Troops recover 2 corpses, rescue 3 kidnap victims

November 30, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Troops have discovered the corpses of two female kidnap victims and rescued three others alive, while destroying bandits’ camps during fighting patrols in Chikun, Kachia and Kajuru local government areas of Kaduna state.  Kaduna state government in a statement signed by the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, Wednesday, said the troops of Operation Forest Read More

In Anambra, Police nab Kidnap kingpin, 7 years after 

November 30, 2022 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Anambra Police Command, Wednesday, said it have arrested a suspected kidnap kingpin, Mr Matthew Nwankwo, who has been on the run for over seven years. The Assistant Police Commissioner, Mr Joseph Agugoesi, who disclosed this in Awka, noted that the suspect who was declared wanted seven years ago, was a member of a notorious kidnap gang that has been terrorising Read More

Russia-Ukraine war: Buhari drops crucial demand 

November 30, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged more vigilance and tightening of security around borders, drawing attention to the increased number of arms, ammunition, and other weapons from the Russia and Ukraine war in the Lake Chad Basin. At the 16th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC), the president, who is the chairman of Read More

Several terrorists neutralize as NAF airstrikes hit locations at Mallam Fatori, Tumbun Hamma near lake Chad

November 29, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

In what could be viewed as retaliatory air strikes on terrorists after their attempted attack on a Nigerian Army location in Mallam Fatori, Nigerian Air Force (NAF) aircraft under the Air Component of Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) have carried out series of air strikes on terrorists’ locations in the Tumbuns near Lake Chad.Blueprin gathered from military sources that, following the Read More

Russia-Ukraine war: Buhari calls for tighter security around borders in Lake Chad Basin

November 29, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja urged more vigilance and tightening of security around borders, drawing attention to the increased number of arms, ammunition, and other weapons from the Russia and Ukraine war in the Lake Chad Basin. At the 16th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC), the President, who is the Read More

Group drums up support for military, urges terrorists to lay down arms for peace

November 29, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

A non-partisan advocacy group, Concerned Northerners for Peace and Development (CNPD) has called on northerners to irrespective of religious, ethnic and political affiliations support the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) to restore normalcy in the entire region. The group said its investigations revealed that residents of North East celebrated 2021 Christmas with fanfare as a result of intensive military operations Read More

Imo CP bars officers from checking phones, laptops, others

November 28, 2022 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

The Police Commissioner in Imo State, Mohammed Ahmed Barde, has barred officers and men of the Police Command from checking the phones, laptops, palmtops and permits for tinted glasses belonging to the general public. According to a statement issued by the Command’s spokesman, CSP Mike Abattam, “the order became necessary due to series of complaints received from members of the Read More

Troops rescue victims from bandits, recover 90 cows

November 28, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Troops have rescued nine victims from kidnappers, while recovering 99 cows and four motorcycles following raids on their camp in Kaso, Chikun local government area of Kaduna state.  Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, said in a statement on Monday that the engagement against the bandits on the Tantatu high ground forced the bandits Read More

Tension as Soldiers take over Imo community

November 28, 2022 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

The relative peace enjoyed in the oil rich Izombe community in Oguta local government area of Imo State for sometime now, was early Monday morning, truncated with the arrival of soldiers who came and occupied the area. Blueprint correspondent gathered that the soldiers arrived the community in truck loads as early as 4am and started shooting sporadically, thus making villagers to Read More

How Amao entrenched safety culture in NAF’s operations

November 28, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

In this piece, BENJAMIN SAMSON examines efforts of the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, in enhancing safety in Nigerian Air Force (NAF) kinetic and non-kinetic operations. Safety is at the heart of aviation and the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has over the years given safety the highest priority it deserves in all its kinetic and Read More

How Miyetti Allah can help solve nation’s security challenges – Sultan

His Eminence Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Muhammed Sa’ ad Abubakar III has urged the leadership of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) to support efforts at finding lasting solution to the twin security challenge of  banditry and kidnapping across the country. The monarch also expressed concerns over the involvement of some Fulani children in banditry and kidnapping, Read More

Kaduna: Troops kill 4 bandits in Chikun 

November 27, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Troops of Operation Forest Sanity have neutralised four bandits during clearance operations in identified hideouts around Tsohon Gayan, Chikun local government area of Kaduna state.  A statement signed on Sunday by the Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, said the troops recovered a rifle and a motorcycle.  “In operational feedback to the Kaduna state Read More

