At least 16 people were reported killed in violent attacks across Nigeria last week. At least seven others were also kidnapped. The figures were higher than those of the previous week when 12 people were reported killed and four others kidnapped.
However, the casualties from the violence in the past two weeks reduced compared to the previous two weeks – the last wo in July. An average of 60 people were killed in each of those weeks.
The attacks like week, as in prvious weeks reported by PREMIUM TIMES, were confirmed either by police or relations of the victims.
Police spokesperson in the state, Catherine Anene, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Makurdi that Mr Gborigyo was abducted the previous day at Ihugh in Vandiekya on his way back from a burial ceremony.
– Suspected kidnappers reportedly abducted Abdulasis Sanni, the son of the Chief Imam of Ode Omi, a boundary community between Lagos and Ogun waterside.
Two other sons of the imam were also shot as the hoodlums stole a speedboat reportedly belonging to the Ogun State Police Command.
– On the same day, gunmen suspected to be kidnappers abducted Ifeanyi Onyenankeya, a popular blogger in Imo State.
Mr Onyenankeya is the owner of two popular news blogs, Okigwe Arena and Imo Arena.
According to Punch newspaper, he was abducted on Monday night at his father’s compound, No. 3, Duru Close, Ekeagbara, Okigwe.
According to a family member, the three gunmen who abducted him operated in a Sienna SUV.
– The police in Ogun State said soldiers from the 81 Division were involved in the killing of residents of Isheri Olofin, a boundary community between Lagos and Ogun States.
The police spokesperson in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said statements from eyewitnesses revealed that the soldiers dragged a resident from the hospital where he was being treated and stabbed him to death with a bayonet.
Police spokesperson in the state, Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed the casualty figures, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the incident occurred at about 1 p.m at Obosi New Park, Onitsha.
– Also on Tuesday, the Chairman of Bunu Hunters Association and also head of vigilante, Suku community in Kabba-Bunu Local Government council of Kogi State, Caleb Oshe, and his son, Sunday Oshe, were murdered by unknown gunmen in the early hours of Tuesday.
It was gathered that some armed men invaded their residence in Suku at about 3 a.m on Tuesday.