FCT Police nab 17 ‘cultists’, recover arms, ammunitions

April 11, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Police operatives from the FCT Police Command’s Anti-Cultism Unit have arrested 17 suspects for cultism along Gwagwalada, Gwagwa, Lugbe and Kurudma axis of the territory.A press statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command, ASP Marian Yusuf,  Sunday in Abuja, said: “In furtherance with its relentless effort to rid the FCT of criminal elements, the FCT Police Command has Read More

Bauchi police arrest robbers for stealing N3.4m items, cash

April 9, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Bauchi state police command has arrested suspected armed robbers and conspirators who allegedly broke into houses on 25th March 2021 at Zango area of the state capital with dangerous weapons and robbed occupants of some valuable items which include phones, laptops, motorcycles, plasma televisions and jewelry worth N3, 159, 000 and a cash of sum of N290, 000. The state 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 massacre: Declare state of emergency in Ebonyi to save lives, AESID urges FG

March 31, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has called on the federal government to immediately declare a state of emergency in Ebonyi state to put a stop to the ongoing killings defenceless citizens in Effium community, a suburb in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of the state. According to AESID, another group of hired militia yesterday (Tuesday) stormed Read More

Police arrest 30 suspects over cult clash in Osun

March 29, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun State Police Command Monday disclosed that thirty suspects have been apprehended in connection with the clash between rival cultists in Osogbo, on Sunday.  The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Yemisi Opalola, said the suspects were still undergoing screening and would be charged to court upon conclusion of investigation.  Three persons died during the clash between Eye and Aye confraternities Read More

Akwa Ibom Customs seizes 391,631 contraband goods, arrests 66 suspects in 6 months

March 26, 2021 Uko Etim 0

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) under the Joint Border Patrol Team (JBPT) has said it intercepted no fewer than 391,631 contraband goods smuggled into the country through South-south and South-east states’ boarders between September 2020, and February 2021. The Sector Coordinator 1 in charge of South-South and South-East Zone, Comptroller Shehu Abubakar made the disclosure in a statement signed and Read More

Ogun: Police arrests herbalist, bricklayer for killing woman, son for money ritual

March 21, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 29-year old herbalist, Baoku Gbuyi and a bricklayer, Olamide Odulaja over the killing of a housewife, one Modupeola Folorunsho and her 4 year old son, Peter Folorunsho for money making ritual. The police public relations officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi made this known in a press statement made available to Blueprint in Read More

Breaking: Gunmen attack Corrections Court duty vehicle, kill personnel, release inmate

March 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

At about 11am Friday, gunmen yet to be identified attacked the court duty vehicle of the Nigerian Correctional Service in Anambra statet while conveying inmates back from court to the Aguata custodial centre, killing one officer and got an inmate released According to a statement made available to Blueprint and signed by the command’s spokesman Ezekiel Francis, the attackers killed Read More

Bandits kill one, injure others, set market ablaze in Zamfara

March 18, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Suspected armed bandits numbering over 100 stormed Yartashar Sahabi market square during market day under Dansadau Emirate in Maru local government council of Zamfara state, Thursday, opened fire on traders killing as many other injured and set the market on fire. In a Telephone interview with Blueprint in Gusau, a resident of the village said the bandits took positions and Read More

Bandits invade Zamfara community again, kill soldiers, 5 villagers, others injured

March 17, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Suspected bandits have stormed Kabasa village under Gusau local government council of Zamfara state, and killed five villagers and three soldiers including a senior officer, even as they burnt Army operational vehicle during the attack. A resident of the area identified as Malam Lawali Magami in a telephone interview with Blueprint in Gusau said the bandits besieged the village at Read More

5 suspected pipeline vandals escape from NSCDC cell in Kogi

March 17, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

Five suspected pipeline vandals arrested by anti-vandal unit of Kogi state command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps( NSCDC) have escaped from the corps’ cell where they were detained for interrogation and investigation. It was alleged that some officers aided the escape of the five suspects from the cell. According to an insider source, five suspects namely; Hassan Read More

Bandits kidnap 2 OOU female students in Ogun

March 15, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Two female students of the Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Aiyetoro Campus in Yewa North Local Government area of Ogun State have been kidnapped by gunmen suspected to be bandits. Blueprint report that the incident occurred when the bandits stormed Igbole Aibo Quarters shooting sporadically at about 9pm Sunday. It was further gathered that the suspected bandits targeted a female call card Read More

Delta: Police arrest Yahoo boy for killing two children

March 15, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Delta state Police command Sunday arrested one Eniku Aghogho, suspected to be ‘Yahoo boy ritualist’ for killing two children of the same parent. The two children, Kelvin Izakpa and Meshack Izakpa, nine and ten years old were found in a vehicle belonging to the suspected Yahoo ritualist, parked at the path way of his house in Abraka. The state Police Read More

