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Police arrest 28 kidnappers and armed robbers with exotic weapons on Abuja-Kaduna expressway (photo)

28 suspects terrorising the Abuja-Kaduna expressway have been arrested by the police Some of the men were arrested while trying to collect ransom from their victims' families All the suspects have reportedly confessed to the crimes The Nigeria Police Force on Friday, December 8, paraded 28 suspects arrested for kidnapping and armed robbery on the Kaduna-Abuja expressway. The suspects, according to a report by Punch, were apprehended by the IGP Special Tactical Squad. They were arrested when the squad raided some identified…

Facing a string of sexual misconduct allegations and mounting pressure from fellow Democrats, Sen. Al Franken announced Thursday he will leave office in the coming weeks. But Franken, a former comedian, didn't go down without taking some scathing parting shots at President Donald Trump and Republicans who have been accused of similar actions. "I, of all people, am aware that there is some irony that I am leaving while a man who has bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault sits in the Oval Office, and a man who has…

Teacher killed after flogging 14-year-old student in Anambra

Odilinye Rita, an Igbo secondary school teacher in Anambra state has been beaten to death - The teacher was killed by the mother and a relation of her student who she allegedly flogged for not carrying out her duty - The mother and student are currently being detained by the police in Ogidi police station Miss Rita Odilinye, a teacher at Starlight Secondary School, Ogidi in Idemili north local government area of Anambra state, was beaten to death by the parent and relation of a 14-year-old student, Vanguard reports.…

Weapon recovery in Ondo state unsettles presidency; Buhari takes immediate action

An emergency meeting has been called by the presidency over the discovery of weapons in Ondo state President Muhammadu Buhari called for a meeting with governors and security chiefs at the Presidential Villa on Wednesday, to address the situation - Offensive weapons were recovered from militants in the creeks of Ondo state by the Amnesty Committee President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered an emergency meeting to review the security situation in the Niger Delta, The Nation reports. The development comes on the heels of the…

Biu market attack: Shettima orders recruitment of 500 youths as vigilantes

As a precautionary measure to another suicide attack on Biu, the major town in Borno South, the state governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima ordered the recruitment of 500 youths into the state’s managed Civilian JTF to secure the town. The biggest market in Biu, was attacked on Saturday by two female suicide bombers, which left 15 persons dead and 53 injured. During his condolence visit to the town on Monday, Shettima told the gathering at the town’s Emir, Umar Aliyu’s palace, that: "We are going to recruit 500 youths within the…

Our Nigerian brothers are the ones kidnapping and selling us as slaves – Libya returnees narrate tales of woes

Nigerians who returned from Libya narrated how their were treated - They said many Nigerians were getting rich from the trade They accused the Nigerians of being worse than the Arabs Some Libya returnees have narrated sordid tales of how they were kidnapped and sold into slavery by their Nigerian counterparts, The Punch reports that 150 migrants from mostly Edo and Delta states returned from Libya on the night of Thursday, November 30. Most of the returnees narrated that they were sold by their fellow Nigerians in Libya who…

Mother of alleged husband killer, Maryam Sanda, to appear in Abuja court

ICPC said it is set to arraign Maimuna Aliyu, mother of Maryam Sanda, in court Aliyu, the former executive director of Aso Savings and Loans Ltd, is to be arraigned on fraud charges She is to be arraigned at the same court where her daughter was recently arraigned for allegedly stabbing her husband to death The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC) said it has finalized plans to arraign Maimuna Aliyu, mother of Maryam Sanda who is currently facing charges for allegedly killing her…

What the recent killing of 60 Fulanis including women and children in Taraba means – Top Muslim group fumes

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) wants those who murdered about 60 Fulanis to be arrested and brought to justice as early as possible - The group said the Fulanis were killed either because of a planned ethnic cleansing or simply for being Muslims - The Muslim organisation also accused those peddling hate speeches as partly responsible for the alleged attack on the Fulanis The Muslim Rights Concern has called on security agents in Nigeria to stand up to their task and bring the alleged perpetrators of the reported murder of…

Just in: They were caught red-handed – Nigerian Prison Service sacks 8 officers

Eight officials of the Nigeria Prisons Service have been dismissed They were dismissed for various acts of indiscipline such as trafficking in India hemp The Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS) has announced the dismissal of eight officials for various offences, Premium Times has reported. The report gave the names of the dismissed officials as Thomas Jatau, Mottallem J, Mohammed JIbril, Saleh Dan’Azare, Umar Gusau, Mohammed Ja’Oji, Saidu Gusau, and Maji Maku. A statement released by the NPS said the eight officials were dismissed…

Judge pronounces final judgement on female lawyer who stabbed husband to death

Yewande Oyediran has been sentenced to jail for killing her husband - She stabbed her husband during an argument - She was found guilty of manslaughter A female lawyer, Yewande Oyediran, who was accused of stabbing her husband to death has been sentenced to seven years in jail. The Punch reports that the accused was found guilty on Monday, November 27, of the manslaughter of her husband, Adelowo. She was said to have stabbed him multiple times during a fiery argument. CRESTNEWSNG.com had reported that the female lawyer, who…

Army sergeant, 4 others arrested for allegedly robbing Buhari’s minister

The police parade an army sergeant and four others for alleged theft Commissioner of police, Lawan Ado, says the suspects confessed to being members of an inter-state robbery gang A former minister of finance, Kalu Idika is drugged by his chef, one Peter Odion, who invited a group of thieves to rob him of money and valuables An army sergeant, Solomon Abel, has been arrested for allegedly taking part in the stealing of a sport utility vehicle belonging to minister of state for Niger Delta, Claudius Daramola. The soldier was…

Woman has affair with 7 men and they all end up dead within 2 months

Men apparently find 40-year-old Rejoice Mukorima irresistible that they just can’t wait to jump into bed with her. This has left about seven men dead in just two months. Mukorima made these confessions at a Johane Masowe weChishanu Church in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, where she sought for deliverance. “I slept with seven men and all of them died within two months of having intercourse with me. None of them ever complained about intercourse. In fact, they enjoyed it and just when we decide to have a serious relationship the man…

Police arrest Muslim cleric, 2 others in possession of human parts

Police in Oyo arrested human traffickers They confessed they wanted to use the body part for ritual A suspected killer was also paraded by the police Police operatives in Oyo state have arrested an Islamic cleric and two others (Names withheld) in possession of two fresh human heads and legs. Vanguard reports that Abiodun Odude who is the state commissioner of police presented the suspects on Wednesday, November 22. He said the suspects confessed that they raided a cemetery in Muslim cemetery in Isale General Area, Ogbomoso…

Police recover CCTV footage showing last moments of ex-PDP chairman’s son who was allegedly stabbed to death by his wife

A police source says the CCTV footage obtained from the residence of Bilyamin Bello shows the moment the deceased was rushed to the hospital Anjuguri Manzah, the spokesman for the command confirms the arrest of the private guards at the residence of Bello The CCTV footage in the residence of Bilyamin Bello, the son of a former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairman who was allegedly stabbed by his wife, Maryam Sanda, has been obtained by the Abuja police command. The command has also arrested three private security guards…