Breaking: Gunmen invade stakeholders’ meeting, Kill 3 monarchs in Imo

October 19, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha, Owerri 0

Three traditional rulers were said to have been killed when gunmen invaded Njaba local government area headquarters at Nnenasaa where a security stakehokders’ meeting was being held Tuesday afternoon. The hoodlums reportedly sporadically, and killed the three monarchs present at the meeting. Blueprint gathered from a source that the meeting was being held to find a lasting solution to the Read More

D’Tigers players, others launch protest as fresh crisis hits NBBF, proposed election doubtful

October 10, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

Fresh crisis is brewing  in the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) following protest launched by the current and former D’Tigers players as well as other stakeholders. The stakeholders who staged a walk out from the an extra-ordinary Congress told Journalists that the Musa Kida-led caretaker committee refused to let any of them air his or her views. They also alleged that Read More

Police nab ‘armed robber’ terrorising Ogun community

October 3, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Ogun state police command have arrested one armed robbery suspect terrorising residents of Silva Estate Odomalasa area of Ilese ijebu. The suspect, Bolanle Ojomu was arrested while carrying out robbery operation in the area. The police spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in a press statement made to Blueprint Sunday, stated that the suspect was arrested following a distress call received by the Read More

3 policemen, others feared dead, vehicles set ablaze as gunmen attack Onitsha

September 19, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

About three policemen and two passersby were feared dead, Sunday, as unkwnon gunmen terrorised Awada, Onitsha in Anambra state. Blueprint learnt that the gunmen, who launched the attack at about 9am when the officers were resuming duty at their popular checkpoint (security post) at Ukaegbu junction, Ezeiweka road, equally set some vehicles ablaze. A resident of the area, Mrs Ann. Nwoye, Read More

Breaking: 2 Soldiers killed, 1 injured as gunmen invade Kogi correctional centre, free inmates

September 13, 2021 Oyibo Salihu, Lokoja 0

Two soldiers mounting road block before the kabba correctional centre are said to have been allegedly killed with one fatally injured when gunmen invaded the prison facility in the early hours of Monday and released over 100 prisoners. The soldiers were said to have mounted a routine check point about 50 metres before the prison situated along Lokoja- Okebukun- Kabba- 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

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

Hoodlums set Newspapers vehicle ablaze in Imo

August 30, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

A  vehicle used in distributing Newspapers was Monday set ablaze by hoodlums suspected to be implementing the Sit-At-Home order along Mgbidi, Oru West LGA of Imo state. Our correspondent who confirmed from a staff of The Nation Newspapers in Owerri on the incident, gathered that the vehicle, a panel van, was carrying newspapers meant for distribution in the South East, Read More

How Kebbi state government is tackling banditry

August 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

Kebbi state was prior to this time in the news for the wrong reason. No thanks to the activities of bandits who took over many communities; however, KABIRU DOGON DAJI writes on how peace finally returned to southern part of the state especially in the troubled zones of Zuru and Yauri emirates where early year 2021 was a den of Read More

Vehicle attacked in Osun not our truck – Correctional Service

August 26, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), Osun State Command, Thursday said the vehicle allegedly attacked by hoodlums was not correctional vehicle as reported Iy some national dailies. A statement by the Command Public Relations Officer (CPRO), DSC Olusola Adeotan, stated that all custodial facilities in Osun State are safe and calm. “In addition, all operational vehicles deployed for court duties on the said date, went Read More

4 confirmed dead as police repels attack to free armed robbers in Osun

August 26, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun State Police Command, Thursday, confirmed death of four suspects in the attack on police van taking suspected robbers to Ilesa correctional centre, Wednesday afternoon. The police explained that an attack by some hoodlums to prevent suspected robbers from being taken to the correctional centre after court had remanded them, was repelled by security operatives who engaged them in a Read More

Breaking: Again, hoodlums invade Jos, many feared dead

August 25, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu, Jos 0

Tension is mounting in Yelwa village located inside Jos North local government area of Plateau state after suspected hoodlums invaded the area and reportedly killed dozens of people midnight on Tuesday. A local in the area said, “Nothing less than 30 people were killed, houses were raised down.” A source later told Blueprint that the General Officer Commanding 3rd division Read More

Miscreants wreck havoc in Mpape as FCTA resumes cleanup

August 23, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Miscreants took to the street of Mpape on Monday snatching women’s hand bags and cell phones as the FCT Ministerial Task Force on City Sanitation resumed demolition exercise after three days break. Trouble ensued when FCT Task Team led by the chairman, Ikharo Attah had removed shanties, brothels, worship centres and National Union of Road Transport Workers Office (NURTW) on Read More

Police arrest 7 notorious armed robbers in Delta

August 22, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Delta State Police command on Sunday arrested seven suspected armed robbers believed to have been terrorising Sapele local government area of the state and it’s environs. The hoodlums were arrested separately by the police operatives for armed robbery in Oghara and Sapele axis. The state command public relations officer PPRO DSP Bright Edafe who confirmed that development said on “18/8/2021 Read More

Jos crisis: The unending tournament with no winner, no trophy

August 18, 2021 Blueprint 0

Every life is sacrosanct. I condemn in totality all killings being perpetrated in every part of Plateau state in the name of ethnic, religious or political crisis. Isn’t it enough for the unnecessary and barbaric bloodshed, bad history and the negative image created for the state in the eyes of other states and the international community at large? My question Read More

Indigenes hail Onyejeocha as FG commissions erosion, flood control project in Abia (PICTURES)

August 7, 2021 Editor 0

It was a moment of jubilation amidst deep relief day the federal government commisioned and handed over erosion and flood control works built in Isuikwuato community of Abia state. The project, specifically located at Oghighe/Urualla Ohukabia Aligbara/Ohukabia, Nduibi in Oguduasa clan in Isuikwuato Local Government Area (LGA) of the state was executed through the Ecological Fund Office (EFO), Office of Read More

Masari to COAS Yahaya: 10 Katsina LGAs under severe daily attack

On a daily basis, 10 out of the 34 local government areas in Katsina state come under severe attack from bandits, Governor Aminu Bello Masari has declared. Governor Masari stated this Thursday while receiving in audience the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen Faruk Yahaya at the Government House Katsina. The governor told the visiting COAS that 10 local government areas had been under Read More

Happening now: Hoodlums launch attack, set trucks on fire in Jos (VIDEO)

August 3, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

There is currently an uneasy calm at gada-biyu general area of Jos, the Plateau state capital following attack by suspected hoodlums. Blueprint reports that the hoodlums are attacking passerby and setting trucks on fire. Chairman of Jos local government council, Shehu Bala, has confirmed the incident. He said: “Yes there was incident at Gada-biyu area, some trucks were burnt. “Now 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

3 injured as police repel bandits’ attack on Maraban Jos station in Kaduna

Armed bandits on Friday night attacked Maraban Jos Divisional Police station in Igabi local government area of Kaduna state but were repelled by policemen on duty. However, three policemen sustained injuries during the attack. Kaduna state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Muhammad Jalige, while confirming the attack in a statement on Saturday, said the bandits came in three utility vehicles Read More

4 cultists arrested during supremacy battle in Ogun

July 18, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

4 members of a dreaded cult group were arrested by men of Ogun state police command during supremacy battle between Aye and Eiye confraternity in Atan Ota area of Ogun state.  Their arrest was contain in a press statement issued by the police public relations officer PPRO DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi and made available to Blueprint in Abeokuta Sunday. According to the statement, Read More