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Nationwide kidnapping cause anxiety

Nationwide kidnapping cause anxiety
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Nigerians thrown into a state of tantrum due to the spate in kidnapping rate.

Ahead of the impending general election, many Nigerians have been thrown into a state of unrest as a result of the kidnapping spate that ravaged the country between Thursday and Friday. According to reports, about 19 persons were kidnapped in over 24 hours with relatives of these kidnap victims, clamoring for help. These kidnap victims included school children, traditional rulers, clergy men and other citizens. In the early hours of Thursday, gunmen were reported to have also abducted six school students.

Per an eyewitness report, the gunmen abducted the students in LGEA Primary School, Alwaza, abducting the children whilst on assembly. The eyewitness stated that upon storming the school, the abductors ordered some students to follow them, while the school staff escaped. DSP Rahman Nansel, the State State Police Public Relations Officer, Nasarawa State Command, upon confirming this incident, noted that a joint security team which comprised of the police, military and vigilante forces had been mobilized to track the abductors. Also in Taraba State, gunmen were reported to have the traditional ruler of Mutum Biyu, Gassol Local Government, his two wives and six children. This occurred around 1:00am on Friday morning, causing immense tension within the community.

Kidnappers target donated sum realized from thanksgiving program.

One of the palace guards confirmed to reporters that the abductees took them by surprise. He urged the state government to collaborate with security agencies to ensure the quick release of the monarch. He further stressed the need for relevant authorities to ensure a more effective security in the council. He said that they had not been able to sleep comfortably and urged the state government to deploy more security forces to guide the council. Abdullahi Usman, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) also confirmed this incident, assuring the public that needed measures were being enacted to aid the release of the monarch and urging people with useful information to reach out to the police command.

Similarly, a Catechist of St. Monica Catholic Church, Kauru Local government, Kaduna, Mr. Kefas Ishaya was abducted on Thursday after their inability to locate Rev. Joseph Shekari. Shekari, who had previously been abducted in 2022, had traveled out of town, making him unavailable for a repeat of this ordeal. Eyewitnesses confirmed that one of the gunmen was shooting sporadically while in search of the Reverend Father. Mr. Yohanna Madaki, one of the church elders, speaking on the 2022 kidnapping incident, stated that the kidnappers targeted the donated sum realized from the church’s thanksgiving program. He noted that the church’s thanksgiving took place on the 16th day of the month, three days before the attack on the church.

Development erupted immense clamor against the spate of insecurity.

Also, the transition Chairman of Ideato Local Council, Imo state, Chris Ohizo with two of his cohorts on Thursday. The Chairman, upon being kidnapped, was shot in the leg and tossed into a car, before setting his house ablaze. A close source stated that this development erupted immense clamor against the spate insecurity that had ravaged the country. The State’s police spokesman, Henry Okoye, noted that the force was investigating the case and would get to the end of it soon. Similarly on Thursday evening, His Royal Highness, Agwom Izere of Jos East Local Government, Plateau State was also abducted but rescued in no time by the police force.

Roughly 72 hours after the release of the 20 victims of the Igueben train station kidnap, another 15 individuals were abducted. These 15 individuals were abducted at the Emokpae community of Edo State. The residents of this community, whilst protesting at the government’s house, revealed that 3 of the 15 victims had been killed already. Commander Egua, the protesters’ spokesman explained that herdsmen burst out from a bush, killing three people and holding another twelve captive.

Children of 12 & 15 years old kidnapped on their way from school.

Another protester and wife of one of the kidnapped victims, Esther Matthew., urged the government to help rescue her husband from this captivity. The 28 years old woman disclosed that her son was also kidnapped and her brother, killed while in the process of rescuing them. Another protester, Gift Omoruyi noted that her children of 13 and 15 years old were also kidnapped on their way back from school. Upon contacting the Edo State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Chidi Nwabuzor, he stated that he wasn’t aware of the incident, indicating that the CPS in the states have the responsibility of rescuing these kidnap victims.


