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Groom, five others kidnapped in Taraba

A groom and five others were abducted by gunmen along the Wukari-Ibi road in Taraba on Friday evening, residents have told PREMIUM TIMES. The victims were returning from a wedding at Gboko, in the neighbouring Benue State, when their vehicle was stopped at Dan-Wanzam village by the gunmen. A community…

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Police Arrest Own Officer For Alleged Kidnapping In Adamawa

The new collaboration between Adamawa State Police Command and Fulani volunteer groups to checkmate the activities of criminals in the state has started yielding results with the arrest of 71 suspected kidnappers, armed robbers and rapists, including a serving police officer. Fielding questions from journalists, the state police commissioner, Audu…

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Man, who stabbed friend to death, jailed 10 years

A middle-aged man, Hassan Yahaya, has been jailed 10 years for killing his friend with a knife during a fight over sweet melon seeds. The State High Court in Yola found Mr Yahaya guilty of killing Bapeto Suleiman of Lainde village in Shelleng Local Government Area of Adamawa State in…

IDPs protest food shortage in Adamawa camps'.

Boko Haram: IDPs protest food shortage in Adamawa

Some Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in two camps in Adamawa State, on Wednesday, stormed the state capital, Yola, to protest shortage of food supply to them by the federal government for nearly four months. The IDPs who took their protest to the Mahmud Ribadu Square in Jimeta, said they had…

Darius Ishaku, Taraba State Governor

Why Taraba governor is working from Abuja – Aide

An aide to the Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku, has explained why his principal has been away in Abuja for close to two months now. Bala Abu, on Friday, said the governor "is receiving adequate medical treatment for a domestic accident.’’ Mr Abu, a senior special assistant, was reacting to…

Tricycles

Court orders group to pay man N638,000 for illegal seizure of tricycle

A Yola High Court has ordered the National Commercial Tricycle and Motorcycle Owners and Riders Association (NATOMORAS) in Numan, Adamawa State, to pay one of its members N638,000 for illegally detaining his tricycle for 34 days. The group seized the tricycle of Muhammed Abdulsalam over a special levy by NATOMORAS…

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Suspected militia behead two farmers in Taraba

Suspected armed militia over the weekend beheaded two farmers in Wukari local government area of Taraba State sparking fears of renewed bloodshed. Reports indicated that the armed militia crossed to Wukari from Benue State and killed the two victims who were working on their farm. The spokesman of the police…

Umaru Fintiri

Adamawa governor sacks 5,000 workers over “improper employment”

Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State has approved the sacking of 5,000 workers employed by the previous All -Progressives Congress-led government of Jibril Bindow. The salaries of the civil servants had been stopped last year over what the state government called “improper employment and transfer of service.” The fate of…

Adamawa Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri [PHOTO CREDIT: @AhmaduFintiri]

Supreme Court Ruling: I’ll probe Bindow’s administration, LGs – Adamawa governor

The governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Fintiri, has said he would soon step on toes by probing the Mohammed Bindow- led-All Progressives Congress government from the state to local government levels. Mr Fintiri, who was addressing PDP supporters on Wednesday in celebration of his victory at the Supreme Court, said…

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Adamawa Residents Flee Homes As NSCDC Nabs 4 Notorious Kidnappers

The Adamawa State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) arrested four alleged notorious kidnappers who terrorise Mubi and its environs. Parading the suspects, the NSCDC Commander in the state, Nuruddeen Abdullahi, said the command made the arrest last Friday in collaboration with the Nigerian Army and…

Nigeria Police officers are working with the military to counter insurgency.

Police arrest two over killing of Adamawa journalist

About six days after the killing of a journalist in Adamawa, Maxwell Nashon, the police have arrested two suspects. The state police commissioner, Audu Madaki, said this in Yola while receiving in audience the National President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Chris Isiguzo. "Two suspects have been arrested…

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Gunmen kill cleric in Adamawa

A popular Adamawa pastor, Denis Bagauri, a also known as Pastor Nyako, has been killed by gunmen at his residence in Nasarawo Jereng, Mayo Belwa local government of Adamawa State, locals and security sources have said. Mr Bagauri served under the Jibrilla Bindow-led administration as a senior special assistant on…

National Population Commission (NPC)

