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Police arrest Greenfield University, Bethel Baptist students’ abductors

THE Kaduna State Police Command said on Thursday that it arrested kidnappers of students of Greenfield University as well as students of the Bethel Baptist High School, all in the state.

Also in the police net are kidnappers of the 37 students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, in Igabi LGA of Kaduna State.

Both the Greenfield University and the Baptist Bethel High School are located in Chikun LGA of the state.

While parading suspects on Thursday at the Command’s Headquarters along Bida Road in the state capital, the Command’s spokesman, Mohammed Jalige, also announced the arrest of the suspected killers of 36-year-old Captain Abdulkareem Na’Allah, a pilot and son of Senator Bala Na’Allah.

Jalige said one Usman Mohammed from Bukuyum in Zamfara State was apprehended by operatives of the command in connection with the kidnap of the students of Greenfield University, Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, as well as Bethel Baptist High School, all in the state.

He said, “On the 29th August, 2021 at about 0900hrs, based on credible information, Operation Yaki Surveillance team with FIB STS Force Headquarter, Abuja, jointly raided a house along Ring Road, Asikolaye area of Kaduna, where one Usman Abubakar, ‘m’ 41 years old, a native of Adakpa village, Bukkuyum LGA of Zamfara State, a notorious kidnapper terrorising Chikun, Igabi and Giwa LGAs of Kaduna State, was arrested.

“He confessed to have kidnapped many people and collected several ransoms; he also has links with recent attacks on Greenfield University, Bethel Baptist Academy and School of Forestry Mechanisation, Mando, Kaduna.”

Speaking on the killers of Na’Allah’s son, the police spokesman noted that two of the three members of the gang that killed the pilot were in the custody of the command while one was at large.

He named one Bashir Mohammed, a neighbour of the slain pilot as principal suspect, while identifying another suspect as Nasir Salisu, also known as Uban Dana, adding that the third suspect, one Usman Kano, was at large.

Jalige explained that the three suspects conspired, broke into the house of Captain Abdulkarim and killed him before taking away his SUV vehicle and other valuables.

He added that the suspects sold the late pilot’s SUV vehicle in Republic of Niger at the cost of N1m.

Command foils attack, kills bandit along Kaduna-Abuja highway

Meanwhile, Jalige said operatives of the command killed one notorious bandit, while a driver and his conductor were unfortunately killed in crossfire along the Kaduna-Abuja highway.

Jalige said the incident happened in the early hours of Thursday when bandits in large numbers blocked the Kaduna-Abuja highway and shooting indiscriminately at motorists plying the road. Punchng


400-level Benue varsity student allegedly impregnates 14-year-old

A 400-level student of the Joseph Sarwuan Tarka University, Makurdi, Michael Nyitor, has been accused of impregnating a 14-year-old girl in the Gaadi area of Makurdi, Benue State.

Nyitor, a Mechanical Engineering student, was alleged to have had carnal knowledge of the victim several times before she became pregnant.

PUNCH Metro learnt that the suspect was a friend to the victim’s relative, and entered their apartment under the guise of seeing his friend.

Our correspondent gathered that the pregnancy was discovered when the teenager was taken to a hospital for a check-up after she confessed that the suspect had been sleeping with her.

Her aunt, who identified herself simply as Lucy, said she got to know about the alleged assault after the teenager sneaked out of the room in the night.

She said, “While everyone was in bed on September 4, she left the room and did not come back until 5am and when I asked her where she was coming from, she said she went to urinate. After much probing, she confessed that she went to see Michael (Nyitor), who had been sleeping with her.

“We went to his house to let his mother know in case she was not aware and when we got to their house, the boy’s mother apologised for her son’s action, but the boy claimed that he was not a child and that it was the girl that lured him to rape her and that if we asked him to get married to the girl, we would have to provide him with a job or else she was going to suffer.

“When we left their house, we went to the hospital to check if she had not contracted any illness and that was when it was discovered she was pregnant. My husband went to the police the next day to report, but the boy’s mother went to the village head to come and plead with us to withdraw the case so we could settle at home.

“The boy later came to my house to plead with me that he was sorry for his action and that he had not been sleeping and his spirit was not at rest.

“Michael is a friend to my husband’s younger brother and he used to come to our house to meet him, but I did not know he was using it to disguise so he could lure the girl; we want justice to prevail because being pregnant means she will automatically stop her education and the boy is not remorseful about what he did; he feels nobody can do anything to him.”

Our correspondent learnt that the matter was reported at the E Division Police Station.

A human rights activist, Ukan Kurugh, said justice would prevail in the matter, adding that the dean of student affairs of the suspect’s institution had also promised to look into the matter.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Catherine Anene, in a text message, said the command was investigating the matter.

A source told PUNCH Metro that the suspect was arrested on Monday and detained at the E Division Police Station. Punchng

Police parade kidnappers of varsity students, health workers in Ogun

The Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, has paraded three suspected gunmen who abducted a doctor and a nurse on the Abeokuta-Imeko road.

The suspects, Babuga Abubakar, Umaru Usman, and Mohammed Bello, were paraded alongside other suspected criminals who also committed crimes ranging from robbery, cultism, kidnapping amongst others.

The suspects abducted their victims at Olubo Village along Abeokuta-Imeko road on the 7th of April, 2021.

Ajogun, while parading the suspects at the Command’s Headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta, the state capital, said the suspects also confessed to a series of kidnap cases in Ayetoro, Olorunda, and Imeko areas of the state.

He said the trio admitted to the kidnap of the two Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU ) students in Ayetoro on the 14th of March, 2021.

The Police boss disclosed that Babuga Abubakar was the informant to the syndicate and several other kidnap gangs in the area, adding that he supplied information on victims to the gang for ease of operation.

Ajogun said, “the criminals admitted to the kidnap of the two OOU students in Ayetoro on the 14th of March, 2021, a female doctor and a nurse at Olubo Village along Abeokuta-Imeko road on the 7th of April, 2021.

“Babuga Abubakar is the informant to this syndicate and several other kidnap gangs. He supplies information on victims to the gang for ease of operation. On the kidnap of the two female students, Babuga explained that the students were not the actual targets, but a woman who is wholesale recharge card dealer in the area”.

“Recently the Command was confronted with a rising wave of kidnapping perpetrated by armed hoodlums operating from the vast forests which the State is blessed with.

“With the matching order of the Inspector-General of Police and the usual support and encouragement from the State government under the able leadership of Prince (Dr.) Dapo Abiodun, we went after these daredevils, in the course of which we made some successes by way of arrests of some of the perpetrators and others who are also involved in heinous crimes”.

“On the 7th of April, 2021, the syndicate kidnapped of one Mrs. Yemi Ojedapo at Olodo village, who painfully, they had to kill because she recognized them”.

He also stated that it was Muhammed Bello who invited his gang members for the kidnap of Mrs Yemi Ojedapo and masterminded. Vanguardngr


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