Breaking: Anxiety as bandits release video clips of kidnapped Kaduna students, victims beg El-Rufai, FG

March 13, 2021 Editor 0

Bandits, Saturday, released three videos showing 39 students abducted from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation in Afaka, Igabi local government area of Kaduna state, with the criminals reportedly demanding N500 million to release the victims In the video, the kidnapped victims begged the state government to facilitate their release. Using the abducted student’s Facebook accounts, the gunmen released three Read More

Troops rescue 180 as 30 students missing in Kaduna

March 12, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Barely 36hrs after giving the 2020 Security Report, bandits attacked the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Igabi local government of Kaduna state and abducted 30 male and female students, even as troops rescued 180 students and teachers of the college. The Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, while confirming the incident, said the Read More

Breaking: Bandits attack Kaduna Airport, kidnap 11 workers, family members

March 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Gunmen have reportedly stormed the residential quatres of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), in Kaduna airport, abducting 11 persons, including a family of six and a housewife with her two children. It gathered that the gunmen invaded the quarters around 12:10 am on Saturday after gaining access through the airport’s runway 05. Confirming the attack, FAAN spokesperson, Henrietta Read More

Breaking: Kidnapped Jangebe school girls rescued from Bandits, now in Gusau (Picture)

March 2, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, Gusau 0

No fewer than 279 students of government girls junior secondary school Jangebe in Talata Mafara local government council of Zamfara state who were kidnapped last Friday by the group of armed bandits have been rescued by the state government. Blueprint gathered that the abducted school girls arrived Gusau, the state capital around 5:00 am on Tuesday. They were conveyed by Read More

Location of kidnapped Jangebe school girls discovered

February 27, 2021 Editor 0

Dangulbi Forest has been dicovered as the location of over 300 schoolgirls abducted by bandits from Government Girls Junior Secondary School Jangebe, Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara state. A school teacher who spoke on Saturday on the condition of anonymity said out of 600 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, only about 50 were left behind, Daily Trust Read More

Breaking: 7 out of 317 kidnapped school girls escape from Bandits

February 26, 2021 Editor 0

Seven out of the 317 female students abducted at Jangebe Government Girls Secondary School have escaped from bandits. According to Channels Television, the girls returned home as they claimed they manoeuvred their way back from the bandits while trekking along the forest. The source said the escaped students said more are expected back. Details loading…

Breaking: Atlast, Matawalle breaks silence on abducted school girls, shuts boarding schools in Zamfara

February 26, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, Gusau 0

The Zamfara state Governor, Bello Mohammed Matawalle, has condemned Friday’s abduction of over 300 Government Girls Secondary School Jangebe female students. He described the incident as alarming and directed closure of all boarding schools. The governor made the remarks in a state broadcast held at Government House Gusau, Zamfara state capital on Friday. Governor Matawalle also symphatised with parents of Read More

Breaking: Over 370 students kidnapped in Zamfara

February 26, 2021 Sanusi Mohammed, Gusau 0

Bandits have reportedly kidnapped over 350 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, Talata Mafara local government area of Zamfara state. A resident of the area Sani Tela Jangebe in a telephone conversation with Blueprint said the Bandits stormed the school in the midnight Friday night and began shooting sporadically on air, in the process, over 370 female students were Read More

Breaking: Niger secures release of 39 passengers

February 21, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The Niger state government has secured the release of abducted 39 bus  Passengers after eight days in captivity of bandits. The government stated this in terse statement Sunday without details of how it freed the abducted passengers. The statement read, “The Niger state government has secured the release of abducted NSTA bus passengers. Government is intensifying efforts to also secure Read More

Breaking: Another NPFL club run into trouble waters… players, officials robbed, driver kidnapped

February 20, 2021 Editor 0

Players and officials of Adamawa United were late Friday night robbed by armed robbers along Benin-Ore expressway. Findings revealed that the armed robbers dispossessed both players and officials of their belongings including phones, match allowance and others around 11.45pm on their way for their week 11 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) fixture against MFM Fc in Lagos. Blueprint also gathered Read More

Breaking: Again, bandits invade Niger community, kill one, abduct many

February 19, 2021 Editor 0

Just when efforts are on to secure release of abducted school boys, teachers and other staff, gunmen suspected to be bandits have attacked Madaka, a nearby community to Kagara. Kagara is a community hosting government science college where students and others were kidnapped on Wednesday. Both communities are located inside Rafi local government area of Niger. It is also where Read More

