Tension in Abuja, masked security operatives take over court premises as Nnamdi Kanu’s trial begins

July 25, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Trial of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu regarding the treasonable felony charge preferred against him by the federal government will commence on Monday.Ahead of the trial to be held at the federal high court in Abuja, there is growing tension moment after a security alert was issued especially those whose offices are located with Central Read More

Matawalle reveals major factors responsible for banditry in North

July 25, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Governor Muhammed Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state on Sunday blamed the spate of banditry, kidnapping and cattle rustling in Northern Nigeria on injustice and poor leadership in the region, over long period of time.  He spoke in Kaduna on Sunday, during the presentation of a lead paper titled, “The Fight Against Banditry in Northwest Nigeria: Challenges and Solutions” to herald the Read More

How my daughter celebrated birthday in bandits’ captivity, parent of released Bethel Baptist student recounts

July 25, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Following the release of 28 students of Bethel Baptist High School Kaduna on Sunday, parents of the children have been recounting their ordeal while their children were in bandits’ captivity. One of the parents, Malam Danboyi Begs, said her daughter Louis was kidnapped the day she was to start her NECO examinations, adding that she celebrated her 16th birthday in the Read More

Ritual killer on rampage in Imo communities, fear grips many

July 25, 2021 Editorial IV 0

There is wide spread fear among residents and indigenes in two autonomous communities of Ahaba Orodo and Ogwa in Mbaitoli local  government area of Imo state as a huge man believed to be a ritual killer went about confronting and beheading anyone he meets on the way. Blueprint gathered that the man has killed and taken along with him the Read More

Insecurity: Matawalle, others to speak at Arewa media writers conference

July 24, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Governor Bello Mohammed Mutawalle of Zamfara state is expected to address Arewa youths in Kaduna on Sunday on insecurity and political development affecting the Northwest region. A statement signed by National Secretary, Arewa Media Writers, Haidar Hashim Kano on Saturday said the Conference, aimed at addressing insecurity in the region, will equally be graced by Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state, the Read More

3 injured as police repel bandits’ attack on Maraban Jos station in Kaduna

Armed bandits on Friday night attacked Maraban Jos Divisional Police station in Igabi local government area of Kaduna state but were repelled by policemen on duty. However, three policemen sustained injuries during the attack. Kaduna state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Muhammad Jalige, while confirming the attack in a statement on Saturday, said the bandits came in three utility vehicles Read More

Uneasy calm in Mpape as armed robbers drop threat letters, vow to attack Abuja residents

July 22, 2021 Editor 0

Abuja residents are currently wallowing in fear hours after armed robbers reportedly dropped threat letters around Mpape, a suburb near highbrow Maitama district of the Federal Capital Territory. The fear was heightened Thursday morning after many woke up to the information emanating from daredevil men. Though, Police authorities have assured if their readiness to secure the area, however some of Read More

3-month-old baby, 12 others killed, 2 women abducted in Benue

Thirteen persons, including a three-month-old baby were Tuesday and Wednesday morning killed by suspected herders in different communities in Guma local government area of Benue state. The attacks came barely 24 hours after eight persons, including two aid workers were allegedly killed by herdsmen in the same local government area where Governor Samuel Ortom hails from. Local sources told Blueprint that a bus loaded Read More

Again, gunmen kidnap SSG’s mother in Bayelsa

July 21, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Unknown gunmen have abducted the mother of the Secretary to the Bayelsa State Government (SSG), Mrs Betinah Benson. Mrs Benson, mother of Friday Kombowei Benson, was abducted in commodore style at her residence at the Old Assembly Quarters in Yenagoa, the state capital, Blueprint gathered.In 2013, the 86-year-old mother of the SSG was kidnapped at her country home of Korokorosei in Southern Read More

Breaking: Finally, combined security operatives arrest Sunday Igboho

July 20, 2021 Editor 0

Combined security operatives in West Africa have reportedly arrested a popular Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo also known as Sunday Igboho in Cotonou, Benin Republic. Reports say Igboho was arrested Monday night after fleeing Nigeria to evade arrest by the Department of State Services (DSS). According to Sahara Reporters, a source privy to his departure from Nigeria said he had perfected Read More

Suspected herders kill 2 aide workers, 6 others in Benue, 4 kidnap victims rescued in Kaduna

