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

Hijrah: University Don, monarch lament insecurity, call for self-protection

August 9, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Muslims in Osun state Monday lamented incessant killings and kidnapping in the country, calling on community leaders to provide security in their abodes.  The Vice Chancellor, Fountain University, Osogbo, Prof. Hamid Sanni, and the the Aragbiji of Iragbiji, Oba AbduRasheed Olabomi, spoke at the Hijrah 1443 celebration in Osogbo, the state capital.  In his lecture titled “Insecurity Level in Nigeria, Tilting Read More

Banditry, Kidnapping: PDP unqualified to speak on insecurity – APC

August 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was not qualified to criticise the current administration on the worsening insecurity in Nigeria. Responding to an earlier statement released by the PDP, APC reassured Nigerians that “the security of the nation is of the highest priority to the President Muhammadu Buhari administration and this government is 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

Police rescue 11 kidnapped victims, kill 1 bandits in Zamfara

July 23, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, 0

The Zamfara State Police Command has killed one of the bandits who kidnapped 12 commuters along Gusau – Sokoto road at Dogon Karfe axis and rescue 11 victims. This was made known by the public relations officer of the command SP Muhammad Shehu in a press release issued in Gusau Thursday. “Yesterday at about 1300hrs, large number of armed bandits Read More

Expose sponsors of criminality in Bauchi, APC challenges Bala

July 22, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The Bauchi state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to the recent statement credited to the state governor Bala Mohammed who claimed that he knows the people that are busy bringing criminals to the state asking him to expose them. Recall that Bala had accused Bauchi state politicians based in Abuja of sponsoring criminality, kidnappings and stealings Read More

Breaking: FG declares Tuesday, Wednesday public holidays to celebrate Eid-El-Kabir

July 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has declared Tuesday July 20 and Wednesday July 21, 2021, as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebration. The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulates all Muslim faithful and Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora on this occasion. “I call on Muslims to continue Read More

Breaking: Bandits demand N200m ransom for release of kidnapped Kaduna monarch

July 12, 2021 Editor 0

Suspected bandits who kidnapped Emir of Kajuru, Alhaji Alhassan Adamu, have demanded a ransom of N200 million, Blueprint reports. One of the kingmakers in Kajuru disclosed this on Monday. The emir, other members of his family and few others were kidnapped in the early hours of Sunday from his residence in Kajuru community. Details coming…

NTBLTC’s principal escapes abduction as gunmen attack, kidnap 7 staff in Kaduna

July 4, 2021 Moh Bello Habib 0

The Principal of National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Training Centre (NTBLTC) Zaria in zaria Local Government of Kaduna state, Dr Shehu Labaran, has escaped being kidnapped by gunmen who stormmed the School’s Staff Quaters at 11.30pm on Saturday. Our Correspondent reports that the gunmen succeeded in kidnapping 7 Staff of the school. Those kidnapped include 2 men and 5 women in Read More

Gunmen kidnap 6 ceramic workers in Kogi

June 30, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

Unknown gunmen Wednesday morning kidnapped six staff of West African Ceramic Company in Ajaokuta local government area of Kogi state. Our correspondent gathered that the incident happened at the early hours of Wednesday in Emiworo community. The workers were said to be abducted while loading stones expected to be delivered in the ceramic site located at Itobe in the same Read More

Abducted village head, wife regain freedom in Oyo

June 25, 2021 Blueprint 0

The kidnapped Baale of Araromi village in Bakatari area of Ibadan, Chief Tafa Apapan, has regained freedom. Blueprint gathered that Baale Apanpa and his wife were set free by the kidnappers after allegedly collecting N2 million ransom. The Olomi of Omi Adio, a leading community in Ido local government area of Oyo state, Chief MKO Adebayo, on Friday confirmed the Read More

Security agencies now speaking language bandits, IPOB, others understand- APC group

June 22, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of the ruling All Progressives Congress on the platform of APC Legacy and Awareness Campaign (APC-LAC) said peace has gradually returning to the country because the security agencies are now speaking the languages understood by bandits, terrorists and members of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) terrorising the nation. The group said “the fear that has gripped the nation Read More

Deploy drones in fight against banditry, don tells FG

June 15, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

A Professor of Educational and Administrative Management, David Olufemi Bamgbose, Monday called on the federal government to deploy modern technology such as drones to fight banditry, kidnapping and other crimes in the country. Bamgbose, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the 2015 election in Ogun state said if the war against terrorism, banditry and kidnapping Read More

June 12: Group lauds Buhari’s achievements on security, carpets secession agitators

June 13, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The National President, Youth Coalition for Development, Comrade Amino Aminu has applauded the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari in tackling the insecurity in the country. To this end, he said those calling for the break-up of Nigeria were creating confusion, and urged them to channel their agitations rightly instead of creating tension in the country. Aminu, who spoke with journalists Read More

Breaking: Again, gunmen invade school, kill student, kidnap others in Kaduna

June 11, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Gunmen, Thursday night, attacked Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic Zaria and killed one student, injured another, before kidnapping eight students and two Lecturers. Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, disclosed this on Friday morning. “Kaduna State Government has been briefed by security agencies of an attack by armed bandits at the main campus of the Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria, Read More

NCFront demands urgent council of state meeting to address insecurity

June 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The National Consultative Front, (NCFront) has appeal to former heads of state, former Presidents and other stakeholders to take a break from their rest and work together to rescue Nigeria from imminent civil war. The group which gathered in Abuja to discuss what they described as “pervasive killings, kidnappings, wanton destructions of public assets and general insecurity in Nigeria” said Read More

Arms proliferation: Nigerians alarmed as insecurity heightens

June 4, 2021 BENJAMIN SAMSON 0

…It’s a threat to nation’s corporate existence – CDS ‘…6,145,000 illegal arms with civilian non-state actors’ …Increases insecurity, deaths – Ex-head of state …Drives increasing violence rate in Nigeria – Oxfam …Land borders, maritime routes poorly manned – Experts Despite the efforts being made by security agencies to tackle the myriads of security challenges confronting the country, insecurity is on Read More