Insecurity: El-Rufai urges employment of 774,000 youths into security agencies, backs terrorists’ tag on bandits

October 20, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state has urged the federal government to recruit 1,000 youths each from the 774 local governments into security agencies to increase the number of security personnel and boost the fight against insurgency and banditry. Governor el-Rufai also backed the National Assembly in declaring bandits as terrorists, noting that people who kidnap and kill again and again Read More

Blessing Jibuike: Bringing succour to the needy

October 8, 2021 ENE OSHABA 0

Blessing Jibuike is the President of faith based Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), Support Missionary Aid International (SUMA). Her passion for helping the less privilege has earned her respect and titles. In this interview with ENE OSHABA she speaks on her charitable works, what drives her among others. Her passion Support Missionary Aid International (SUMA), afaith based Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) Read More

Sanwo-Olu’s new standards in Lagos too high to match – Jumbo-Nze

September 9, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Otunba Bestman Jumbo-Nze, is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In this interview with EMEKA NZE in Abuja, he says though not an appointee of Lagos state government, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu heeds and adopts his alternative security measures to reduce unemployment rid the state of crime.   As an Igbo,what do you do for Lagos state and how did Read More

Mpape: FCTA continues war against illegal structures, remove markets

September 8, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has Wednesday, continued with its ongoing war against criminalities at Mpape community, where several illegal markets, warehouses and scrap dumps were removed. Chairman , FCT Ministerial Committee on City Sanitation, Ikharo Attah, while fielding questions from journalists in Mpape, in Abuja, said the demolition in Mpape will enter the 2nd quarter of next year or untill when 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

1,630 jailed for Drug crimes in 8 months – Marwa

September 3, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has said 1,630 people have been jailed for various drug offences across the country since January this year. NDLEA Chairman, Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (retd.) disclosed this while fielding questions from State House correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Friday in Abuja. “As far as activities in Read More

2 bandits shot dead during gun battle with police in Ogun

August 30, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Two members of a suspected kidnap syndicate have been shot dead by men of the Ogun state Police Command during a gun battle at Itori area of Ewekoro local government of the state. The command’s spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi made this known in a press statement made available to Blueprint in Abeokuta, Monday. Oyeyemi stated that the two suspects met their waterloo Read More

Insecurity: PGF boss calls for radical reforms of security structure

August 27, 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 called urgent radical reforms of the current security structure in Nigeria. Lukman believe the government can also do more especially in relation to getting the Nation’s security agencies to be more accountable. In a release Friday in Abuja titled Read More

Insecurity: Tide turning against Boko Haram, ISWAP, says APC group

August 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A voluntary think-tank group of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) on the platform of Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC), said the tide has turned against the dreaded Boko Haram and Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) responsible for the insecurity in Nigeria. The APC group also revealed that “the increased pressure being brought to bear on the insurgents Read More

Buhari meets security chiefs Thursday

August 18, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday confer with security chiefs at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. The President returned to Abuja last Friday after 18 days in London, during which he attended an education summit and did health checks.  The security forces have in the past few weeks taken the battle more robustly to insurgents, bandits, and all other criminals troubling Read More

Police arrest 2 fake ASP, others in Delta

August 4, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Delta State Police on Wednesday arrested two fake Assistant Superintendent of Police, Mr Bankole Odusi, and Samuel Idowu on their way to Imo state. They were conveying a Tokumbo vehicle from Lagos to Imo state when police operatives intercepted them in Asaba. The police impersonators were arrested alongside 17 suspected criminals for different offences. Briefing journalists in Asaba, Commissioner of Read More

Youth leader killed, others injured as cultists clash in Akwa Ibom

July 28, 2021 Uko Etim 0

Suspected cultists numbering about 18 have shot dead the Youths’ President of Atai Ibiaku community in Itu Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom state. It was gathered that the cultists killed one Comrade Edet Ibanga, shot and fatally injured some tenants in a rented apartment occupied mostly by students of the University of Uyo (UNIUYO) along Urua Ekpa Road. Speaking Read More

