Sokoto: Bafarawa debunks arrest, association with bandits

January 24, 2022 Sokoto state 0

Son to a former governor of Sokoto state, Alhaji Sagir Attahiru Bafarawa, has debunked a report trending on some media that he was arrested by the Special Tactical Squad from the office of the Inspector General of Police in connection with the ongoing investigation of his cousin, Musa Kamarawa, over alleged involvement in banditry ravaging the eastern axis of the Read More

The North deserves to be secure

January 5, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Northerners sacrificed a lot for  President Muhammadu Buhari to win elections in 2015, but we neglected by Mr President. The love we showed him is not being reciprocated, we are not safe at all, we live in fear, we are dying. We were promised security, yet nothing has changed but instead Insecurity has escalated. Is this a betrayal? We shed Read More

Bandits kill 7, kidnap 18 in fresh attacks on Kaduna communities

January 2, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Seven persons were killed in bandits’ attacks on four villages across Igabi, Chikun and Zangon Kataf local government areas of Kaduna state, while 18 others have been reported kidnapped in Udawa along Birnin Gwari-Kaduna road. Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the killings on Sunday, he was however silent on abduction of the 18 Read More

In Kaduna, Police arrest 2 suspected bandits, rescue 9 victims

January 1, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Kaduna state Police Command on Friday arrested two suspected bandits and killed one during an operation in which nine kidnap victims were rescued in Sabon Birni, Igabi local government area of the state. The operation, which was carried out in conjunction with the Force Intelligence Bureau and Special Tactical Squad of the Force Headquarters, Abuja, according to the Kaduna state Read More

The El-Rufa’i remedy against banditry

December 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

The statement credited to Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufa’i of Kaduna state to the effect that there is nothing like repentant bandits and that his administration’s policy is to dispatch the terrorists attacking innocent people to their creator to answer for their crimes against humanity, appears to many discernible minds as brutally frank and audacious. The governor made the statement last Read More

Breaking: Gunmen invade Plateau community, kidnap paramount ruler

December 26, 2021 Editor 0

Blueprint has been informed that gunmen suspected to be bandits have kidnapped the Paramount Ruler of Gindiri, in Mangu Local Government area of Plateau State, HRH Charles Mato Dakat, at his residence. According to available information, the terrorists carried out their operations in the early hours of Sunday after a heavy gunfire. Police authorities are yet to confirm the latest Read More

Customs intercepts N10.4m worth of Indian Hemp ordered by Bandits in Katsina

December 24, 2021 Blueprint 0

250 parcels of cannabis sativa(Indian Hemp) worth over N10.4m, allegedly on the way to Katsina State for bandits consumption ,was intercepted by the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) , the Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone B, has said. Vanguard reports the Comptroller of FOU Zone B Kaduna, A.B. Hamisu, said other drugs seized by the FOU include: 75,582 suspected tablets of Read More

Police smash gang aiding bandits in Kaduna, nab 5

December 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria Police have smashed a gang that specialises in aiding bandits in one of the forests in Kaduna, just as five members of the gang were arrested. Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba, stated this while parading the suspects, alongside 31 others arrested for various crime including kidnapping, armed robbery, and impersonation, Tuesday at the Intelligence Response Team Read More


Tambuwal lauds troops over onslaught on bandits

December 21, 2021 Blueprint 0

The governor of Sokoto state, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has lauded the recent attack and killings of bandits in Sabon Birni and Isa local governments where dozens of bandits were reportedly nuetalised. This was contained in a statement issued and signed the governor as the armed forces hearkened to the call for national duty in the beleaguered areas of the state. Read More

Uba Sani mourns lawmaker murdered by bandits, offers aid to family

December 18, 2021 Chamba Simeh 0

Senator Uba Sani (APC, Kaduna Central, Kaduna state) has condoled with the family of late Hon Aminu Rilwanu Gadagau who was killed by bandits on the Kaduna – Zaria Expressway days ago. The lawmaker, who donated N2 million to the bereaved family, announced that he would fund the education of the orphans left behind by the deceased up to their Read More

14 abductees escape from bandits’ camp in Sokoto

December 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

Fourteen people have escaped after being kept for days in a camp by bandits affiliated to kingpin, Bello Turji, in Sokoto state. Sources said the residents escaped from the camp in Suruddubu in Isa local government area Wednesday when their captors went out for other ‘operations.’ The chairman of the LGA, Abubakar Yusuf, confirmed the development in a telephone interview. Read More

