Hanifa saga: Irate youth set school on fire

January 24, 2022 Bashir Mohammed 0

Barely a week after the brutal killing of 5-year-old Hanifa Abubakar, a student of Noble Kids Academy, located at Kwanar Dakata in Kano metropolis , weeks after her abduction allegedly by the proprietor of the school, the premises of the school was Sunday night burnt to ashes by angry youth, whose identity was yet to be established. According to an Read More

Unite against insecurity, corruption, group tells Nigerians

January 24, 2022 Adoyi Aba 0

A group, Concerned Nigerian Network in Diaspora, has called on Nigerians to unite in the fight against insecurity in the country, saying security is everyone’s concern and needs to be taken very seriously. In a press statement made available to Blueprint, President of the group, Amb. James Erebuoye, urged Nigerians to unite, irrespective of political leanings, religion, and tribes to Read More

Insecurity in South-east: Ebubeagu to the rescue?

January 21, 2022 Blueprint 0

The South-east security network, popularly known as Ebubeagu, was formally inaugurated by the Ebonyi state governor, Engr. David Nweze Umahi, in December last year, to assist in tackling insecurity in the region. PAUL OKAH in this report wonders if the outfit is living up to expectations. In April last year, following rising cases of insecurity, especially unprovoked killings, armed robbery, Read More

Police deploying drones, other technologies to tackle insecurity – IGP

January 20, 2022 Uko Etim 0

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba has disclosed that the Nigeria Police Force is deploying technology in virtually all areas of its operations in tackling new waves of banditry and kidnapping in the country. IGP Baba said the Marine unit of the Force has been reactivated, crime section digitalised, drones being acquired while the technical intelligent unit Read More

Curb insecurity, drugs abuse before 2023 polls, CNG wants FG

January 5, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG), has noted that for the 2023 general elections to hold successfully, the federal government must intensify efforts to curb the pervasive insecurity across the country as well as the rampant intake of drugs and dangerous substances. CNG spokesperson, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman in a press statement issued in Abuja said the general expectations is that government Read More

Nigerians still groan into 2022 despite govt’s efforts

December 31, 2021 ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU 0

…Over 9, 500 killed in 2021 – Investigation   ‘…We’re in war situation’  …Why it persists, by security experts …President determined to end conflicts – Presidency …How to end the carnage – Adamu  As 2021 fades, Nigeria continues to record an unprecedented increase in the killing of young and old men and women by insurgents and bandits. ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU in Read More

Revealed! How rich elite use weapons, drugs to fuel Nigeria’s insecurity – Hamza Al-Mustapha

December 30, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Major Hamza Al- Mustapha (retd), ex- Chief Security Officer to former Nigerian military ruler, General Sani Abacha, has alleged that powerful and rich elite supply Nigerian youth weapons and drugs to perpetuate the insecurity bedevilling the country, for them to secure access to its mineral resources. Al-Mustapha said the people behind kidnappings and banditry in Nigeria were so influential that Read More

Insecurity: Egume descendants inaugurate Akogu-Omaga vigilante group

December 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

In an effort to curtail criminality in the society, the Egume Ome Descendants Union (EODU) in Egume community of Kogi state has inaugurated over 350 security outfit known as Akogu-Omaga Vigilante Guards. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony held at Ome Community Secondary School Egume on Monday, the national president of EODU, Alhaji Mohammed Lawal Ibrahim, said the inauguration of the Read More

Insecurity: Nigerians may resort to self-defense , Sheikh Jingir warns

December 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

The national chairman of Jama’atu Izalatil Bidiat Wa-Ikamatis Sunnah (JIBWIS), Asheikh Muhammad Sani Yahya Jingi, has called on Nigerians to resolve to self defense against the incessant attacks on their communities. The cleric made the call in an interview with journalists in Dutse, Jigawa state capital, and warned that time has come for Nigerians to resist all intimidations and unnecessary Read More

By January, I ‘ll expose those behind insecurity in Imo – Uzodinma

December 18, 2021 Editor 0

Imo state governor Hope Uzodinma has revealed his readiness to expose those sponsoring various kinds of crime against the people of the state. The governor who disclosed this on Saturday during the inauguration of newly elected executive of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Owerri. Governor Uzodinma said all those involved in causing one form of insecurity or the other will Read More

China moves to help Nigeria tackle insecurity

December 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

Concerned about insecurity in the country, China has offered to send a high-level delegation of criminal investigation experts to meet with Nigerian security agencies. Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Cui Jianchun stated this Wednesday in Abuja while speaking to journalists on the sideline of the October 1, China-Nigeria friendship award to students of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Mr Cui said Read More

