Troops smoke out 200 terrorists in Niger, lose 2, neutralise bandits’ commanders, recover rustled cows

 No fewer than 200 terrorists and bandits were killed in Niger state after almost three days of gun duel in the Bida emirate and other parts of the state.  Niger state Commissioner of Local Government, Chieftaincy Affairs and Internal security Emmanuel Umar stated this Wednesday while briefing journalists in Minna.  He, however, regretted that two gallant officers lost their lives in the Read More

Senate probes jail breaks, summons Aregbesola, Malami, NCS CG

November 30, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Tuesday mandated its Committee on Interior to carry out a full scale investigation into the causes of horrendous attacks on Correctional Centres across the country by unknown gunmen with attendant jail breaks. It accordingly resolved to summon the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, and the Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Correctional Read More

Kabba Jailbreak: Group urges Buhari to sack prison’s Comptroller General immediately

September 15, 2021 Editorial II 0

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the Comptroller- General of the Nigerian correctional centre, Alhaji Haliru Nababa over the attack on a prison in Kogi state on Monday. Unknown gunmen attacked the federal correctional centre in Kabba, Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area of Kogi State on Monday morning, leading to the death Read More

Attack on Kabba prison: Security operatives on trail of escaped inmates – Aregbesola

September 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has said security operatives are already pursuing the escaped inmates after gunmen attacked Kabba Custodial facility on Monday. A statement Monday in Abuja by the Media Adviser to the Minister, Sola Fasure, said the Aregbesola had been briefed by the Controller General of the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS), Haliru Nababa, on the unfortunate Read More

Prostitution: Police nab 2 for trafficking teenagers to Ghana

September 8, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Ebonyi Police command Tuesday, paraded two suspects for trafficking teenage girls for prostitution. The suspects Ivi Chukwu Chinecherem, age 20yrs and Ogbonna Justice, age 19 yrs were said to have been involved in the trafficking of five Ebonyi female teenagers to Ghana for  Akaeze community in Ivo local government area of Ebonyi state. While parading the suspects, the commissioner of Read More

Insecurity: Another 2 farmers killed in Osun

August 29, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Barely two weeks that five farmers were killed in Toro village, Modakeke, two farmers have been killed in Alapata, another village in Modakeke. A man and a woman whose identities yet unknown, were said to be working in their farm when the assailants murdered them. It was gathered that another person who was in the farm very close to where Read More

Legal landmines and the imperative of an APC National Caucus meeting by Hashidu Gimbi

August 16, 2021 Hashidu Gimbi 0

Over two weeks ago, the Supreme Court affirmed the election of All Progressives Congress (APC) Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu as the duly elected Governor of Ondo State in the suit filed by his main challenger, Eyitayo Jegede of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).  The PDP candidate didn’t dispute the election results but questioned the legality of the nomination of his opponent Read More

2 armed robbers shot, arrested during operation in Ogun

July 26, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Operatives of Ogun State police command have apprehended two armed robbery suspects while carrying out operation in Agbara area of Ado-Odo Ota Local Government area of the state.  The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi stated this in a press statement made available to Blueprint in Abeokuta Monday. The suspects, Olanrewaju Sikiru and Olayemi Obisesan, according to the statement were Read More

Another police station razed, 4 killed in Imo

May 30, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Less than 24 hours after gunmen burnt down the Atta Police Station in Njaba  Local Government Area of Imo State, another police station in Izombe, Oguta Local Government Area of the state has been touched by people believed to be unknown gunmen.  However unlike the Atta incident, four of the hoodlums met their untimely death in an exchange of fire Read More

Ogun: 2 nabbed for robbing POS operator at gun point

May 23, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Two suspected armed robbery suspects, were on Saturday, 22nd of May 2021 arrested by men of Ogun state police command for robbing one Ajose Bilikisu, a point of sales (POS)  operator at gun point in Ketu area of the state. In a press statement issued by the police public relations officer (PPRO),DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi and made available to Blueprint in Abeokuta, it Read More

Woman in police net for killing stepson

May 12, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

A 28-year-old woman, Favor Oko, from Ugwuegu community in Afikpo North local government area of Ebonyi state, has been arrested by the police for allegedly killing her co-wife’s three-year-old son. She was said to have killed the little boy for lack of her husband’s attention. Meanwhile, Police in Abakaliki said they discovered decomposing bodies of two young men Silas Nkwuda and Chukwuemeka Nwoba in Read More

Imo: Police repel attack on Orlu police station

May 7, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Officers of the Imo state police command and other security forces Friday repelled attack at the Orlu Area Command/Divisional Police Headquarters by unknown gunmen. According to Imo Police Commissioner, CP Abutu Yaro who briefed newsmen , a group of bandits attempted to attack the Divisional Police and Area Command headquarters both in Orlu LGA , but were successfully repelled.  ” The Read More

Banditry: Edo senator escapes death

April 28, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

Senator Clifford Ordia (PDP Edo Central), was on Monday, attacked twice by suspected bandits along Okenne-Lokoja and Lokoja-Abaji roads. Ordia who heads the Senate committee on Local and Foreign Debts, lamented to  newsmen on Wednesday on  how  escaped death by whiskers, when the daredevil suspected bandits opened fire on his convoy, while returning to Abuja from his hometown in Edo Read More

NBA, JUSUN protesters block Osun deputy governor

April 22, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state branch of the Nigeria Bar Association and the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria Thursday blocked the convoy of the state deputy Governor, Benedict Alabi.  The action of the two union was part of protest demanding full implementation of their arms.  The two union had in the morning moved round the state capital, Osogbo, and decided to march to Read More

Many feared dead as hoodlums, cultists launch attack in Anambra

April 19, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

About eight persons have been reportedly gunned down in Anambra state following attacks from unknown gunmen and suspected cultists.Two police officers were allegedly killed by unknown gunmen during attacks at the Zone 13 Ukpo on Monday, while the other six died over suspected cult attacks on Monday morning and Sunday evening. “One person was shot dead at motor park and Read More