Gunmen invade Anambra communities, kill one, abduct another

December 28, 2022 Editorial IV 0

  Gunmen have killed a young man in Okpuno, a community in Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra state, South-east Nigeria. The victim, simply identified as Ifeanyi, was reportedly abducted in the community on Friday. His body was later found on Sunday along a road in Awka, the state capital. He hailed from Awgbu, a community in the Orumba Read More

Imo: 2 abducted foreign contractors regain freedom

December 12, 2022 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

The two foreign expatriates (names withheld) with a construction company,  abducted by gunmen last Friday along Okigwe expressway, Imo state while they were supervising construction work, have regained their freedom. Blueprint correspondent gathered that their freedom was made possible through the combined efforts of security operatives who immediately went to work as soon as they heard of their abduction.  The freed Read More

Exposed! How wife plotted husband’s abduction

September 2, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

A 40-year-old woman, Joy Sunday, has opened up to the Akwa Ibom Police command, Friday, on why she masterminded her husband’s abduction. Revealing to the police, Joy said she involved herself in the act because her husband had starved her of sex and money for too long. Blueprint gathered that the kidnappers demanded N10m as ransom and later reduced it Read More

Gunmen abduct priest, son in Ondo

May 23, 2022 Barnabas Olabisi Akure 0

Some unknown gunmen at the weekend abducted an Anglican Church priest, Venerable Olu Obanla, along Ifon-Okeluse road, Ose local government area of Ondo state. Blueprint gathered his son who was with him during the incident, was also kidnapped by the gunmen. Reports indicate that the victims were traveling along the road when the gunmen forced their vehicle into a halt, Read More

Gusau polytechnic confirms abduction of students’ affairs officer

May 19, 2022 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The management of Abdu Gusau Polytechnic Talata Mafara in Zamfara state has confirmed abduction of the polytechnic students’ affairs officer, Mal. Sanusi Halilu by a group of terrorists. This is contained in a statement signed by the Head of Public Relations unit of the Polytechnic who is also HOD, Mass Communication, Mal. Aliyu Damri and made available to Blueprint in Read More

Abducted Bayelsa commissioner Otokito regains freedom

January 25, 2022 Joy Emmanuel 0

The abducted Bayelsa Commissioner for Trade and Investment, Mr. Federal Otokito has regained freedom. His abductors released him on Monday five days after he was kidnapped from his Otuokpoti community residence in Ogbia local government area. Bayelsa Commissioner of Police, Ben Nebolisa, and State Director of the Department of State Services, Mohammed Abdullahi, presented Otokito to Governor Douye Diri on Read More

30 abducted FGC Birnin Yauri students regain freedom

January 10, 2022 Blueprint 0

Thirty out of the 102 abducted students of the Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri, have arrived at Birnin Kebbi, the Kebbi state capital following their release from captivity. This was disclosed in a statement issued by Yahaya Sarki, the Special Adviser, Media, to Kebbi state governor. “Today Thursday, the 21st of October, 2021 thirty (30) students of the Federal Government Read More

Gumen abduct retired Kwara perm sec Erubu

December 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

A retired permanent secretary in Kwara state, Dr. Zubair Erubu, was Thursday abducted by suspected kidnappers at a gunpoint. He was abducted around 10:00pm at Ago-Oja, Asa local government area of the state. Erubu, who is also the Magaji Erubu of Ilorin, was said to be returning from Ilorin metropolis to retire at his Ago-Oja residence when the kidnappers struck Read More

UniAbuja honours 44 for role in rescue of abducted staff

November 16, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

The management of University of Abuja weekend honoured 44 staff of the Safety Unit of the university for their role in the rescue of staff and children abducted recently by gunmen from the Giri Quarters in the early hours of Tuesday, 2nd November, 2021. The vice-chancellor, Professor Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah, who celebrated the staff said they did the university proud by Read More

Insecurity: As search for peace begins…

October 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

Today, Nigeria, the acclaimed giant of Africa, is battling with serious security challenges across its regions, while there are industrial acrimonies in some of its establishments. These have resulted in countless killings, kidnappings and industrial actions. But will peace salvage the situation? TOPE SUNDAY writes. The level of insecurity in the country is well-pronounced. There is banditry in the North-west and North-central; Boko Haram Read More

Niger lawmaker tasks security agencies on 30 abducted passengers

October 22, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The lawmaker representing Niger East in the National Assembly, Senator Sani Musa, has appealed to security agencies in Niger state to “speedily secure the release of the abducted 30 travellers.” The passengers were on Wednesday abducted by no fewer than 100 gun-wielding bandits riding on motorcycles in Niger state. In a statement released in Minna on Friday, Senator Musa said Read More

