Troops eliminate bandits, recover arms in Zamfara

August 17, 2018 Sanusi Muhammad. Gusau 0

The Troops of 1 Division under Operation Whirl Punch yesterday responded to a distress call about an armed robbery gang along Birnin Gwari – Funtua road. While in pursuit of the armed robbers, they were ambushed by suspected bandits. However, they fought their way and overpowered the bandits, who hastily withdrew into Kwuyambana forest in Zamfara State. The Army Deputy Read More

FPP expresses worry over Plateau killings

August 17, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Following the continuous killings in Plateau state, the Foundation for Peace Professionals (FPP) has expressed concern over the issue calling on the State government to pay more attention to the underlining causes of these killings rather than wait for issues to get out of hand before responding. The Executive Director, Abdulrazaq Hamzat, said targeted killings currently taking place within Barkin Read More

Zamfara: 20 armed bandits in police net

August 17, 2018 Sanusi Muhammad. Gusau 0

The Zamfara state police command yesterday arrested 20 suspected gang of armed bandits during a tip up, the state commissioner of police, Mr. Kenneth Ebrimson has said while fielding questions from newsmen today at the command headquarters in Gusau. According to him, seven rifles have been recovered from them at different locations. He further noted that, the armed bandits were Read More

CAN declares 3-day fasting, prayers for Nigeria

August 16, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The leadership of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has declared a three-day national fasting and prayers to be observed in all churches in Nigeria. The association says the fasting and prayers to be held between August 27 and 29, is for divine protection and spiritual healing of the nation and its democracy. CAN president, Samson Ayokunle, made the announcement in Read More

Shettima commends troop ps’ counter insurgency fight

August 15, 2018 Sadiq Abubakar .Maiduguri 0

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno state has asserted that the holding of a week training by the Nigerian Army on Combat Support Arms will proffer lasting solutions to the security challenges that affects the military and national security. He also said that the training will provide a platform to discuss burning issues with a view to find possible ways to Read More

COAS to army: Remain apolitical

August 15, 2018 Sadiq Abubakar. Maiduguri 0

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai has reminded all the Nigerian army personnel to remain apolitical at all times and in all circumstances. He also said they must remained vigilant and above all, be loyal to constituted authorities while urging them to be frank in their deliberations and come up with workable ideas that would Read More

Emergence of cyber caliphate and the quest for Nigerian army cyber command By Fredrick Ikerionwu

August 14, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Decades ago, its unheard of that a Nigerian will at any time wrap himself or herself with an explosive to commit suicide in an attempt to kill other people. One could easily imagine economic instability as a result of long life span of corruption and ethno-religious crisis but not trends of suicide bombers and insurgency. Sometime in July 2014, Former Read More

Gbong Gwon Jos assures army of cooperation

August 14, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Chairman Plateau State Traditional Council and Gbong Gwom Jos, Da Jacob Gyang Buba has assured the to 3 Division Nigerian Army of the support and cooperation of the traditional insritution in the state in order to ensure that peace reigns in the State. He gave the assurance when he received the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3 Division Nigerian Army, Read More

NAF conducts in-house 400 hours inspection on F-7 aircraft

August 14, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Instituting a robust maintenance culture for the sustenance of platforms and equipment serviceability is an important part of the policy thrust of the current Leadership of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF). This imperative has received another boost with the successful in-house conduct of 400 hours scheduled maintenance inspection on an F-7 fighter trainer aircraft by engineers and technicians of the Read More

Army holds COSAT today

August 14, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Nigerian Army will today begin the Combat Support Arms Training ( COSAT) Week in Maiduguri, Borno State. The event which begin today will end Friday 17 August 2018. A statement by the Director Army Public Relations, Brig. Texas Chukwu, the training week is being hosted by the Headquarters Nigerian Army Corps of Artillery, with the theme, “Strengthening Combat Support Read More

Gunmen kill 9 in fresh Benue attack

August 11, 2018 Daniel Agbo.Makurdi 0

No fewer than nine persons were killed and many others injured with several houses razed when unknown gunmen attacked Tse-Ujoh, in Ikyurav Tiev, from Katsina Ala local government area of Benue state. The gunmen, who were alleged by locals to be gang members of a notorious criminal Terwase Akwaza, popularly known as Gana, stormed the area around 8am, when the Read More

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Insurgents kill NEMA staff in Borno

August 10, 2018 Adoyi M. Aba Abuja 0

Workers of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) have been thrown into mourning, following the killing of a colleague by Boko Haram insurgents. According to a statement issued yesterday in Abuja by the Agency’s Head of Media and Public Relations, Sani Datti, excavator operator John Iliya was killed by the insurgents on August 8, this year, at Damasak in Borno Read More

