Kidnappers in Taraba State have refused to release a pregnant woman who fell into labour in captivity and demanded ransom from her family.
It was gathered that the gunmen abducted the 9 months pregnant woman and six other persons including one Sharabilu Maaji Bala, in Jalingo.
According to Daily Trust, the abductors stormed the Primary Board Area in Jalingo at 3 am on Saturday April 16, and abducted the victims.
The pregnant woman based in Kano State was said to have visited her parents for maternity leave.
It was further gathered that the gunmen targeted three houses in the area and operated for about 40 minutes.
However, the kidnappers called the father of the abducted pregnant woman and demanded immediate ransom, saying the woman had fallen into labour.
Spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Usman Abdullahi, confirmed the abduction of the pregnant woman and six others but did not give details.
Meanwhile, a Facebook user, Abba Gana shared a photo of his sister who was among those kidnapped.
AFCON qualifier: Super Eagles get Mauritius as new opponent
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The Super Eagles will now play Mauritius in the qualifiers of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) following the disqualification of São Tomé and Principe.
The Eagles were drawn in Group A of the qualifiers alongside Guinea-Bissau, Sao Tome and Principe and Sierra Leone.
However, Mauritius replaced Sao Tome and Principe after winning an appeal.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) disqualified São Tomé and Principe, from the qualifiers for fielding an ineligible player against Mauritius during their preliminary round fixture.
Two teams from the group will qualify for the 2023 AFCON to be hosted by Côte d’Ivoire.
The first time Côte d’Ivoire hosted the AFCON was in 1984 which was won by Cameroon.
Blasphemy: 34 Lawyers Arrive Court To Defend Suspected Murderers Of Deborah Samuel
At least 34 lawyers have indicated interest to defend suspected killers of Deborah Samuel, a 200-Level student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, who was lynched by a mob on May 12 over alleged blasphemy.
The lawyers were at the Sokoto Chief Magistrate’s Court on Monday, May 16, to defend the suspects identified as Bilyaminu Aliyu and Aminu Hukunci.
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According to reports, the suspects pleaded not guilty to the crime and the trial judge (name withheld for security reasons) ordered them to be remanded at a correctional center.
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This case has caused an uproar on social media as many cry out for justice for the 200 level student. Deborah has been buried in her hometown, Niger State and her parents revealed that she was the second child of seven children.
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DSS arrests alleged notorious land-grabber terrorising Ogun community
Crack operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS), Ogun State Command, have arrested a notorious land-grabber allegedly terrorising Ota community in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of the state.
The suspect, Elijah Adeogun aka Killer, was arrested at about 2.25 am on Monday, May 16, at Araromi Estate, Iyesi, Ota, following a petition written by the Adelupo Family of Ipetu Baba Ode via Iju-Ota.
According to Nigerian Tribune, the petition contained an allegation that Adeogun was responsible for the gruesome murder of one Monday Eredua on 17th November 2021, over a land matter in connivance with six others.
It was further learnt that a tactical team of the service conducted a special operation which led to Adeogun’s arrest alongside one Oyelekan Okunade.
The 40-year-old suspect, who had been on the watchlist of various security agencies in the state, was also reported to have allegedly masterminded the killing of one Moruf Babalola, on the 26th of May, 2021, in the same community, while his remains were thrown into a canal.
The suspect would be handed over to the Police for further investigation.