FCT Police arrest 8 ‘kidnappers’, recover car, firearms

April 12, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The FCT Police Command has arrested eight suspected kidnappers along Shengwu-Tunga Maje, Gwagwalada, Kabusa Village and Durumi axis of the territory.Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Marian Yusuf, disclosed this in a press statement, cMonday in Abuja. It read in part: “Amongst the suspects are: Yakubu Ahmadu, 30; Ibrahim Mallam Musa, 25; and Bello Haruna, 30; all male and  members Read More

How to curtail drug abuse

April 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

I would like to give my piece of admonition on the menace of drug abuse that agitates almost all parts of this country (Nigeria). You would find a syndicate group of drug abusers which if you observe/examine their negative activities, you would find out that majority of them are the victims of joblessness. Sadly, it has been reported that 70 Read More

Akwa Ibom: Customs sieze 391, 631 contraband goods, arrest 66 suspects in 6 months

March 26, 2021 Uko Etim, Uyo 0

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) under the Joint Boarder Patrol Team (JBPT) said it has intercepted no fewer than 391,631 contraband goods smuggled into the country through south-south and south-east states’ boarders between September, 2020 and February 2021. The Sector Coordinator 1 in charge of South-South and South-East zone, Comptroller Shehu Abubakar, made the disclosure in a statement signed and Read More

The menace of Shila Boys in Jimeta

March 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

In Jimeta, Adamawa state kidnapping, burglary, theft, and snatching of valuables have become the order of the day leaving residents at the mercy of the hoodlums. Communities like Bajabure Federal Housing estate, Badirisa, Jambutu, Doubeli, Shagari, Damilu, among others, have been flashpoints for crimes and criminalities forcing the inhabitants to sleep with one eye open. These criminal activities cannot be Read More

35-year-old man docked for alleged theft of N2m car

March 22, 2021 Editorial IV 0

A 35-year-old man, Baba Emmanuel, who allegedly stole a car valued at N2 million, on Monday appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court. Emmanuel, who resides at Iju, Lagos, is facing a charge of stealing. The Prosecutor, ASP Bisi Ogunleye, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Nov. 30, 2020 at Oko-Oba, Agege, Lagos. Ogunleye said that Emmanuel 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

As Buhari, IGP order probe, govs say: Attack on Ortom a rude awakening

 President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned attack on Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state, saying the string of brutal attacks on individuals and communities in the state, with the latest one targeting the governor, was unacceptable. The president also welcomed the dispatch of a high level team of crack investigators to the state from the police headquarters in Abuja, urging the 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

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

US prioritises immigrant visa applicants refused under Presidential Proclamation 9983

March 16, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Following President Biden signing of a Presidential Proclamation titled: Ending Discriminatory Bans on Entry to the United State ended travel restrictions under Presidential Proclamations 9645 and 9983 that had suspended entry into the United States of certain nationals, based on visa type, from various countries to including Nigeria. A press statement by the United States Mission in Nigeria, Tuesday, said: Read More

Banditry: El-Rufai on all-out war against criminality, needs our support – Uba Sani

March 15, 2021 Chamba Simeh 0

The Senator Uba Sani (Kaduna Central) has urged the people of the state to lend their full weight behind Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s war against banditry, kidnapping, armed robbery and allied crimes. The lawmaker observed that the El-Rufai administration has since moved from agonising over the incessant attacks on communities to an “all-out assault on criminal elements”, with a determination to Read More

Insecurity: State Police to the rescue?

