Again, gunmen invade Southern Kaduna community, kill 2, burn houses

September 11, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Unknown gunmen attacked a community in Zango Kataf Local Government Area (LGA) of the Kaduna state, killing two persons and burning several houses, barely 24 hours after Southern Kaduna peace summit.  The peace summit, organised by the National Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC) in collaboration with inter-faith groups, had at the end iin Kafanchan on Thursday called for immediate end to Read More

Cult war claims 8 persons in Asaba

August 19, 2020 Amaechi Okwara 1

Panic has enveloped Asaba, Delta state capital following the persistent cult war that has claimed another eight young men as at Wednesday morning.   It was gathered that the deceased who was simply identified as Nnamdi was murdered at stop Abortion junction by Isieke, Asaba.  The deceased who was a staff of a Local Government, Oshimili South was shot multiple times Read More

I’ve no time for criminals in Southern Kaduna – El-Rufa’i

August 18, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The heat generated by the ongoing killings in Southern Kaduna, Kaduna state is far from abating as Governor Nasir El-Rufai said he doesn’t have time for criminal elements fomenting trouble in the area. The governor also declared that his administration would not appease trouble-makers seeking attention to get money into their accounts from both the government and foreign institutions. El-Rufai Read More

Breaking: Gunmen invade Kaduna communities, kill 20, many missing in fresh attack

July 18, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Unknown gunmen have reportedly killed 20 people following attacks on Chibuak and Kigudu II communities in Kauru Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna state.  The two villages were reportedly attacked consecutively on Thursday and Friday at midnight, while some of the villagers are said to be missing. The bandits were said to have launched yet another attack on Saturday in Read More

In Taraba, Police confirms abduction of ex-lawmaker

July 13, 2020 Andrew Ojih 0

The Taraba state police command on Monday confirmed that the former Senator who represented Taraba North in the National Assembly, Senator Zik Sunday, was kidnapped by unknown gunmen. The Taraba state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) DSP Joseph Misal while briefing newsmen at the command headquarters in Jalingo said the Senator was kidnapped in his home in Karim Lamido, the Read More

Breaking: Gunmen kill 2 Naval officer along Abuja-Lokoja highway

July 9, 2020 Solomon Arowolo 0

Unknown gunmen struck and killed two Nigerian Naval officers along Abuja-Lokoja highway. The ugly incident happened just few days after suspected bandits killed a Nigerian Army officer, GSM Abubakar, along the same road. No official statement has been made by the any of the country’s security outfit as at the time of filling this report. Details loading…

Gunmen attack FCT community, kill 3

June 21, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Officers of the FCT Police Command are on the heels of gunmen who attacked Yambabu Community in Kwali area council on Saturday.A press statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Anjugiri Manzah, Sunday in Abuja, said: “The FCT Police Command has launched on operation to rescue so.e person s who were abducted by unknown gunmen from Yambabu Community Read More

Anxiety as gunmen kidnap Anambra journalist at midnight

June 17, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Anambra state born journalist, Barr. Matthew Onwuasoanya, aged 49 has been declared missing for 18 days after he was allegedly kidnapped from home by unknown gunmen.Onwuasoanya, a private lawyer, who practices journalism with the state-owned National Light newspapers, was last seen on May 30, 2020, according to a statement signed by the state Council Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Read More

Breaking: Gunmen kill popular supermarket owner, another; kidnap many passengers along Lokoja-Abuja highway

June 10, 2020 Oyibo Salihu 0

Unknown gunmen on Wednesday between the hours of 12 pm to 1 pm killed two people and kidnapped many along Lokoja -Abuja highways. Among those killed was Nicholas Ofordile, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of a popular Chucks supermarket located at the post office area in Lokoja, the Kogi state capital. Ofodile met his untimely death when there Read More

Breaking: Again, Gunmen kidnap CAN chairman

May 28, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

Chairman Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Nasarawa state, Bishop Joseph Masin, has been kidnapped. Immediate past Secretary of the association Elder Yohanna Samari revealed this to Blueprint in a telephone interview in Lafia, the state capital. He said unknown gunmen stormed the resident of the CAN Chairman at Bukan Sidi in Lafia and whisked him away to an unknown Read More

Breaking: In Nasarawa, kidnapped monarch regains freedom

May 5, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

The abducted second class traditional ruler in Nasarawa state Abdullahi Magaji has regained freedom from his abductors. The monarch was kidnapped by unknown gunmen in his palace last Thursday to unknown destination. As at the time of filling this report, Blueprint was unable to ascertain if ransom was eventually paid before the monarch’ s release. The abductors had requested for Read More

