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3 Suspects in police net over UniAgric Lecturer’s death after over one month in Kidnappers den

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3 Suspects in police net over UniAgric Lecturer’s death after over one month in Kidnappers den

At least three suspects have been apprehended after the discovery of the
decomposing body‎ of Mrs Christiana Agbulu, at the outskirt of Lokoja, Kogi State capital by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, (SARS).
The police PPRO William Aya who confirmed the arrest of the suspects disclosed that the Lady’s handset has been recovered adding that the suspects were availing the police with useful information. 
It was gathered that the suspect’s identity was captured by the ATM camera when he came to withdraw the ransom of N100, 000 paid into the ladies account by her colleagues to secure her release. 
According to her colleagues,  the abductors on that fateful day used the victim’s GSM phone and  demanded for a ransom of one hundred and fifty thousand naira (N150, 000) to set her free which the sum of one hundred thousand naira was paid to her bank account and the kidnappers quickly used Agbulu’s ATM card to  withdraw the amount.
Christiana Agbulu, Lecturer 1, Biological Sciences, Federal University of Agriculture, Markudi , Benue State was declared missing between Benue and Kogi, on, November 26, 2016 by ASUU‎-FUAM.
The decomposed body badly damaged was exhumed from a shallow grave near NEPA installation along Lokoja-Abuja road through a combined effort of SARS and Rev Fr Patrick Ugbaje ‎.
The Guardian‎ gathered that Miss Agbulu was on a visit to her friend, Mr Levi Asambe, staff of Obajana Cement company before the incident.
‎It would be recalled that the Academic Staff Union of University, Federal
The case of Agbulu also brought to the fore the danger in using commercial motorcyclist as tour guide as she was alleged to have been stranded in Lokoja on arrival she got across to her host who advised her to give her phone to any commercial motorcyclist for direction. 
After all the descriptions the motorcyclist turned out to be her abductor as the next information from her end was the demand for ransom of N150, 000 out if which N100, 000 was lodged in her account and the suspects withdrew the some but refused to release her. 
The suspects in police net confessed to having raped her repeatedly for weeks and later when she died they took her body to somewhere along Abuja-Lokoja high way where they buried her in a shallow grave. 
University of Agriculture Makurdi (ASUU-FUAM) chapter has appealed to  Inspector General of Police and the Kogi state governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello to assist the union in  rescuing one of their members kidnapped over two weeks ago in Lokoja  , the state capital.
In a press conference organised  by the ASUU-FUAM , Makurdi branch in Lokoja yesterday ,  the Acting Chairperson  of the Union, Bemgba Anjembe  narrated that on Saturday November 26th , 2016 one of their members Christie O. Agbulu a lecturer 1 of the department of Biological Sciences  travelled to Lokoja from Makurdi and was abducted by  kidnappers immediately she arrived the Kogi  state  capital . 
He added that since that time the Union members have not heard any thing from the abductors, stressing that  the victim is yet to be released. The union leader  noted that “On November 30, 2016 we were in Lokoja and met with the police on that day and we were assured that something was being done , the following day we went back to the Police ‘A’ Division Lokoja  and they reassured us that they were in control of the situation and would soon find her. “But today it is almost three  weeks our colleague was abducted and there is no iota of information about her whereabouts, even the abductor no long call us . 
We were constrained to petition the Inspector General of Police on the 5th of December, 2016 over this ugly situation to which no response has been received” The union leaders therefore appealed to the security agencies and governor Yahaya Bello who is the chief security officer of the state to do every thing possible to rescue the innocent woman.
They also appealed to the general public  who may come in contact with her or has any information about her  to report to the nearest police station. 
Anjembe said their Colleague Agbulu who was abducted in Lokoja was found dead Tuesday morning. 
“She appeared to have been murdered a long time ago. The remains have already been recovered and taken to Ugbokolo, her home town for burial. May the good Lord grant all of us the serenity to accept this rude shock.”
Anjembe could not understand how endangered Kogi State has become security wise in spite of the efforts by the Government to overcome the menace of kidnappers. 
He said the Governor should wake up as security is not only about providing vehicles and gadgets to security but he must ensure that such sordid stories do not emanate from the State.  
He said many other States have driven out criminals from their domain saying it seems they criminals that have been chased from other states are converging in Kogi. 

The ASUU chairman Federal University Lokoja Anselem Onyeka said immediately they were informed of her Kidnap two days after they swung in to action to secure her release. 
He said the security operatives were of utmost help from the beginning to the end but unfortunately her captors had killed her. 
Onyeka said her hands were tied to the back and was left in the forest to starve to death coupled with the harsh weather. 

