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Police Arrest Female kidnap Suspect, Rescue 3 Children in Lagos

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The Police Command in Lagos State says it has arrested a suspected female kidnapper and rescued three children from her.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the arrest to newsmen on Tuesday.

Hundeyin said that the case was reported on Monday at about 3.

30 p.m. to Area M Police Command, Idimu by one Segun, said to be a headmaster of a school (name not mentioned), located at Ijegun area of Lagos.

He said the headmaster reported that some unknown persons invaded the school and kidnapped three students in the school premises.

The Police spokesperson said that upon the information, detectives from the area moved immediately to the school.

“The culprits were given a hot chase, where one of the suspects, 40 years old female (name withheld), who allegedly kidnapped three pre nursery children was arrested.

“The three children were rescued. However, the other unknown suspects escaped with an unregistered motorcycle on sighting the police.

“The victims, who are between ages four and six have been reunited with their families and the suspect is in police custody,” he said.

Hundeyin further said that investigation revealed that the arrested suspect allegedly kidnapped the children for criminal purposes.

He said that the suspect and others at Large, had a standby motorcycle waiting for them to carry the victims away, unfortunately, luck ran out of one of them.

The PPRO said that the police were on the trail of others at large.

He advised all school managements, particularly, nursery/primary schools to ensure strict security in their facilities, with every visitor properly screened before accessing the premises. (NAN)

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NSA Receives 22 Rescued Zamfara Varsity Students, Staff

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The National Security Adviser (NSA), Malam Nuhu Ribadu, on Monday received 22 abducted students and staff of Federal University, Gusau in Zamfara,  who were rescued on Sunday.

The 22 people, comprising 15 students and seven workers of the university, were abducted from the university in September 2023.

According to the NSA, the rescue operation was coordinated by the National Counter-Terrorism Centre (NCTC) on Sunday.

Ribadu who received the rescued victims on Monday in Abuja, urged them not to allow their experience to break them, but should rather make them stronger.

The NSA also thanked the parents of the rescued victims for their patience and understanding during the period, and commended security agencies for their tireless work and sacrifices.

“On behalf of the President, I thank all those involved in the successful rescue of the victims without losing anyone of them or paying any ransom.

“This is yet again a success story in our efforts to free all those being  unlawfully held in captivity.

“We have so far released over a thousand of such victims without noise and in complete respect to their privacy and safety.

“This occasion marks a final juncture in a series of rescues we have undertaken in the last few months, to free victims of recent cases of mass abductions.

“Going forward, we are strengthening law enforcement and security measures to prevent these abductions, and strengthen physical security across vulnerable communities,” he said.

Earlier, the National Coordinator, NCTC, Maj.-Gen. Adamu Laka, recalled that those rescued were abducted from the school on Sept. 22, 2023 at about 0230hrs.

Laka said bandits armed with various weapons attacked three off-campus students’ hostels at Sabon Gida in Gusau, and kidnapped a number of female students alongside some male artisans.

Others, he said, were a private security guard and a protocol officer of the university.

He added that the bandits ransacked the hostels, carted away foodstuffs, mobile phones, laptops, ATM cards, cash and other valuables.

According to him, the abductees were subsequently herded on motorcycles and foot to a location through a town in Tsafe local government area of Zamfara.

“Search and rescue was conducted by a combined team of law enforcement agencies and the abductees were subsequently released in three batches, after 207 days in captivity.

“The first batch was rescued on March 15 while the second batch was rescued on April 12 and the last batch rescued on April 14.

“All the abductees were profiled at NCTC while the ONSA Medical Team examined them and administered minor treatments on the bruises sustained by 3 of the abductees.

“Four of them were diagnosed of malaria and are being treated. None of the females was molested and all the females tested negative to pregnancy test,” he said.

One of the rescued victims, Hafsat Ibrahim, thanked God and the government for ensuring their safe return after 207 days in captivity.

Representative of Zamfara government, Mr Ibrahim Anka, commended the efforts of the NSA in coordinating the military and security operations that ensured the safe rescue of the victims.

Anka also commended the Federal Government for the efforts and recent positive improvement in security in the state. (NAN)

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Gov Sule Raises Concern over Increase Cases of Kidnapping

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Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State, has expressed concern over recent increase in cases of kidnapping in the state.

Sule stated this during an emergency security council meeting on Monday in Lafia.

The governor said that the emergency  meeting was to assess the security situation with the view to proffering solution to kidnapping and other emerging threats.

“The essence of the meeting is to look at the security situation that we have seen, especially during my absence to Saudi Arabia for lesser hajj.

“It’s indeed a point of worry that we continue to see an increase in the number of kidnapping especially in Keffi, Doma, Lafia, Awe, Obi, Keana, Karu and Nasarawa Local Government Areas of the state.

“We have also seen an increase in the activities of militia terrorising innocent people, especially in areas surrounding Shegye, Katakpa, and some other villages in Toto Local Government Area.

“We have also seen some increase in the dispute especially between communities similar to the one we have seen in Udege area where a person was killed as a result of misunderstanding within the same ethnic group,” he stated.

Sule pointed out that the state government would not tolerate any single ethic group vigilante in the state.

He appreciated his Deputy, Dr. Emmanuel Akabe, for effectively serving as acting governor while he was away to Saudi Arabia on Lesser Hajj,

Sule particularly thanked security agencies for working hard to mitigate security challenges that would have degenerated beyond the current situation. (NAN)

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Police Arraign Man, 21, over Alleged Burglary, Theft

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The police, on Monday, arraigned a 21-year old man, Oluropo Mayowa, before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court over alleged burglary and stealing.

The defendant, of no fixed address, is standing trial on a two-count charge of burglary and stealing.

The Police Prosecutor, Insp Akinwale Oriyomi, told the court that Mayowa committed the offence at about 6:30a.

m  on April 4 in Emure-Ekiti.

He said that the defendant forcefully entered into the residence of the complainant, Owojoba Funke, a daily thrift collector and stole the sum of N1 million.

He said that the offences contravened Sections 322(1)C and 302 (1) a of the Criminal Laws of Ekiti State, 2021.

He urged the court to adjourn the case to enable him to study the file and assemble his witnesses.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against him.

Counsel to the defendant, Mr Taiwo Olatunji, urged the court to grant the defendant bail, and promised that he would not jump bail.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Olarewaju Owoleso, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.

He adjourned the case untill May 17 for hearing.(NAN)

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