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Again, poly lecturer, 2 others abducted in Ondo


Barely one week after four people were kidnapped in Ondo State, another three persons were reportedly abducted by some unknown gunmen in the state on Saturday. It was gathered that the victims, one of whom is a lecturer at the Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, were abducted in two different locations. …

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Attackers wanted to kill me – Melaye


The lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Senator Dino Melaye, has said contrary to the kidnap reports, the gunmen who attacked his vehicle on his way to Kogi State on Thursday wanted to kill him. He alleged that his attackers were policemen. Melaye, who briefed journalists in Abuja on Sunday, …

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Gunmen murder Imo APC chairman


Gunmen suspected to be assassins in the early hours of Friday murdered, Sunny Ejiagwu, the All Progressives Congress chairman in Ideato North Local Government of Imo state. Ejiagwu, popularly known as Ohaneze was one of the 27 LGAs chairmen inaugurated on Monday by the new state chairman, Daniel Nwafor, after the …

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Zamfara monarch killed by unknown gunmen


The Zamfara State Police Command has confirmed that yet to be identified gunmen killed the District Head of Kucheri in the Tsafe Local Government Area of the state, Alhaji Ibrahim Madawaki, NEWSTIMES reports. The Police Public Relations Officer, Muhammad Shehu, in a statement on Saturday, said some unidentified gunmen invaded Kucheri …

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2 soldiers killed by gunmen in Benue


Gunmen on Tuesday allegedly killed two soldiers in an ambush at a rural area in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State. NEWSTIMES gathered that the gunmen believed to be armed herdsmen laid ambushed on the soldiers who were patrolling between Branch Umenger and Bakin-Korta, villages of Mbadwem Council Ward …

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Dozens feared killed as unknown gunmen attack Plateau


Some communities in Barkin Ladi local government area of Plateau state on Saturday night came under multiple attacks by unknown gunmen leading to death of dozens, according to local sources. However, the Plateau State Police Command said on Sunday that it could only confirm 11 casualties and that the corpses …

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Army General attacked by unidentified gunmen in Benue


Gunmen on Monday attacked Major General John Malu, at his Tse Adoo village in Kastina-Ala Local Government Area (LGA) of Benue state. Maj. General John Malu is the younger brother of the late former Chief of Army Staff, General Victor Malu. NEWSTIMMES gathered that the gunmen whose identity remained unknown …

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2 killed, 219 inmates escape as gunmen invade Minna Prison


Gunmen on Sunday night attacked the Minna Medium Security Prison, killed a ward and a commercial motorcyclist in their wake. NEWSTIMES gathered that the attackers freed 219 prisoners during the operation which caused pandemonium within the prison community. The Prison Public Relations Officer, DSP Rabiu Shaibu confirmed the attack saying …

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