to Iran for medical treatment. According to AhlulBayt News Agency, an Iran-based news organisation, Montazeri said this in a letter on Saturday. The Iranian official also called on the judiciary, which is the last hope of the common man, to grant bail to El-Zakzaky who is the leader of all Shi’ites in Nigeria. Montazeri also criticised the Federal Government’s handling of the crisis, adding that El-Zakzakky’s current medical condition had become a source of worry. [Read]