Kogi: Court Remands Four Suspected Kidnappers in Prison Custody

A Federal High Court sitting in Lokoja, on Tuesday, remanded four persons in prison custody for kidnapping and also demanding the sum of N16 million as ransom from their victims in the state. The accused persons, Tukur Abdulrahaman, Abubakar Ibrahim aka Aguma, Haruna Adamu and Umar Gambo, who are defendants in two separate suits between […]

Gunmen Kidnaps Widow of Ex-PDP Vice Chairman, 13 Others in Kogi

Widow of the immediate past Kogi-West Zonal Chairman of Peoples Democractic Party (PDP), late Barr. Taiwo Kola-Ojo and thirteen others have been kidnapped. The fourteen victims were kidnapped between Iffe and Egbeda in Ijumu local government area of Kogi state on Monday. The late PDP chieftain’s widow, Mrs Kola Ojo, left Okoro Gbede on Monday […]

Kogi Govt Rescues 24 Hostages, 4 Kidnapped Children (Photos)

Kogi state government has assured residents and travellers of its avowed commitment to always defeat criminality in the state with the government’s enhance water-tight security architecture.  The State Commissioner for Information and Commnications, Kingsley Fanwo made this known in Lokoja on Monday while briefing newsmen on the successful security operation that led to the rescue […]

Police Arrests Suspected Killers of 6yr Old Girl in Kogi

Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force Intelligence Response Team (IRT) have arrested one Friday Domozu, a 23years old native of Jarkama village in Bassa LGA of Kogi state and the leader of the kidnap gang responsible for the abduction and killing of a six year old girl, Farida Yahaya at the Gabije area of the […]

18 Kidnapped Traders Regain Freedom

The 18 Kano traders kidnapped in Kogi State on their way to Aba, Abia State have regained freedom. The businessmen who were mostly from Kwari Market Textile Market were released on Sunday after paying ransom. Aljhaji Mansur, who confirmed the payment of the ransom and the release of the traders to a radio station in […]

Teina Presents 23 Operational Vehicles to Security Agencies in Kogi

By Ojochide Audu. In an effort to combat crime in the state, Chairman, Kogi State Security Trust Fund, Hon. Teina Abdulmalik, has presented 23 refurbished operational vehicles, tyres and batteries to security agencies in the state. The operational vehicles are given out to enhance security agencies’ operational efficiency in the fight against crime and criminality in […]

Bandits Abduct 18 Kano Traders in Kogi

Gunmen suspected to be bandits in Kogi state have kidnapped 18 traders from Kano state who were on a commercial journey to Abia state. The victims, all from the popular Kantin Kwari textile market, were traveling to Aba in Abia state to buy goods when their vehicle was attacked by the gunmen and they were […]

Saudi-Based Oil Worker Shot Dead in Kogi

Unknown gunmen has killed a Saudi Arabia-based oil worker, Ogacheko Atanu, in his Idah residence, Kogi state. It was gathered that the incident happened on Saturday night at about 11pm when the deceased was about retiring to his bed. It was also gathered that when the assassins stormed the compound of late Ogacheko Atanu, he was […]

Unknown Gunmen Kill Newly Elected Council Vice Chairman’s Husband in Kogi

Newly elected vice chairman of Kogi local government council, Kogi state, Hassana Ishaku Jizhe, has lost her husband to bullets from unknown gunmen. The deceased vice chairman’s husband, Ishaku Gata and one other person, Joshua Jonah, were shot dead while returning from farm at Tanahu community on Tuesday. A survivor, David Jerry, who was returning […]