Why we arrested Nollywood actor Chiwetalu Agu -Army

October 8, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Army has arrested a popular Nollywood actor Chiwetalu Agu for dressing in an attire of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The Army also accused Agu of inciting members of the public and soliciting for support for the IPOB. A statement by Army spokesperson Brig.-Gen Onyema Nwachukwu Thursday denied reports on social media that Agu was assaulted Read More

Anglican priest killed in Imo

September 15, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha, Owerri 0

An Anglican priest, Rev Emeka Merenu, was Tuesday murdered in his parsonage at Orsu Ihitte Ukwa in Orsu local government area of Imo state. Blueprint gathered that the priest met his untimely death over an allegation that he brought some soldiers to the village to protect himself, the church and the school under his care. The Amorji Nkwere born priest, according Read More

Attack on Kabba prison: Security operatives on trail of escaped inmates – Aregbesola

September 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has said security operatives are already pursuing the escaped inmates after gunmen attacked Kabba Custodial facility on Monday. A statement Monday in Abuja by the Media Adviser to the Minister, Sola Fasure, said the Aregbesola had been briefed by the Controller General of the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS), Haliru Nababa, on the unfortunate Read More

Breaking: 2 Soldiers killed, 1 injured as gunmen invade Kogi correctional centre, free inmates

September 13, 2021 Oyibo Salihu, Lokoja 0

Two soldiers mounting road block before the kabba correctional centre are said to have been allegedly killed with one fatally injured when gunmen invaded the prison facility in the early hours of Monday and released over 100 prisoners. The soldiers were said to have mounted a routine check point about 50 metres before the prison situated along Lokoja- Okebukun- Kabba- Read More

Heavy security at Osun APC secretariat causes panic, commotion

September 3, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim, 0

Motorists in Osogbo, Osun state, Friday morning, lamented hardship faced following the closure of major road in front of the secretariat of All Progressives Congress (APC), in the state capital. While some vehicles were diverted to one way leading to gridlocks as early as 8am, vehicles were prevented from entering a bank very close to the party secretariat. When our Read More

Notorious ex-militant, ‘general iron’ killed in Cross River

August 28, 2021 Joseph Obung, Calabar 0

Notorious ex-militant, Mr Thomas Obi Tawo, also known as ‘general’ Iron, who was given amnesty by the Cross River state government and appointed special adviser to Governor Ben Ayade on forest security, alias ‘general Iron,’ has been butchered in his country home, Oku-Bushuyu, in Boki local government area. Blueprint gathered that Tawo was killed by a vigilante group in his Read More

Soldiers deployed to Ife/Modakeke over killing of 5 farmers

August 20, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Soldiers have been deployed to restore normalcy in Modakeke and Ile-ife following the killings of five farmers and subsequent protest that greeted the killings, Blueprint has reliably gathered.  It was leanrt that the soldiers arrived Modakeke around 6:30pm and moved round the town.  The Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, had earlier led policemen to the palace of Ogunsua of Modakeke Read More

Intensify operations against bandits- COAS charges troops

August 5, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, has charged troops of 8 Division and Operation HADARIN DAJI (OPHD) to intensify their operations against bandits marauding in parts of North-west.He however, urged the troops to always show respect for the fundamental human rights of law abiding citizens in the conduct of their operations. A statement by Director Army Public Read More

COAS fullfils promise, issues official vehicle to 7 Div RSM

July 22, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

In fullfilment of his promise to empower Regimental Sergeant Majors (RSM) to perform their roles, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, handed over keys and official documents of aToyota Hilux to the RSM of Headquarters 7 Division, Master Warrant Officer Mohammed Babayo. A statement by Director Army Public Relations Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu Wednesday, said General Yahaya gave Read More

Tragedy! Another Military plane crashes, Soldiers dead

June 25, 2021 BBC 0

At least 10 Kenyan soldiers were killed on Thursday when a helicopter carrying them crashed while landing near the capital Nairobi, the military and local media said. The Kenya Air Force Mi 171 E helicopter crashed at around 9 a.m. (0600 GMT) in the county of Kajiado, the military said in a statement. At least 10 of the troops were Read More