Police arrest 61 suspected criminals in Nasarawa

July 23, 2021 Mohammed Yangida, 0

The Nasarawa state police command Friday said it has arrested 61 criminal suspects in the state. The state’s commissioner of Police (CP), Bola Longe, made the disclosure at a press briefing at the command Headquarters, in Lafia the Nasarawa state capital. Longe said that the command has recorded some successes within the past three weeks with the arrest of 61 Read More

Expose sponsors of criminality in Bauchi, APC challenges Bala

July 22, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The Bauchi state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to the recent statement credited to the state governor Bala Mohammed who claimed that he knows the people that are busy bringing criminals to the state asking him to expose them. Recall that Bala had accused Bauchi state politicians based in Abuja of sponsoring criminality, kidnappings and stealings Read More

Sallah: NSCDC boss orders massive deployment nationwide

July 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Ahmed Audi, has ordered a massive deployment of officers and men of the corps to every nooks and crannies of the country, most especially all identified flash points to ensure that the public is safe and government infrastructures are heavily guarded before, during and after the festive season. Read More

Governor Bello calls for establishment of NAF base in kogi

July 13, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello, has called for the establishment of a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Base in Kogi state. According a statement by Director of Public Relations and Information (NAF) Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet on Monday, he made the call when he paid a courtesy visit on the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao at Headquarters NAF.  Read More

Army Day Celebration: Buhari hails Army for saving Nigeria from disintegration

July 6, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the Nigerian Army for saving the nation from disintegration. The President also reiterated the commitment of his administration to provide adequate funding and equipments for the Army to tackle security challenges confronting the nation. Represented by the Minister of Defence Maj.-Gen. Bashir Salihi Magashi (retd), Buhari stated this at the grand finale of Nigerian Army Read More

NSCDC boss sets up panel to probe fake employment scam

July 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Commandant General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Ahmed Audi, has set up a committee of enquiry to investigate the individuals or group of persons behind the fake 2019/2021 replacement and recruitment supplementary list currently in circulation on social media. A statement released by the Corps director of public relations, Olusola Odumosu, Monday in Abuja, said the Read More

Army to Gumi: Our personnel not colluding with bandits

June 24, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Army has refuted comments by Sheikh Ahmad Abubakar Gumi that its personnels are colluding with bandits.Sheikh Gumi had when appearing on ARISE TV Morning Show on Wednesday, 23 June 2021 alleged that soldiers are colluding with marauding bandits who have been responsible for various crimes and atrocities against Nigerians.But Army spokesperson Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu in a statement Wednesday, Read More

Taraba: Angry youth burn houses over businessman’s killing

June 22, 2021 Andrew Ojih 0

Angry youth Monday set several houses ablaze in Angwan Loh in Donadda town of Lau local government council of Taraba state to protest the killing of a young businessman identified as Sanusi Yakubu. Sources said the course of the protest was the gruesome killing of one Sanusi Yakubu, an indigene of the town, who was alleged to have been hacked Read More

Security agencies now speaking language bandits, IPOB, others understand- APC group

June 22, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of the ruling All Progressives Congress on the platform of APC Legacy and Awareness Campaign (APC-LAC) said peace has gradually returning to the country because the security agencies are now speaking the languages understood by bandits, terrorists and members of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) terrorising the nation. The group said “the fear that has gripped the nation Read More

Zamfara: Bandits kill 50 in fresh attack

June 12, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, Gusau 0

No fewer than 50 People have been reported killed by Bandits in five villages of Zurmi Local Government Area (LGA) of Zamfara state in a fresh attack. Witness identified as Mohammed Sani Dauran in an interview with Blueprint via telephone said the Bandits at around 6:30pm on Thursday stormed Kadawa village under Dauran District and killed 50 people – all Read More

Northern group commends Armed Forces of Nigeria’s joint operations in region

June 8, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

A group, the Northern Solidarity Forum (NSF) has commended the ongoing joint military operations aimed at tackling insurgency, banditry, and other forms criminality in some parts of the region by the Armed Forces of Nigeria.In a press statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Umar Gundiri on Tuesday, NSF said the proactive leadership of the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has translated to Read More