Police confirms as gunmen reportedly attack Anambra police station, set inmates free

May 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Armed men Wednesday killed two police inspectors and released all detainees during an attack on Obosi police station in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State. The police stated that the station was attacked barely 24 hours after the new Commissioner of Police, Christopher Adetokumbo Owolabi, assumed office. A source at the affected police station noted that the gunmen Read More

In Kaduna, troops rescue 13 kidnapped persons, gunmen kill 2

May 5, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  Gunmen killed two vigilante and kidnapped 13 people in Gwagwada Chikun local government area of Kaduna state before troops arrived the scene to rescue the 13 kidnapped persons after fierce gun battle.  According to Kaduna state government account, “troops have reported the rescue of 13 kidnapped persons from bandits in Gwagwada, Chikun local government area.“The 13 citizens, originally from Read More

Curb the rising cases of rape

May 5, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Despite the outcry over the rising cases of rape in Nigeria, there seems to be no end to the nemesis. There is no day in the country without a reported case of sexual violence, especially rape, in the media. One contestable reason for the apparent rise of sexual violence in Nigeria could be that sexual violence victims are becoming more encouraged Read More

Buhari condemns cycle of violence, says it has no winners

May 5, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday condemned the killing of 11 people in Gwer West local government area of Benue state and the reprisals on innocent people by mobs that blocked roads to unleash terror and violence. “I totally condemn this latest unprovoked violence and counter-attacks on innocent people that had nothing to do with the cause of the violence,” the President Read More

Abductors of council chairman demands N100m

May 3, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

The abductors of Pius Kolawole the Yagba West Local Government Chairman in Kogi State  has allegedly demanded for N100 million for the release of the elected chairman The  kidnappers were said to have on Sunday night called one of the family member of the chairman to demand for the ransom. According to the source, The abductors  promised to called back by Read More

Kogi council chair’s abductors demand N100m ransom

May 3, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

The abductors of Yagba West local government chairman in Kogi state, Pius Kolawole,   has allegedly demanded for N100 million for his release.  The  kidnappers   were said to have  Sunday night called one of the family members of the chairman to demand for the ransom. The source said  the abductors  promised to called back by 10:00am  Monday morning to continue Read More

Let’s settle our differences

May 3, 2021 Blueprint 0

The more priority is given to religion, ethnicity and culture, the more crises we have. I am sad over the attacks in some sections of the nation. But seriously I don’t understand the caricature behind the ongoing turmoil. Constitutionally, every Nigerian has right to live and own a property wherever he/she desires irrespective of religion, ethnicity and cultural boundaries. Unfortunately, Read More

Nigeria’s worsening security situation scaring investors- NCRIB

April 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers, NCRIB, has warned that Nigeria is losing significant investment as aspiring investors are overwhelmingly scared. The Council condemned rising killings, kidnapping and other forms of violent attacks in the country, stating that, the development is not only bringing the image of the country into disrepute but also scaring investors away from the country. Read More

CBN warns staff of increasing risk of kidnap

April 29, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Nigeria’s central bank warned its employees to take extra precautions against kidnappings because of deteriorating security in the West African nation. Staff should “take note of the elevated security alert condition around the country,” the Central Bank of Nigeria said in a memorandum to employees seen by Bloomberg and verified by one of its officials. Intelligence gathered by the organization’s Read More

Banditry: We’re in serious danger, Zuru people cry out

April 29, 2021 Kabiru Dogon Daji 0

Families and victims of insurgency and banditry in Zuru emirate of Kebbi state Thursday cried out over the rising security challenges facing their defenceless communities. The spokesman of the victims, Mallam Danlami Isa Bena, while addressing newsmen in Zuru said the dangerous situation has impacted negatively on the socio-economic activities of their people, especially in the areas of commerce and Read More

Insecurity: There’s coordinated approach to thwart threat on Airports nationwide – NSCDC

April 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Ahmed Audi, has assured Nigerians that a highly coordinated approach has been put in place to avert the looming threat of attack on Airport facilities across the country. The NSCDC boss who in a swift reaction to an intelligence report directed Commandants of states with Airports to immediately liaise Read More

Again, gunmen kill 2 policemen, burn patrol vehicle in Akwa Ibom

April 29, 2021 Uko Etim 0

Gunmen Tuesday evening killed two policemen at a police checkpoint at Urua Inyang in Ika local government area of Akwa Ibom state. The hoodlums, it was gathered, came on several motorcycles and attacked the policemen at the checkpoint. Eyewitnesses said they opened fire on the police officers prompting some of the men to run away thereby leaving the hoodlums to Read More

