Don’t give money for recruitment, police warn applicants

May 10, 2018 Bashir Mohammed. Kano 0

Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of logistics and supply, Alhaji Abbati Maigari Dikko, has warned applicants seeking to be recruited into the Nigeria Police Force to be of good conduct and avoid the temptation of using money in securing the job. Addressing applicants from Kano state in Kano yesterday, Dikko said the recruitment of the police personnel was a Read More

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2 female suicide bombers kill selves in Borno

Borno state police command has confirmed that two female suicide bombers, in Jidari polo area, detonated IEDs killing themselves in the early hours of yesterday. The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Edet Okon, yesterday in a statement said: “Today being 09/05/18, at about 0500 hrs, two female suicide bombers attempted to infi ltrate one Alhaji Bunu’s Mosque. “They were sighted Read More

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Civil Defence arrests 351 suspects, trains 500 mediators

May 9, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Commandant General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, has said that between January 2018 till date his agency has arrested about 351 suspected vandals of critical infrastructure and economic saboteurs across the states. Out of this number, the CG said 62 suspects have been convicted while 289 under prosecution. Gana made the revelation during Read More

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Winning people’s minds critical to curbing insecurity – Buratai

Wining the hearts and minds of the populace is critical in solving internal security challenges in the country, the Chief of Army Staff , Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has said. He said this while inaugurating a water project in Galengu, Balinga local government area of Gombe state. The project is part of the civilmilitary activities of the Nigerian Army. It consists Read More

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NAF fighter jet kills scores of terrorists in Borno

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has announced that its Alpha Jet neutralised scores of Boko Haram terrorists while providing close air support to ground troops during an operation on Monday at Koleram in Northern Borno state. Its spokesperson, Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya, disclosed this in a statement, saying it was initiated following a call from the General Officer Commanding Read More

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How army plans to end killings in Benue, Taraba

May 7, 2018 Musa Unmar Bologi 0

MUSA UMAR BOLOGI in the entourage of the army leadership to the trouble spots of killings by armed militias in Benue and Taraba states reports on the efforts of the army in bringing the menace to an end. Beauty amidst threat Three soldiers stood inside the trench with a machine gun mounted on sand bags facing the river. They are Read More

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Security: UNDP, Borno establish Chad Basin governors’ forum

  The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Borno state government have established Lake Chad Basin Governors’ Forum to promote dialogue and conflict resolution. This was disclosed by the UNDP communication analyst, Miss Eno Jonathan, yesterday at a joint press conference in Maiduguri. According to her, the dialogue and conflict prevention forum is to encourage sustainable development and peace among Read More

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Army recovers 1,389 arms, 20,352 ammunition

May 5, 2018 Joy Emmanuel. Yenagoa 0

The Nigerian Army yesterday confirmed the killing of four high profile militants and dismantling of militant camps in the nine Niger Delta states that had resisted arrest and engaged in gun battle with the troops of Joint Military Task Force during operations. Among militants neutralised by the troops, according to the Nigerian Army, include Issy Ibori (Ondo), Commander Augustine Gbangbanran Read More

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Bomb attack: Osinbajo orders increased security in Adamawa

May 3, 2018 Blueprint 0

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has ordered security agencies to beef up security in Mubi, Adamawa state, and environs, especially markets and places of worship, following the bomb attack in the state on Tuesday. The directive was contained in a release issued yesterday by the Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande. The release stated Read More

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Killings :worshippers wear black as security tightens in Markurdi security

April 30, 2018 Daniel Agbo. Markurdi 0

 The Christian community in Benue state yesterday staged a peaceful protest to express grievance over the killing of two priests and worshippers among other Christian faithful in the state by herdsmen militia. This is even as security was yesterday tightened within and around churches in Makurdi, major towns and villages in the state. In Gboko, Otukpo and Makurdi, security men Read More

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NAF kills scores of insurgents in air raid

April 30, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has disclosed that its aircraft killed scores of Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) at Yuwe in Borno state, through successful air strikes. NAF’s Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya, who confirmed this in a statement yesterday in Abuja, said the operation was conducted on Saturday. The statement read in part: “The Read More

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NAF fighter jet neutralises terrorists in Borno

April 30, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Nigerian Air Forces said yesterday that the Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, neutralised scores of Boko Haram terrorists through a successful air strikes in YUWE in Borno state. NAF spokesperson, Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya said the incident happened on Saturday 28 April 2018. He said the mission was conducted following intelligence report that BHTs fighters were Read More

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Military winning fight against terrorists in Lake Chad Basin – MJTF commander

April 30, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Commander of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), Maj. Gen. Lucky Irabor has aid that the military is winning the war against Book Haram terrorists in the Lake Chad Basin despite some casualties suffered by the troops of MJTF recently . Irabor said thisrecently in Ndjamena, Chad while speaking with journalists. According to the MJTF spokesperson, Col. Timothy Antigha, Read More

