The role of Nigerian media in troubling times

December 20, 2021 Abdulhaleem Ishaq Ringim 0

The world is defined by a dynamism of events that largely lie within a spectrum where peace occupies one extreme and conflict occupies the other. And as these events unfold, the media holds the thankless responsibility of communicating information about them to the general public. Needless to say, communicating events characterized by peace poses little or no complication at all. Contrastingly, Read More

Bandits kill serving lawmaker

December 15, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Chairman House Committee on Local Governmnet and Rural Development and Member representing Giwa West in Kaduna State House of Assembly, Hon. Lirwanu Aminu Gadagau has been killed by bandits on Monday night. The Speaker, Kaduna State House of Assembly, Hon. Yusuf Zailani who confirmed the Member’s death on Wednesday said Hon. Lirwanu was one of those killed by bandits along Read More

Police kill 2 bandits in Giwa, recover rifle, motorbike

December 14, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Kaduna state Police Command on Monday shot to death two armed bandits following a gunfight around Riheyi Village in Fatika district, Giwa local government area of Kaduna state. Kaduna state Police Command in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Muhammed Jalige, and made available to Blueprint on Tuesday said the bandits exchanged gunfire with the police before Read More

Zulum’s efforts against Boko Haram

December 9, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Borno state governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has been recognised as hope to the people of Borno since he was sworn into office. The governor came with tactical and brave efforts towards ending the militant group of Boko Haram that cripples the state and even the Northeast in general.   Governor Zulum has shown some key efforts of bringing an Read More

Bandits kill 2 abducted Kaduna Baptist worshipers, injure 3

November 8, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Two of the 66 worshipers abducted on Saturday, October 31 at Emmanuel Baptist Church Kakau Daji, Chikun LGA of Kaduna state have been killed by their captors. Rev Joseph John Hayab, Chairman of CAN kaduna chapter, confirmed the development to journalists on Sunday. He said the bandits opened fire on five of their victims on Saturday, killing two while three Read More

Many killed as hoodlums attack Kaduna communities

November 5, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Many people were killed and houses were burnt following separate attacks on Yagbak and Ungwan Ruhugo communities both in Zango Kataf local government of Kaduna state. A statement by the state government on Friday did not, however, specify if the attacks were carried out by bandits or if it was reprisal attacks. The statement signed by the Commissioner for Internal Read More

Groups petition IG, others, over plot to smear Buhari, Emefiele

November 3, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

Two groups, Nigeria First Movement and True Nigeria Patriots have raised alarm over plot by some persons, described as impostors using the names of the organizations to smear the name President Muhammadu Buhari and Mr. Godwin Emefiele, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.  The groups alleged that faceless persons have set out to use their names and organise protests by Read More

Attack in UNIABUJA under Buhari’s security precincts shocking – PDP

November 3, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned Tuesday’s attack on the University of Abuja by bandits, who abducted four staff members and some children in the institution. PDP in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, described the attack as cowardly and demanded an unconditional release of the victims to reunite with their family members. The party described Read More

Soldiers allegedly invade Enugu community, set house ablaze

November 2, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

Some military personnel, armed to the teeth, Monday, allegedly invaded Mgbowo community, Awgu local government area of Enugu state and shot sporadically into the air. The angry soldiers, it was learnt, set somebody’s house on fire when they could not get the person suspected to be a member of Eastern Security Network (ESN), the vigilante arm of the pro-Biafra group, Read More

Troops foil 100-man bandit attack on Niger community

October 31, 2021 Blueprint 0

Troops over the weekend foiled a coordinated attack by bandits on Pandogari town in Rafi local government area of Niger state. Blueprint learnt that not less than 100 heavily armed men riding on motorcycles stormed the town from Zamfara state with the intention of killing and kidnapping members of the community, in addition to rustling their cattle. Witness accounts said Read More

Fear grips many as reprisal attack claims Traditional ruler, brother’s lives in Niger community

October 26, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The District Head of Adogon Malam, Alhaji  Saidu Abubakar, and his younger brother, Salihi, have been reportedly killed in what appeared like reprisal attack in Mashegu local government of Niger state. Bleuprint learnt that the attack occured Monday morning at about 10am  after the killing of 18 people in Maza-Kuka village.It was further learnt that some youths including vigilantes from Maza-Kuka village Read More

