Abductors of church members demand N100m ransom
Chinese language miners taken away
Herders assault girls in Ekiti
Insecurity has continued to unfold throughout the states with rampant killings, banditry and kidnapping.
Eight folks had been killed and no fewer than 32 had been kidnapped in numerous incidents.
In Kaduna, bandits killed eight and kidnapped 25, together with 4 girls members of the Anglican Church.
A household of 5 – father, mom and their three kids – travelling from Ondo State to Abuja, had been kidnapped in Ayere, Kogi State.
The abductors have requested for N10 million ransom.
In Osun State, two Chinese language had been kidnapped by gunmen who invaded a miming web site in Ifewara, Atakunmosa West native authorities.
Three girls, all farmers had been attacked on their farm by herders
Ibrahim Olusa was returning to Abuja together with his household after spending the Easter vacation when he was kidnapped together with his household. He was travelling between Ajowa Akoko in Ondo State and Ayere in Kogi State.
A supply mentioned the abductors have contacted the household and made the N10million ransom demand.
A former native authorities chairman Mr. Ajayi Bakare, mentioned kidnapping and armed theft had been on the rise alongside that route due to the unhealthy highway particularly within the Kogi axis.
Bakare urged the federal government to rehabilitate the highway to allow free stream motion.
A police supply mentioned the kidnapping came about in Kogi State the place the Ondo Police Command has no jurisdiction.
The spokesperson of Osun State Police Command, Yemisi Opalola, in an announcement mentioned a gang of criminals attacked and kidnapped two Chinese language particularly: Messrs Zhao Jian ‘m’ 33yrs, and Wen ‘m’ 50yrs at Okepa/Itikan Village, the gold mining web site in Ifewara, during which two non-public guards had been shot.
“Commissioner of Police Olawale Olokode has drafted a powerful mixed reinforcement of Police Tactical models, JTF, and different safety outfits on search/rescue operation of the 2 kidnapped Chinese language and attainable arrest of the fleeing criminals.”
In Ekiti, arm-wielding attackers suspected to be herders yesterday unleashed terror on three girls in a farm settlement in Irele-Ekiti, in Ikole Native Council Space.
The incident got here lower than a month after two farmers had been killed by herdsmen in Isaba-Ekiti, in the identical native authorities space.
A watch-witness informed our correspodent that six gunmen invaded the farmstead round 4am, demanding cash. Additionally they tried to rape the feminine farmers.
The supply defined that the gunmen matcheted them for refusing their request.
He added the victims who sustained various levels of harm had been taken to Ikole Common Hospital, the place they’ve been receiving therapy.
Police spokesman Sunday Abutu confirmed the incident, saying investigations had began.
Eight individuals have been confirmed killed by bandits alongside Kaduna-Kachia highway and different areas in Kajuru and Kachia Native Authorities Areas of Kaduna State.
25 passengers, together with girls members of the Anglican Church had been attacked throughout assault on the highway within the early hours of yesterday. 4 of the ladies had been kidnapped.
Kaduna state Commissioner for Inner Safety and House Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan who confirmed the killings in an announcement, didn’t point out the kidnapping.
Aruwan mentioned: “5 folks had been killed within the assault. They’re: Alfred Makinde (the driving force of the bus), Abdulrahman Dela, Dauda Adamu, Umar Dauda and Abdulrasheed Musa.
“Three individuals had been injured, and are at the moment receiving therapy in hospital. They’re: Murtala Ibrahim, Ali Supervisor and Abdullahi (full title unknown) .
“Equally, armed bandits barricaded the Kaduna-Kachia highway on the Doka axis of Kajuru LGA and shot at a truck, killing the driving force.
“Any additional particulars obtained on casualties will probably be communicated to the citizenry.
“Moreover, in Kachia LGA, armed bandits invaded a herders settlement in Inlowo village, and killed one Ibrahim Alhaji Haruna, earlier than carting away 180 cows.
“At Akilbu village in Kachia LGA, armed bandits shot at a car, injuring two individuals, Mansur Ibrahim and Muhammadu Aminu. Mansur Ibrahim later died in hospital whereas Muhammadu Aminu continues to obtain therapy.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai famous the stories with disappointment, and despatched condolences to the households of the deceased, whereas praying for the repose of their souls. He additionally wished the injured a fast restoration. “
The Christian Affiliation of Nigeria (CAN) Kaduna State Chapter Chairman, Rev. John Joseph Hayab, confirmed the kidnapping of the Anglican Church girls members. He mentioned they’d demanded N100,000 million ransom.
Rev. Hayab clarified that, of the 15 members of the Church on the journey, solely 4 had been whisked away by the abductors.
He mentioned different occupants of the bus fled into the bush through the assault and a few of them sustained accidents.