Osun CP escapes death as car crashes in Ebonyi

September 21, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

An accident involving the Commissioner of Police Osun state, CP Undie Adie, and a Toyota Corolla car with registration number KSF 76 FW on Sunday took place in Abakaliki, capital city of Ebonyi state.The accident was said to have happened on Sunday afternoon at about 2: 50pm along Enugu/abakaliki Expressway. Though, there were no casualties recorded, the police commissioner was said Read More

PLAC commends Buhari over assent to Police Bill 2020

September 21, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for assenting to the Police Bill, 2020, which signifies a huge commitment to the reform of Nigeria’s policing system that was long overdue. PLAC Executive Director, Clement Nwankwo, in a press statement, Sunday in Abuja, said: “The new Act seeks to provide for a more efficient and effective police service that Read More

Gana: Tiv youth group commends Army

September 21, 2020 Editor 0

The Tiv Youth Advancement Vanguard ( TYAV) has heaped praises and commendations on the Nigerian Army and other security agencies for the killing of wanted militia warlord, Terwase Akwaza, popularly known as Gana in a gun battle. Gana who terrorised communities in Benue, Taraba and Nasarawa and particularly Katsina-ala, Ukum and Logo local government areas of Benue was killed during Read More

Edo: Independent observers laud Nigerian Army, others

September 20, 2020 Editor 0

A group of independent observers at the just concluded Edo state governorship election has described the Nigerian Army and other security operatives as “worthy partners of democracy” over the peaceful conduct of the exercise.  The Independent Election Monitoring Observers, consisting of civil society organisations, non-governmental organisations and the media said the presence of “professional” troops played a vital role in the entire Read More

Insecurity: More troops, police deployed to airport road, strategic locations in Kaduna

September 20, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Troops of Nigerian Army and police operatives have been deployed to the Kaduna Airport road and other strategic locations, at the instance of Governor Nadir el-Rufai of Kaduna state. According to the Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, “the deployment including aggressive fighting patrols by troops and police operatives, is aimed at beefing up security around the Kaduna Read More

Revealed! How Gana’s gang members caused his death – Eye witness account

September 20, 2020 Editor 0

New facts have emerged on the circumstances that led to the death of Terwase Akwaza popularly known as Gana, the notorious militia leader that terrorised Benue state and environs for several years. According to information gathered from reliable sources, Gana died when members of his gang attempted to release him forcefully from the captivity of troops of Operation Ayem Akpatuma Read More

Daru-salam ‘ll soon go extinct -DHQ

September 20, 2020 Musa Umar Bologi 0

The Defence Headquarters has said that the Daru-salam estremist group will soon go into extinction in the country. The Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Maj.  Gen. John Enenche, stated this in Abuja while responding to questions during a media briefing at the Defence Headquarters at the weekend. Blueprint recalls that over 400 members of the group surrendered to the Nigerian military Read More

Again, Kidnappers invade Kaduna, abduct 2, demand N24m for 8 previous victims

September 19, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Barely two days after kidnappers abducted eight people in Karji, a Kaduna suburb, demanding N24 million ransom, the dare-devil men struck again on Friday night and abducted two people in the same suburb.  The armed bandits stormed Karji, along Yakowa way, Chikun local government area of Kaduna state on Wednesday where they abducted eight people demanding for N10 million ransom Read More

Again, Bandits strike in Kaduna, kidnap 5 family members, 2 others

September 18, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Suspected kidnappers on Friday abducted seven persons, including five members of a family in Barakallahu, a suburb of Kaduna metropolis, along Kaduna-Zaria road, in Igabi local government area of the state. The bandits invaded the community, opposite the National Teachers Institute at about 1:30am on Friday, shooting sporadically and broke into a house, where they picked a woman and her Read More

Terrorism, banditry, others: A look at military operations

September 18, 2020 SAMSON BENJAMIN 0

It’s clear from all indications that Nigeria is at war. But like wildfire, this unconventional warfare has spread to neighbouring countries within the Lake Chad Basin such as Chad, Niger, and Cameroon. SAMSON BENJAMIN in this report takes a look at the scenario. Though, some may beg to differ with the aforesaid thesis, probably because they are not living very Read More

Security: Nigerians in diaspora hail Buhari, Service Chiefs

September 18, 2020 Editor 0

The United kingdom (UK) chapter of the Nigerians in Diaspora Monitoring Group (NDMG) has applauded President Muhammadu Buhari and the Service Chiefs for improving the security situation in the country.  Describing the progress made as “giant strides”, the group said its feedback mechanism back home rates the current administration high in the war against terrorism, bandits and other criminal gangs.  In a Read More

How Buhari’s emergence, Military’s counter-insurgency tactics wiped out Boko Haram from Bauchi – CSOs

September 18, 2020 Editor 0

A coalition of civil society organisations (CSOs) has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari’s emergence in 2015 and the military’s counter-insurgency measures have ended Boko Haram activities in Bauchi state and other parts of the North East.  The team led by Global Amnesty Watch (GAW), also consisting of non-governmental organisations and the media came to this conclusion at the end of Read More