Armed banditry: 5,000 Zamfara IDPs return home

August 9, 2018 Sanusi Muhammad. Gusau 0

No fewer than 5,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) have been relocated back to their respective villages, following the quick intervention by the military under operation Sharan daji in their effort to dislodge the activities of armed bandits in Zurmi local government area of Zamfara state. This was made known by the outgoing force commander of the operation Saharan daji, Major. Read More

Police smash robbery, kidnap gang in Kogi

August 7, 2018 Oyibo Salihu. Lokoja 0

The Police in Kogi state have smashed a kidnap and robbery syndicate said to have been terrorising residents of the state and its environs. Parading five members of the gang, said to be operating on the LokojaOkene Road in the state, yesterday in Lokoja, the Commissioner of Police in charge of the state, CP Ali Janga, said the suspects include Read More

Multiple blasts kill 5 suicide bombers, 3 others

August 7, 2018 Sadiq Abubakar, Maiduguri 0

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has confirmed multiple suicide explosions in Kaleri area of Maiduguri metropolis on Sunday night by suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers. In a brief statement issued on Monday by the Chief Information Officer of NEMA, North-east Zonal Office Maiduguri, Malam Abdulkadir Ibrahim, the agency said, multiple explosion rock outskirts of Maiduguri Kaleri area about 9.53pm Read More

NAF combat aircraft kills several armed bandits in Zamfara

August 6, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Nigerian Air Force said its combat aircraft had recorded early successes in Operation Diran Mikiya, as it killed several armed bandits near Yanwari and Mashelema villages in Zamfara state. NAF spokesperson, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola said in a statement that on 1 August 2018, ground troops, while on clearance operations near Mashema, came in contact with a group of Read More

Troops neutralise 2 terrorists in ambush

August 6, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Director Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Texas Chukwu has said that troops of 222 Battalion deployed in operation LAFIYA DOLE on while on ambush operation around Malari village Borno State neutralised two Boko Haram terrorists while others flee into the bush. He said 10 bicycles were recovered from the terrorists during the encounter. Chukwu also said the Nigerian Army Read More

Religious body canvasses support for military

August 6, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Council of Ulamas Jama’atu Izalatil Bid’ah Wa Iqamatis Sunnah (JIBWIS) in Maiduguri, Borno state has called on residents of the state to support the Nigerian military’s efforts in combating terrorism in the North East and other security challenges across the country. The National Secretary of the Council, Dr Ali Mustapha, made the pledge in Maiduguri when he led members Read More

Troops arrest wanted terrorist in Borno

August 6, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Nigerian Army has said that troops of operation Lafiya Dole on Saturday arrested a wanted Boko Haram suspect, Maje Lawan, at Banki in Borno State. Army spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Texas Chukwu said in a statement that the suspect, which was believed to be number 96 on the wanted list earlier published by the army, was apprehended after he had Read More

NAF jet destroys terrorists’ hideout in Borno

August 6, 2018 Musa Umar Bologi. Abuja 0

The Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole destroyed Boko Haram terrorists hideout in Daban Masara area of Borno state. The spokesperson of tha Nigerian Air Force Air Commodore Ibikunle Darsmola disclosed this in a statement weekend. He said: “The surgical air strikes were conducted on the strength of credible intelligence which indicated that remnants of BHTs on the Read More

Heads of security agencies demand more arms, ammunitions

Minister of Defence, Mr. Mansur Dan-Ali, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to provide more equipment for the Armed Forces in order to sustain the tempo in the fight against Boko Haram insurgency and other security challenges in some parts of the country. A statement signed by the Public Relations Office of the minister, Colonel Tukur Gusau, said the minister Read More

NIQS advocates best practices’ adoption in construction industry

July 31, 2018 Blueprint Admin4 0

Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS) has called for the adoption of best practices in the construction industry, especially the Joint Contract Tribunal (JCT). The adoption of the procedure, they said would bring about remarkable development in construction industry, as the document is used in the vast majority of construction contracts abroad – both building and civil engineering works. At Read More

Abuja: NGO launches website to track unoccupied houses

July 31, 2018 Tope Sunday 0

Disturbed by the spate of unoccupied houses in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ) has launched a website, to track and expose illegally acquired property in the city. Executive Director of ANEEJ, Rev. David Ugolor, who disclosed this at a workshop titled: “Tackling Corruption Through Transparency in Property Ownership”, said the website Read More

Safety: Dangote rebrands truck drivers

July 31, 2018 David Agba 0

As part of effort to ensure road safety, truck drivers working under the Dangote Cement Plc will now wear new look as the company launches new dress code. The new uniform will enable the public to recognize and accord them respect. This is one of the fallouts of the two-day retreat organized by Africa’s top cement conglomerate at the weekend. Read More