NAF safety board meets, reviews policies  

November 23, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, on Wednesday says the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) remains committed to developing, implementing and reviewing policies to ensure that NAF activities were conducted with utmost safety in an optimally safe environment. A statement by Director of Public Relations and Information Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet (NAF) quoted the Air Chief Read More

In Imo, Police gun down notorious armed robber, recover weapons

November 23, 2022 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

The police operatives in Imo state have gunned down a notorious armed robber known for terrorising residents of the state. His name was not disclosed. This followwd a distress call from a robbed victim, on Monday November 21, 2022, that hoodlums numbering about three, after snatching two motorcycles from their owners were seen between Ohi and Egbada junction in Owerri Read More

Gunmen abduct Kwara cleric, son, sibling, demand N100m ransom

November 20, 2022 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Gunmen struck at Oko- Olowo, a surbub of Ilorin, Kwara state capital in the early hours of Saturday and abducted three persons. The victims are a young cleric, Alfa Sofiu Amolegbe, his son, Aliyu and his sibling, Fansasi. Blueprint gathered that the trio were attacked at their private residence in Oko- Olowo along Ilorin- Jebba expressway after the suspected kidnappers removed Read More

Kaduna: Fighter jets kill bandits in aerial assault  

November 20, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Air Component of Operation Whirl Punch has continued aerial assaults on identified bandit enclaves around Kaduna state over the last week, Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs Mr. Samuel Aruwan has said.  Aruwan said, “Operational feedback to the Kaduna state government, a major enclave south of Kidandan, Giwa LGA, which was confirmed as the hideout of Read More

IGP’S alarm on 2023: Governors sponsoring thugs, local security outfits, 52 campaign violence cases recorded in 22 states

November 18, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Inspector General of Police Usman Baba has said not less than 52 cases of politically-motivated, intra, and inter-party violence have been recorded across 22 states since the official commencement of campaigns for the 2023 general elections September 28, 2022. The Police also accused some state governors of encouraging political thugs and sub-national security outfits under their control to disrupt seamless and Read More

Police discipline: PSC reinstates 10, coverts 2 dismissal to retirement, rejects 6 appeals

November 17, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has considered the appeals and petitions of 18 dismissed police officers and approved the reinstatement of 10 officers; conversion of the dismissal of two officers to retirement and rejected the appeals of six others for lack of merit. PSC Head, Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, in a press statement, Thursday in Abuja, said: “The Read More

2023: 52 campaign violence cases recorded across 22 states – IGP

November 17, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, has said not less than 52 cases of  politically-motivated, intra, and inter-party violence have been recorded across 22 states since the official commencement of campaigns for the 2023 general elections on September 28, 2022. This is as the police boss has accused some state governors of encouraging political thugs and sub-national security Read More

NAF airstrikes eliminate 2 terrorists’ kingpins Halilu Buzu, Alaji Gana in North-west

November 15, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

In a sustained military operation, airstrikes carried out by the Air Component of Operation HADARIN DAJI (OPHD) have eliminated two notorious banditry kingpins, Halilu Buzu and Alaji Gana in Zamfara and Kaduna states. Blueprint gathered that while Halilu Buzu was killed on October 21, 2022, at Sububu, Maradun Local Government Area (LGA) of Zamfara state, Alaji Gana was eliminated on Read More

Afenifere condemns incessant kidnapping in South-west

November 15, 2022 Adewale Ajayi 0

Pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has expressed serious concern on the frequency of kidnap incidents in the South West, especially on Lagos-Ibadan expressway in recent times. The organisation in a press statement issued by its national publicity secretary, Comrade Jare Ajayi, stated that the frequency and ferocity of kidnapping in the area these days engender so much concern regarding the territorial Read More

CP visits INEC offices, assures Commission of security upscale 

November 15, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Kaduna state Commissioner of Police, CP Yekini Ayoku, on Monday paid an operational security assessment visit to the offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kaduna metropolis.  The Kaduna state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Muhammed Jalige, in a statement signed by him on behalf of the CP said the CP also warned politicians against running Read More

NAF aerial patrols kill several bandits

November 14, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Nigerian Air Force has killed several bandits and destroyed bandits’ camps, while helping some hostages to escape in aerial patrols in Igabi, Giwa, Chikun and Birnin Gwari local government areas of Kaduna state.  Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, in a statement on Monday said, “Assets of the Nigerian Air Force have conducted Read More