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Police nab man for luring, kidnapping of school boy



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Police said on Tuesday that they have arrested a suspect for allegedly luring a nine-year-old boy out of school and kidnapping him for ransom.

Force Public Relations Officer, Mr. Frank Mba made this known while addressing newsmen in Abuja.

Mba said the suspect allegedly lured the boy out of his school premises under the pretext that he was told by the parents to take him to a computer centre for training.

Also read: Police arrest 2 suspected kidnappers in Ogun

He said the suspect took the boy out of the school and held him, hostage, in a non-violent manner and without the use of force.

Mba said the boy was held hostage until the parents were able to pay the N1.5 million ransom demanded by the suspect.

He said the boy had been successfully rescued and reunited with his family and the suspect, arrested in possession of the N1.5 million ransom paid to him.

The police spokesman said the suspect was arrested by operatives of the Police Intelligence Response Team following complaints by the boy’s parents.

Mba said that in another development, five suspects, a male and four female were arrested for allegedly aiding and abetting armed robbery, kidnapping and banditry in Kaduna State.

He said the suspects were core collaborators and facilitators of kidnapping, armed robbery and banditry in some forests in the state.

He said the suspects were all from Zaria in Kaduna State and had been working with very notorious bandits in the various forests.

“They help to carry out surveillance of potential targets, pass information to the bandits, visit them in the bush and help them to make purchases including the supply of food items and medicals.

“One of the suspects has a brother and a boyfriend in the camp.

“She had gone as far as introducing so many other girls to the gang members for their sexual pleasures,’’ he said.

Mba added that the suspects were among the 26 suspects, 21 male and five female arrested by the police over offences of kidnapping, robbery, unlawful possession of prohibited firearms, impersonation, and fraud.

He said 16 assorted firearms, including one AK49 riffle, three AK47 riffles, seven Ak47 magazines and 157 rounds of live ammunition were recovered from the suspects.

Mba said assorted gadgets, mostly smart phones of both Samsung and iPhone brands were also recovered from the suspects.


In the same vein, the Police Command in Borno has deployed 5,500 security personnel in the state to ensure hitch-free Christmas and New Year celebrations.

The newsmen report that the personnel includes: men of the Police Mobile Force (PMF), the Counter-Terrorism Unit (CTU), the Anti-Bomb Squad (EOD), the Sniffer Dog Section, and the “Crack Team’’ personnel.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Abdu Umar, who disclosed this to newsmen in Maiduguri on Tuesday, assured the people of the command’s readiness to perform its statutory responsibility of protecting the lives and properties of all citizens.

Umar said that the command would collaborate with other sister security agencies and all critical stakeholders to ensure that the celebrations would be peaceful and hitch-free.

He said that motorists and tricycle `Keke Napep’ operators had been warned to adhere to all traffic rules and regulations and to eschew all forms of recklessness including drug abuse and drunkenness while behind the wheels.

He explained that the curfew was still in force, adding that the command would sanction any vehicle moving during curfew hours within the state capital.

The Commissioner urged parents and guardians to remind their children/ wards on the law banning the sales, the use of knock-outs and fireworks stressing that the law was still in force.

He added that the command would not take lightly any act capable of creating panic or threatening the relative peace and security currently being experienced in the state, noting that any offender arrested would be made to face the law.

While wishing all and sundry a happy Christmas Celebration and a Prosperous New Year, the Commissioner of Police urged the general public to be law-abiding and security conscious.

He also urged them to continue to support the police in the fight against crimes and criminals in the state.

He also urged them to report promptly any strange or suspicious persons’ movements or objects to the nearest police station or other security services.


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Praying Man Drowns At Lagos Beach, Divers Seek Body



The Police said on Wednesday that divers were battling to recover the body of a 30-year-old man who allegedly drowned at Elegushi Beach, Lagos, where he had gone for prayers.

The Lagos Police Command spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, told newsmen) in Lagos.

He said a report to the police indicated that the man, identified as Samuel, had gone to pray at the beach with his friends.

Hundeyin said that the case was reported to the Ilasan Police Division at about 7.20 a.m. on Tuesday by a man whose name was not mentioned.

Hundeyin said that the man’s report revealed that on Tuesday, at midnight, he and three of his friends left Igbesan in Ogun to Elegushi Beach, Lekki for prayers.

The image maker said that the report stated that during the prayer session, at about 4.00 a.m., one of the friends, named Samuel, 30, allegedly drowned.

“Detectives of the division and effort promptly visited the scene is in progress by divers to recover the corpse.

“The family members of the deceased have been contacted and the investigation is ongoing,” he said. 

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Police Begin 24-hour Bike Patrol On Third Mainland Bridge 



Police Begin 24-hour Bike Patrol On Third Mainland Bridge 
…As Troops neutralise 7 insurgents, recover weapons, motorcycles in Kaduna

The Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Police Command in Lagos State have begun a 24-hour bike patrol on the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos.

RRS made this known in a post it shared on its official X handle @rrsLagos767 on Monday.

It stated that the Commander of RRS, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, had directed the squad’s motorcycle riders to begin a 24-hour patrol on the Third Mainland Bridge.

“RRS Commander, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi has directed the squad’s Bike Riders to commence a 24-hour patrol of the Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos as a way of protecting the infrastructure on the bridge.

“Also to prevent the incidence of harassment of road users by miscreants.

“This is in line with the directives of the State Commissioner of Police, CP Adegoke Fayoade to the squad for the protection of lives, property and public infrastructure on the newly renovated bridge,” it stated.

