Gunmen Kidnap, Behead Anambra Ex-Lawmaker After Collecting N15M Ransom

The headless body of the kidnapped Anambra State physically-challenged politician identified as Mr Nelson Achukwu has been found by his relatives. Tribune Online gathered that the decapitated body of the late Achukwu was found between the boundary of Utuh and Ukpor in Nnewi South local government of the state. His decapitated body has been quickly buried by the family members on Tuesday because the corpse had started decomposing. Achukwu, a former member of the Anambra State House of Assembly and a businessman was reportedly kidnapped from his home in Ukpor…

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We Will Not Pay Them Ransom – El-Rufai

In the wake of the Abuja, Kaduna train attack, Governor Nasir el-Rufai has insisted the state’s position on not paying ransom to bandits still stands. The Kaduna governor warned that the state will not pay ransom for kidnapped victims from the attack, even if the terrorists seek that from the government. He made the assertions while briefing state house correspondents on Friday, after updating the President on security developments in his state. El-Rufai, who was sober about recent happenings in Kaduna said Buhari had reassured him that drastic measures were…

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Gunmen Kidnap Three Church Members In Ogun, Demand N6m Ransom

Gunmen invaded a Cherubim and Seraphim Church at Obada-Oko, in Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State in the early hours of Sunday, while worshippers were holding a vigil. They kidnapped three worshippers and escaped with them into the bush. The victims, identified as Ifeoluwa Alani-Bello, Adebare Oduntan, and Mary Oliyide. Sources close to the families of the victims told journalists that the abductors have reached out and demanded a ransom of N6 million for them to regain their freedom. This incident was confirmed by the police spokesperson in the…

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Keep your Ransom ready before embarking on NYSC – DG

The National Youth Service Corps has advised members to be ready to pay abduction-for-ransom syndicates currently on rampage across Nigeria. A security advisory introduced in March 2021 asked college graduates serving as corps members to inform their family members and friends before embarking on a road trip. This would enable them to prepare sufficient ransom that may be required if abducted and save them from untimely and brutal death in the hands of the violent criminals. “When travelling in high risk road such as Abuja-Kaduna, Abuja-Lokoja-Okene or Aba-Port-Harcourt road, then…

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