Ondo communities live in fear as terrorists kill 6, Police arrest food supplier, informant in Niger

No fewer than six farmers, traders and passengers were gruesomely murdered in the last two weeks at Arimogija and Molege axis of Ose local government area of Ondo state by suspected armed herdsmen (terrorists). Narrating the ordeal, a community leader, Mr. Owolafe Folorunsho, said the February 2 attack was triggered by effort by farmers to repel the continued wanton destruction Read More

Troops repel terrorists attack on Kaduna communities, kill 2, recover arms, motorcycles

November 14, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Troops have repelled an attack by dozens of bandits at Kankomi in Chikun local government of Kaduna state, killing one while others escaped and also killed three people on their way. Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs Samuel Aruwan said this Sunday in a statement in Kaduna. He said while conducting clearance patrols along the Gwagwada -Chikun- Read More

Terror: UK reveals 22 Nigerian states its citizens must avoid

November 8, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The United Kingdom has advised its citizens against travelling to 22 states in Nigeria. This was as it cleared the Federal Capital Territory from the list, though with caution. It may not be unconnected to the security situation in the country. This was contained in a press release by the British High Commission, Abuja, on Monday titled, “Updated Foreign Commonwealth Read More

Afenifere to FG: Stop kid-glove treatment for arrested terrorists, bandits 

November 6, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

Pan Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, weekend advised the federal government to change its style on insecurity in the country and confront it headlong.  In a statement in Ibadan Saturday by its national publicity secretary, Comrade Jare Ajayi, the pan Yoruba socio political organisation said in doing this, the federal government should stop the alleged kid glove treatment being given to Read More

Terror threats: US, UK, others can’t scare us in Nigeria – Gov Sule

October 31, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nasarawa state governor, Abdullahi Sule, has dismissed terror attack threats on the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) by some foreign governments, saying no country can scare Nigerians in their country. Governor Sule assured that Nigeria is safe and will continue to be safe. He, however, charged the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) personnel, as well as other security Read More

Don’t ignore US, UK terror alert, CAN cautions FG

October 31, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Amidst terror alert by the government of the United Kingdom and United States of America, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has said that the terror alert will be helpful if the country can study and work on it. CAN Executive Secretary Reverend Yakubu Pam stated this while addressing journalists and CAN members in Gombe State. He said though the association might Read More

Renewed war against insurgency: CSO passes vote of confidence on DSS, DIA, NIA

September 19, 2022 Editor 0

The Conference of Civil Society for Peace, Security and National Development has passed a vote of confidence on the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Defence Intelligence Agency, (DIA) and the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) “for the tremendous successes recorded in the renewed war against insurgency, banditry and criminality in the country in the past one month.” The Conveners Read More

DSS search Tukur Mamu’s Kaduna residence, office

September 8, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Department of State Service (DSS) has searched the residence of Malam Tukur Mamu, the detained publisher of Kaduna-based Desert Herald and media consultant to Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, who withdrew as one of the negotiators between the terrorists that attacked the March 28 Abuja-Kaduna bound AK-9 train passengers. Blueprint learned from a close source that the DSS personnel Read More

Exhibition in honour of victims of terrorism holds in Abuja

August 24, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Gender Strategy Advancement International in partnership with the Korean Cultural Centre will on Saturday hold the women and peace cultural exhibition in commemoration of the International Day of Remembrance of victims of insurgence and act of terrorism in Abuja. The Executive Director GSAI, Adaora Onyechere, in a statement Tuesday in Abuja, said over the years the role of women in Read More

Insecurity: NSCDC to hold zonal commandants responsible for attacks on govt facilities

August 9, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Following incessant attacks on public infrastructures across the country by the unknown gunmen and terrorists, the Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has held a strategi security meeting with zonal and state Commandants. At the meeting, the Commandant General of the Corps Ahmed Abubabar Audi, said henceforth, both state Commandants and Zonal Commanders would be Read More

Breaking: Terrorists kidnap another DPO

June 27, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Barely four days after a Divisional Police Officer (DPO) was abducted in Nasarawa state, another has been kidnapped by terrorists, this time along Kaduna -Birnin Gwari road, in Kaduna state.  The Divisional Police Officer was kidnapped by suspected bandits terrorising the area in the early hours of Monday when the criminal elements operated in the Birnin Gwari area. The DPO, Read More

Breaking: Terrorists murder another Catholic priest

June 25, 2022 Editor 0

Another Catholic priest, Rev Fr. Vitus Borogo, has killed by suspected terrorists in Kaduna State. This was disclosed by Rev. Fr. Christian Emmanuel of Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria in a statement. Part of the statement reads, “It is with a heavy heart, but with total submission to the will of God that we announce the death of Rev. Fr. Vitus Read More