Eight persons have been reportedly killed by suspected armed herders in three council wards of Guma local government area of Benue state.Locals said three persons, including two aide workers and a commercial motorcyclist were killed Sunday evening in Nzorov ward, one in Uvir and four in Mbabai council wards. Chairman of Guma local government area, Caleb Aba, who spoke to journalists, Read More

Sallah: CP assures security, hitch-free celebrations

July 19, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Yobe State Commissioner of Police, CP Yahaya Sahabu Abubakar, has assured of sustained efforts in the fight against crimes and criminalities before, during and after the Sallah festivities. A statement signed, Monday, by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO)Yobe state police command Abdul-Karim Dungus said the CP gave the assurance while addressing Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) and strategic Read More

Eidel Kabir: FCT police deploys massively, assures resident on safety

July 19, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The FCT Police Command has deployed proactive measures within the city, especially at strategic places such as recreational parks/centres, worship centres and major highways among others, to ensure that resident enjoy a hitch-free celebration.A press statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the Command, ASP Yusuf Mariam, in Abuja, said: “The Commissioner of Police, CP Bala Ciroma, has ordered uninterrupted Read More

Police kill 10 bandits, in Niger, Zamfara gun battle

The Nigerian Police Special Unit, Operation PUFF ADDER Saturday killed 10 bandits in gun battle at Kundu village in Rafi local government area of Niger state.  The bandits were reported to have attacked the police base recently established in the village following incessant attacks and kidnap of a royal father.  It was learnt that the police however lost two men in the gun duel which lasted Read More

Eid-el-Kabir: Beef up securiry, IGP orders AIGs, CPs

July 18, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, has tasked Commissioners of Police (CPs) in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), and their supervisory Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs), to beef-up security ahead of the Eid-el-Kabir celebration. The IGP in a press statement by the Force Public Relations Officer (PPRO), CP Frank Mba, Sunday in Abuja, said Read More

Breaking: Another Nigerian Military plane crashes

July 18, 2021 Editor 0

Another Nigeria Air Force (NAF) fighter jet has reportedly crashed. According to Daily Post, the location of the crash is suspected be around Kaduna state. “The fighter jet left Yola, the Adamawa capital, this morning to go clear bandits”, the informant added. NAF is yet to react to the latest development. Details loading…

Kaduna: 42 killed, 338 houses burnt in latest Zango Kataf attacks

July 17, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Atyap Community Development Association (ACDA) on Saturday said 42 persons were killed, seven wounded with 338 houses set ablaze in the latest attacks in 12 communities in Zangon Kataf local government area of Kaduna state. Addressing journalists at the secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Kaduna Council, ACDA added that 8 cars, 13 motorcycles, generators, food and domestic Read More

Police confirm bank robbery attack, 3 shot dead in Ondo

July 15, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

  Three persons including a journalist, Olubunmi Afuye, have been shot dead in a bank robbery in Ilara- Mokin in Ifedore local government area of Ondo state. One of the victims is the journalist  and the new Public Relations Officer of a private university in the town. Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr Tee-Leo Ikoro, Read More

We’ve intensified aggressive posture against criminals – DHQ

July 15, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian military says it has intensified aggressive posture against criminal elements in order to forestall their activities across the country. Director, Defence Media Operations (DMO) Brig. – Gen. Benard Onyeuko who stated this while briefing journalists on the updates of military operations in the country between 2 and 15 July 2021 on Thursday in Abuja, said the operations have Read More

72 hours after Kajuru Emir’s abduction, release: Bandits kidnap Kogi first class monarch, demand N30m ransom

A first class traditional ruler and Adogu of Eganyi in Ajaokuta local government area of Kogi state, Alhaji Mohammed Adembe has been kidnapped. He was reportedly kidnapped Tuesday evening by yet- to- be identified persons along Okene-Eganyi road. The incident happened some 72 hours after another first class monarch and Emir of Kajuru in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna state, Alhaji Hassan Adamu, Read More

CSO hails NAF over killing of 120 bandits in Zamfara

July 14, 2021 Editorial IV 0

A rights group, Conference of Civil Society for Peace, Security and National Development, has commended Nigeria Air Force ( NAF) for killing at least 120 armed bandits in multiple airstrikes carried out by its personel at Sububu forest in Zamfara state. The CSO also commended the citizens for offering information about the activities of the bandits to security operatives saying Read More