Revealed! How troops killed new ISWAP leader Bako, 37 others in 2 weeks

October 29, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Nigerian military Thursday said troops of Operation Hadin Kai  in the North-east killed a total of 38 terrorists, including Bako, new leader of the  Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP). The military also said a total of 1,199 terrorists and their families, comprising 114 adult males, 312 adult females and 773 children, surrendered to troops at different locations in Read More

Insecurity: PDP presenting false narrative against Buhari, APC – PGF boss

October 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has said opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and others are presenting false narrative to paint President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling party in bad light. The PGF boss also described as “politically scandalous” for an APC state like Lagos to Read More

Nigeria @ 61: The good, bad, ugly

…Nigerians have good reasons to celebrate – Buhari …We’ve learnt our lessons from civil war – Prof. Nwachukwu ‘…We deserve to congratulate ourselves for our achievements’ …Insecurity, secessionist threats worrisome’ …There’ll be light at end of the tunnel – Osinbajo …Citizens can build a mighty nation if…- Adeboye Nigeria on Friday October 1 marked her 61st independence anniversary. BENJAMIN SAMSON and Read More

NURTW to partner Rivers govt to end crimes

October 1, 2021 Godwin Egba 0

  As Governor Nyesom Wike led- administration intensifies efforts in fight against criminals in Rivers state, the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) has also resolved to assist  government and the state Police command to fight crime. The NURTW chairman in the state, Comrade Muhammed Umar Giwa, stated the union’s stand in an interview with Blueprint Thursday in Port-Harcourt. He Read More

Desist from prayer mountain, police warns Ogun residents

September 20, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

MThe Ogun state police command has warned residents to desist from organising prayer sessions in the forest which has hitherto made it easy prey for kidnappers.The command’s spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a press statement made available to Blueprint, Sunday, stated that the warning became necessary because of the present security situation of the country.The statement further reads, “In as much Read More

NCAG disassociates self from planned protest against CBN, Buhari’s govt

September 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigerian Citizens Action Group (NCAG) has disassociated itself from the planned Monday protest against the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and President Muhammadu Buhari’s government. The group, which passed a vote of conference on Godwin Emefiele’s- led CBN and Buhari’s economic agenda, added that it is in possession of credible intelligence that some people are planning to launch unwarranted Read More

Onslaught against bandits yielding results-Air Chief

September 14, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, has said the current onslaught against bandits and their activities is yielding results.Amao also charged the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) component of Operation Hadarin Daji (OPHD) to remain focused disciplined and extra- vigilant until the security situation improves.A statement by NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Edward Read More

Celebrating 2021 World Literacy Day

September 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

Today, Nigeria joins the global community in celebrating this year’s International Literacy Day (ILD). The Day is set aside annually to draw the attention of the various countries to the importance of literacy not only as a sine qua non for socio-economic and political development but also a potent weapon to fight poverty, ignorance, disease, joblessness, oppression among others. The Read More

FCTA moves against criminals, nabs 14 in city centre

September 7, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

As a swift response to public outcry over incessant criminal activities and attacks on residents, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) on Tuesday stormed some of the dreaded flash points within the City Centre, arresting 14 suspects, recovered dangerous weapons and destroying their shanties.  The worst hit by the manhunt operations were the areas around Bolingo hotels, Church Gate Towers, Read More

2021 CONSAC: FG assures Navy of fleet recapitalization

September 5, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

President MuhammaduBuhari has assured the Nigerian Navy of his administration’s continued support in the ongoing drive for Fleet Recapitalization. The President said the need to acquire more platforms for the Service is sacrosanct to enhance her capabilities to effectively secure the national waters against infractions by sea pirates and other criminal elements. A statement by media aide to the Minister Read More

Breaking: Operation Safe Haven troops burst drug syndicates, recover N9.5m worth of Indian hemp (PICTURES)

September 4, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu, Jos 0

Troops of Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH) on Saturday September 4, 2021 bursted drug syndicate and recovered 320 blocks of Indian hemp worth N9.5 million concealed in a Toyota Camry car with registration number Abuja ABC 214 HV. Information Officer of OPSH, Major Ishaku Takwa, made the disclosure in a press release. “The suspects Sgt Patrick Kalu, a retired police officer, Read More

Why Nigera can’t track terrorists, bandits

September 4, 2021 Musa Musawa 0

Today, much of the priority and talking point is centered on how to counter the growing terrorist and insurgent groups in Nigeria in order to restore security of lives and property. Countering terrorism has become, without any doubt, the top national security priority of the Buhari administration. The nation has committed huge national resources to countering terrorism and insurgency as Read More

Insecurity: Military charge citizens on useful information

August 30, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The Nigerian military has called on citizens to support the fight against insecurity by always giving necessary information about any criminal activities in their environs, this is as they continue to explore various measures that can enable lasting solutions to the current situation. Spokesperson for the Nigerian Air Force Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, made the call in Abuja while fielding Read More