Benue Police arrests suspect who killed ex-commissioner’s wife

March 15, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

The Benue state Police command Sunday arrested the suspected killer of Mrs Eunice Aghanya, wife of a retired Commissioner of Police, Ebezimako Aganya. Eunice, a Makurdi based business woman and owner of Euniland companies was reportedly murdered at her residence, located at Austin Iwar street, off David Mark Bye-pass, Makurdi, the Benue state capital.Spokesperson, Benue Police command, DSP Catherine Sewuese Read More

Fraudsters hack, issue fake NPA’s truckers e-call-up slips

March 11, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

Barely a fortnight after the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) introduced the electronic call-up system, the agency on Wednesday stated that suspected fraudsters have gained access into the security architecture of the system and issuing fake slips to truckers in the busy Lagos ports environment. The NPA said it has launched an investigation to unravel the breach affirming that any plan Read More

Osun CP parades five for car snatching, robbery, kidnapping

January 29, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, Friday paraded five persons for alleged kidnapping, robbery and car snatching.  According to the CP, Samson Olamilekan (25) and Kazeem Olaide (22) were arrested for robbing one Jimoh Omotosho at Mallam Tope area, Osogbo, with locally made pistol. He said the suspects collected N10,000 from their victim. Also arrested are Usman Muyideen (21) and Read More

Female POS owner disarms 2 suspected robbers in Edo

December 30, 2020 Blueprint 0

A female Point of Sale (POS) operator, identified as Ann, has reportedly disarmed two robbery suspects in Uhogua community in Ovia North-East local government area of Edo state. Ann operates a POS shop at the junction that leads to a facility that houses the home for the needy; International Christian Centre, which houses no fewer than 3,000 internally displaced persons Read More

Man arrested for alleged murder of girlfriend in Ogun

November 2, 2020 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Rexlawson Johnson, a 31- year- old indigene of Ebonyi state, has been arrested by men of the Ogun state police command on the over the gruesome murder of his girlfriend. The arrest followed a report by one Adebayo Aladesuyi who is a manager of Molayo Hotel, Ibafo, who reported that while they were carrying out routine checks of the hotel Read More

Breaking: Fear grips workers as suspected thugs surround Abuja’s Eagles square

October 20, 2020 Editor 0

The popular Eagles square in Abuja is currently witnessing strange movement around it with suspected thugs reportedly lucking around it. Upon sighting some of them, workers mainly Civil Servants at the various offices located at the federal secretariat close to the Eagles square are already apprehensive. One of them who alerted Blueprint but refused to disclose his identity said security Read More

In Anambra, tenant stabs landlord to death

October 7, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

A 21-year-old tenant, Mr Onyemachi Mmaju, of Ogidi, Idemili North Local Government Area (LGA), Anambra state has allegedly stabbed his landlord, Mr Nonso Umeadi Oyiboka, to death over an altercation.  The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr Haruna Muhammed, who disclosed this in a press statement on Wednesday, said a preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect killed the 35-year-old Read More

In Ogun, Police arrest man for ‘raping’ 13-yr-old girl

October 3, 2020 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Ogun state Police Command has arrested a 21-year-old man, Julius Afuape, for forcefully having carnal knowledge of a 13-year-old girl. The arrest was contained in a press release signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, and made available to Blueprint on Saturday. According to the police spokeman, the suspect was arrested following a report by Read More

Amnesty Int’l, IPOB leading campaign against Nigeria’s image, centre raises alarm

September 28, 2020 Editor 0

 Some ‘discredited’ groups, including Amnesty International (AI) and the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), are steering a campaign to dent Nigeria’s image abroad, Centre for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights (CALSER) has revealed. Speaking at a press conference on Monday in Abuja, Executive Director, Abubakar Gana, brought the attention of the Commonwealth and United Kingdom (UK )to the deliberate attempt Read More

Breaking: Police nab knife attack suspect in Paris

September 25, 2020 AFP 0

Officers have arrested the suspected attacker after four people were injured in a knife assault in Paris on Friday near the former offices of satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, French police said. The man was arrested near the sprawling Place de la Bastille, police said, adding he was the only suspect in an attack that came as a trial is underway Read More

EFCC nabs 3 internet fraudsters in Abuja

September 8, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Personnel of the Abuja Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested three suspected internet fraudsters in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) for their alleged involvement in romance scam, identity theft, and other internet-related fraud. EFCC Head, Media, and Publicity, Dele Oyewale, Monday in Abuja, said the suspects: Ajayiton Harry, 27; Okoro Daniel, 28; and Oziegbe Read More