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NAF graduates146 senior non-commissioned officers

April 30, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Nigerian Air Force has graduated another set of 146 Senior NonCommissioned Officers (SNCOs) from the Leadership and Management Course at the Military Training Centre in Kaduna. The course, which commenced in February 2018, according to NAF spokesperson, Air Vice Marshal Olarokunbo Adesanya, in a statement, was designed to equip selected personnel with up-to-date knowledge in human and material management Read More

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NAF jet destroys terrorists logistics base in North-east

April 30, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Nigerian Air Force said yesterday that its Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE in the early hours of 27 April 2018, destroyed a Boko Haram terrorists logistics base at Tumbum Gini in the northern Borno state. NAF spokesperson, Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya said a Nigerien Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft conducted the Battle Read More

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Army nabs 4 suspected terrorists, collaborator in Yobe

April 30, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Nigerian Army said yesterday that troops of 233 Battalion deployed in operation LAFIYA DOLE nabbed four Book Haram suspects and their collaborator during a raid operation in Mingel and Damagun in Fune Local Government Area of Yobe state. It said the operation took place on 27 April 2018. According to army spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Texas Chukeu, all the suspects Read More

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Army deploys troops for Operation Last Hold

April 30, 2018 Musa Umar Bologi. Abuja 0

The Nigerian Army says its has deployed troops and hardwares to commence operation Last Hold aimed to achieve total defeat of terrorists and further fast track North-east economy Army spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Texas Chukwu said in a statement that already some troops were already on ground, while additional troops are now deployed to boost the operation. Operation Last Hold is Read More

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6 killed, 7 injured at Boko Haram crossfire with police

April 28, 2018 Abubakar Sadiq 0

  Borno Police Command has confirmed four persons including a Civilian JTF and two female suicide bombers killed in crossfire while improvises explosive devices were discovered with the insurgents in Jidari area of Maiduguri metropolis. The Force also said that a police Amoured Personnel Carrier (APC) was also damaged by IED explosions, while seven other persons were severely injured. Police Read More

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Herdsmen kill 7 IDPs in Nasarawa

April 26, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

President of the Tiv Youth Organisation in Nasarawa state, Peter Ahemba, has said seven Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) were killed at Ihukan village in Awe local government area by suspected herdsmen. Ahemba told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday in Lafi a that the seven farmers were displaced by the recent attacks in the state. He said they had Read More

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Police raise task force on SPY number plate, siren abuses

April 25, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Police in FCT on Monday constituted a six-member taskforce on the abuse of Supernumerary (SPY) number plate and siren by unauthorised persons in the territory. The Inspector-General of Police recently directed all holders of SPY number plate and siren to return them to the Force Transport Officer (FTO) and apply for re-validation. He also said that a Task Force Read More

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Police arrest 11 ‘bandits’ in Kebbi

Kebbi state Police Command has arrested 11 suspected Bandits who killed five people in Bena town in Danko/Wasagu local government area of the state. The Commissioner of Police, Ibrahim Kabiru, told journalists in Birnin Kebbi, the state capital, yesterday that the suspects were arrested after the Command swung into action to counter their invasion of Bena town on border with Read More

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FG inaugurates Fusion Centre to curtail suicide bombing in North-east

April 25, 2018 Musa Umar Bologi. Abuja 0

Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, yesterday inaugurated an intelligence analysis centre, also known as Fusion Centre at the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA), Abuja. According to him, the Centre is to tackle the desperate actions of Boko Haram terrorists in the North-east, who use under-age children, particularly girls, as suicide bombers. President Muhammadu Buhari, in November 2017, approved the setting up Read More

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Offa robbery: Culprits won’t go unpunished – Police

Against the background of speculation over alleged involvement of policemen in the recent armed robbery attack in Off a, Kwara state, where many lives were lost and yet to be ascertained amount of cash was carted away from about five commercial banks, the Nigerian Police have vowed to deal decisively with all persons, directly or indirectly, linked to the incident. Read More

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1,150 cattle rustlers, kidnappers, repent in Kaduna

April 24, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Another batch of 1,150 criminals, including cattle rustlers, bandits and kidnappers in Anchau, Kubau local government area of Kaduna state have repented. No fewer than 750 others in the village had sworn by the Holy Qur’an a month ago to abandon their criminal ways of life. Spokesman of Kaduna state Police Command, SP Mukhtar Aliyu, told journalists yesterday in Kaduna Read More

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Troops destroy B/Haram camp, kill one in Benisheikh

April 24, 2018 Sadiq Abubakar. Maiduguri 0

Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole deployed at a forward operational base in Benisheikh have uncovered a Boko Haram training camp where instructional training was provided to its foot soldiers. The troops uncovered the camp located in a hideout in Afa general area on Sunday morning at about 9.30 am, following a tip off that insurgentswere being trained in the hideout. Read More

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