Troops rescue 30 kidnap victims along Kaduna – Birnin Gwari road 

February 2, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu Kaduna 0

Troops of 1 Division Nigerian Army on Thursday rescued 30 travellers who were kidnapped in Manini Village along the Kaduna-Birnin Gwari road and escorted them to Udawa and Birnin Gwari respectively, while dislodging the bandits.  A statement signed by the Acting Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 1 Division Nigerian Army, Lt. Colonel Musa Yahaya, on Thursday, said the troops engaged Read More

Breaking: First class monarch kidnapped in Plateau

January 20, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Plateau state police command has confirmed the kidnapped of a first class traditional ruler in Plateau State, His Royal Highness Dr. Isaac Azi Wakili. The monarch was kidnapped at his palace in Angware, Jos East Local Government of the state The Public Relations officer of Plateau State Police Command, DSP Alfred Alabo said some police personnel were injured during the 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

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

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

JusticeForHanifa : Outrage over kidnap, killing of 5-year-old schoolgirl

January 21, 2022 Blueprint 0

The discovery of the decomposing body of five-year-old schoolgirl Hanifa Abubakar has triggered shock and outrage across Nigeria, where the hashtag #JusticeForHanifa is trending. The owner of her school, Abdulmalik Mohammed Tanko, has been arrested and the establishment closed. He allegedly kidnapped Hanifa in the Kano state in December, and demanded a N6 million ransom. Police said he later killed Read More

80-year-old kidnap victim rescued in Kano

November 14, 2021 Blueprint 0

Police have rescued an 80-year-old man, Alhaji Nadabo, who was kidnapped at Chiromawa village, Garun Mallam local government area of the state in Kano. Kano state Police command spokesman, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, stated this in a statement Sunday. He said the victim was rescued following a report received on the 12/11/2021 at about 1957hrs that Alhaji Nadabo was kidnapped. Read More

Breaking: Kidnappers demand N50 million ransom per abducted UNIAbuja victim

November 4, 2021 Editor 0

Two days after, the abductors of the six persons that were kidnapped from the University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) staff quarters on Tuesday morning have contacted their families to demand ransom, Blueprint has learnt. They have reportedly demanded N50 million on each of the abductees, totaling N300 million for all the six abducted persons. A lecturer, two of his children, and three Read More

Breaking: Anxiety as terrorists invade UNIAbuja, kidnap 4 varsity staff

November 2, 2021 Editor 0

Terrorists early Tuesday morning stormed the Senior Staff Quarters of the University of Abuja located inside Gwagwalada Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and kidnapped up to four persons. This was disclosed through the school Facebook Page on Tuesday. A source within the school premises disclosed that a Professor whose name hasn’t been ascertained as at the time Read More

Gunmen kidnap 8 in Ekiti, demand N50m ransom

October 28, 2021 Ojo Oladele 0

Eight persons were allegedly kidnapped on Tuesday at Itapaji-Ekiti a week after four persons were also reportedly kidnapped at Ayebode-Ekiti in same Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State. However,the abductors were said to have contacted the family of the victims on Wednesday and demanded for a sum of N50 million as ransom. An eyewitness revealed to journalists in Ado-Ekiti,the Read More

Insecurity: Stop tagging terrorism as banditry, Akeredolu warns

October 25, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ondo state governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has warned that the various criminal activities of kidnapping, bombing and assault on the people in some parts of the country which are being referred to as banditry must be appropriately addressed as terrorism. Governor Akeredolu said that infiltration of the country’s borders and burning down of railway are activities that must be Read More

In Zamfara, Police nab bandits, rescue 3 weeks old baby, others

October 2, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, Gusau 0

The Zamfara state police command through the ongoing operation against armed bandits has arrested 21 notorious armed bandits at various locations of the state. This was made known by the state police public relations officer SP Muhammad Shehu while addressing Newsmen at the command headquarters in Gusau on Saturday. According to him, five bandits were also neutralised during the operations Read More

Breaking: Gunmen strike at night, kidnap permanent secretary, granddaughter

October 2, 2021 Editor 0

A Permanent Secretary, Dr. Ibrahim Garba Musa, has been kidnapped by gunmen in Niger state. Dr. Musa was kidnapped alongside his granddaughter inside their house at after taking part in a wedding ceremony in Zungeru on Friday night. Already, the state government has reportedly confirmed the incident but Niger state Police command are yet to react to the latest development. Read More

Breaking: 5 days after, kidnapped Air Vice-Marshal regains freedom

October 2, 2021 Editor 0

Police have confirmed the release of Air Vice-Marshal Sikiru Smith from his abductors. Smith was abducted on Monday in the Ajah area of Lagos state. Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, who confirmed the release said the top Air Force officer was freed early Saturday morning. Details loading…

Independence: NSCDC boss calls for renewed mindset, intelligence against insecurity

October 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Commandant General, NSCDC, Ahmed Audi, has emphasized on the need for continued tolerance of each other’s differences and mutual co-existence as a people who are united in diversity and reselient in the face of daunting challenges to our continued survival as one unified entity.  He advocated for a renewed mindset and provision of actionable intelligence to keep Nigeria safe Read More

Osun communities cry out over 4 months power outage, beg IBEDC, govt

September 23, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Residents and business owner in Ife North local government comprising Ipetumodu, Edunabon, Moro, Yakooyo, Asipa and Akinlalu towns in Osun state, have cried out over continuous power outage running to four months in their towns. They said the blackout has caused damages and has well led to debt for business owners in the affected towns. It was gathered that the Read More

Osun warns herdsmen agaisnt violating anti-open grazing law

September 22, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state government Wednesday met with leaders of Fulani and warmed them against violating the new anti-open grazing law. Speaking at a stakeholders meeting with Fulani leaders and herdsmen in the 30 local government including the area office, in Osogbo, the Special Adviser to Governor Adegboyega Oyetola on Civic Engagement, Hon. Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, advised the herders to obey the law Read More

Police burst kidnap syndicate, recover arms, vehicles in Imo

September 22, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Operatives of the  Imo State Police Command has bursted a kidnap and armed robbery syndicate in the state, recovering arms and vehicles from the gang. In a press briefing at the Command’s headquarters Owerri, Wednesday, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Rabiu Hussaini said the breakthrough followed the kidnapping of one Okechukwu Mbata, 42 years of age, in 2019 and Kelechi Read More

Out-of-school-children and kidnappings: Matters arisis

September 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

Of late, oservers have noted that kidnappings and abductions of pupils and students in various schools, especially in some parts of the northern part of the country, have amplified the roles of gender discrimination, disasters, conflict, poverty, language barrier, child labour and forced marriage in forcing more children out of school. They note that no fewer than 1,000 children have Read More

Breaking: Kidnapped Major Datong rescued, 24 days after

September 18, 2021 Editor 0

After spending close to a month in detention Major Christopher Datong, kidnapped from his home at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna, by bandits on August 24, 2021, has regained his freedom. The dare-devil bandits had picked and made away with Datong at the top military facility at Afaka, Kaduna, after killing two officers identified as Lieutenant Wulah and Read More

Gunmen kill soldier, abduct housewife, 8 kids in Kaduna

September 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

Gunmen attacked the residence of a Kaduna State University lecturer, Ahmed Buba, in Zaria, Kaduna state on Monday and seized his six children. The gunmen also fatally shot a soldier, Ebuka Okechukwu. The soldier died of gunshot wounds in a hospital. They then abducted Rabi Isya, Mr Buba’s neighbour’s wife and two of her children. The bandits were, however, intercepted Read More