Army to Gumi: Our personnel not colluding with bandits

June 24, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Army has refuted comments by Sheikh Ahmad Abubakar Gumi that its personnels are colluding with bandits.Sheikh Gumi had when appearing on ARISE TV Morning Show on Wednesday, 23 June 2021 alleged that soldiers are colluding with marauding bandits who have been responsible for various crimes and atrocities against Nigerians.But Army spokesperson Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu in a statement Wednesday, Read More

Insurgency: How thousands of Soldiers were maimed – Army

June 13, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Nigeria Army declared Saturday in Kaduna that several thousands of Soldiers and their counterparts in other sister security agencies have been maimed in the fight against Boko Haram insurgency over the years . This is as the Senate in a show of empathy donated N10 million to some of the Wounded Soldiers In Action (WIA), undergoing treatment at the Read More

Re: Letter to NYSC DG on mobilising corps members to war

June 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

I was surprised to read one Hieber Ishaku, a student of Mass Communication who is supposed to communicate facts always, balancing the two sides to a story, being the one who gave himself to misrepresentation of facts in the Blueprint of June 6, in which he accused NYSC DG of mobilising corps members for battle. The NYSC director general, Brig-General Read More

‘No corps member mobilised for war’

June 4, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has declared that some people had misunderstood what the Corps’ director-general said in a recent interview on war and military training corps members receive at orientation camps. This was contained in a statement from the office of the director-general, Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, on Friday. The director-general had stated that, “In line Read More

Five soldiers feared killed as gunmen attack Anambra

About five soldiers reportedly died at Ihiala, Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra state, on Friday night, as unknown gunmen attacked military checkpoint.  Blueprint learnt that the attack which occurred around 8.30pm along Owerri-Onitsha road (which is also a boundary between Anambra and Imo State), equally destroyed some properties belonging to the soldiers. However, the State Police Public Relations Officer Read More

How Igboho’s footsoldiers, DSS operatives clashed at Ataoja’s palace – Sources

May 17, 2021 Editorial II 0

Fresh facts have emerged over last Saturday’s clash between the supporters of Yoruba nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho and some operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) at the palace of the Ataoja of Osogbo in Osun state, Oba Jimoh Olanipekun. Sources revealed that Igboho’s supporters actually abducted an operative of the DSS, who Read More

Soldiers sweep Bauchi streets, evacuate refuse

May 3, 2021 Najib Sani 0

As parts of activities marking their 2021 Combats Arms Training (CAT) week, soldiers under the Nigerian Army Armoured Corps Bauchi on Monday embarked on sanitation of streets and evacuation of refuse in the Bauchi state capital. The soldiers in their numbers led by the commander of the armoured corps Major General Muhammed Magaji swept the maiduguri bye pass, yan doka, Read More

AESID condemns dastardly attacks in Ebonyi, cautions perpetrators

April 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in Diaspora (AESID) has strongly condemned the recent dastardly attacks on several communities in Ebonyi state, even as it cautioned the perpetrators to give peace a chance. The group described  as “traumatic” for citizens and residents of Ebonyi state following reported cases of attacks on individuals and public facilities by some unknown gunmen.  In Read More

Air force ‘blunder’: Group demands Amao’s sack

April 27, 2021 Editor 0

A group, Citizens Action for Peace and Justice (CAPJ), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately sack the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Amao, and reappoint a competent person that will deliver in the war against terror without mindless excuses and blunders. The group was reacting to report that an air force fighter jet mistakenly fired at Read More

Troops repels attack in Mainok, kill scores, lose officer, 6 soldiers

April 27, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD) deployed in Mainok, Borno state, with support from air component of OPLD have successfully repelled attacks by Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists on Sunday, killing many in the process. A statement by Director, Army Public Relations Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima on Monday however, said one officer and six soldiers were killed while 5 other soldiers sustained various degrees Read More