CSO drums support for military despite terrorists’ attack on presidential guards

July 28, 2022 Editor 0

A Coalition of Civil Society Organization (CSO),Conference of Civil Society for Peace, Security and National Development and Northern Youth Network, have expressed solidarity with Nigerians and the Nigerian Army over the ambush on the Presidential Guards Brigade deployed to guard the Nigerian Law School, Bwari, Abuja earlier in the week. In a press release jointly signed by the duo of Read More

Worsening insecurity: Impeachment threat on Buhari needless – Lai

July 28, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Opposition lawmakers across party lines angrily stormed out of plenary Wednesday, chanting ‘Buhari must go’ as a demonstration of their displeasure over the worsening insecurity in Nigeria. They similarly asked Senate President Ahmad Lawan to follow suit having shut them out from going ahead with their move. But the federal government lauded the lawmakers’ concerns, saying it’s working round the clock Read More

Terrorists kill 3, abduct 13, loot shops in Kaduna community 

July 27, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  Terrorists on Monday evening attacked Damari Community, Kazage Ward in the Eastern part of Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state, killed three people, abducted 13 others, and looted several shops.  The Chairman, Birnin Gwari Emirate Progressives Union (BEPU), Malam Ishaq Usman Kasai, said the terrorists came in large numbers on motorcycles wielding deadly weapons as they operated Read More

Terrorists kill 4, abduct 60 in Zamfara, Kaduna Millennium City 

   Over 30 people were abducted Monday night when bandits attacked and ransacked Keke B community in New Millennium City, Chikun local government area  of Kaduna state. Millennium City has suffered spate of bandits’ attacks in the last two months. Keke B suffered a kidnappers’ attack a month ago where a couple and their housemaid were abducted. Sabon Gero, Doka Maijama’a Read More

Edo: Police rescue kidnapped traditional worshipers

July 26, 2022 Patrick Ahanor 0

Operatives of Edo State police command has reportedly rescued three traditional worshipers abducted by hoodlums suspected to be kidnappers. The traditional worshipers were said to be returning from a prayer section at a river on the Benin-Abraka road when the armed hoodlums struck. The gunmen reportedly accosted and whisked the three worshipers into the bush. The State Police command deputy Read More

Nigerian Army determined to clear criminals in the north – COAS 

July 26, 2022 Sadiq Abubakar 0

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Farouk Yahaya, has said that the Nigerian Army is determined, committed and capable of clearing  criminals  anywhere across the country. “The troops are not resting and in high morale to reach  out to all the criminals in all the nooks and crannies of the north east and  especially, the north west to clear Read More

No bomb explosion in Kogi – Government

July 26, 2022 Tope Sunday 0

  The Kogi state Government on Tuesday described as misleading the media reports that a bomb explosion occurred at the Ministry of the Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs in Lokoja, the state capital. The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Onogwu Muhammed, in a statement, said there was a distressing call to the police regarding an object that looked like Read More

Kaduna: Again, bandits strike Millennium City, scores feared abducted

July 26, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Many people were reportedly abducted when bandits attacked Keke area of New Millennium City, Kaduna state on Monday night. Bandits had attacked Millennium City on many occasions in the last two months with Sabon Gero, Doka Maijama’a, Keke and Danbushiya all suffering spates of attack.  According to Blueprint findings, the attack occurred around 9:00pm during a heavy rain, as many residents were Read More

Terror scare in FCT: FGC Kwali shut 20 days after Kuje jailbreak, troops foil attack on Law School Bwari

Following a terror scare around Abuja, the nation’s capital city, the federal government Monday announced the immediate closure of the Federal Government College (FGC) Kwali in the Kwali Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) over threat of attack by terrorists. The announcement came amid report that troops of the Guards Brigade repelled the planned attack by suspected terrorists on Read More

In Kwara, suspects reveal how they invade houses, steal motorcycles 

July 25, 2022 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

The Kwara State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Monday paraded seven suspected serial motorcycle thieves and their accomplices arrested in different parts of the state. They gave the names of the suspected arrested motorcycle  thieves as Abifarin Sunday, Tayo Elija and Wasiu Ismail. Also paraded along side the three main suspects were their accomplices, Lukman Read More

