Omuma, which is the home town of the Imo Governor, Hope Uzodinma, had experienced gunmen’s invasion, including the killing of no fewer than seven security operatives, attacking of police formation and razing of the governor’s residence.
According to sources, 80-year-old Madam Betinah Benson was abducted at about 10pm on Tuesday.
Wakili told the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday that the five bandits had earlier, at around 10pm, stormed the medicine store of one Alhaji Tasiu Abdulkareem and demanded money.
Residents are said to have fled their homes in droves to neighbouring communities as a result of the attack.
The woman’s husband was reported to be a lecturer at the Federal University Dutsima in Katsina State.
The gunmen had on Tuesday, according to sources, contacted the authorities of the farm settlement and demanded N50 million before they could let the four victims off the hook.
Chega, who is the District Head of Miango, was said to be returning home after a peace meeting with Fulani herdsmen and other stakeholders when gunmen opened fire at his vehicle around 4.30pm on Monday.
The police spokesperson in the state, SP Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria.
The school owned by the Living Faith Church Worldwide, better known as Winner Chapel, was founded by Bishop David Oyedepo.
It was gathered that five staff of the hospital, including female nurses, were also abducted.
The Public Relations Officer of the Kogi State Police Command, DSP William Aya, told newsmen in Lokoja on Wednesday that the workers were kidnapped on June 29.
It was learnt that while twelve people were killed in Sabon Layi Village, Kuru community, Jos South Local Government Area, two other persons were killed in Zogu Village, Miango community in Bassa Local Government Area of the state.
The incident, which occurred around, 1 am on Sunday destroyed all property in the Commissioner’s residence.
At least 100 people were killed in a “barbaric attack” by gunmen targeting a village in north-eastern Burkina Faso, said…
Police spokesman in the state, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, said in a statement on Friday that Eze was kidnapped from his groceries shop at about 10:30pm.
The gunmen at about 6.45 on Thursday abducted her and hijacked the private school’s bus in Oba Ile Estate of Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State.
It was gathered that the governor travelled alongside his wife.
According to the newspaper, the gunmen, who were already inside the residence of the Registrar before he drove in, did not shoot but strangled him to death.
The latest development had increased to four the number of Divisional Police Headquarters razed in the state in less than one week.
Gulak was shot dead by unknown gunmen in Ngo-Okpala area of Imo state on Saturday evening on his way to the Sam Mbakwe airport.