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2 Nigerian Soldiers Accused in Obi Kidnapping

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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Two Nigerian soldiers are accused of helping to kidnap the father of football star John Obi Mikel. Police told reporters in the city of Jos Wednesday that the soldiers are among eight suspects in the case. Mikel plays for Chelsea in the English Premier League. His father, Michael Obi, was kidnapped in Jos on August […]

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Kidnapped Father of Nigerian Footballer Released

Posted August 22nd, 2011 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The kidnapped father of Nigerian football player John Obi Mikel has been freed after a police raid in the northern Nigerian city of Kano. Police said Monday Michael Obi’s abductors have been arrested. Police said no ransom was paid. The Sport Entertainment & Media Group, Mikel’s management company, confirmed the release. John Obi Mikel plays […]

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Nigerian Footballer Gets Ransom Demand for Dad

Posted August 18th, 2011 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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Representatives for Nigerian football player John Obi Mikel say he has received a ransom demand for the return of his missing father. Michael Obi has not been seen since last Friday in the central Nigerian city of Jos, and family members say he was kidnapped. The Sport Entertainment & Media Group says that reports of […]

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Italian Aid Worker Kidnapped in Darfur

Posted August 15th, 2011 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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An Italian aid worker has been kidnapped in Sudan’s Darfur region. Italy’s foreign ministry says 34-year-old Francesco Azzara was abducted Sunday while driving to the airport in Nyala, the capital of South Darfur state. The ministry says it is working with the United Nations mission in Darfur and local authorities to resolve the matter. Azzara […]

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British Officials Examining Authenticity of Nigerian Hostage Video

Posted August 4th, 2011 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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British authorities are checking the authenticity of a video claiming to show a British and Italian man kidnapped in May in Nigeria. Britain’s Foreign Office said Thursday officials are urgently examining the video, in which two men claim to have been kidnapped by al-Qaida. The video was sent to news agency AFP’s Ivory Coast office, […]

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Baluch Rebels Kidnap Five Men in Southwest Pakistan

Posted July 17th, 2011 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Tribal rebels have abducted five mining officials in Pakistan’s southwestern Baluchistan province. Police say the men were kidnapped Sunday in Sorange district, about 40 kilometers south of the provincial capital, Quetta. Witnesses say dozens of armed men riding in three vehicles intercepted the officials near the compound where they were staying The outlawed Baluch Liberation […]

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Baluch Rebels Kidnap Five Men in Southwest Pakistan

Posted July 17th, 2011 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Tribal rebels have abducted five mining officials in Pakistan’s southwestern Baluchistan province. Police say the men were kidnapped Sunday in Sorange district, about 40 kilometers south of the provincial capital, Quetta. Witnesses say dozens of armed men riding in three vehicles intercepted the officials near the compound where they were staying The outlawed Baluch Liberation […]

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