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Nigerian state government confirms 136 students kidnapped at school in Niger state

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A senior official of north-central Nigeria's Niger state said on Wednesday gunmen has taken away 136 students following their attack on...
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Nigerian president instructs security agencies to rescue kidnapped school children

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday condemned the kidnapping of children from a school in the north-central state of Niger on Sunday, and urged...
Soldiers take part in the military exercises convened by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela, on March 14, 2015. Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez inaugurated the ten-day military exercises on Saturday, which he said was launched due to the urgent need to defend the integrity of the nation. (Xinhua/Boris Vergara) (jg)

Eight Venezuelan soldiers kidnapped by Colombian group

Eight Venezuelan soldiers have been captured in fighting with Colombian groups, Defence Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez said Saturday. There was a sign of life from...
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Over 20 students kidnapped in NW Nigeria freed

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Nigerian police confirmed on Wednesday more than 20 students abducted from a college in the country's northwestern state of Kaduna have been released. Mohammed Jalige,...

Three students kidnapped after gunmen attack school in northern Nigeria

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A group of unidentified gunmen attacked a university in Nigeria's north-central state of Benue Sunday, abducting three students, local police said Monday. The students of...
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Students and teachers kidnapped after gunmen attack on school in NW Nigeria

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An internal security official in Nigeria's northwest state of Kaduna said Monday that an unspecified number of students and teachers were reported to have...
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15 seafarers kidnapped by pirates in Gulf of Guinea

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Pirates attacked tanker Davide B in the Gulf of Guinea and kidnapped 15 crew members, the Netherlands-based shipowner De Poli Shipmanagement said on Friday. ...

Over 300 students missing after gunmen attacked school in north Nigeria – official

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A total of 333 students remained missing as of Sunday after the Friday night attack by gunmen on a secondary school in Katsina, a...
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Nigerian government vows to beef up fight against abduction

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Nigerian government has vowed to beef up fight against abduction following a series of kidnapping cases recently reported across the country. In...
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Security forces kill 5 gunmen in north Nigeria

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Nigerian police on Wednesday confirmed 5 bandits were killed when security operatives including the army thwarted an attack in the northwestern state of Katsina. ...
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Cameroonian troops free French national kidnapped by gunmen

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Cameroonian troops have rescued a French national who was kidnapped by gunmen in seaside resort town of Kribi, the army said on Monday. ...
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11 hostages freed by troops in Cameroon’s restive Anglophone region

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Cameroonian troops have rescued 11 kidnapped victims during a mopping-up operation in Southwest, one of the two troubled English-speaking regions of the country,...

Nigerian security frees 26 kidnapped road officials from gunmen in central state

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Nigerian security forces have freed 26 members of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) who were kidnapped by gunmen a few days ago in...
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Egyptians kidnapped in Libya freed

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Under the coordination between Egypt with the Libyan forces, several Egyptian nationals who were kidnapped early in September in Libya were set free, Egypt's...
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Nigerian troops kill 8 Boko Haram militants in repelled attacks

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Eight Boko Haram militants were killed when Nigerian troops repelled an attack by the extremist group in the country's northeastern state of Borno, an...
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Scores of travelers kidnapped in Nigeria: source

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Scores of travellers were kidnapped by gunmen early Thursday along an expressway between Nigeria's capital, Abuja, and the north-central city of Kaduna, security...
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Nigerian police rescue 2 soldiers abducted by Boko Haram

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The Nigerian police said Tuesday they rescued two soldiers abducted by terror group Boko Haram in the country's northeastern region. Two soldiers...
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At least 10 NGO workers kidnapped by militants in SW Niger

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At least ten non-governmental organization (NGO) workers were kidnapped by armed militants on Wednesday afternoon in the commune of Makalondi in southwest Niger, close...
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Gunmen kill 2, abduct many in central Nigeria

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Nigerian police early Thursday said they are combing surrounding bushes for a gang of gunmen who killed two persons and abducted many others along...
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3 officials kidnapped in Cameroon’s restive Anglophone region

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Three government officials were abducted Friday night in Boyo division of Northwest, one of the two troubled Anglophone regions of Cameroon, local authorities said...
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One civilian killed and six others kidnapped in Cameroon’s restive region

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At least one civilian was killed and six others abducted by armed separatists Monday night in Bonakanda, a locality in Cameroon's troubled English-speaking region...
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West African coast recorded 90 percent of global piracy incidents in 2019

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About 90 percent of all the piracy incidents around the world occurred along the coast of West Africa, the international maritime bureau (IMB) has...
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13 people kidnapped in central Nigeria

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At least 13 persons have been kidnapped in two villages along a highway in central north Nigeria between Saturday and Monday by gunmen, a...
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Catholic Bishop kidnapped in Cameroon’s restive region

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Armed separatists kidnapped a prominent Catholic Bishop early Saturday in Bui, a division in Cameroon's restive region of Northwest, according to officials of the...

Dr. Da Costa commends Ag IGP on his new appointment

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A renowned Lecturer at the University of West London, Dr Da Costa Aboagye, on Wednesday 14th August, 2019, paid a courtesy call on the...
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Village leader kidnapped in northwestern Nigeria

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A village leader was on Tuesday abducted in Nigeria's northwestern Katsina state by unidentified men, police said Wednesday. Bature Mai'unguwa, the village head of Labo...
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Police Rescued Ho Kidnapped Girl

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A 17-year old girl who was allegedly “kidnapped” in Ho on January 21, around Stanbic Bank where she went to pay her school fees...

A Canadian Man Reported Missing in Burkina Faso

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A Canadian man was kidnapped in Burkina Faso in West Africa Tuesday night, CTV reported Wednesday. The Canadian man, identified as Kirk Woodman, was abducted...
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Former African foreign affairs minister kidnapped by the US government!

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There is corruption in many countries in Africa, but it pales by comparison to that done in every sphere of the United States of...

Zuma Seeks Public Help in Finding Charlotte Nikoi

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Almost two months since Unicef director Charlotte Nikoi’s disappearance, President Jacob Zuma appealed to anyone who may have information to come forward and assist...