After collecting ransom, terrorists kill Pastor

December 12, 2021 Editor 0

Thirty days after in captivity, a Pastor of the Evangelical Church Winning All in Nariya, Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Rev. Dauda Bature, has been killed by his abductors. This was revealed by the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria in Kaduna State, Rev. Joseph Hayab. The pastor was said to have been killed after his wife Read More

Bandits’ attacks: Buhari dispatches security chiefs to Sokoto, Katsina

December 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has dispatched a high-level security delegation to Sokoto and Katsina states in response to the recent spike in the activities of bandits. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, MalamGarba Shehu, confirmed this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, saying the delegation is made up of the heads of the nation’s intelligence Read More

Breaking: Katsina commissioner found dead inside residence

December 9, 2021 Editor 0

Katsina State Commissioner for Science and Technology, Dr Rabe Nasir, was on Wednesday night found dead at his residence. He was said to have killed by gunmen. Neither the state government, nor the Police has confirmed the latest development. Details loading…

Kaduna: Terrorists free abducted Baptist church members

December 5, 2021 Editor 0

Up to 65 members of the Baptist church and others who were kidnapped by bandits in Kaduna state have been released by their abductors. The victims were kidnapped by bandits on October 31 when they invaded the Emmanuel Baptist Church, Kakau Daji in the Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The bandits killed two of the captives a few Read More

From bandits to terrorists: Will status change end insecurity?

December 3, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

‘…Court ruling shows FG’s resolve to crush banditry’ ‘…It indicates govt remains with global standards’ …Mere declaration meaningless unless… – Gumi ‘…Re-naming bandits terrorists a political stunt’ …It’s better late than never – Northern youth A Federal High Court in Abuja under trial Justice Taiwo Taiwo has ruled that the activities of bandits, as well as other similar groups, in Read More

Breaking: Bandits kidnap 13, kill 1 in Zaria

December 3, 2021 Moh Bello Habib, Zaria 0

Armed Bandits have abducted 13 people and killed 1 following an attack Thursday night on 2 communities of Kanuwar Isa and Kugu of Dutse Ward in Zaria local government of Kaduna state. A source in Zulkifil Sani disclosed to Blueprint that the Bandits invaded Kasuwar Isa community Thursday night where they kidnapped nine people from the community and proceeded to Read More

NSCDC assures of raw deal for kidnappers, bandits

December 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) Thursday assured the citizenry of her intention to wage serious war against kidnapping and banditry and most especially in all schools across the country. The NSCDC also assured that it will do everything possible to prevent the kidnapping of teachers and students in all parts of the country. The Commandant General of Read More

Bandits kidnap another village head in Katsina

December 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

Armed bandits have abducted the village head of Fankama, Ahmed Saidu, his wife and many other villagers following an attack Monday night on the community in Faskari local g overnment area of Katsina State. Sources said no life was lost during the attack which lasted for two hours. Bahisulhaq Alhassan, a cousin of the monarch, said in Katsina Tuesday that Read More

Revealed! How Police trapped, killed notorious bandit terrorising Abuja-Kaduna highway

November 28, 2021 Editor 0

A notorious bandit terrorising Kaduna-Abuja Highway identified as Yellow Magaji has been gunned down by police operatives in Kaduna. This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Kaduna State Command, ASP Muhammed Jalige, dated November 27, 2021. “On the 24th November, 2021 Operatives of the Kaduna Police Command in collaboration with the Federal Intelligence Read More

IBB, Abdulsalam confident Army ‘ll end insecurity

November 23, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

Former Head of State, General Ibrahim Babangida has expressed confident in Nigerian Army’s (NA) ability under the leadership of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt. – Gen Faruk Yahaya to stem the tide of security challenges in the nation. A statement by Army spokesperson Brig.-Gen Onyema Nwachukwu Monday, said Gen. Babangida made this when the COAS paid him a Read More

Bandits ambush police team in Zamfara, gun down 7 officers

November 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

Suspected bandits have killed at least seven policemen in an ambush near Zonai village in Magami district in Gusau local government area of Zamfara state. The policemen were returning from duty where they mounted a check point near Zonai village along Gusau-Magami-Dansadau road when the armed gang opened fire on the vehicle conveying the officers, residents said. “It is a Read More

Police arrest notorious ATM fraudster in Delta

November 9, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Delta State Command Tuesday arrested notorious Automated Teller Mechine (ATM) fraudster,  one  Ojo Amos  at Ozoro, Isoko north local government area of the state. The suspect,  38yrs who  hails from Agbara-Otor, Ughelli North Local government area specialised in snatching ATM cards from unsuspecting victims.  According to the state Public relations officer (PPRO), DSP Bright Edafe, “On 2/11/2021 at about 1300hrs, Read More