Pandemonium as gunmen kill couple, driver In Imo community

January 11, 2023 Editorial IV 0

Gunmen suspected to be hired assassins, Tuesday January 10, 2023, cut short the lives of a couple who came back to Ndiejezie, Arondizuogu, Ideato North in Imo State to wed. Also killed was their brother who was the driver taking them home in his Keke Napep in preparation for the wedding ceremony. An indigene of the area, who informed the Read More

In reprisal, Boko Haram killed 33 wives of ISWAP fighters – Insurgency expert

December 7, 2022 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Irate fighters  of the Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād otherwise called Boko Haram , have reportedly  killed not less than  33 wives of Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) fighters in Sambisa. The deadly attack was to avenge the killing of its commander, Malam Aboubakar (Munzir) and 15 other fighters who were neutrialised in an infighting. Blueprint gathered that since December 3(Saturday), a Read More

Insecurity: NEF tackles Ortom over Benue killings, profiling of Fulani 

November 9, 2022 Paul Okah 0

Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has come down hard on Benue state Governor, Samuel Ortom, over a recent comment attributing killings in the state to activities of Fulani herdsmen.  In a statement on Wednesday, signed by NEF’s Director, Publicity and Advocacy, Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, the forum demanded that killers of villagers in Benue and other citizens in other villages in many parts of Read More

As ritual killing, cultism skyrocket in Rivers state…

August 25, 2022 Blueprint 0

In recent times especially as the general elections draw nearer, ritual killing and cultism seem to be the order of the day in Rivers state. GODWIN EGBA reports. The quest for rich quick syndrome is eating deeper into the Nigerian society. The development is also assuming an alarming proportion due to the gruesome killing of innocent women, young adults of Read More

Yahaya Bello queries LG chair, suspends traditional ruler over insecurity

July 31, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Following the recent security breach Ajaokuta area of Kogi state, the state governor Yahaya Bello, has directed the suspension of the Ohi of Eganyi and Chairman, Ajaokuta Traditional Area Council, Alhaji Musa Isah Achuja with immediate effect. The governor also directed that the Chairman of Ajaokuta Local Government Area, Hon Mustapha Aka’aba be queried over the breach and should reply Read More

Deborah: Sokoto killings sheer lawlessness – Lawyer 

May 15, 2022 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The chairman, Muslim Lawyers Association of Nigeria (MULAN) in Osun state, Qaseem Odedeji, has said the killings of Deborah Samuel over blasphemy of Prophet Muhammad in Sokoto has no justification and it is a “sheer lawlessness.” Odedeji who is the Ameer, B-Zone of Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN), stated this in Osogbo while featuring on a private radio station. He Read More

Panel commences investigation into killing of 36 in Niger

December 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

Judicial Commission of Enquiry constituted top look into the killings and abduction of people in Maza Kuka and Adogo Mallam communal clash in Mashegu local government area of Niger state has commenced sitting and members of the commission promised to be fair and just to all parties. The chairman of the commission, Hon. Justice Danladi Ahmed, stated this during the Read More

2022 Census: Senator Adeyemi kicks against N400bn budget

December 15, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

Senator Smart Adeyemi (APC Kogi West) , kicked against proposed 2022 census estimated to gulp N400billion during interactive session between the Senate Committee on Appropriation and Chairman of the National Population Commission, Alhaji Nasir Isa Kwarra. He said going ahead with the exercise which would gulp over N400 billion when no part of the country was safe for such exercise Read More

Sani-Bello institutes commission of inquiry on Niger killings

November 3, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger state has instituted a commission of inquiry into the recent killings in Maza Kuka and Adogon Mallam villages in Mashegu local government area of the state. The attack was first reported in Maza Kuka village on 25th October 2021 while a reprisal on Adogon Malam village followed the next day, resulting to the death Read More

CUPP condemns Plateau speaker’s removal, says impunity by APC must be curtailed

October 28, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) Thursday reacted to the removal of the Speaker of Plateau state House of Assembly, Ayuba Abot, saying impunity of Governor Simon Lalong must be curtailed before they derail the nation’s democracy. CUPP, which linked the removal to the alleged plot by President Muhammadu Buhari to remain in power beyond 2023, added that it Read More