Breaking: Bandits strike, abduct 30 passengers in Niger

October 20, 2021 Aideloje Ojo, Minna 0

Bandits have struck again, and the abduction of 30 passengers at Garun Gabas in Rafi local government area of Niger state. The passengers were reportedly abducted on Wednesday by the gunmen from three separate vehicles comprising of 18 seater bus and two other vehicles. It was learnt that the bandits in their large number with dangerous weapons stormed Zungeru Garun Read More

3 kidnapped Catholic seminarians regain freedom

October 15, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Chancellor Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Uchechukwu Okolo, has confirmed the release of three major Catholic seminarians kidnapped from Kafanchan on Monday barely 48 hours after their abduction. The three major seminarians who were kidnapped by armed gunmen suspected to be bandits from Christ the King Major Seminary, Fayit Fadan Kagoma in Jema’a local government area, Kaduna Read More

Gunmen attack Adamawa police station, kidnap nursing mother

October 11, 2021 Blueprint 0

Suspected kidnappers have attacked Ngurore Police station in Yola South local government area of Adamawa state. They also attacked a house in the area and abducted a nursing mother. Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Sulaiman Nguroje, confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday. Nguroje said the criminal gang attacked the station at about 2 a.m.  Sunday, but Read More

Breaking: Ex-FCT Minister kidnapped

September 29, 2021 Editor 0

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers has reportedly abducted former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory. Ewuga, who also served as a Senator was kidnapped in the late hours of Tuesday in Plateau State. The former Senator, who represented Nasarawa North Senatorial district from 2011-2015, was returning home when the gunmen waylaid and abducted him. His abduction happened same day the Read More

Insecurity, Zamfara and ‘busybodies’

September 23, 2021 Jibrin Baba Ndace 0

Zamfara State prides itself as one of the states in Nigeria where citizens are proud to be farmers. And the state has no doubt lived up to its slogan of “Farming is Our Pride”. Created from Sokoto State in October, 1996 by the military regime of late General Sani Abacha, Zamfara has always been a peaceful state, with Gusau as Read More

Out-of-school-children and kidnappings: Matters arisis

September 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

Of late, oservers have noted that kidnappings and abductions of pupils and students in various schools, especially in some parts of the northern part of the country, have amplified the roles of gender discrimination, disasters, conflict, poverty, language barrier, child labour and forced marriage in forcing more children out of school. They note that no fewer than 1,000 children have Read More

The abduction of perfumed first class emir

September 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

Not many of us ordinary people have full knowledge of the fate of power. Fate in the sense of what happens to its holders. Those in the know insist that power is transient. But those who hold it behave as if it is eternal once they are on the throne or in government house. Unless things changed without my knowledge, Read More

75 abducted Zamfara school children regain freedom

September 14, 2021 Blueprint 0

The 75 students kidnapped from the Government Day Secondary School, Kaya, in Maradun local government area of Zamfara state have regained freedom, 12 days after their abduction. Following their release in undisclosed circumstances, the students and a teacher were received by Governor Bello Matawalle at the Government House in Gusau, Sunday evening, the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) reported. “The seventy-five Read More

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SCi laments spate of out of school children

September 10, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

Save the Children International Nigeria has expressed concern that with the total or partial closure of schools in Zamfara, Katsina, Adamawa, Kaduna, Niger and other states due to kidnapping and abduction of school children, the number of children that would be prevented from accessing education in Nigeria could be on the increase. The Country Director, Save the Children International Nigeria, Read More

Prostitution: Police nab 2 for trafficking teenagers to Ghana

September 8, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Ebonyi Police command Tuesday, paraded two suspects for trafficking teenage girls for prostitution. The suspects Ivi Chukwu Chinecherem, age 20yrs and Ogbonna Justice, age 19 yrs were said to have been involved in the trafficking of five Ebonyi female teenagers to Ghana for  Akaeze community in Ivo local government area of Ebonyi state. While parading the suspects, the commissioner of Read More

Bandits abduct ex-NBC director, daughter, 3 others in Katsina

September 8, 2021 Blueprint 0

A former zonal director of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Ahmed Abdulkadir, his daughters and three others have been abducted Monday night in Bakori, Katsina state. A colleague of the ace broadcaster, who asked not to be named, said Abdulkadir was abducted when the bandits stormed Shema quarters, a government estate in the town, around 9 p.m. His daughter, 15-year- Read More

Breaking: Police confirm how many students were kidnapped at another Zamfara school

September 1, 2021 Muhammad Sanusi 0

Hours after, the Zamfara state Police command has confirmed that up to 73 students were on Wednesday kidnapped from Government Day Secondary school, Kaya in Maradun local government area. Police Public Relations Officer in Zamfara SP Mohammed Shehu revealed this in a press statement in Gusau. According to the statement, “The Zamfara State Police Command wishes to confirm the abduction Read More