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Offa robbery attack: Kwara Assembly to hold security summit

May 10, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Kwara State House of Assembly yesterday said it has resolved to hold a security summit in the state as parts of efforts to ensure the security of lives and property in the State. The Deputy Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly, Chief Matthew Okedare gave this indication in Ilorin, while responding to Matter of General Public Importance Read More

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Police release Offa ‘robbers’ pictures

May 5, 2018 Blueprint 0

  Nigeria Police, yesterday, released pictures of four of the suspected perpetrators of the multiple robbery in Offa, Kwara state that led to the death of at least 17 people including nine police officers. A press statement by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), ACP Jimoh Moshood, in Abuja, said the suspects had been placed on INTERPOL watch list, just Read More

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Offa robbery: Culprits won’t go unpunished – Police

April 24, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Against the background of speculation over alleged involvement of policemen in the recent armed robbery attack in Off a, Kwara state, where many lives were lost and yet to be ascertained amount of cash was carted away from about five commercial banks, the Nigerian Police have vowed to deal decisively with all persons, directly or indirectly, linked to the incident. Read More

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Group releases list of Offa robbery victims

April 21, 2018 Blueprint 0

  A group, “Kwara Must Change” has compiled released 14 names of victims murdered in the deadly armed robbery attack that took place in Offa Community, in Offa local government area in Kwara state. The names gathered so far include 10 police officers and four civilians, but the group said, however, that it would continue to “update the list as Read More

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Offa banks’ robbery: Hotelier, 5 others charged to court

April 19, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  A hotelier, Kadir Surajudeen, of Ojomu Doyin compound, Offa, Kwara state, and five of his staff have been dragged before an Ilorin Magistrate’s Court in connection with the April 5 bank robbery in Offa. The hotelier was said to be the owner of the hotel where the suspected hoodlums that carried out serial banks robbery at Offa town, allegedly Read More

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How Sergeant-at-Arms facilitated thugs’ entry

April 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

Ekweremadu briefs Osinbajo, says we can’t be intimidated Perpetrators must be brought to justice – Reps, APC, SAN Presidency’s attempts to truncate democracy – PDP Omo-Agege arrested Produce stolen mace in 24hrs – NASS orders IGP Fresh facts have emerged on how hoodlums, yesterday, beat the security network at the National Assembly, carting away the mace of the Senate during Read More

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Offa robbery: Police nab 12, recover victims’ phones, others

April 13, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria Police, yesterday said its officers and men have arrested 12 additional suspects in connection with the Offa bank robbery and multiple killing at a police station in Offa, Kwara state, on April 5, 2018. Giving an update to journalists on the investigation at the Force Headquarters, Abuja, Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), ACP Jimoh Moshood, said the suspects Read More

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Banks in Offa to resume in 2 months – Olofa

April 13, 2018 Blueprint 0

Banking operations will resume in Off a, Kwara state in the next two months after the recent armed robbery attacks that claimed the lives of nine police men and scores of civilians, the Olofa of Ofa,Oba Mufutau Gbadamosi Esuwoye II, has said. Already, commercial activities have resumed in the town, one week after the attack, as one of the affected Read More

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Off a: A metaphor of failed security system

April 10, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Last Thursday’s armed robbery attacks which left nine policemen and scores of civilians dead in Off a, Kwara state, has opened a new chapter in the nation’s security challenges. UMAR BAYO ABDULWAHAB recounts the developments trailing the gruesome killings Life goes in the home of sweet potatoes Like a Cat with nine lives, Off a has refused to be cowed Read More

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Bank robbery: Offa Muslim community holds special prayer

April 9, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Muslim Community in Offa, Kwara state, yesterday organised a special prayer to ward off unforeseen calamity and to attract unity, peace and socio-economic development into the community. The News Agency of Nigeria gathered that the prayer, held at the Offa Central Mosque, might not be unconnected with the recent armed robbery attack in the community. It would be recalled Read More

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Those behind Offa killings won’t escape justice – FG

April 9, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The federal government has assured Nigerians that those behind last Thursday’s armed robbery and killings in Offa, Kwara state, would be arrested and brought to justice. Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Muhammed, gave the assurance during a condolence visit to the Kwara state Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, in Ilorin. “What happened in Offa on Thursday shocked the entire nation, Read More

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IEDPU seeks security surveillance in Kwara

April 9, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Federal Government has been urged to provide more security gadgets and improved surveillance in Kwara State to curb cases of bank robbery and other criminal activities in all parts of the state. National President of Ilorin Emirate Descendants Progressive Union (IEDPU), Ambassador Sheikh Usman AbdulAzeez, made the call yesterday at the palace of Olofa of Off a, Oba Mufutau Read More

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Pregnant police woman, scores killed in Offa bank robbery

April 6, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Hell was let lose in Off a town in Off a local government area of Kwara state yesterday as suspected armed robbers attacked a police stations and banks killing scores of persons in an operation that lasted for over an hour. It was gathered that the armed robbers first invaded police stations and killed all those on duty, including those Read More

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Kwara youth protest against SARS operatives

December 12, 2017 Blueprint 1

By Umar Bayo Abdulwahab Ilorin Scores of youths in Kwara state yesterday took to the streets protesting against the conduct and operations of the police’s Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) operatives. The protesting youths demonstrated on major streets of Ilorin, the state capital, taking their protest to the secretariat of the state council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Read More

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Police parade 4 poly students over robbery

April 23, 2014 Blueprint 0

Four armed robbery suspects identified to be students of Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Kwara state, have been arrested by men of Kwara state police command. The state Commissioner of Police, Ambrose Aisabor, who paraded the suspects along three others before journalists in Ilorin yesterday, added that the students on interrogation, confessed to be members of Eiye Confraternity cult group. He gave Read More