2023: INEC chair visits Ogun, rues attacks on facilities nationwide 

November 29, 2022 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, was on a one- day state inspection to the commission’s facilities in Ogun state. Speaking with newsmen Tuesday after inspecting attacked office at Iyana Mortuary, Abeokuta,  he assured that despite the unfortunate incident, elections will hold successfully in the state. “Whatever materials we have lost, the commission is making efforts to Read More

Kaduna: Troops kill 4 bandits in Chikun 

November 27, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Troops of Operation Forest Sanity have neutralised four bandits during clearance operations in identified hideouts around Tsohon Gayan, Chikun local government area of Kaduna state.  A statement signed on Sunday by the Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, said the troops recovered a rifle and a motorcycle.  “In operational feedback to the Kaduna state Read More

Bandits kill 19 in Zamfara 

November 24, 2022 Sanusi Muhammad 0

No fewer than 19 people have been killed by  a group of armed bandits in Riyoji village under Birnin Tsaba district of Zurmi local government area in Zamfara state.  A resident of the area, Lawali Birnin Tsaba, in a telephone interview, said the bandits invaded the village at around 10:00pm Wednesday and began shooting sporadically into the air. He said Read More

2023: UK raises security concern, says we’ll be watching closely 

November 24, 2022 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Ahead of next year’s election, the United Kingdom (UK) has raised security concerns, saying they will be watching development closely. The British High Commissioner in Nigeria, Mrs. Catriona Lang, who stated this Wednesday when she led a delegation on a visit to the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) also appealed to stakeholders to ensure that adequate security measures Read More

Suspected herders invade Enugu communities, kill scores 

November 22, 2022 Chuks Nweze 0

Many people have been reportedly killed in Agu-Amede, Mgbuji and Eboh communities in Eha-Amufu, Isi-Uzo local government area of Enugu state, Tuesday, by suspected Fulani herders. It was gathered that the attack, which was still ongoing as at Tuesday afternoon, first started on Saturday when armed herders carrying heavy weapons, invaded Ohualu Mgbede village in Agu-Amede on Saturday and Monday. Read More

Troops neutralise 2 bandits along Kaduna-Zaria road

September 7, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Troops of the Nigerian Army have killed two bandits while repelling an attack around the Fondisho area, along the Kaduna – Zaria Road in Igabi local government of Kaduna state.  Kaduna state government in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan said the troops laid an ambush for the bandits, who came Read More

Anambra: Gunmen attack Soludo’s community, kill police officer

April 15, 2022 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Unknown gunmen, Friday, attacked security posts at Isuofia community, Aguata local government area, where Anambra state governor, Prof Charles Soludo, hails from. Blueprint learnt that the gunmen during an attack killed one police officer at a junction leading to governor Soludo’s house, even as other officers and passersby flee. “They stormed the junction leading to governor’s house around 12noon and Read More

Attack on Abuja-Kaduna train was avoidable

April 7, 2022 A.A.Gadzama 0

The country was again gripped by disturbing shock following the attack on the Abuja-Kaduna train by people suspected to be terrorists. The latest attack on a train in Kaduna came after similar attacks in the past on major institutions and facilities in the town. Other attacks in Kaduna in the past include a foiled invasion of I Division of Nigeria Read More

2023: Terror on transit?

March 29, 2022 Buba Mala Gedam 0

In the thick of the horse-trading and cabal power games heralding the regime-change transition politics, it is now inevitable that the routine schedules of governance, including the trumpeted focus on the interest of the people, will fade into the background of the attention of the political leaders. The democratic deficit that turned the trademark practice of voting into a abominable Read More

Kaduna attacks mindless violence – Buhari

March 24, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the terrorist attack on four locations in Kaura local government in Kaduna state in which two soldiers and tens of others were killed as a “mindless act of violence” that has no place in a civilised society. “The primitive and cowardly attack on innocent civilians, law enforcement officials and the destruction of houses and shops Read More

Stemming the tide of attacks on LASTMA officials

March 17, 2022 Kayode Solomon Ojewale 0

There is no job without its inherent risks and potential hazards. However, some jobs, particularly those that involve enforcements, come with higher degrees of exposure to risks. If everyone, on grounds of fear of risks, avoid taking up such jobs, no one will be available to maintain law and order. The society is likely to become lawless if there are Read More

Expect reduction in bandits’ attacks, Osibanjo tells Nigerians

January 31, 2022 Hamidu Sabo 0

Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo has assured the people of Katsina state to expect reduction in the activities of bandits in the state and the country at large now that the bandits have been declared as terrorists. He said this when he visited the Katsina emirate on Sunday after condolence greeting to Alhaji Dahiru Mangal, the business Mogul who lost Read More

Zango Kataf: How gunmen invaded Kaduna communities killed 13, razed 40 houses in fresh attack

January 30, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Gunmen on Sunday morning attacked Atak Mawai in Zaman Dabo village and Kurmin Masara both in Atyap Chiefdom, Zangon Kataf local government area of Kaduna state, killing 13 people including a preteen boy. Kaduna state government however confirmed that 11 residents were killed, and some inflicted with gunshot injuries.  Several people were injured in the attack just as 40 houses Read More

Fuel tanker explosion: Angry mob attack, destroy fire-fighters’ equipment

January 28, 2022 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Angry mob on Friday attacked the fire-fighters officers while attempting to quell the inferno that destroyed several properties along Onitsha-Owerri road by Obodoukwu, Onitsha, Anambra state. The inferno, Blueprint learnt, sparked off because a tanker conveying petrol to the area fell and burnt beyond recognition, destroying some shops and buildings within the vicinity. The Anambra state Fire Chief, Mr. Martin Read More

Communal clash claims 10 in Taraba

January 21, 2022 Andrew Ojih 0

No fewer than 10 people were killed a few days ago in a communal clash that erupted between the Ichen and Naka tribe in Bisaula, Baissa local government area of Taraba state. A resident of Naka, Ms. Buki Ndro, who with our correspondent on the telephone, lamented that property worth millions of Naira were destroyed and that over 6, 000 Read More

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