NABDA deploys measures to curb food insecurity

December 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Director General National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) Professor Abdullahi Mustapha said the agency has deployed resources towards fighting food insecurity that is threatening the country Professor Mustapha, stated this at the agency’s maiden edition of rheir annual Media Chat in Abuja, on Wednesday. “NABDA’s over 32 Bioresources Development Centres across the nation are engaged in various research, aimed at Read More

Insecurity in Tarka varsity: VC appeals to FG to construct ₦13bn road, fence

November 29, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

Vice chancellor, Joseph Sarwuan Tarka University, Makurdi, Professor Anande Richard Kimbir, Sunday appealed to the federal government to intervene in the construction of perimeter fence and road linking the university to stem the challenge of insecurity within and around the institution. He said the institution needed at least the sum of thirteen billion naira for the two projects noting that Read More

Insecurity: Rescue Nigeria from destructive forces, Adedeji tells FG

November 23, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Foremost criminologist, Professor Kayode Adedeji, Monday tasked government at all levels to rescue Nigeria from the “grip of destructive forces of criminality.” Professor Adedeji said this in his introductory remarks in a webinar organised by the Nigeria Society for Criminology entitled “Criminology and contemporary security challenges in Nigeria” during which papers on different aspects of crime, social problems and security Read More

Insecurity: AANI to hold national dialogue

November 19, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

As part of efforts to tackle the myriads of security challenges facing the nation, the Alumni Association of the National Institute (AANI) said it would convene a national dialogue. Its national president, an Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Abubakar (retd.), stated this Thursday at a dinner organised for participants of senior executive course 43 2021 of the National Institute for Read More

Unemployment, major cause of insecurity

November 18, 2021 Blueprint 0

Insecurity in the country has become the order of the day as daily horrific news is being heard of insurgents’ activities. Insecurity is gradually eating up the country as it affects all parts of the country and this is believed to be largely cause by unemployment. The nation is in a shambles.The insecurity of lives and properties that has been Read More

Ortom to Nigerians: Lets joins hands to fight insecurity, injustice, others

November 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

Benue state governor Samuel Ortom has called on Nigerians to join hands with the federal government to fight insecurity and injustice in the country. Ortom, who made the call at an interactive session with newsmen Thursday in Abuja, also advised Nigerians to avoid sycophancy. “We all need to join hands with the federal government to fight these challenges head-on. The Read More

We’re employing modern technology to fight insecurity – Ganduje

November 17, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

The Kano state governor, Dr.Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has said that his administration has deployed modern technology gadgets such as CCTV to tackle the challenges of insecurity and ensure safety of its citizens and their properties. Represented by his deputy, Dr.Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, the governor made the remark when he received the General Officer Commanding of the One Division of Nigerian Read More

Ogun state and the battle cry against insecurity

November 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

Ogun state known to be peaceful is however enmeshed in security challenges thereby leaving cause for worry especially as cultists carry out their nefarious activities with no hold barred. HAKEEM ADEGBENRO takes a look at these challenges in the midst of state government’s attempt to checkmate it. The security of lives and property is the main mandate of any government. Read More

Unemployment, major cause of insecurity

November 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

Insecurity in the country has become the order of the day as daily horrific news is being heard of insurgents’ activities. Insecurity is gradually eating up the country as it affects all parts of the country and this is believed to be largely cause by unemployment. The nation is in a shambles.The insecurity of lives and properties that has been Read More

How hoodlums set car, motorcycles ablaze in Ebonyi

November 11, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

Hoodlums early hours of Wednesday set a car and two motorcycles ablaze in Abakaliki, capital of Ebonyi state. The yet to be identified hoodlums according to an eye witness operated on bicycles at different locations in the state They set ablaze the car along Hilltop road close to Water walks road and a motorcycle at Hilton Junction near the former Read More

Insecurity in South-east: IPOB or politically- induced?

November 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

The spate of insecurity in the South-east had always been a subject of discourse. AMARACHUKWU EGWUAGHA examines the scourge.  It’s no longer news that the South-east zone has been witnessing pockets of insecurity, just like other parts of the country. For instance, there have been several attacks in states like Anambra, Abia, Ebonyi and other parts of the zone, but the Read More

Osun police arrest 3 for burglary, foodstuffs theft

November 9, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state police command has arrested three persons for alleged house breaking and stealing of foodstuffs. The suspects, Muideen Osikoya Azeez, Paul Azeez and Lukman Olakunle Olayanju, were alleged to have stolen vegetable oil, semovita, spaghetti, tomato paste, curry and thyme.  The Police Commissioner, Olawale Olokode, in a statement, Tuesday, alleged that the suspects committed the crime on October 26, Read More

Restructuring the way to go, Arewa youth declare

November 7, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) has identified a restructuring model where power should be devolved to states as panacea to the myriad of challenges bedevilling the country.  Nigeria has had to grapple with insurgency, insecurity, corruption, underdevelopment and a host of other challenges that have continued to hold the country back from achieving its huge potentials. But addressing Read More