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

Breaking: Gunmen invade palace, abduct traditional ruler in Niger

September 5, 2021 Aideloje Ojo, Minna 0

Gunmen have reportedly abducted the Wawa of Wawa, a traditional ruler in Borgu local government area of Niger state, Dr Mahmud Ahmed Alivu from his palace.  The traditional ruler was reportedly kidnapped at about 9.30pm on Saturday night.  He was said to have been whisked away amidst spontaneous shooting by the gunmen dressed in military uniforms into the Kainji National park. It 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

Leaving office a failure is not an option, Mr President!

August 27, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

In the confines of the Presidential Villa, during a recent meeting of the National Council on Security, one of the many security meetings called at his instance, President Muhammadu Buhari told heads of security agencies that they must address the alarming insecurity situation in the country because he is not prepared to exit office as a failure. To underscore his Read More

Breaking: Police confirm kidnap of electoral scribe in Nasarawa

August 25, 2021 Mohammed Yangida, Lafia 0

The Nasarawa state police command, Wednesday, confirmed the abduction of the Secretary of Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission (NASIEC) Barr. Muhammed Abubakar Opu by unknown gunmen. The Police Public Relations Officer in the, ASP Ramhan Nansel, confirmed this in a statement made available to Blueprint in Lafia. He said the yet-to-be identified gunmen numbering about five stormed the house of Read More

Letter to Kannywood film industry

August 25, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The establishment of Kannywood industry was to exhibit the Hausa culture and traditions through drama, as well as to pass other relevant information concerning day-to-day activities.The nature of Kannywood movies today contains zero messages, the movies portray negative messages that are injurious and harmful to especially the youth who are fond of watching the industry’s movies daily. To hit the Read More

Corruption, insecurity differentiate APC from PDP, PGF boss replies Jega

August 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has faulted the former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Attairu Jega, for saying the ruling party and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are the same. Jega had in a recent interviews claimed that both the PDP Read More

Breaking – Abduction of Zamfara college students, others: Kidnappers demand N350 million ransom

August 17, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, Gusau 0

The Bandits who kidnapped 15 students of Zamfara State College of Agriculture and Animals Health Bakura have demanded the sum of N350 million ransom before they could release the students. This was made known by the Provost of the College Malam Habib Mainasara made this known in an interview with Newsmen Tuesday. According to him, records available to the authority Read More

Breaking: Again, bandits invade Zamfara college, kidnap 15 students, 4 staff, kill cop, others

August 16, 2021 Editor 0

Palpable tension gripped College of Agriculture and Animals Health Bakura in Zamfara State as a group of Bandits stormed the institution, kidnapped 15 students, four staff, killed one police officer and two security men. The Deputy Registrar of the college, Aliyu Atiku, confirmed the incident to Journalists via telephone conversation. According to him, the Bandits stormed the main campus of Read More

Sea robbers abduct 5 persons in Onne

August 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

Sea robbers abducted five persons from a boat near the Federal Ocean Terminal, Onne in the early hours of Tuesday. A police source in Bonny who confirmed the incident said five persons were kidnapped on Onne river in a 10-passenger speedboat around 7.30am on Tuesday morning. The source disclosed that the victims were two females and three males, saying, that Read More