Only technology can address Nigeria’s security challenges – Aregbesola

March 26, 2021 Duro Joseph 0

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Thursday said only technology can address the various security challenges facing Nigeria. Speaking at the 5th monthly policy dialogue organised by the office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Policy Development & Analysis in Abuja, the minister stated that Nigeria is dealing with adversaries that have no regard for rule Read More

Gunmen kill 2 Poly staff in Kaura Namoda

March 24, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Suspected bandits have stormed a low cost area in Kaura Namoda town, and killed a middle-age man, Usama Nazifi, and his neighbor Malam Bashir Muhammad who were staff of the Federal Polytechnic Kaura Namoda in Zamfara. The attack took place on Wednesday. According to brother of the deceased who spoke in a telephone interview with Blueprint said the bandits invaded Read More

Kidnapping: Ogun beefs up security around public schools

March 24, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro, 0

The Ogun state government has beefed up security around all public schools in the state as way of curbing the recent kidnapping of students by bandits. The state Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, stated this when he received members of the House of Representatives’ Committee on Basic Education, led by its chairman, Prof Julius Ihonvbere, at his Oke-Mosan office in Abeokuta. Read More

PDP, NLC suffering from Stockholm syndrome

March 22, 2021 Eze Jude Ogechukwu 0

From the foregoing, it can safely be inferred that Nigeria’s main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) might be suffering from Stockholm syndrome. They are inordinately getting used to taking comfort on the sideline and feigning ignorance of our corporate ordeals. The masses who hoped on them to lead a march against some Read More

Banditry, electoral violence: PDP alleges plot by APC to disintegrate Nigeria

March 22, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) alerted the nation of plot by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to allegedy use acts of banditry and electoral violence to disrupt the nations democratic order and disintegrate the nation.  The party in a statement by it National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, Sunday asserted that “the silence of the APC and the Buhari Presidency to Read More

PDP condemns attempt on Ortom’s life, demands arrest, prosecution of assailants

March 21, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned Saturday’s attack and assassination attempt on Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state by suspected bandits, reported to be killer herdsmen. PDP in a statement by it National Publicity Secretary, Kola Olgbondiyan, Saturday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to put machinery in motion by ordering an immediate manhunt, arrest and prosecution of the assailants Read More

Bandits strike in Kaduna, Zamfara, Sokoto as Police kill 2 gunmen, lose 1… students, pastor, others abducted

 The ugly trend of banditry in the North-west and a part of North-central of Nigeria continued Thursday with the criminal elements killing innocent citizens and abducting others. The affected states include Kaduna and Zamfara and Sokoto, all in the North-west, as well as Niger in the North-central Although they killed a security officer, they however lost two of their gang members in Read More

Buhari’s alarm on insecurity: Illegal arms in-flow defied Nigeria’s border closure

 President Muhammadu Buhari has said despite the closure of Nigeria’s land borders, arms and ammunition continued to flow into the country. President Buhari spoke Thursday when the outgoing Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohammed Ibn Chambas, visited him in Abuja. A statement by his media aide, Femi Adesina, Read More

Unstable Libya remains big problem for Sahel region – Buhari

March 18, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

As far as Libya remains unstable, illegal arms and ammunition will continue to flow in the Sahel region of the African continent, President Muhammadu Buhari has said. The President said this Thursday at the State House Abuja while receiving in farewell audience the outgoing Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Read More

Bandits kill one, injure others, set market ablaze in Zamfara

March 18, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Suspected armed bandits numbering over 100 stormed Yartashar Sahabi market square during market day under Dansadau Emirate in Maru local government council of Zamfara state, Thursday, opened fire on traders killing as many other injured and set the market on fire. In a Telephone interview with Blueprint in Gusau, a resident of the village said the bandits took positions and Read More

Gunmen kill Police inspector, abduct 3 in Kaduna

March 18, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Gunmen on Wednesday night killed a Police inspector and kidnapped three persons two of whom are suspected to be female students of Kaduna State University, (KASU) at Ungwa Waziri, Karji in Chikun local government area of Kaduna state. An eyewitness account, who confirmed the name of the police Inspector as John Bello, said, “around 11pm on Wednesday, we received a distress Read More

Bandits invade Zamfara community again, kill soldiers, 5 villagers, others injured

March 17, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Suspected bandits have stormed Kabasa village under Gusau local government council of Zamfara state, and killed five villagers and three soldiers including a senior officer, even as they burnt Army operational vehicle during the attack. A resident of the area identified as Malam Lawali Magami in a telephone interview with Blueprint in Gusau said the bandits besieged the village at Read More

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Troops kill 2 bandits, arrest gunrunners in Kaduna communities

March 17, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  Bandits have killed two people in Chikun and Igabi local government areas.Also, soldiers have killed two bandits in Chikun and arrested suspected gunrunners in the Lere local government area of Kaduna state.  A security update signed by Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, on Wednesday confirmed the attack on Emir of Birnin Gwari’s vehicle, adding Read More

We won’t negotiate with kidnappers over release of 39 students, 3 teachers – El-Rufai

March 16, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

 Kaduna state government will not negotiate with the abductors of 39 students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation and three teachers of LEA Primary School Rema, Birnin Gwari, Governor Nasir el-Rufai has reiterated. Governor el-Rufai, who believed that ranching as is currently being established in Damau, Kubau local government area, is the best form of rearing cattle given the prevailing situation, called Read More

Expert, CSOs predict rise in number of out-of-school children as Bandits hit 5 schools in N/west, N/central

  In about three months, bandits have serially attacked not less than five schools in both the North-west and North-central states of Nigeria, Blueprint can authoritatively report. The affected states are Katsina, Zamfara and Kaduna states in the North-west, while only Niger state was hard hit by the bandits’ activities in the north central. The latest of such attacks was on LEA Read More