As bulldozers levelled Galadima, notorious criminals’ hideout in Maiduguri

June 4, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Galadima area in Maiduguri, Borno state, notorious for atrocities and criminalities came under the bulldozers last Tuesday, on the order of Governor Kashim Shettima, and his action has left emotions in the atmosphere. SADIQ ABUBAKAR reports Security challenge in the state Following intelligence report, the Borno state governor, Kashim Shettima, last week, demolished areas in the state it considered as Read More

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CAS visits NAF units to ensure operational efficiency

June 4, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

In a move targeted at further enhancing the operational effectiveness of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, visited NAF units in the Lagos Area. According to NAF spokesperson, the Units visited included the 631 Aircraft Maintenance Depot (ACMD), 651 Base Services Group (BSG), 661 NAF Hospital, all in Ikeja as Read More

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Cameroun extends barrier along Nigerian border

June 4, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Cameroonian Defence Forces are crediting the construction of a trench along the country’s border with Nigeria with significantly improving the security situation in the country’s Far North region. Work on the trench began in October 2016, when an experimental 20 km long section was dug between Guiwess and Tilde, a colonel in the Rapid Intervention Battalions (BIR) told Jane’s Read More

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Herdsmen kill 9, abduct woman, injure 16 others in Benue

June 4, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Nine persons have been killed and 16 others injured when Fulani herdsmen in the early hours of yesterday invaded Tse -Adough in Mbachom, Yaav council ward in Kwande local government area of Benue state. The herdsmen who were said to have invaded the area around 2am yesterday also abducted one woman and burnt several houses. One of the locals, Gwaza Read More

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Navy hands over 10 suspected oil thieves to EFCC

June 4, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Nigerian Navy at the weekend handed over 10 suspected oil thieves apprehended while transporting petroleum product without permit to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Capt. Suleiman Olorundare, the Commanding Officer of the Nigerian Navy Forward Operating Base in Bonny, Rivers, handed over the crewmen to the anti-graft agency in Bony after parading them before newsmen. The commanding Read More

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Operation LAST HOLD: GOC charges troops to adhere to rules of engagement

June 4, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Acting General Officer Commanding 7 Division, Brig. Gen. Abdulmalik Bulama Biu has charged troops deployed on operation Last Hold in Mongonu general area Northeast Nigeria to always adhere to rules of engagement while fighting Boko Haram terrorists. The GOC gave the charge weeked while addressing troops at Gemtillo, Maiduguri, Borno state. He also charged the troops to put in Read More

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OPERATION LAST HOLD: COMMANDER TASKS TROOPS ON DISCIPLINE

Troops of operation LAST HOLD have been urged to exhibit high level of discipline in other to have a successful operation. The Commander Operation LAST HOLD, Major General Abba Dikko made this statement recently in Azare, Bauchi State while addressing troops at the concentration area. A statement signed by Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, said he further Read More

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IPOB: No cause for alarm in Delta – Police

May 31, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Police Command in Delta has said there is no cause for alarm over the stay-at-home order issued by the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) to reinforce their demand for a sovereign state. The command spokesman, Andrew Aniamaka, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday in Asaba that the police had “been able to neutralise any attempt to breach Read More

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No part of Borno under Boko Haram occupation – Shettima

Borno state Governor, Kashim Shettima, yesterday insisted that there is no any part of the state under Boko Haram occupation as being insinuated by enemies of progress. The governor said, although there were pockets of attacks on soft targets by the defeated insurgents, the military and other security agencies deserved commendation to encourage them for a total restoration of peace Read More

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Boko Haram: NGOs pay returnee IDPs

May 31, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Two non-government organisations have engaged 200 mostly women returnee internally displaced persons (IDPs) to clean up Dikwa, one of the towns liberated from Boko Haram. The North-East Regional Initiative (NERI), a humanitarian organisation funded by the USAID, is partnering with another civic group, Cohort for Existential Emergency Relief (CEER), in the exercise scheduled to be carried out over 20 days. Read More

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Yobe govt alleviating hardship through Fadama III recovery process

May 29, 2018 Musa M Buba. Damaturu 0

MUSA M. BUBA reports on the efforts by Yobe state government to alleviate the sufferings of the people in the communities once occupied by Boko Haram, through Fadama III recovery processes. Without humanitarian aids some may still die of hunger When the Nigerian army reclaimed communities under the control of Boko Haram insurgency in Yobe state, and declared them safe Read More

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How FG can permanently defeat terrorism – Report

May 29, 2018 Adoyi M. Aba. Abuja 0

The federal government has been called upon to exit the Rome Statute and its creation, the International Criminal Court (ICC). According to a conference organised by Global Amnesty Watch in conjunction with the Institute for African Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, participants agreed that the government must in the interim assure the military that it was insulated from the International Read More

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Suicide bomber kills 4 in Konduga

