Troops Battle, Kill Scores Of Bandits + Gunmen Kidnap 6 Female Footballers, Demand N5m Ransom Each

Troops battle, kill scores of bandits in Kaduna

The combined troops of the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Air Force have neutralized scores of bandits in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday.

The Commissioner said the state government was informed of the feat recorded by the troops.

According to him, after a fierce battle with the hoodlums, dangerous weapons were recovered from them by the troops.

This, he said, include two General Purpose Machine Guns, three AK47 rifles, and seven motorcycles.

The Commissioner said, “Security forces recorded a major success in ongoing operations against terrorists, as scores of bandits were neutralized by ground troops and air assets during an operation in Galbi, Chikun local government area.

“This was conveyed in an operational feedback to the Kaduna State Government from the security agencies.

“According to the feedback, troops of the Operation Forest Sanity supported by assets of the Nigerian Air Force conducted clearance operations on an identified terrorist enclave in Galbi general area.
Source – Punch



Gunmen Kidnap 6 Female Footballers In Edo, Demand N5m Ransom Each

Six grassroots female footballers were on Friday evening kidnapped by gunmen in Uronigbe, Orhiomwon Local Government Area of Edo State.

The female footballers were kidnapped at the border town between Edo and Delta State while returning from a football tournament at Owa-Alero in the Ika North-East Local Government Area of Delta State.

A source from the locality, who confirmed the incident, said that the abductors had contacted the families of the victims,  demanding a sum of N5m ransom each for the victims.

The Delta State Police Command has confirmed the incident, while the Edo State Police said they were yet to have the report of the incident.

“They (footballers) went to Owa-Alero to play a football match. On their way back, they were kidnapped at the Uronigbe area, the boundary between Delta and Edo states,” the source disclosed.

“The victims include Mrs Precious Agbajor, one Abraham, Nancy, Beatrice, and the driver. They are six in number that are in the kidnapper’s den. The matter has been reported to Uronigbe police station.

“The kidnappers have contacted the family of Agbajor and asked them to pay N5 million for his wife”, the source added.

Speaking on the development, Delta State Police Command Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Bright Edafe, confirmed the kidnapping incident, adding that the incident happened in Edo State.
Source – Tribune