In Katsina, Police honour Constable for returning missing $800 to owner

June 26, 2022 Editor 0

The Police Command in Katsina State on Friday honoured a Constable, Nura Mande, who found and returned missing 800 dollars to its owner in Katsina. A statement by the Command’s spokesperson, SP Gambo Isah, said that the constable was presented with a letter of commendation and N30,000 by the Commissioner of Police, Idris Dabban. He recalled that Mande was on Read More

Breaking: Terrorists murder another Catholic priest

June 25, 2022 Editor 0

Another Catholic priest, Rev Fr. Vitus Borogo, has killed by suspected terrorists in Kaduna State. This was disclosed by Rev. Fr. Christian Emmanuel of Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria in a statement. Part of the statement reads, “It is with a heavy heart, but with total submission to the will of God that we announce the death of Rev. Fr. Vitus Read More

Police reforms require huge funding – PSC Chair

June 23, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Chairman, Police Service Commission (PSC), IGP Musiliu Smith (retd.), has made case for adequate funding for the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to ensure a successful police reforms in the country. Smith noted that adequate funding of the Police as well as the PSC, the statutory civilian oversight body on the NPF, would make the police more efficient and effective. Read More

Police kill bandit, recover 2 guns, motorcycle 

June 23, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  Operatives of Kaduna state Police Command on Thursday killed a bandit and recovered one AK-49 rifle, one local long range revolver, 12 polymer cased cartridges and one operational motorcycle. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Kaduna state command, DSP Mohammed Jalige, who disclosed this to reporters in Kaduna on Thursday said the bandit was killed after Police operatives accost Read More

IGP deploys new police commissioner to Akwa Ibom

June 23, 2022 Uko Etim 0

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Baba Alkali, has approved the deployment of the new Commissioner of Police, CP Olatoye Durosinmi, to Akwa Ibom, Blueprint has learnt. The new Commissioner of Police is to take over from Andrew Amiengheme, who was recently promoted to the rank of Assistant Inspector General (AIG). Blueprint reports that Durosinmi will be the 31st Commissioner Read More

Viral video: Kwara police arrests boy, 4 others who flogged, stripped girl friend naked 

June 23, 2022 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

The Kwara state police command Thursday said it operatives have arrested a boy Jimoh Abdulfatai and four of his accomplices friend who floggedand and strip his aclaimed girl friend naked in Shao moro local government area of kwara state.  Others arrested and arraigned along side Abdulfatai according to the police were Olamide Babatunde, Afeez Ayomide, Agboola Abdulsamad and Yakubu Mustapha. The suspects, Read More

Breaking: Suspected killers of Owo Catholic church worshippers arrested

June 23, 2022 Editor 0

The Ondo State Security Network Agency has revealed that some persons involved in the attack of St Francis Catholic Church, Owo, in Owo local government area have been arrested. Commander of the agency codenamed Amotekun Corps Chief Adetunji Adeleye who disclosed this in Akure on Thursday said, “We have arrested a number of those who perpetrated evil at the St Francis Catholic Read More

Safiyinu Amira: Medical evaluation report’ll vindicate Police – Source

June 23, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

As part of investigation into the circumstances surrounding missing Abuja resident, Safiyinu Amira, who had raised the alarm on Twitter over her alleged kidnap, the FCT Police Command is set to release report of medical evaluation conducted on her in line with global best practices. A senior police officer, Wednesday, assured Blueprint that the outcome of the medical evaluation would Read More

Police kill robber, recover AK-47 in Delta

June 22, 2022 Amaechi Okwara 0

Delta police command, Wednesday, killed a suspected armed robber and recovered rounds of AK-47 ammunition. A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe said “0n 21/6/2022, the DPO Kwale Division received a distress call that an armed robbery operation was taking place along Jesus Avenue in Umusadege quarters in Kwale, Ndokwa West area of the state. DPO Kwjale Division oblised Read More

Social media, fake news greatest threat to 2023 polls – DSS

June 22, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

As preparation for the 2023 general goes into top gear the Department of State Service (DSS) has identified the social media and fake news as the greatest threat to the forthcoming elections. This is the service has warned the media against engaging in mischief or indulging in activities that would create disharmony in the country. DSS Public Relations Officer (PRO), Read More

Kidnappings: Our reaolutions not yielding results – Wase

June 22, 2022 Joshua Egbodo 0

Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ahmed Idris Wase, has lamented the lack of attention and giving effect to resolutions of the National Assembly by Executive arm of the federal government. He stated this on Wednesday, especially with reference to the various security agencies on issues of general insecurity and kidnappings across the country. Wase was contributing to a debate Read More

In Anambra, gunmen collect N15m ransom, kill ex-lawmaker 2 weeks after abduction

June 22, 2022 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Gunmen have beheaded a former member of Anambra State House of Assembly, Mr Nelson Achukwu of Ukpor, Nnewi South Local Government Area, two weeks after he was abducted. The deceased, a lawyer and crippled, was reportedly kidnapped on June 9, 2022 barely one month after the lawmaker representing Aguata constitutuency 2, Governor Charles Soludo’s constituency, at the state Assembly, Okechukwu Read More