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6 days ago

Nationwide kidnapping cause anxietyNigerians thrown into a state of tantrum due to the spate in kidnapping rate. – Express your point of view.

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6 days ago

It is unfortunate we are going through problem of insecurity up till now. Kidnapping especially has been a knife to our neck. I hope we can look for ways to alleviate this conundrum.

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6 days ago

It is very cruel inhuman and barbaric for people to involve in kidnapping of both the young and old,the rich and the poor and all this act boil down to the may issue of insincerity of the government to curb the menace and punish the people involved.

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6 days ago

At this state of the country, it will require the efforts of all security personnel in the country to combat the deeply seated insecurity in the land. The activities of the foreign fulanis and indigene as escalated to an uncontrollable measure. Our government need to be proactive in this instance and ensure that all forms of insecurity are completely dealt with.

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6 days ago

As a consequence of the series of kidnappings that has wreaked havoc across the nation, a great number of Nigerians have been driven into a condition of turmoil in advance of the upcoming general election.

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6 days ago

It is unfathomable that among the people who were kidnapped were students, elders, clergymen, and other residents. We need a solution soon

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6 days ago

the state government to work together with the various security agencies to ensure the prompt release of the monarch, and this will help a great deal.

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6 days ago

informing the general public that the necessary steps were being taken to assist in the rescue of the monarch and urging members of the public who may have information that could be helpful to get in touch with the police command.

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6 days ago

During the criminals demonstration in front of the governor’s residence, the residents of this town disclosed that three of the fifteen victims had already been put to death.

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6 days ago

There should be steps taken to facilitate the release of the monarch, and anyone who have information that could be helpful should be encouraged to get in touch with the police command.

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6 days ago

To overcome the deeply rooted sense of insecurity that permeates the land, it will take the combined efforts of every member of the country’s security apparatus.

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6 days ago

Kidnapping is the latest work that people now engage in people are been kidnapped in daylight and virtually all states,the insecurity is at its peak and more need to be done in order to safe the citizenry.

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6 days ago

Nationwide kidnapping cause anxiety.too bad on humanity, case of kidnapping is become something else. We not to stop work together to put an end to kidnapping

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8
6 days ago

Many Nigerians have been thrown into turmoil in the lead-up to the approaching general election as a result of the spate of kidnappings that have wreaked devastation across the country.

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8
6 days ago

Kidnapping is a horrific crime that affects people of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds and can be traced back to the government’s lack of commitment to addressing the problem.

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6 days ago

The rate of kidnapping in the country as gone too far. The security seems to be powerless in handling the situation. It is high time the the community, state government, local government, federal government, monarchs ,rẹligious leaders including stakeholders and security operatives will come together and combat all forms of kidnapping and terrorism in the land.

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6 days ago

Numerous Nigerians have been thrown into turmoil in the lead-up to the next general election as a result of the spate of kidnappings that have wreaked devastation across the country.

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6 days ago

The government need to focus on insecurity, they should put in more effort,strategize and look for ways to alleviate the issue of insecurity most especially during the election and beyond.

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5 days ago

To address the deep-rooted instability in the country, all security officers must work together. Foreign fulanis and indigenes have become unmanageable. Our government must be proactive and eliminate all insecurity.

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5 days ago

Due to insecurity we are facing in the country the rate of kidnappings is too much and high people don’t feel safe and unable to move around freely because of kidnappings issue going on around the country we need to improve our security so the rate of kidnappings can be eradicate and people will feel safe

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5 days ago

It’s indeed worrisome how the rate of kidnapping has grown over the years. Security agencies should do better, put head together. It’s quite unfortunate how this has been persistent all along.

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5 days ago

Many Nigerians have been thrown into turmoil in the lead-up to the approaching general election as a result of the surge of kidnappings that have wreaked devastation across the country.

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