Jigawa Police Arrest 14 Kidnappers Who Allegedly Killed Two Officers, Recover Rifles, N2.7

THE Jigawa Police Command has arrested 14 suspected kidnappers believed to be members of the syndicate that recently killed two police officers and burnt a police patrol vehicle in Taura local government area in the state.

This was disclosed by the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Aliyu Sale Tafida, while parading the suspects at the state police command headquarter in Dutse.


I used N100 rat poison to kill five-year-old Hanifa – proprietor confesses

Abdulmalik Tanko, the proprietor of Noble Kids Nursery and Primary School, Kawana, Kano, has narrated how he used a N100 rat poison to kill his five-year-old student, Hanifa Abubakar.

While being paraded before newsmen at the Kano Police Command headquarters on Friday, January 21, Tanko said

“I picked her inside Keke NAPEP and I carried her to my own house where I lied to my wife that the girl was a daughter to one of the women working in my school and that the mother traveled and is pleading for us to keep the girl for some days. My wife accepted and kept the girl for that reason.

I realized that the girl’s parents were informed that when picking her up, she made mention of ‘uncle’. This gave me the impression that they might be suspecting me as the uncle.

Then after some time, after some days, some of my teachers visited my house very early in the morning and when they came, I was also suspecting that they were sent over to the house to find out whether the girl was there with me; that was on the 5th day after the kidnap.

So, I decided that it was better I found a way before I would be caught. I first thought of sending this girl to another state but again, I thought the whole town was aware that she was missing. If the girl was going to be sent out through the main roads, we would be caught. So, that was when I concaved the idea of killing her.

“I picked her at home; she was already sleeping, it was getting to 11pm. I picked her up… I used to take tea always… I was drinking tea at that time, so I put the remaining tea in an empty container of BoBo yoghurt and then I poured in this rat killer poison inside and gave it to the girl, not in my own house.

When we went to the other school, when we were passing, I told her that I was taking her back to her uncle’s house so as we were going, I gave her the drink on the road and she drank it and then we entered one branch of the school, the branches are two. We entered the other branch with her and I told her I was going to pick something inside. She entered and that was where she finally died.”


Baby Hanifa, Kidnapped and Killed by her school teacher.

Baby Hanifa, Kidnapped and Killed by her school teacher.

As her parents were arranging to pay the N6M ransom, they were not aware that her teacher (kidnapper), Abdulmalik Tanko, the proprietor of Noble Kids Nursery & Primary School, Kawana, Kano have killed her with a rat poison.
The kidnapper confessed that he killed the little girl because she recognised him.

Abdulmalik Tanko (30) and Hashim Isyaku (37) were arrested while trying to receive the N6m ransom.
Little Hanifa (5) was found dead, with her body cut into pieces and buried at a school premises located at Tudunwada, Kano.


Yahoo Boyfriend on the run after killing his girlfriend on Christmas eve, makes way vital parts

A suspected ‘Yahoo Boy’ identified as Osa Osaretine is currently on the run after his girlfriend, Elohor Nancy Williams, was found dead in his residence at Egor in Edo State.

The suspect who recently returned to Nigeria from Ghana, had on Friday, December 24, invited his girlfriend to his residence. It is reported that when relatives couldn’t reach the victim via phone, they decided to launch a search for her.

Sources confirmed that the victim was found in Osaretin’s apartment and some vital body parts were missing.

“They got to his apartment and found it locked. They broke into it and found Nancy in a pool of her own blood. Some parts of her body had been harvested. Osaretine is nowhere to be found at the moment. We urge the appropriate authorities to assist Nancy’s relatives with meting out justice. They’re heartbroken at the moment as a result of the tragic incident,” a source said.

It’s still unknown if the assailant has fled Nigeria for Ghana where he reportedly lives.


Son sets his mother ablaze in Niger state

A man identified as Steven Jiya has reportedly set his biological mother, Mrs Comfort Jiya on fire in Niger state.

The victim who sadly passed on was the former principal of Government Girls’ secondary school, Sabon Wuse and Mrs Maryam Babangida Girls’ science college.

Comfort was reportedly in her kitchen at her residence in Darusalam Area of Minna, when her son said to be a drug addict, returned from Suleja on Monday December 20, and poured petrol on her before lighting her up.