March 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

Agitations for State Police have continued to gain acceptance given the deplorable state of security in virtually every art of the country. In this report, KEHINDE OSASONA asks if it is panacea to insecurity bedevilling the country. Security of lives and property is the primary responsibility of any government. In Nigeria the security situation has continued to deteriorate causing many Read More

Breaking: Bandits table conditions as Niger SSG, Sheik Gumi storm forest ‘for students, teachers’ release’

February 19, 2021 Aideloje Ojo, Minna 0

The Secretary to the Government of Niger State (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, has appealed to Bandits across the state to lay down their arms and embrace dialogue and reconciliation for peace and security to prevail. The Bandits in their response appealed to the state government to assist in the release of their members arrested by security agencies and detained across Read More

Northern elders condemn insecurity, restate support for Buhari, APC

February 6, 2021 Paul Okah, Abuja 0

Northern elders have restated their unflinching support for President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led federal administration in the country. This came as they berated stakeholders in the region over what they described as their long silence in the face of unbearable criminal acts by herdsmen across the country, thereby denting the image of the region. In a Read More

Nigeria’s volatile politics and the APC report on true federalism, by Salihu Moh. Lukman

January 30, 2021 Salihu Moh. Lukman 0

Background – Cries of Victimisation and Ethnic Profiling In the wake of the controversy around the purported eviction order to Fulani herdsmen by Ondo State government, in January 2021, Nigerian social media was full of messages with all manner of allegations of unfair victimisation against sections of the country. Choices of messages being shared depend on ethnic background, such that Read More

Awaiting interior minister’s action as nation boils

January 28, 2021 Alhassan A. Bala 0

In every country across the globe the interior ministry is the one in charge of the internal security, providing solutions to internal security of the country. Part of the responsibility of the interior ministry of many countries is providing information and updates related to security challenges – attacks, communal crisis, among others. The Nigeria ministry of interior, in its official Read More

Sharia council warns against aggravating herdsmen issue

January 28, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria has said the issue of herdsmen is not peculiar to Nigeria alone and people should avoid aggravating it.  The council urged the federal government to immediately swing into action and find a lasting solution to the issue before it advance to reprisal attack.  Led by its Vice President of the council, Sheik Abdur’Rasheed Read More

Buratai: The General who led from the front

January 27, 2021 Philip Agbese 0

Change is inevitable. But whenever it occurs, what comes to mind is how those exiting would be remembered.For the outgoing Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai (rtd), the answer is very simple; he would be remembered as the Army General who led his troops from the front.  That simple description sums up the difference between the outgoing Read More

Internal Security: Awaiting Interior Minister’s action as nation boils, By Alhassan A. Bala

January 25, 2021 Alhassan A. Bala 0

In every country across the globe the interior ministry is the one in charge of the internal security, providing solutions to internal security of the country. Part of the responsibility of the interior ministry of many countries is providing information and update related to security challenges – attacks, communal crisis, among others. The Nigeria ministry of interior, in its official Read More

Sarkin Fulani: Arrest, prosecute Oyo miscreants, elders charge security agencies

January 23, 2021 Paul Okah 0

Elders in the South West have condemned Friday’s attack on Sarkin Fulani in Oyo State, Alhaji Salihu AbdulKadir, and his family, where houses were burnt down, livestock killed and 11 cars also burnt to ashes. In the statement signed by their National Coordinator and National Secretary, Barr. (Mrs) Folake Ajasin and Dr. Tunde Aremu, respectively, the Coalition of Oduduwa Elders said the Read More

Police nab man for kidnapping father, collecting N2m ransom

January 21, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

A 20-year old man, Abubakar Amodu, has been arrested by the police for masterminding the kidnap of his father for N2 million ransom. Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CP Frank Mba, made this known, Wednesday in Abuja while parading Amodu, alongside 25 other suspects arrested for various offences. The suspect, who was arrested with other members of the gang, said Read More

Centre speaks up, alerts British parliamentarians against sanction on Nigeria

January 13, 2021 Editor 0

The Centre for International and Strategic Studies (CISS) has alerted the House of Lords in the United Kingdom against attaching religion to Nigeria’s security challenges, as any sanction would do the country more harm than good.  The centre, which gave the warning in a press conference on Wednesday, in Abuja, also advised the British parliamentarians to be properly guided in their Read More