The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, on Thursday claimed that not less than N3bn was paid as ransom to rescue about 400 people kidnapped in the South-West in a period of two years.

A student of Delta State University, Abraka, Odje Stephen of the Department of Medical Biochemistry, has been shot dead by unknown gunmen.

Gunmen have kidnapped six workers of a ceramic company located at Itobe, Kogi.

The emeritus Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, Cardinal Anthony Okogie, has lamented the insecurity in the country, saying the country is becoming a killing field.

Operatives of Benue State Police Command have foiled a kidnap attempt on the Bursar of the Federal University of Agriculture(now known as Joseph Sarwuan Tarka University) Makurdi, Mr. Emmanuel Timothy.

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