Nigeria's Kidnapping Syndicates


Kidnapping, or "man-stealing", has become such a big industry in some Nigerian states that it currently has a loose association, comprising graduates and undergraduates with an organized set-up and leadership. Vanguard newspaper reports
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  • Nigeria:  How Niger Delta Kidnappers Work

    Vanguard, 23 December 2012

    KIDNAPPING (read man-stealing) has metamorphosed into such a very big industry in Delta State that it currently has a loose association, comprising graduates and undergraduates ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  'Kidnap of Okonjo-Iweala's Mother, Unpleasant Experience for Delta'

    Vanguard, 27 December 2012

    DELTA State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Chike Ogeah has said that the recent kidnap of the mother of the Co-ordinating Minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was a nightmare he ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Fresh Storm Over Alleged Kidnap of Ugborodo Leader

    Vanguard, 27 December 2012

    Controversy is trailing the purported kidnap of embattled Eghare-Aja (community leader), Chief Wellington Ojogor, of oil-rich Ugborodo community, Warri South-West Local Government ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Okonjo's Kidnap - Group Flays Arrest of 70 Persons in Agbor

    Vanguard, 27 December 2012

    PEOPLE of Agbor in Delta State, have condemned the arrest of no fewer than 70 indigenes of the community by military officers during the search for kidnapped Dr. Ngozi ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  JTF Beefs Up Security in Kano Ahead of Christmas, New Year

    Daily Trust, 24 December 2012

    Following the attacks launched by two suicide bombers on MTN and Airtel telecommunication facilities on Saturday, the Joint Military Task Force (JTF) has intensified security ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Islamic Group Claims Responsibility for Kidnapping French Citizen

    This Day, 24 December 2012

    The radical Islamist group, Ansaru, yesterday claimed responsibility for the recent kidnapping of a French citizen in Katsina State, citing France's push for military intervention ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Kidnapping - Delta Assembly Speaker Slams Police

    This Day, 23 December 2012

    The Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Hon. Victor Ochei, yesterday in Asaba, the state capital, accused some officers of the state Police Command of sowing the seed of ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Army Officer, Oil Union Officials Fingered in Oil Hijacks

    Vanguard, 22 December 2012

    A syndicate specializing in hijacking loaded petroleum products in Delta State, kidnapping owners/drivers of affected trucks and holding them hostage until the products are ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Kidnapping of Professor Okonjo - Matters Arising

    Leadership, 23 December 2012

    Professor Kanene Okonjo, mother of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, minister of finance was released from captivity in the early hours of Friday 14th December, 2012. For the five days she ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  The Alarming Wave of Kidnapping

    This Day, 23 December 2012

    The wave of kidnapping in the country is now extremely alarming. From politicians, to judges, medical doctors, journalists, lecturers, businessmen, Nollywood actors, senior ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Imo CP - Family of Kidnapped Actress Paid N8 Million Ransom Without Our Knowledge

    Leadership, 21 December 2012

    The Commissioner of Police in Imo, Mr Adisa Bolanta, has confirmed that the family of Nkiruka Sylvanus, the abducted governor's aide, paid N8 million ransom before she was ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Justice Azinge's Kidnap Saga - Three Police Officers Fired

    Vanguard, 24 December 2012

    THREE police officers, alleged to have been involved in the kidnap threat and demand for N20 million ransom from a Delta State High Court judge, Justice Flora Azinge, have been ... read more »

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