Go after separatists in Yorubaland, group tells Police, Army, others

April 8, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A socio-cultural group, Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF) has condemned the recent crisis across the country especially in Yorubaland, accusing the agitators of sinister motives to destabilise the country. The group, however, asked the Police authority, Army and other security agencies to immediately go after those calling for Yoruba Nation. In a statement released by the group’s national coordinator, Adeshina Animashaun, Read More

Conspiracy against South-east?

April 7, 2021 Victoria Ngozi Ikeano 0

A school of thought in the east believes that the spate of violent attacks in the region is a conspiracy against it. This may not be correct given that other regions are also facing similar onslaughts in different forms. Insurgents running amok, rampaging bandits/kidnappers, killer herdsmen, blood thirsty cultists, rioting gunmen, these are being experienced in various parts in our Read More

50 armed herdsmen nabbed, under prosecution over insecurity – NSCDC boss

April 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Dr. Ahmed Audi, said the Corps has arrested over 50 suspected armed herdsmen, in ongoing operations to check the escalating insecurity in the country. The NSCDC boss said this at the agency’s headquarters Wednesday in Abuja, where licences were presented to new private guard operators. The CG, however stressed Read More

Effium killings: Ebonyi indigenes demand investigation into escape of 55 suspects

April 6, 2021 Editorial II 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has demanded for thorough investigation and prosecution of the Commissioner of Police in Ebonyi state, Aliyu Garba and other security personnel for claiming that 55 suspects arrested in connection with the killings in Effium communities escaped. In a statement released to newsmen Tuesday in Abuja by the President of the Read More

Breaking: Uzodimma summons emergency security meeting as fear grip Imo residents, Abia govt on red alert, imposes curfew

April 5, 2021 Editor 0

Imo state Governor Hope Uzodimma has summoned heads of the security agencies in the state to a closed door meeting. The emergency meeting Blueprint learnt is currently taking place inside the Government House in Owerri, following attacks on police headquarters and Owerri Correctional Centre by gunmen in the early hours of Monday. Before the meeting, security had already been en Read More

Breaking: Scores flee as gunmen invade, set Owerri prison, police command headquarters on fire

The Nigeria Correctional Service headquarters along Okigwe road in Owerri, and the premises of the Imo state Police command headquarters were Monday morning razed by fire by unknown gummen. As early as 1am, sporadic gunshots were heard as far as adjoining streets including Mbari, Mbonu Ojike, Item streets, Okigwe and Whethral roads and other parts of Ikenegbu layout, thereby leaving Read More

In Nasarawa, Gov Sule condoles family of slain Miyetti Allah chairman, vows to hunt perpetrators

April 3, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state, Saturday, condoled the family of the slain Nasarawa state chairman of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria with a promise to fish out the perpetrators of the act. Sule promised to work with security agencies to arrest and prosecute criminal elements disturbing the peace in the state. The governor spoke when he attended Read More

Time to heal Nigeria, Uba Sani preaches at Easter

April 3, 2021 Editor 0

Senator Uba Sani representing Kaduna Central at the National Assembly has called on Christians in the country to see Easter as the period to pray for the healing of the nation. He said the need for prayer is because Nigeria is at the crossroads, facing huge economic and security challenges. In his Easter message to the people, the lawmaker noted Read More

Ogun: Abiodun names Soyinka Super Marshall for Amotekun

April 1, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Ogun state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has inaugurated the state’s wing of the South-West Joint Security Outfit, Amotekun with a declaration that the outfit is not meant to compete with other security agencies but to further strengthen the security apparatus of the state. Speaking at the inauguration of Amotekun at the arcade ground, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, Governor Abiodun, who decorated Nobel laureate, Read More

MACBAN condemns renewed killings of Fulani in Zango Kataf

April 1, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has condemned the renewed killings of Fulani and cattle in Zango Kataf, Atyap Chiefdom, while calling on Kaduna state government to bring those responsible to book.  Addressing the media in Kaduna on Thursday, MACBAN lamented the killing of seven people between March 11 and 21 including Ardo Pate Kurmi (Wakilin Fulani in Atyap Read More

