‘Amotekun is a child of circumstance whose time is now’
Civil rights activist and a former senator representing Kaduna Central Zone, Shehu Sani, spoke on the upsurge of insecurity, banditry as well as kidnapping in the country and the failure of the Federal Government to tame the menace
I am watching with keen interest the controversy over the security arrangement the governors of South-West have put in place to protect their people who elected them into office.
Bandits sack 2000 in Kaduna as police parade 81
Bandits have displaced 15 villages in Igabi West Local Council of Kaduna State. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the incident, which happened around 1:00 pm.on Sunday, resulted in the displacement of 2000 persons
Several persons feared killed as kidnappers lay siege to Lokoja-Abuja road
Suspected kidnappers reportedly shot at an Abuja bound vehicle killing all occupants in Gegu, Koton-Karfi Council Area of Kogi State, while others escaped with bullet wounds.
Kidnappers abduct 3 ABU students, 4 others on Kaduna-Abuja highway
At least seven persons were abducted by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers on the Abuja-Kaduna expressway on Tuesday evening. Among the persons kidnapped were three final year students of the faculty of law, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Kaduna. Although the names of the student were not made public, the school's management in a statement released…
HURIWA demands whereabouts of paraded suspected kidnappers
A pro-democracy and non-governmental organisation, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has challenged the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to transparently account for the whereabouts of the well over 300 paraded suspected armed Fulani bandits, kidnappers and other sundry armed hoodlums arrested by them since the early part of this year.
Suspected kidnappers kill policemen, abduct doctor
The Chief Medical Director of Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital (ISTH), Dr Sylvanus Akhalufo Okogbenin was abducted Monday morning by suspected kidnappers in Benin-City, Edo State capital. The two policemen attached to the CMD were also killed in a gun duel during the kidnap at Ramat Park in Ikpoba-Okha Local Govt Council Area on his way…
Dapo Abiodun: The riot act to kidnappers, others
Only recently, the people of Ogun State received a very reassuring gift from the governor of the state, Prince Dapo Abiodun. And this gift is none other than the renewal of his vow to ensure the safety of all residents in the state no matter their status when he made a bold declaration that outlawed criminals in the state.
Mutual suspicion and worsening security situation
It is so unfortunate that insecurity is still waxing strong in our polity despite all efforts of the government to bring the menace under control. Day in day out, people are being slaughtered like chickens and there is palpable fear in the heart of the masses.