Breaking: Bandits Kill 2, Kidnap 200 islamic school children in Niger

May 30, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Two people have been confirmed killed when bandits raided Tegina town in the Rafi local government of Niger state on Sunday afternoon and kidnapped 200  children in an Islamic School in the town . The bandits according to an eyewitness stormed the town riding on many motorcycles and shot sporadically into the air to create fears in the people. Blueprint learnt Read More

Police confirms kidnap of 6 as protesters raze police station in Niger

May 24, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Niger State Police Command has confirmed kidnap of six residents of Gauraka area Tara local  government  of Niger state  resulting in protest during  which a police station was burnt. The  Police Public  Relation  Officer  (PPRO) of The Niger State  Police  Command,  DSP Wasing Abiodun in a statement  in Minna  Monday said the police is on top of the situation.  He Read More

How Igboho’s footsoldiers, DSS operatives clashed at Ataoja’s palace – Sources

May 17, 2021 Editorial II 0

Fresh facts have emerged over last Saturday’s clash between the supporters of Yoruba nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho and some operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) at the palace of the Ataoja of Osogbo in Osun state, Oba Jimoh Olanipekun. Sources revealed that Igboho’s supporters actually abducted an operative of the DSS, who Read More

Breaking: Bandits kill 2 more kidnapped Greenfield varsity students

April 26, 2021 Editor 0

Another two of the undergraduates of Greenfield University Kaduna have been killed by their abductors. This is happening about four days after three abducted students were earlier killed by the bandits. Kaduna Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, who disclosed this on Monday evening. Details loading…

Worshippers scamper for safety as Terrorists kill one in Kaduna Church

April 25, 2021 Editorial II 0

At least one worshipper was shot dead after suspected bandits invaded a church in Chukun Local Government Area of Kaduna state. Details of the incident which happened Sunday morning are still sketchy but newsmen gathered that some worshippers were abducted while others sustained injuries. Chukun has been under siege by bandits and all efforts to secure residents have not yielded Read More

Terrorists kill 3 abducted Kaduna varsity students

April 23, 2021 Editorial II 0

Terrorists, otherwise known as armed bandits who kidnapped students of Greenfield University, have shot dead three of the abducted students, a statement by Samuel Aruwan, state commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, said. The armed bandits on Tuesday night kidnapped an unspecified number of students at the institution located at Kasarami village off Kaduna-Abuja Road in Chikun LGA. “The Read More

Breaking: Gunmen invade Oyo, kidnap 18

April 22, 2021 Bayo Agboola, Ibadan 0

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted about 18 persons on the Igboora-Eruwa Road in Ibarapa area of Oyo state. Blueprint gathered that the 18 persons were abducted by the gunmen on Wednesday night while traveling in an 18-seater bus said to be coming from Abeokuta, and heading for Eruwa through the Igboora- Eruwa road. The gunmen alleged to be herders Read More

Pirates release 15 sailors abducted in Gulf of Guinea

April 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

The 15 crew members kidnapped from a chemical tanker off the coast of Benin more than a month ago have been released, the ship’s Dutch owners have said. De Poli Tankers said the company was “delighted to report that all fifteen of its officers and crew abducted from its vessel Davide B in the Gulf of Guinea on March 11 Read More

Breaking: Abducted catholic priest regains freedom

The catholic priest, Revd. Prof. Marcel Izu Onyeocha, abducted by gunmen along Ihube, Okigwe local government area in Imo state has been released. The Police Public Relations Officer(PPRO) Imo state command, SP Orlando Ikokwu, confirmed the latest development to Blueprint Monday evening. He however, made it clear that he did not have details of his release, especially on whether a ransom Read More

Breaking: Again, Kidnappers abduct catholic priest in Imo

April 11, 2021 Editor 0

A catholic priest Rev. Prof. Izu Marcell Onyeocha has been kidnapped along Enugu-Portharcourt highway in Imo state on Sunday morning. The abducted priest who is a lecturer in the Faculty of Humanities at the Imo State University was stopped and picked up by gunmen in Ihube community in Okigwe local government area on his way to Owerri from Enugu, Blueprint Read More

In Zamfara, Police repel Bandits attack, rescue 11 kidnapped victims

April 10, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Zamfara state Police Command has repelled attack on Yarkala village in Rawayya District of Bungudu Local Government Area (LGA) by suspected armed bandits, The spokesman of the command SP Muhammad Shehu stated this in a statement Saturday in Gusau, the state capital. According to him, the Police operatives attached to Operation Puff Adder deployed to Rawayya – Yarkala axis Read More