Kidnapped NPC officials freed

Five days after their abduction, two officials of the National Population Commission (NPC), Taraba unit, have finally reigned freedom, an official has said. Confirming their release, the federal commissioner of NPC for Taraba, Sani Sale, while speaking with journalists in Jalingo, said the two were kidnapped for five days in…

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Journalist hacked to death in Adamawa

A journalist, Maxwell Nashan, who worked with the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), has been hacked to death in a bush on the outskirts of Vunokilan, Girei Local Government Area of Adamawa State. Locals said some female farmers found the victim tied, with his mouth sealed and cuts on…

Nigeria Police Force

Police shoot student in Yola

A police officer on Tuesday shot an 18-year-old student of Iman Malik Academy, Hamza Umar in Yola, Adamawa State. The incident happened in Jambutu ward of Yola North local government area when police officers on patrol went to the area to arrest some miscreants, but met stiff resistance from some…

The protesters

Adamawa communities protest upsurge in kidnapping, alleged police collusion

Worried by the recent spate of insecurity and kidnappings, Girei communities in Girei Local Government Area of Adamawa State on Tuesday staged a peaceful protest, calling on President Muhammad Buhari to intervene. The protesters, who barricaded the only major high way that leads to Yola, the state capital, held placards…

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Doctor kidnapped in Adamawa

Armed men on Saturday night kidnapped a medical doctor in Lakare Ward, Yola South Local Government Area of Adamawa State, Northeast Nigeria. Residents said the gunmen did not steal any properties but abducted Abdurrahman Kawuyo, a medical doctor at the Federal Medical Centre, Yola. “The bandits, came in the early…

ARMY: Nigerian Soldiers (Army) on duty. [PHOTO CREDIT: The Guardian]

Many killed as troops engage Boko Haram in Adamawa

Many people were reportedly killed as troops of the Nigerian military repelled a night attack launched by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa State on Thursday. This latest attack is coming barely three days after a visit by the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai,…

Nigeria Police officers are working with the military to counter insurgency.

Gunmen kidnap INEC official in Adamawa

Suspected kidnappers have abducted a staffer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in Adamawa, Ibrahim Hammawa Waziri, security and family sources have said. A relative of the victim, who does not want his name in print, told reporters on Saturday the incident took place around 1 a.m. on Thursday.…

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Another university professor kidnapped in Adamawa

A Professor of Fisheries at the Moddibo Adama University of Technology (MAUTECH), Yola, Kayode Shogbesan, has been abducted, residents and the police said. This is the third time in three months that a professor of the university has been kidnapped. A family source on Wednesday said Mr Shogbesan, who is…

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Court case involving raped five-year-old stalled over missing file

There was mild drama in a Yola Upper Area Court on Tuesday when the presiding judge, Umar Isa, could not proceed in the case of a raped five-year-old girl, after it was discovered that the case file was missing. The case was filed by the police against Aliyu Mohammed, a…

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UPDATED: Kidnappers abduct five, injure police officers in shootout

At least five people were kidnapped on Tuesday morning when armed men invaded Ganye town in Ganye Local Government Area of Adamawa State. The victims include two nursing mothers and three children, all of whom were kidnapped from the house of one Alhaji Hussain, residents said. A relative of the…

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Gunmen kidnap director, principal, others in Adamawa

Suspected gunmen have abducted a judicial officer, a school principal and at least one other person at Sangare, near Modibbo Adama University of Technology (MAUTECH), Yola. The judicial officer was identified as Samuel Yaumande, the Director of Litigation, Ministry of Justice in Adamawa State. According to a family source, the…

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Court sentences fake doctor to 54 years in jail

The State High Court 1 in Yola, Adamawa State, has sentenced a fake medical doctor, Ibrahim Mustapha, to 54 years in jail. Justice Nathan Musa gave the ruling on Monday following an earlier plea of guilt by the accused. The judge said the court had considered the plea by the…

Governor of Adamawa State, Umaru Fintiri (Photo Credit: channelstv)

APC vows to challenge Appeal Court ruling upholding Fintiri’s victory

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa State has vowed to approach the Supreme Court to challenge the victory of Governor Ahmadu Fintiri at the Supreme Court. The appeal court in Yola, on Thursday, upheld the verdict of the Election Petitions Tribunal which affirmed the victory of Mr Fintiri of…