Kidnap

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]

15-year-old boy stages own kidnap, demands N.5m ramson

JOS – A 15-year-old boy has allegedly staged his own kidnap and demanded for the sum of N500,000 as ransom, NEWS FLAKES NG authoritatively gather.  The minor, who was paraded in Jos on Thursday, told newsmen that he initiated the plan with his friends in order to enable him buy clothes and celebrate his graduation. “I was the one who initiated the plan and not my friends. I wanted my father to give me money for clothes and to also celebrate my graduation,” he said. Briefing newsmen on the arrest of the minor, the Commissioner of Police, Plateau command, Isaac Akinmoyede, said that five persons were arrested in a case [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]

Gunmen Kidnap Govt Secondary School Students, Teachers in Zamfara [READ MORE]

Gunmen have reportedly attacked a school in Zamfara State, kidnapping some teachers and students. BBC Hausa is reporting that the bandits struck at the Government Girls Secondary School, Moriki, in Zurü Local Government Area, on Wednesday night, and opened fire immediately. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that they were said to have killed one man and abducted two teachers and four nursing students. [READ ALSO] JUST IN: Reps Invite ‘This Man’ Buhari To Explain Widespread Killings By Bandits, Kidnappers [READ MORE] A resident was quoted as saying that the gunmen were unable to get to where the students were sleeping. The incident, according to the report, happened while residents were watching the [Read]

Daughter fakes own kidnap, collects ransom from father

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested Dorcas Adilewa for allegedly faking her kidnap to defraud her father, Taiwo Adilewa . The police also arrested Dorcas ’ friend , Ifeoluwa Ogunbanjo, for her alleged involvement in the fraud. Nineteen – year -old Dorcas was said to have conspired with Ogunbanjo to execute the scheme and allegedly demanded N 600 ,000 ransom. The police said Taiwo had received a call from someone who told him that his daughter had been kidnapped and allegedly demanded the N600 ,000 for her release . Taiwo reportedly informed the police about the kidnap of his daughter . The [Read]