Jude Okeke-led APGA expresses concern over rising insecurity in Anambra

October 13, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Jude Okeke-led All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has expressed concern over the rising spate of insecurity in Anambra state. The Okeke-led APGA said that the party is in a mourning mood over the spate of political killings in the state. The Okeke-led APGA, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Ikechukwu Chukwunyere lamented that “we have lost Anambra Read More

Halt Anambra killings, Reps tells NSA, others

October 5, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives has urged the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, and security agencies to deploy all necessary machineries to Anambra towards containing killings in the state. The House has further mandated its Committee on National Security and Intelligence, and Police Affairs to ensure that normalcy is restored within the state and report back within three weeks. A member, Read More

Anambra: Uba, APC cancel campaign flag-off ‘to honour victims of attacks’

October 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The campaign flag-off ceremony of the All Progressives Congress (APC) scheduled to hold today ahead the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state has been postponed to honour victims of various attacks. Governorship candidate of the APC, Senator Andy Uba, has said in a statement he personally signed. Uba said his party will not play politics with people’s lives, and added Read More

(Breaking) 61st Independence anniversary: Buhari exposes those sponsoring agitations, violence, preaches unity

Pesident Muhammadu Buhari has said  Nigeria must remain a strong and united country despite the current challenges.In a nationwide broadcast to mark the 61st independence anniversary, the president reiterated that the country’s unity is not negotiable. “Nigeria is for all of us. Its unity is not negotiable. And its ultimate success can only be achieved if we all come together with a Read More

Elumelu hits APC-led govt as PDP Rep defects

September 16, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, on Thursday took a swipe on the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government for failing Ngerians, as members on platform of the ruling party celebrated the defection of a member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Promise Dike. Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila had midway into the plenary read a letter by the lawmaker, Read More

Nigeria can’t go the path of destruction again, Gbajabiamila warns agitators

September 16, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has cautioned promoters of secessionist agenda across the country to desist. He said Nigeria cannot travel through the path of destruction again.The speaker was also Wednesday, given the mandate by his colleagues to lead a high-powered delegation to Plateau state, with a view to commiserating with the government and people of the Read More

Absence of justice fueling Jos killings, says Rep

September 15, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

A member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Dachung Bagos, has blamed the lingering killings in Jos on lack of political will by the government to act on security intelligence and offer justice to the victims against perpetrators.Addressing journalists in Abuja, Tuesday, the lawmaker who represents the Jos South/Jos East Constituency of Plateau state, described as “worrisome” a situation where Read More

Cultists clash in Osun: Amotekun, JTF raid hideouts, arrests 11

September 13, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

There was panic in Owo-Ope area, Osogbo, Osun state, as suspected cultists clashed and killed one person. The victim whose name was not confirmed as at the time of filing this report, was allege to be a member of a rival group of the cultists. It was gathered that residents scampered for safety when the suspected cultists stormed the area, shooting Read More

Plateau: Killings height of inhumanity, ungodliness – PFN

August 17, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) Tuesday condemned the recent killings in Jos, describing it as height of inhumanity and ungodliness. PFN in a statement by its President Bishop Francis Wale Oke charged the federal government to take preemptive measures to forestall likely reprisal that may arise from the Jos killings . Bishop Wale Oke who is also the presiding Read More

Jos crisis: Time to end artificial wall of hatred

August 17, 2021 Sani Danaudi Mohammed 0

The eve of a democratic Nigeria witnessed high incidence of ethnic-related rivalry and violence in the North Central zone, to which Plateau state belongs. These ethnic rivalries posed serious socio-economic threats to the state and the fortunes of the people are being jeopardised.  Ethnic rivalries are as old as the world itself.The Plateau ethnic rivalry has received both local and Read More

On the Rukuba killings

August 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

It is a disheartening that the “Irigwe Youth” allegedly carried out the gruesome killing of over 25 Muslim Fulani while several others got injured and some were missing last Saturday around Rukuba area, in Plateau state. The victims were on their way back to their homes after attending a special Jumma’at Dhirk and prayers for peace in Nigeria which held Read More

Customs CG ignores killing of 30 people in South west

August 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Comproller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) Hameed Ali, who has consistently turned blind eyes to the frequent and unwarranted killings of unarmed civilians in the southwest by his officials, on Wednesday ordered an investigation into the accident involving an operational vehicle of the organisation, which killed six people at the border town of Jibiya, Kastina state.Recent reports have 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