After Blueprint reports, Abiodun inaugurates Amotekun in Ogun

April 1, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Rising from Blueprint Newspaper report on the cases of kidnapping and Banditry in Ogun State, the state Governor Thursday inaugurated the Joint Security Outfit, code named ‘Amotekun’ to fight criminality in the state. Speaking at the inauguration held at the Arcade Ground of the Governors Office, Oke Mosan, Abeokuta, Gov. Abiodun stated that with the inauguration, no part of Ogun State Read More

Ebonyi killings: Senator wants FG shoot at sight order implemented

April 1, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

The Senator representing Ebonyi South Senatorial Zone, Dr Michael Ama Nnachi, Thursday urged Security agencies to implement the shoot at sight order of President Buhari in the crisis areas of the state. Blueprint report that 25 persons at Nkalaha, Obegu, Amezu, Umuhuali, Egedegede communities in Ishielu local government area of the state were killed by suspected herders on Monday night. Read More

On Igboho, Kanu and Dukubo

March 31, 2021 Blueprint 0

Though having a series of deadly encounters with domestic terrorists is something Nigerian security agencies are accustomed to, but the manner in which new terrorists with satanic missions are emerging needs a second look. In the past, especially after the Nigerian civil war (Biafran war) the three dominant tribes – the Hausa, Igbo and the Yoruba – learnt to live Read More

Buhari to Service Chiefs: Don’t allow bandits, kidnappers dictate the pace

March 31, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered security chiefs to identify and take out bandits, kidnappers and their sponsors, National Security Adviser, Major-General Babagana Monguno (retd), said Tuesday. Briefing State House correspondents in Abuja, Monguno said the president gave the order at a security meeting he chaired at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa. He said President Buhari also warned heads Read More

Breaking: FG declares Friday, Monday public holidays to celebrate Easter

March 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has declared Friday 2nd and Monday 5th April 2021, public holidays to mark this year’s Easter celebration. Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the federal government, Tuesday in Abuja, urged Christians to emulate the attributes of forbearance, forgiveness, kindness, humility, love, peace and patience, which were demonstrated by Jesus Read More

Attack on Ortom targeted to destroy Benue economy -Ubwa

March 26, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

The President of the Benue State Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (BENCIMA), Dr. Paul Orkuma Ubwa, has condemned last Saturday’s attack on Governor Samuel Ortom by suspected Fulani herdsmen. Ubwa in a statement, Friday in Makurdi, said the attack was not only on the person of the governor, but was targeted at destroying the economy of the state Read More

Only technology can address Nigeria’s security challenges – Aregbesola

March 26, 2021 Duro Joseph 0

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Thursday said only technology can address the various security challenges facing Nigeria. Speaking at the 5th monthly policy dialogue organised by the office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Policy Development & Analysis in Abuja, the minister stated that Nigeria is dealing with adversaries that have no regard for rule Read More

NYCN urges FG, states to create enabling environment for youths devt

March 25, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has charged the federal and state governments to create enabling environment to enhance the development of talented and knowledgeable Youths. NYCN President, Amb. Sukubo Sara-Igbe Sukubo made this appeal, Wednesday during his remark at the joint inauguration of the elected executives of NYCN Rivers State Chapter, the Forum of State Chairmen South-South Zone Read More

Anambra Guber: I‘m not intimidated by Soludo– Ozigbo

March 24, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Ahead of Anambra state governorship election scheduled for November this year, an aspirant under the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Valentine Ozigbo has said that he cannot be intimidated by the credentials of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) candidate, Charles Soludo. Ozigbo who picked his nomination and expression of interests forms at the PDP National Secretariat, Tuesday, boasted Read More

Matawalle receives Astrazeneca vaccine

March 23, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, 0

Zamfara state Governor, Bello Mohammed Matawalle has Monday received his first dose of the Astrazeneca vaccine injection and formally flag- off the Covid-19 vaccination exercise in the state. Receiving the injection in his Office which was administered by the state Commissioner of Health, Alhaji Yahaya Mohammed Kanoma, Matawalle called on people under the age of 18 and above to ensure Read More

How bandits ‘re moving freely in 18 Zamfara villages – Mai Lohe

March 22, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Worried over the incessant attacks, kidnapping and rustling of domestic animals belonging to communities of Maru, Gusau and Bungudu local government councils in Zamfara state, resident of Gidan Ango in Magami district of Gusau local government, Alhaji Bature Gidan Ango, known as Bature Mai Lohe, has narrated how bandits are moving free in 18 villages. He said the bandits are Read More