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Two Kidnappers Who Abducted Woman at Gunpoint, Forced Her to Withdraw Money From ATM Beaten Mercilessly (Photo

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Two kidnappers have been beaten mercilessly after they abducted a woman in Bayelsa state and forced her to withdraw money from her account.
They were apprehended by the Bayelsa State Vigilante Force accompanied by the Special Armed Tactical Team SWAT of the Nigeria Police, on Thursday February 25.
The victim, one Mrs. Judith Adoga was rescued
It was gathered that the suspects held the victim at gunpoint and forced her to different ATM points within Yenagoa metropolis where they withdrew undisclosed amount of money from her account. Afterwards they called her family and demanded ransom for her release.
According to Mrs. Adoga, a staff of the Ministry for Budget and Economic Planning, she was going to drop her friend along Imgbi Road, Amarata, when the kidnappers numbering four came in the guise of being environmental officials and held her captive.
“After I closed from work, my friend pleaded that I drop her off at Imgbi Road. When we got to Imgbi roundabout and my friend came down from my car, four men rounded up my car, saying they are officials of environmental sanitation authority. After saying so they entered my car, pointed me guns and asked me to drive,” she narrated.
“They forced me to give them my ATM card and take them to different ATM points where they withdrew all the money in my account. Afterwards, they then called my family members with my phone, demanding money that would serve as ransom for my release. So, it was at that point one my relations called the Chairman of the Bayelsa Vigilante Force who mobilized his men and rescued me from my abductors.”
Confirming the incident, the Chairman of the Bayelsa Vigilante Force, Hon. Doubiye Alagba and his Secretary, Hon. Innocent Kaliango said that when they got the distress call from a family member of the victim, the quickly mobilized their team and tracked the kidnappers to Tamic Road, Okutukutu, where two of the abductors were arrested while the other two escaped.
He gave the names of the two armed abductors as Engman Eniyi from Sangana Community in Brass LGA and Ebimobowe Tombofa from Igbenwari in Kolokuma/Opokuma LGA.
“His operation wouldn’t have been successful without information, i have always stated it clearly that without information from members of the public, fighting crime, criminality other security challenges will know no success,”Alagba stated.
“We shouldn’t play politics with security, security agencies need information to fight crime. The Bayelsa state government today, led by His Excellency, Senator Douye Diri is poised to bring insecurity to it barest minimum if only our people will corporate with security agencies. Bayelsa remains one of the safest state for business and its people to stay, we will continue doing our best to assist in fighting crime and criminality as enshrined in our mandate.”
Meanwhile, the suspects ihave been handed over to the Special Weapon Tactical team (SWAT) of the Nigeria Police Force, Bayelsa State Command for further investigation and prosecution.
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Five vigilantes killed, others injured as gunmen attack Niger communities

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Five vigilante group members have been killed and many others injured during an attack on a local market and some communities in the Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State on Monday.

It was learnt that the affected communities included Bassa, Beri, Beri-Kago, Gatawi, Kini, Bmada and other adjoining villages in Manta District of the council.

Co-convener, Concerned Shiroro Youths, Sani Kokki confirmed the attack.

He said, “This morning again, they stormed a number of communities in Gurmana District of same Shiroro local government area and unleashed havoc on unsuspecting victims.

“Kokki, Shekadna, Karibo, Jabuki, Sarkin Zama, Bakin Kogi (Lagbe), Maganda and other adjoining villages came under renewed attacks.

“The attacks being carried out by heartless terrorists heavily armed with sophisticated weapons on communities in the Shiroro LGA, Niger State, have become sad realities which inhabitants of the local government have been compelled to experience on daily basis.

“Five members of local vigilante group were gunned down while many people sustained gunshot injuries. Others were kidnapped and taken away.”

No official report has been made by the state police public relations officer, DSP Wasiu Abiodun at the time of filing this report.

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BREAKING: Benue Murdered soldiers for burial today

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Remains of 12 Soldiers who were killed by Bonta Militias in Konshisha local government area of Benue State, have arrived the Military cemetery in Wurukum Makurdi, Benue State capital for burial.

The 12 military personnel including one captain and 11 soldiers were ambushed at Bonta last Monday and killed by the militias.

At time of filling this report, the state Governor, Samuel Ortom, top government officials as well as military top bras have arrived the venue waiting for the commencement of the burial rites

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If They Like, Let Them Kidnap My Son, I Will Never Pay Ransom To Bandits – El-Rufai Vows

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Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has made his stance on paying ransom to bandits clear.
He said he will never pay ransom to bandits even if they kidnap his family members.
The governor said this in a radio chat on Friday in Kaduna to corroborate his government’s policy of not negotiating with bandits.
Mr El-Rufai had said bandits are at war with Nigeria and there is no other way to approach the current insurgency but for security forces to take the war to the bandits and recover forests where they are occupying.
In his current remarks on Friday, Mr El-Rufai said he had warned his family members to be careful to avoid being abducted. He said he also told them he would never pay a ransom for their freedom, should any of them get into the hands of bandits.
“I mean it and I will say it again here. Even if my son is kidnapped, I will rather pray for him to make heaven instead, because I won’t pay any ransom.”
Speaking on efforts of his government in securing the release of the students kidnapped at the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Kaduna, in March, the governor said the government would keep exploring other ways to get them back to their families but stressed that the government is “absolutely not paying ransom.”
He said the state government will keep exploring those other means until the students are released.
Mr El-Rufai has been under pressure from the parents of the students, other concerned persons and groups to negotiate with the bandits for the release of the students.
The state governments of Katsina, Niger and Zamfara were believed to have negotiated with the abductors for the release of hundreds of students kidnapped from schools in the states.
The federal government too was also believed to have negotiated with the abductors of students from a girls’ school in Dapchi, Yobe State in an incident in which the terrorist-kidnappers withheld one of the students, Leah Sharibu, allegedly because she refused to renounce her faith, one of their conditions for the release of the students.
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