RRS said that Egbeyemi appealed to motorists and road users to cooperate with the riders so that they could serve them better.

In another development, showing observable security improvement, the 1 Division Nigerian Army, said its troops have neutralised seven insurgents and recovered weapons and motorcycles in Kaduna.

This is contained in a statement issued by Lt-Col. On Monday in Kaduna, Musa Yahaya, the Acting Deputy Director of Army Public Relations 1 Division Nigerian Army.

Yahaya said, “Troops of 1 Division Nigerian Army deployed at a blocking position at Udawa carried out a fighting patrol along Udawa – Kurebe road on May 19.

According to him, during the aggressive patrol, troops made contact with insurgents and terrorist elements. They engaged them with a heavy volume of fire leading to the annihilation of five terrorists and violent extremists.

 He disclosed that items recovered during the encounter included,  one pump action gun, six cartridges, one empty AK 47 rifle magazine, one MP3 radio, one phone battery, two Baofeng radios,  two Baofeng radio chargers, four memory cards, two sim cards and four charms.

Some of the weapons recovered by troops of 1 Division Nigerian Army from the terrorists in Kaduna.

He said, “Relatedly, the division deployed at Sabo Birni in Igabi Local Government of Kaduna State intercepted suspected movement of terrorist elements at Baka general area on 19 May 2024.

 Yahaya said the troops swiftly mobilised to the area and engaged the terrorists.

“In the firefight that ensued, the terrorists who could not withstand the superior firepower of the troops cowardly fled to nearby hills in disarray with several degrees of gunshot wounds.

 “The troops exploited the general area and recovered one AK 47 rifle and two motorcycles while blood stains were seen all over the scene of the incident.

He also disclosed that troops of the Division while lying in wait at Kwaga village in Birnin Gwari local government of Kaduna state, made contact with terrorist elements and neutralised two of the criminals.

 “Items recovered included two AK 47 rifles, two magazines and two motorcycles, “Yahaya said.

The spokesperson said Maj-Gen. Mayirenso  Saraso, the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 1 Division NA and  Commander of Operation, Whirl Punch, commended the troops for their aggressive posture.

He charged them to sustain the tempo and make life unbearable for terrorists, insurgents, violent extremists and their cohorts.

He equally appealed to all law-abiding citizens to report to the NA or nearest security agencies, persons seen with gunshot wounds seeking medical attention.

 Yahaya also appealed to the good people of Kaduna and Niger States to avail the Army and other security agencies with timely and actionable intelligence for prompt action. 

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ONSLAUGHT: Troops Eliminate 227 Terrorists, Apprehend 529 In 1 Week



ONSLAUGHT: Troops Eliminate 227 Terrorists, Apprehend 529 In 1 Week

 The Defence Headquarters says troops have within the last week, eliminated no fewer than 227 terrorists, apprehended 529 and rescued 253 kidnapped victims, following ground and air operations across the country.

The Director, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. Edward Buba disclosed this while briefing newsmen on Thursday in Abuja on the operations of the Armed Forces.

Buba said the troops recovered 231 assorted weapons and 6,441 assorted ammunition, comprising 89 AK47 rifles, 40 locally fabricated guns, 59 Dane guns, 250kg bombs used by NATO and Eastern Bloc aircraft and one MRAP.

Others according to him are; 4,198 rounds of 7.62mm special ammo, 841 rounds of 7.62mm NATO, 88 rounds of 5.56mm, 16 rounds of 7.62 x 39mm, 99 rounds of 7.62x51mm, 956 rounds of 7.62x54mm, 242 live cartridges, one PKM magazine, 24 magazines among others

In the North East, Buba said the troops of Operation Hadin Kai neutralised 83 terrorists, arrested 59 suspects and rescued 58 kidnapped hostages as well as recovered a large cache of arms.

He said that 219 terrorists comprising 29 adult males, 65 adult females and 125 children surrendered to troops within the theatre of operations between May 8 and 14.

In the North Central, Buba said the troops of Operations Safe Haven and Whirle Stroke, neutralised 27 insurgents, arrested 154 violent extremists and rescued 42 kidnapped hostages.

In the North West, he said the troops of Operation Hadarin Daji, also neutralised 58 terrorists, arrested 125 terrorists and rescued 105 kidnapped hostages.

Buba said the air component had on May 8, bombarded a new terrorist enclave in Faskari area of Katsina State following an intelligence trail and confirmatory ISR on the migration of notorious terrorist elements to the deserted settlement.

According to him, battle damage assessment revealed that several terrorists were neutralised and their structures as well as logistics destroyed

He added that troops of Operation Whirl Punch apprehended 68 illegal miners from an illegal mining site in Gwagwalada Area Council of FCT Abuja during the week.

He said that the troops also neutralised 25 terrorists, arrested 97 suspects and rescued 32 kidnapped hostages.

He also said that in the South-South, troops of Operation Delta Safe recovered 1,442,700 litres of stolen crude oil and 154,650 litres of illegally refined AGO.

According to him, troops discovered and destroyed 18 dugout pits, 34 boats, five drums, four receivers, four reservoirs and 97 storage tanks.

”Other items recovered include 198 cooking ovens, nine vehicles, three pumping machines, two speedboats, one baofeng radio, one outboard engine and 57 illegal refining sites.

”Troops also neutralised three extremists and apprehended 16 suspected oil thieves and other violent extremists’’.

In the South East, Buba said the troops of Operation UDO KA neutralised 21 terrorists, arrested 45 violent extremists and rescued 12 kidnapped hostages as well as recovered a cache of arms. 

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