Oyo jailbreak: 3 security operatives feared dead, 575 inmates still at large, 300 recaptured

October 23, 2021 Bayo Agboola, Ibadan 0

No fewer than 575 inmates that escaped during the Friday attack on the Abolongo Correctional centre are still at large as about 300 others who escaped have been recaptured. Already, the Controller of the Correctional centre, Oyo state command, Mr. Noel Ailewon, on Saturday disclosed that one of the inmates at the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Abolongo, Correctional centre died during Read More

Buratai’s purported comments on insecurity false – CSO

October 23, 2021 Editor 0

A rights group, Civil Society for Peace, Justice and Development has described the statement in some section of the media credited to Nigeria’s Ambassador to Benin Republic and former Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, as “a desperation of enemies of Nigeria to create friction between the nation’s leaders in their efforts to end insecurity. Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai (Rtd) Read More

Breaking: FG reveals Sunday Igboho’s major sponsor, exposes Nnamdi Kanu

October 22, 2021 Editor 0

The federal government on Friday said it has uncovered major financier of the Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo also known as Sunday Igboho. Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami who disclosed this revealed that a member of the National Assembly is capable. Malami, who was silent on the identity of the federal lawmaker, said a Read More

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FG, Police yet to learn from #ENDSARS protest – Afenifere

October 21, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Pan Yoruba Socio political organisation Afenifere Thursday stated that the positive lessons inherent in the ENDSARS protest have not been learnt in Nigeria. Afenifere stated this in a statement by its national publicity secretary, Comrade Jare Ajayi, and made available to journalists in Ibadan. The organisation said it was unfortunate that the alleged high handed manner with which the police Read More

Kaduna insecurity: How 888 were killed, 2,553 kidnapped in 9 months – Report

October 21, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  Not less than 888 people have been killed and 2,553 others kidnapped in Kaduna state between January and September 2021. Seven hundred and twenty people were also injured within the period, Kaduna state security report has disclosed.  The third quarter security report presented by Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, Wednesday, said 220 Read More

Breaking: Bandits strike, abduct 30 passengers in Niger

October 20, 2021 Aideloje Ojo, Minna 0

Bandits have struck again, and the abduction of 30 passengers at Garun Gabas in Rafi local government area of Niger state. The passengers were reportedly abducted on Wednesday by the gunmen from three separate vehicles comprising of 18 seater bus and two other vehicles. It was learnt that the bandits in their large number with dangerous weapons stormed Zungeru Garun Read More

Insecurity: El-Rufai urges employment of 774,000 youths into security agencies, backs terrorists’ tag on bandits

October 20, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state has urged the federal government to recruit 1,000 youths each from the 774 local governments into security agencies to increase the number of security personnel and boost the fight against insurgency and banditry. Governor el-Rufai also backed the National Assembly in declaring bandits as terrorists, noting that people who kidnap and kill again and again Read More

888 people killed, 2,553 kidnapped in Kaduna within 9 months – Security report

October 20, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Not less than 888 people have been killed and 2,553 others kidnapped in Kaduna state since January 2021.Also, up to 720 people have been injured within the period, according to the Kaduna state security report.  The third quarter security report presented by Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, on Wednesday said 220 bandits have Read More

Insecurity: How gunmen stormed peace meeting, killed 3 Imo monarchs

The security challenge facing the Nigeria’s south-eastern region took a turn for the worse Monday when gunmen stormed a stakeholders’ meeting in Nnenasaa, headquarters of Njaba local government of Imo state, killing two traditional rulers. Blueprint gathered that the meeting was being held to find a lasting solution to the lingering security problem in the local government area, particularly the activities of unknown gunmen. One of our Read More

Revealed! Identities of 3 monarchs killed when gunmen invaded Imo

October 19, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha, Owerri 0

Earlier on Tuesday, we reported that gunmen invaded a stakeholders’ meeting and killed up to three traditional in Njaba local government headquarters of Imo state. Blueprint however reports that two out of the three of them who unfortunately lost their lives are the Obi 1 of Okwudor autonomous community, Eze E. Anayochukwu Durueburuo and Eze Sampson Osunwa of Ihebineowerre autonomous community. Read More

Breaking: Gunmen invade stakeholders’ meeting, Kill 3 monarchs in Imo

October 19, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha, Owerri 0

Three traditional rulers were said to have been killed when gunmen invaded Njaba local government area headquarters at Nnenasaa where a security stakehokders’ meeting was being held Tuesday afternoon. The hoodlums reportedly sporadically, and killed the three monarchs present at the meeting. Blueprint gathered from a source that the meeting was being held to find a lasting solution to the Read More

