(LAGOS) Court Report: Ten men have been sentenced to 12 years in prison on Friday for kidnapping the crew of a Chinese-flagged merchant vessel last year, the navy said, a verdict that officials hope will help tackle piracy in the waters off Nigeria’s coast #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.24: The defence counsel said the men would appeal: The hijacking ended when the navy said it had rescued the vessel’s crew members and arrested the pirates….

#AceDailyNews says the federal high court Justice Ayokunle Faji, also fined each man 250,000 naira ($608) for each of the three counts for which they were charged, said their actions in kidnapping 18 crew from the FV HAILUFENG II in May 2020, were “an embarrassment to the nation that has impacted the economy negatively”

Reuters Wire News, [Jul 23, 2021 at 15:35] https://t.me/reuters_news_agency/92068

The Gulf of Guinea, which spans more than a dozen West African countries, has been known as “pirate alley” for years due to persistent attacks. Last year pirates in the region kidnapped a record 130 seafarers in 22 separate incidents, according to the International Maritime Bureau.

Most of the pirates operating in the area come from the Delta region of Nigeria, which is poverty-stricken despite being rich in oil resources.

Last year a Nigerian court made the first convictions under a 2019 anti-piracy law. Before that, there was no specific law against piracy.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: July.24: 2021:

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(LAGOS) JUST IN: Four suspected robbers have been arrested while attempting to rob some operatives of the Rapid Response Team (RRS) #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Mar.28: Police Spokesman, Muyiwa Aden obi, in a statement said the robbery gang specialises in attacking and robbing innocent motorists of their belongings in the early hours along Ikorodu Road:

Lagos: Four suspects arrested while trying to rob policemen: ‘The suspects: Adewale Ismaila, 30; Chinadu Okafor 26; Tote Victor 19 and Abdulahi Olalere 20, were arrested by an undercover police team at Abiola Garden, Ojota’

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Published: March: 27, 2021

He said the surveillance policemen were deployed in different parts of the State following complaints by motorists about incessant traffic robbery attacks.

Part of the statement read: “The surveillance team was on a decoy at about 6:30am beside ‘Abiola Garden’ when the suspected criminals came out with dangerous weapons in an attempt to rob the policemen, demanding for their wallets and other valuables before they were all apprehended.

“One of the suspected robbers, identified as Abdulahi Olalere a.k.a ‘Orobo’, also confessed that his gang was responsible for the early morning robbery attacks on innocent motorists around China Town and tipper garage by Ketu area of Ikorodu Road on Tuesday, March 23.”

Preliminary investigation also revealed that Orobo, one of the suspected robbers was recently released from a Correctional Center having served six months jail term for same robbery incidents in 2020.

The Commissioner of Police ordered that the suspects be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba for investigation.

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Mar.28: 2021:

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(LAGOS, Nigeria.) JUST IN: Three Nigerians suspected of being part of a the cybercrime group (TMT) that targeted tens of thousands of victims around the world have been arrested today in the capital, according to Interpol #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.25: In a report disclosing its involvement in the investigation, security firm Group-IB said the three suspects are members of a cybercrime group they have been tracking since 2019 and which they have been tracking under the codename of TMT. Group-IB said the group primarily operated by sending out mass email spam campaigns containing files laced with malware:

To send their email spam, the group used the Gammadyne Mailer and Turbo-Mailer email automation tools and then relied on MailChimp to track if a recipient victim opened their messages:

The file attachments were laced with various strains of malware that granted hackers access to infected computers from where they focused on stealing credentials from browsers, email, and FTP clients:

#AceNewsDesk report …………………Published on November 25, 2020 at 06:45PM

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` Nigeria Witnesses Car Bombs and Killings Over Last Few Days by Boko Haram in and Around Chibok ‘

#AceNewsServices – LAGOS – May 20 and 21 – Twin car bombings on Tuesday killed at least 46 in central Nigeria in the latest in a series of deadly blasts that will stoke fears about security despite international help in the fight against Boko Haram militants.


A deadly suicide car bomb attack on Sunday killed four people in the northern city of Kano. -Reuters Photo

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan swiftly condemned the attack in the central city of Jos, calling it a “tragic assault on human freedom” and condemning the perpetrators as “cruel and evil”.

“President Jonathan assures all Nigerians that (the) government remains fully committed to winning the war against terror and… will not be cowed by the atrocities of enemies of human progress and civilisation,” his office said.

Forty-five people were also injured in the attack where improvised explosive devices were hidden in a truck and a minibus, according to the military.

Most of the victims were women, Pam Ayuba, spokesman for Plateau state governor Jonah Jang, said, while the emergency services said their workers were caught up in the second blast as they attended victims from the first.

Two attacks by Boko Haram gunmen killed 30 people near Chibok, AFP reported, citing witnesses.

Islamists kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls in the north-east Nigerian town last month.

The first attack on Monday afternoon reportedly killed 10 in the village of Shawa, some 7km from Chibok. Gunmen then stormed the nearby village of Alagarno late Tuesday where they killed 20 people and stole food, razed homes and fired on fleeing civilians, witnesses say.

Dawn – AFP – Reuters

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` Girls and Young Women Kidnapped from a School in Nigeria Being Forced to Marry Islamic Extremists ‘

#AceNewsServices – LAGOS – Nigeria – (AP) Scores of girls and young women kidnapped from a school in Nigeria are being forced to marry their Islamic extremist abductors, a civic organization reported Wednesday.

At the same time, the Boko Haram terrorist network is negotiating over the students’ fate and is demanding an unspecified ransom for their release, a Borno state community leader told The Associated Press.

He said the Wednesday night message from the abductors also claimed that two of the girls have died from snake bites.

The message was sent to a member of a presidential committee mandated last year to mediate a ceasefire with the Islamic extremists, said the civic leader, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak about the talks.

The news of negotiations comes as parents say the girls are being sold into marriage to Boko Haram militants. The students are being paid 2,000 naira ($12) to marry the fighters, Halite Aliyu of the Borno-Yobe People’s Forum told The Associated Press.

She said the parents’ information about mass weddings is coming from villagers in the Sambisa Forest, on Nigeria’s border with Cameroon, where Boko Haram is known to have hideouts.

“The latest reports are that they have been taken across the borders, some to Cameroon and Chad,” Aliyu said. It was not possible to verify the reports about more than 200 missing girls kidnapped in the northeast by the Boko Haram terrorist network two weeks ago.

“Some of them have been married off to insurgents. A medieval kind of slavery. You go and capture women and then sell them off,” community elder Pogu Bitrus of Chibok, the town where the girls were abducted, told the BBC Hausa Service.

BBC (Africa) April 30 – Hundreds of mainly women protesters have marched through the Nigerian capital, Abuja, to press for the release of 230 schoolgirls abducted by militants two weeks ago.

The government should, if necessary, negotiate with their captors to secure their release, a protester said.

The Islamist group Boko Haram has been blamed for abducting the girls from their school in Chibok, Borno state.

Boko Haram has not yet made any response to the accusation.

The group, whose name means “Western education is forbidden” in the local Hausa language, has staged a wave of attacks in northern Nigeria in recent years, with an estimated 1,500 killed in the violence and subsequent security crackdown this year alone.

AP – BBC HAUSA – BBC AFRICA – YAHOO

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