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Bandits kill abducted Miyetti Allah leader in Kaduna over N20m ransom



Bandits have killed Abubakar Abdullahi Dambardi, a leader of the Miyyeti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) in Kaduna State, for failing to raise the sum of N20m as ransom.

This is contained in a press statement signed by the state chairman of the association, Haruna Usman Tugga, adding that Dambardi’s abductors killed him in the early hours of Friday in his hometown of Lere.

The slain MACBAN leader was the chairman of the Lere Local Government.

Tugga lamented that the kidnappers demanded N20m but the deceased was only able to borrow about N250, 000 and gave them but they were not satisfied with the amount and decided to kill him.

“They took him along Saminaka, Mari, Zango Highway and killed him there,” said Tugga, while appealing to the state government and security agencies to fish out the culprits with immediate effect.

He described Dambardi as an ambassador of peace among the people of Lere LGA and beyond.

“We have really lost a leader of high respect, who had been assisting the association in promoting harmony and coexistence among members,” he said.

The state chapter of MACBAN condoled with the family and friends of the deceased and prayed to Allah (S.W.T) to grant him paradise and also give the family the fortitude to bear the loss.

Kaduna’s Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the killing of the MACBAN leader, and stated that the state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, was saddened by the incident.

He said, “The Kaduna State Government has been briefed of the killing of one Alhaji Abubakar Abdullahi, a Fulani community leader in Lere local government area.

“According to the brief, Alhaji Abdullahi was abducted by unknown gunmen who invaded his home in Lere in the early hours of Friday and was shot dead by his captors along a highway shortly after.

“The Kaduna State Government awaits detailed reports of the incident from security agencies at this time.”


Clergyman arraigned for allegedly raping, impregnating a minor



A clergyman, Rev Dr Theophilus Tarveshima, 45 was on Wednesday arraigned before a Makurdi Upper Area Court for allegedly raping and impregnating a 13 year old girl.

When the case came up, Police Prosecutor, Inspector Veronica Shaagee told the court that the case was received at state Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Makurdi from ‘D’ Divisional Police Headquarters, Gbajimba on October 6, this year.

She explained further that one Dooga Shuir of behind L.G.A Secretariat reported to Gbajimba Police Station that, he discovered that his.14 year old daughter, Doosuur Dooga was pregnant.

The Police Prosecutor said Dooga had told the police that when he enquired from his daughter Doosuur who was responsible for the pregnancy, she said that it is one Rev. Dr Theophilus Tarveshima of same address who got her pregnant.

She said Dooga explained further that his daughter disclosed that the man of God had sexual intercourse with her more than two times as a result of which she became pregnant.

The Prosecutor said during Police investigation, the said Rev. Dr. Theophilus Tarveshima was arrested for committing the offence.

Shaagee further said that the case was still ongoing and requested for time to complete it adding that the accused contrarvened Section 284 of the Penal Code Law of Benue State 2004.

However, the Magistrate, Mrs Rose Iyorshe granted the accused bail in the sum of N100, 000 and one surety with a fixed address and adjourned the case to November 10th for further mention.

Iyorhse explained that the accused was granted bail because there was an accompanying affidavit with the First Information Report (FIR) that the informant (Mr. Dooga Shuir) was no longer interested in the case.


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Lover ‘pushes’ girlfriend to death after seeing her with another man



The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested one Enoch Yohanna, who allegedly pushed his girlfriend, Ruth Amos, to her death.

The Spokesman of the Command, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, confirmed the development in a statement.

Wakil in the statement on Friday said a patrol by detectives sighted the 28-year-old lady laying in a pool of blood with wounds on her head and blood gushing from her mouth at the Sabon Kaura area of Bauchi metropolis.

The statement said: “On 07/10/2021 at about 0445hrs a Joint patrol team in collaboration with the Peace and security committee while on visibility patrol sighted a young lady laying in a pool of blood with wounds on her head and blood gushing from her mouth at Sabon Kaura, the team evacuated the victim to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital Bauchi, where medical doctor certified her dead. ”

“During the course of investigation, one Hajara Amos aged 56yrs of Bayara village was identified as the deceased mother and also identified the deceased as Ruth Amos aged 28yrs of the same address.”

The Command said the suspect will soon be profiled and charged to court.

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Kidnappers snatch woman’s car with her two kids in Akure



Police in Ondo State on Saturday said two little girls of nursery and kindergarten classes had been kidnapped in Akure, the state capital, and their mother’s car stolen by the suspected kidnappers.

Police Public Relations Officer in Ondo State, Funmilayo Odunlami, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the abduction took place on Friday night.

She said the mother had parked the car in front of her house around 8pm when they returned from an outing, and went out to open the gates, leaving the two kids in the vehicle.

Odunlami said, “Another car with three occupants suddenly drove up to her; some of the occupants collected her car keys and drove her car away with the kids inside.

“The anti-kidnapping section of the police is already on the trail of the assailants to rescue the two kids and recover the car.”

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