Gunmen kidnap Niger Gov. Chief Of Staff’s Sister-In-Law, One Other

Gunmen kidnap Niger Gov. Chief Of Staff’s Sister-In-Law, One Other

Unknown gunmen have kidnapped the sister-in-law of the Chief of Staff to the Niger state Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe and one other woman in Kagara town in Niger state.

The other woman is said to be the wife of a Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Special Marshall in Kagara.

According to a source, the kidnappers have demanded ransom from both families but the sum cannot be ascertained.

A Source who spoke to The Nation said the gunmen stormed Kagara town on Saturday morning shooting sporadically before abducting the two women.


No one was said to have been injured in the attack.

It has been confirmed that the woman is the wife of the elder brother of the Niger state Governor’s Chief of Staff and the other woman is the wife of the Special Marshall of Kagara.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Abubakar Muhammed said he would call the Reporter back regarding the case but he did not confirm or refute the kidnap incident.

3 Herdsmen Arrested Over Murder Of Ogun Farmer

3 Herdsmen Arrested Over Murder Of Ogun Farmer

Three herdsmen are currently cooling their heels in the custody of the Police in Ogun State, over their alleged involvement in the murder of a 40-year-old farmer, Rafiu Sowemimo, in Alabata, Odeda Local Government Area of the state.

Trouble started for the deceased, when the herdsmen, who were grazing their cattle, entered his farm in Adao village and destroyed his crops.

He was said to have challenged them on why they brought their cows to his farm.

This led to an argument, which degenerated into a scuffle during which he was allegedly stabbed and died before help could come.

Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the incident, said: “On receiving the information, Commissioner of Police, Bashir Makama, directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Operations, and that of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, SCIID, to move to the scene and ensure that the culprits were brought to book.

“In compliance with the Commissioner’s directive, the officers led other policemen to the scene and with information from the natives, they were able to arrest the three herders, who perpetrated the crime.

“The arrested suspects are Muhammed Adamu, Saliu Ismail and Saliu Adamu. “Meanwhile, Makama visited the village to condole with the family of the deceased and ordered that the suspects be transferred to the Homicide Section of the SCIID for proper investigation and prosecution.”

Source: Vanguard

NDLEA Nabs Two Suspected Drug Dealers With 40kg Of Hard Drugs In Kebbi

NDLEA Nabs Two Suspected Drug Dealers With 40kg Of Hard Drugs In Kebbi

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Kebbi office said it arrested two suspected drug dealers and recovered 40 kilogrammes of hard drugs hidden in 40 pieces of laptop bags in the state.

The state Commander of NDLEA, Mr Suleiman Jadi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Birnin Kebbi on Saturday, that the suspects were intercepted in Yauri Local Government Area of the state on their way to Sokoto State.

“Our men on patrol have succeeded in intercepting two suspected drug dealers with 40 laptops compressed with hard drugs weighing about 40 kilogrammes.

 “They were intercepted in Yauri Local Government Area of the state on their way from Lagos to Sokoto State,’’ he said.

Jadi said the suspects had confessed to their crime.

 “They confessed that this is their second time of moving such quantity to Sokoto state this year.’’

According to him, the suspects will soon be charged to court on conclusion of the investigation.

The commander also called on members of the public to always supply the command with useful information on activities of drug dealers in their communities.

NAN reports that the agency had between January and June arrested 59 suspected drug dealers and seized 236.7 kilogrammes of illicit drugs and psychotropic substance in the state.

Herdsmen Stab 49-Year-Old Farmer To Death In Ogun

Herdsmen Stab 49-Year-Old Farmer To Death In Ogun

Resident of Adao community in Alabata area of Odeda Local Government Area in Ogun State were thrown into confusion, yesterday, when two suspected herdsmen reportedly stabbed a 49-year-old farmer, Rafiu Showemimo, to death.

It was gathered that the suspected herdsmen accosted the farmer and stabbed him in the neck on his way back home from the farm at 12noon.

It was gathered that a 76- year-old man had, two weeks ago, escaped death after suspected herdsmen cut him in the head with a machete.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, could not be reached as at press time.

However, the Olu of Alabata, Chief Sanusi Waheed, who oversees the affected Adao community, among others, stressed the need for government’s intervention to abort the plans of the youths to foment trouble, adding that the herders had crossed their boundaries.

Waheed said: “The herdsmen have crossed their boundaries and we can’t condone them anymore. There is need for urgent intervention of government in the herdsmen problems in this community and country.

“We would do all within our powers in communicating our plight to the government.” When Vanguard visited the community, the youths were sighted standing at strategic points in their numbers.

They were armed with locally made guns, cutlasses, charms and other weapons.

Source: Vanguard

Another UNIBEN Final Year Student Commits Suicide

Another UNIBEN Final Year Student Commits Suicide

A yet-to-be identified final year student student of the University of Benin, UNIBEN, has reportedly committed suicide by jumping down from the 2nd floor of a hostel building.

The incident occurred Sunday evening at the Faculty of Arts.

The deceased male student was said to be a student of the Department of Actuarial Science, Faculty of Management Sciences.

As at the time of filing this report, it was not clear if the deceased left a suicide note.

It was, however, gathered that the victim who was supposed to have graduated before now, had a spill over.

Efforts to get confirmation from the Public Relations Officer of the University, Mr. Michael Osasuyi, failed, as calls made to his mobile phone failed to connect.

It would be recalled that a 21-year-old student of the University, Christabel Buoro, also committed suicide over alleged failed love affair.

The lifeless body of the 300-level student of Medical Laboratory Science was discovered four weeks ago at her hostel located on Plot 4 Uwaifo Lane, off Newton Street, Ekosodin, a sprawling students’ community behind the University’s main campus.

Unconfirmed reports had it that Christabel mixed sniper, a popular insecticide, with a bottle of soft drink, which she allegedly drank.

Source: Leadership