Breaking: Passengers jittery as NRC suspends Abuja-Kaduna train service indefinitely over ‘bandits attack’

October 21, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) has suspended indefinitely train services along the Abuja –Kaduna route following reports that armed men attacked and destroyed parts of the rail line, using explosives. Passengers heading to Kaduna from Abuja returned to the nation’s capital after a delay which lasted at least two hours on Thursday. The NRC in a statement on its website Read More

Revealed! How gunmen attacked APGA rally, held Obiano’s convoy hostage

October 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

Unidentified gunmen reportedly attacked Odoata Central School in Ihiala, Ihiala local government area of Anambra state, where the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) was scheduled to hold its rally Tuesday. Sources said APGA was preparing to hold a political rally when gunmen invaded the place. “The governor’s convoy was held for about one hour, while gunshots were heard everywhere in Read More

Bandits abduct 3 students in Kaduna Catholic seminary, scores injured

October 13, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Secretary, Jama’a local government area of Kaduna state, Mr. Salleh Banda Kure, has confirmed the kidnap of three students of St. Albert the Great Institute of Philosophy, a Catholic-run major seminary. Earlier reports indicated that bandits attacked and kidnapped scores from St. Albert the Great Institute of Philosophy, a Catholic-run major seminary in Jema’a LGA. Kaduna police also confirmed the Read More

Kano naval base: Group berates Clerk for attacking Buhari

October 8, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

Northern Compatriots in Southern Nigeria (NOCOMSON), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has condemned what it described the “blatant and mischievous attack on the person of President Muhammadu Buhari and the Chief of Naval Staff, following the approval for the establishment of a Naval Base in Kano.” In a press statement in Kano Friday, the group noted that “Nigerians have the right Read More

In Ebonyi: Political thugs destroy traditional ruler’s house, 6 others

October 8, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

…Injured 10 persons Youth suspected to be political thugs Wednesday invaded Nkalagu community in Ishielu local government area of Ebonyi state.  They attacked the villagers injuring over 10 persons, destroyed buildings, set motorcycles ablaze and made away with other items. Houses belonging to the acting traditional ruler of Nkalagu community, Eze Livinus Umeanu, the town union president, Mr. Omaha Joseph, the Read More

Police nab robber, bank staff for attempted robbery in Ogun

October 5, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Ogun state police command have arrested one, Olagoke Dare, a staff of Abestone Microfinance bank located in Abeokuta for planning with one, Idowu Tunde to him of a cash sum of N3million belong to the bank. The police spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in a press statement made available to Blueprint Tuesday, stated that the duo were arrested following the confessional Read More

Gunmen attack Kaduna village, kill 2 – Official

October 5, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Troops of Operation Safe Haven Monday said some gunmen have attacked Ungwan Taila village, Zangon Kataf local government area of Kaduna state as a result of which two residents died. The state’s Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the incident in a statement he issued in Kaduna. Aruwan said the troops arrived in the village to find Read More

9 killed as herders attack Benue communities

September 28, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

At least nine persons were said to have been killed when persons suspected to be herders attacked some communities in Guma local government area of Benue state. Chairman of the area, Caleb Aba, who stated this Tuesday in an interview in Makurdi, said the attackers invaded the community and kidnapped his younger brother with four others when they went to Read More

Police confirm killing of herder in Jebu Bassa

September 28, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

One herder was on Sunday evening allegedly killed while rearing his cattle at Jebu Bassa of Bassa local government area of Plateau state. State chapter chairman of Gan Allah Fulani Development Association of Nigeria (GAFDAN), Garba Muhammad, told newsmen in Jos. He said the herder was killed at Kafigana in Jebu District of Bassa local government area of the state. When contacted, Read More

Gunmen kill 2 policemen in Enugu

September 22, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

Hoodlums, also known as unknown gun men, seem to have lifted a ban on attack on police formations as two police officers at a road block at Nachi, Udi local government area, a border town with Oji River local government area of Enugu state, were shot and killed on Wednesday. It was gathered that the gunmen shot sporadically, a development Read More

Gunmen attack church, kill one, abduct 2 in Kogi

September 20, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

Barely one week after gunmen attacked a custodial centre in Kabba where a soldier and a policeman were killed and over two hundred inmates set free, another set of gunmen Sunday morning attacked ECWA Church in Okedayo along Kabba – Okene road in Kogi state. The attackers, according to sources, stormed the church in the morning when church service has Read More