Breaking: ‘One million boys’ leader shot dead in Ibadan

July 12, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

The leader of a notorious cult gang, known as one million boys terrorising the people of Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, Biola Ebila was on Sunday shot dead at Olomi area of Ibadan. Ebila was declared wanted by the Oyo state Police Command following the death of another cult leader, Ekugbemi in May this year. Sources said Biola Ebila met his Read More

Armed herders kill 22, burn 24 houses in Kaduna villages – Sokapu

July 12, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Unknown gunmen, suspected to be Fulani herders, have attacked Chibob, Kigudu and Ungwan Audu villages in Zango Kataf Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna state, killing 22 persons, despite 24-hour curfew and security presence, the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (Sokapu) has alleged. Kaduna state government had imposed 24-hour curfew in Kauru and Zango Kataf local government areas to forestall escalation Read More

Lagos: Police arrest traffic robbers, recover phones

July 12, 2020 Temitope Musowo 0

Two robbery suspects who are in the habit of attacking motorists held in traffic and collecting their belongings in some parts of Lagos were on Monday night arrested by operatives of RRS on patrol along Oshodi – Oke, Lagos state. The suspects, Tunde Olaiya, 24 years old and Tokunbo  Omotola, 26, were arrested in separate encounters in Oshodi – Oke. Read More

NUJ demands military checkpoints on Okene – Lokoja- Abuja road

July 10, 2020 Oyibo Salihu 0

The Nigeria Union of journalists (NUJ), Kogi state chapter, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to restore military checkpoints on the Okene – lokoja – Abuja road to check the activities of blood-thirsty criminals. In a statement signed by the chairman of the Council, Adeiza Momohjimoh and secretary Ademu Seidu, the union noted that the road “has become a safe Read More

Air force jets strike 8 bandits leaders, 12 fighters in Zamfara forest

July 10, 2020 Musa Umar Bologi 0

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) component of Operation Dadarin Daji has killed bandits’ leaders and several fighters during air strikes in the Zamfara state section of the Kagara forest. Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Enenche disclosed this Friday. He said the air strikes were executed on 9 July 2020 after Human Intelligence (HUMINT) reports indicated that some armed Read More

Troops rescue 3 kidnapped victims in Kaduna

July 10, 2020 Musa Umar Bologi 0

Troops of Operation Thunder Strike, a subsidiary of Operation Accord, have rescued three persons kidnapped in their farm by armed bandits in Gwazunu village, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna state. Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Enenche said the troops rescued the victims after receiving “credible intelligence on the kidnap of some people by armed bandits from their Read More

Breaking: Gunmen kill 2 Naval officer along Abuja-Lokoja highway

July 9, 2020 Solomon Arowolo 0

Unknown gunmen struck and killed two Nigerian Naval officers along Abuja-Lokoja highway. The ugly incident happened just few days after suspected bandits killed a Nigerian Army officer, GSM Abubakar, along the same road. No official statement has been made by the any of the country’s security outfit as at the time of filling this report. Details loading…

Rape cases and the law

July 9, 2020 Ibrahim Mustapha 0

It is very sad that while the country is grappling with the Covid-19 pandemic the cases of rape and sexual abuse have been on the increase. Recently, the Nasarawa state Police Command paraded a man who raped a three-month-old baby. In Kaduna state, a six-year-old girl was raped to death and her corpse was dumped a mosque. The story of Read More

No time to relent, Air Chief tells personnel fighting bandits

July 9, 2020 Musa Umar Bologi 0

The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has again charged personnel fighting bandits in the North-west not to relent, but intensify operations to ensure total defeat of the bandits. The Air Chief gave the charge Wednesday, during his operational visit to Birnin Gwari in Kaduna state. He said the NAF’s air offensives against bandits and other Read More

Buratai troops: You’re better equipped, trained than insurgents, bandits

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, has charged the troops to confront and defeat criminal elements terrorising Nigeria, especially in the North-east and North-west. The army chief who said the troops were better trained and equipped than the criminals, tasked them to deploy their training in the banditry and insurgency fight. Buratai gave the charge Wednesday while Read More

