Breaking: Gunmen ‘attack’ Yoruba nation agitator’s house in Ekiti

November 2, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Oodua (IOO), on Tuesday raised alarm of an alleged attack by unknown gunmen on the house of its leader, Professor Banji Akintoye. Ilana Omo Oodua in a statement by its Communication Secretary, Mr Maxwell Adeleye, in Ibadan, said Prof Akintoye’s house in his Ado Ekiti country home was allegedly attacked on Read More

6 Killed, many houses razed in Kogi communal clash

October 27, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

Six persons were in the early hours of Monday allegedly killed and scores injured by unknown gunmen that attacked Bagana community in Omala local government area of Kogi state. The attack occurred a month after the attack that led to the death of about nine persons and property worth millions of naira. Hundreds of inhabitants were forced to seek refuge Read More

Imo attack: Council boss refutes Police’s claim of non-invitation

October 21, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

The Interim Management Committee (IMC) chairman of Njaba local government council, Emeka Iheanacho, has dismissed the claim by the Imo state Police command through its spokesman, CSP Mike Abattam, that he did not invite the police or other security agencies for Tuesday’s Stakeholders’ meeting with traditional rulers of Njaba extraction, Nnenasaa, where some traditional rulers were gruesomely murdered by unknown Read More

Horror in Anambra as gunmen kill two, burn DSS, FRSC offices, Igbokwe’s house

October 4, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Unknown gunmen, Sunday, attacked the Nnewi offices of the Directorate of State Services (DSS) and Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), destroying vehicles and other valuables. The hoodlums, it was learnt, equally set ablaze the House of Mr Joe Igbokwe, an aide to Governor Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, but tried unsuccessfully to gain entrance into the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital Read More

Police parades suspected killers of 7 farmers in Osun

September 22, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state police command Wednesday paraded five suspected killers of some farmers who were murdered on their way to farm in Modakeke. The suspects are: Akingbala Olakunle aka ‘All Stand,’ Owoniyi Segun aka ‘Agbede,’ Daramola Muideen aka ‘Ede,’ Shina Adeyemi and one Awotunde Elijah. The Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, said the suspects were arrested in connection with the murder Read More

Kabba Jailbreak: Group urges Buhari to sack prison’s Comptroller General immediately

September 15, 2021 Editorial II 0

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the Comptroller- General of the Nigerian correctional centre, Alhaji Haliru Nababa over the attack on a prison in Kogi state on Monday. Unknown gunmen attacked the federal correctional centre in Kabba, Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area of Kogi State on Monday morning, leading to the death Read More

Looking for the god of good leadership

September 12, 2021 Prince Charles Dickson 0

When the glory of the “God” of good leadership departs, the people perish. Chris Kwaja PhD So it’s now Value Added Tax, VAT, everyone is an expert on taxation, the tempo has again increased on the need to restructure, we again are back to the fact we cannot continue like this, that all is not well, and that good governance Read More

Bloodbath in kogi community as gunmen kills 4, injure scores

September 1, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

Four persons were in the late hours of Tuesday night allegedly killed and scores injured by unknown gunmen that attacked Bagana community in Omala local Government Area of kogi state. An eyewitness who cheated death told our correspondent that the gunmen invaded a provision shop located in the heart of the village and opened fire killing four persons on the Read More

Who is behind the NDA invasion?

August 31, 2021 Abdulhaleem Ishaq Ringim 0

The invasion of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) is indeed embarrassing and extremely unsettling. But what is more unsettling is the fact that this high level security breach is said to be orchestrated by “bandits”. While I had never underestimated the lethality and offensive capacity of these bandits, I still find it hard to believe they orchestrated this attack. And Read More

Insecurity: The expediency of sustained joint military operations

August 12, 2021 Sunday Onyemaechi Eze 0

“…security is development; without security, there can be no development.” – Robert McNamara. It is no longer news that the security challenges confronting the nation has assumed a frightening and worrisome dimension. Unarguably, it is becoming intractable by the day.The gnawing fear and apprehension is palpable. It is choking to say the least. The menace has unfortunately become a constant, Read More