Niger SSG meets bandits’ commanders, initiates peace process

February 19, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The Secretary to the Government of Niger State (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, has appealed to bandits across the state to lay down their arms and embrace dialogue and reconciliation for peace to prevail. A statement from the SSG Office on Friday stated that Matane made the plea in Dutsen Magaji, Mariga local government area of the state while addressing bandits Read More

Breaking: Bandits table conditions as Niger SSG, Sheik Gumi storm forest ‘for students, teachers’ release’

February 19, 2021 Aideloje Ojo, Minna 0

The Secretary to the Government of Niger State (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, has appealed to Bandits across the state to lay down their arms and embrace dialogue and reconciliation for peace and security to prevail. The Bandits in their response appealed to the state government to assist in the release of their members arrested by security agencies and detained across Read More

Breaking: Sheikh Gumi ‘secures release of abducted Kagara students’

February 19, 2021 Editor 0

There are indications that foremost Islamic Sheikh Ahmed Gumi may have secured the release of 27 students of Government Science College, in Kagara, Rafi local government area of Niger state after meeting bandits on Thursday in Bangi forest. The students were kidnapped alongside teachers and other non-teaching staff on Wednesday morning within their school premise. Reports emerged that Sheikh Gumi Read More

Bauchi govt discovers, destroys house with huge guns, ammunition

February 18, 2021 Najib Sani 0

There was pandemonium Wednesday in Bauchi state capital when a house filled with guns and bullets suspected to have been stored by criminals was discovered. The house is located at Unguwar Mahaukata quarters in the Bauchi metropolis. Information from the Bauchi government house revealed that the house which was discovered following a tip off was ordered to be demolished by Read More

Breaking: Niger publishes names of kidnapped school boys, teachers

February 18, 2021 Adeloje Ojo 0

Niger state government has published names of students and teachers of Government Science College, Kagara who were kidnapped on Wednesday morning attack. Up to 27 students, 3 teachers, two non-teaching staff and 9 family members of the staff staying in the quarters were abducted. The names of the abducted teachers are: Hannatu Philip, Lawal Abdullahi and Dodo Fodio while the Read More

Tackling kidnapping in Nigeria

February 10, 2021 Khadija Muhammed Shehu 0

Little was known about kidnapping prior to 1990, as the first human kidnapping/adoption, was made in 2006 when some expatriate workers were abducted in Niger Delta region. Various factors are responsible for this terrible phenomenon. They include abject poverty, corruption, political influence, joblessness, terrorism, lack of functionaries, change in value system, quick-money-syndrome, etc. These criminally minded group kidnap their victims Read More

NUJ wants release of kidnapped Punch reporter

February 5, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), FCT Council, has called for the immediate release of a correspondent with the Punch newspapers, Okechukwu Nnodim. The Council in a press statement by its chairman, Emmanuel Ogbeche, and the secretary, Ochiaka Ugwu, Friday in Abuja, said Nnodim was allegedly kidnapped by four gunmen in his Abuja home who gained access to his residence Read More

NUJ demands immediate release of kidnapped Punch reporter

February 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), FCT Council, has called for the immediate release of Okechukwu Nnodim, a correspondent with the Punch Newspapers. Nnodim was allegedly kidnapped by four gunmen in his Abuja home who gained access to his residence by scaling his fence after firing several gunshots in the air. In a press statement released by the council Friday, Read More

Tension in Niger as bandits kill police, abduct 5 others

January 7, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Bandits have reportedly killed a police man and injured another in Chukuba village in Shiroro local government of Niger state. The incident, it was learnt, occurred yesterday in a fresh attack during which several cows were rustled. In a Similar attack yesterday in Rafi Local Government area of the state  the armed bandits in their large number abducted five persons Read More

Group to FG: Save North from the abyss

December 26, 2020 Bashir Mohammed 0

The Chairman, Media and Publicity Committee of the Northern Reform Organization (NRO), a Non-Governmental Organization(NGO), Alhaji Ado Muhammad, has decried the persistent insecurity permeating the n orthern part of the country, urging the federal government to save the region from the brink of abyss. Addressing a press conference, Friday, at the NUJ Press Centre, Kano, Muhammad said criminality has become Read More