Edo train attack: Police rescue 12 more victims 

January 15, 2023 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Edo state Police Command said 12 more passengers abducted at the Ubeaja train station have been rescued unhurt on Saturday in Ughboa forest. The state Police Commissioner, Mohammed Dankwara said, Sunday, that the rescue mission was made possible by the joint forces working tirelessly to ensure the victims were reunited with their families unhurt. “I am pleased to inform Read More

Imo: Again, gunmen invade, raze high court

December 17, 2022 Chidiebere Iwuoha, Owerri 0

Less than one week after the Imo state headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was bombed by gunmen, the Orlu High Court in Orlu local government area of Imo State has been razed. Although, Blueprint correspondent could not ascertain the level of damage at the court at the time of filing this report, an eyewitness said the roof Read More

Gunmen release kidnapped Abuja victim

December 12, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Unknown gunmen has released one of the seven victims kidnapped on the 6th December, 2022 at Kubwa Extension II Relocation Estate, along the Arab Road area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The freed victim, Adenike, an ex-corps member was kidnapped at her family home on alongside six others Confirming the report on Monday, the vice chairman of the estate, Read More

Gunmen attack police checkpoint in Ebonyi, kill officer

December 7, 2022 Blueprint 0

A police officer was, Monday, killed when gunmen attacked a police checkpoint in Abakiliki, Ebonyi state, Nigeria’s south-east. The incident happened at about 8 p.m. Sources said the gunmen stormed the checkpoint on a motorcycle and opened fire on the police operatives. A resident of the area, Chika Mba, said two persons were killed during the shoot-out. “Two people died Read More

Gunmen kidnap Ondo monarch

December 2, 2022 Barnabas Olabisi 0

Suspected gun-wielding kidnappers have abducted Oba Clement Jimoh Olukotun, the Oloso of Oso, at Ajowa- Akoko, in Akoko North-west local government area of Ondo state. Blueprint gathered that the abductors besieged the monarch’s residence around 10.15pm Thursday night, and whisked the traditional ruler away to an unknown destination. A family source said via a telephone conversation that the gunmen shot Read More

Gunmen kidnap Ondo monarch

December 2, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Some unknown gunmen have reportedly abducted the traditional ruler of Oso Ajowa- Akoko, Oba Clement Olukotun, in Akoko North-West Local Government Area (LGA) of Ondo state. Blueprint gathered that the monarch was abducted on Thursday night at his residence. Conforming the report, the Public Relations Officer of the Ondo state Police Command, Funmilayo Odunlami, said investigation has commenced. “It is Read More

Breaking: Pandemonium as gunmen attack mosque in Delta

December 2, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Yet to be identified gunmen attacked on Friday morning attacked a mosque in Ughelli, Delta state, leaving 11 worshippers injured. The incident happened when Muslim faithful were holding their morning prayers at the Central Mosque, located along Okoroda street in Ughelli. When contacted, the Delta police spokesperson, DSP Bright Edafe, confirmed the attack to NAN. He, however, did not confirm Read More

Gunmen kidnap 18 passengers in Kogi

December 1, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Passengers in an 18-seater bus have been reportedly kidnapped at Anyigba-Itobe road in Ofu Local Government Area (LGA) of Kogi state. Blueprint learnt that the hoodlums in their numbers shut at the said bus and evacuated the passengers to the bush. The bus was said to be heading to Abuja from the eastern region of the country. Confirming the report, Read More

Planned Abuja attack: DSS breaks silence, tells residents what to do

October 24, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Department of State Services (DSS) called for calm following security advisory by the United States Embassy in Abuja. The U. S. Embassy and British High Commission in Abuja (BHC), Sunday, raised the alarm over planned terror attacks on Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The Embassy and the High Commission, in separate statements, said they would cut down on their Read More

Gunmen kidnap Catholic priest in Anambra

October 18, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Unidentified gunmen has abducted apriest with the Catholic Archdiocese of Onitsha, Rev. Fr. Joseph Igweagu, in Anambra state. Blueprint gathered that the parish priest in charge of St Joseph’s Parish, Abata Nsugbe, Anambra East local government area has been missing since October 12, 2022. A statement by the Catholic Archdiocese, signed by the Archdiocesan Chancellor of Catholics Archdiocese of Onitsha, Read More

Gunmen invade Benue communities, kill 10

September 22, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Gunmen Wednesday night, invaded Mchia village in Mbagber council ward, and Mou village in Ukemberagya/Tswarev council ward, all in Logo local government areas. Blueprint learnt that the attackers stormed the villages between 11pm and midnight of Wednesday, twelve people were killed at Mchia community and three people at Mou village with about 13 people injured,” a local, who did not Read More

Gunmen attack Ifeanyi Ubah’s convoy in Anambra, aides killed

September 11, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

No fewer than seven persons were feared killed when gunmen attacked the convoy of Senator Ifeanyi Ubah in Anambra state. The incident occured at Enugwu-Ukwu in Njikoka local government area. Ubah of the Young Progressive Party (YPP) represents Anambra South. A source on Sunday night, said he was ambushed by the gunmen who opened fire on his convoy. It was Read More

Breaking: Gunmen invade residence, kidnap Plateau LG boss

September 7, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Unknown gunmen on Wednesday kidnapped the chairman of Kanke Local Government Area (LGA) of Plateau state, Henry Gotip. The kidnappers stormed and whisked away Gotip away at his residence at Kwang in Jos north LGA, after a sporadic shooting to scare away the residents. Confirming the report, the police public relations officer, Plateau state command, Alfred Alabo, said the police Read More

Breaking: 4 cops shot dead as gunmen invade police station in Imo

August 6, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Gunmen have attacked a police station in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo state and killed four policemen on duty. Sources around the scene of the attack said the attackers invaded the station around around 11pm on Friday in three vehicles. The attack has caused panic in the area as natives and residents expressed shock. The gunmen reportedly came in Read More

Gunmen abduct Ondo monarch, 3 others

August 5, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

A traditional ruler of Iku Quarters in Ikare, Akoko North-east area of Ondo state, the Onilu of Iku, High Chief Mukaila Bello, and three other indigenes of the town were kidnapped late Thursday by gunmen. Blueprint gathered that they were abducted at Ago Panu axis of Owo-Ikare road while on their way from Akure to Ikare Akoko. Others abducted were Read More

Gunmen kill 7 in fresh attack on Plateau community

August 1, 2022 Blueprint 0

Seven people have been killed by gunmen suspected to be militia herdsmen in a fresh attack at Danda Chugwi community in Jos South local government area of Plateau state. National Publicity Secretary of the Berom Youth Moulders Association (BYMA), Rwang Tengwong, who confirmed the attack Monday morning said the gunmen invaded the community at about 10pm Sunday night and began Read More

Breaking: Another INEC office set ablaze [PICTURES]

July 4, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at Ogurute, in Igboeze North Local Government Headquarters, Enugu State has been set ablaze by unknown arsonists Sources gathered that the office was set on fire Sunday night and the affected building was totally burnt. The Council Area has come under attack recently by unknown gunmen leading the state government to Read More

Breaking: Gunmen kidnap another catholic priest

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have reportedly taken hostage, a Catholic Priest Rev. Father Christopher Osa’s in Ikabigbo community,  Etsako West local government of Edo State. The cleric was said to have been kidnapped at his residence in the early hours of Sunday. The traditional ruler of the community, Bramah Alegeh, confirmed the development, adding that the police and the Read More

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