Gunmen kill DPO, Inspector, 5 farmers, abduct 3 housewives in Sokoto, Katsina

 Gunmen in the early hours of Thursday attacked Gidan Madi town, the headquarters of Tangaza local government area of Sokoto state, killing a divisional police officer and an inspector of police, with three housewives abducted in the process. A reliable source from Gidan Madi told Blueprint that at about 12.20am, the bandits carrying dangerous weapons, stormed the police station shooting sporadically and in the Read More

Edo guber: IGP orders restriction of vehicular movement

September 17, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

As part of efforts to ensure public order and safety during the forthcoming Edo governorship election holding on Saturday, September 19, 2020, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the restriction of vehicular movement from 11:59pm on Friday, September 18, 2020, to 6pm on Saturday, September 19, 2020. The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), DCP Frank Mba, Read More

Buhari signs Police Bill 2020 into law

September 17, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law the Nigeria Police Bill, 2020, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, said on Thursday.In a statement issued in Abuja, Adesina said the president communicated his assent to the Bill to the National Assembly in a memo dated September 16, 2020, through the Clerk of the legislature. The Read More

Breaking: Buhari signs Police Bill 2020 into law

September 17, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law the Nigeria Police Bill, 2020, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, said on Thursday. In a statement issued in Abuja, Adesina said the president communicated his assent to the Bill to the National Assembly in a memo dated September 16, 2020, through the Clerk of the legislature. Read More

CSR: Oduduwa group hails Nigerian Army

September 17, 2020 Editor 0

The Oduduwa Progressives Youth Congress (OPYC) has described the Nigerian Army as the “guardian of democracy” with its enhanced civil-military relationship.  The group’s commendation trails the construction and commissioning of a bridge and hospital in two communities in Osun state by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen TY Buratai.  With these and other completed projects, the OPYC said the army Read More

Amnesty, CSOs hail Buhari, military for eradication of Boko Haram from Yobe

September 16, 2020 Editor 0

The Global Amnesty Watch (GAW) and a coalition of civil society organisations have commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the military for totally wiping out Boko Haram insurgents from Yobe state.  The group made this known on Wednesday at the end of a tour around the state wherein it accessed the situation on ground in post-Boko Haram era and the peace process in place. Read More

Kaduna CP orders clampdown on proliferation of prohibited firearms

September 16, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kaduna state Commissioner of Police, Umar Muri, has ordered strict and full implementation of the clampdown on proliferation of firearms in Kaduna state. A statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Kaduna state Police Command, ASP Muhammad Jalige, said that the order followed the directive of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, on the clampdown on proliferation of prohibited Read More

Nigeria @60: APC youths laud Buhari, military for ‘defeating Boko Haram’

September 16, 2020 Editor 0

Ahead of Nigeria’s 60th independence anniversary, the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Youth Solidarity Vanguard (NYSV) has saluted President Muhammadu Buhari and the military for putting an end to Boko haram activities.  The APC youths, in a statement through its Publicity Secretary, Comrade Abdulmuminu Kabir, on Wednesday said President Buhari has kept his promise of securing the country and defeating the terrorist Read More

Revealed: When exam into Nigeria Police Academy ‘ll take place

September 15, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The FCT Police Command has said the selection examination into the 8th Regular Course of the Nigeria Police Academy Wudil, Kano state, would hold onThursday. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, disclosed this, in a press statement, Tuesday in Abuja. It read in part: “The FCT Police Command wishes to inform applicants who applied Read More

Bandits didn’t attack Abuja-Kaduna train -KDSG

September 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Kaduna state government has denied media reports that claimed that gunmen shot at the Abuja-Kaduna bound train on Monday at Rijana village in Chikun local government area of Kaduna state.According to a statement issued by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Alhaji Abdullahi Sani, on Tuesday, the government described the story as ‘’a Read More

Gana: North Central youth leaders commend Army over killing of notorious killer, bandits

September 15, 2020 Editor 0

Some youth leaders from Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba states have commended the Nigerian Army over the killing of militia leader, Terwase Akwaza, popularly known as Gana.  The group at a joint press conference at the Unity Fountain, Abuja, on Tuesday, expressed total confidence in the troops to “continue to defend our people from the other Ganas and their political allies that are still Read More

Buhari, military efforts in North East under-reported – Don

September 15, 2020 Editor 0

A University lecturer at the Kwararafa University, Dr Uzah Thomas, has observed the prevailing security situation in Northeast Nigeria and revealed that efforts of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration and that of the military in dealing with security situation in the region is grossly under-reported. Dr. Thomas who is also the head of Mass Communication Department of the University, said Read More

Bandits on rampage in Katsina, Kaduna, Nasarawa, kill one, kidnap nursing mother, infant, 15 family members

   Bandits Monday struck again in the North-west states of Kaduna and Katsina as well as North-central state of Nasawara, as they went on rampage killing several of their victims and kidnapping others for ransom. A major highpoint of the tragedy was the killing of two officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) and the kidnap of 10 others Read More