We’ve intensified efforts to make Anambra uncomfortable for gunmen – Police

May 23, 2022 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Anambra state Police command, Monday, said they have intensified intelligence gathering across the nooks and crannies of the state with a view to unmasking unknown gunmen, criminals and eliminate all kinds of insecurity in the state. The state has been bedeviled by security challenges in recent times, including the beheading of Okechukwu Okoye, a member representing Aguata 2 state constituency Read More

Gunmen abduct priest, son in Ondo

May 23, 2022 Barnabas Olabisi Akure 0

Some unknown gunmen at the weekend abducted an Anglican Church priest, Venerable Olu Obanla, along Ifon-Okeluse road, Ose local government area of Ondo state. Blueprint gathered his son who was with him during the incident, was also kidnapped by the gunmen. Reports indicate that the victims were traveling along the road when the gunmen forced their vehicle into a halt, Read More

Pictures: Gunmen kill suspected police officer, raze another LG headquarters, court in Anambra

May 16, 2022 Okechukwu Onuegbu, Awka 0

Gunmen, Sunday, launched attacks at different locations in Anambra state, setting ablaze Idemili North Local Government Secretariat and a Magistrate court located at Ogidi. Blueprint also learnt that another set of hoodlums attacked and killed a yet to be identified man in a police regalia at Eke market, Oko in Orumba North Local Government Area. According to sources, the fire Read More

Criminals invade Fulani camps, kill 1, take away motorcycle

April 27, 2022 Godwin Egba 0

The Fulani cattle breeders resident in Rivers state have raised the alarm over the killing of their 19-year-old boy by some unknown criminals. They also cried out that after the killing, their leader’s residence in Eleme new town community was invaded by some criminals who made away with his motorcycle on the same day. The leader of the cattle breeders Read More

Gunmen assassinate APC chieftain in Bayelsa

April 27, 2022 Joy Emmanuel 0

Gunmen suspected to be assassins have allegedly killed one Hon. Sunday Frank-Oputu, a strong supporter of a suit contesting the legality of the recently conducted ward, local government and state congresses of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in a Bayelsa state High Court. Hon. Frank-Oputu who is cheiftain of the APC and an indigene of Igbomotoru community in Southern Ijaw Read More

Gunmen bomb another police facility in Anambra

April 21, 2022 Blueprint 0

Gunmen have bombed Anaku Divisional Police headquarters in Ayamelum local government area of Anambra state. The incident, which happened in the early hours of Wednesday, was the fifth attack to be recorded in the state within one week. Last Wednesday, four police officers were killed when gunmen attacked Atani Divisional Police headquarters in Ogbaru council area. Less than 24 hours Read More

Anambra: Gunmen attack Soludo’s community, kill police officer

April 15, 2022 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Unknown gunmen, Friday, attacked security posts at Isuofia community, Aguata local government area, where Anambra state governor, Prof Charles Soludo, hails from. Blueprint learnt that the gunmen during an attack killed one police officer at a junction leading to governor Soludo’s house, even as other officers and passersby flee. “They stormed the junction leading to governor’s house around 12noon and Read More

Gunmen invade Kaduna community, kidnap man, son

February 11, 2022 Blueprint 0

An elderly man, Malam Abubakar Garba Aliyu, and his son have been kidnapped by gunmen who invaded Layon Liman in Sabon Gari local government of Kaduna state. This is as security agents a nursing mother and her child in Tudun Mun Tsira Village, Zangon Shanu Samaru also in Sabon Gari local government area. Blueprint Weekend gathered that the gunmen stormed Read More

Gunmen kidnap Tinubu’s loyalist, 4 others in Ekiti

February 2, 2022 Ojo Oladele 0

A chieftain of the Southwest Agenda for Tinubu 2023 Presidential ambition, fondly called SWAGA in Ekiti state, Bamigboye Adegoroye and four others have been reportedly abducted by gunmen. Adegoroye was a former chairman of Ilejemeje local goverment area of Ekiti state and one of the leaders of SWAGA. Disclosing this to journalists in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital yesterday, the Read More

Niger: Gunmen attack on Galadima regrettable –Bello

January 31, 2022 Aideloje Ojo 0

Niger state governor, Abubakar Sani-Bello, has described as unfortunate and regrettable the recent attack by gunmen on Galadiman-Kogo and other villages in Shiroro local government area of the state. The governor in a statement issued by his chief press secretary, Mrs Mary Noel-Berje in Minna Monday, condemned the attack and called on the residents to be more vigilant. He said:”It Read More