Maiduguri Four residents have been killed and seven others injured in the latest Boko Haram attack in the restive town of Konduga in Borno, the police confirmed yesterday. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Damian Chukwu, told reporters in Maiduguri that the jihadists detonated an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) at a village, known as Mashimari in the Konduga local Read More

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Police evacuate Taraba Catholic Seminary after herders’ attack

May 29, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The police have evacuated a Catholic Seminary in Taraba state following an invasion of the premises by suspected herdsmen. The state Commissioner of Police, David Akinremi, told Premium Times yesterday that the attack occurred in Jalingo, the state capital, at about 12.30am. He blamed suspected herdsmen who had previously had a dispute with the management of the Seminary over their Read More

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Army establishes FOB to secure Lagos

May 29, 2018 Musa Umar Bologi. Lagos 0

The Nigerian Army yesterday operationalised a Forward Operation Base (FOB) as part of efforts to secure the eastern part of Lagos state from the activities of kidnappers, armed robbers and other criminal gangs. Speaking at the event, the Chief of Army Staff , Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, said plans were also on to set up an FOB in Ikorodu for the Read More

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Army partners EFCC to prosecute criminals

May 28, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Nigerian Army has sought the support of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to prosecute perpetrators of economic crimes. The General Offi cer Commanding (GOC) 81 Division, Maj. Gen. Enobong Udoh, said this during his courtesy visit to the EFCC Zonal office in Lagos. According to a statement by the spokesperson of the commission, Wilson Uwujaren, said the Read More

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We must unite to curb insecurity – CNS

May 28, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

As the country faces several challenges, Nigerians must stand united with the federal government to confront the current national security threats, the Chief of Naval Staff , Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas has said. The Naval chief said this in his goodwill message at the Juma’at Prayer on the occasion of 2018 Navy week. He said with hard work and determination Read More

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Killings: Tor Tiv commends FG on Operation Whirl Stroke deployment

May 25, 2018 Daniel Agbo .Makurdi 0

The Tor Tiv V, Professor James Ayatse, has commended the federal government for deploying Operation Whirl Stroke state, saying he has strong convictions that the soldiers will clear the affected areas taken over by the killers to enable those displaced return home. Prof. Ayatse, who is also the Chairman Benue State Council of Traditional Rulers, stated this when he led Read More

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Boko Haram: Army takes delivery of ammunition

May 18, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Nigerian Army yesterday took delivery of different calibres of ammunition to boost the fight against terrorism and other forms of criminality across the country. The consignment was received by the Chairman of the Ammunition Reception Committee, Olufemi Akinjobi, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Akinjobi also said the Committee took delivery of spare parts for operational vehicles. He Read More

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Herders kill 3 in Benue

May 18, 2018 Daniel Agbo. Makurdi 0

At least three persons have been killed and many others still missing in a renewed attack by Fulani herdsmen on communities in Ukemberagya, Gaambe-Tiev in Logo local government area of Benue state. The attack is happening barely 24 hours after Vice President Yemi Osibanjo left the state, after a two day working visit. The vice president had during the visit Read More

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Troops kill 15 insurgents in Borno

Combined troops of Operation Lafiya Dole and Camerounian Defence Forces yesterday killed 15 Boko Haram insurgents in separate encounters in Southern Lake Chad Basin. Troops neutralised the insurgents whilst conducting operations to clear remnants of Boko Haram insurgents in the Lake Chad Islands and surrounding villages of northern Borno yesterday. The Theatre Command, Operation Lafiya Dole, in a statement yesterday Read More

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NAF trains personnel on super Mushshark Aircraft

May 14, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has graduated the first set of 18 student pilots trained with the recently acquired Super Mushshak aircraft. Besides, another set of 26 student pilots was inaugurated during the ceremony, which took place at 401 Flying Training School, NAF Base, Kaduna, NAF spokesperson, Olatokunbo Adesanya said in a statement. He said: “The Chief of the Air Read More

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Police probe mystery killings in Bauchi

May 11, 2018 Najib Sani. Bauchi 0

Bauchi state Police Command has begun investigation into the recent mystery killings by suspected cultists in the state capital. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Kamal Datti Abubakar, disclosed this yesterday in Bauchi while fielding questions from reporters. He said: “We have heard rumours of mystery killings as a result of stabbing people with sharp objects by unknown motorcycle riders Read More

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Operation Last Hold: Army inaugurates 49 operational vehicles

May 11, 2018 Musa Umar Bologi. Abuja 0

The Nigerian Army has inaugurated additional 49 combat and armoured personnel vehicles aimed at enhancing Operation Last Hold in Northern Borno state. The army recently launched Operational Last Hold to further degrade Boko Haram terrorists and quickly restore the economy of Northern Borno state. The operation began May 1, and will end August 31, 2018. Inaugurating the vehicles at the Read More

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