4 cops, others feared dead at Enugu police check point attack

July 22, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

About four policemen and some unidentified persons were reportedly shot dead on Wednesday evening when gunmen attacked a checkpoint in Obeagu-Amechi community in Enugu South local government area. Apart from the security operatives, many residents and passersby who ran into the scene were either killed or wounded by stray bullets in the ensuing gun duel. The policemen were said to Read More

Police kill 10 bandits, lose 2 in Niger

July 18, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The Nigerian Police Special Unit, Operation PUFF ADDER Saturday killed 10 bandits in gun battle in Kundu village in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger state.  The bandits  were reported to have  attack the police base recently established in the village due to incessant attacks and kidnap of a Royal father.  It was learnt  that  the police however  lost two of Read More

Cult war claims 10 persons in Asaba

July 13, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

No fewer than 10 persons have been killed in Asaba, Delta state, as rival cult groups, Aromate and black axe confraternities engaged in reprisal attacks. There was palpable tension in Asaba metropolis especially the affected areas as fear gripped residents. Details of the incident was sketchy as at press time but a reliable source said trouble trouble began following the Read More

Special squad kills 5, arrests 3 bandits in Niger

June 24, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The  Security  Special  Squad inaugurated about a week ago by Governor  Abubakar  Sani  Bello  of  Niger  state to combat  bandits  and release  abducted  Islamiya School children in Tegina, has killed five bandits  and arrested three others during exchange  of fire in another  attack on the town. Blueprint learnt that the attack occurred in the early hours  of Thursday and that the squad successfully repelled the bandits inflicting fatal injuries on some. It Read More

Again, suspected cultists kill man in Osun

June 9, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Suspected cultists Wednesday morning killed a man at Irojo street, Ilesa, Osun state. The victim simply identified as Olorunwa was reportedly hit by a stray bullet around 9am. It was gathered that members of Eiye confraternity stormed the area in apparent attack on a rival group. It was learnt that the deceased, Olorunwa, went to buy food for his breakfast Read More

Biafra: Call for referendum now, Northern women tell Buhari, NASS

June 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Following persistent agitations for the Biafra nation, some Nothern women under the aegis of Amalgamation of Northern Women Association in Nigeria (ANWAN) have staged a protest asking President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the National Assembly to immediately call for a referendum and allow Igbos to go. The women in their hundreds held the protest at the Unity Fountain Read More

Ebonyi killings: Death toll rises to 42

May 31, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The death toll in the three communities of Ebonyi-Benue borders that was attacked by herders has risen to 42.  Armed herdsmen had on Saturday morning invaded Odoke Ishieke, Obakota Ishieke and Ndiobasi Ishieke communities all in Ebonyi local government area of Ebonyi state and killed over 30 persons not leaving behind pregnant women and nursing mothers. The communities has common boundaries with Read More

Sit-at-home: Casualties recorded, total compliance in Ebonyi

May 31, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Ebonyi state among other states in south-east zone Monday recorded total compliance of the sit at home order of Biafra. Major streets in the state like water works road, Ogoja road, Afikpo road were business activities are always going on were all deserted. Banks were closed, commercial motor parks were closed, fuel and gas station  and other business activities were all Read More

Gulak: PDP excited over rising insecurity across Nigeria, says APC

May 31, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is excited over the rising insecurity in the country, especially in the South-east region. The APC made this claim in a statement titled ‘APC mourns Ahmed Gulak, calls for collective action against criminality’, released Monday in Abuja, and signed by the APC National Secretary, Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Read More

Breaking: Bandits Kill 2, Kidnap 200 islamic school children in Niger

May 30, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Two people have been confirmed killed when bandits raided Tegina town in the Rafi local government of Niger state on Sunday afternoon and kidnapped 200  children in an Islamic School in the town . The bandits according to an eyewitness stormed the town riding on many motorcycles and shot sporadically into the air to create fears in the people. Blueprint learnt Read More

Another police station razed, 4 killed in Imo

May 30, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Less than 24 hours after gunmen burnt down the Atta Police Station in Njaba  Local Government Area of Imo State, another police station in Izombe, Oguta Local Government Area of the state has been touched by people believed to be unknown gunmen.  However unlike the Atta incident, four of the hoodlums met their untimely death in an exchange of fire Read More

Air crashes: Calls for removal of Air Chief premature-Group

May 26, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

A Civil Society Organization, National Solidarity Group (NSG), has decrribed  a call for the removal of the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, over recent air crashes involving Nigerian Airforce  aircrafts as premature, urging Nigerians to wait for for reports of investigation into causes of the air mishaps before reaching conclusions. The president of National Youth Council Read More

Coalition of mothers mourn Army Chief, 10 others, condole AFN

May 25, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

A coalition of women, Mothers for United Nigeria (MUN), has condoled the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. LEO Irabor and the entire Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) over the death of the Chief of Army staff Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru and 10 others in a plane crash in Kaduna on Friday. Publicity Secretary of MUN Hajia Salamatu Adebayo, who lamented the Read More

One killed in Osun cult rival clash

May 22, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A 35-year-old man, Babalola Lekan, has reportedly been shot dead during a clash between rival cult groups in Osogbo, Osun state.  The rival cult group engaged in gun duel around 2:30pm at Asoje area, Osogbo, on Friday.  It was gathered that the supremacy battle led to the clash between the rival cult groups.  The police spokesperson, SP Yemisi Opalola, confirmed Read More

Again, herdsmen invade Benue communities, ‘kill’ 14

May 22, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

Less than 24 hours after Internally Displaced Persons IDPs killed by herdsmen at Abagena camp were buried Friday, herdsmen militias again attacked Tse Ancha, in Agan located less than a kilometre from Abagena IDP Camp killing ten persons. This is even as gunmen suspect to be herdsmen Friday night attacked Imande-Abu in Mbayan, Logo Local Government area of Benue State Read More

ALGON backs southern governors on ban of open grazing

May 13, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Delta state chapter of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria, ALGON on Thursday backed Southern Governors on the ban on open grazing of cattle in the southern part of the country. The Association made their position known shortly after their montly meeting in Warri South Local Government Council through the ALGON Chairman in the state who is also the Read More

Woman in police net for killing stepson

May 12, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

A 28-year-old woman, Favor Oko, from Ugwuegu community in Afikpo North local government area of Ebonyi state, has been arrested by the police for allegedly killing her co-wife’s three-year-old son. She was said to have killed the little boy for lack of her husband’s attention. Meanwhile, Police in Abakaliki said they discovered decomposing bodies of two young men Silas Nkwuda and Chukwuemeka Nwoba in Read More

Man arrested for killing mother-in-law in Ogun

May 5, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

A 28-year-old man, Opeyemi Adeola Ganiyu, was on the 3rd of May 2021 arrested by men of Ogun state police command for killing his mother in law, Abosede Oyewole.  The suspect was arrested following a report made at Atan Ota divisional headquarters by one Odunayo Mathew, who reported that the suspect, who is married to the daughter of the deceased, Read More

Kogi council chair’s abductors demand N100m ransom

May 3, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

The abductors of Yagba West local government chairman in Kogi state, Pius Kolawole,   has allegedly demanded for N100 million for his release.  The  kidnappers   were said to have  Sunday night called one of the family members of the chairman to demand for the ransom. The source said  the abductors  promised to called back by 10:00am  Monday morning to continue Read More