Banditry: Southern Kaduna on the brink

August 11, 2021 Mary Bawa 0

For over a decade, Nigeria has been bedeviled by insecurity, ranging from Boko Haram and their ISWAP counterparts to bandits and unknown gunmen. Amidst all this, the statistics of unemployed youths and graduates in the nation has been rising to an alarming rate.One would wonder if this government which is saddled with the responsibility of protecting its citizens’ lives and Read More

Bamgbose offers to assist families of slain security personnel

July 10, 2021 Editor 0

The National Coordinator, Concerned Advocates for Good Governance (CAGG) Olusegun Bamgbose has offered to assist families of slain security personnel in Nigeria. Bamgbose in a statement said the worsening security situation in the country was no doubt, taking a toll on the security agents in the country. According to him, “Almost on daily basis, we are losing our men to Read More

Breaking: Police confirm rescue of 27 kidnapped students, teacher of Bethel Baptist school

July 5, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, 3 0

The Kaduna state Police Command has confirmed the rescue of 26 students and one teacher kidnapped from Bethel Baptist Secondary School, Kujama, Kaduna state early Monday morning.  Unknown gunmen stormed the boarding secondary school in Chikun local government area around 1:00 am shooting sporadically into the air before attacking the school where they abducted unknown number of students and teachers.  Read More

Breaking: Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho, escapes death as gunmen attack residence 3 days to planned Lagos rally

July 1, 2021 Editor 0

Yoruba activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho on Thursday morning suffered attack at his residence when unknown gunmen struck. However, Igboho escaped attack as he was reportedly not within his house premises. The gunmen who were said to be putting on Military uniform shot, injured other occupants in the house and destroyed the activist’s cars before they escaped Read More

Gunmen kidnap 6 ceramic workers in Kogi

June 30, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

Unknown gunmen Wednesday morning kidnapped six staff of West African Ceramic Company in Ajaokuta local government area of Kogi state. Our correspondent gathered that the incident happened at the early hours of Wednesday in Emiworo community. The workers were said to be abducted while loading stones expected to be delivered in the ceramic site located at Itobe in the same Read More

PRAWA urges FG to strengthen implementation of laws on torture

June 29, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The federal government has been called upon to ensure effective and efficient implementation of the laws on torture focusing on prevention, protection, accountability and access to justice and provision of requisite rehabilitation services to victims/survivor. The call was contained in a statement signed Tuesday in Abuja by the Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA) in collaboration with 16 Civil Society Read More

NECO registrar not murdered – Police

June 2, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The Niger state Police command has refuted reports of the murder of the chief registrar of the National Examinations Council (NECO), Professor Godswill ll Obioma, saying he died after a brief illness. A statement Tuesday by the PPRO of the command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, said: “The attention of the command has been drawn to a publication circulating in some section Read More

How Ahmed Gulak was ambushed, killed, Police opens up

May 30, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Imo state police command has revealed how former presidential aide to Goodluck Jonathan, Ahmadu Ali Gulak, was murdered by unknown gunmen. In a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer, Sp Bala Elkana Sunday, reads; “On the 30/5/2021, at about 07:20hrs, armed bandits intercepted and attacked a Toyota Camry cab carrying Ahmed Gulak and two others who were Read More

Another police station razed, 4 killed in Imo

May 30, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Less than 24 hours after gunmen burnt down the Atta Police Station in Njaba  Local Government Area of Imo State, another police station in Izombe, Oguta Local Government Area of the state has been touched by people believed to be unknown gunmen.  However unlike the Atta incident, four of the hoodlums met their untimely death in an exchange of fire Read More

Police confirms kidnap of 6 as protesters raze police station in Niger

May 24, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Niger State Police Command has confirmed kidnap of six residents of Gauraka area Tara local  government  of Niger state  resulting in protest during  which a police station was burnt. The  Police Public  Relation  Officer  (PPRO) of The Niger State  Police  Command,  DSP Wasing Abiodun in a statement  in Minna  Monday said the police is on top of the situation.  He Read More

Breaking: One killed as Akwa Ibom police foils another attack at divisional headquarters

May 12, 2021 Uko Etim, Uyo 0

The Operatives of the Akwa Ibom State Police Command have foiled another coordinated attempt by unknown gunmen to raze two divisional headquarters in the state. A statement signed by the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Odiko MacDon, and obtained by Blueprint on Wednesday, said the two divisional headquarters targeted were Etim Ekpo division and Ika division. According to the Read More