Terrorists kill one in Zamfara attack

January 18, 2022 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Suspected terrorists besieged Dabba area in Gusau metropolitan area of Zamfara state, Monday night, killing one Bako Kure. A resident in the area said the terrorists in their large number stormed the area at 12:00 am trying to break into the house of one of the residents in the area. According to him, the occupants of the resident cried out Read More

Youth leader shot dead, another hospitalised in Delta

January 18, 2022 Amaechi Okwara 0

The youth leader of Bomadi Overside community, Mr. Paddy Ekrika has been reportedly shot dead by a local vigilante member in operation at Bomadi council area of Delta state. The death has sparked crisis leading to a dusk to dawn curfew imposed on the community, even as the Bomadi Division of the JTF, the Nigerian Police Force and other security Read More

Ex-Imo speaker, businessman abducted in Imo

January 11, 2022 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

A former speaker of the Imo state House of Assembly, Lawman Duruji, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen, Sunday. The incident happened in the night around Oriagu junction in Ehime Mbano local government area of Imo state.The lawmaker, who represented Ehime Mbano state constituency, was on his way to his hometown when he was forced out of his vehicle by Read More

Gunmen kill Ebubeagu operative, set body ablaze in Ebonyi

January 11, 2022 Blueprint 0

The police in Ebonyi State on Sunday confirmed the killing of a member of Ebubeagu Security Network. Ebubeagu is a security outfit set up by the Ebonyi State Government to help in the fight against insecurity in the state. The victim, Ifeanyi Orogbo, 32, was killed and his remains partially burnt by the assailants, the police said. The police spokesperson Read More

Imo: Again, hoodlums bomb another Police station

January 6, 2022 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Part of Ideato South Area Police station at Dikenafai was Thursday set ablaze by yet to be identified gunmen who came in large numbers. Blueprint learnt that the Administrative Office, that of the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), and the reception were touched during the attack which also witnessed the release of some of the detainees.  Unfortunately for the escaping detainees, about Read More

Confirmed! Gunmen kidnap Plateau monarch

December 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

Gunmen abducted on Sunday abducted the Sum Pyem and paramount ruler of Gindiri in Mangu local government area of Plateau state, Charles Mato. The Media Officer of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), MIshaku Takwa, confirmed the abduction. OPSH is the military task force maintaining peace in the state, Takwa, a major, told journalists on Sunday in Jos that Mato was kidnapped Read More

Gunmen attack Katsina villages, kill 7, kidnap others

December 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

Armed persons Tuesday night attacked two villages in Faskari local government area of Katsina state. Residents said at least seven people were killed in the attacks while some residents were kidnapped. Lawal Mamman, a native of the area, who lives in Katsina town, told Premium Times that the attacks commenced at about 9 p.m. He said the attacks occurred at Read More

Armed robbers invade Ibadan Poly staff quarters, shoot lecturer

December 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

Suspected armed robbers Monday morning invaded The Polytechnic, Ibadan staff quartets and shot a lecturer of instruction’s, Department of Biology. It was learnt that the armed robbers stormed the staff quarter located at the North campus axis of the polytechnic in the early hours of the day. Sources at the institution said the shot lecturer identified as Emmanuel Okedara is Read More

Gunmen kill 11 in Wase community of Plateau

December 14, 2021 Blueprint 0

Not fewer than 11 persons were reportedly killed by unknown gunmen in Pinau village of Wase local government area of Plateau state, a local source has confirmed. Malam Shafi’e Sambo, a youth leader, said the bandits stormed the village Sunday evening, when the people were busy at the market. “Unfortunately, our people were attacked by some suspected armed bandits. “And Read More

Gunmen kill FRSC official in Ondo

December 8, 2021 Blueprint 0

Suspected gunmen have reportedly shot dead one Mr Omiwoye Sunday, an official of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) attached to Ondo town, Ondo state. The incident reportedly occurred weekend along Agbala area behind Saint Monica’s Girl Grammar School, Ondo, as the deceased was killed by bandits in front of his friend’s house while trying to prevent bandits from attacking Read More

Gunmen kill 11 in Plateau

November 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

Gunmen in the early hours of Friday killed eleven persons in Ta’agbe community of Miango Chiefdom in Bassa local government area of Plateau state. The Command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Uba Ogba, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Jos on Friday. He said the Commissioner of Police in the state had moved to the scene of the incident, adding that Read More

Gunmen raid Lagos College of Education, shot lecturer, student dead

November 21, 2021 Blueprint 0

A lecturer and a student of Michael Otedola College of Primary Health Education (MOCPED) in Epe local government area of Lagos state were reportedly killed around Poka town in Epe, while the student identified as Razak Bakare was shot dead on campus. The killing of the lecturer and the student were confirmed by lawmakers and traditional rulers in the communities. Read More