Gunmen kill man, wife in fresh Benue attack

April 29, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

Gunmen suspected to be armed herders have killed a man and his wife at Udei branch in Mbabai ward of Guma local government area of Benue state. Blueprint gathered that the man, whose name was given as Igba Faga, and his wife were on Tuesday evening macheted to death while returning from their farm on a motorbike. Special Adviser on Read More

Greenfield varsity: How we escaped from kidnappers – Students

April 28, 2021 Editorial IV 0

As one of the kidnapped students of Greenfield University, Dorothy Tirnom Yohanna killed by her abductors, was buried in Kaduna on Wednesday, some of the students who escaped being kidnapped said, they would have all been kidnapped. Narrating how some of them avoided being kidnapped by the abductors, who planned to take all of them away, Jesse Jakiri, a 200 Read More

Banditry: Edo senator escapes death

April 28, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

Senator Clifford Ordia (PDP Edo Central), was on Monday, attacked twice by suspected bandits along Okenne-Lokoja and Lokoja-Abaji roads. Ordia who heads the Senate committee on Local and Foreign Debts, lamented to  newsmen on Wednesday on  how  escaped death by whiskers, when the daredevil suspected bandits opened fire on his convoy, while returning to Abuja from his hometown in Edo Read More

PDP, other hired contractors can’t blackmail Pantami to resign – Forum

April 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the platform of Progressives Professionals’ Forum (PPF) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigerians at large to ignore the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other “hired contractors” calling for the sack of Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr. Ibrahim Isa Ali Pantami. The forum said the opposition party and Read More

Imo unrest: NYC gives FG 48 hours to fish out perpetrators

April 27, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

– The leadership ofthe Nigerian Youth Congress (NYC) has given the Federal Government a 48-hour ultimatum to arrest and bring to justice the perpetrators of the unrest in Imo state. The group, which also decried attacks on the life and property of the governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma, threatened to embark on mass protests all over the country especially in Imo Read More

Pantami: When truth and repentance are sacrificed for politics

April 27, 2021 Chris Emmanuel 0

Thomas Carlyle says “of all acts of man, repentance is the most divine. The greatest of all faults is to be conscious of none”. Yet, Dr. Isah Ali Pantami who epitomises this sagacious entrée is today facing arguably the greatest travails of his life because he was conscious of his action, took responsibility for his past transgressions committed as it Read More

Zaria attack: Zazzau emir calls for prayers

April 27, 2021 Moh Bello Habib, 0

The Emir of Zazzau and Chairman, Kaduna state Council of Emirs and Chiefs, Ambassador Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli, has tasked his subjects to prayer intensively against the activities of bandits in his domain, the state and county at large. He gave the charge at his palace while reacting to the incident that occurred on Sunday night at Kofar Kuyambana low cost Read More

I didn’t say I would end banditry in 4 days- Matawalle

April 27, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Zamfara state Governor, Bello Mohammed Matawalle has described reports by some media organizations that he said he would end banditry in the state within four days as misleading.  The director-general on media to the Governor, Yusuf Idris stated this in a statement on Monday. The Governor said he was quoted out of context during a sympathy visit by the Read More

South-east college of Bishops calls for collaboration between IPOB, ESN

April 27, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

College of Bishops, Methodist Church Nigeria Monday called for cordial relationship between Ebubeagu Security Network (ESN) formed by Governors of South-east and other existing outfit in the zone. While the Bishops supported the Ebubeagu security, they especially advised that they collaborate with Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to secure South-east against further attacks and killings in the zone.  The Bishops disclosed Read More

Breaking: Nigeria’s insecurity is real, APC admits, sympathises with citizens

April 26, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has admitted that the current state of insecurity bedeviling the country is real even as it sympathised with Nigerians who have been victims. The ruling party, however, assured that it won’t play politics with matters of life and collective wellbeing of the country. In a statement released Monday in Abuja by the National Secretary, Caretaker/Extraordinary Read More

Again, gunmen strike, kidnap hotelier, nursing mother, 7 others in Oyo

April 26, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers at the weekend invaded Ajaawa community in Ogo Oluwa local government area of Oyo state and kidnapped nine persons including a nursing mother and hotelier in the town.Blueprint gathered that the gunmen at about 10pm on Saturday invaded the hotel, and kidnapped its owner, Honourable Olukunle Oyedokun, (said to have arrived the town in preparation Read More

Killing of Greenfield students barbaric – NGF

April 25, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Northern Governors Forum (NGF) has said it is distressed with the killing of three of the students recently abducted at the Greenfield University, Kaduna stat, by their kidnappers. Chairman of the forum and governor of Plateau state, Simon Lalong, described the murder of the young innocent students as shocking, barbaric and condemnable. In a statement by his director of Read More