Breaking: Another 5 kidnapped Kaduna students freed

April 8, 2021 Editor 0

From Kaduna state comes a report that five more kidnapped students have regained their freedom from Bandits enclave on Thursday. The freed students were among the initial 39 abducted from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation Kaduna. The latest release brings to 10 the number of those who are now free. Five released earlier this week have already reunited with Read More

Osun: Abductors of Chinese expatriates demand N10m – Police

April 7, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun State Police Command Wednesday disclosed that abductors of two Chinese expatriates have demanded a ransom of N10million for release of their victims.  The spokesperson of Osun police command, SP Yemisi Opalola, disclosed this on a private radio station, Rave FM, in Osogbo.  She said the abductors have demanded N10 million ransom noting that security operatives have launched a rescue Read More

Zamfara Police, peace committee secure release of 10 kidnapped victims

March 30, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Zamfara State Police Command in collaboration with the state Peace and Reconciliation Committee have secured the unconditional release of 10 Kidnapped victims abducted by kidnappers who stormed Kaya village of Maradun local government area in the early hours of Monday.  The Police spokeperson, SP. Muhammad Shehu, revealed in a statement issued to newsmen in Gusau. He said that the Read More

School girls’ abduction and sanctity of womanhood

March 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

The series of abductions of school girls in the northern part of the country has left many families heartbroken, frightened and discouraged to send their female children to school at a time when the country is battling to reduce the number of out of school children. ENE OSHABA examines these incidents and the implication on the sanctity of womanhood. Nigerian, Read More

Ogun: Police arrests herbalist, bricklayer for killing woman, son for money ritual

March 21, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 29-year old herbalist, Baoku Gbuyi and a bricklayer, Olamide Odulaja over the killing of a housewife, one Modupeola Folorunsho and her 4 year old son, Peter Folorunsho for money making ritual. The police public relations officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi made this known in a press statement made available to Blueprint in Read More

Wukari residents in fear, lament increasing rate of kidnapping

March 19, 2021 Andrew Ojih 0

Residents of Wukari local government area of Taraba state on Friday expressed worry over the increasing rate of kidnapping in area. The president of the Jukun Youth Cultural Development Association, Mr. Nafinji Danjuma, while briefing newsmen in Jalingo lamented that the issue of kidnapping in Wukari is getting worse. He said that on the 5th February, 2021 at precisely 7:30pm, Read More

Gunmen kill Police inspector, abduct 3 in Kaduna

March 18, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Gunmen on Wednesday night killed a Police inspector and kidnapped three persons two of whom are suspected to be female students of Kaduna State University, (KASU) at Ungwa Waziri, Karji in Chikun local government area of Kaduna state. An eyewitness account, who confirmed the name of the police Inspector as John Bello, said, “around 11pm on Wednesday, we received a distress Read More

We didn’t pay for release of abducted OOU Students-Ogun govt.

March 17, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro, 0

The Ogun state government has said that it paid no ransom while securing the release of the two abducted female students of the Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU). The Commissioner for Information, Alhaji Waheed Odusile, made this known Wednesday while addressing newsmen at Oke Mosan, Abeokuta Odusile stated that the release of the students was in conjunction with the efforts of Read More

Expert, CSOs predict rise in number of out-of-school children as Bandits hit 5 schools in N/west, N/central

  In about three months, bandits have serially attacked not less than five schools in both the North-west and North-central states of Nigeria, Blueprint can authoritatively report. The affected states are Katsina, Zamfara and Kaduna states in the North-west, while only Niger state was hard hit by the bandits’ activities in the north central. The latest of such attacks was on LEA Read More

Vigilantes kill 9 bandits, arrest 4 in Niger

March 15, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Vigilantes have reportedly killed nine armed bandits in Lapai local government area of Niger state after a shootout. Blueprint learnt that the incident occurred Sunday afternoon in Gulu district of the local government while the bandits were waiting to collect ransom and food from relations of victims they abducted earlier. The vigilantes were said to have been alerted by the Read More

Bandits kidnap 2 OOU female students in Ogun

March 15, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Two female students of the Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Aiyetoro Campus in Yewa North Local Government area of Ogun State have been kidnapped by gunmen suspected to be bandits. Blueprint report that the incident occurred when the bandits stormed Igbole Aibo Quarters shooting sporadically at about 9pm Sunday. It was further gathered that the suspected bandits targeted a female call card Read More

Vigilantes kill 9 bandits, arrest 4 in Niger

March 15, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

 Vigilantes have reportedly killed nine  armed bandits in Lapai local government area of Niger state after a shoot out. Blueprint learnt that the incident occurred on Sunday afternoon in Gulu district of the local government while the bandits were waiting to collect ransom and food from relations of victims they abducted earlier. The Vigilantes were said to have been alerted Read More