Breaking: Police confirm kidnap of electoral scribe in Nasarawa

August 25, 2021 Mohammed Yangida, Lafia 0

The Nasarawa state police command, Wednesday, confirmed the abduction of the Secretary of Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission (NASIEC) Barr. Muhammed Abubakar Opu by unknown gunmen. The Police Public Relations Officer in the, ASP Ramhan Nansel, confirmed this in a statement made available to Blueprint in Lafia. He said the yet-to-be identified gunmen numbering about five stormed the house of Read More

Group lampoons CNG’s call for Masari’s resignation

August 23, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

A group has condemned the Coalition for Northern Groups (CNG) for urging Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina state to resign following his call on Katsina state citizens to defend themselves against bandits.  Arewa Network of Social Reformers (ANSR) said such call for a democratically elected representative of the people to resign for defending the interest of his people smirk Read More

In Kaduna, bandit groups turn against each other, kill nine

August 20, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Nemesis caught up with two groups of armed bandits in Giwa local government of Kaduna state who in a fratricidal gun duel killed nine of their fellow bandits on Wednesday.  Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, who made this known in a statement on Friday, said the bandits’ death has been confirmed through human intelligence Read More

Zamfara Police commissioner vows onslaught against bandits

August 18, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, 0

Zamfara state Commissioner of Police CP. Ayuba N. Elkana has vowed to total onslaught against bandit and other criminal elements terrorizing the state. The Commissioner made the remarks at a maiden press conference at the command headquarters in Gusau Wednesday. According to him, the command under his watch will carry out the onslaught operation against the terrorists through partnership with Read More

Elkana assumes as Zamfara CP, charges personnel on discipline

August 14, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, 0

The new Commissioner of Police of Zamfara state, CP Ayuba N. Elkana, has urged officers and men of the command to be alive to their responsibilities and ensure discipline and Professional conduct in their respective departments. This was made known by the command spokesperson of the command, SP Muhammd Shehu in a statement issued to newsmen. According to him, the Read More

Customs seizes N91m prohibited goods in ilorin

August 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Joint Border Patrol Team, Sector 3 of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Ilorin, has seized prohibited goods worth N91 million. The Sector Commander, Compt. Olugbenga Peters, disclosed this at a news conference at the Custom House in Ilorin on Tuesday. Peters said that from the records made available by NNPC/DPR, only 13 petrol tankers were granted approval to load Read More

Insecurity: Group cautions AI, NGOs from discouraging troops

August 9, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

A group, The Save Humanity Advocacy Centre (SHAC) Monday cautioned Amnesty International (AI) and other Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in the country against attempts to distract and undermine the troops on the frontline. According to the centre, the allegation of excessive use of force by security agents in the South-East is another scheme targeted at dampening the morale of security personnel Read More

Ward Congress: APC group urges Buni’s c’mtt to avert ‘dangerous trend’ in Osun

August 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The dust is yet to settle on the controversial Ward Congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state of Osun.  A group within the party, the Progressive Coalition Against Injustice (PCAI), Friday, called on the Chairman of the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) Mai Mala Buni, to avert a dangerous and self implosive trend within the party. The Read More

Navy plans two operational bases in Bakassi

August 5, 2021 Joseph Obung 0

The Nigerian Navy is establishing two operational bases in Bakassi local government area of Cross River state to be located at Ikang and Dayspring Island. The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo, who made the disclosure in Calabar, Thursday, while paying a courtesy visit to Governor Ben Ayade, said the plan has been on for some time Read More

Sustain onslaught against terrorists, Arewa youths charge NAF

August 5, 2021 Editor 0

Arewa Youth Federation has charged the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) to sustain airstrikes targeted at hideouts of ISWAP-Boko Haram fighters to overpower the remainder of the insurgents in the northeast. The group made the appeal in a statement by its President, Muhammad Matazu, while reacting to media reports that scores of Boko Haram-ISWAP terrorists were eliminated on Monday by airstrikes Read More

Troops arrest Boko-Haram informant, repel attack in Yobe

July 8, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Army on Thursday said troops of Sector 2 Joint Task Force OPERATION HADIN KAI, arrested a Boko Haram/ ISWAP informant who discloses troops movements to terrorists Katarko village of Yobe state. A statement issued Thursday by Director Army Public Relations Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu said troops also repelled an attack by terrorists on Katarko village. Onyema said: “During preliminary Read More

Maj.-Gen. Farouq Yahaya proving skeptics wrong

June 22, 2021 Uba Sanni 0

When President Muhammadu Buhari named Major General Farouq Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff, this writer was among those skeptical of what to expect from him. But an incident that puzzled me was video showing soldiers in front of The Theatre Headquarters Commander jubiliating at the appointment of the new COAS. In the past, we have heard of Read More