The former principal died at about 3pm on Friday December 24, at Minna General Hospital where she was receiving treatment for burn injuries.

It was also learnt that Steven had made several attempts to harm his mother, but had his way when he poured petrol on her. He was remanded in prison custody after being arraigned before Minna high court by prosecutors from GRA Police division.


Lagos Releases White Paper On EndSARS Panel Report, Dismisses Killing

The Lagos State Government has released its White Paper on the report submitted to it by the #EndSARS judicial panel of inquiry that probed the Lekki toll gate incident of October 20, 2020.

The state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, earlier on Tuesday during a press conference, promised thay the White Paper would be released later today (Tuesday).

However, the governor dismissed the panel’s report that nine persons were killed at the toll gate when soldiers and the police shot at peaceful protesters.

Sanwo-Olu described the conclusion of the panel that nine persons were shot dead as “assumptions and speculations”.


Nigerian Customs Intercepts Vehicle Loaded With ₦71m Cash In Katsina State, Suspect Gets Administrative Bail

The Katsina Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) says it has intercepted a vehicle loaded with more than N71,350,000 suspected to be for laundering.

Acting Controller at the command, Dalhat Wada-Chedi, made the disclosure on Monday, November 29, while briefing newsmen on the achievements of the command for the month of November 2021.

He said three suspects were arrested at Dan Isa community, located at the bank of Niger Republic with the said amount in the middle of the night

“While intensifying our search on anti-smuggling activities on Katsina-Jibia border axis, we arrested three suspects with N71.350 million Naira cash inside the booth of an ash coloured Toyota Corolla along Katsina Jibia axis exit. The said amount was stashed inside a ghana must go bag.”

However, we granted the suspects an administrative bail as the case has been transferred to the headquarters as investigations are ongoing.” Wada-Chedi said.


I Won’t Negotiate With Bandits Again Due To Terrorists’ Tag – Islamic Cleric, Mediator Gumi

Controversial Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has declared that he will no longer take part in negotiations with bandits as a consequence of their new “terrorist” tag.

Responding once more to the court’s judgment, Gumi revealed in a video interview on TVC News on Monday the reasons behind his latest decision not to negotiate with bandits anymore.

Gumi said, “We do not want to push the bandits beyond what they are presently doing because it can get worse. Why are you rushing to declare them terrorists when they are willing to negotiate?”

Gumi further stated, “The remaining door of negotiating with them is the clerics, but the door is now closed. I will not contact them again because that would mean, one is aiding terrorists.


Unspecified Numbers Of Travellers Abducted By Bandits Along Kaduna-Abuja Highway

An unspecified number of travellers have been abducted along the Kaduna-Abuja highway.

A video released online showed two empty vehicles, which appeared to have been abandoned in the middle of the highway.

An eyewitness travelling along the route had released a short video showing two abandoned vehicles while insinuating that the occupants had been abducted.

In the 31 second video, the person behind the camera could be heard shouting, “Oh my God, they have carried our friends, we are just coming from Kaduna. Today is 21st November 2021, oh my God, the Lord is faithful, thank you for saving our lives.


Unknown Gunmen Kidnap Ex-Imo Deputy Governor’s Father

The 89-year-old Father of the former Deputy Governor of Imo State, Prince Eze Madumere and Traditional Ruler of Ezi – Mbieri Autonomous Community in Mbaitoli Local government area of Imo State, HRH, Eze Henry Madumere on Friday was kidnapped by unknown gunmen in the state.

It was gathered the incident happened at Iho Community in Ikeduru local government area of the State at about 10 am.

An eyewitness said there were shootings by the kidnappers to scare away passersby before they kidnapped their target victim.

When contacted, the former Deputy governor Eze Madumere confirmed the incident and said the kidnappers have contacted the family.

However, he did not reveal the details of the demands of the kidnappers before his father could be released.

To this extent, tension has enveloped Imo state following the kidnap of the father of the former deputy governor, the people of Mbaitoli have been in confusion about the whereabouts of the father of the deputy governor just as many have entered into prayer and fasting for the release of the victim.

When called on phone, the Imo State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Micheal Abattam, did not pick his phone.