Kaduna train attack: 4 more captives regain freedom from terrorists’ den 

July 25, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Less than 24 hours after releasing a video where they were seen flogging their captives and threatening to abduct President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Nasir el-Rufai, terrorists who attacked the Abuja-Kaduna train, have released four of the remaining 43 hostages. Security agents and the Kaduna state government were yet to react, or issue any statement regarding the development. The four Read More

Presidency fires back at terrorists as troops rescue 22 kidnap victims in Niger

  The terrorists who abducted passengers on board a Kaduna-bound train March 28 have vowed to kidnap President Muhammadu Buhari, Kaduna state Governor Nasir El-Rufai, governors and other prominent leaders. In a new video released Sunday morning, the criminals threatened they would kill some of the remaining captives in their custody, sell some and keep others as slaves if government fails to Read More

Kaduna: Police kill 2 bandits, recover rifle, rescue victims

July 24, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kaduna state Police Command on Saturday killed two bandits and recovered AK-47 rifle and a motorcycle, while rescuing kidnap victims in Timburku village, Galadimawa ward, Giwa local government area of Kaduna state.  Kaduna state Police command on Sunday said the two bandits were killed following a hot battle between the Police operatives and the bandits after the security agents received Read More

Gunmen kill Lagos-based businessman in Kwara 

July 24, 2022 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Gunmen have shot dead a Lagos-based businessman, Biola Osundiya, in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital. The state police command said it had recovered an AK- 47 rifle from the scene of incident. It however, said it was yet to determine whether the killing  was cult or business related. Osundiya, said to be in his forties, it was gathered came to Read More

Maritime security: Navy recruits 1,008

July 24, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The Minister of Defence, Maj.-Gen Bashir Magashi (retd) has charged new recruits of the Nigerian Navy to contribute toward effectively combating diverse insecurity currently being experienced across the country. The Minister gave the charge at the Passing Out Parade of Batch 32 recruits trained at the Nigerian Navy Basic Training School in Onne, Rivers on Saturday. The 1,008 recruits comprising Read More

In new video, terrorists torture abducted train passengers, threaten Buhari, El-Rufai

July 24, 2022 Editor 0

A fresh video circulating online has revealed where terrorists subjected those they attacked and abducted from a moving train some months ago in Kaduna state. The disturbing video clip showed the terrorists flogging their victims mercilessly after they earlier threatened to kill the remaining persons left in their custody. The viral video recorded in Hausa language and seen by Blueprint, Read More

In FCT, Police speak on ‘planned terrorists’ attack’

July 22, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The FCT Police Command has said there was no planned terrorist attack in the territory, even as security deployment in and around social and critical infrastructures have been stregthened. Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command, DSP Josephine Adeh, in a press statement, Thursday in Abuja, said: “The attention of the FCT Police Command has been drawn to a Read More

At last, FG reveals what will happen to those behind Kuje jailbreak 

July 21, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The federal government Thursday said it’s considering banning mining activities and the operation of commercial motorcycles, popularly called okada. This, it said, was part of measures to address the persistent armed banditry and terror attacks in some parts of the country. Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami (SAN) announced this whole briefing State House correspondents in Abuja at Read More

Insecurity: FG moves to ban commercial motorcycle, mining activities 

July 21, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The federal government said Thursday considering banning mining activities and the operation of commercial motorcycles, popularly called okada, as part of measures to address the persistent armed banditry and terrorist attacks in some parts of the country. The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, who disclosed this whole briefing State House correspondents at the end of Read More

Vigilante leader turns ‘kidnapper’, nabbed in Anambra 

July 21, 2022 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Security operatives in Anambra State, Thursday, reportedly arrested one of the leaders of local vigilante for allegedly engaging in kidnapping activities. According to sources, the vigilante boss, who hails from a community in Ekwusigo Local Government Area, was accused of being involved in most of kidnapping activities in the area, even as four AK -47 riffles were recovered at backyard Read More

Southern Kaduna Christian leaders decry repeated attacks on priests  

July 20, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Southern Kaduna Christian Leaders Association (SKCLA) on Wednesday lamented what it described as “continued persecution of priests in the country”, while charging Federal and Kaduna state governments to investigate and put an end to the issue.  Nigerians have suffered incessant attacks by bandits and terrorists across the country, particularly in the Northwest and Northeast geopolitical zones, where criminals have Read More