Suspected kidnappers of Nasarawa monarch reduce ransom to N15m

May 3, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

Kidnappers of a second class traditional ruler in Nasarawa state Abdullahi Magaji, the Oron Akye of Uga, have slashed their demand for ransom to N15 million. The abductors had on Saturday contacted his family and demanded a sum of N50 million ransom to secure the monarch’s release. Magaji was kidnapped by unknown gunmen in his palace in Uga to unknown destination on Thursday Read More

IPC demands release of FRCN reporter, condemns arrest of journalist in Ebonyi

April 21, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The International Press Centre (IPC) has demanded the immediate release of a reporter with the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), who was abducted by unknown gunmen in Kaduna. A statement by the Executive Director, IPC, Comrade Lanre Arogundade, also frowned at the arrest of a journalist in Ebonyi state, describing it as a renew assault on press freedom in the country. Read More

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Breaking: Again, Kidnappers strike in Kogi, abduct NSCDC operatives

February 20, 2020 Editor 0

Unknown gunmen on Thursday struck in Kogi, and abducted Four officers the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) in Ajegwu, Ofu local government area. Reports say the officers to be heading to Makurdi, Benue state capital, for a promotion examination in an official vehicle before they were whisked away along the Itobe-Anyigba highway. Already, the State Police Public Relations Read More

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Buhari meets Jonathan at Aso Rock

January 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday had a brief meeting with former President Goodluck Jonathan at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.The meeting which lasted for about 10 minutes was held behind close-doors. There was official statement on why the former president visited the Presidential Villa. But sources said Jonathan’s visit was to thank Buhari for emphatising with him over attack on his Read More

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Why gunmen attack my community – Jonathan

December 25, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A gang of unknown gunmen Tuesday stormed the Otuoke community of former President Godluck Jonathan, killing a soldier on guard at his courtyard in Ogbia local government area of Bayelsa state. But three of the hoodlums were however felled in the duel as they made effort to break into the house. Providing some insight into the attack, the former president said Read More

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Where I was, how unknown gunmen launched attack around my residence – Jonathan

December 24, 2019 Editor 0

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has narrated how unknown armed men in the early hours of Tuesday launched attack near his country home in Otuoke, Bayelsa state. Jonathan who spoke through his media aide, Ikechukwu Eze, said he was not in his residence during the attack. The statement reads, “A security post stationed near the Otuoke residence of former President Dr Goodluck Ebele  Read More

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Kaduna: Gunmen ambush, kill 3 policemen

November 13, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Three police operatives on patrol were on Tuesday killed in an ambush by unknown gunmen at Aboro Village along Fadan Karshi -Nimbia Forest, in Sanga local government area of Kaduna state, the Kaduna state Police Command has said.  According to a statement signed by ASP Suleiman Abubakar on behalf of the Kaduna state Commissioner of Police, the policemen were on patrol when Read More

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Kaduna: Unknown gunmen abduct college principal in Kajuru

October 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Barely a week after six school girls and two teachers were abducted from Engravers College Kaduna, Government Technical College on Thursday suffered another blow, as the school principal was abducted by unknown gunmen. According to the Kaduna State Police Command, Mr Francis Maji was kidnapped in the early hours of Thursday at the premises of the boarding school, while concerted Read More

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Insecurity: Cleric tasks FG on criminals in ‘religious clothing’

October 6, 2019 Editorial IV 0

President of United Church of Christ in Nations, popularly known as Hekan, Reverend Amos Kiri, has urged Federal Government to take action against those hiding under religion to make Nigeria unsafe. Reverend Kiri lamented that Nigerians are no longer safe on their farms, on the roads and even in their homes, hence the need for government to be proactive in Read More

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El-Rufai swings into action, plots rescue of 6 girls, 2 teachers kidnapped in Kaduna school

October 3, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Unknown gunmen early Thursday morning attacked Engravers College, a boarding secondary school near Kakau Daji village in Chikun LGA of Kaduna state.  The gunmen took away six female students and two staff of the college.  Kaduna state Police Public Relation Officer, DSP Sabo Yakubu, while confirming the incident said, “the Command received an information through DPO Toll Gate, in the early Read More

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Gunmen kidnap Senior Advocate

September 15, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Unknown gunmen on Saturday kidnapped a respected member of the inner bar, Chief Chika Onyemenam in Asaba. Chike Onyemenam SAN is the head of Chike Onyemenam SAN & Associates (​George-Ann Chambers) and staunch ember of Asaba branch. The Asaba chapter of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), in a statement on Sunday, urged security agencies to quickly intervene and rescue the Read More