Zulum in Egypt, discusses Boko Haram at high-level forum on Africa

June 22, 2022 Sadiq Abubakar 0

On invitation, Borno state governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum is currently in Egypt where he addressed participants at the third edition of Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development which held, Tuesday, in Cairo. The Aswan Forum was launched in February 2019 by the Egyptian government in its capacity as the Chairman of the African Union (AU) and Champion of Read More

Kaduna church attack: Terrorists demand N100m ransom to free abducted 36 worshipers 

June 20, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Terrorists who attacked Maranatha Baptist Church and St Moses Catholic Church in Robuh, Ungwan Aku, Kajuru local government of Kaduna state on Sunday, have demanded for a ransom of N100 million to free 36 worshippers in their custody. Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, had on Sunday confirmed three persons killed in the attacks launched Read More

Ogun: Police declares Zazu crooner, Portable wanted 

June 20, 2022 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Ogun State police command has declared hip hop singer, Habeeb Okikiola a.k.a Portable wanted for organising some youths to beat up a young man, and inflict bodily injury on him. The command’s spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a press statement made available to Blueprint, Monday, stated that the incident was said to have taken place somewhere within Ogun State about two days ago. Read More

Soldier guns down boy dead in Minna

June 20, 2022 Aideloje Ojo 0

A soldier believed to be from the Army barracks in Minna has shot a boy dead at a filling station in the city after a brawl. Blueprint learnt that the incident occured during a fight between the soldier and the Manager of the filling station on Monday. Witness account said the boy joined the fight at a point and drew cutlass Read More

Sani Toro: Anxiety as abductors make huge demand

June 20, 2022 Editorial IV 0

About 24 hour after, abductors of former General Secretary of the then Nigeria Football Association (NFA), Sani Toro, and two others have asked for a ransom of N150 million for the release of the captives. The two other captives are Garba Yila, a former national team assistant coach and a friend, Isa Jah. They were abducted on Saturday while on Read More

Terrorists kill 3, injure 2 in fresh Kaduna attacks 

June 19, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Terrorists have attacked worshippers and locals in Ungwan Fada, Ungwan Turawa and Ungwan Makama in Rubu area of Kajuru local government, killing three persons and injuring two others.  Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, said in a statement on Sunday that the bandits stormed Rubu village on motorcycles and attacked Maranatha Baptist Church and St. Moses Read More

Imo: Police operatives nab killer of pregnant woman

June 19, 2022 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

A boy in his 20s was on Sunday, arrested by the operatives of the Imo State Police Command for allegedly murdering a pregnant woman in Nekede, Owerri West local government area of the State. Although, the reason for the murder was not known as at the time of filing this report, Blueprint gathered that when the information got to people within the Read More

Five dead as gunmen, IPOB clash in Anambra

June 18, 2022 Okechukwu Onuegbu, Awka 0

About five persons suspected to be members of unknown gunmen were killed on Friday during a confrontation with people suspected to be Proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). According to a viral video, the incident occured along Onitsha/Owerri road by Akwa village, Ihiala, Ihiala Local Government Area (LGA) of Anambra State. The viral video showed a Hilux van carrying five Read More

Police kill 4 bandits, nab female gunrunner in Kaduna 

June 16, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Operatives of Kaduna state police command on Wednesday killed four bandits following exchange of gunfire and arrested a suspected female gunrunner, while recovering AK-47 and AK-49 rifles both with ammunitions and an operation vehicle.  Kaduna state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Mohammed Jalige, who made this known to journalists on Thursday, said the incident took place along Saminaka -Jos Read More

Police uncover ‘baby factory’, recover 4 pregnant girls, 31 ‘sex slaves’ 99 in Anambra 

June 16, 2022 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Anambra State Police command, Wednesday, bursted a hotel at Nkpor, Idemili North Local Government Area, where teenagers and adolescents were suspectedly converted to sex workers for commercialisation of their babies. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Tochukwu Ikenga, who disclosed this in a statement, revealed that the operatives also recovered four of those girls who were already pregnant and Read More

Guber poll: PSC staff in Ekiti to monitor police conduct

June 16, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has dispatched a team of its senior staff to Ekiti state to monitor Police Officers on election duties during the June 18 governorship election in the state. PSC Head, Press and Public Relations, Mr. Ikechukwu Ani, in a press statement in Abuja, said the commission’s staff would be in the 16 Local government areas of Read More

IGP condemns harassment of Nigerians, tasks police VIP aides on professionalism

June 16, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, has charged police officers attached to VIPs to carry out their duties with utmost professionalism, respect for fundamental rights, rule of law, and civility to members of the public in line with the code of conduct for police officers. The IGP equally condemned the reported harassment and demeaning posture of some police officers Read More