- A joint border security patrol team is on the trail of suspected kidnappers who abducted a 12-year-old boy from the Benin Republic
- The Nigeria police and the Nigeria Immigration Services have contacted the police authorities in Benin Republic over the matter
- The kidnapping of people for ransom has become a big security issue in most states across Nigeria
Kwara state – A 12-year-old boy suspected to be a kidnap victim has been rescued from a coffin in an unmarked vehicle in Kwara state.
According to Leadership, the victim was discovered by the joint border patrol team of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Nigeria Immigration Service, and the Nigeria Police.
The spokesperson for the Kwara state command of the NSCDC, Babawale Afolabi, said the driver of the vehicle ran away on sighting the officers.
‘’It was when the immigration officers searched the vehicle that they discovered a coffin and when they opened the coffin, a minor of about 12 year-old was seen inside the casket covered with white cloth.
“The Immigration operatives alerted NSCDC and other security agencies involved in border patrol and efforts are ongoing to arrest the two occupants of the vehicle who are now at large.”
Afolabi said the boy, who is from a village in Benin Republic has been medically examined and found to be fine, Daily Trust reported.
He stated that the rescued minor has been handed over to the policemen in the Benin Republic for further investigations and reunion with his family.
FG says Sunday Igboho is trying to flee Nigeria
Meanwhile, the federal government has claimed that that the Yoruba Nation secession agitator, Sunday Igboho, is trying to acquire a new passport to flee Nigeria.
According to The Punch, the report claimed that the government had placed Igboho on the stop-list in order to facilitate his arrest, adding directed the security agencies have been directed to arrest him anywhere he is found.
It added that the government’s directive against Igboho was contained in a letter by the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS).