Kidnapping: Troops kill scores of bandits in Chikun

January 24, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Joint air and ground military operations Saturday killed scores of armed bandits on motorcycles, who were on their way to carry out kidnapping and other criminal acts.    A statement signed by the Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, Sunday said that during the joint operation, jet fighters discovered several of the bandits around Read More

Fulani eviction: Northern group heaps blame on Tinubu

January 24, 2021 Editor 0

The National Coordinator of Northern Patriots Assembly Alhaji Salihu Mohammed has called out Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the National leader of the All Progressives Party (APC) over the crisis between Yoruba youths and Fulani herdsmen in the Southwest. Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo Igboho, had issued a quit notice to the Hausa-Fulani in Igangan, Oke Ogun area of Oyo state. The incident Read More

Troops nab 2 ‘bandits’ in Zangon Kataf

January 22, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, 0

Troops of Operation Safe Haven in conjunction with Defence headquarters Special Forces have arrested two suspected bandits between Ungwan Wakili and Zango Urban in Zango Kataf LGA of Kaduna state. A statement by the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, Friday in Kaduna, said the suspects were in the troops’ custody undergoing preliminary investigation. “Troops under Read More

Grief! Missing Catholic Priest found dead

January 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

A priest missing since Tuesday in Burkina Faso’s jihadist-plagued southwest has been found dead, security and local sources said Thursday. “The priest’s lifeless body was found in the Toumousseni Forest” in the Cascades region bordering Ivory Coast and Mali, a security source said. A local politician confirmed that the priest, Abbot Rodrigue Sanon from the Notre Dame de Soubaganyedougou parish, Read More

Zamfara govt denies distributing vehicles to bandits

January 20, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Zamfara state government has refuted report published by an the online medium and allegations by the former council chairman Maradun Local Government, Alhaji Abubakar Maradun, that the state government under the leadership of Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle purchased and distributed vehicles, huge amount of money to bandits who are using the vehicles to attack innocent people in the state. Read More

Buratai as African steward man of the year 2020

January 19, 2021 Thomas Uzah 0

Eventually, the Year 2020 grudgingly dragged to an end. It was a difficult and tough year for all Africans. From economic meltdown to wars, conflicts and the blight of the global Covid-19 pandemic. In the continent, Nigeria also had her fair share of these troubles. These predicaments were varied and complex. As already known, the position of Nigeria in the Read More

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Katsina: 9 Nigeriens rescued from kidnappers’ den

January 19, 2021 Hamidu Sabo 0

The Katsina state government in collaboration with security agencies has rescued nine citizens of Niger Republic that were abducted from their village by dare-devil kidnappers. Receiving the rescued persons, Governor Aminu Bello Masari disclosed that since the rescue of Kankara students, the state government saw a window of opportunity being used to rescue other kidnap victims. Masari further disclosed that Read More

Jet fighters kill bandits in Birnin Gwari, other Kaduna LGAs

January 16, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Air force patrol conducted over locations in Birnin Gwari, Giwa, Igabi and Chikun Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Kaduna state has led to killing of bandits in Farin Ruwa and Kuduru areas. A statement signed by the Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs Samuel Aruwan on Saturday said the air missions also covered the Kaduna – Abuja Read More

Troops neutralise bandits in Birnin Gwari, residents arrest 2 suspects

January 9, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Fighter jets have killed several bandits in six locations across Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state, just as residents captured two suspected bandits in Chikun after a failed attempted kidnapping.  Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, said in Kaduna on Saturday that several bandits were neutralised at a bandit settlements in Sani Maichuku, Read More

Bandits invade Zamfara community, kill many, rustle animals

January 9, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, Gusau. 0

Bandits numbering over 50 have launched a fresh attack on Dadah village in Zurmi local government area of Zamfara state Friday evening, and killed many people. They also rustled unaccounted animals. A resident of the area identified as Malam Dayyib Ibrahim in a Telephone interview with Blueprint said the Bandits invaded their village on motorcycles at around 5:00 pm of Read More

Bandits kidnap Zamfara APC Chair’s children, injures

January 8, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Six children of the Zamfara state All Progressives Congress (APC) Chairman, Alhaji Sani Gyare Kadauri, have been kidnapped by suspected unrepentant bandits in Kadauri Village, Jabaka District in Maru Local Government Council. Narrating the ordeal in an interview with, Friday, to Blueprint Weekend, Alhaji Kadauri said the bandits invaded Kadauri Village around 2am and went straight to his personal house Read More

Tension in Niger as bandits kill police, abduct 5 others

January 7, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Bandits have reportedly killed a police man and injured another in Chukuba village in Shiroro local government of Niger state. The incident, it was learnt, occurred yesterday in a fresh attack during which several cows were rustled. In a Similar attack yesterday in Rafi Local Government area of the state  the armed bandits in their large number abducted five persons Read More

2021: Group commences 21 days inter-faith prayers for Nigeria, Buhari

January 5, 2021 Editor 0

The National Interfaith and Religious Organizations for Peace (NIFROP) has commenced a 21 days prayer and fasting session against agents of destabilisation and improved security in Nigeria.  The session which is also aimed at ensuring the success of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration kicked off at the Unity Fountain, Abuja with over 500 clerics in attendance.  The Grand Patron of Read More

Insecurity: Community Policing ‘ll fortify security operations nationwide, group tasks governors

January 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Following the prevailing insecurity across the country, a group o  the platform Citizens Action for Good Governmence called on state governors to emulate the Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Elrufai, on his recent introduction of Community Policing. The group believed if adopted by all the state governments, Community Policing is capable to fortify security operations across the country. Kaduna state government Read More

Stop criminalising fulanis, Miyetti Allah appeals to media

January 3, 2021 Najib Sani 0

A fulani socio-political group ‘Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore’ has condemned the alleged use of derogatory statements and names by some media organizations against the fulanis. The group while addressing journalists in Bauchi alleged that some media houses criminalise the fulani race in their reportage of crises involving the fulanis which it decried is uncalled for. Bauchi state chairman of the Read More

In Zamfara, Police foils bandits attack, rescue kidnapped victim

January 2, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, Gusau 0

The Zamfara state police command, Saturday, foiled bandits attack in the community, living outskirts of Shinkafi local government council of the state. The police squad also recued a kidnapped victim during the encounter with bandits. This was made known by the Public Relations Officer of the Command, SP. Muhammad Shehu, in a statement issued to newsmen in Gusau Saturday. According Read More

Banditry: Coalition hails Nigerian Army for commitment in North West

January 2, 2021 Editor 0

The Coalition of Northern Patriots (CNP) has hailed the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, for the success of the Nigerian Army’s Operation Sahel Sanity.  In a New Year message signed by its President, Nuruddeen Dodo, Friday, the coalition said the COAS and his troops’ commitment to restoring peace have drastically reduced crime and criminalities in the North West.  Read More

Niger gov. condemns bandits’ attacks on communities

December 28, 2020 Sidi A. Umar 0

The Niger state governor, Alhaji Abubakar Bello, has condemned recent attack by bandits on some communities of Maitumbi and Kuchi in Bosso and Munya local government areas of the state. Bello, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Ms Mary Noel-Berje, in Minna on Monday decried the incessant activities of the gunmen and urged the people to support government Read More

Bandits strike on Christmas day, kidnap PFN chairman, wife in Kaduna

December 26, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Bandits have attacked Albarka praying camp along Afana-Fadan Kagoma-Kwoi road in Jema’a local government area and kidnapped Kaduna state Chairman of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, Apostle Emmanuel Egoh Bako, his wife Cindy Bako and one Mr Douglas.  It was a bleak Christmas for the people of the area, as well as members of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, as the kidnappers attacked the prayer Read More

Another peaceful Yuletide: Group commends service chiefs, security agencies

December 26, 2020 Editor 0

The National Peace Project (NPP) has commended the nation’s service chiefs and security agencies over another peaceful Christmas celebrations.  In a statement signed by its President, Rev Joshua Agbaje, on Friday, the group said this year’s festivity was relatively safe and devoid of attacks.   According to Rev Agbaje, the military worked tirelessly and gallantly towards protecting the lives and properties of citizens Read More

Mob kills six bandits in Sanga, Lere LGAs

December 26, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Six bandits were killed in separate incidents by mobs at Fadan Karshi, Sanga and Lere LGAs of Kaduna state on Thursday. Two of the bandits had attacked a businessman and dispossessed him of his money and other valuables. A statement by the Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna state, Mr Samuel Aruwan, Friday, said that two Read More

Christmas: Buhari’s confidence in service chiefs, security agencies a tonic for more successes – Arewa group

December 25, 2020 Editor 0

The Arewa Citizens Coalition for Change (ACCC) has welcomed President Muhammadu Buhari’s Christmas speech, and urged Nigerians to be patient with the service chiefs and security agencies.  The group said the president’s remarks would catalyze his security architecture, officers and troops to more success in the new year.  President Buhari had urged Nigerians for more time, cooperation and support to the Read More

Counter insurgency: Stakeholders drum support for armed forces

December 22, 2020 Editor 0

A clarion call has been made to all Nigerians to rally round the Armed Forces in their bid to wipe out remnants of terrorists, bandits and other criminal elements in the country.  Renowned academic, Prof. Peter Madoki, gave the charge at a one-day summit for target rights groups, conflict managers and social media influencers, Friday, in Abuja.  Prof. Madoki, speaking as Read More