Terrorists release 11 kidnapped Abuja-Kaduna train passengers *See full names

June 11, 2022 Editor 0

After many weeks, terrorists have released 11 out of 61 kidnapped passengers on Abuja-Kaduna train. The attack on the train happened on March 28, 2022. Among those who regained their freedom are six females and five males who have now been flown to the nation’s capital, Abuja. They are Jessy John, Amina Ba’aba Mohammed (Gamba), Rashida Yusuf Busari and Hannah Ajewole. Read More

Soldier turned terrorist shoots self, dies

April 28, 2022 Yusuf A Yusuf, Damaturu 0

An Army Officer identified as Lance Corporal Abdullahi Jibrin who joined terrorists in Northeast Nigeria is dead after shooting himself with AK-47. Jibrin was allegedly sighted during recent attacks in Gaidam town, Yobe state. The assistant director, Army Public Relations, Sector 2 Operation Hadin Kai in Damaturu, Lieutenant Anyawu Kennedy, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Damaturu. He said, “Lance Read More

Insecurity: Don’t divide Nigeria, Presidency warns critics as terrorists vow to unleash terror in Zamfara if…

Amid rising nationwide security challenges and the accompanying criticism of the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government, the Presidency has said critics of the administration  “use their mouths to divide the country.”Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said this Monday in Abuja. While absolving Buhari of any blame in the nation’s security challenges and the attendant hardship, Adesina said President Buhari Read More

From corruption to terrorism

April 12, 2022 Blueprint 0

Nigeria is Africa’s most densely populated country and is blessed with lots of natural resources yet the country has the highest rate of unemployment on the continent. Consequently, many Nigerians have to survive by indulging in all kinds of wrongdoing and criminality ranging from kidnapping, banditry to Boko Haram, among others. Nigeria is one of the safest countries with lots Read More

2023: Terror on transit?

March 29, 2022 Buba Mala Gedam 0

In the thick of the horse-trading and cabal power games heralding the regime-change transition politics, it is now inevitable that the routine schedules of governance, including the trumpeted focus on the interest of the people, will fade into the background of the attention of the political leaders. The democratic deficit that turned the trademark practice of voting into a abominable Read More

Terrorists abduct Catholic Priest, 45 others in Niger

March 28, 2022 Aideloje Ojo 0

Bandits have abducted the Catholic Priest of  St Mary’s Catholic Church, Sarkin Pawa, in  Munya Local Government Area of Niger State, Very Rev Father Leo Raphael Ozigi and 45 other villagers. Blueprint learnt that the Priest and other victims were abducted on Sunday  by bandits who raided the communities within Sarkin Pawa, headquarters of Munya local government areas.  He was Read More

As airstrikes kill terrorist commanders: Northern youth declares ‘end of banditry near’

February 21, 2022 Editor 0

A group, Northern Youth Network (NYN), has eulogised Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) and other military forces for their sustained onslaughts against bandits and other criminal elements. The group said the recent airstrikes and ground operations that resulted to killing of many terrorists including the Kingpin, Dogo-Umaru, Mallam Buba Danfulani and 41 others was an indication that the end of banditry Read More

Troops kill 3 terrorists, recover arms in Kaduna community

January 15, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Troops have attacked suspected bandits meeting point along the Telele -Sabon Gida road in Chikun local government area of Kaduna state, where they engaged the bandits killing three of them and recovering three AK-47 guns.  Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, in a statement on Saturday said the troops recovered three AK-47 magazines, two motorcycles Read More

Police kill 2 bandits in Giwa, recover rifle, motorbike

December 14, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Kaduna state Police Command on Monday shot to death two armed bandits following a gunfight around Riheyi Village in Fatika district, Giwa local government area of Kaduna state. Kaduna state Police Command in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Muhammed Jalige, and made available to Blueprint on Tuesday said the bandits exchanged gunfire with the police before Read More

Late Brig-Gen Zurkushu, 7 others laid to rest

November 28, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the demise of Brig Gen Dzarma Zurkushu and 7 other patriots, who paid the supreme price with their lives in defence of Askira-Uba during an attack in Borno State earlier in the month. A statement by Army spokesperson Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu on Friday, said the President spoke through the Secretary to the Government Read More

Onslaught against terrorists evidence of effective intelligence – CSOs

November 25, 2021 Editor 0

Some Civil Society groups have reacted to media reports credited to a coalition of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) questioning the efficiency of the intelligence gathering architecture in the country. The groups – Concerned Citizens of North-East Region, Citizens Action for Better Nigeria and Arewa Youth Federation in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja and signed signed by their leaders, Read More