Military kill several terrorists in combine air, ground assaults in Gubio

July 8, 2020 Musa Umar Bologi 0

The Nigerian military have killed several Boko haram terrorists, Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) and destroyed their gun trucks during a combined air and ground operations by the Nigerian Air Force and Nigerian Army in Gubio, a community in Northern Borno state. The terrorists had attempted to infiltrate Gubio community on Tuesday, but were overpowered by superior fire Read More

Insecurity: Go and defeat criminals, Buratai charges troops

July 8, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai, has charged the troops to go out there and defeat criminal elements terrorising Nigeria, especially in the North East and North West, noting that the bandits and terrorists are not as armed and trained as soldiers. Buratai gave the charge on Wednesday while addressing the graduation of 1,142 soldiers from Read More

El-Rufai condoles with family of slain farmer in Kaduna

July 8, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Kaduna state government has condoled with the family of a farmer who was killed on his farm on Sunday in Kajuru local government area of the state.  The farmer, Mr. Jeremiah Yohanna, was declared missing on Sunday only for his dead body to be found on Monday morning.Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who Read More

Senate approves 4- year single term for IGP

July 7, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

Senate Tuesday passed for third reading, the Police Act 2004 (Repeal and Re-enactment) Bill 2020, which provided for a four year single term for future Inspector-General of Police (IGP).This was sequel to the consideration of the report of the Senate committee on Police Affairs on the bill presented by its Chairman, Senator Halliru Jika ( APC Bauchi Central).According to the Read More

Magu: DSS speaks

July 6, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Department of State Services (DSS) has debunked reports in the media that it personnel arrested the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu. DSS stated this in a statement by its Public Relations Officer Peter Afunanya on Monday. The statement said, “The Department of State Services (DSS) wishes to inform the public that it Read More

For not picking her calls, Policewoman shoots husband

July 6, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A Kenyan policewoman has shot her husband with an AK-47 rifle in the Dago Area of Nyalenda, Kisumu for not picking her calls. The policewoman identified as APC Maureen is currently at large. The Administration Police officer who is based in Kisumu East Sub County allegedly shot her husband for giving their house help Ksh50 for lunch without consulting her Read More

Breaking: Tension as Kidnappers abduct NLC Chairman

July 5, 2020 Editor 0

There is palpable tension in Asaba, Delta state capital moment after the Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in the state Goodluck Ofobruku was kidnapped right in front of his house. He was abducted around 8pm on Saturday. As at the time of filling this report, the abductors Blueprint learnt were yet to establish contact with anyone. Details loading…

Alleged rape: We‘re professional in our operations, military tells TCSA

July 4, 2020 Umar Musa Bologi 0

The Defence Headquarters has said that the Nigerian military is always guided by rules of engagements, International Laws of Armed Conflict and sufficient intelligence in any operations it embarks on. This came as a result of online reports by one Tiv Cultural and social Association (TCSA) accusing Nigerian military personnel deployed in Taraba State of “raping their wives and daughters, Read More

IGP orders posting, redeployment of senior officers

July 4, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

…Names heads of new departments, zones The Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, Friday, ordered the posting/redeployment of Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs) Adeleye Olusola Oyebade, and Ibrahim A. Lamorde, to the Department of Research and Planning and Directorate of Intelligence, FHQ, Abuja, respectively. The departments were created following the recent presidential approval for the re-organisation of the Read More

Breaking: Uncertainty as Police arrest NUJ chairman

July 4, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The chairman of Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Ebonyi state chapter, comrade Tony Nwizi, has been reportedly arrested by the Police. Nwizi was said to have been arrested at the early hours of  Saturday from his Abakaliki resident, by men of the Nigerian police believed to have been sent by the Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed. This was first disclosed Read More

Insecurity: Troops kill terrorists, bandits, scores arrested

July 3, 2020 Samson Benjamin 0

The Nigerian military says its operations conducted across the country in the last two weeks have led to the killing of scores of bandits, terrorists, kidnappers and oil thieves.  Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.- Gen John Enenche, who made this known in Abuja at a media briefing Thursday, said the soldiers also effected the arrest of criminals, including two foreigners, Read More