Rampaging bandits kill 30 in Sokoto market

Gun-wielding bandits Sunday stormed a weekly market in Goroyo local government of Sokoto state, killing 30 people, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has confirmed. But another report from Goroyo, though unconfirmed,  said about 60 people were killed by the bandits during the attack.   The tragic incident occurred barely 12 days after the gunmen in yet another attack hit  Unguwar Lalle market in Sabon Birni local Read More

Security forces kill 10 bandits, rescue hostage in Giwa

October 18, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Security agencies have killed 10 bandits in Kwanan Bataru, outside Fatika in Giwa local government area of Kaduna state, one hostage was rescued, as the fleeing bandits left behind motorcycles and other items.  Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, in a statement on Monday said, “10 armed bandits hibernating around some flash points in Kaduna Read More

US media outfit fueling insecurity in Nigeria, group alleges

October 18, 2021 Editorial IV 0

A group, Arewa Youth Federation, has described the publication of a US- based media organisation, Wall Street Journal, that the Nigeria Air Force paid N20m as ransom to bandits in exchange for an anti-aircraft gun allegedly seized from the Nigerian Army as spurious and veiled attempt to blackmail the armed forces and fuel insecurity in the country. The group also Read More

Police recruitment: CP educates candidates *See link and apply

October 17, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

As the 2020 recruitment of 10,000 Constables into the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) resumes Monday, the Commissioner of Police on charge of the FCT, CP Sunday Babaji, has adviced candidates in the exercise not to allow themselves to be deceived by criminal elements who may want to take advantage of the exercise to extort them under any guise whatsoever.The police boss in a Read More

At last, Police break silence on 2020 recruitment exercise

October 16, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche, Abuja 0

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) in collaboration with the Police Service Commission (PSC) are set to conclude the ongoing 2020 recruitment exercise of 10,000 Police Constables as the recruitment portal is set to open on Monday, October 18, just as examinations are to commence on Friday, October 29. A press statement by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CP Frank Read More

Uneasy calm as gunmen kidnap monarch’s twin children, maid, driver, guard

October 15, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Suspected kidnappers have abducted six-year-old twin children of a prominent monarch in Kwara state, the Owalobo of Obbo-Aiyegunle, Oba Samuel Adelodun. The suspected kidnappers also abducted the monarch’s driver, Kunle; a security man, Lawrence, and a maid, Bukunmi. Spokesperson of the Kwara state police command, Ajayi Okasanmi confirmed the development. He said the monarch has reported the abduction to the Read More

Anambra guber: INTERPOL, FBI, others lead 34,587 cops for security

 Inspector General of Police Usman Baba has deployed 34,587 police personnel and three helicopters as a major security measure to guarantee safe, secure, and credible electoral process in the November 6 governorship election in Anambra state. He also warned subversive elements bent on employing violence as well as  political actors who may want to adopt undemocratic and illegal means to achieve their aspiration to Read More

250 bandits have so far been neutralized – DHQ

October 14, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Nigerian Defence Headquarters said Thursday that 250 bandits have so far been neutralized to address the problem of insecurity in the North-West zone of the country. Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor disclosed this on at the weekly ministerial briefing organised by the Presidential Communications Team. “The Primary objective of government is to ensure the peace and wellbeing Read More

Anambra poll: IGP deploys 34, 587 cops, 3 helicopers, vows to deal with subversive elements

October 14, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, has deployed 34,587 police personnel, three helicopter towards guaranteeing a safe, secure, and credible electoral process in the November 6 governorship election in Anamabra state. This is as the police boss has warned subversive elements who are bent on employing violence as well as any political actor who may want to adopt Read More

Address insecurity or Anambra women, wards ‘ll boycott 2021 guber poll, group warns

October 14, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Gender Perspective and Social Development Centre (GPSDC), the convener of the Stop Violence Against Women in Politics (Stop-VAWIP), Thursday, urged stakeholders in Anambra state to expidite action towards resolving the insecurity bedevilling the state otherwise women may not vote on November 6 poll. The GPSDC media officer, Mr Emmanuel Ubajekwe, who stated this at a press briefing in Awka, the Read More

FG approves N13.3bn for community policing take-off

October 12, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved N13.3billion for the take-off of the community policing initiative across the 36 states of the country. He also announced the federal government’s plan to commence local production of weapons for the military to avoid the nation’s over reliance on foreign countries.  President Buhari said this Monday while speaking at a two-day Mid-Term Ministerial Performance Review Retreat Read More