- Professor M. A. Izibili is currently in hands of kidnappers after he was abducted at Esan southeast local government
- Specifically, the professor of Agriculture was kidnapped alongside five other people along Ubiaja-Ewatto road
- He was reportedly returning from a wedding ceremony at Uromi alongside others when they were kidnapped
Professor M. A. Izibili of the department of Philosophy, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo state has been kidnapped. He was abducted at Ubiaja, Esan South east local government of the state..
According to Daily Trust the professor was kidnapped alongside five others along Ubiaja-Ewatto road.
He was reportedly returning from a wedding ceremony at Uromi alongside others when they were kidnapped.
The gunmen, who were said to have emerged from the bush, forced the vehicle of their victims to stop, before dragging them into the forest.
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Source said the kidnappers of the lecturer are demanding N10 million ransom.
Fear grips Niger residents as terrorists reportedly abduct pastor, 7 worshippers
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that a suspected terrorist attack in a village in Niger state has led to the death of a pastor and seven other worshippers. The terrorists in their number launched an attack in a village called Gidigori.
Located in the Rafi local government area of Niger state, the terrorists stormed while worshippers were attending a church service at the Salama Baptist Church. A source privy to information from the incident said the attack occurred at about 10 am on Sunday, February 27.
The source who is a member of the community said the attackers abducted the pastor of the church and some other worshippers. It was also gathered that the church near Birnin Gwari in Kaduna state.
Buhari's govt uncovers 96 Boko Haram, ISWAP sponsors.
Meanwhile, the minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, on Thursday, February 3, said the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) had uncovered 96 financiers of Boko Haram and ISWAP.
Mohammed at a briefing on the anti-corruption fight of President Muhammadu Buhari also revealed that the NFIU has exposed 424 associates/supporters of the financiers, 123 firms, and 33 bureaux de change linked with the insurgency.
Also, the minister disclosed that the agency had identified 26 suspected bandits/kidnappers and seven accomplices, adding that 45 of the suspects will soon be prosecuted.