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56 days after abduction freed 27 students arrive State Police Command, Kaduna

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After 56 days in the kidnappers den 27 students abducted by bandits from Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna have regained their freedom.

The students were released in Kindanda village, Giwa local government area of the state.
The Sheikh Abubakar Gumi dialogue committee with support from former President Olusegun Obasanjo was said to have facilitated theur release was on Wednesday

The students are the remainder of the 39 abducted two months ago as 10 were released earlier after payment of ransom by parents and the school management, two others had escaped from captivity.
Chairman of the parents’ forum, Mallam Abdullahi Usman, commended the roles played by Obasanjo, Sheikh Gumi and other stakeholders, saying “their facilitation was very helpful in the release of the students.”
Asked if additional ransom was paid to the bandits before the release, Usman said: “I cannot confirm whether ransom was paid or not. Our main joy and happiness is that our students are back.”

Recall that Parents of the kidnapped students on Tuesday protested the prolonged abduction of their wards at the National Assembly complex.

The freed students are different from the 16 students of Greenfield University, Kaduna, who are yet to be released Their kidnappers are threatening to kill enmass, if ransom is not paid.
The freed students were received at the state Police Command Headquarters.
The students, who were escorted by security agents, arrived in two 18-seater Hiace buses and an ambulance. Most of the students appeared weak and could barely walk, as one of the female students was carried by a security agent on mufti.
It was observed that majority of the students appeared in tattered clothes. Some were in their night wears while others dressed half-clad. Journalists were barred from taking shots of the students as they were led into the conference hall of the police command.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai in a statement by Aruwan, charged the students to view their ordeal as a motivation to put the past behind and work hard towards a happier and successful future ahead.

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Gov. Sule urges Nigerians to desist from playing politics with insecurity

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Gov. Sule urges Nigerians to desist from playing politics with insecurity

From Umar Egbunu Muhammed, Lafia

Nasarawa State governor, Abdullahi Sule, has warned Nigerians against the danger in playing politics with the security challenges presently confronting the nation, emphasizing that as a retired major General, President Muhammadu Buhari is in better position to tackle insecurity across the country.

Governor Sule spoke when he appeared as a guest on Channels
Television which was monitored in Lafia.

Reacting to suggestions for the federal government to hire mercenaries to help fight banditry and insurgency in the Northwest and Northeast, he said, he is willing to accept any idea that will restore peace in his state.

The governor, however, affirmed that when he earlier said the country needed foreign support, he was specifically referring to the developed countries of the US and Britain supporting Nigeria with technology to prosecute the war against banditry and insurgency.

He pointed out the the type of security challenges confronting the
country, particularly banditry and insurgency, are not conventional
wars, with other countries like Agfanistan, which took over 40 years to battle the Taliban.

He recalled that during the immediate past administration of former president Goodluck Jonathan, mercenaries were recruited to fight the insurgency in the Northeast, without much impact as Boko Haram continued with their onslaught.

His words: “I think if there is anybody who knows about all these,
it’s Muhammadu Buhari, who rose to the rank of a Major General, who
was been in the military. I don’t play politics with that.”

While expressing reservations about employing the services of
mercenaries to help in addressing the security challenges in the
country, Sule was emphatic in soliciting for foreign backing in the
area of technology, equipment and training of the country’s military
personnel.

“This is the time for the US and Britain to support us, with
technology, equipment and training of our military personnel,” Sule
affirmed.

He debunked claims by Senator Ali Ndume (APC, Borno South) suggesting that state governors are not doing enough to support President Buhari in fighting insecurity, affirming that
governors are doing everything possible to partner and support
security agencies in tackling insecurity.

He maintained that state governors are up to the task, supporting
security agencies with logistics, equipment and ensuring that they
discharge their responsibilities.

On the call for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), to zone
its national chairmanship to the North Central, the governor
reaffirmed his agitation for the party to zone the position to the
North Central and to Nasarawa State in particular.

“The Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), remains the only legacy party yet to produce the national chairman of the party. If the CPC is to be considered, then it’s only natural that North Central Zone and
Nasarawa State in particular, is also considered,” he stated.

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15 women crushed to death as trailer fails break in Imo

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15 women crushed to death as trailer fails break in Imo

About 15 market women have lost their lives at Nkwo Miri Market in Isiala Umuozu in Nwangele Local Government Area of Imo State, after being crushed by a trailer that lost control over brake failure.

Reports had it that the accident happened when the trailer lost control after developing brake failure at the Nkwo Miri Market in Imo State.
The women were engaged in trading by the road side when trailer lost control and rammed into them

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