Troops kill new ISWAP leader Bako, several others

October 28, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian military said troops of Operation Hadin Kai operating in the North-east killed a total of 38 terrorists including the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) new leader known as Bako. The military also said a total of 1,199 terrorists and their families, comprising 114 adult males, 312 adult females and 773 children, surrendered to troops at different Read More

Police arrest 3 with 4 rifles, 567 ammunition in Niger

October 10, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Niger State Police have arrested three suspected gun runners and recovered four rifles 567 ammunition from the suspects. The state Commissioner of Police, Monday Bala Kuryas, stated this at the weekend in Minna He said, “two of the gun runners, 32 years Muhammadu Bello and 30 years Nura Umar were arrested by the Police Safer Highway patrol team who were Read More

Troops kill 85 terrorists, 293 bandits in 1 month-DHQ

September 30, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Thursday said troops of Operation HADIN KAI in the North-east and Operation HADARIN DAJI in the North-west have killed 85 Boko-Haram/ISWAP terrorists and 293 bandits in different military offensives in the last one month. The military also said over 90 terrorists and bandits including their collaborators and logistics suppliers were arrested in the course of Read More

X-raying military’s renewed onslaught against bandits

September 17, 2021 BENJAMIN SAMSON 0

The federal government recently shut down telecom services in Zamfara to enable security agencies to flush out bandits and other criminal elements terrorising the state. BENJAMIN SAMSON in this report examines the successes of the military’s offensive.      For many years, some states in the North-west of Nigeria have been facing myriads of security challenges, ranging from armed group violence Read More

We’re borrowing for the good of Nigerians, APC tells PDP

September 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has replied criticism by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over its borrowing spree, saying the act “is for the good of the country.” In a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja by the National Secretary Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe, the ruling party said unlike in the brazen looting days Read More

FCT Police nab 26, recover 47 AK47, others

September 10, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Operatives of the FCT Police command have smashed a kidnapping syndicate, even as three members of the gang were arrested. The operatives also arrested 23 other suspects over their involvement in various crimes including car theft, fraud and cultism. Parading the suspects before journalists, Friday at the Command Headquarters in Abuja, the Commissioner of Police, CP Babaji Sunday, “The FCT 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

2 bandits shot dead during gun battle with police in Ogun

August 30, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Two members of a suspected kidnap syndicate have been shot dead by men of the Ogun state Police Command during a gun battle at Itori area of Ewekoro local government of the state. The command’s spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi made this known in a press statement made available to Blueprint in Abeokuta, Monday. Oyeyemi stated that the two suspects met their waterloo Read More

2 bandits shot dead in Ogun, as police recovers 2 AK-47 riffles

August 22, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Ogun State Police operatives, in continuation of its bush combing operations in search of kidnappers terrorising parts of the state, weekend, engaged suspected kidnappers in gun battle at Bere forest in Onigaari, along Lagos-Ibadan expressway. The command’s Spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in a statement made available to Blueprint Sunday, stated that the operations is as a result of information received by Read More

Sustain onslaught against terrorists, Arewa youths charge NAF

August 5, 2021 Editor 0

Arewa Youth Federation has charged the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) to sustain airstrikes targeted at hideouts of ISWAP-Boko Haram fighters to overpower the remainder of the insurgents in the northeast. The group made the appeal in a statement by its President, Muhammad Matazu, while reacting to media reports that scores of Boko Haram-ISWAP terrorists were eliminated on Monday by airstrikes Read More

SALW: Small arms, big challenge

July 2, 2021 Jibrin Baba Ndace 0

Guns fuelling the fire -Paul Collier One of the greatest challenges of the global community is keeping the world safe. International organizations, nation states, non-state actors are confronted with various challenges such as climate change, poverty, insecurity, crimes and criminality, wars, diseases – some epidemic, others pandemic. While the world is united against all the ills that have bedeviled humanity, Read More

COAS appointment: No mass retirement in military – DHQ clarifies

June 3, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has said there was no mass retirement of senior military officers following the appointment of Maj. – Gen Farouk Yahaya, as Chief of Army Staff (COAS), as it is being speculated in some sections of the media. Director, Defence Media Operations (DDMO), Brig.-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, who stated this while briefing journalists on the various military operations Read More

Imo police arrest killers of police sergeant

May 16, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Five notorious armed robbers who murdered Sergeant Joseph Nwaka, attached to the Department of Operations and collected his arms have been arrested. According to a statement issued by the Imo State Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro Saturday, the Crime Prevention and Control strategies adopted by the Imo State Police Command under him to rid Imo state of activities of  the Read More

Clipping the wings of Boko Haram, bandits’ informants

April 23, 2021 Haruna Murtala 0

The remarkable, albeit modest successes recorded by the Nigerian military, especially the troops who have battled (for years) to liberate the North East from Boko Haram insurgency, will be eroded if no concrete action is taken against civilians who have deliberately turned themselves into informants for terrorists. In recent times, spontaneous attacks have been launched at military bases and communities Read More

Breaking: Bandits sack another military base in Niger, abduct 15 people, 1 soldier missing

April 22, 2021 Aideloje Ojo, Minna 0

Bandits have again kidnapped 15 persons after an attack on a military camp in  Zagzaga village in Munya local government of Niger state. Blueprint gathered that a military officer has been declared missing after the attack on the base Wednesday during which arms and ammunitions were carted away by the bandits. Blueprint also learnt that the Nigerian Army has shutdown Read More

Effium crisis: Police declare 18 persons wanted

March 25, 2021 Amarachukwu Egwu-Agha, 0

Not fewer than 18 persons Tuesday were declared wanted by the Ebonyi state police command, Abakaliki. The people according to a statement released by the Police public Relations officer, DSP Loveth Odah were alleged to be promoting the intra-communal war between Effium and Ezza- Effium in Ohaukwu local government  area  of the state. The statement reads, “Ebonyi State Police Command Read More

Insurgency: Nigerian troops not sufficiently armed – Ex-General

March 24, 2021 Abdulrahman A. Abdulrauf 0

With a whooping sum of $1billion expended on arms, indications have emerged that troops in the North-east still fight without sufficient arms.  Some equipment, including artillery guns, Blueprint gathered, were bought some three months ago. Similarly, some prized and highly sophisticated equipment such as Mines Resistance Armoured Personnel Carrier (MRAP) and helicopter gunships with night fighting capability are either inadequate or not available. Read More